TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.Welcome to Europe!!!. Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
MILAN 46ºF - LAKES REGION - VERONA 50ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Lakes region. Mountain landscapes, alpine lakes, villages of great beauty. Today we see one of the most beautiful scenic areas of Europe, the region of the Italian lakes. Firstly, we will travel to LAKE ORTA in ORTA DE SAN GIULIO, a well-preserved medieval city. We take a train ride to reach the centre of the medieval town, and then a boat to the ISLAND OF SAN GIULIO, a little island on the lake with a monastery. After this we go on to LAKE MAGGIORE, stopping in STRESA, where we have the option to visit the Borromean Islands, and especially ISOLA BELLA with its gardens and palace (closed in the winter). Time for lunch. After lunch, we go on to VERONA.
VERONA 50ºF - VENICE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Visit of Venice. Murano glass factory in Venice. We will have time to see Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet before leaving for VENICE, where we arrive at about 13.00. We include a boat trip to the area of St Mark’s Square, with a local guide we take a stroll around the City of Canals. There will also be a chance to admire the glasswork of Murano. Afterwards enjoy some leisure time, maybe a trip in a gondola? Accommodation in the Mestre district.
VENICE - PADUA 54ºF - SAN MARINO 55ºF - GUBBIO 63ºF - PERUGIA 55ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: San Marino and its fortress. Beautiful landscapes crossing the Apennines. Today we leave for PADOVA, the destination of many pilgrims, where we will see the Saint’s Basilica. Then we will go on to the Adriatic coast to see SAN MARINO, a small independent country on top of a strongly fortified mountain. Time for lunch. We travel on through pretty mountain countryside, crossing the Apennines to GUBBIO, a marvellously well-preserved town in which the Palace of Consuls and the 12th century cathedral stand out. Continuing to PERUGIA.
PERUGIA 55ºF - ASSISI 57ºF - ROME 59ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Umbria region. PERUGIA is a historic city also known as the City of Chocolate. With a local guide we will explore, climbing its ramps that cross the rocky outcrop, and we will be surprised by its squares and stone streets. After this we travel to ASSISI, there we will have time for lunch and to see the Basilica of St Francis. In the afternoon, we travel to ROME, arriving in the late afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum and Vatican City. Evening transfer. In the morning, we will have a tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. We will also enter the Roman Coliseum (admission price included), the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we will transfer you to the Via Cavour area, where you will find many international restaurants to enjoy your dinner at. After dinner return to the hotel.
After breakfast, end of our services.
|NOVOTEL MILANO NORD****|
VIALE SUZZANI, 13
|HOLIDAY INN MILANO ASSAGO****|
TANGENZIALE OVEST KM 19
Via Giorgio Stephenson, 55
|GRAN HOTEL DUCA DI MANTOVA****|
Toasteria Italiana, Piazza Francesco Caltagirone 40/48, SESTO DE SAN GIOVANNI
|GRAND BARONE DI SASSJ****|
Via Vittorio Padovani, 38
VIA BELVIGLIERI, 42
|SHG HOTEL CATULLO****|
VIALE DEL LAVORO, 35/37 37036 SAN MARTINO BUON ALBERGO VR
Via Rizzardi 11
|BEST WESTERN QUATROTTORRI****|
Via Corcianese, 260
Via Ruggero D´Andreotto, 19 06124 PERUGIA - ITALY
VIALE ALGERIA 141
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710