|Venice||2||Carlton Hotel (FC)|
|Florence||2||Croce di Malta (FC)|
|Rome||3||BW Hotel Universo(FC)|
|(FC) First-Class Hotels|
Day 01 | Venice Arrival
Your Italian adventure commences as you touch down at Venice airport. Upon arrival, our dedicated team will warmly greet you and escort you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. In the evening, indulge in a delightful welcome dinner, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey. Retreat to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Day 02 | Venice
This morning, embark on a captivating sightseeing tour of Venice. Your exploration begins in the iconic St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll marvel at the architectural wonders that surround you. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica and the historic Doge’s Palace, and don’t miss the opportunity to ascend the Bell Tower and witness the breathtaking panorama. As you continue your Venetian adventure, explore the intriguing Bridge of Sighs and enjoy an enriching visit to a traditional Venetian glass blowing factory, where you’ll witness the fascinating art of glass blowing. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to immerse yourself in the charms of Venice. You may choose to explore the city at your own pace, indulge in some shopping, or opt for an enchanting gondola ride along the picturesque canals. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
Day 03 | Venice to Florence
Bid farewell to Venice today as you set out on a picturesque drive. Your journey takes you through the picturesque Emilia-Romagna region, where you’ll discover the Renaissance gem of Ferrara. Located on the banks of the Po River, Ferrara awaits with its timeless beauty. An orientation tour with your Tour Director will provide insights into this historical city. Continue your voyage to the charming city of Pisa, where you’ll be captivated by the famous Piazza del Miracoli, home to the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the Duomo. Your day culminates in Florence, where you’ll indulge in a delightful dinner.
Day 04 | Florence
Today, embark on a captivating morning tour of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Begin at the majestic Piazza del Duomo, where you’ll be awed by the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery adorned with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise.” Your cultural journey continues with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts, home to Michelangelo’s renowned masterpiece, David. Your tour concludes at the Piazzale Michelangelo, offering an unrivaled panoramic view of Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to relish the splendor of the Tuscan capital independently, whether you choose to explore further or simply savor the Renaissance ambiance.
Day 05 | Florence to Rome
Today, your voyage unfolds through the captivating landscapes of Tuscany, offering breathtaking panoramas. Journey onward through Umbria, arriving in the charming town of Assisi. Here, embark on a walking tour of the main square and pay a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue your journey to the eternal city of Rome, where you’ll savor a delicious dinner and enjoy a restful overnight stay.
Day 06 | Rome
A full day of exploration awaits as you delve into the treasures of the Eternal City. Begin your day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll be awe-struck by the Sistine Chapel and the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue your adventure to the iconic Colosseum, where you’ll step back in time to ancient Rome. Explore the ancient Palatine Hill, which overlooks the majestic Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and stroll through the historic Roman Forum. Your overnight stay allows you to immerse yourself further in the enchantment of Rome.
Day 07 | Rome
Today offers a full day at your leisure in the spectacular city of Rome. Your knowledgeable tour director will provide suggestions on how to make the most of your free time. Explore the city’s enchanting shops, galleries, and museums, or unwind at a charming sidewalk cafe, taking in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Rome offers endless possibilities for exploration, catering to diverse interests. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner, celebrating the unforgettable moments of your Italian journey.
Day 08 | Depart Rome
As your remarkable Italian adventure draws to a close, you’ll be transferred to Rome airport in the morning. Alternatively, consider extending your journey with an optional extension to Sorrento. Regardless of your choice, your homeward-bound flight awaits, marking the end of a memorable exploration of Italy.