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Classics of Italy

Venice, Florence, Rome
10 Days
This amazing country of Popes, merchants and art patrons has compiled the word's greatest treasures in spectacular cities and buildings. In Italy, you will stand face to face with some of the most iconic masterpieces, enchanting seascapes, lemon groves, zig-zag roads and mouthwatering food.
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    Italy is the country with the richest and sweetest culture. Italians live life to the fullest, basking in their heritage as the cradle of European civilization - established by the Romans and carried on through centuries by the Roman Catholic Church. Appreciate the distinctive arome of the balsamic vinegar in Tuscany, the century old shops selling fresh pasta in Bologna and the grilled fish on a bed of fresh tomatoes with basil in Sicily.

     

    Day
    01
    Venice
    On your arrival to Venice airport, you will be met by your private driver, who will escort you to your hotel. Welcome cocktails to meet your tour guide and your fellow travellers.



    Day
    02
    Venice
    After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your local guide for a walking tour of Saint Mark's Square. As one of the most famous Italian piazzas, it reflects the Venetian architecture of the glorious Doge's time. 

    In the afternoon enjoy tea in the home of one of the last Venetian noble families.

    Day
    03
    Venice
    After breakfast, you will enjoy a day dedicated to the arts and crafts of the Venetian merchants, who made this town famous worldwide. The day will start at the Rialto fruit market. After this colourful stop, you will have the opportunity to see a gondola shipyard.

    Continue the afternoon with a to Murano, where you will be able to admire the art of glass blowing. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own or visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

    Day
    04
    Florence
    Your next stop on this Italian adventure is Bologna, city famous for its university, architecture, fine sausages and hams. Your guide will show you the sights including Neptune's fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Enjoy a pasta making class followed by launch. 

    Arrival in Florence mid afternoon and rest of the day at leisure.

    Day
    05
    Florence
    After breakfast, meet your local guide for half day tour of Florence, including a visit of Academia Gallery and the beautiful statue of David by Michelangelo. You will then proceed to the Cathedral Square with the Duomo and the Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio, Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. 

    Lunch and rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the Uffizi Museum or the Gucci Museum.

    Day
    06
    Tuscany
    After breakfast and check-out, you will be transferred to Rome - the 'Eternal City'.

    On the way, you will visit the medieval village of San Gimignano, often described as 'the most famous small town in Italy'. The charming hilltop town is noted for its many towers, its breathtaking views of the Tuscan landscape and it famous wine - vernaccia. Proceed to the Chianti area and, after a typical wine tasting ar a local vineyard, re-board your coach for your drive to Rome.

    Day
    07
    Rome
    Today is all about exploring the most famous monuments and sites of Ancient Rome, birthplace of modern civilization and capital of the Roman Empire. Learn how Julius Caesar and many almighty Emperors conquered the ancient world with a visit to the Roman Forum. You will walk through Via Sacra (the Sacred Way), the route followed by religious and triumphal processions.

    Then continue with a visit to the Roman Colosseum, an enormous amphitheatre where gladiators, Christians and wild beats once battled to the death in front of 50,000 spectators. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure, when you can enjoy a walk to the Piazza Navona and taste the wonderful local gelato.

    Day
    08
    Vatican
    Meet your local guide for a half-day tour of the Vatican. You will enter the Vatican Museum before the opening time to have breakfast in the courtyard, followed by a tour of the galleries which contain thousands of amazing treasures collected by the Popes throughout the centuries. Then you will visit the Sistine Chapel, where you will raise your eyes in wonderment to see Michelangelo's 'Creation' and the famous 'Last Judgement'. 

    In the afternoon, you will have time to admire St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world. Among the many fine pieces of art and mosaics on display are Michelangelo's 'Pieta' and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit. 

    Day
    09
    Rome
    Tour the famous Roman fountains in style, on board of the iconic Fiat500, followed by a food tasting tour. 
    In the evening, enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.

    Day
    10
    Departure
    Departure transfer or extend your tour with a stay in beautiful Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

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