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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
This morning, journey to Siena, rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. Enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km
Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, two of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire their towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees.
Arrive in Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Admire the city’s timeless beauty during the included walking tour with a Local Guide. Continue to the Bologna area.
Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km
Spend some time visiting Bologna, Italy’s oldest university city this morning, then head for the Venice area. Stop in Verona to visit the romantic city of Shakespearian plays. You’ll have time for a stroll in the center to see the Roman Arena.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation, starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. A variety of optional excursions is available.
Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world.
Today’s Distance: 139 mi/ 224 km
First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town, then on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where the superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi/ 160 km
Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the town, including the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Cross the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in the picturesque Sorrento area.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km
Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to the Sorrento Area for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 9 mi/ 15 km
Spend the day relaxing in the sun, explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to discover the unique beauty of Positano.
Leave the Sorrentine Peninsula to discover one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world: POMPEII. This village was caught by surprise by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and excavations have uncovered a snapshot of ordinary Roman life. Back to the present, you’ll enjoy an orientation drive of culture-rich Naples before arriving in Rome.
Today’s Distance: 173 mi/ 278 km
Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. Consider an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Modern hotel offering popular amenities and comforts, restaurant and bar is located 40 km from FCO Airport; staff is multilingual.
The Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni provides a charming and relaxing atmosphere thanks to young and qualified Staff, comfortable rooms and a spacious courtyard, ideal location for relaxing at the end of a work day or after a sightseeing tour. Tasty complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast, with choice of over 100 products, many of them freshly home -- made as pastries more than scramble eggs, bacon, salami, cheese, hot bread buffet, yoghurt, cereals and chocolate. WIFI connection is available in the entire area.
Set in Lastra a Signa in the Tuscan countryside, Villa Saulina, a 19th-century country house is surrounded by hills, olive groves, and medieval hamlets is only 15 km from Florence. Rooms at Villa Saulina have original features such as terracotta floors and wood-beamed ceilings. Old meets new here, as guestrooms also include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. The location is easily reachable and it is a strategic place to get Florence, Siena, and Montecatini.
Living Place is a modern hotel in the immediate outskirts of the city of Bologna, strategically located just 1 km from the exit of the A14, practical for those coming from the airport and the highway. Thanks to its location and the quality of services provided, this property is the ideal place to visit the city and retreat from its hectic pace. The hotel has 205 guestrooms featuring high comfort and functionality values. The interiors are bright, minimal, and extremely comfortable, designed for a pleasant stay. The furnishings adorned in light shades of taupe and beige contribute to the brightness of the spaces. Essential and comfortable, the rooms have been recently renovated (2018) and feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV with satellite channels, minibar, safe, private bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
Situated in the heart of San Marino Republic's historical centre, part of UNESCO World Heritage, it has been the Institutional Hotel of the world's most ancient Republic since its opening, in 1894, giving hospitality to Princes, Ambassadors and important people visiting San Marino. Its central location makes of Titano Hotel the landmark of those who visit San Marino to discover its monuments, art and culture.
An 88-room modern property located in the very heart of Umbria, close to the beautiful historical city center with easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and Spoleto. The buffet breakfast offers home made specialities and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
The Panorama Palace Hotel is situated on the cliffs above the sea, a few minutes from the beach of Meta di Sorrento, the first of the towns which form the Sorrentine Peninsula, and a few kilometres from the principal tourist centres Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Procida, the Amalfi Coast, Pompei Herculaneum, Naples, Cserta and Mt. Vesuvius. Given its position, the hotel boasts an incredible panoramic view of the winding Sorrentine coast. The hotel is managed by a local family who strive to provide an environment of informal elegance and assistance. The hotel offers all comforts and a restaurant facing the the blue Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Coast as well as a local restaurant and a swimming pool.
The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful and enchanting corners of Massalubrense and the Sorrento Peninsula. It's surrounded by a green oasis of citrus and orange groves and overlooks the magnificent bay of Naples with a view of the islands of Capri and Ischia. All rooms, equipped with a TV and a desk, are air-conditioned and they have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.
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