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Splendours of Italy

Package Tour visiting the great art cities of Italy: Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice,Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri. Splendours of Italy is a package tour combined of different "Regular tours" and private arrangements

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13 Days / 12 Nights 3 Star Hotels

Available everyday March to November
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Day 1 ROME
Arrival at Fiumicino Airport. Meeting with our driver for transfer to hotel 3* centrally located. No tour leader during the stay in Rome. Assistance available through our office in Rome. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 ROME

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning guided sightseeing of the monuments of the city: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica.  In the afternoon guided sightseeing of Ancient Rome: The Capital Square, Colosseum (no entrance), Circus Maximus, Basilica of St, Paul outside the walls. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3  ROME

Breakfast at hotel
The morning is free for you to retrace your steps of the previous days, browse through the chic shops of Via Condotti, or sip a Caffé espresso in the Historical Caffé Greco.
In the afternoon escorted tour if Christian Rome to see the Basilica of St Mary Major, St. John in Lateran, and then travel along the Appian Way, passing the Circus of Maxentius to arrive at the Catacombs(entrance fee included). End the visit with a panoramic view of Caracalla thermal Baths.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4  ROME

Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning you will be guided to the heart of Christendom, Vatican city. Highlights of your guided tour include the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums (entrance fee included).Balance of day free for shopping or optional sightseeing.Overnight at hotel


Breakfast at hotel.
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 at hotel

Day 6 FLORENCE               
Breakfast at hotel.
Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of 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(entrance fee included) housing the "David" by Michelangelo and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue famous crucifix. This afternoon is free to join an optional tour to Pisa, town of the leaning tower or to explore additional treasures of Florence and shop on your own. The outdoor Market of San Lorenzo boasts leather products, and the Ponte Vecchio, covered since medieval times with goldsmiths' shops, is a must for Florence's other specialty, gold jewellery. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.
Departure for Venice via Padua, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded y Donatello's Gattamelata. Continue on to Venice and upon arrival enjoy a 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 glass. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.
Day at leisure for optional tour to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorlaunch or for shopping. In the afternoon, return to Rome by motorcoach or Italian Rail. overnight at hotel.

Day 9 ROME
Breakfast at hotel.
Day free for shopping or optional tours.
Overnight at hotel

Breakfast at hotel.
Departure to NAPLES, panoramic city tour including Mergellina, Castel dell’Ovo, the Royal Palace. Continue to POMPEII. Visit the ruins. Lunch in a typical restaurant. After a short visit to a Cameo factory, proceed along the coast to SORRENTO, a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula, famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion to Capri to discover the beauty of this wonderful island. Weather permitting visit the Blue Grotto. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit Anacapri wiith its magnificent views, time at leisure. Return to Sorrento by ferry. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.
Free time to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal resort, or to explore the area. You can take a local bus and visit Amalfi and Positano, or take time to relax and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the afternoon return to Rome by motorcoach. Traffic permitting, estimated time of arrival approximately 09.00 pm.
Overnight at hotel

Day 13 ROME
Breakfast at hotel.
End of our services.

Rome: Visit of Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica,The Capital Square, Colosseum,  Basilica of St, Paul outside the walls; Basilica of St Mary Major, St. John in Lateran, the Appian Way, the Catacombs; the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums; Assisi: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire - Florence: Visit of the Accademia, home of Michelangelo's "David" - Padua: See Donatello's masterpiece, the Gattamelata - Venice: Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs – Naples: Castel dell’Ovo, the Royal Palace – Pompeii: Excavations – Capri: The Blue Grotto - Sorrento
Price includes: Transfer from Airport to hotel in Rome by private car -  12 night Accommodations at 3* Hotels with down-town location  and 4*hotel in Sorrento - 12 Daily Italian Breakfasts - 5 Dinners - 2 Lunches -  Professional assistant during the excursions - Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach - Sightseeing as per itinerary with local guides and entrance fees - Service charges and taxes

OUR HOTELS: In Rome Hotel Valle or similar - In Florence Hotel Adriatico or similar  - In Venice Hotel Principe or or similar 

Splendours of Italy is a package tour combined of different Regular tours and private arrangements.  

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