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ITALY Art Cities: Living Art Museum 8D7N
(Rome, Assisi, Sienna, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano)
8 Days 7 Nights
Italy a living museum and UNESCO World Heritages Sites are abundant here. “Rome is the result of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development, Rome’s cityscape is an exhilarating sight. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age as caput mundi (capital of the world), while monumental basilicas tell of its history as seat of the Catholic Church. Lording it over the skyline, St Peter’s Basilica towers over the Vatican, testifying to the ambition of Rome’s Renaissance popes and the genius of its game-changing architects. Elsewhere, ornate piazzas and showy fountains add a baroque flourish to the city’s captivating streets”.
… Florence and the ancient Signoria dei Medici is the preeminent cradle of culture and art; Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower; Santa Maria Novella; Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery, Arno River and Ponte Vecchio…
Siena shines perfectly from a distance in its medieval magnificence. The three hills amid which the city rests rise up like an idyllic film set.Siena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site…famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio…
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands. Romantic canals, gondola rides, bridges, and 17th-century palazzi overlooking the water are simply Artistic masterpieces. “Venice and its Lagoon” site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. Admire the Grand Canal lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces; Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica; Campanile bell tower; Doge’s Palace; Galleria dell’Accademia; Rialto foot bridge.
With its lyrical landscapes, world-class art and a gourmet destination (farmer’s kitchen…
Toscana regione in central Italy is picture perfect postcard. Golden wheat fields, silver olive groves, pea-green vineyards sculptural cypress alleys.
Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome – Assissi – Siena – Florence
Day 3: Florence
Day 4: Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice
Day 5: Venice
Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano (Tuscany Wine Region) – Rome
Day 7: Rome
Package is quoted in EURO per person and includes:
- Accommodation in 4-star hotel as per below list
- Bed & Breakfahst basis
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Monolingual tour-escort in English
- Meals as per itinerary: Lunch on Day 3 in Florence; Lunch on Day 6 in Montepulcino. Dinner on Day 2 & 4 in Florence. (Please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or alimentary restriction)
- Entrance tickets to: 1). Vatican Museums. 2). St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line” (when included in the itinerary).
- Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary (Rome, Florence, Venice)
- One Gelato on Day 1 in Rome
- Spritz Experience on Day 5 in Venice
- Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old, sharing room with parents
- Departure dates (as per below table)
- Package Excludes airline ticket
|No. Nights||City||Star||Hotel Name OR Similar Hotels|
|DEPARTURE DATES Y2023, Schedules of Escorted Tours… …|
|June||02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30|
|July||02, 07, 09, 14, 16, 21, 23*, 28, 30|
|August||04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27|
|September||01, 03, 08, 10, 15, 17*, 22, 24, 29|
|October||01, 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27|
|No. Nights||City||Star||Hotel Name OR Similar||Period||Double/Triple||Single|
|1N||Rome||4||St Martin||26Mar – 03Aug||€ 1,312||€ 1,756|
|2N||Florence||4||Raffaello||04Aug – 24Aug||€ 1,218||€ 1,602|
|2N||Venice||4||Delfino||25Aug – 31Oct||€ 1,312||€ 1,756|
|ROME: 4* ST. MARTIN HOTEL
Adress: Via San Martino della Battaglia, 58
|FLORENCE: 4* RAFFAELLO HOTEL
Adress: Viale Morgagni 19 Web www.raffaellohotel.it
|VENICE: 4* DELFINO HOTEL
Adress: Corso del Popolo, 211, 30172, Mestre (Italy)
|Located a few meters from Piazza della Repubblica and in front of the Castro Pretorio metro station.||Located at the entrance to the city, it is the ideal starting point for visiting Florence||Just 10meters from the bus stop; approximately 300meters from the train stations|
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- Prices do not include Tips, Porterage …
- Package price excludes entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
- Package price excludes City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
- In case of loss or damage of the headsets, a charge of 55 € will be imposed per device.
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DAY 1: ROME
Welcome to Rome! After meet at the airport your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel (Transfer included!). At 07:45 pm pick-up at the hotel and reach Via del Teatro Marcello. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day – absolutely romantic at sunset. You will cross the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most beautiful neighborhood, full with history and with a real Roman atmosphere. As you know, one of Rome’s typical landmarks are its beautiful fountains, and one of the prettiest is the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in Piazza Mattei.
The Jewish Ghetto of Rome is the second most ancient after the one in Venice and it can be considered the heart and soul of Roman cuisine! Then you will walk into Piazza Della Rotonda and enjoy the lit view of the Pantheon, the former temple of Marcus Agrippa later converted into a church: this is the only ancient Roman temple that remained untouched through the centuries and it’s stunning at night when the crowds are away.
Next Stop…Close your eyes and throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Fountain: it’s said that those who do so, are granted to come back to Rome someday. Your walk continues towards Piazza di Spagna, one of the city’s most popular squares, known for its setting at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top! After this intense and gratifying walk, there is only one thing missing to end this experience: relax enjoying a creamy and tasty Gelato, it’s on us!
The tour ends in Spanish Steps area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night.
Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.
DAY 2: ROME – ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit St. Francis basilica where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Then, have free time for lunch (not included).
Board on the bus to reach Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo.
Head to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.
DAY 3: FLORENCE
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance“, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.”
In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce.
Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional).
Optional Tour Pisa: one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.
DAY 4: FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – PADUA – VENICE
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and San Petronio Basilica, one of the biggest in the world.
Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure!
In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world.
Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice (Mestre). Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: VENICE
After breakfast, enjoy your transfer to Piazza San Marco, and visit the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. After this walking tour, let us offer you a spritz or a prosecco to crown your visit to Venice highlights with the company of your tour leader.
Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 6: VENICE – MONTEPULCIANO (TUSCANY WINE REGION) – ROME
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included!!! After lunch, quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel.
DAY 7: ROME
Between 7:45 – 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Square with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world.
Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, the tour ends in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire the incredible masterpiece St. Peter’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night! Overnight stay.
DAY 8: ROME
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Arrivederci!
- Rome, Italy
- Assisi, Province of Perugia, Italy
- Sienna, Province of Siena, Italy
- Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
- Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
- Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
- Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
- Montepulciano, Province of Siena, Italy