Italian Treasures 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the regional cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historical sites from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy tour—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice Island, and Assisi. Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, you’ll learn how the famous Chianti wine is made. You’ll even get to sample some! History buffs will delight in visiting some of Italy’s ancient sights, including the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. Art fans will enjoy seeing Michelangelo’s famous works, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling paintings in Rome and his celebrated David in Florence. If you’re interested in magnificent churches, you’ll enjoy St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as well as St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried. You’ll also get to visit the Orvieto Cathedral, a great example of gothic architecture in Italy, and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, one of the best examples of byzantine architecture. Globus has also arranged a special excursion to Cinque Terre, five small medieval villages on the Italian Riviera and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are just a few of the many highlights on this remarkable tour to Italy’s treasures. Food, wine, history, churches, art, an expert Tour Director and knowledgeable Local Guides—what more could you ask for in an Italy tour?

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: ROME
. Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)

Day 3: ROME–LUCCA.
Head north and arrive in historic Lucca, completely surrounded by the original medieval walls. Enjoy a walk through the quaint town center to the famous amphitheater square. A suggestion for tonight: join an optional dinner at a local agriturismo. (B)

Day 4: LUCCA. EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA.
La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast is the town where [LF] your exciting excursion starts to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Then, a TRAIN RIDE returns you to La Spezia. On the way back to Lucca stop in Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular. (B,D)

Day 5: LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE.
A scenic day in Tuscany. This morning, visit Siena and walk through ancient narrow lanes to beautiful PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, theater of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Your next visit is to San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. Browse through the little shops and admire the tower houses before leaving for the splendid VERRAZZANO CASTLE. Hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti and enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING with local specialties. Next, drive to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B)

Day 6: FLORENCE.
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. To make the most of your stay, an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery is available. Tonight is your chance to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)

Day 7: FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE ISLAND.
Verona is world-famous as the 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. Built in the 1st century AD, it was the place where gladiators once fought. Today, it is the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. (B)

Day 8: VENICE ISLAND.
Join your Local Guide for a walking tour and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to wander through the narrow streets with the numerous shops. An optional boat ride is available to the picturesque island of Burano. (B)

Day 9: VENICE ISLAND–RAVENNA–ASSISI.
Follow the Adriatic coastline to Ravenna, where you will see the famous mosaics in the 6th-century BASILICA of ST. APOLLINARIS IN CLASSE. Next is peaceful Assisi. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. (B,D)

Day 10: ASSISI–ORVIETO–ROME.
Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Here, [LF] taste local pastries at renowned Caffè Montanucci, an historic pasticceria for more than 100 years. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to visit the fabulous gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. In the afternoon, return to Rome. This evening, a farewell dinner with operatic entertainment awaits at Tanagra restaurant. (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


LUCCA

Orientation

CINQUE TERRE
[LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

SIENA
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

VERRAZZANO CASTLE
[LF] Wine tasting

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

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena

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

RAVENNA
Visit St. Apollinaris in Classe Basilica

ASSISI
Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica

ORVIETO
[LF] Taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci; visit the cathedralMotorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Rome



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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$480, $570 (June 3)

Triple room reduction per person:
$60

Extra nights per person in Rome:
Pre tour: in single room $172-$237, in twin $112-$170, in triple $98-$153
Post tour: in single room $161-$182, in twin $103-$131, in triple $90-$109

Rome: Romanico Palace
Set in a 19th-century building with a lavish baroque designed interior, this luxurious 121-room hotel boasts a roof top restaurant and terrace offering grand views of Rome's skyline. There is an American-style bar in the extravagantly decorated lobby and a Roman inspired wellness area and gym. Free WIFI internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.
Address:
Via Boncompagni 37
Roma , Italy
Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Lucca: Grand Hotel Guinigi
Modern hotel located near the historic center, offers tasteful decor, meeting facilities, restaurant & bar; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Romana,1247
Lucca , Italy
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center - Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.
Address:
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Venice: Palazzo Selvadego
Housed in a 13th-century palazzo, this stately 34-room hotel with its Gothic façade, gargoyles and tall arched windows, is a shining example of Venetian Byzantine architecture and enjoys an unparalleled central location in Venice right behind the iconic St. Mark's Square and offers Free Wi-Fi access.
Address:
San Marco 1224/b - 1235
Venezia , Italy
Assisi: Giotto
Enjoying a central hilltop position, overlooking the lush Umbrian valley, this charming 77-room hotel blends perfectly with medieval Assisi. Dating back to 1899, it takes its name from the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondone, who painted several large frescoes at the nearby Basilica of St. Francis. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace offering gorgeous views, a wine cellar and a cosy café & bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout and the Luxe spa features a Turkish bath and sauna.
Address:
Via Fontebella 41
Assisi , Italy
Rome: Crowne Plaza St Peter's
Modern Hotel in rectangular 5-story building with recessed balconies located near Villa Pamphili park & Vatican.
Address:
Via Aurelia Antica, 415
Roma , Italy

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