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Essential Italy (12 nights)

Departure on February 26, 2019.

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable week.

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Included:

Transfers to and from Rome airport

3 nights of Hotel in Montecatini with breakfast included.

1 Hotel nights in Milan with breakfast.

2 nights of Hotel in Mestre with breakfast.

3 nights in Siena with breakfast.

3 nights in Rome with breakfast.

1 Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Private guide throughout the tour.


Transfers to all excursions.

Excursions: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Milan, Verona, Venice, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Asis, Rome, (optional Capri and Naples).
 

Meeting with the guide at the airport of Rome and transfer to the Hotel located in Montecatini.

Day
2. FLORENCE TO THE FULL .

Start the day early in the morning as there is much to see, we will find a local guide to tell us the history of this fascinating city with its Duomo Santa Maria dei Fiore, one of the largest churches in Christendom, its magnificent dome masterpiece of Fi Lipo Brunelleschi, the baptistery of St. John with its gates of paradise, the belfry of Giotto, we will continue along the Piazza Signoria, is the most important square of Florence, with the Palazzo Vecchio main organism of the Republic Fiorentina the Ponte Vecchio, Symbol of the city and the most famous medieval bridge in the world, and much more. After the visit you will have free time to tour the city, eat or whatever you prefer. After the recess we will meet again to go in our minivan to the square of Michelangelo.

It is the most famous panoramic terrace of Florence, it was built in homage to Michelangelo by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, in the center of the square is a copy of the David, we will visit the Basilica of San Miniato, that the first martyr of the city. The saint arrived in Florence about the year 250, during the persecutions to the Christians was captured and decapitated, according to the legend after execution took his head and took to the Mount place where he was buried, in this place they built a sanctuary and a basilica of Romantic Tuscan style, with combinations of white Carrara marble with dark green serpentine. Rest of the afternoon free evening.

Day 3. PISA-LUCCA.

Today we will have breakfast soon and leave in our minivan to a city that has its own marketing, Pisa, with its leaning tower. We will begin at the Plaza del Miracoli, declared a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Visit to the cemetery, was destroyed in a bombardment during the Second World War, at the end of this was restored giving it its original appearance, the baptistery dates from the Xl century is the largest in Italy, the Cathedral of Pisa romantic style we can make a Very nice pictures with the tower, then we will make a panoramic tour of the city.

We will continue our route to the city of Lucca, where before starting the tour, we will stop to eat and charge energies, to follow, we are in the city of the "100 Towers and 100 churches", we discover because it bears that name. Walk along its cobbled streets we will visit some of its many churches, the majestic Duomo of the Xl century the Inforum San Michele Church that stands out from the many other medieval churches, dotted around the city. Visit the Torre Guinigi is one of the most famous monuments of Lucca, we will follow to our hotel and can rest.


Last night in the city of Florence.

Day 4. MILÁN.

This morning we will make the check-out, and head towards the capital of fashion Milan, commercial and industrial capital of Italy. We sign up for our new hotel and then they will have the day to explore this city for free. The Duomo of Milan was completed in 1965. You can also visit the gallery Victorio Emanuele ll, is one of the most beautiful commercial passages in the world, designed in the XlX century.

Day 5. VERONA-PADUA (arrival to our hotel Mestre).

Today we leave for Venice, we will make a stop in the city of Verona and Padua

Today we will leave for Venice, World Heritage Site (UNESCO), we will make a stopover in the romantic city of Verona. The morning will dedicate to know the city where the Arena is, one of the most important amphitheaters of the Roman era and the major after the Colosseum in Rome. We will visit the House of Juliet, this building dates from the Xlll century, called Il Cappello (Capulet Palace) We will continue exploring the city with a panoramic visit. After the visit you will have free time to eat and get lost in the magnificent streets of the city. After the break of the meal, we will return to our minivan to continue towards Padua, city famous for its university founded in the year 1222. Galileo Galilei was professor of this university, also is his basilica (San Antonio de Padua) that was built in the Xlll century to house the remains of the Portuguese religious, San Antonio de Lisboa, who died in Padua in the year 1231. We will tour the Prato delle Valle, is the largest square in Italy and is surrounded by numerous statues of illustrious men. We will take a panoramic tour of the city center and continue to our hotel located in Mestre, we'll check in the hotel and dinner for free.

Day 6. VENICE.

In the morning we will head to the island of Venice. It consists of about 120 islands and more than 300 bridges, one of the most famous is the Riatto Bridge, is the oldest and most famous of Venice, was built between 1588 and 1591; And the bridge of Sighs, called in this way, for the passing of the condemned to death.

We will begin in the Plaza San Marcos one of the most famous in the world, where is the Ducal palace that was seat of government and dates from the year 1442, the Campanile is the highest building of the city and the views that it offers are impressive. The tower of the clock, building of Renaissance style built in 1496 designed by Mauro Codussi, the Basilica of San Marcos, the color that predominates in its interior is the gilding, under the altar supported by four columns of alabaster and marble rest the remains of the Apostle St. Mark, his body was moved from Alexandria and is the patron of the city.

We will meet with a local guide who will accompany us to make the visit to the most important points of the city.

We will visit the island of Murano known worldwide for its crystal. Then you can take a snack on the island, the Spritz drink preferred by Italians.


Day 7. SAN GIMIGNANO-VOLTERRA (arrival in Siena).

After breakfast we meet at the reception and departure to the city of Siena, but on the way we will enjoy other jewels offered by our Tuscany, San Gimignano World Heritage (UNESCO) We will go to the center of the town that was very Important in the Middle Ages, it has in its streets architectural art of the year 1300 1400, you can admire its characteristic towers of the town. In the past it had 72 towers, today 13 are preserved, one of the oldest dates of the year 1298, is the Torre Rognosa. We'll tour the village and the Plaza della Cisterna located in the center of town.

advisable to sit on a terrace and taste your Vernacca wine or an ice cream in the famous ice cream parlors of San Gimignano. After the visit we will continue to Volterra, an ancient Etruscan city where you have free time to visit the city in its air.

Day 8. SIENA-MONTEPULCIANO.

Today we dedicate the day to this city, we will visit the monumental ensemble of the Duomo of Siena, a memorable itinerary. The Cathedral of Siena, the Piccolomini Library, includes the Duomo museum with the Facciatone where you can appreciate wonderful views of the city, we continue with the crypt and the Baptistery, under the sacred temple an immersive experience in history and traditions Of the beautiful Siena, with 3d videomapping (audio in headphones in Spanish language), with a local guide we will walk through its streets, tell us its history and contemplate the famous Plazza of the field, where the Palio of Siena is made, lunch free.

After the visit we will continue to Montepulciano a town surrounded by vineyards and famous for its wine "vino Nobile", we'll tour its old town of great architectural beauty.

Day 9. PIENZA-CORTONA.

Cortona is a small town located on a hill, where the famous film "Under the Tuscan Sun" was filmed. We will visit the Ermo Monastery of Celle, the sanctuary of Santa "Margherita" and the fortress of Girifalco.

We will continue towards Pienza "ideal City" hometown of Pope Pio LL, before touring its historic center, tasting the famous Pecorino cheese of Pienza accompanied by the vino Nobile. At the end we will walk through the streets of the historic center and let ourselves be carried away by its charm. Visit to Palazzo Piccolomini included.

Day 10. ASSISI (arrival in Rome).

After breakfast we leave Siena to spend our last 3 nights in the Eternal City Rome, we will make a stopover in the city Assisi, San Francisco was a preacher of a humble lifestyle, is the most beloved saint of the Italians and in the basilica are the rest Os del Santo, where thousands of pilgrims approach.

Francisco died at almost 44 years, 2 years after his death was canonized in the year 1228, the sanctuary of Assisi is one of the oldest Gothic churches in Italy.

Upon arrival in Rome we will check in at the hotel and have free time to make the first contact with the city with the recommendations of the Guide to take advantage of the time to the maximum. In the evening night will be the designated day to take the illuminated Rome excursion, the excursion lasts 2 hours (price 25 euros per person not included).


Day 11. ROME.

Today dedicated to the Vatican, located in the heart of Rome, Vatican City is the smallest country in Europe. The Vatican's museums bring together the largest collection of art in the church.

The Sistine Chapel, is an essential place to visit, in it you can see masterpieces of Michelangelo, the creation of Adam and the final judgement. The Basilica of St. Peter is the most important religious building in the world and welcomes the Holy See, the Plaza San Pedro located at the foot of the basilica with the same name is the most beautiful square in the world, built in the 10th century by Bernini and can host more 300000 people , we'll do it with a guide. We will continue exploring the city, with an excursion through the historical center of Rome, to know some of its most important fountains and squares like the Trevi Fountain one of the largest and most famous of Rome, the fountains dedicated to the rivers in Piazza Navona , the pantheon of Agrippa, Piazza Barberini, Spanish Steps, Decolonist Square, Largo di Torre Argentina, Campo de Fiore, a local guide will accompany us to deepen the history of the Eternal City. Rest of the afternoon off.


Day 12. ROME.

Today we will give all the recommendations so that they can explore the eternal City for free, for example the Coliseum, it is the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, with almost 2000 years of antiquity, to make them go back in time their spectacles Preferred were the sample of exotic animals, executions of prisoners and Battle of Gladiators, the Roman Forum was where the cultural and economic life of ancient Rome was developed. At the end of the Empire the Forum was buried in the XVl century and its existence was known but it was not until the twentieth century excavations were made and the Palatine, the Palatine Hill is considered the birthplace of the Italian capital and is believed to have been inhabited since the Year 10 00 B.C. They are the three great archaeological ensembles that are preserved in the city of Rome.

For those who prefer to explore a little more we will take a trip to (Naples and Capri)

Value of the excursion (125 euros per person meal included in the price).

We will leave Rome soon to make the most of the excursion.

We will embark in the port of Naples towards the beautiful Capri, picturesque island of the Neapolitan bay that enjoys a magnificent view, visit to the gardens of the villa of San Michele.


Naples in the shadow of Vesuvius.

We will take a panoramic tour of this city and dine clearly PIZZA!, after dinner we leave for Rome where we will spend our last night.


Day 13. ROME and FLY.

After the last breakfast in hotel we will check out and enjoy free time until the time agreed for the transfer to the airport. and end of our service.

Information:
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