THE BEAUTY OF ITALY – 9-DAY TOUR - 9 Days

The beauty of Italy. 9-day private tour.

Tour for small groups (2-7 pax).

Itinerary

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Upon arrival at Rome airport, meet the driver for a private transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in Rome.

After breakfast, meeting at the hotel with our driver and our local guide for a panoramic tour of Rome including the main points of the city: Piazza della Repubblica, Via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Foro Romano Colosseum (exterior), Arco de Costantino and Circo Massimo. In the afternoon, walking tour of Baroque Rome: Piazza Navona, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. After the visit, return to the hotel.

Breakfast and transfer to the Vatican area, territory of the Holy See, independent state city and official residence of the Pope. Tour inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Roman Catholic church in the world, exhibiting its magnificence on a monumental scale, in the unsurpassed expression of the power and wealth of the Catholic Church. The most famous of all the statues of São Pedro, now protected by bulletproof glass, is located in the first chapel of the south aisle: Michelangelo’s Pieta. Free afternoon for activities of personal interest.
At the agreed time, transfer back to the hotel and accommodation.

After breakfast, departure to Assisi, the city where San Francisco and Santa Clara lived and which today is the pilgrimage center. Guided tour inside the Basilica of San Francisco where the tomb of the Saint and the frescoes of the artist Giotto are located. Continuation to Florence. Meeting with our guide for a walking city tour: you will be able to visit the historic center of Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, appreciate the Duomo, the grandeur of its Dome and the Baptistery that stands out for its bronze door, named by Michelangelo “Gate of paradise”. Piazza da Signoria where the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi are located, a true open-air museum and the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence built over the Arno river. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Departure to San Gimignano, a city characterized by its medieval towers and its triangular square; then the tour continues to Siena, noted for its medieval brick buildings and Piazza del Campo, the central square with a characteristic fan shape where the Palio of Siena, a traditional horse race, takes place every year. Both historic centers of these cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Return to Florence and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Pisa, to visit Piazza de Miracoli, where the famous leaning tower is the bell tower of the Cathedral and a UNESCO heritage site. Continue to Lucca, located on the banks of the Serchio River, known for the perfectly preserved Renaissance walls that surround the historic center. Return to Florence and the rest of the afternoon free for activities of personal interest.

After breakfast, departure to Bologna, a city famous for its porticoes, gastronomy and its university, which is the oldest in Europe. Continue to Padua, to visit the Basilica of Saint Anthony, where the tomb and relics of this Portuguese saint are located. Then to Venice and accommodation.

Breakfast.
Enjoy a guided tour of Venice: meeting in Piazza San Marco with the local guide to begin the visit of the most romantic city in Europe with its canals and bridges, its famous Cathedral and the Palazzo Ducale (exterior). Free afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast and, at the established time, transfer by private boat and minivan to Venice airport.

Price includes

  • 8 nights in central 4-star hotels - breakfast included
  • Arrival transfer FCO Rome Airport - hotel in Rome
  • Driver and minivan available 4h for panoramic tour of Rome + return transfer in the afternoon on the 2º day
  • Round trip transfer: hotel - Vatican - hotel on the 3rd day
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence with stop in Assisi for city tour on the 4th day
  • Driver and minivan available 8h for San Gimignano and Siena tour with roundtrip in Florence on the 5th day
  • Driver and minivan available 8h for Pisa and Lucca tour with roundtrip in Florence on the 6th day
  • Transfer from Florence to Venice with stop in Bologna and Padova on the 7th day
  • Private boat transfer from Tronchetto (Venice) to hotel in Venice island on 7th day
  • Private boat transfer from hotel in Venice island to Tronchetto on 9th day
  • Transfer from Tronchetto to Venice Airport on 9th day
  • English speaking local guide available 6h for Panoramic tour + Baroque Rome tour on the 2nd day
  • English speaking local guide available 3h for Vatican Museum tour on the 3rd day
  • English speaking local guide available 2h30 for Assisi tour on the 4th day
  • English speaking local guide available 3h for Florence tour on the 4th day
  • English speaking local guide available 2h for Venice tour on the 8th day
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to St. Francis' Basilica

Price does NOT include

  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Other museum/monument entrance tickets
  • Anything that is not mentioned under the voice "Price includes"

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THE BEAUTY OF ITALY – 9-DAY TOUR