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September 27 - October 8, 2023 - Italian Treasures tour to Italy!
Filled with the country’s famous jewels and hidden gems, this dazzling tour leads you from Rome to Venice and back again, with time in the sultry Italian Riviera, vineyard-dotted Tuscany, and picturesque Umbria, Tuscany’s “gentler sister.” Savor a boat ride along the dramatic Cinque Terre coastline with its pastel-hued fishing villages, stroll through the serene streets of Assisi, and sip Chianti in a Tuscan cantina. Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the perfectly preserved medieval town of San Gimignano are more reasons this tour of Italy truly shines.
Depart on September 27 for an overnight flight to Rome to arrive on the 28th and meet up with the rest of the group to start the 11 day itinerary!
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome!
At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Colosseum, and see the Roman Forum. Free time late afternoon and evening.
LUCCA Enjoy an orientation walk, followed by free time.
LUCCA-LA SPEZIA-EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA
The Italian Riviera
Depart for a scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Globus Local Favorite Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso, with free time before boarding your train for La Spezia.
PISA See the Leaning Tower en route back to Lucca.
LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE
Tuscany’s Terra Bella
SIENA An orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo.
SAN GIMIGNANO Take an orientation walk with free time for lunch.
VERRAZZANO Enjoy Globus Local Favorite wine tasting with local specialties.
FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Ladies & Gentlemen of Verona
VERONA An orientation walk includes Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà to admire the Arena. Free time for lunch before continuing to Venice.
VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals
Benvenuti a Venezia
VENICE ISLAND A guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains en route to Assisi.
ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica.
Parting is Sweet Sorrow
ORVIETO Enjoy a Globus Local Favorite local pastries tasting at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a historic Pasticceria. An orientation walk includes the cathedral with free time to visit San Brizio Chapel.
ROME Join in a farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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