Italian Sampler 2019

Italian Sampler 2019


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Itinerary

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, Montecatini, 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 Rome’s Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings; 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 admire Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style, where Mozart performed at the age of 13. 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, and taste the traditional almond cookie specialties. 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 cuisine, 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 IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: ROME.
Start with a guided visit to the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Continue to the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman Legions marched in triumph, and walk through the ruins of what were important government buildings from Roman times. The balance of the day is at leisure. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)

Day 3: ROME–MONTERIGGIONI–CHIANTI HILLS.
This morning, explore the religious part of Rome: enjoy a guided visit of 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, 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 traditional cantucci alle mandorle (local almond biscuits). Enjoy views of unforgettable vine-clad landscapes on the way to your hotel, perfectly situated in the renowned Chianti hills. (B,D)

Day 4: CHIANTI HILLS–SAN GIMIGNANO–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI.
Picturesque San Gimignano is one of Italy’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the narrow lanes with its towers before continuing to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Continue to your hotel in the spa resort of Montecatini. (B,D)

Day 5: MONTECATINI–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, 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.
In Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, join your Local Guide on a walking tour of this interesting city. 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 a 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 the 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 [LF] for 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.
Enter Venice 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 tradition. Then, wander through the maze of little streets at your own pace or join an optional gondola serenade. Later, your Tour Director will take you to [LF] Al Colombo restaurant near the Rialto Bridge, where the owner, Domenico Stanziani, welcomes you for a farewell dinner, followed by 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

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

MANTUA
Guided sightseeing, visit Teatro Bibiena

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony

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

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Rome and Venice


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$220

Triple room reduction per person:
$35

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $118-$149, in twin $95-$125, in triple $85-$111

Extra nights per person in Padua:
in single room $86-$93, in twin $60-$67, in triple $57-$66

Rome: Albani
Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colorful 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
Rome: Beverly Hills
Located in the very exclusive Parioli neighbourhood opposite the beautiful landscaped Villa Borghese gardens and Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art is all also within easy walking distance. This classic Italian style 183-room property offers a stylish restaurant serving a rich selection of Mediterranean and International cuisine, a relaxed bar/bistro and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Address:
Largo Bened.Marcello 220
Roma , Italy
Chianti Hills: 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 counrtyside views, a Tuscan restaurant and a delightful lounge / wine bar.
Address:
Strada Statale 429 - Loc. La Calvana
Radda In Chianti , Italy
Montecatini: Minerva Palace
Located in the heart of Montecatini, this classic and historic hotelwas built in the early days of the last century and has been a reference point of the city. Saving its charme and style through the years, the main hall and the restaurant area show paintings of a famous local painter, while the floors corridors boast each a different color and theme. The Palace's restaurant serves excellent Tuscan cuisine in an elegant dining room. Free Wi-Fi available thoughtout the hotel.
Address:
Via Cavour 14
Montecatini Terme-Pt , Italy
Verona Area: 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

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