Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan
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.

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 - Assisi - Perugia
Brekfast at hotel. Departure for Assisi, mistycal town of St. Francis and St. Claire still surrounded by anciet walls. City tour including a visit to the Basilica, housing important series of frescoes from Giotto and Cimabue. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Perugia, capital  of the Umbria region. Time at leisure to wlak around or to visit the National Gallery. Dinner and accommodation.

10th day: Assisi – Naples - Sorrento
After breakfast leaving Rome along the Highway of the Sun, crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania to Naples. On arrival in Naples, city tour including Mergellina, the Castle Dell'Ovo,  Caracciolo Avenue and the Santa Lucia neighborhood. Time free for  lunch. After driving along the coastal road proceed to Sorrento a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula, famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olives. Dinner and accommodation.

11th day: Capri
Breakfast.  Full day excursion to the island of Capri. Transfer to the port to board the boat to Capri.  Guided tour of the magic island. In Anacapri, the town situated in a more mountainous area it is possible to visit the Villa of the Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe. Lunch in a restaurant, followed by a guided walk leading from the little Piazza to Augustus’ gardens with its breathtaking view of the Faraglioni and the wild south coast of the island. It may be possible to visit the famous Blue Grotto (weather conditions permitting). In the afternoon return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

12th day: Amalfi - Pompei
After breakfast, departure for the Amalfitan Coast. Short stops at the Belvedere of Positano and other lovely spots to admire the breathtaking panorama of an absolutely unique coastline. Arrive in Amalfi. Visit the  Cathedral with its cloister. Continuation  to Pompei. Lunch in restaurant.  Visit of the  best preserved ancient Roman city which was buried under the ashes of nearby Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and rediscovered in the 18th century. Return to Sorrento. Rest of day at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.

13th day: Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Time free. Transfer to airport of Naples or Rome according to the flight departure time.