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.
What to Expect
Over 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".
Depart from Rome at 7:15 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.
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) 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. Spend the afternoon exploring the city at your leisure and then enjoy dinner (included) and relax in your 4* hotel.
After breakfast, depart Venice, heading towards Tuscany, known for its romantic churches, castles and delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich with history and art. Montepulciano hosts an annual wine and jazz festival every July. Spend the afternoon getting to know Montepulciano with free wine tastings and an opportunity to do a little souvenir shopping. In the evening drive back to Rome, where the tour will end.
- Transport by deluxe coach
- 4 meals (3 dinners, 1 lunch)
- Hotel accommodation
- Breakfast at hotels
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Dinner on 31 December not included
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