MARVELLOUS ITALY 9 days/8 nights Veneto, Tuscany, Campania and Lazio

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Day 1 : Venice

Arrival at Venice airport and private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in your room. Afternoon dedicated to visit the city from the water. On board of a Gondola, you will float along the canals of Venice. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2: Venice

After breakfast, free time for personal visits. We suggest a walking tour of this unique city through the most characteristic and historical places of Venice: St. Marco Square, Ducal Palace (outside), Rialto bridge. In the afternoon regular excursion “Murano, Burano, Torcello”, to discover the Murano island, to assist the antique art of making glasses. Then the tour proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano renowned for lace making and Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark’s Square. The rest of the day is free and at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3: Venice – Florence

After breakfast, private transfer by water taxi to Venice railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Florence, “the Cradle of Renaissance”. Accommodation in hotel. Free time for your personal visit of this enchanting city that gave birth to many of the men who have more profoundly influenced the course of human history in every field of knowledge, art, literature and philosophy or for a shopping tour in the prestigious boutique of the centre. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4:  Florence – Pisa

After breakfast, departure for an excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa. The excursion starts with a walk along the Medieval walls up to the old entrance gate: Porta Santa Maria. From here an extraordinary view will take your breath away! You will be in front of a unique panorama: Piazza dei Miracoli with its marble architecture and neatgrass lawns. Your guide will accompany you on your visit to the precious interiors of the Cathedral, an unchallenged masterpiece of Romanesque art. Once outside you can admire the Baptistery, the Monumental Graveyard and, finally, the world famous Leaning Tower, discovering all its secrets. Before heading back to Florence you will have free time for an ice-cream and for the inevitable photomemories. Back to Florence and overnight at the hotel.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the excursion to Pisa will be replaced by the full day regular tour “San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti”.
Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions from Florence and travel into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti, the medieval town of Siena and the Monteriggioni fortress.

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Day 5: Florence – Naples

After breakfast, private car transfer from hotel to Florence railway station, transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Naples, the Capital of the Campania Region. Upon arrival, private car transfer from railway station to hotel. Naples is located on the coast on the northern edge of the Bay of Naples, one of the most beautiful bays in Italy. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Naples.

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Day 6: Naples

After breakfast, morning free at leisure for personal visits or shopping along the glittering streets of this fascinating city. After lunch, join a Naples city tour, the best way to have a complete look of Naples from the centre until the panoramic area in a short time. The excursion is composed of 3 different areas: Monumental Naples (on foot): Piazza Plebiscito, Gallery Umberto I, The royal Palace, San Carlo Theatre, the New Castel. Panoramic Naples (by bus): Via Caracciolo, Mergellina and Posillipo. Historical Naples (on foot): the famous street called “Spaccanapoli” with Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara Churches. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 7: Naples – Rome

After breakfast, private car transfer from hotel to Naples railway station, transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to the Eternal City Rome. Upon arrival, private car transfer and accommodation at the hotel. In the afternoon, after pick up at your hotel, you will reach the Archaeological Area with no stress, ready to get the most complete tour of the Colosseum , Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheater 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.

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Day 8: Rome

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning take the tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and jump the queue! 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 collection of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo and the unforgettable Basilica! Back to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 9: Rome and come back home

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, according to your flight, private transfer from the hotel to Rome Airport.

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