Wonders of Italy

Destination: Siena, Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice, Verona, Sirmione

From US$ 1,422 6 days excluding flights

Day 1 Rome
Benvenuti a Roma! After you touch down at the airport, make your own  way to your hotel. Check in and then enjoy the city at your leisure before  spending your first night in Italy.    

Day 2 Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence
Departing at 7:15am 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. Make time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you  will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and to 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 shell‐shaped 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 3 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 4 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, we 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  and enjoy your first venetian dinner and overnight stay.  

Day 5 Venice, Verona, Sirmione, Como
Breakfast and depart to the famous city Verona to see the town of romeo  and juliet. A walk through its narrow streets will allow you to get in touch  with verona’s varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid roman  origins, its medieval structures, its magnificent renaissance palaces, as well  as the impressive fortifications protecting it. The combination of art and  history will fascinate you. You will proceed to Sirmione, where you will see  the lake garda, the largest lake in italy. Enjoy the area, rich of vegetation,  including lemon trees, oleanders and magnolias. You will see the Sirmione  cape, the castle and the ruins. Then in the afteroon we will arrive in como  and enjoy the picturesque view of lake Como. Free time to visit como, one  of the most beautiful cities in italy. After the visit we will reach our hotel.  Dinner and overnight.  

Day 6 Como, Milan
Breakfast and departur to milan, and of the tour at the central railway. 

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