ITALY 9 DAYS

ITALY

ROME – FLORENCE – PISA - VENICE

9 DAYS

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DATE

PROGRAM

OVERNIGHT

Day 1

ROME ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL TO ROME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AFTER FORMALITIES WITH ITALIAN CUSTOMS MEET AND GREET WITH YOUR DRIVER AT THE MAIN EXIT OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, TRANSFER AND CHECK IN TO THE HOTEL
ROME
Day 2 VATICAN MUSEUMS, SISTINE CHAPEL AND ST. PETER'S BASILICA TOUR
AFTER BREAKFAST, THE DRIVER WILL PICK YOU UP AT THE HOTEL AND HEAD TOWARDS THE VATICAN MUSEUM, ONE OF THE LARGEST MUSEUM COMPLEXES IN THE WORLD. LOCATED IN THE GRAND AND MAGNIFICENT VATICAN PALACES, THERE ARE OVER 7 KILOMETERS OF GALLERIES TO BE SEEN. THE MUSEUM’S 1300 ROOMS HOUSE SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ARTWORKS IN THE WORLD BY SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ARTISTS OF ALL TIME INCLUDING MICHELANGELO, LEONARDO DA VINCI, BERNINI, BOTTICELLI, RAPHAEL, CARAVAGGIO, GIOTTO, AND HUNDREDS MORE. BECAUSE IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE EVERYTHING IN THIS MUSEUM IN ONE VISIT, THE 4 HOURS GUIDED GROUP TOUR WILL TAKE YOU TO VISIT AND SEE THE MOST IMPORTANT SECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM, INCLUDING A VISIT TO ST. PETER'S BASILICA, THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CHURCH.
AT THE COMPLETION OF THE TOUR, YOU WILL BE FREE TO FURTHER EXPLORE THE BASILICA ON YOUR OWN, BUT YOU CANNOT RETURN TO THE MUSEUMS.
THEN YOU WILL HAVE FREE AFTERNOON FOR LUNCH AND TO CONTINUE EXPLORING ROME AT YOUR OWN PACE.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL
ROME
Day 3 COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE MUSEUM AUDIO TOUR
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, YOU WILL HEAD YOUR WAY TO THE COLOSSEUM, PALATINE MUSEUM & ROMAN FORUM, WHICH IS NOT FAR AWAY FROM THE HOTEL. WITH THE AUDIO GUIDE, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE AREA AT YOUR OWN PACE. WHEN FINISHING THE TOUR, YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO HAVE LUNCH, RETURN TO THE HOTEL, CHECK OUT AND GO TO ROME BUS STATION WHERE YOU WILL TAKE THE BUS TO GO TO THE FAMOUS ITALIAN CITY OF FLORENCE.
BUS TRANSFER TO FLORENCE AND AT ARRIVAL YOU WILL CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
FLORENCE
Day 4 FLORENCE CITY TOUR. (ACCADEMIA GALLERY / FLORENCE CITY WALKING GROUP GUIDED TOUR / UFFIZI GALLERY)
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, TAKE A SHORT 10 MINUTES WALK TO GET TO THE MEETING POINT AT 11:00 AM IN FRONT OF ACCADEMIA GALLERY, VIA RICASOLI 58 WHERE THE GROUP TOUR WILL START. AMONG OTHERS, YOU WILL SEE AND VISIT THE ACCADEMIA GALLERY, DUOMO (EXTERIOR), PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA, PALAZZO VECCHIO (EXTERIOR), PONTE VECCHIO, THE SQUARES, THE MONUMENTS, UFFIZI GALLERY.
FLORENCE CITY TOUR STARTS WITH THE VISIT OF THE ACCADEMIA GALLERY, HOME TO MICHELANGELO'S DAVID, THE MOST FAMOUS STATUE IN THE WORLD! HERE YOU WILL ALSO ADMIRE SOME UNFINISHED WORKS BY MICHELANGELO, THE "PRISONERS", WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO SEE HOW HE CARVED THE MASSIVE BLOCKS OF CARRARA MARBLE. THE GUIDE EXPLANATION INCLUDES A DETAILED INTRODUCTION TO MICHELANGELO'S LIFE AND HIS EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD. THE TOUR AT THE ACCADEMIA GALLERY ENDS AROUND 12.30 PM. YOU WILL HAVE THEN FREE TIME FOR LUNCH UNTIL 1.30 PM. AT 1.30 YOUR GUIDE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU IN FRONT OF THE HARD ROCK CAFE VIA BRUNELLESCHI 1, NEARBY PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA AND YOU WILL BE LEAD THROUGH THE HISTORICAL CENTER. THE GUIDE WILL TALK ABOUT HISTORY AND ANECDOTES BETWEEN MIDDLE AGE AND RENAISSANCE, AN ITINERARY TO DISCOVER THE TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE DUOMO, PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA AND PALAZZO VECCHIO, PONTE VECCHIO... BUT ALSO PLACES AND HISTORIES ABOUT RENAISSANCE ARTISTS AND THEIR SECRETS. FINALLY, THE GUIDE WILL LEAD YOU INSIDE THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSEUM OF FLORENCE: THE UFFIZI GALLERY. HERE YOU WILL ADMIRE SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS PAINTINGS OF ALL TIMES INCLUDING BOTTICELLI'S BIRTH OF VENUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI'S ANNUNCIATION, MICHELANGELO'S HOLY FAMILY, TITIAN'S VENUS OF URBINO AND OTHER WORKS BY FAMOUS MASTERS AS CIMABUE, GIOTTO, PAOLO UCCELLO, FILIPPO LIPPI, RAPHAEL, CARAVAGGIO. WHEN FINISHING THE TOUR, YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO CONTINUE EXPLORING FLORENCE AT YOUR OWN PACE.
FLORENCE
Day 5 FLORENCE – PISA
AFTER BREAKFAST, YOU WILL HAVE THE REST OF THE MORNING FREE AT LEISURE, THEN AT NOON CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND GO TO FLORENCE BUS STATION WHERE YOU WILL TAKE THE BUS TO GO TO THE FAMOUS ITALIAN CITY OF PISA; A CITY IN ITALY'S TUSCANY REGION BEST KNOWN FOR ITS ICONIC LEANING TOWER.
BUS TRANSFER TO PISA AND AT ARRIVAL YOU WILL CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
PISA
Day 6 PISA TOUR
AFTER BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL, TAKE A SHORT WALK TOWARDS THE SQUARE OF THE CATHEDRAL OF PISA. THIS SQUARE REPRESENTS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THE PISA ROMANESQUE STYLE THROUGH ITS MAGNIFICENCE AND PERFECTION, A HARMONIOUS FUSION OF CLASSICAL, EARLY CHRISTIAN, LOMBARD AND EASTERN MOTIFS. THE BUILDINGS MAINTAIN A STYLISH UNITY.
THE CATHEDRAL, THE TOWER, THE BAPTISTERY AND THE CAMPOSANTO REPRESENT TOGETHER THE ALLEGORY OF HUMAN LIFE. THE SINOPIE MUSEUM HOSTS THE BIG PREPARATORY DRAWINGS RECOVERED BENEATH THE FRESCOES DECORATING THE CAMPOSANTO AND THE OPERA DEL DUOMO MUSEUM, AT THE MOMENT CLOSED FOR A RESTORATION, WILL SHOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF PISA ART AND THE GREAT MIDDLE AGES SCULPTURE WITH A NEW AND EVOCATIVE MUSEUM PATH. THIS DAY YOU WILL MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE FOR THE PISA CITY TOUR. THEN, AFTER THE TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE COMPLETE DAY TO EXPLORE IT AND ENJOY WITHOUT RUSH. (PISA TOWER ACCESS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON).
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL
PISA
Day 7 PISA - VENICE
AFTER BREAKFAST CHECK OUT EARLY FROM THE HOTEL AND GO YOUR OWN WAY TO PISA BUS STATION TO TAKE THE BUS TO VENICE.
AT ARRIVAL AT VENICE BUS STATION YOU WILL WALK 200 METERS, (3 MINUTES APPROX) TO THE FERRY TERMINAL P.LE ROMA (SCOMENZERA) "C TO GO TO THE MUSEO DEL VETRO(MUSEUM OF GLASS) STOP IN MURANO ISLAND WHERE AT ARRIVAL YOU WILL WALK 4 MINUTES TO GET TO YOUR HOTEL.
CHECK IN AND EARLY EVENING AT LEISURE TO EXPLORE MURANO ISLAND, WORLDWIDE FAMOUS FOR ITS PRODUCTION OF GLASS. SUGGESTION IS TO VISIT THE MUSEUM OF GLASS; LAST ADMISSION IS AT 5 PM.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
VENICE (MURANO)
Day 8 VENICE & ST. MARKS GOLDEN BASILICA TOUR
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL, YOU WILL TAKE THE FERRY TO TAKE YOU TO THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF VENICE. YOU WILL MEET THE GROUP AT THE MEETING POINT AT 8.45 AM AT THE EXCHANGE OFFICE “YEX” UNDER THE CLOCK TOWER. YOU WILL ENJOY A WALKING TOUR (NO ENTRIES) THROUGH THE MOST IMPORTANT AND CHARACTERISTIC STREETS AND SQUARES OF VENICE. A SKILLED TOUR GUIDE WILL LEAD YOU THROUGH THE ANCIENT SERENISSIMA REPUBLIC, TALKING ABOUT THE PAST RICH OF CHARM OF THIS WONDERFUL CITY. YOU WILL VISIT SAINT MARK’S SQUARE; THE GUIDE WILL DESCRIBE THE ORIGINS AND THE HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL MONUMENTS: THE SAINT MARK’S BASILICA (ONLY EXTERIOR), THE DOGE PALACE (ONLY EXTERIOR), THE BELL TOWER (ONLY EXTERIOR), THE CLOCK TOWER (ONLY EXTERIOR), AND THE PROCURATIE (ONLY EXTERIOR); SANTA MARIA FORMOSA: YOU WILL DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND THE ANECDOTES LINKED TO THIS UNIQUE SQUARE. CAMPO SS. GIOVANNI E PAOLO: HERE YOU WILL FIND THE GREAT SCHOOL OF CHARITY, THE “PANTHEON OF VENICE” AND THE CAPTAINS OF FORTUNE. MALIBRAN THEATER AND MARCO POLO’S HOUSE; THE TOUR GUIDE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND THIS CORNER OF VENICE. YOU WILL GO BACK TO SAINT MARK THROUGH THE MERCERIE, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SAINT MARKS AND RIALTO AND THE MOST IMPORTANT STREETS FOR SHOPPING.
AT THE END OF THE WALKING TOUR, YOU WILL HAVE AN HOUR TO TAKE MORE PICTURES AND WALK AROUND THE AREA AND THEN AT 12:OO HRS YOU WILL BE BACK TO THE SAME MEETING POINT TO START WITH THE ST MARK’S GOLDEN BASILICA TOUR. ENTER THE SAINT MARK’S BASILICA, THE MAJESTIC SYMBOL OF THE LAGOON AND OF VENICE HISTORY. A LUXURIOUS AND ELEGANT CHURCH WITH SPLENDID MOSAICS AND SHINY MARBLE FLOOR. THIS WORLD FAMOUS CHURCH, HOUSES THE “PALA D’ORO” (GOLDEN ALTAR), A MASTERPIECE OF GOLDSMITH, RECOGNIZED ALL OVER THE WORLD AS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXAMPLES OF BYZANTINE WORKS, IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TREASURE OF THE BASILICA.
NOTE: FOR SECURITY REASONS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO ENTER THE MUSEUMS AND THE BASILICA WITH BACKPACKS, LARGE HANDBAGS AND LUGGAGE. WE SUGGEST YOU NOT TO BRING THEM WITH YOU SINCE QUEUES TO LEAVE THEM AT THE WARDROBE ARE VERY LONG.
RUCKSACKS AND LARGE BAGS AND ARE NOT ADMITTED INSIDE THE BASILICA, KNEES AND SHOULDERS MUST BE COVERED TO GET INTO THE ST MARK’S BASILICA.

AT THE END OF THE TOUR, YOU WILL HAVE TIME FOR LUNCH IN THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND THEN FREE AFTERNOON TO CONTINUE EXPLORING VENICE AT YOUR OWN PACE.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
VENICE (MURANO)
Day 9 VENICE DEPARTURE
BREAKFAST AND CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL. TAKE THE FERRY TO GO BACK TO VENICE BUS STATION WHERE THE TRANSFER TO GO TO MARCO POLO, VENICE AIRPORT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU.
ARRIVAL TO MARCO POLO, VENICE AIRPORT. CHECK IN AND FLIGHT TO GO HOME

ARRIVAL HOME.

*We are 100% flexible to your inquires. We are able to make any modification you request

to this program.

ITALY

9 DAYS

 

 

  ROUTE
Day 1 Rome arrival
Day 2, 3, 4, & 5 Rome
Day 3 Rome - Florence
Day 4 Florence
Day 5 Florence - Pisa
Day 6 Pisa
Day 7 Pisa - Venice
Day 8 Venice
Day 9 Venice Departure

LAND SERVICES PRICE

*From 849 € Per Person

+ airfare

*Minimum 2 persons

INCLUSIONS:

* 3* HOTELS

* BREAKFASTS

* TRANSFERS ACCORDING ITINERARY

* ENTRANCES TO MUSEUMS, PARKS & TOURS
ACCORDING ITINERARY

* GUIDED & AUDIO TOURS IN ENGLISH ACCORDING
ITINERARY

* HOTEL (VAT) & CITY TAXES INCLUDED

NOT INCLUDED:

* LUNCH, DINNERS & DRINKS NOT MENTIONED
IN THE PROGRAM

* TIPS TO GUIDES, DRIVER AND WAITERS

* HOTEL – BUS STATION TRANSFERS

* FERRY TICKETS IN VENICE

* TRANSFERS BACK TO HOTELS

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