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Essential Italy

Essential Italy

4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$975 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5911
  • Travel From
    04 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Sat
4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$975 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5911
  • Travel From
    04 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 3-night accommodationMealsMeals All meals as per itineraryTourTour Guided walking tour of Florence. Visit Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria & more.TransportationTransportation Transportation by coach

Summary

Get the most out of your Italian holiday by exploring Italia’s most famous cities. Embark on an exciting journey to Umbria’s rolling hills and visit the walled town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, one of the favourite destinations of religious pilgrims. Continue to the medieval city of Siena, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then to the beautiful capital of the Tuscany region, Florence. Admire awe-inspiring structures, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, and after a tour through the cobblestone streets, dine in a Tuscan restaurant to taste delicious and authentic specialties. You may also arrange a short visit to Pisa to see its iconic Leaning Tower. Your journey moves on to Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, which is home to the longest portico (covered walkway) in the world. Soon after, embark to Padua to visit the famous Basilica of St. Anthony and then, finally, to the romantic city of Venice.

This tour departs from Rome.

Departure Time: 7:15 am
Pick-up Point: Your hotel in Rome

Highlights

  • The medieval towns of Assisi & Siena
  • The artistic splendour of Florence
  • Bologna’s magnificent red brick monuments
  • Venice and its picturesque waterways

Itinerary

Day 1, Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore at your own leisure. This tiny town surrounded by walls was built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included).

Board on the bus to reach Siena, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue onto Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (D)

Day 2, Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence. (B, L)

Day 3, Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna, it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: The City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)

Day 4, Venice
Tour ends after breakfast! You may opt for an extension in Venice or for other locations (i.e. North Lakes or Milan). (B)

Inclusions

  • 3-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport by deluxe coach
  • Walking tour of Florence with a local guide

Important Notes

  • Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents.

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