The best classic tour to visit Italy in 8 days
Upon arrival at the Lombard capital, you will be driven to the hotel. It is advised to discover and look into the most important places of this fantastic city during your free time, such as the Cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala where a lot of famous operas have been played, the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Sforza Castle, etc. Milan is one of the most vi- sited cities due to its fashion, its church (one of the biggest in the world), its monuments, its gastronomy, its Renaissance castle and the well-known Leonardo Da Vinci’s fresco: “The last supper”. Moreover, this metropolis can be defined as a high commercial city since it is consider the business and treasury capital.
After breakfast, free time is on your own until scheduled time for departing to Verona. Arrival at Verona and free lunch. Enjoy the lovely city represented in William Shakespeare’s tragic love story “Romeo and Juliet”. Free time to enjoy Piazza Bra; Scaligero Bridge or the Arena, an amphitheatre used as a theatre gallery. Continue to Mestre. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast you will be driven to Venice where it is possible to enjoy a boat ride across the Venetian Lagoon to admire its characteristic water and the most famous Venetian islands. Moreover, it is possible to see the incredible monuments such as Church of San Giorgio Maggiore or Santa Maria della Salute. After the ride, free time is on your own. Possibility to visit the crystal industry of Murano where the same traditional technique of crystal production is being used for centuries. After lunch it will be possible to enjoy (optional) a romantic gondola ride. The rest of the day is on your own to visit the city. Dinner and accommodation.
Venice is well-known for its several canals which have more than fifteen centuries of history and a main role in the trade with the Byzantine Empire. The city is sited on a group of 117 small islands. The foundations are made of wood over a cement base where all these amazing structures and all the bridges are supported.
The first stop of the day is the Tuscan region that can be reached across the Apenines, the dorsal spine of Italy. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing all over the city known as the “cradle of Renaissance” under the patronage of Medici family: Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore with the Baptistery which has the famous “Gates of Paradise”; Ponte Vecchio; San Lorenzo market; Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria where a lot of great artistic statues and monuments can be found. After lunch, free time is on your own to explore the city. It is advised to visit the Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture “David” which is placed at Galleria dell’Accademia. You can also visit the Basilica di San Miniato, Medici Chapels, etc. Dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast, the first stop of this journey is Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. It is possible to visit the Basilica of Saint Clare and the Saint’s tomb. The next stop is the mythic Tiber valley, focal point of Etruscan-latin civilization. This route leads us to Rome. After lunch, a Colosseum external sightseein tour is carried out, the most beautiful roman amphitheatre. It is possible to visit the Imperial Fora which contains the palace ruins; Piazza Venezia; Circo Massimo, etc. Finally, tour across the Baroque Rome with its unique squares and fountains. Dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast, our first city tour stop will be the Vatican Museums, the place where you can find the world-wide known Sistine Chapel of Michelangelo. The tour will continue through Saint Peter’s Basilica where another Michelangelo’s masterpieces is preserved: La Pietà made of white marble which seems to come to life. After lunch, free time is on your own to enjoy the city. It is possible to visit some of the great symbols of Rome: the Colosseum (inside tour), the Imperial fora; Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore or the Michelangelo’s “Moses” sculpture. Dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast the first stop of the journey is Campania, the region of Italy where Pompeii archeological remains are located. The city was buried under the ashes of Vulcan Vesuvius in 79 B.C. The next stop is Naples: the typical city of the Italian south coast which was part of the Kingdom of Aragon. This historical feature can be appreciated in its monuments and castles, especially in Castel Nuovo (or Maschio Angioino). After having lunch, free time is enjoyed to visit Capri (optional), a Mediterranean paradisiac island with its beautiful caves and involving places such as Marina Grande. Dinner on the way to Rome and accommodation.
After breakfast free time is on your own to visit the city until you will be transferred to the airport. End of the itinerary.