The Best Of Italy 2017

The Best Of Italy 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

On this Best of Italy tour, visit some of Italy's most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Capri, and Assisi. Visit the must-see sights, including St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Colosseum in Rome; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; Michelangelo's David in Florence; and the church where St. Francis is buried—St. Francis' Basilica—in Assisi. In Orvieto, situated high atop a volcanic rock, visit the gothic cathedral, dating to the 13th century and home to one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance painting.One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like some 2,000 years ago; this preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans. Another highlight on this Italy tour is the picturesque Isle of Capri, where you'll ride the funicular to Capri village and have time to shop at its designer shops, savor the sumptuous cuisine at a bistro, and enjoy the amazing views of the breathtaking azure sea. Globus has even arranged a special Capri experience that includes an open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the famous Villa San Michele, a villa with works of art from Antiquity to the early 20th century. Italy can satisfy even the most discerning traveler, and this tour allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more. So grab your camera and leave all the details to Globus, so you can just enjoy yourself on this memorable vacation!

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: Rome.
Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)

Day 3: Rome-Orvieto-Tuscany.
Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Next, drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. Here, you will taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini, a local biscuit made of almonds and sugar. (B)

Day 4: Tuscany. Excursion to Florence.
The whole day is dedicated to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Your guided walking tour includes a visit to Michelangelo's David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys, or to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery. (B,D)

Day 5: Tuscany-Pisa-Venice Island.
A short drive to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Next, arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world. Board your PRIVATE BOAT to Lido Island. This evening, enjoy [LF] a ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI to ST. MARK'S SQUARE to discover Venice by night. (B)

Day 6: Venice Island.
Highlights of your guided walking tour are visits to the byzantine ST. MARK'S BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, an optional gondola ride is available and why not join an optional excursion to the island of Burano? (B)

Day 7: Venice Island-Assisi.
A scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide will take you for a visit to ST. CLARE'S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA built above the Saint's grave. (B,D)

Day 8: Assisi-Pompeii-Naples-Capri.
Arrive at fascinating POMPEII. Meet your Local Guide and start your highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Next, drive to Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the beautiful Isle of Capri for your 2-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village. (B)

Day 9: Capri.
This morning, [LF] your Capri experience features: sightseeing with a Local Guide, an OPEN-TAXI RIDE to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE, and a BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Time to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta, and tonight, a special dinner with wine and sea view—the perfect ending to your Capri visit. (B,D)

Day 10: Capri-Sorrento-Rome.
Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you to say arrivederci, Roma. (B,D)

Day 11: Rome.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ROME
Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

ORVIETO
Visit the cathedral

TUSCANY
Taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David, and Signoria Square

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

VENICE
Private boat rides; [LF] private water taxi ride by night; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

ASSISI
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

NAPLES-CAPRI-SORRENTO
By jetfoil

CAPRI
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, [LF] Capri experience: ride an open-taxi to Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele; boat cruise around the island of Capri; a special dinner with wine and sea view

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Capri


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; private boat rides in Venice; jetfoil; funicular, open-taxi, and boat cruise in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Rome: Cicerone
A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar.
Address:
Via Cicerone, 55/C
Roma , Italy
Rome: Mediterraneo
Classic Italian Art Deco; soundproofed rooms, modern amenities blend with original period furnishings and character; downtown.
Address:
Via Cavour 15
Rome , Italy
Tuscany: Manzoni
Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, close to the thermal springs that are the epitome of la dolce vita, this classic Tuscan style, family run 94-room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and gym. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine in elegant surroundings and a separate Wellness and SPA center is available at an extra charge (payable locally).
Address:
Viale Manzoni, 28
Montecatini , Italy
Tuscany: Croce Di Malta
Located in the heart of Montecatini Terme, this 136 room property has excellent facilities including a seasonal outdoor pool, indoor pool and spa area, a lounge bar and restaurant serving local dishes.
Address:
Viale 4 Novembre, 18
Montecatini , Italy
Venice: Le Boulevard
Convenient Hotel located on main shopping street, near beach.
Address:
Viale S.M.Elisabetta 41
Venezia-Lido , Italy
Venice: Hotel Petit Palais
Hotel Petit Palais, built in modern style with facades made of travertine marble, it occupies a prestigious location directly facing the Lido of Venice's fine golden beach. The interiors are furnished with modern services and comforts, bar , meeting room, lugguage deposit, free wi-fi, laundry service, a reception 24 hours. The Hotel has 31 elegant and modern rooms, with every comfort.
Address:
Lungomare Marconi 54
Venezia Lido , Italy
Assisi: San Francesco
Modern Hotel in old-world building with natural stone facade facing Basilica of St Francis in pedestrian center of old town.
Address:
Via S. Francesco, 48
Assisi , Italy
Assisi: Windsor Savoia
Historic hotel in Assisi, opened in 1908 by the English lady Fanny Morgan, is now a modern three star hotel with all the comforts of the category, and is still run by his descendants.
Address:
Viale Marconi 1
Assisi , Italy
Capri: La Residenza
The Hotel La Residenza is in the center of Capri with the charming view of the famous Faraglioni rocks, near the most important fashionable shops. They have a very pretty Swimming pool.
Address:
Via F.Serena 22
Capri , Italy
Capri: La Palma
Picturesque 3-story Hotel with white-plaster facade situated in center of Capri Village, 50 feet from the Piazzetta.
Address:
Via Vittorio Emanuele 39
Capri , Italy
Rome: Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia
Motor Hotel with restaurant and bar, interior corridors, outdoor pool, fitness facility; located 15 km from city center.
Address:
SS 1-Via Aurelia Km. 8.4
Rome , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$375

Triple room reduction per person:
$99

Extra nights per person in Rome:
Start tour: in single room $127-$199, in twin $88-$144, in triple $75-$113
End tour: in single room $93-$127, in twin $65-$89, in triple $62-$84

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