Italy, Culture and Traditions

  • Destination: Italia
  • Duration: 9 days

“One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination”

(Debra Lavinson)

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Rome, Assis, Florence, Venice, Milan

Day 1 – ROME (-/-/D)
Arrival at Fiumicino International Airport and transfer to the city centre by private bus for a panoramic city tour that incudes the modern area of EUR, the historical side of the city with the Coliseum, Roman’s Forum and Mercati di Traiano and the famous monument to the Unknown Soldier. Continue to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 2 – ROME (B/-/D)
After breakfast, transfer to the city centre for the guided visit of the four Jubilee Basilicas: St. Peter, St. Mary the Major, St. John the Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 3 – ROME (B/-/D)
After breakfast, full day excursion to Tivoli for a guided visit to Villa D’ Este, masterpiece of the Italian garden, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list for its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottos and water games, is a much-copied model for European gardens of the mannerist and baroque. Continue the visit to Villa Adriana, built from the 117 AD by the Emperor Augustus. Return to Rome, dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 4 – ROME (B/-/D)
After breakfast, free time for leisure. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 5 – ROME / ASSIS / FLORENCE (B/-/D)
Breakfast and early departure to Florence. Stop to Assis for a short guided visit to the places of St. Francis that includes St. Francis’ Basilica, St. Chiara Basilica and the Portiuncola. Continue the journey to Florence. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 6 – FLORENCE / VENICE (B/-/D)
After breakfast, morning dedicated to the guided tour of the city center that includes: Piazza della Signoria, the Government House, Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore, The Duomo, Old Bridge. In the afternoon, departure to Venice. Late arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 7 – VENICE (B/-/D)
After breakfast, full day guided city tour of this fascinating medieval city that includes 2 hour walking tour from Piazza San Marco to the Rialto Bridge, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and a short cruise along the Grand Canal aboard a water taxi. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 8 – VENICE / MILAN (B/-/D)
After breakfast, departure to Milan. At the arrival, short guided visit of the city centre. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 9 – MILAN (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Milan International Airport on time for the operations of check-in on your international flight.

The itinerary includes:
Transport in executive vehicle, licensed tour guide, lodging in 4* hotel (double room with private bathroom), half board services (from the dinner to the first day to the breakfast of the last day), tour leader, entry fees, tips

The itinerary excludes:
Drinks during the meals, entry fees to monuments not mentioned in the itinerary, VISA, insurance, extras and personal expenses, international flight

Hotels 4*:
Barcelò Aran Mantegna – ROME
Starhotels Tuscany/Michelangelo or C-Hotels Diplomat or IH Hotels – FLORENCE
Best Western Bologna Hotel or NH Laguna Palace – VENICE
GLAM Hotel or Mediolanum Hotel – MILAN