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Italian Art Cities

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  • Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence. Italy shutterstock 385882315WEB
  • Italy, Rome, Piazza Navona, Spanish StepsWEB
  • Siena shutterstock 47158504WEB
  • canal iStock-645499408WEB
  • florence uffizi shutterstock 1578602WEB
  • grand canal venice italy shutterstock 793249456WEB
  • rome pieta shutterstock 1052971208WEB
  • siena italy shutterstock 516734878WEB

Witness priceless works of art produced by countless masters throughout the centuries as you journey through Italy. Much of these cities appear as a living art museum with extravagant architecture and remnants from the days of da Vinci and Michelangelo around every corner. Let your inner art historian take the lead as you move from Rome to Florence, finally reaching Venice and its famed canals.

8 day/7 night package featuring Rome, Florence and Venice. This program includes accommodation in Superior First Class hotels, daily breakfast, small group sightseeing in each city and a Chianti region wine tasting.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Train tickets per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Small Group Sightseeing

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Rome – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore. 

First Class Superior: Savoy Hotel or similar hotels

Day

2

Rome and the Vatican

In the morning, meet your guide at the Vatican for a small group guided visit of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Your guide will take you through the museum, focusing on the most famous masterpieces including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica, and ending with St. Peter’s Square. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this historic city. (B) 

First Class Superior: Savoy Hotel or similar hotels

Day

3

Explore Rome

Take some free time today to explore the city at your leisure. The best way to experience Rome is to walk along its streets where you will undoubtedly unearth a hidden treasure. We recommend considering an excursion out of the city to enjoy the countryside or a nice lunch in a local vineyard. (B) 

First Class Superior: Savoy Hotel or similar hotels

Day

4

Rome – Siena - Florence

Meet your driver/guide at your hotel for your drive to Florence. The drive itself is magnificent! Enjoy the views of the Chianti hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, cypresses and castles that dot the countryside. Your first stop will be in Siena, one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities. Spend some free time exploring the village before continuing to a lovely Tuscan villa and vineyard for a cellar visit followed by lunch and a wine tasting. Continue your drive to Florence, with a potential stop to see the charming castle town of Monteriggioni, time permitting. (B,L) 

Day

5

Discover Florence

Today you will join a small group tour to explore Florence and discover the 2,000 years of tumultuous history that changed the world forever. You’ll visit the famed Duomo, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele churches and walk the medieval center of town. By the end of your morning tour, you will understand why Florence became one of the greatest art centers of the world, being home to masters such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Botticelli. After your tour, you may continue to explore at your leisure or return to your hotel until it’s time to head to the Academia to visit Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Statue of David. (B) 

Day

6

Florence - Venice

After breakfast, you’ll board the high-speed train to Venice, arriving in about 2 short hours. Upon arrival, meet your assistant and transfer to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. You’ll have the balance of the day to explore this floating city of connected islands at your own pace. You may want to consider taking some time to visit the Peggy Guggenheim or Palazzo Grassi galleries, two of Venice’s world-class art exhibits. (B) 

Day

7

Discover Venice

Join your small group tour to explore Venice by boat, coasting along the Grand Canal, the extraordinarily beautiful water highway. Listen to tantalizing tales about the marvelous palaces and sites lining the canal and find out which locations were used in famous films (and where the celebrities like to hangout). As the sun begins to set, take a traditional gondola ride, sliding through the canals and crossing beneath bridges. Tonight, enjoy an apertivo before your final dinner at leisure, followed by a leisurely stroll through the Piazza San Marco to enjoy the ambiance before bed. (B) 

Day

8

Venice - Return

Enjoy a final Venetian breakfast before making your way to the airport for your return flight home. (B)