Fantasia Wonders of Italy – Rome to Milan – 2020
Explore Italy’s wonders via the home of the Renaissance, travel to the captivating islands of Venice or witness the charming lakeside of Como.
Rome • Assisi • Siena • Florence • Bologna • Padua • Venice • Verona • Sirmione • Como • Milan
- Visit also Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua
- Visit St. Mark’s Basilica with “Skip the Line”
- Hotel in Venice Island (1st Category)
- Visit Verona and the North Lakes Region (Sirmione and Como)
May 2 • 9 • 16 • 23 • 30
June 6 • 13* • 20 • 27
July 4 • 11 • 18 • 25
August 1 • 8 • 15 • 22 • 29
September 5 • 12 • 19 • 26
October 3 • 10 • 17 • 24
1st CATEGORY – VENICE ISLAND
Double/Triple $2492.00AUD per person twin share
Supplement Deluxe Canal View – Price per person
Double $185.00AUD per person twin share
The Tour includes:
- Transportation by deluxe coach
- Monolingual tour-escort in English
- Accommodation in 4 star hotels
- Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergies or dietary requirements)
- Entrance tickets when included in the itinerary
The Tour does not include:
- Porterage service
- Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
- City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
- Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Tour includes”
The difference between Tourist Superior and 1st Category consists in the hotel accommodation in Venice. Both categories are 4* hotels but our 1st Category stays at Venice Island (city centre) without supplement, while Tourist Superior stays at Venice Mestre.
*Due to technical and/or logistical issues, itineraries can be amended.
**Rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at check out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category.
DAY 1 ROME • ASSISI • SIENA • FLORENCE
You will depart at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by deluxe coach to Assisi. You can explore this tiny town at your own leisure – the town itself is surrounded by walls and was built in the Middle Ages. Ensure that you make time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included).
Subsequently, you will board the bus for Siena, a Medieval town surrounded by ancient walls – it is renowned for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo.
- Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (Dinner included)
DAY 2 FLORENCE
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. With the help of Michelangelo, it was in Florence that Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free Commune and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable 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 Baptistery, 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.
Enjoy lunch in a traditional 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, overnight stay in Florence.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
DAY 3 FLORENCE • BOLOGNA • PADUA • VENICE
After breakfast in Florence, depart for Bologna. You will discover the elegant city centre with its porticos, it’s shopping streets and so much more. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square), right in the heart of the city. You will then visit King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a foodie’s heaven and the gastronomic capital of Italy. Take the opportunity to sample its delicacies at the best markets, most authentic delis or aperitivo spots. 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, you will arrive in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
DAY 4 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 for an overnight stay.
DAY 5 VENICE • VERONA • SIRMIONE • COMO
After breakfast departure heading to the famous city of Verona: the town of Romeo and Juliet. The combination of art and history will fascinate you. You will discover that Verona is one of Italy’s loveliest towns, a major stop on the Shakespearean tourist trail. The city is rich in archaeological sites, with a beautiful medieval centre. The Roman Arena, where concerts and operas are performed in summer, is the city’s grandest sight; see Piazza Bra lined with cafes, government buildings and fashionable shops and, last but not least, the famous ‘Juliet’s Balcony’, the principal point of interest for lovers of Shakespeare, where Juliet is believed to have waited for her lover Romeo.
You will proceed to Sirmione, where you will see the Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Enjoy the area, rich in vegetation including lemon trees, oleanders and magnolias. You will see the Sirmione cape, the castle and the ruins. Then, in the afternoon, we will arrive in Como and enjoy the picturesque view of Lake Como. Free time to visit Como, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. After the visit check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
DAY 6 COMO • MILAN
After breakfast, travel to Milan where the tour concludes at the railway station.
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