Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan
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.
3rd day: Siena - Florence
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. Free time for lunch. 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”. Free time for lunch. 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 in 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: Venice - Verona - Lake Garda - Milan
Breakfast at hotel and departure the romantic city of Verona, immortalized by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” with its world famous roman amphitheater which is one of the best arenas for Opera in Italy. Visit of the evocative square of Herbs and the imposing tombs of the Scaligeri family. After the visit, departure for Milan, passing through Lake Garda, panoramic views. Dinner and accommodation.
8th day: Milan
Breakfast at the Hotel. Guided tour of the city. Visiting the square of the Dome, Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II and the theater La Scala, one of the most celebrated in the world. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.
9th day: Milan
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport, according with the flight departure time.