ESCORTED

Rome and The Art Capitals

8 Days - 7 Nights

3 Star Hotels

 

April to October - Thursday departure

Rome - Assisi - San Gimignano - Siena - Pisa - Florence - Padua - Venice- Rome

 

Day 1 Thursday ROME

Arrival transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Day 2 Friday ROME

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a walking tour. (NO TOUR LEADER DURING THE STAY IN ROME). Visit St. Peter's Basilica, Navona square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. In the a fternoon e xplore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional tour. Overnight stay.

Day 3 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 4 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 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 5 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 6 Tuesday VENICE

Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory (optional shopping) to
see the moulding of the famous venetian murano or optional tour. End
of the tour.

Day 7 Wednesday VENICE - ROME

Buffet breakfast and return to Rome. Overnight.

Day 8 Thursday ROME

Departure Transfer

 

EXCITING HIGHLIGHTS DAY BY DAY

ASSISI: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
SIENA: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
FLORENCE: Panoramic view of Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral
PADUA: See Donatello's masterpiece, the "Gattamelata"
VENICE: Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs

SCENIC DRIVES ALONG THE WAY

The Tuscan countryside and medieval towns
The lovely Emilia Romagna region
The Veneto region, world famous for its Villa of Palladio

 

    UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Accommodation in 3 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Four 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 Rome: Executive or similar
* In Siena: Italia or similar
* In Florence: Grifone or similar
* In Venice: Continental or similar

2016 Rates

In double € 1000.00
In single € 1290.00
In triple € 940.00
Child with 2 adults € 790.00

2016 Dates

APRIL: 11
MAY: 2-16-30
JUNE: 13
JULY: 4-18
AUGUST: 1-15-29
SEPTEMBER: 12-26
OCTOBER: 10

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