ROME FLORENCE VENICE: CITIES OF ART
8 days + flights
(with tour guide in Italian, English, French, German, Russian)
Group and individual tour.
Recommended from March to October.
You will visit, the Colosseum, Via dei Fori Imperiali, the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo, the Baths of Caracalla, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, ecc…
Florence will be the second city that you will visit, Florence has a lot of museums, palaces and churches and it is considered one of the most important artistic treasures of the world. Among the places of art and religious site in the city there are undoubtedly the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello and the Galleria dell ‘Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are then real “Art Galleries”, as well as the Laurentian Library that is an exceptional expression of the architectural genius of Michelangelo.
When you feel tired of seeing museums and art galleries, you can go outside and you’ll find that0 Florence is a nice city just to walk along the beautiful streets of the old town. Walk until you reach the Arno River, dwell on the romantic Old Bridge.
The third city is Venice, which miraculously was built on the lagoon waters, and has been enriched with unparalleled art treasures. In 1979 the whole city with all Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Are famous in the world the works of Venetian artist like Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione and Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, Tiepolo and Guardi. But just as beautiful are the churches in the changing colors of the water and the buildings, with their typical tunnels arcades and loggias, with their chimneys on the roofs, in the glimpses of figures over a bridge or a street. The city is spread over 118 islands linked by 354 bridges and separated by 177 canals.
You can appreciate the beauty of the city looking out from the Sospiri Bridge along Grand Canal one of the two most important channels of the city. At the end of your stay in Venice you will visit one of the most famous islands in the lagoon: Murano Island.
In the island you will see how it is working the glass.
Arrival in Rome at Fiumicino airport, transfer to your hotel.
11 am – Meeting in the hotel lobby with your guide to visit:
Spanish Steps, The Boat Fountain, the Trinity di Monti church, etc.
Walk to the Pincio through the Villa Medici.
Stop for lunch
Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Venezia
A look at Caravaggio at the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo
Via del Corso and Via Condotti
Piazza Colonna, Palazzo Chigi, and Palazzo Montecitorio
We arrive at the Trevi Fountain by passing through the recently constructed Galleria Alberto Sordi
Dinner in one of the restaurants in these picturesque streets of Rome
Return to hotel
Meeting at the hotel lobby and departure to visit the Piazza del Campidoglio, the Roman Forum, the Church of St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
Metro from Coliseum to Spanish Steps
The Pantheon, the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Piazza Navona, Palazzo Madama, St. Augustine Church
Dinner in Campo de’ Fiori
Meeting in hotel lobby
Vatican Museums: Art Gallery, Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms. Entrance fee € 20.00 (16 + 4) with reservation for skipping cue.
The Basilica of St. Peter, The Square, The Colonnade of Bernini
To Trastevere by bus, walking along the small streets of the ancient neighborhood
Dinner in Trastevere
Visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto, reservations required. Reached with Metro plus bus. The path to catacombs leads through underground levels and is not suitable for those suffering from claustrophobia.
Return to the hotel for baggage pick up and departure to Florence with high speed train
Accommodation in selected hotel.
Arrival in Florence at the station Santa Maria Novella. Deposit luggage in Hotel
Visit the Church of Santa Maria Novella and the Medici Chapels
Walk to Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio
18.30 approx. return to the hotel
Visit to the Uffizi Gallery
Departure by train to Venice. Accommodation at selected hotel
Walk to the calle di Venezia, Piazza San Marco, its Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs
Gondola ride recommended in the evening or after dinner
Visit to the islands of Murano and Burano, the first famous for blown glass the first and the second for embroidery and lace or alternatively boat ride to the Venetian Villas
In the afternoon, pick up of baggage at the hotel and transfer to the airport in Venice for the return flight home
|Night||Destinations||Accommodations||B Breakfast; L Lunch; D Dinner|
|1||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|2||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|3||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|4||Florence||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|5||Florence||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|6||Florence||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|7||Venice||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
You should choose the type of accommodations you require in the various cities largely in advance due to shortage of rooms during the high season. 2016 is the Holy Year for the Christian church
One more night in Rome to leave from the same airport of arrival
One night near Venice (Treviso) in order to make the boat trip to discover the Venetian Villas
Two or more days on the Amalfi Coast (recommended depending on the season) for a stop to the sea
What’s included: accommodations and meals as per chart, the presence of a tour guide, train tickets
What’s not included: flight, non specified meals, tips, entrance fees to museums if not booked and anything not is not specified .