Fantasia 4

Destination: Rome, Florence, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Venice

From US$ 732 4 days excluding flights

Day 1 Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from the hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach,  you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded  by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Take time to visit the  basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and  Ciambue, and have lunch (not included).  Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that  is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shellshaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to  Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and  a well‐earned night of rest.

 Day 2 Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence,  the “cradle of renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, italian art  reached its pinnacle. Based on etruscan‐roman origins, the city flourished  in the middle ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the  renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches,  and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the  Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by  Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly  designed  by  Giotto)  and  the  baptistery,  with  its  bronze  doors  that  Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you 
will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo  Vecchio),  and  the  basilica  of  Santa  Croce.  Lunch  in  a  typical  Tuscany  restaurant  in  Santa  Croce  square.  Spend  the  afternoon  strolling  the  cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa  (optional), one of the four main historical marine republics of Italy. There,  you will tour the square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning  tower, and the baptistery. Overnight stay.  

Day 3 Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice  
Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. There, you will wander  through the city’s 38 kilometers worth of elegant arcades (or porticos), for  which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del  Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the  heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace;  Podestà Palace; and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the  world.  In  the  afternoon,  continue  toward  Padova,  with its  original  Sant’Antonio basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, world‐renowned for  its classic gondola boats and its elegant, refined art. Check in to your hotel  for dinner and an overnight stay.

 Day 4 Venice
Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.  

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