10 Days / 9 Nights - Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome & Amalfi Coast
Day 01: Monday - Arrival in Venice (D)
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Late afternoon meet your tour guide and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to
the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Venice.
Day 02: Tuesday - Venice
In the morning visit the classic Venice: S. Marco Square, Doge Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Gran Canal. Free time for lunch. Late afternoon enjoy a fantastic experience and live as
local live. Discover the amazing hand of Venice during the sunset time. Your tour guide will escort you between the venetian "calli" and their "Bacari", the typical and traditional venetian bars to taste the famous "Cicchetti", the typical venetian food. With this suggestive itinerary, you have the possibility to know the charmed Venice between lights, colors and savors. In the evening, meet your assistant for a 45 minutes sunset walking. At the end, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight in Venice.
Day 03: Wednesday - Florence (B)
Meet your assistant in the lobby and transfer to Venice Station. High speed train to Florence. Upon your arrival in Florence, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit of Florence with your guide. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), the Dome with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio.Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David.
Day 04: Thursday - Florence (B)
Free time. Overnight in Florence.
Day 05: Friday - Siena (BL)
Meet your tour guide at hotel in Florence and transfer to Rome by private coach. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Upon arrival, enjoy a "farmer lunch": "Original Tuscan Food: wine tasting with cheese and salami. After lunch, free time to explore the city. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Rome. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Day 06: Saturday - Rome (BD)
Meet your assistant in the lobby and transfer to the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. At the end transfer to your hotel. Tonight experience the real Roman food! Meet your tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walking along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at your restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Return to hotel with your tour leader.Overnight in Rome.
Day 07: Sunday - Rome (B)
Day 08: Monday - Pompei (B)
Late morning transfer to Sorrento by private coach. En route stop and visit of Pompei. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon's House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch's architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead – hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content At the end, enjoy a light lunch
and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Sorrento Coast and overnight in Sorrento.
Day 09: Tuesday - Amalfi & Ravello (B)
Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi. This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible "limoneto", a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade "Amalfi style". Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 10: Wednesday - Depart Sorrento (B)
Transfer to the Airport.