The Art Capitals
Package Tour visiting the great art cities of Italy: Rome,
Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice. With English and Spanish
5 Days - 4 Nights 3 Star Hotels March to November
- Saturday Departure: Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence-Padua-Venice
Day 1 Saturday: ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE
Early morning, departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis
still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis
with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed
on to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. Then
on to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Sunday: FLORENCE
Continental breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of
the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral
of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of
St. John, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the "David"
by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church
with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional
sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Monday: FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE
Continental breakfast. Departure for PADUA, where you will visit
the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata".
Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour
of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St.
Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Then
visit a glass factory to see the moulding of glass. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Tuesday: VENICE
Continental breakfast. Morning at leisure for optional tour to the
islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorlaunch or for shopping.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Wednesday: VENICE
Continental breakfast. End of the tour. Unbeatable Features
Accommodation at 3 Star hotels with down-town location
Continental breakfast daily
Service charges and taxes included
Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
An Appian Line Assistant during the tour
Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary
Local guides and entrance fees
PRICES PER PERSON / DEPARTURES
OUR SELECTED DE LUXE HOTELS
In Florence Hotel Grifone or similar
In Venice Hotel Continental or similar
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