ROME 16ºF - 28ºF
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ROME 16ºF - 28ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: City tour of Rome. Night transfer to Trastevere area. We will enjoy a panoramic tour to give you an introduction to the Eternal City, finishing at St Peter’s in the Vatican, where you will be able to visit the Basilica and museums. In the evening, we transfer to the Trastévere, the busy city district well known for its typical restaurants. Return to hotel.
ROME 16ºF - 28ºF
Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city. Free time to explore and discover memorable places.
ROME 16ºF - 28ºF - FLORENCE 59ºF - 66ºF
We travel to the capital of Tuscany - FLORENCE, upon arrival we will make a stop to take a photo at the Michelangelo viewpoint, where we can have one of the most beautiful views over the city. After that we include a sightseeing tour with a local guide of the capital of Tuscany, one of the most visited cities in the country, considered the cradle of the Renaissance and few of the most influential artists and thinkers in history, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli or Raphael. Highlights include the Gothic cathedral (duomo), the ancient Stone Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) with its goldsmiths´ shops and the Signoria square - the political heart of the city with the town hall in a medieval building.
FLORENCE 59ºF - 66ºF - PISA 55ºF - 64ºF - CINQUE TERRE - GENOA 48ºF - 57ºF
Today we continue our journey towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one, the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. After this we head to the Ligurian Coast, with some of the prettiest coastlines in Europe. We will visit the CINQUE TERRE which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises of five villages, almost isolated by road, which live on fishing and tourism. We arrive by train, ticket included, to one of its charming towns (normally VERNAZZA, but on busy tourist dates it could be Manarola or Corniglia, very similar towns that are somewhat less crowded). Time to have a lunch. Afterwards we travel by train to LEVANTO, where we take the bus to continue to GENOA.Note: The train to Cinque Terre is a regular local railway service, not a tourist service. Sometimes the trains are full (it is not possible to book places on these trains) so it might be necessary, on occasion, to travel standing and not seated. In these cases we suggest walking to the monumental site (approximately 900 meters).
GENOA 48ºF - 57ºF - PORTOFINO 57ºF - 63ºF - MILAN 54ºF - 59ºF
We will continue our journey to the nearby city of SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE, where we will embark for PORTOFINO, one of the most exclusive places in Europe. Enjoy a stroll by the sea and time at leisure. After lunch, we continue to MILAN, the busy northern city in which we recommend a visit to the cathedral.Note: Due to weather conditions in winter, sometimes the boat to Portofino does not operate, in which case access will be by urban microbus (poor quality service, sometimes long waiting times).
MILAN 54ºF - 59ºF - LAKES REGION 57ºF - 57ºF - VERONA 57ºF - 63ºF
Today we see one of the most beautiful scenic areas of Europe, the region of the Italian lakes. First we will travel to LAKE ORTA in ORTA DE SAN GIULIO, a well-preserved medieval city. We take a train ride to reach the center 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, making a stop 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. Note: during the winter months the Orta train does not operate. In that case you will access the medieval town by walking approximately 800 meters from the bus parking lot.
VERONA 57ºF - 63ºF - VENICE 59ºF - 64ºF
We will have time to see Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet before leaving for VENICE, where we arrive at about 13.00 hrs. 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 59ºF - 64ºF - PADUA 55ºF - 61ºF - SAN MARINO 50ºF - 59ºF - GUBBIO 59ºF - 59ºF - PERUGIA 61ºF - 64ºF
Today we leave for PADUA, 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 marvelously preserved town in which the Palace of Consuls and the 12th century cathedral stand out. Continuing to PERUGIA.
PERUGIA 61ºF - 64ºF - ASSISI 55ºF - 61ºF - ROME 16ºF - 28ºF
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. Afterwards, we travel to ROME, arriving in the afternoon.
ROME 16ºF - 28ºF
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