THREE PEARLS OF ITALY
Tour escorted by a professional experienced multilingual tour manager. No meals are included, only bed and continental buffet breakfast.
Rome, Florence and Venice are the three most famous, beloved and admired cities in Italy. This tour guarantees an absolutely unforgettable emotion-filled experience that embraces cultural interest, love of the arts, and the inspiration of spirituality.
Rome, with the solemnity of her historical reality and her decisive role in shaping world events, once the capital of empire and now the seat of Christianity, offers the occasion for an unrepeatable, unique trip. The example of Roman history and religion and the extraordinary wealth of the city's artistic patrimony have created an irresistible fascination and attraction in all ages that have made Rome - today more than ever - one of the principal goals of international tourism.
Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, a city situated on a plane along the banks of the Arno, is surrounded by harmonious hills framed by splendid villas immersed in greenery. Florence gave birth to universal geniuses such as Dante, Leonardo and Galileo, artists like Giotto, Brunelleschi and Botticelli. Florence is a city of perfect harmony, of black and grey colours, of architectural rhythms accentuated in her arches, a city of flowers and charming hilly landscapes crowned with cypress trees.
Venice, a city unique in the world because of her position on 118 isles in the centre of the Lagoon and the atmosphere created not only by the natural surroundings, but above all by the incredible number of buildings and churches that are all veritable artistic jewels. The town is capricious, intricate and a veritable maze of narrow lanes, with 400 bridges that span over 180 canals.
1st day - Rome
Transfer from airport or railway station to the hotel. Time at disposal for an initial exploration of the Eternal City. Overnight accommodation at the hotel.
2nd day - Rome
After breakfast begin a full day guided tour of incomparably beautiful sights with an experienced guide. Piazza Repubblica, the Aurelian Walls, the Pantheon. the park of Villa Borghese, the Foro Italico, Piazza Navona, the Fontana di Trevi, the Piazza and Church of Saint Peter in the Vatican The late afternoon is available for individual visiting, shopping and other personal activities. Overnight accommodation in the hotel.
3rd day - Rome - Florence
After breakfast, the tour departs for Florence. The journey, which occupies the whole day, provides for stops in the mystical city of Assisi and ancient Perugia. The tour travels across the land of the ancient Etruscans and the exciting rolling countryside of Tuscany in a constantly changing pattern. After arriving in Florence, overnight accommodation in the hotel.
4th day - Florence
After breakfast, a visit of the city. Among the more relevant things to see are the Piazza del Duomo, Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery with its Paradise Doors, the river embankment of the Arno, the Old Bridge and Piazzale Michelangelo, which offers a superb panoramic view of the city which was the heart of the Renaissance. The afternoon is available for individual outings.
Overnight accommodation in the hotel.
5th day - Florence - Venice
After breakfast the tour leaves for Bologna on the Autostrada del Sole arriving in Ravenna, famous for its valuable mosaics, and the Adriatic coast. From there to Padua, the city of the Chapel of the Scrovegni frescoed by Giotto and the Holy Church where the body of Saint Anthony rests. The tour continues in the late afternoon to Venice for overnight accommodation. Return transfers by private motor-launch from Piazzale Roma to the hotel are included.
6th day - Venice
After breakfast start guided walk around the city, which includes, besides many other points of interest, a visit to the Palace of the Doges (Ducal Palace) and to the Basilica of St. Mark. The guided walk ends at about noon. Rest of day is at leisure in Venice; overnight accommodation at the hotel.
7th day - Venice - Rome
After early breakfast departure from the hotel for the return trip to Rome, driving south on the Autostrada del Sole highway with arrival late in the late afternoon. A stop of approx 3 hours is scheduled to break the long distance transfer and to allow time for the independent lunch with three choices or in Ravenna the city full of Byzantine monuments or in Bologna the University city or in Siena the medieval city of the well known Piazza del Campo and of the Palio. All three are unique cities and one of them can be visited on the descending way to Rome according to the wishes and interest of the client. Overnight accommodation at the hotel.
8th day - Rome
Breakfast at the hotel and our services end with transfer to airports or railway station.