Arrival in Venice APT, where your private water taxi will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your hotel, with a first great experience that takes you from the mainland to Venice, the unique town on the water, on board of an elegant and fast water taxi. Check in in an elegant central hotel, in the hearth of the town. During the afternoon, fascinating walking tour of Venice to admire the most important and characteristic locations of this unique city. A guided tour in St Mark’s Square with internal visit in the Gold Basilica of St. Marcus.
In the morning, we suggest a fascinating walking tour of Venice. A venetian itinerary from the fish market of Rialto, crossing the unique bridge, the Canal Grande, till the great theatre of La Fenice or, in the other direction, till the ancient port of the town, the Arsenale. During the itinerary, you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional “cicchetti” in the small Osterias of the town, enjoying a good glass of wine and admiring the great buildings, canals and squares of the town, out from the most touristic paths. For the evening we would like to propose the traditional gondola ride in the canals of Venice or a panoramic ride with a comfortable, fast and elegant water taxi. Overnight stay.
After the breakfast, in the morning, private boat transfer to Venezia S. Lucia Railway Station and high speed train to Florence, the town of Dante, in the magic hills of Tuscany. Arrival in an exclusive hotel in the historical centre, check in and time to relax. In the afternoon, guided walking or cycling tour in the historical centre of Florence. The guide will talk about history and anecdotes between Middle-Age and Renaissance, an itinerary to discover the treasures of Florence: the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio...but also places and histories about Renaissance artists and their secrets.
After a great breakfast in your hotel, you will go along the wide boulevards at the heart of the historic center to reach the renowned galleries of the Uffizi. The Medici funded the structure in the 16th century and now contains a breathtaking collection of artwork bequeathed to the city. The galleries display works focused on the Renaissance but range from the 13th century to the 17th century.
After breakfast, you begin the scenic drive south to Rome, taking your time to traverse the beauty of Tuscany along the way.You stop in the quiet cobbled lanes of Montalcino, a fairytale hilltop town emblematic of the Italian countryside. Small wine shops offer tastings of olive oils made from local farms. Red and yellow flowers bloom against the windowsills along the houses. The city center catches your attention with the imposing walls of the 14th-century fortress. After a walk in the town, we suggest a visit of a winery of the area, for a tasting experience of the great Brunello. In the afternoon, arrival in an exclusive hotel in the historical centre, check in and time to relax.
After the breakfast, in the morning, guided tour in Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.Half day tour covers the most important “must-see” art-works in the museum and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s most famous church. It will be really an amazing experience that you will remember for all your life!. Free lunch and afternoon at your disposal in the historical centre, crossing the great Fountains and Squares of the Town - do not miss Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi! Overnight stay.
Today you take a small guided tour of ancient Rome. This half day walking tour takes you through Palatine Hill, the Forum and Colosseum, the archaeological core of the city. The ancient monuments lay a foundation for the understanding of classical era Rome. Finally, you will get to the Colosseum with a discussion about the decadent Roman public spectacles that took place there: gladiatorial contests, mock sea battles and wild beast hunts. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is a marvel of engineering and enduring construction. Now, surely, you will have a deeper appreciation of ancient Rome, its emperors, its history, and its feats of engineering and for the evening we suggest you a final relaxing and joyful dinner in a traditional Trattoria Romana.
After breakfast, according to the flight time-table, transfer to the Rome FCN Airport and... ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA !