Your journey through Italy starts in Rome where you’ll visit the Ancient Roman Forum, which includes the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. You will also tour the Vatican Museum to see one of the biggest and most valuable art collections in the world. The Vatican Tour also includes the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica to see two of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the wall of the Sistine Chapel and the Pieta sculpture.
After 3 nights in Rome it’s off to Florence. On the way to Florence you’ll stop along the way in Assisi to see Giotto’s frescoes in the St Francis’ Basilica. You will also visit Santa Maria Degli Angeli, Saint Mary of the Angels. Then the tour continues on to Florence where you will stay for 3 nights. In Florence sightseeing highlights a walking tour of Florence, the birth place of the Renaissance. We’ll walk Florence’s highlights including Piazza Signoria to see the various sculptures by the masters, and then on to Brunelleschi’s masterpiece Florence’s Duomo, and Ghiberti’s masterpiece the Baptistry’s Bronze Doors. From Florence we also take a trip out to Pisa and a dinner in an authentic Castle in the hills of Tuscany.
After 3 nights in Florence your journey continues to Venice for 3 nights, stopping in Bologna on the way. Bologna is one of Italy’s culinary highlights. We will take a walking sightseeing tour of Bologna before continuing on to Venice.
In Venice you will visit the island of Murano to see a glass blowing workshop. The Venice tour also includes a canal cruise and a walking tour of “Secret Venice.” Your Italy tour Rome Florence Venice ends in Venice, where you may fly home or extend your vacation.
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9-night Italy Tour Rome Florence Venice package includes:
- Rome 3 nights
- Florence 3 nights
- Venice 3 nights
Italy Tour Rome Florence Venice Sightseeing Highlights
- Rome Guided visits of the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. See the Roman Forum.
- Assisi Guided visit of St. Francis’ Basilica. Visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
- Florence Guided walking tour of the city.
- Visit Tuscan Castle for an authentic Tuscan dinner.
- Pisa See the Leaning Tower.
- Bologna Guided tour including ‘the kissing towers’.
- Venice Canal cruise by private launch. Guided walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ to the Rialto Bridge and famous fish market. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
- Murano to visit a glass-blowing workshop.
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Italy tour Rome Florence Venice Itinerary:
The Italy tour Rome Florence Venice itinerary includes 3 nights in each of Italy’s big 3 making this a leisurely Italy tour.
Day 1 – Depart the United States
Day 2 – ARRIVE ROME (3 nights)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica – the perfect start to your Italian holiday!
Hotel: Grand Hotel Palatino
Day 3 – ROME SIGHTSEEING
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, visit the Forum, center of daily life in ancient Rome as well as the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.
Day 4 – ROME AT LEISURE
Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples.
Day 5 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS)
Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your Local Guide shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
Day 6 – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING
Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Day 7 – FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest Dinner in a historic castle.
Day 8 – FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS)
Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals – it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast and dinner)
Hotel: Boscolo Bellini
Day 9 – VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION
Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood lunch.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10 – SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE MARKET
Enjoy a boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the colourful, centuries-old fish market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Day 11- VENICE END OF TOUR
Your Italy tour Rome Florence Venice ends in Venice.