Italian Tapestry 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. Overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. Visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access. Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and a visit to Augustus Gardens. . In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD—an amazingly detailed look into life around 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. All of this—plus a gondola serenade in Venice, a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and a farewell dinner with a taste of Limoncello at a Sorrento restaurant—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other.

Day 1: ARRIVE ON VENICE ISLAND, ITALY.
Welcome to Venice! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: VENICE ISLAND.
Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its Byzantine basilica, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Sit back and relax during [LF] a GONDOLA SERENADE, the best way to explore the canals. Later, on an optional excursion, discover the picturesque island of Burano. (B)

Day 3: VENICE ISLAND–MODENA–FLORENCE.
A special treat today is a [LF] BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi near Modena. Continue through the fertile Po area and the Apennine Mountains into Italy’s most popular region, Tuscany, and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km (B)

Day 4: FLORENCE–SIENA.
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 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. Arrive in Siena, the city where the world-famous Palio, the spectacular medieval-style horse race, is held twice a year.
Today’s Distance: 62 mi / 100 km (B)

Day 5: SIENA–PIENZA–ROME.
Your guided walking tour takes you inside the historic ramparts to the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. The Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia surround the shell-shaped piazza. Next, drive along Via Cassia, named after the antique road leading to Rome, and stop in Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese. This picturesque town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” why not sign up for an optional dinner with local specialties at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)

Day 6: ROME.
Guided sightseeing 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 to 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 7: ROME–POMPEII–SORRENTO.
Take a scenic drive southward along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Overnight in the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B)

Day 8: SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
Speed across the glittering bay by JETFOIL to the world-famous Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to beautiful Capri village where guided sightseeing includes a visit to AUGUSTUS GARDENS. Free time to explore the little shops on the pretty piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and this evening, [LF] farewell dinner with a taste of Limoncello at a local restaurant celebrates your Italian stay. (B,D)

Day 9: SORRENTO
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Naples. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

VENICE
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] gondola serenade

MODENA
[LF] Acetaia Leonardi balsamic vinegar tasting

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

SIENA
Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del Campo

PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

SORRENTO–CAPRI–SORRENTO
By jetfoil

CAPRI
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, visit Augustus Gardens

SORRENTO
[LF] Farewell dinner with a taste of Limoncello at a local restaurantPrivate boat and gondola ride in Venice; motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Venice and Sorrento


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$640

Triple room reduction per person:
$70

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Venice: Bellini
Hotel B4 Bellini is situated in an elegant 18th-century patrician palazzo in the Cannareggio quarter, transformed into a hotel at the turn of the last century. Inside, the luxurious splendour of the 18th and 19th centuries lives on in the ancient marbles and magnificent Murano glass chandeliers, all set against rich period decor. The restaurant offers local specialties served in a dining room illuminated by splendidly decorated windows, guests can also relax comfortably and sip a cocktail in the enclosed garden. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.
Address:
Lista Di Spagna 116/A
Venezia , Italy
Florence: Athenaeum
This classic Florentine style 60-room hotel boasts a great location with easy access and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. There is a small but comprehensive fitness center, a bar and a traditional Italian restaurant featuring local cuisine and a variety of seasonal dishes.
Address:
Via Cavour 88
Florence , Italy
Siena: NH Siena
Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.
Address:
Piazza La Lizza
Siena , Italy
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
Sorrento: Grand Hotel Vesuvio
The Grand Hotel Vesuvio, built and furnished in a modern style, is located in a charming position, overlooking the enchanting Bay of Naples and right opposite Vesuvius. It offers a large swimming pools with separate section for children, gardens, extensive lemon and orange groves, wide lounges, conference rooms, garage, parking, solarium, children's playground, free shuttle bus into town, 4, restaurants, 3 bars. The hotel reflects the typical Sorrentine style with ample common spaces dotted by imressive marble columns and mosaic flooring. Out of 225 rooms, 105 overlooks the see while the rest face the lavish inner garden.
Address:
Via Nastro Verde,7
Sorrento , Italy

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Ratings based off 32 reviews . Currently showing 9 reviews with comments only.
By Caren G on Sep 28, 2018

I felt the hotel rooms were very tiny as well as the bathrooms. I thought the breakfasts would have been better quality foods.

By Lisa B on Jun 30, 2018

I would not recommend Globus. Tour guide was curt and at times very rude. Everyone on the tour thought the same thing. Restaurants they chose were ok, but from other Italian guests, they did not like the food. Tour indicated gong to the Colosseum, we did but did not go in. Very disappointing. I choice this tour to go into the colosseum. We were only allowed 10 minutes there. Too rushed. Promised jet boat, that didnt happen either. I would not book another Globus tour.

By Paula B on Jun 02, 2018

Excellent tour. It made seeing the attractions much smoother. Ample free time on our own. Excellent tour director

By Phyllis D on Sep 03, 2016

I think the food and the restaurant choices were made based on the best price for Globus. Not the usual amazing food that one would find in Italy. I LOVE salami, but not everyday and at every meal! I liked that our tour director gave us a lot of history about Italy.

By Rene F on Aug 01, 2015

Would suggest that no flights be booked using the airlines Alitalia, the worst experience ever flying and will never fly their airlines again.

By M Katherine Y on Oct 04, 2014

Just a great experience and a fabulous trip

By Carol C on May 31, 2014

My tour to the Natural Parks was beyond my expectations. It was so beautiful and enjoyed everyday with the group. Great excursions and very organized.

By Frances B on Oct 07, 2012

Last year I took the Globus tour "Italy's Great Cities" and the hotels were excellent. This year I took Globus's "Italian Tapestry", expecting the hotels to be of the same calibur. They weren't bad, but were not quite the same quality as last year\'s. I would probaly still take another Globus tour again, but I'd look a lot more closely at the accommodations online beforehand. Of course, I did that prior to this trip, too, but you can only tell so much from afar.

By Tracey T on Jun 03, 2012

I just wanted to say that booking my excursions through Globus was fine but i wish they would have said that if there were not enough people that were signed up to do the excursion that it would be cancelled. We booked a Gondola ride and had already paid for it before the trip and since half of the other people on the trip did not want to do the gondola ride because it was raining a little, it was cancelled.


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