Italian Highlights 2017

Italian Highlights 2017


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

This is the perfect vacation to see Italy's highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, walled medieval town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, you'll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet's balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo's tomb in Florence. You'll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses.But that's not all…Globus has also arranged special adventures and experiences for you on this Italy tour. For example, learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some at Verrazzano Castle. In Rome, an expert Local Guide will take you to St. Peter in Chains, the 5th-century church that is home to Michelangelo's famous Moses statue, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century. Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people. You'll experience its splendor on this fabulous vacation highlighting Italy's most-treasured places. Be sure to pack your camera, because you'll have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy [LF] a special welcome dinner with wine at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome. (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. 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
. This morning, your Local Guide will take you first to [LF] ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo's famous Moses, followed by visits to the magnificent COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, time to savor la dolce vita or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 4: Rome-Siena-San Gimignano-Florence
. In Siena, enter the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, site of the biannual Palio, Siena's spectacular medieval-style horse race. Then, continue through unforgettable landscapes of gently rolling, vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano, and walk through the most picturesque of Italy's perfectly preserved medieval towns. Next is Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance. (B)

Day 5: Florence
. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and visit SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys. And tonight is your chance to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)

Day 6: Florence. Excursion to Pisa & Verrazzano Castle.
A fast journey will bring you to Pisa. Here, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Then, the highlight of today: hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti at VERRAZZANO CASTLE; enjoy [LF] a WINE TASTING and lunch before returning to Florence. (B,L)

Day 7: Florence-Venice Island. Excursion to Burano.
A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Join an unforgettable Venetian LAGOON CRUISE to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-colored houses and for its lace making. Take pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the island inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice's excellent restaurants. (B)

Day 8: Venice Island.
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including 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. An optional gondola ride is available. (B)

Day 9: Venice Island-Verona-Milan
. In Verona, the 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. Next, admire 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. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, hub of Italy's economic miracle. Visit the MUSEUM of the famous La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the magnificent gothic Duomo. A special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia! (B,D)

Day 10: Milan
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ROME
[LF] Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, [LF] admire Michelangelo's Moses in St. Peter in Chains; visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum

SIENA
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

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

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

VERRAZZANO CASTLE
[LF] Wine tasting and lunch

BURANO
Lagoon cruise and island visit

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

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet's balcony and the Arena

MILAN
Walking tour, visit the La Scala Opera House museum and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine, at Verrazzano Castle; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan


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

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Accommodations

Rome: Mediterraneo
Classic Italian Art Deco; soundproofed rooms, modern amenities blend with original period furnishings and character; downtown.
Address:
Via Cavour 15
Rome , Italy
Florence: Starhotel Michelangelo
Modern 7-story Hotel situated downtown, 2 blocks from the Arco River, 800 meters from Central railway station.
Address:
Viale F.Lli Rosselli 2
Florence , Italy
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal
Modern Hotel in traditionally styled four story building dating from 1887; located on the Grand Canal, opposite main station.
Address:
Santa Croce, 578
Venezia , Italy
Milan: Starhotels Ritz
Modern 8-story Hotel situated in main shopping area, 1/2 km from Duomo Square.
Address:
Via Spallanzani 40
Milano , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$389

Triple room reduction per person:
$121

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $127-$199, in twin $88-$144, in triple $75-$113

Extra nights per person in Milan:
in single room $137-$354, in twin $92-$302, in triple $85-$234

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By Judy Ann W on Sep 16, 2016

Globus provided an outstanding experience. The trip was moderate to active, involving lots of walking and stairs. In order to get the most out of the experience, be prepared to sign ip for all or most of the optional excursions.

By Matthew B on May 13, 2016

I was disappointed we stayed in Murrono instead of Venice

By Lois T on Oct 02, 2015

The guides made everything flawless.

By Angela F on Apr 03, 2015

The tour guides, driver, accommodations, optional tours and itinerary was outstanding. This is the only way to travel!

By Thomas M on Mar 30, 2012

This trip far exceeded our expectations, the tour director was the BEST. 


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