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Wonders of Italy

Wonders of Italy

6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,213 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5976
  • Travel From
    04 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    19 Oct 2019
  • Operating Days
    Sat
6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,213 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5976
  • Travel From
    04 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    19 Oct 2019
  • Operating Days
    Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 5-night accommodation InclusionInclusion Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in VeniceInclusionInclusion English-speaking tour guideMealsMeals All meals as per itineraryTourTour Guided walking tour of Florence. Visit Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria & more.TransportationTransportation Transportation by coach

Summary

Gape in awe at Italy’s fascinating marvels through this 6-day escorted tour from Rome to Milan. Travel by coach to the medieval towns of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, and Siena to admire historic buildings and churches. Reach the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of Tuscany, home to numerous works of art and architecture, including the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Explore its old streets and dine in a local restaurant to taste delicious Tuscan dishes. Your journey continues to Bologna, the lively capital of Emilia-Romagna, and then to Padua, a city in the Veneto region known for elaborate palaces and fresco-filled churches. Set off to the world-famous Venice to experience for yourself the allure of this fabulous city. Visit popular tourist attractions, such as St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace, and don’t miss a gondola ride through the narrow canals. Next stop is in another romantic city, the town of Romeo and Juliet—Verona. Soon after, depart to Sirmione to witness the mystical beauty of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, and proceed to Como to visit medieval churches and to catch glimpse of the exquisite villas and gardens cradled along the shore of Lake Como.

This tour departs from Rome.

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

Highlights

  • The medieval towns of Assisi & Siena
  • Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Scenic views of Lake Como

Itinerary

Day 1, Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Make time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, and to have lunch (not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue onto Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

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.

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.

Day 4, Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: The Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, and the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5, Venice - Verona - Sirmione - Como
After breakfast, departure heading to the famous city of Verona: the town of Romeo and Juliet. A walk through its narrow streets will allow you to get in touch with Verona’s varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid roman origins, as the world-famous Arena and its medieval structures, its magnificent Renaissance palaces, as well as the impressive fortifications protecting the city. The combination of art and history will fascinate you. You will proceed to Sirmione, where you will see the Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Enjoy the area, rich in vegetation including lemon trees, oleanders and magnolias. You will see the Sirmione cape, the castle and the ruins. Then, in the afternoon, you will arrive in Como to enjoy the picturesque view of Lake Como. Free time to visit Como, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. After the visit, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Como - Milan
Breakfast and departure to Milan, end of the tour at the central railway station.

Inclusions

  • 5-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport by deluxe coach
  • English-speaking tour escort
  • Walking tours of Florence and Venice with local guides
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

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