Italian Highlights 2020

Italian Highlights 2020


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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, medieval walled town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, visit the famous landmarks on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, 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 and lace-making.But that’s not all… Globus has also arranged special 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; and a true highlight is a guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo. Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and fascinating 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 a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO
. Meet your Local Guide and visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS, the SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings, The Last Judgment, the monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, look forward to a unique experience: [LF] enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of the Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi / 40 km (B)

Day 3: ROME
. Guided sightseeing starts with a visit of [LF] ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo’s famous Moses, followed by visits to the ancient COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)

Day 4: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE
. Drive north to the city of Pisa. Here, take pictures of the legendary Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Continue to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”
Today’s Distance: 298 mi / 480 km (B)

Day 5: FLORENCE. EXCURSION TO SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO & VERRAZZANO CASTLE.
In Siena, admire the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to the shell-shaped PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, site of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Continue through vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano with its medieval houses with towers, visible from far away. Then, the highlight of today: a WINE TASTING of the famous Chianti wine and dinner at Verrazzano Castle before returning to Florence.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B,D)

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.” Also visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and the SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. This evening is your chance to taste the culinary delights at a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)

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’s inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice’s excellent restaurants.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B)

Day 8: VENICE ISLAND.
Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE 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 tradition. Time to wander through the little streets or take an optional gondola ride. (B)

Day 9: VENICE ISLAND–VERONA–MILAN
. In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Walk to PIAZZA DELLE ERBE, once the site of the Roman Forum, and PIAZZA BRA to 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, Italy’s financial hub.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B)

Day 10: MILAN
. Your guided walking tour starts with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Also admire the glass-domed GALLERIA, the famous La Scala Opera House, and the magnificent gothic Duomo. Afternoon at leisure to explore Milan’s famous shopping streets at your own pace and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of Milan’s fine restaurants as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia! (B,D)

Day 11: MILAN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, [LF] St. Peter in Chains with Michelangelo’s Moses, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum

CASTEL GANDOLFO
[LF] Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

SIENA
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

VERRAZZANO CASTLE
Wine tasting and dinner

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

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
Walk to Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà

MILAN
Guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds & museum, and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome, at Verrazzano Castle, and in Milan


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$620-$900

Triple room reduction per person:
$60

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Rome: Ludovisi Palace
Located in the heart of Rome in the fashionable Via Veneto district, this elegant 57-room hotel is set in an historical building dating back to the early 1900's offering a slice of Old World Italian glamour in a warm atmosphere. Drinks & delicious appetizers are served in the lounge bar and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Address:
Via Ludovisi 43
Roma , Italy
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: Papadopoli Venezia
The Hotel Papadopoli Venezia-MGallery Collection is a very exclusive hotel, located in the heart of the city, close to the Grand Canal. It features 96 elegantly decorated guestrooms and suites that offer romantic views of the Papadopoli Gardens or Tolentini Canal. The hotel has a private dock, where guests can arrive directly by boat or water taxi. Its terrace bar and Giardino d'Inverno restaurant are situated in the most luxurious winter garden in Venice.
Address:
S.Croce 245 -Giardini Papadopoli
Venice , 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

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Ratings based off 40 reviews . Currently showing 7 reviews with comments only.
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. 

By Nelson S on Sep 24, 2010

The Globus tour we took was well run. The staff was very informative and friendly.


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