1st Day: Montecatini
In the evening arrival in Montecatini Terme, welcome drink and check-in. Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day: Florence
After breakfast depart for Florence, one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe and once the residence of the Medici family. From Piazzale Michelangelo we will enjoy a beautiful view of the city followed by a visit to its historical centre.
With the tour guide we will explore Piazza San Giovanni and the Cathedral (S. Maria del Fiore) with its Cupola designed and built by Brunelleschi and the Bell Town designed by Giotto, decorated with polychromatic marble, which dominate the city by their imposing height.
In the same square we can also admire the Baptistery of Saint John with its three monumental and beautifully decorated bronze doors. Other important sites of our guided tour are the oldest Florentine bridge, Ponte Vecchio, full of jewellery shops, and the grand Piazza delle Signorie, the heart of the town, dominated by Palazzo Vecchio (the old palace).Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon the tour will continue with a visit to the Lanzi Loggia, where, in the past, the most important ceremonies of noble families took place.. Following on from this is a visit to the church of Santa Croce, the most important Franciscan Church in Italy, where many famous people such as, Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
3rd Day: Siena / S. Gimignano
After breakfast depart for Siena. A local guide will show you the treasures of this very characteristic small town with its two towers considered to be the symbols of the city itself: the Tower of the City Hall and the tower of the imposing Cathedral (Santa Maria Assunta) entirely decorated inside with black and white marble.
Piazza Del Campo is the centre of Siena, of its history, of its life.
It is one of the wider squares built in the Middle Ages and it is here that every year the famous Palio takes place. Also of interest is the church of Saint Domenico, where Saint Caterina took her vows. Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. In the afternoon we will leave for San Gimignano, a medieval city surrounded by a wall of 72 towers, which noble families, during the Middle Ages, built in order to compete with the tower of the City Hall called ‘Rognosa’. With the tour guide we will visit this quaint little town that still preserves the beauty and atmosphere of Italian Medieval Times. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
4th Day: Lucca / Pisa
After breakfast depart for Lucca, a beautiful city surrounded by an ancient wall which now, because of recent restoration, provides a pleasant walking path. A local guide will accompany us to the huge and busy Piazza Napoleone (Napoleon Square) where the monument dedicated to Maria Luisa di Borbone stands.
The tour will continue with a visit to Piazza San Martino, the most characteristic square of Lucca, with its Cathedral and Bell Tower. Continuing on we will view Piazza S. Michele, its Roman Forum and the Roman style church of S. Michele. Depart for Pisa, famous for its leaning tower. Lunch and guided tour of Piazza Del Duomo, also called Campo dei Miracoli (Miracle Square). This is a large square with four famous monuments: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and the Leaning Tower, now a renowned symbol of the city. The city wall surrounds these outstanding monuments creating a unique vista! Free time to stroll around the narrow streets, then, in the late afternoon, back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
5th Day: Florence
After breakfast depart for Florence. Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery – a building that once was used as administrative offices, but today houses one of the most complete collections of Italian art in general, and Florentine art in particular.
Here you can find some of the finest examples of Renaissance painting such as ‘The Annunciazione’ by Leonardo da Vinci, ‘The Sacra Famiglia’ by Michelangelo, ‘The Adorazione degli Angeli’ by Botticelli and many other famous works of art by artists like Raffaello, Tiziano and Caravaggio. Lunch in a restaurant and free time to explore this splendid city on your own and stroll around the narrow streets looking for local handcrafts. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
6th Day: Departure
After breakfast depart for your country. End of our services.
- full board starting with dinner on the 1st day and ending with breakfast on the 6th day
- 3 star hotel accommodations in Montecatini; rooms with private services (classification of hotel according to the Italian standard)
- welcome drink upon arrival
- full day guided tour of Florence (3 h. in the morning + 3 h. in the afternoon) on day 2
- half day guided tour of Siena (3 hours) on day 03
- half day guided tour of San Gimignano (2 hours) on day 03
- half day guided tour of Lucca (3 hours) on day 04
- half day guided tour of Pisa (1 hour and 1/2 max) on day 04
- half day guided tour of Florence (3 hours) on day 05
- a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- our assistance throughout the whole stay
- all services specified in the above program
- entrance fees to the sites
- bus entry tax to the cities of art
- earphones Siena Cathedral
- city tax to pay directly on spot
- all services not specified in the above program
4 star hotel costs are also available