Italy's Great Cities 2017

Italy's Great Cities 2017


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Assisi, Ferrara, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Venice, Verona

Tour Itinerary

What do you want from your Italy tour—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You've seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter's Square—now's your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You've heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now's your chance to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the most popular saint in Italy, St. Francis—now's your chance to visit his basilica, built over his tomb. You've seen photos of Michelangelo's famous David—now's your chance to see it yourself. You've heard of the famous Venetian glass—now's your chance to watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You've seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now's your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. And you may have heard about the world-famous Palio in Siena—now you will visit the Piazza del Campo where it is held.But that's not all…on this Italy tour, scenic rides between cities will show you some of the country's most beautiful scenery: the flat Po area, the wooded Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany's Chianti wine country, with its vine- and olive-clad hills. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective, such as welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Rome and a taste of traditional gelato in Florence. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy's great cities. It's the vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (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-Assisi-Venice Island.
Entering the province of Umbria, arrive in peaceful Assisi and visit ST. FRANCIS BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT! (B)

Day 4: Venice Island.
Meet your Local Guide and take your walking tour featuring ST. MARK'S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Afterwards, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano. (B)

Day 5: Venice Island-Pisa-Florence.
Drive through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa and marvel at the Leaning Tower, then continue to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Tonight is your chance to try out local specialties on an optional dinner outing to a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)

Day 6: Florence.
Guided sightseeing features a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. A highlight is [LF] your visit to the SANTA CROCE BASILICA to see the tombs of Michelangelo, Dante, Rossini, and other historic and famous figures. And, of course, you will taste a gelato artigianale (traditional ice cream). (B)

Day 7: Florence-Siena-Rome.
Arrive in Siena for an orientation walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. See the square, where the biannual Palio, Siena's spectacular medieval-style horse race is held. Return to the "Eternal City" and tonight, enjoy [LF] a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation. (B,D)

Day 8: Rome.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ROME
Special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum; [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant

ASSISI
Visit St. Francis Basilica

VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square, and [LF] Santa Croce Basilica; taste a traditional gelato

SIENA
Walking tour, visit Piazza del Campo

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; special welcome and farewell dinners with wine in Rome


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. 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
Venice: Albergo Rist.All'angelo
Small hotel with restaurants serving Venetian cuisine; situated 50 meters from Saint Mark's Square without crossing bridges.
Address:
San Marco, 403
Venezia , Italy
Venice: Gabrielli
The Hotel Gabrielli is a traditional family run Grand Hotel since 1856. The hotel in Venice is arranged with historical Venetian furniture.
Address:
Riva Schiavoni, 4110
Venice , Italy
Florence: NH Firenze
A Modern Hotel with 152 guestrooms situated just a leisurely stroll away from the heart of this Renaissance City. The upscale restaurant has a focus on Tuscan specialties and the chilled out lobby bar is the perfect to place to unwind with a drink, for fitness there is a gym and for connectivity, Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Address:
Piazza Vitt.Veneto 4/A
Florence , Italy
Florence: Roma
Housed in a stately 18th-century building overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this 52-room romantic hotel has a cozy atmosphere with classic Florentine design, including beautiful stained glass windows from the Art Nouveau period. A generous breakfast buffet is served each morning in the informal breakfast room and there is an elegant bar serving cocktails and other drinks in a classically appointed room with marble floors and frescoed walls and ceilings. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.
Address:
P. Zza S. Maria Novella 8
Firenze , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$421

Triple room reduction per person:
$74

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $140-$211, in twin $83-$137, in triple $70-$113

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