1st Day: Lido di Jesolo
Lunch stop along the way to the region of Veneto. In the evening arriving in Lido di Jesolo or Mestre. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day: Jesolo / Venice
After breakfast, depart from the hotel to Venice. Private boat transfer from Punta Sabbioni to San Marco Square. Guided tour of the historical centre: San Marco Square where you can admire the basilica, the Clock Tower, the Bell Tower and the famous ‘Bridge of Sighs’. Lunch in a restaurant in Venice.
In the afternoon free time to stroll around the narrow Venetian streets and to enjoy the magical atmosphere of Venice. You could also visit the Doge’s Palace, once the seat of government and home to the Doge. In the late afternoon, private boat transfer to Punta Sabbioni where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
3rd Day: the Island of the Venetian Lagoon and Montecatini
Depart from the hotel for an excursion to the Venetian Islands. We will first stop in Murano then we travel on to Burano – ‘Fisherman’s Island’. Together with a tour guide we will stroll around this quaint colourful little village and observe the women of the island sewing and creating beautiful embroidery work. Back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon we begin our journey to the region of Tuscany. In the evening arrive in Montecatini, a very well known spa resort. Hotel check in, dinner and overnight stay.
4th Day: Florence
After breakfast depart for Florence, one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Italy and once the residence of the Medici family. We will visit its historical centre, with Piazza San Giovanni with the Bell Tower, the cathedral’s cupola and the Baptistery of Saint John.
Other important sites of our guided tour are the oldest Florentine bridge, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza delle Signorie, dominated by Palazzo Vecchio. Lunch and free time. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
5th Day: Siena / Chianciano
After breakfast depart for Siena. Together with a local guide we will explore the treasures of this quaint town with its two towers considered to be the symbol of the city itself – the tower of the City Hall and the tower of the cathedral (Santa Maria Assunta), Piazza Del Campo which is one of the widest squares built in the Middle Ages and it is here that every year the famous Palio horce race takes place and finally the church of Saint Domenico.
Lunch and in the afternoon we begin our journey to the region of Latium. In the evening arrival at the hotel in Chianciano or another nearby locality. Dinner and overnight stay.
6th Day: Christian Rome
After breakfast depart from the hotel by bus to the city of Rome. Lunch upon arrival in Rome. In the afternoon guided tour of Christian Rome. On the Appian Way we will explore the Catacombs, which were once inhabited by an ancient Christian community who have left visible signs of their way of life.
The tour will then continue with a visit to a roman basilica such as Saint John in Lateran or Saint Paul Outside the Walls. In the evening we will reach our hotel located in the region. Dinner and overnight stay.
7th Day: The Vatican (Rome) / Naples / Sorrento
After breakfast depart from the hotel to the centre of Rome. In the morning guided tour of the Vatican Museums where you can admire the Sistine Chapel with its beautiful frescoes by Michelangelo. After lunch in a typical restaurant we will continue our journey towards the city of Naples. Upon arrival, in the late afternoon, we will have a sightseeing tour of the city.
We will see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Theatre, the Galleria Umberto and the New Castle. This last monument, dating back to 13th century, provides a beautiful view of the Bay of Naples and today houses government offices. In the evening check in at the hotel located on the outskirts of Sorrento. Dinner and overnight stay.
8th Day: Capri, the Island of dreams
After breakfast, minibus transfer to the port, where we will meet our tour guide who will accompany us to the island of Capri. Capri is known for its natural beauty- a perfect mix of fantastic coastline and tropical vegetation. By minibus we will reach Anacapri, the district of Capri located on the top of a hill. Here we can visit Villa San Michele.
Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the heart of the island, the famous Piazzetta, followed by the Augustus Gardens where we will enjoy a beautiful view on the Faraglioni, the characteristic rocks that are a symbol of the island of Capri. Minibus transfer to the port to take the ferry back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight stay.
9th Day: Pompeii / Chianciano Terme
After breakfast depart from the hotel to Pompeii, an ancient vacation city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., with a local guide we will pass through Porta Marina, one of the old city doors, we will walk among the ruins starting with the old Decumano Massimo, continuing on to the Forum square, admiring the temples and the basilicas and culminating with a visit to Vetti House with its beautiful Pompeian paintings.
After we will depart for the region of Rome where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue our journey to the city of Chianciano, a very well known spa resort. In the evening arrival at hotel. Check in, dinner and overnight stay.
10th Day: Departure
After breakfast departure for the North of Italy. Lunch stop along the way. After lunch you will continue the journey to your country. End of our services.
4* Hotel on request
- Full board accommodation from lunch on day 1 to lunch on
- Accommodation in a 3 star hotel - rooms with private bath
- Private boat from Punta Sabbioni to San Marco (return transfer included) on day 2
- Boat fees in Venice and Lido di Jesolo on day 2
- Half day guided tour of Venice (2 hours) on day 2
- Half day boat trip to the islands of the lagoon (4 hours) on day 3
- Half day Escort service (4 hours), during the excursion to the islands of the lagoon on day 3
- Boat fees in Lido di Jesolo on day 3
- Half day guided tour of Florence (3 hours) on day 4
- Half day guided tour of Siena (2 hours) on day 5
- Headsets available 2 days (the 6th and 07th days)
- Half day guided tour of Rome (3 hours) on day 6 and (4 hours) of the
Vatican Museums on day 7
- Full excursion to Capri (minibus from the parking area to the port of
Sorrento and return + full day guide service from 8:30 a.m. till about 4.00 p.m. + boat or hydrofoil/return included, landing fee + minibus in Capri island and lunch) on day 8
- Half day guided tour of Pompeii (max 1 hour + a half ) on day 9
- A personalized booklet containing all the necessary information about your stay
- Our assistance during the journey
- All that is mentioned in the programme
- Entrances to the sites
- Access fees to the various cities and parking in general
- The reservation and the entrance to the Vatican Museums on day 7
- The tourist taxes to be paid on the spot
- Earphones for the visit of St. Paul Outside the Walls
- All that is not mentioned in the programme