Fantasia Rome to Tuscany and South – 2019

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Tour Details

Duration 10 Days

Starts Rome

Meals Partly Included

Starting from $2700 *twin share pp

Tour Outline

Fantasia Rome to Tuscany and South – 2019 10 Days/9 Nights

Experience part of the real Italy; Eternal Rome and the rolling Tuscan hills, stunning coastlines, Renaissance masterpieces of Florence and surreal Venice.

Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padua >
Venice > Tuscany Wine Region (Traditional Tuscan
lunch in Montepulciano) > Rome > Naples > Pompeii >
Sorrento > Capri > Rome

DAY 1 ROME
Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, make your
own way to your hotel and then enjoy your first day in the city
at your own leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 2 ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you
will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this
tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take
your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will
see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have
free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach
Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the
Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town
square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Flor-
ence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying
dinner and a well-earned night of rest.
DAY 3 FLORENCE
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around
beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with
the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle.
Based on etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the
Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined
during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the un-
countable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa
Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo.
On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome
built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the
“Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Bap-
tistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined
the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see
Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as
Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a
typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the
afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on
your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four
main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour
the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the
Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, over-
night stay in Florence.
DAY 4 FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There,
you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”,
it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you
will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Nep-
tune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then
King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of
San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s
a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your
own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with
Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by
pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in
Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the
whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built
by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5 VENICE
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to 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 “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 6 VENICE > MONTEPULCIANO (TUSCANY WINE REGION) > ROME
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included!!! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will ar- rive in Rome to check in into your hotel.

DAY 7 ROME
Between 7:45 – 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, 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, then, 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. En- joy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night! Overnight stay.

DAY 8 ROME > NAPLES > POMPEII > SORRENTO

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.

DAY 9 SORRENTO > CAPRI > ROME
After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the is- land of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to Rome in the evening for your last overnight.

DAY 10 ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. End of our services.

Additional Details

Departure dates:

  • Shoulder season:
  • Aug: – 2 – 4 – 9 – 11 – 16 – 18 – 23 – 25
  • High season:
  • Mar: – 24 – 31
  • Apr: – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28
  • May:- 3 – 5 – 10 – 12 – 17 – 19 – 24 – 26 – 31
  • June: – 2 – 7 – 9 – 14 – 16 – 21 – 23 – 28 – 30
  • July: – 5 – 7 – 12 – 14 – 19 – 21 – 26 – 28
  • Aug: – 30
  • Sept: – 1 – 6 – 8 – 13 – 15 – 20 – 22 – 27 – 29
  • Oct: – 4 – 6 – 11 – 13 – 18 – 20 – 25 – 27

Features:

  • NEW Traditional Tuscan Lunch in Montepulciano!
  • Visit also Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Tuscany Wine Region
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica with “Skip the Line”
  • Opportunity to choose hotel in Venice Island (1st category)
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (with our exclusive “Skip the Line”)
  • Tour of Pompeii with the “Skip the Line” and a lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza and 1 drink included
  • Visit of the Blue Grotto in Capri
  • Discover the Jewels of Southern Italy!

*City Tax not included and must be paid directly at the hotel on check out

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