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Italia Bella Tour

Italy Escorted Vacation – Package Tours visit Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Verona

Rome Assisi Florence, Bologna, Tuscany, Venice 

Italia Bella 

Weekly Starting dates in Rome on Sundays or Fridays
Jan 28
 to October 29, 2018   First class or standard class hotels for 8 days 7 nights

Dates Jan 28, Feb 11,25,Mar 11. 
Weekly departures between Apr 1 and July 29 and Aug 31 – Oct 28, 2018

A lovely tour with visits to the famous art cities of Northern Italy and the spectacular coasts of the south. Spend some unforgettable time on the celebrated Amalfi  Coast with plenty of time to marvel the scenery at your own leisure .

Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ROME
Arrival at Rome on your own, make your own way to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.

DAY 2 Monday. ROME – ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE
Pick up at the hotel at 7:15 a.m. and departure to  by coach to the mystical town of Assisi, birthplace  of St Francis. The city’s history goes back to pre-Roman times since it was founded by Umbrians around 1000 BC.  You can walk around on your own the medieval town of legendary Saint Francis perched on the hill and still surrounded by ancient walls.  Lunch on your own, then spend you free time in the town to visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. We will continue driving to SIENA, the authentic medieval city that has not changed much during the centuries.  Walk through the old town which is a designated World Heritage site to the famous central square with its beautiful late medieval Palazzo Publico.  Proceed to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Florence.

DAY 3. Tuesday. FLORENCE
After a plentiful breakfast we will embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the center  of the Renaissance.  We’ll walk to the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John with the Gates of Paradise, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan Church with Cimabue’s famous crucifix and the Piazza Della Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio.  Lunch at the city center at a typical Tuscan restaurant. Afternoon is free for visiting museums and galleries or other individual activities. Possibility to add optional afternoon tours as well like the one to Pisa with the Piaza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower.  Overnight at the hotel in Florence.

DAY 4 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA  – PADUA – VENICE
Today we depart to  Bologna, the city of Arcades. The town is famouse for its elegant city center and it boasts Europe’s oldest university dating back to 1088. Among its pupils were important historical personages like the poet Petrarch, Thomas Becket, Erasmus, Copernicus, popes and royalty. You can walk around the hundreds of porticos and shopping streets from the Piazza Malpighi to the Neptune square, King Renzo’s Palace, the Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Being the capital of Emilia Romagna, Bologna is also famos for its tasty cuisine.  In the afternoon we continue to Padua, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s  famous equestrian statue, the Gattamelata. Continue to  VENICE, the most visited romantic city of Italy and the World. Check into the hotel for diner and overnight.

DAY 5 – VENICE
After breakfast, we will have or own water-taxi transfer to the center of Venice at Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the city of Lagoons with the Dogi Palace, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon strolling among the many canals and hidden little bridges at your own delight. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 – VENICE – MONTEPULCIANO TUSCANY WINE REGION – ROME
After breakfast, departure to Tuscany,  the most well known region of Italy for its rolling hills, ancient Roman roads, Medieval churches, arts and castles and its delicious wines. We will drive to the Val di Chiana region stopping at Montepulciano, a medieval hill town town rich in history and art known for its “Nobile” wine. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in the many wine shops and osterias and stroll around for picturesque views. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check into your hotel.

DAY 7 – ROME
After breakfast pick up at the hotel for the a tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! Your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s
Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St.Peter’s Square. Rest of the day at leisure or sign up for an optional afternoon tour. Overnight stay.

DAY 8 – ROME 
After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of services. or join one of the tours to south Italy.

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation 7 nights accommodation (3 nights in
    Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice
  • Visit Assisi, Bologna, Siena, Padua, Region of Tuscany wines symbol
  • Visit the Basilica of San Marco with Skip-the-line
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with Skip-the-line
  • Opportunity to choose hotel in Venice island (1st category)
  • Daily breakfast and 4 meals (drinks not included)
    Languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

Rates:

Until end March 2018
Using superior Tourist class hotels:
Euro 819  per person based on double or triple accommodation.
Euro 343 single supplement 

Using First Class hotels:
Euro  1123 per person based on double or triple accommodation
Euro 396 single supplement 

June 29 and all dates in August 2018
Using superior Tourist class hotels:
Euro 962  per person based on double or triple accommodation.
Euro 411 single supplement 

Using First Class hotels:
Euro  1358 per person based on double or triple accommodation
Euro 459 single supplement 

All dates in Apr, June, July, Sep and Oct 2018
Using superior Tourist class hotels:
Euro 1017  per person based on double or triple accommodation.
Euro 435 single supplement 

Using First Class hotels:
Euro  1425 per person based on double or triple accommodation
Euro 473 single supplement 

 

Children up to the age of 6 are free in parents’ rooms

$ rate fluctuates based on exchange rate of the payment date

HOTELS USED in superior Tourist Class category:

FLORENCE MEDITERRANEO 4*
VENICE DELFINO (MESTRE) 4*
ROME SANTA COSTANZA 4* or ROMA GARDEN 3*

HOTELS Used in First class category:

FLORENCE MEDITERRANEO 4*
VENICE CARLTON G.CANAL 4*
ROME BETTOJA HOTEL 4*

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