Pisa & Lucca
Day 01 | Arrival in Rome
Welcome to the eternal city! Your Roman adventure begins as you arrive at Fiumicino Airport in the morning. After landing, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a smooth check-in.
Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to delve into the treasures of Vatican City. Your tour encompasses the Vatican Museums’ most important collections, including the Museo Pio Clementino and the Gallery of the Candelabras, Tapestries, and Maps. Continue your journey with a visit to the remarkable rooms of Raphael, located in Julius II’s apartment. The grand finale awaits in the Sistine Chapel, where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s breathtaking masterpiece. If religious ceremonies permit, a visit to the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica will complete your day.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and, in the evening, savor dinner at a conveniently located restaurant within walking distance of your hotel.
Day 02 | Christian Rome Exploration
Today, set out on a Christian Rome tour to discover some of the city’s most beautiful and historically significant churches. Your journey will lead you to:
Lunch will be a delightful affair at a local restaurant. In the evening, you can unwind and enjoy dinner at a restaurant conveniently located near your hotel.
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Day 03 | Rome to Assisi
Bid farewell to Rome this morning as you embark on a journey to Assisi. Your day begins with an Assisi walking tour, which includes visits to the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare.
Assisi, a World Heritage Site, sprawls across the slopes of Mount Subasio. Discover the beauty of San Francesco’s Basilica, the Minerva Temple, the cathedral, and the Basilica of Santa Chiara.
Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, and in the afternoon, check-in to your hotel in Assisi.
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Day 04 | Cascia Exploration
Today’s adventure takes you to Cascia, where you’ll embark on a self-guided visit to the Santa Rita Basilica and Santuario.
Lunch will be a delightful affair at a local restaurant in Cascia. Afterward, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
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Day 05 | Cascia to Florence via Art Discovery
In the morning, leave Cascia behind as you journey to Florence, the heart of Renaissance art. Your day begins with a captivating walking tour of Florence, where you’ll have the opportunity to admire masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” Leonardo’s “Annunciation,” and Michelangelo’s “Holy Family.”
Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, your artistic exploration continues before you check-in to your Florence hotel.
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Day 06 | Florence to Lucca and Pisa
Kick off your day with an optional visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, embark on a tour of Lucca, a city closely associated with the famous opera composer Giacomo Puccini. Explore the places where he was born and raised, including his house, which has been transformed into a museum. Stroll through charming Romanesque churches, boutique-lined streets, and soak in the romantic atmosphere that pervades this historic city.
Your journey then takes you to Pisa, the birthplace of Galileo, and you’ll pass through San Giuliano spa center on your way to the river Arno and its ancient docks. Admire the tiny church of S. Maria della Spina, which reflects beautifully in the river.
Finally, enter the celebrated “Square of Miracles” to witness the world-renowned Leaning Tower, which has recently been restored to its original marble splendor. Also, explore the snow-white ancient Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the monumental Cemetery.
Day 07 | Pisa to Rome
In the morning, return to Rome for the final leg of your journey. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace, indulging in any last-minute sightseeing or shopping.
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Day 08 | Departure from Rome
Your Roman Wonders tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Fiumicino Airport for your departing flight, taking with you wonderful memories of your Italian exploration.