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Italian Showcase 2020

Italian Showcase 2020

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Tour Itinerary

This is a comprehensive, affordable tour of Italy, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved cities (including Rome, Florence and Venice), historic sites, small towns, and scenic wonders. You’ll start and end in Rome focusing on Tuscany and the Sorrento coast, but also visiting Venice, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), and Assisi. Enjoy two nights in the Tuscan countryside, famous for medieval villages, charming towns, and the celebrated wine-growing regions. From your base, visit Siena, home of the famous palio horse race. Enjoy a walking tour of the Renaissance city center of Florence. You’ll see Piazza Signoria – the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century. Discover the charm of Bologna, with its Medieval towers, and spend three nights in the area of Sorrento, a laid-back town with amazing views of the azure seas and cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants. Take the excursion to Capri, with is crystal-blue water, legendary piazzetta, and fashionable boutiques; Explore Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved archaeological site gives you an amazingly detailed insight into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. This Italy tour also visits Ravenna, with its Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD; Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its Renaissance appearance; Gubbio, dating to the 14th century, and Assisi, where you’ll visit the Basilica of St. Francis that houses the tomb of St. Francis. To top it all up, visit Rome, the “eternal city,” including a guided city orientation showing the main sights, from Vatican City to the Colosseum. From the small, historic towns to the vibrant cities, this affordable Italy tour for value-minded travelers has it all!

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

This morning, journey to Siena, rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. Enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (B)

Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, two of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire their towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees. (B,D)

Arrive in Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Admire the city’s timeless beauty during the included walking tour with a Local Guide. Continue to the Bologna area.
Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km (B,D)

Spend some time visiting Bologna, Italy’s oldest university city this morning, then head for the Venice area. Stop in Verona to visit the romantic city of Shakespearian plays. You’ll have time for a stroll in the center to see the Roman Arena.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km (B)

Day 6: VENICE.
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation, starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. A variety of optional excursions is available. (B,D)

Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world.
Today’s Distance: 139 mi/ 224 km (B,D)

First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town, then on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where the superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi/ 160 km (B,D)

Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the town, including the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Cross the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in the picturesque Sorrento area.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km (B)

Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to the Sorrento Area for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 9 mi/ 15 km (B,D)

Spend the day relaxing in the sun, explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to discover the unique beauty of Positano. (B)

Leave the Sorrentine Peninsula to discover one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world: POMPEII. This village was caught by surprise by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and excavations have uncovered a snapshot of ordinary Roman life. Back to the present, you’ll enjoy an orientation drive of culture-rich Naples before arriving in Rome.
Today’s Distance: 173 mi/ 278 km (B)

Day 13: ROME.
Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. Consider an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 14: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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Sightseeing & Activities:

Piazza del Campo


Guided walking tour



Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop



Guided tour including St Francis Basilica

Full-day excursion

Guided walking tour of the excavations


Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s SquareTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri

Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners

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Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Rome: Grand Fleming Hotel
Rome: Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana - San Giovanni
Tuscan Hills: Hotel Villa Saulina
Bologna Area: Living Place
Venice Area: Poppi
San Marino: Titano
Assisi Area: City Hotel & Suites
Sorrento Area: Panorama Palace
Sorrento Area: Central Park

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

The tour guide Elisa was fantastic.

Some hotel properties were austere. Meeting up with Cosmos at the Rome airport was a nightmare with locals scratching their heads. Nerve racking for sure.

This is our second trip with Cosmos. It was near perfect. The hotels were great. Excursions well planned and smooth. Food great. Itinerary was amazing. Our tour director Kristina was fabulous. Our booking agent Eliza was friendly, helpful and professional. Our driver was wonderful, and highly skilled. I was totally at ease. I love that I don't have to worry about anything once I am on a Cosmos tour.

Encourage Cosmos travellers to book many of the optional excursions to get the most from this tour. Suggest to Cosmos that Pisa be omitted and an extra day in Florence be added instead. Otherwise the tour director and driver were exceptional.

Am very happy with the whole experience. I was the oldest member of the tour group & feel I was very carefully looked after - " above & beyond the call of duty". Our tour guide was great. Made sure everything went well & everyone was taken care of.. Very knowledgeable, personable & hardworking. The hotels were clean & more than adequate. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the lunch at the beautiful vineyard & our time spent there. The guides in the towns were excellent. Really seemed to know their areas - the history, whys & wherefores of what took place there.

I would recommend this trip to anyone that wants to see Italy. It is fast paced and exhausting, but well worth it.

we sure have a great time. Our expectation were exceeded.

The trip and itinerary were perfect. Had a great time. Cosmos fits our budgets and our interest. Thanks

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