Italian Sampler 2017

Italian Sampler 2017


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Tour Itinerary

Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler—with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy tour, you'll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sights and its marvelous art and architecture to its tasty cuisine and inspired drinks. You'll overnight in Rome, the Chianti Hills, Pisa, the Verona area, and Padua, and you'll see glorious scenery along the way.You'll enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the must-see sights, such as the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo's ceiling paintings, in Rome; Michelangelo's David in Florence; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, dating to the late 11th century. You'll stop in Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style. A spectacular drive through the Dolomites—the "Rocky Mountains" of Europe—brings you to Bassano, where Globus has arranged a special treat for you. You'll enjoy a grappa tasting along with local specialties at the Grappa Museum. But that's not all…among the many unique experiences offered by Globus on this tour, you'll travel to the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century and still has the original 14 towers. You'll walk through the main square and have free time to explore. All of this and much more are included on this vacation. From its beautiful mountains to its exciting cities and from its amazing historic sights to its delicious cuisines, Italy offers it all. Be sure to bring your camera, so you can capture the memories you'll create on this remarkable Italy tour!

Day 1: Arrive on Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: Rome.
Enjoy Globus' unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome. This morning, visit the amazing COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Balance of the day at leisure. 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-Monteriggioni-Chianti Hills.
In the morning, visit 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, leave the "Eternal City" and follow the Apennine Hills to [LF] the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century, and still has the original 14 towers. Walk to the main square, Piazza Roma, enjoy some free time, and try out traditional cantucci alle mandorle (local almond biscuits). Continue through unforgettable vine-clad landscapes to your hotel, perfectly situated in the renowned Chianti hills. (B,D)

Day 4: Chianti Hills-San Gimignano-Florence-Pisa.
Walk through the center of picturesque San Gimignano, one of Italy's most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Continue to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance," and follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo's celebrated David. Marvel at the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, time to shop for leather goods and gold jewelry, which Florence is famous for. Before arriving in Pisa, enjoy [LF] dinner at Tenute di Badia restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5: Pisa-Mantua-Verona Area.
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower before arriving at the fascinating city of Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by three artificial lakes that were created in the 12th century. Guided sightseeing features a walk through the historical center and the Percorso del Principe (Path of the Prince), and a visit to TEATRO BIBIENA, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style. Mozart performed here at the age of 13 in January 1770, a few weeks after the theater opened. (B,D)

Day 6: Verona Area.
Explore Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet's balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Continue to the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Balance of the day is at leisure. An exciting optional excursion is available to Lake Garda and Sirmione. (B)

Day 7: Verona Area-Trento-Bassano-Padua.
Follow the valley of the Adige River to Trento, a modern city in the Dolomites, the "Rocky Mountains" of Europe. Over the centuries, Trento was always an important commercial and strategic city, Italy's "Gate to Northern Europe," with Brenner Pass through the Alps to nearby Austria. In the 14th century, Trento province was under Austrian rule, and until the end of World War I, the city was practically on the Austrian border. Your orientation shows you how Italian Renaissance and German styles have mixed over time. Next, a spectacular drive through the Dolomites brings you to the area of Bassano, where [LF] you will enjoy a GRAPPA TASTING, accompanied by some local specialties at the famous Poli Museo della Grappa (Grappa Museum). Later, continue to Padua and see St. Anthony's Basilica. (B)

Day 8: Padua. Excursion to Venice.
A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are 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. Time at leisure to further explore Venice at your own pace or to join an optional gondola serenade. Later, follow your Tour Director through narrow streets to Al Colombo restaurant near Rialto Bridge, where the owner, Domenico Stanziani, has prepared [LF] a special farewell dinner with wine. Afterwards, enjoy a PRIVATE WATER-TAXI RIDE through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci. (B,D)

Day 9: Padua.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Venice). (B)

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Inclusions

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

MONTERIGGIONI
[LF] Visit the medieval walled town and taste cantucci alle mandorle

SAN GIMIGNANO
Walking tour

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

TENUTE DI BADIA
[LF] Enjoy dinner with wine

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

MANTUA
Guided sightseeing, visit Teatro Bibiena

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet's balcony and the Arena

TRENTO
Orientation

BASSANO
[LF] Taste the local grappa at the Poli Museo della Grappa

PADUA
See St. Anthony's Basilica

VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] farewell dinner at Al Colombo restaurant and a ride by private taxi boat through the Grand Canal

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome, a special dinner in Tenuto di Badia, and a special farewell dinner in Venice


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; private boat ride and private water-taxi ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Rome: Albani
Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colourful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks.
Address:
Via Adda 45
Roma , Italy
Chianti: Compagnie Des Hotels Radda at Radda in Chianti
Surrounded by the hills of Chianti, this 60-room property boasts Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has a wellness centre with whirlpool, sauna and Turkish baths, an outdoor swimming pool with amazing countyside views, a Tuscan restaurant and a delightful lounge / wine bar.
Address:
Strada Statale 429 - Loc. La Calvana
Radda In Chianti , Italy
Pisa: AC Hotel by Marriott
This modern, avant-garde 106-room hotel is located on the outskirts of Pisa and features Free Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby, an exercise room and a traditional Italian restaurant.
Address:
Via Delle Torri 20
Pisa , Italy
Verona: Hotel Villa Malaspina
A beautiful 16th century villa with 70 rooms on the outskirts of Verona surrounded by verdant Italianate gardens offering Free Wi-Fi internet access. Other facilities include a relaxation area with covered swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness room as well as a restaurant serving delicious classic Italian cuisine.
Address:
Via Cavour 6
Castel D'azzano - Verona , Italy
Padua: Milano
A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge.
Address:
Via Pilade Bronzetti,62
Padova , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$213

Triple room reduction per person:
$35

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $137-$163, in twin $109-$129, in triple $101-$118

Extra nights per person in Padua:
in single room $80-$88, in twin $55-$63, in triple $54-$62

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Ratings based off 13 reviews . Currently showing 3 reviews with comments only.
By Cheryl C on Sep 26, 2015

The trip consisted of more steps and uphill walking than anticipated. There also were frequent cobblestone streets and uneven walking required.

By Kannan N on Aug 01, 2015

Globus is very good tour operators, liked the tour director and all the aspects of our tour was beyond expectations. I will recommend to take Globus tours.

By Teresa L on May 23, 2015

would have liked to do wine tasting instead of grappa tasting Florence was cut too short. wish they would have started later in the morning maybe 8am instead of 7 and 7:30.


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