Italy’s Great Cities
What do you want from your Italy tour-amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square-now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome-now’s your opportunity to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the most popular saint in Italy, St. Francis-now you get to visit his basilica, built over his tomb. You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David-now you can to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venetian glass-now watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa-now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. And you may have heard about the world-famous Palio in Siena-now you will visit the Piazza del Campo where it is held. And a unique guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo has been included as well.But that’s not all… on this Italy tour, panoramic rides between cities will show you some of the country’s most beautiful scenery: the flat Po area, the wooded Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany’s Chianti wine country, with its vine- and olive-clad hills. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective, such as a dinner and overnight at a historic 17th-century hotel in San Martino in Campo, welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Rome, and a taste of panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties) in Siena. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy’s great cities. It’s the vacation of a lifetime!
ROME Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and BasilicaSAN MARTINO IN CAMPO [LF] Overnight stay and dinnerASSISI Visit St. Francis’ BasilicaVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationPISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquareSIENA Walking tour, visit Piazza del Campo; [LF] taste traditional panforte and ricciarelliCASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens
Rome – San Martino In Campo
San Martino In Campo – Assisi – Venice Island
Venice Island – Pisa – Florence
Florence – Siena – Rome
Rome. Excursion To Castel Gandolfo