Address : Jal El Dib. | Hotline : 04723823

Italy: Charming Medieval Italia 8D7N

Tour information

  • Italy
  • 8 Days 7 Nights
  • 0 Review
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Speaking tour guide
Free
Schedule
Tour Map
Reviews

Italy: Charming Medieval Italia 8D7N

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…

Discover San Gimignano rolling hills covered with rows of grapevines, terra cotta roofs, and fortified towers …

Siena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site…famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio…

Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

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

 

Tour Highlight: ROME. FLORENCE. SAN GIMIGNANO. SIENA. CHIANTI. VENICE

 

Package is quoted in EURO Per Person and includes:

  • 3-Night accommodation in ROME at the hotel of your choice
  • 2-Night accommodation in FLORENCE at the hotel of your choice
  • 2-Night accommodation in VENICE at the hotel of your choice
  • Bed and Breakfast basis in Standard Rooms
  • Day 1: Private transfer from Rome airport to hotel
  • Day 2: Free Day at leisure in Rome
  • Day 3: Multilingual collective Guided tour “Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine hill”,
    • including skip the line entrance tickets at the Colosseum and the archaeological area.
  • Day 4: Private transfer from hotel in Rome to train station, train tickets from Rome to Florence (2nd class tickets, high speed)
  • Half day multilingual collective Guided tour “Florence city Tour”
  • Day 5: Multilingual collective Guided excursion “San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti”, including journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
  • Lunch: Typical Tuscan dishes with Chianti wine tasting
  • Guided tour of Siena; self-guided tour of San Gimignano; self-guided tour of the Monteriggioni fortress
  • Day 6: Train tickets from Florence to Venice (2nd class tickets, high speed), private transfer from Venice railway station to hotel including meet and greet
  • Day 7: Multilingual collective Guided tour of the “Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica”,
    • including skip the line entrance tickets of Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica
  • Day 8: Transfer from hotel to Venice airport
  • Tour starts in Rome, ends in Venice

Package Excludes:

  • Drinks with meals; entrance tickets if not specifically mentioned; and Tips
  • Airline Ticket.

 

No. Night City 3-Star Hotel Periods Double Single Triple
3 Rome Hotel California 08Feb – 30Apr  €      1,032  €   1,412  €      873
2 Florence Hotel Corona d’Italia 01Jul – 31Aug
2 Venice Hotel Carlton Capri 01May – 30Jun  €      1,096  €   1,488  €   1,000
01Sep – 31Oct

 

No. Night City 4-Star Hotel Periods Double Single Triple
3 Rome Hotel Ariston 08Feb – 30Apr  €      1,216  €   1,817  €   1,105
2 Florence Grand Hotel Adriatico 01Jul – 31Aug
2 Venice Carlton on the Grand Canal 01May – 30Jun  €      1,305  €   1,986  €   1,190
01Sep – 31Oct

 

No. Night City 5-Star Hotel Periods Double Single Triple
3 Rome Palazzo Montemartini 08Feb – 30Apr  €      1,656  €   2,672  €   1,580
2 Florence Hotel Montebello Splendid 01Jul – 31Aug
2 Venice NH President 01May – 30Jun  €      1,740  €   2,839  €   1,661
01Sep – 31Oct

Important Notices:

  • City Taxes must be paid directly at the Hotel.
  • Fare are subject to change according to Availability.
  • In case the mentioned hotel is unavailable, then alternate hotel of similar category will be provided.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: ROME
Arrival at Rome airport, private transfer to hotel and check-in. Afternoon free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 2: ROME – VATICAN CITY

 “Rome, the Eternal City, is the spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the site of major pinnacles of artistic heritage and intellectual achievement”.
Breakfast.

  • Recommendation: A guided excursion to visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Peter’s Basilica without queue. At the museum, visit one of the most important art collection in the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, gallery of tapestries, geographical maps, before reaching the famous Sistine Chapel and the stunning Basilica!

Afternoon, free time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 
Day 3: ROME – ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROME


Rome is a strong mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities”.

“Few cities can rival Rome’s astonishing artistic heritage. Throughout history, the city has starred in the great upheavals of Western art, drawing top artists and inspiring them to push the boundaries of creative achievement. The result is a city awash with priceless treasures. Ancient statues adorn world-class museums; Byzantine mosaics and Renaissance frescoes dazzle in art-rich churches; baroque facades flank medieval piazzas. Stroll through the centre and without even trying you’ll come across masterpieces by the titans of European art – sculptures by Michelangelo, paintings by Caravaggio, frescoes by Raphael and fountains by Bernini”.

Breakfast.

  • Proceed to the Archaeological Area for a complete guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Access the Palatine Hill (no line) and discover the hill where Rome was founded.
  • Reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheatre created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City.
  • Then, walk the original path of Ancient Rome along Via Sacra and contemplate the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina; the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: ROME – FLORENCE

Florence’s Renaissance art’s big hitters; see Michelangelo’s David in all its glory, and Botticelli’s iconic Birth of Venus, and the magnificent Duomo that dominates the skyline….

  • Breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Termini railway station.
  • Transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Florence.
  • In the afternoon, a 2-hour guided tour to discover Florence. Walk along the streets of this incredible city, known as the “Cradle of Renaissance”. The tour starts with the visit of Piazza della Repubblica, then Piazza del Duomo,
  • Piazza della Signoria to contemplate David – the masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created in marble by the Italian artist Michelangelo.
  • Cross Piazzale Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio to reach the nice area of Oltrarno.

At the end of the tour, enjoy an authentic Italian ice-cream in a real parlor.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: SAN GIMIGNANO – SIENA – CHIANTI

The classic Tuscan countryside – Jewels of architecture from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods – get to the vine-covered hills of Chianti (and its excellent wineries)

Breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s most fascinating villages and wine regions. Onboard the bus, introduction to places will visit.

  • Journey through the magical landscape of the Chianti Fiorentino (Florentine Chianti) to reach San Gimignano.
  • San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower house. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, Collegiate Church and Church of Sant’ Agostino contain frescos.
  • The “Historic Centre of San Gimignano” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The town also is known for saffron, Golden Ham, white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
  • Free time to visit everything you want: the old town center is full of alleys and beautiful squares, museums, palaces, churches, magnificent towers and craftsmen’s workshops.
  • Taste one of the best ice-cream in town. Here you can find few world-famous gelaterias, like Il Criollo or Gelateria dell’Olmo

Continue to the splendid and original area of the Chianti Classico in the Siena province.

  • Stop by a typical Tuscan winery. Visit the cellars and vineyards, and wine tasting.
  • Enjoy Red wine and typical Tuscan lunch e.g. pasta, cold-cuts, cheeses (Pecorino di Pienza) and local pastries (Ricciarelli, Cantuccini, Panforte).

In the afternoon, proceed to Siena’s old city center.

Admire the magnificent Siena Cathedral (called Duomo), Town Hall in the Piazza del Campo, and the world-famous Senese Palio horse race.

The tour ends with the visit to the marvelous Monteriggioni castle, a medieval fortress known for the “Assassin’s Creed” videogame series. Return to Florence. Overnight at the hotel.


Monteriggioni view on fortifications

Day 6: FLORENCE – VENICE

  • Breakfast, independent transfer from hotel to Santa Maria Novella Station.
  • Train to Venice (2nd class ticket, high speed); arrival at 12:30 pm.
  • Private transfer to hotel: included private water taxi, meet & greet with the assistant in Piazzale Roma;
  • Or meet & greet, assistance and porterage service to the hotel (depending on the booked hotel).

In the afternoon free time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7: VENICE
The jaw-dropping beauty and hugeness of the Piazza San Marco… the world-famous basilica, Palazzo Grassi, Canals…

  • Breakfast, join a guided tour of Palazzo Ducale which represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic.
  • The Guide will show you the halls of power.
  • A Curated Visit (Guide from the Curia of Venice) to one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world. A masterpiece of byzantine art, unique in its kind in Italy: contemplate the beautiful gold mosaics, marble inlays of the floors, biblical scenes, the history and particularities of this ancient basilica.
  • Visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie (using the same ticket!

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: VENICE – Breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Venice airport.

 

SITES TO SEE, KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

 

FLORENCE: SOME OF THE SITES TO SEE
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Piazza della Signoria Basilica of Santa Maria Novella Brunelleschi’s dome Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
Uffizi Gallery Palazzo Vecchio Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence Cappelle Medicee Ponte Vecchio
Palatine Gallery Pitti Palace Basilica di San Lorenzo Laurentian Medici Library The Boboli Gardens
Accademia Gallery Strozzi Palace Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence The Baptistery of St. John Grotta del Buontalenti
Walking tour & monuments: Piazza Della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo, Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets.

 

ROME: SOME OF THE SITES TO SEE
Colosseum Pantheon Piazza Navona Castel Sant’Angelo Villa Borghese
St. Peter’s Basilica

&

St. Peter’s Square

Trevi Fountain Piazza del Popolo Palatine Hill Villa d’Este
Sistine Chapel Fiumi Fountain Piazza Venezia Baths of Caracalla Hadrian’s Villa
Vatican Museum Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Altar of the Fatherland Villa Medici
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore Via Veneto

&

Via del Corso

Piazza Venezia Domus Aurea Pincio Promenade
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura Roman Forum Quirinal Palace Trajan’s Column

&

Trajan’s Market

Imperial Forum

 

Arch of Constantine Circus Maximus Palazzo Barberini St. Angelo Bridge National Roman Museum, Baths of Diocletian
https://www.cntraveller.com/search?q=Rome

 

VENICE: SOME OF THE SITES TO SEE
St. Mark’s Basilica

and

St Mark’s Campanile

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)

 

Murano island Peggy Guggenheim Collection

 

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

 

Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) Scuola Grande di San Rocco Burano island Gallerie dell’Accademia Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) 

 

Ca’ d’Oro

 

Torcello island The Arsenal and the Museum of Naval History Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Canale Grande (Grand Canal) Palazzo Rezzonico Lido Bridge of Sighs Museo Correr
https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-locals-guide-to-venice

 

VISA & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS DURING THE COVID ERA:

Past Covid-19, Visa Procedures and Requirements are continuously being updated; and may change till the day of travel date. Kindly Check ALL rules that apply to YOU in Lebanon and the City / Country of your Destination; and if You are eligible to travel; and the Type of Visa and its conditions.
You may need to check back frequently for the latest COVID-19 travel and specific testing requirements for your destination, Including any Stops for Connecting Flights. You are required to come to the airport with the appropriate travel documents.

Check Travel Restrictions: Countries or State governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check or follow the Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health; or Bureau of Consular Affairs; or Ministry of Interior; or Embassies; State, Local, Territorial Government Travel restrictions; and Airlines Websites.

Customers’ Responsibilities during Covid-19: Pre-Flight Instructions at Airport, Post-Flight and Confinement upon Arrival. Some Destinations and Airlines may require but NOT limited to: 1) a negative RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Antigen or TMA tests from authorized accredited laboratories taken within 72 or 96 hours; 2) Special travel certificates; 3) Sworn statement 4) Passenger Locator Form; 5) Travel Certificate and/or other Health Documentation; 6) download a “Covid” smart App and/or Tracking App; 7) Other requirements, if any.

Hence, customers have the ownness to check All and Any Online Relevant Sources to travel. We shall NOT accept any liability / responsibility for any denied boarding.
Expect a trip with masks, sanitizers and potentially full of Immunity passports, mouthwash tests etc.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html