FIRST CLASS or BOUTIQUE HOTELS:
2 nights Venezia Hotel Bonvecchiati (4*) or similar
3 nights Firenze Hotel Plaza Lucchesi (4*) or similar
2 nights Rome Hotel Quirinale (4*) or similar
3 nights Sorrento Hotel Parco dei Principi (5*) or similar
The quote does include:
First-class hotels for 10 nights
Hotel taxes and service charges
Daily buffet breakfasts
2 included gourmet dinners with renewed wines or sodas
1 included lunch with renewed wines or sodas
1 Wine tasting with lunch exclusive Estate
• Touring by luxury private air-conditioned Minivan Mercedes-Benz
• Parking fees, Motorway tools, City permits fees, Taxes
Private Arrival transfer from Venice airport to Hotel by private luxury water taxi
Private Departure transfer to Naples Airport
All that is not mentioned in “included”. The schedule is subject to change. An update will be given at the end of each day for the next day’s activities. Your escort will be available throughout the tour for any questions or assistance.
Day 1: Venice – 20min boat ride
Arrival at international airport Marco Polo. Welcome by your tour escort.
Transfer by private water taxi to the hotel located on the Grand Canal.
Orientation tour nearby your hotel given by your tour escort. Rest of day at leisure.
Dinner in a traditional local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 2: Venice
After breakfast, meet your tour guide and take a cruise to the Island of Murano.
You will enjoy a nice cruise along the Venetian Lagoon. Visit to a Murano glass blowing factory including a demonstration work where you will see how they make unique glass objects. Continue by boat to Venice, meet you local guide for a walking tour of the city.
Visit Piazza San Marco, the St. Mark Basilica, the Campanile and the Doge’s Palace. Conclude the tour with a gondola serenade if you wish. Rest of day free. (B)
Day 3: Venice – Bologna – Florence (266km-3h) with confort stops in between
Departure transfer to your Hotel in Florence. Stop on route in Bologna. Bologna is considered the seat of the oldest Universities of Europe. Visit the faculty of Medicine and the Torre degli Asinelli. Shopping under the “portici bolognesi” and enjoy the magnificent Piazza Maggiore with the Neptune fountain. Free time for lunch.
Continue to Florence, the city of the Renaissance, check-in at the Hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant and evening at leisure. (B)
Day 4: Florence
Meet your local guide at your hotel to start your tour of Florence. Visit at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The David. Continue to the Duomo, than reach Piazza della Signoria, the most elegant square of Florence embellished with statues, where you will admire Palazzo Vecchio. Stop to see Ponte Vecchio, filled with artisan jewelry shops and finish your tour at Santa Croce Square, where you can shop for leather manufactures. Free time for lunch. (B, L)
Day 5: San Gimignano and Chianti Classico winery
Meet your driver at your hotel and drive on the “Strada del Vino” (road of the wine) through the hills of Tuscany to San Gimignano, Italy’s most beautiful medieval city. Once inside the city walls make your way to the stunning 12th-century Duomo and continue though the winding streets to Piazza della Cisterna.
San Gimignano is known for its medieval walls, towers and smart boutiques.
Spend your afternoon exploring the charming center with extraordinary views of the surrounding countryside. Return to Florence and free time for shopping. (B, L)
*** (Wine tasting with light lunch and tour of the historical cellar at famous Chianti Winery included)
Day 6: Florence – Assisi – Rome – (280km-3h15) with comfort stops in between
Meet your driver at your hotel and be ready for your transfer to Rome. En route visit to the ancient Umbrian hill town of Assisi. It is set high above the valley with extraordinary views from every direction and crowned by the Basilica with its beautiful façade, a charming town known for its art history and for given to the Country of Italy its saint patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. Enjoy the hidden secrets of Rome and walk to Spanish Square, enjoy Shopping and la “Dolce Vita”. (B)
Day 7: Rome – Ancient Rome & Vatican City
In the morning meet driver at your hotel for your transfer to the site of Ancient Rome for a guided visit of the Roman Forum, the Coliseum and the Capitoline Hill. After lunch, Guided tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of Saint Peter. Rest of the day at leisure (time to explore the fashion avenues of Rome!). Enjoy dinner suggested at local restaurant in Trastevere. (B)
Day 8: Rome – Pompei – Sorrento (280km-3h15) with comfort stops in between
Private transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. Drive along the spectacular coast road of the Bay of Naples to Sorrento. Stop on route to visit the ancient roman city of Pompei.
Visit the highlights of this unique archeological UNESCO site (2 hours visit). Free time for lunch and than continue to Sorrento for check in at your hotel.
Dinner at traditional Neapolitan restaurant. (B,D)
Day 9: Sorrento – Amalfi Coast
Full day on the Amalfi coast, a natural Unesco Site, known worldwide for its breathtaking road on high cliffs overlooking the sea. First stop in Positano, a unique fisherman Village built on a cliff that plunged into the sea, considered the capital of lovers on the famous Amalfi Coast, a Unesco site. Stop in Amalfi, visit St Andrew’s Church and the maritime Museum of Ancient Republic of Amalfi. Do not miss the chance to get the famous Amalfi paper as souvenir. Taste some “Limoncello” at one of local small shop. Continue to the village of Ravello, famous for the music festival. Suggested visit to the wonderful gardens of Villa Cimbrone and its amazing view of the coastline.
Lunch suggested in Ravello at famous restaurant with sea view. (B)
Day 10: Sorrento-Capri Island
The island of Capri is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, rich of natural beauty and breathtaking panoramic views. You will sail across the Tyrrhenian sea by hydrofoil, having the chance to cherish the view of Li Galli islands.
Approaching the pier of Capri you will surround and admire the massive cliffs from the bottom and appreciate the crystalline water of the island. You will dock at Marina Grande, than take the funicular to the famous Piazzetta, center of town.
Walking along the narrow streets you will reach the Caesar Augustus Gardens.
Get your kodak moment of “I FARAGLIONI”. Free time for lunch and shopping before returning to the pier by funicular to board the hydrofoil back to Positano. (B)
*On arrival possible to do a Boat tour of the Island including the Blue Grotto (sea-weather conditions permitting – to be paid on spot)
Day 11: Sorrento Naples airport – (48km-50min)
This morning transfer to Naples Airport. Ciao Ciao Italia!
St Mark Evangelist and its golden Basilica
Canareggio Jewish ghetto
Murano and its blooming glass factory
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo
Accademia Gallery, see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The David
Open-air market of San Lorenzo
Artisan jewelry shops & leather factory
The elegant shopping avenue of Via Tornabuoni
the leaning Tower of Pisa
road of the Chianti Classico wine
San Gimignano and Tuscan landscape
The Duomo with its beautiful façade
Local souvenirs: woodcarvings and pottery
Taste local umbriachelli nudels with delicious truffles
The Spanish Steps and Spanish square
Piazza Navona and its majestic fountain of four rivers
visit of the Roman Forum – the Coliseum and the Capitoline Hill
the Sistine Chapel
St Peter’s Basilica
Island of Capri
Colors of the mediterranean sea
Funicolar from the port to the famous Piazzetta
Faraglioni and Augustus Gardens
Famous Krupp Street
inlaid wood handcrafts
Ravello / Amalfi coast
St Andrew Church
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