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Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome34 Reviews
Explore 9 picturesque Italian cities in 5 days. See Florence and Siena, Unesco World Heritage Sites, and marvel at ancient Italian architecture. Soak up the romantic atmosphere in Venice and delve deep into history on this stunning tour led by your guide.
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- See 9 Italian cities in just 5 days, traveling by deluxe coach
- Get to grips with an ancient history, led by an expert guide
- Enjoy 4-nights accommodation
- Roam ancient cobbled streets and explore the waterways of Venice
- See Renaissance masterpieces from the likes of Giotto and Michelangelo
DescriptionOver the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and 'get Italian'. Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included until 23/03/2024 ) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco (until 23/03/2024. From 25/03/2024 a light lunch will be included) with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. 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! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.
IncludesTransportation by deluxe bus 4 breakfasts 2 lunches 2 dinners (1 dinner from March 25, 2024) Hotel accommodation Breakfast at hotels Aperitif spritz experience in Venice (until March 23, 2024) Spritz and cicchetti light lunch in Venice (from March 25, 2024)
- This itinerary has a very strict schedule and it is not suitable for travelers with mobility issues. For this reason, please contact customer support in order to confirm adjustments according to your needs. You may have to book a private tour The accommodation will be in selected 4-star hotels; in Florence it will be Hotel Raffaello (or similar) and in Venice Mestre the Hotel Delfino (or similar) Please note that dinner on Day 3 is included until 23/03/2024 Please note the light lunch on Day 4 in included from 25/03/2024