Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice

Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice
air or rail & our coach
Tour and explore

1st day: Rome
Arrival at the airport. Welcome of the group and transfer to the hotel.  Free time.  In the evening welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour with a short briefing. Dinner and  accommodation.

2nd day: Rome
Breakfast. Full day guided visit  of the Vatican Museums: the Tapestry Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and the vatican Library. Then visit to St. Peter's Basilica, housing the Pietà by Michelangelo. Free time for lunch.. In the afternoon, guided walk through the baroque Rome visiting the most beautiful squares of the city: via del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Pantheon, the best preserved pagan temple of the ancient period, Piazza Navona, one of the more fancy squares of Rome with Bernini's magnificent Four River fountain, Piazza di Spagna, and the famous Trevi Fountain, renowned not only for its imposing beauty, but also because of the "Three coins in a Fountain". Dinner and accommodation.

3th day: Assisi - Florence
Breakfast at hotel and departure,  through the mountains of Umbria, for  Assisi, the mystic birthplace of Saint Francis, still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Free time for lunch and visit.  In the afternoon proceed to Florence. Rest of day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

4th day: Florence
Breakfast.  Guided walking tour to one of the most famous cities in the world. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing "David" by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Time free for lunch. Free afternoon in Florence to relax, walk across the famous  Ponte Vecchio or go bargain hunting in Florence’s famous open-air market  “il Mercato di San Lorenzo”. Dinner and accommodation.

5th day: Padua - Venice
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Padua, to visit  the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata”. Lunch free.  In the afternoon leaving for Venice, the city of gondolas. Rest of day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

6th day: Venice
Breakfast at hotel and a guided walk  is  this unique  and mysterious city built on  islands, visiting the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Time free for  lunch.  Afternoon time at leisure to walk around or go for a gondola ride in the canals. Dinner and accommodation.

7th day: Pisa
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Pisa. Arrival at hotel and free time for lunch. Afternoon orientation city tour including: the Miracles’ Square,  the Duomo, the Baptistry and the world-famous leaning Tower. This massive structure is still shifting even today. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

8th day: Siena - Orvieto - Rome
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Siena. This monumental and medieval city is encircled by ancient walls and is famous for its splendid square " Piazza del Campo ". This is the site of the famous Palio, traditional  medieval horse race, locals  are dressed in 15th-century costumes. See also the Palazzo Pubblico and the Duomo, one of the most beautiful in Italy.  Time free for  lunch.  In the afternoon departure to  Orvieto and stop for an orientation tour of the city,  in symbiosis with the tuff cliff on which it stands, it is an extraordinary example of the integration of nature by the work of man.   Continue on to Rome. Dinner and accommodation..

9th day: Rome
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport according with the flight departure time.