Italian Treasures 2017

Italian Treasures 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the local 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 seeing 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 special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (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. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. 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-Lucca.
Head north and arrive in medieval Lucca, completely surrounded by the original medieval wall, and enjoy a walk through the quaint medieval town center. An optional dinner at a local agriturismo farm is available. (B)

Day 4: Lucca. Excursion To Cinque Terre & Pisa.
Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy [LF] your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (departures April 3-October 23, 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. Stop in Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular, before returning to Lucca. (B,D)

Day 5: Lucca-Siena-San Gimignano-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. Continue to hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy's perfectly preserved medieval towns. In the afternoon, drive along the Chianti Road leading north to Florence. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at splendid VERRAZZANO CASTLE to hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti. Enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING and an early dinner with local specialties. (B,D)

Day 6: Florence.
During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to explore this fascinating city so beautifully filmed in movies like Room with a View and Tea with Mussolini, and to browse through the shops. Leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce are attractive buys. To make the most of your stay, join our optional excursions to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery and a dinner outing to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)

Day 7: Florence-Verona-Venice Island.
Stop in Verona, 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. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Tonight is your chance to join an optional gondola ride and to sample the city's fine restaurants. (B)

Day 8: Venice Island.
Enjoy morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. 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 traditional manner. 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. Here, 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, you have a chance to [LF] taste local pastries at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a 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 special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment awaits you 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 and a special dinner

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 cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Verrazzano


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

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
Rome: Della Conciliazione
This elegant 67 room hotel is just a few minutes walk away from St. Peter's Basilica and offers modern comforts within the charming atmosphere of a historic building. A hearty breakfast buffet is served in the c hic breakfast room and drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.
Address:
Via Borgo Pio 164
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: Ambasciatori
Modern hotel built in 1930 with well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, near the Metro, the Duomo, LaScala and shopping.
Address:
Via L. Alamanni, 3
Firenze , Italy
Florence: 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
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal enjoys an unparalleled location in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal and next to Ca' Giustinian, the historical headquarters of the Venice Biennale. The hotel is also close to the true heart of the city, St. Mark's Square, and enjoys wonderful views of the Basilica della Salute and the Island of San Giorgio.
Address:
San Marco 1224/b - 1235
Venezia , Italy
Assisi: Giotto
From its splendid position overlooking the Umbrian valley, for over a century, it has been a preferred destination for even the most exacting of travelers searching for art, elegance and a great tradition.
Address:
Via Fontebella 41
Assisi , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$446

Triple room reduction per person:
$83

Extra nights per person in Rome:
Pre tour: in single room $153-$213, in twin $101-$153, in triple $88-$138
Post tour: in single room $100-$132, in twin $67-$91, in triple $64-$85

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2017.

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Ratings based off 54 reviews . Currently showing 8 reviews with comments only.
By Laura R on Oct 17, 2016

Our Globus Italian Treasures Tour was amazing! We had the VERY BEST tour guide! She was very informative, organized, fun, and caring! The only negative about our trip was our arrival in Rome. After we collected our baggage, there was very poor information on how to find a Globus representative!

By Sharon H on Jun 02, 2016

This is my 10th Globus Tour and this company is consistent with the quality of the tour guides, drivers, hotel accommodations and delivering the tour itinerary as described. It remains a great value for the price.

By Irene H on Sep 11, 2014

We were very pleased with the trip from time of booking to it's very end.... amazing experience!! Professional staff all around - and very caring!!!

By Maureen K on Sep 21, 2012

I came home exhausted and satisfied. Our tour director  was superb and our local guides excellent to great. I accomplished all that I hoped for on this trip, got a feel for the Tuscan area, visited places I specifically wanted to see, Thank you for your role in facilitating my trip.

By Barbara G on Jun 29, 2012

The guide was excellent. I would love to take a trip with her leading me again. Very much worth the money for the information and the places seen. While it would have been great to spend more time in some places, I understand that there is a schedule to keep.

By David F on May 11, 2012

We had a great trip - far exceeeding expectations 

By Pamela H on May 11, 2012

I was extremely happy with my vacation to Italy. The tour director was very knowledgable about Italian history and made the visits to each of the cities on the tour very enjoyable. The bus driver for Globus was great, too. 

By James G on Jun 19, 2010

Wonderful trip. Only small blemish was the "hard sell" on the excursions by the Tour Director. We chose this tour specifically because of the free time to do what we planned. Otherwise, flawless logistics. Excellent hotels. All but one of the common meals were fantastic, one was just ok. We had a great time! Thanks.


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