|Jewels of Italy|
|from 22/01/2018 to 31/12/2020|
Transfer from airport to the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Rome - Vatican City
After breakfast, departure to visit the Vatican city. Guided excursion to visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without queue. Upon arrival your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collection of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica! Afternoon, free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Rome - Archaeological Rome
Breakfast at hotel. Morning at disposal for personal visits. In the afternoon departure from hotel to the Archaeological Area, to have a complete guided tour of the Colosseum , Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheatre created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Rome - Florence
After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Termini railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Florence. Upon arrival, private transfer from Santa Maria Novella railway station to the hotel. In the afternoon Florence guided city tour. Crossing the beautiful and green hills of Florence we reach the picturesque Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole that towers above Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city by bus, we will ride through the famous Lungarno (way along the Arno River) we will reach the Basilica di Santa Croce. Our walking tour will continue to Piazza Signoria, heart of the city social life. Here we will admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de’ Lanzi. Our Guide will finish the tour inside the Uffizi Gallery, where we will admire without queuing the impressive and magnificent paintings of Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raffaello. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Florence railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed)
to Milan. Upon arrival, private transfer from Milan railway station to hotel. In the afternoon free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Milan
After breakfast, join a tour of the best of Milan, home to an incredible patrimony of art and culture which includes one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces: the Last Supper, which is housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and has earned a spot in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This half day sightseeing tour includes the pre-booked entrance to the masterpiece, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper and a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most stylish city. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the “salotto di Milano” or “Milan’s drawing room” for its importance over the years as a common meeting point for the people of Milan. Visit the medieval Sforza Castle. A grand medieval Castle and fortress, the Sforzesco was once seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, tour the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building. Finally, visit Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala Theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered in this very theatre. In the afternoon free time at leisure for personal visits or shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Milan and come back home
After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Milan airport.
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