Italian Interlude

Looking for that long awaited "Ultimate" trip to Italy? This trips will fulfill your wish like no other. Packed with beautiful sights and scenery, carefully crafted to balance travel time with walking intimate ancient Italian cobble streets and lively Piazzas and offering ample time to enjoy and indulge widest variety of foods and shopping, this is an interlude to be ranked atop anyone's bucket list.

Assisi
 
Capri
 
Florence
 
Murano
 
Naples
 
Orvieto
 
Pisa
 
Pompeii
 
Ravenna
 
Rome
 
San Marino
 
Siena
 
Sorrento
 
St Peter's
 
The Vatican
 
Venice
 
Verona
 
Montecatini Terme
 
Perugia
 
Padua
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 Monteca
Montecatini Terme
Day: 2
Overnights(2)
 Shangri La Corsetti
Rome
Day: 4
Overnights(2)
 Hotel Christina
Sorrento
Day: 6
Overnights(1)
 Hotel Choccolata
Perugia
Day: 7
Overnights(1)
 Sheraton Padova
Padua
Day: 9
Overnights(2)
(9)
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Buffet Breakfast
3
Buffet Breakfast
4
Buffet Breakfast
5
Cold Breakfast
6
Buffet Breakfast
7
Buffet Breakfast
8
Buffet Breakfast
9
Buffet Breakfast
10
3 Course Lunch
3
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ITINERARY SUMMARY
 
Day 1
Evening Departure.



Evening departure from selected pickup points.
Day 2
Pisa - Montecatini

AM arrival to Pisa, famous for the Piazza dei Miracoli, (Place of Miracles). Entire religious complex of Cathedral, Baptistery, Bell Tower (also known as the leaning tower) and Graveyard was listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1987 and is considered one of the most important examples of medieval architecture.
On our way to Montecatini for our overnight stay we stop in Lucca
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Day 3
Florence

We dedicate the day to visiting The Cradle of The Renaissance city of Florence where a city walking tour will reveals its most famous attractions such as the 14th century Palazzo Vecchio a fortress-shaped town hall, located on the Piazza Della Signoria square. The piazza is focal point of the origin and of the history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political hub of the city. There will also be the world's largest renaissance art collection of the Uffizzi, the Ponte Vecchio and more. Florence is famous for it Italian Leather and Gold and there will opportunities to satisfy your temptations before returning to our hotel.

Day 4
San Gimignano, Siena, Orivetto

We leave this morning for the multi-towered city of San Gimignano one of the hidden secrets of Tuscany. Following some time to explore, we continue through picturesque vineyard famous Chianti onto of Italy's most charming towns of Siena where we join our local guide for a walking tour.
There will be time to enjoy and lunch before traveling further south to the perched city of Orvieto on our way to Rome.
We arrive in the evening and check into our hotel. 2
Day 5
Vatican - Rome City tour

Time on your own leisure or join us on an optional tour by a licensed local guide of the Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica highlighting the papal apartments of the medieval Apostolic Palace decorated with frescoes during the Renaissance, the Sistine Chapel, the exhibition rooms of the Vatican Apostolic Library and the museums themselves. The tour will end at Bernini's St Peter's Square lying in front of the Basilica.
In the afternoon, we embark on a city tour of ancient Rome emphasizing The Roman Forum, The Collosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and much more.
This evening you we suggest a memorable dinner and an illumination tour through Rome’s city center. The walking tour will reveal the Italian nightlife on the piazzas with illuminated fountains and the winding streets of the historical city center.
Day 6
Capri - Sorrento - Positano Amalfi Coast

We leave early this morning to dive further south onto the picturesque Bay of Naples. Here you'll have the option to take an optional boat ride to the famous Island of Capri then check into our hotel in Sorrento.
Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the peninsula or else join us on an excursion to one Italy's most beautiful coastlines of Amalfi and its romantic town of Positano site of "Under The Tuscan Sun" movie.
There will be an opportunity for a beach front dinner prior to retuning to Sorrento. Perhaps you'd wish to attend a typical Tarantella Show. 1
Day 7
Pompeii - Assisi - Perugia

We leave this morning to be joined by a local guide to tour Pompeii and learn of one of the world's most interesting archeological sites and one resurrected to tell us our story like no other.
This afternoon, we continue northward journey onto Assisi for an opportunity to visit St Francis Basilica before continuing to Perugia for our next overnight stay.
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Day 8
San Marino - Ravenna

Our next leg of journey takes clear across the Central Apennines Mountains to discover the Republic of San Marino, the most ancient European Republic, sitting at 700 meters above sea level on Mount Titano. Here our local guide explains the inner works of a proud society that survived hundreds of year's civilizations intrigues and disputes.
Later this afternoon, we travel along the Adriatic coastline onto Venice/Mestre for our next 2 overnight stay. En route, we stop in Ravenna to see the burial site of Italy's most beloved Dante author of famous Divine Comedy.
Day 9
Venice

To reach the Island of Venice this morning, we take the waterbus into Venice for an orientation tour of St. Mark's Square the central landmark and its surrounding. Venice stretching over 117 islands connected by bridges, is Europe's largest car free zone and is inviting you for a leisurely stroll, some shopping and sightseeing.
Arrangements can be made for a romantic and charming gondola ride that provides a very special view of the city and make up for a perfect coronation of our tour.
Your tour guide will make suggestions for a typical Venetian Dinner. 2
Day 10
Verona - Home

Upon check out this morning to travel to Verona for a charming finale in Verona where we get to see famous Romeo & Juliet's eternalized Balcony and the famous Roman Amphitheater the summer home of the Aida performances.
Following an opportunity for lunch, we travel homewards crossing Switzerland's majestic Alps arriving to points of origin late evening hours.
MAIN HIGHLIGHTS
The Colosseum
...the greatest amphitheater of the antiquity - was built in Rome, Italy, about 1920 years ago. It is considered an architectural and engineering wonder, and remains as a standing proof of both the grandeur and the cruelty of the Roman world. € 20
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Arena di Verona
a 2000 year old Roman Arena and it's still going strong. The opera stage is the largest in the world. In the summer months the arena hosts opera and other performances.
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Pompeii Excavation Excursion with local guide
A Guided tour of some of the most popular places in Italy including the archaeological excavations Pompeii, town that "disappeared" nearly two thousand years ago under the ashes of the - and still impressive - Mount Vesuvius. Nothing really prepares the visitor for Pompeii: the size, the location and the sad stillness of what was once a thriving town until that August day in the year 79. You have to experience its sophistication (under floor heating, plumbing and decorated buildings) to realize how advanced the Roman civilization was. € 20
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Northern lagoon
A picturesque area to the northern part of the lagoon to Murano Trevisan Glass Works is a must to see the famous Venetian art of class blowing. Burano The iland is one of the greater centres of the lagoon of Venice, with its 7.000 inhab
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Florence Orientation Tour
A walking tour which aims to give you an understanding of the ancient city with its magnificent Cathedral, the Duomo, and the neighboring Baptistery most stunning piazzas, and inspiring churches. Piazza della Signoria, the city’s political center, both ancient and modern, and a place from where we spread out for Museum visits, shopping, time on your own leisure.
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The Vatican Museums & St Peter’s Basilica
Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and point out highlights of the museums such as Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica and admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as you discover Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion. € 45
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Tarantella
dance originating in southern Italy. In its most common modern form it is a flirtatious couple dance to music in meter, constantly increasing in speed, and typically accompanied by castanets and a tambourine. During the Middle Ages, and in some parts of s € 25
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Napoli
Energetic Napoli, capital of the Campania, is set on the beautiful Bay of Naples and overshadowed by Mt Vesuvius. The densely populated city has made a beeline for cultural renaissance in the recent past and is a good starting point to discover a series of unique an unforgettable places along the coast.
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Gondola Ride
Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies as your gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement and passion that is Venice — and The Venetian. € 38
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Italy
is one of the single greatest repositories of sensorial pleasures on earth. From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. This is the country that brought us Slow Food, devoted to the promotion of fresh products and fine traditional, cooking. What started as a local protest against fast food has become a worldwide movement.
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Note: Unless included is an optional excursion package, listed highlights may be require entrance fees to access that can be paid for locally and may be subject to availability and holiday closures.

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8
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5
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