ESCORTED

Mini Art Tour and Liguria

7 Days - 6 Nights

3/4 Star Hotels


April to October - Saturday departure

Rome - Assisi - Siena - Pisa - San Gimignano - Florence - Padua - Venice - Milan - S. Margherita Ligure - Cinque Terre - La Spezia - Portovenere - Genoa - Milan

 

Day 1 Saturday ROME - ASSISI - SAN GIMIGNANO -
SIENA

Early morning, departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Time at leisure to visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 Sunday SIENA - PISA - FLORENCE

Buffet breakfast. Start the visit of PISA, known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city is also home of the University of Pisa. Continue to Florence, panoramic visit of the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Re st of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 Monday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE

Buffet breakfast. Departure for PADUA, where you will have free time to visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Square and Basilica of St. Mark with the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Tuesday VENICE - MILAN

Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano or optional tour. In the afternoon departure to Milan (less than 9 by train). Afternoon at leisure to visit the city. Overnight.

Day 5 Wednesday MILAN - S. MARGHERITA LIGURE - LA
SPEZIA

Departure from Milan for Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera ( Italy's Cote DAzur ), famous for its relaxing beaches. You will visit also Portofino one of the most beautiful and jet set bays in Italy famous from the 1960's , short panoramic visit to see the colourful houses and picturesque port . Lunch at leisure and in the afternoon continue to La Spezia a well known sea town with a famous ancient navel college. Overnight.

Day 6 Thursday LA SPEZIA - CINQUE TERRE - LA SPEZIA

Buffet breakfast. Departure for an excursion by boat (weather permitting) or by train to the famous Cinque Terre, a group of five villages suspended between the sea and the earth, a unique landscape. In the late afternoon return to the hotel in La Spezia. Overnight.

Day 7 Friday LA SPEZIA - PORTOVERDE - GENOA - MILAN

Buffet breakfast. Departure for Portovenere, an ancient fishing village. Then continue to Genoa, one of the most important ports in Italy, and enjoy a visit of the old city. Genoa was one of the so-called "Maritime Republics" shipbuilding and banking helped support one of the largest and most powerful navies in the Mediterranean. In the afternoon departure to Milan where the tour ends.

    UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Accommodation in 3/4 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Three dinners
  • Service charges and taxes included except the city tax which must be paid locally directly to the hotel
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • An Appian Line Assistant during the tour
  • English-French-Spanish-Portuguese speaking assistant

NO ENTRANCE FEES TO MUSEUMS

 

OUR HOTELS:


* In Siena: Italia or similar
* In Florence: Grifone or similar
* In Venice: Continental or similar
* In Milan:
* In La Spezia: NH La Spezia or similar

2016 Rates

In double € 1440.00
In single € 1725.00
In triple € 1370.00
Child with 2 adults € 1152.00

2016 Dates

APRIL: 13
MAY: 4-18
JUNE: 1-15
JULY: 6-20
AUGUST: 3-17-31
SEPTEMBER: 14-28
OCTOBER: 12