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ITALY IN 1 WEEK - Venice, Florence and Rome

A short tour at the discovery of the most famous cities in Italy, admiring the extraordinary beauty of Italy.

SUMMARY

  • 7 Full Days + 7 Nights
  • Type of Tour: point to point
  • Start in: Venice
  • Start in: Rome
  • Minimum number of participants: 4

 

PRICE PER PERSON

Double occupancy in 3 Star Hotel - Country House

  • Spring Summer 2017: 2,170 € (Groups of 4 to 5 travellers) - 2,050 € (Groups of 6 to 7 travellers)
  • Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017: 1,960 € (Groups of 4 to 5 travellers) - 1,820 € (Groups of 6 to 7 travellers)
  • Supplement per person for accomodation in single room: 210 €

Double occupancy in 4 Star Hotel

  • Spring Summer 2017: 2,330 € (Groups of 4 to 5 travellers) - 2,260 € (Groups of 6 to 7 travellers)
  • Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017: 2,065 € (Groups of 4 to 5 travellers) - 1,960 € (Groups of 6 to 7 travellers)
  • Supplement per person for accomodation in single room: 280 €

Quotation on request for accomodation in 5 Star Hotel - Historical Palace

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 7 nights with European Breakfast
  • 7 3-course dinners (wine not included)
  • Private transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned van
  • English speaking full-time Tour Leader
  • Visit to a wine cellar with tasting in Val d’Orcia
  • Admission to Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
  • Admission to Coliseum and Imperial Forums in Rome
  • All taxes and tips

Day 1 - VENICE

Welcome to the “unique” Venice, the city of lagoons! You will be astonished by the beauty and charme of this city!
Today we will visit Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and the interior of the Basilica, a 900 year old marvel of architecture! The church is unique in Italy for its golden Byzantine and Medieval mosaics, its intricate stone and marble traceries and exuberant Middle Eastern domes. Near St. Mark’s Basilica is Palazzo Ducale, the most impressive secular building in Venice and once the official residence of the supreme authority of Venice, the “Doge”.
At lunch, we will relax by tasting wine and savoring delicious ”cicheti”, finger food ranging from simple cheese or salami to almost any kind of seafood, fried and grilled vegetables, sweet and sour sardines, creamy codfish and much, much more!
In the afternoon we will visit Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Saint Mary’s of Friars): this vast Gothic church is striking for its huge size and for the quality of its works of art, including masterpieces by Titian, Giovanni Bellini and Donatello, and several grandiose tombs. Then Santi Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city’s greatest Gothic church, which houses monuments to no fewer than 25 Doges. We will explore the streets and savor everyday life in an intricate maze of ancient narrow alleyways, lively squares with magnificent buildings and meandering canals, and finally we will walk on the Rialto Bridge, the busy "heart" of Venice.
Tonight we will have dinner in a typical Venetian trattoria. We suggest you to try “Sarde in saor” (marinated sardines), a risotto with seafood, the typical “baccala' mantecato”, to finish with a fantastic bussola (a ring-shaped and cinnamon-flavored cake)!
Overnight in Venice



Day 2 – FERRARA AND FLORENCE

On our way to Florence we’ll stop in Ferrara, city of the Renaissance, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a cozy, deliciously quiet town, with its colossal palaces and still ringed by its intact medieval walls! You will be amazed by its beauty!
For lunch let’s try some “pearls” of Ferrara Gastronomy as the “Salama da sugo” and the typical “bread of Ferrara”! 
In late afternoon we’ll arrive in Florence, the land of Dante, Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto!
Overnight in Florence




Day 3 – FIRENZE

Welcome to Florence, the land of Giotto and Dante! In Piazza della Signoria we will see the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence and still the seat of government of the city, with the crenellated tower of Arnolfo, and the famous “Loggia dei Lanzi” with its incredible classical statues, a true museum in open air .
We will then admire the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, and the Baptistery, one of the oldest buildings in the city, in the Florentine Romanesque style with its famous bronze doors made by Pisano and Ghiberti in the 14th and 15th centuries. At midday we will have lunch with “Panino con Lampredotto” in a typical Florentine market.
In the afternoon we will reach Galleria dell’Accademia which hosts Michelangelo's David, the most famous sculpture in the world! We will also spare some time to relax, visiting a typical market for shopping, strolling through the pedestrian streets of the city and crossing the oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, rich of jewellery shops.
Tonight dinner in Oltrarno, the Florence of the Florentines, enjoying a Florentine grilled steak with a glass of good red Chianti wine!
Overnight in Florence

Day 4 – PISA and SAN GIMIGNANO

Today we will discover Pisa, the beautiful Tuscan town famous all over the world for its Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower). Its construction started in 1173 but was finished at the end of the 14th century; the cylindrical tower, 54 meters tall, has eight floors, six of them with open galleries, and inside the spiral staircase has 294 steps leading to the top. In “Campo dei Miracoli” (Field of Miracles), one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy, we will also admire the Duomo, the Baptistery and the “Camposanto”, the cemetery for noble citizens of Pisa in the past. Upon request we will be able to climb to the top of the tower (please note that advance booking is required).
In the afternoon we will reach San Gimignano, also known as the "Medieval Manhattan", thanks to its very old and impressive 14 towers that dominate the town skyline.
Overnight in Florence



Day 5 – VAL D’ORCIA

Heading south, we will visit Val d’Orcia, one of the most scenic areas of Tuscany. Here we will stop in Pienza, “Pio’s town”, famous for its Palace and for the Pecorino Cheese, then we will reach Bagno Vignoni, a tiny and charming village where the main square is a pool 49 meters long and 29 wide, from the bottom of which bubble up a number of hot springs whose therapeutic quality has been renowned since antiquity! All this creates such a pleasant sensation, it will be hard to leave!
Our next stop will be the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a former Benedictine monastery near Montalcino. In this elegant Romanesque edifice of the early 12th century, when possible, we will listen to the Gregorian chants of the Monks living here. Quite a moving experience!
We will finally arrive in Montalcino, one of the prettiest hill towns in Tuscany. Rows of olive-trees and of precious grape vines and the yellow fields create an enchanting landscape. Here we will visit a cellar and have a sip of one of the most famous wines in the world, Brunello di Montalcino.
On our way to Rome we will stop in the hill town of Orvieto.
Overnight in Orvieto


Day 6 – ORVIETO and ROME

Orvieto is one of the most scenic towns in Italy, perched up on volcanic rock. Although just an hour from Rome, the architecture is different, with many of the buildings constructed out of tufo, a type of volcanic rock. We will admire its 14th century Cathedral – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics and sculptures.
Finally, here we are in Rome, a place where ancient history, excellent art and religious icons mix in a unique blend!
We will see the Pantheon, dedicated to the worship of every god (Pan-every Theon-divinity), now memorial chapel of great Italian people of the past, then the Church of St. Louis of the French famous for the cycle of paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio at the end of the 16th century, Piazza Navona and finally Fontana di Trevi, a Rome icon known all over the world.
Overnight in Rome

Day 7 – ROME

There’s so much to do in Rome! In the morning we will visit the 2,000 years old Colosseum and the Imperial Forums, the administrative and monumental centre of the Roman Empire.
In the afternoon we’ll reach the Vatican and we will be stunned by the grandiosity of the Basilica of St. Peter, framed by the magnificent four column-deep colonnade designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
In our final night, we will have dinner in Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament! Here we will taste the Roman Cuisine in a typical Trattoria: you may try “Saltimbocca alla Romana” ( veal lined or topped with prosciutto and sage),“Bucatini cacio e pepe” (pasta with Pecorino Romano cheese and ground black pepper) and, in season ,”Fiori di Zucca Fritti” (fried zucchini flowers)!
Arrivederci with another tour at the discovery of Italy with VITOR.
Overnight in Rome