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THE GREAT ART CITIES OF ITALY





"A tour to see the great art cities of Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome"






Tour Lenght: 8 Nights - 9 Days
Destination tour: VENICE-FLORENCE-ROME



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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN VENICE


Upon your arrival at Venice (capital of Veneto) Airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a play card with your name on it . Transfer to your hotel check-in and accommodation. Balance of day free for independent activities, or to enjoy the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : VENICE


After Breakfast, your private guide will meet you at your hotel for your private walking tour of the city. Venice's charm lies both in its unique civil engineering achievements, and in the harmony of Eastern and Western artistic styles that have flourished here over the centuries. Your private guided city tour will include some of the major sights that define the look and history of Venice, Doge's Palace , the residence of the Doge of Venice. From within Doge's Palace, you will cross through the Bridge of Sighs , built in the year 1600, the gateway to the Palace's prison. The tour continue with the visit of St. Mark's Basilica , built in the year 832 A.D. to protect the body of evangelist St. Mark, brought to Venice from Alessandria. End your tour at the St. Mark's Square and spend the balance of the day at leisure to explore the canals and cobble stoned streets on your own. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 : VENICE – FLORENCE


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, you will be escorted to the rail station by our local representative who will assist you to your train bound for Florence (capital of Tuscany). You will have first class rail tickets with seat reservations. The journey will take two and a half hours on the comfortable Eurostar train. Upon arrival in Florence you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : FLORENCE


After Breakfast, your private guide will meet you at your hotel for your private walking tour of the city. Florence's rich past as the cultural centre of the Italian Renaissance can still be seen today in the wealth of art gathered here, and in the preservation of its splendid architecture. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio , the Duomo , the Baptistry with its Gates of Paradise , Giotto's independent bell tower , Brunelleschi's Dome , Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele Church , the famous Accademia Gallery , Pontevecchio Bridge , as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno - the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighbourhood. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 : FLORENCE


After Breakfast, a free day to enjoy Florence on your own. If you want we will arrange a visit to the shopping Outlets near Florence or arrange optional excursions (perhaps you may decide to take an optional tour to Pisa). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : FLORENCE - ROME


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, your private driver and assistant will meet you for your transfer to the Florence Rail station. At the station the assistant will take you to your platform and assist you in boarding the train. Upon arrival in Rome (capital of Italy) you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 : ACIENT ROME


After Breakfast, in the morning you are free to explore on your own. In the afternoon your private guide will meet you for your Ancient Rome tour. You will be taken to Piazza Venezia , where you will see the imposing memorial to Victor Emanuel II , the first King of United Italy. The tour will then proceed to the Roman Forum , the old centre of the Imperial City, where the Senate House , the basilicas and the temples of the major gods are located. After walking down the Via Sacra and passing by the Arch of Titus , you will visit the Colosseum , surrounded by impressive monuments such as the ruins of the Arch of Constantine the Great . The last stop on your tour will be the 5th century Christian Basilica of St. Peter's in Chains, where you will see the world famous Statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8 : ROME – VATICAN CITY - ROME


After Breakfast, fascinating half day private tour of the Vatican City , the smallest independent sovereign state in the world. In the Vatican Museum , you will be shown a fine collection of antiques. The visit includes: o The Sculpture Museum o The fascinating Tapestry Gallery o The Gallery of Maps o The world famous Sistine Chapel , decorated by Michelangelo. The tour will then proceed to St. Peter's Basilica , where you will view the art treasures of the largest Roman Catholic Church in the world, including Michelangelo's Pieta. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 : DEPARTURE


After Breakfast and checking out of your hotel, depart for your onward travel. Transfers can be arranged for your next point or the airport or rail station or add another of our mini packages.


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