Grand tour of Italy

Summary

11 nights
Proprietà: Tours on request
Included
Enogastronomic experience included

Discover Italy in twelve days

Naples, the everlasting city of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The wonders of the Eternal City, the baroque squares and fountains, the Colosseum, and the treasures of the Vatican.
Florence and the medieval villages of Pisa and Lucca, the wonderful Val d’Orcia with its timeless landscapes. Venice, the charm of the lagoon, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano. Milan, the most fashionable city of Italy.
This is what awaits you with our Grand Tour of Italy. Take a look at the program and book with us!

Tour program

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1
09:00 -

Start of the tour

  • Welcome to Naples! Meet with the driver and transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotel in the city center (f.e. Palazzo Caracciolo MG Gallery ****)

Enjoy some free time this afternoon, have a famous “sfogliatella” or “pizza fritta”, or maybe do some shopping!

  • Overnight stay
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2
09:00 - 13:00

Visit of Pompei

  • Enjoy your buffet breakfast in hotel. Your guide and the driver will greet you in the lobby to lead you through the splendor of Pompei

In 79 A.D. the city was completely buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, stopping time. Today it is still possible to walk among the Roman domus, the shops and the skilfully built streets, giving an immersive experience and the feeling of living for a few hours in that distant era.

The excavations began at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon and are considered one of the best testimonies of Roman life. Many of the finds, such as furnishings, frescoes, mosaics, and statues, can be found in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.


																																																																																				
																																																											
3
13:00 - 14:00

Enogastronomic experience

  • Private transfer to a local winey

Get ready for a tasty journey of discovery through the scents, flavours, and colors of Mount Vesuvius. Wine tasting of three local wines and lunch 3 course menu.

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15:00 - 17:00

Napoli walking tour

  • Transfer to Naples

Naples is the third largest city in Italy. We will take you to discover its historic center and the places that make it famous all over the world.

From Piazza Plebiscito, where important statues and palaces stand. We will visit the San Carlo Theater and the Umberto I Gallery, the most famous in Naples, the Castel Nuovo, which represents one of the symbols of Naples.

Last stop of our walking tour will be the most famous alleys of Naples: The Spanish Quarters, the heart of Naples, discovering glimpses, murals, artisan shops and small really interesting realities that make us understand how much Naples is a special city.

  • Dinner and overnight stay
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5
09:00 - 13:00

Amalfi

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel, meeting with the guide and enjoy a full day exploring the Amalfi Coast
  • Transfer to Sorrento where you will take a boat to discover the beutiful Amalfi and Positano

Amalfi is a beautiful small town on the scenic Amalfi Coast, what are you expecting to see in this beautiful place?

Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republic of Italy, cities with powerful fleets dominating the trade routes of the Mediterranean, the architecture of the town is very much affected by the presence of the sea and the commercial opportunities.

Your guide will tell you the history of this magical place, and show you its most significant places, Piazza Dante, its fountains and the Amalfi Duomo, Amalfi’s meandering alleys and covered passages, Amalfi’s port and arsenal…

  • Free time for lunch
6
14:30 - 16:30

Positano

  • Free time in Positano

The sailing will lead you to one of the most beautiful seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast, Positano. Here you will have free time to explore the meandering streets lined with artisanal local shops or enjoy the local specialty, limoncello!

  • Return to Sorrento and transfer to Naples
  • Overnight stay
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7
09:00 - 13:00

Transfer to Rome

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to Rome
  • Accomodation in 4-star hotel in the city center, well connected by public transport (metro) and walking distance from the historic center

Enjoy some free time for lunch in this beautiful city… Be sure to try at least one of the famous Roman pastas: “cacio e pepe” or “carbonara”

8
15:00 - 17:00

City center of Rome

  • Your private guide will meet you in the lobby

We will move to the heart of the historic center with a visit to Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna and the palaces of Italian political power.

Next to the square we find Via Condotti, symbol of the fashion discrict in Rome. From here, we’ll go to the Trevi Fountain, unforgettable location of “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini, in wich a very young Anita Ekberg invites Marcello Mastroianni into the fountain, using the famous: “Marcello, come here!”

After a short stop, we’ll visit to Piazza della Rotonda to admire the Pantheon, a temple built in 27 BC. later converted into a Basilica, and the Renaissence fountain of Bernini built in the square in 1575

  • Dinner and overnight stay
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9
09:00 - 13:00

Colosseum and Imperial Forums

  • Start your day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel
  • Your guide will greet you in the lobby to lead you through the splendor of the Colosseum

We will begin our tour from the Flavian Amphitheater, better know as the Colosseum, it is one of the most visited monuments ever, an icon of the Capitoline city. We continue to the Imperial Forums, a series of monuments and archeological remains that were once the stage of political life. We will end the morning with the visit of the Capital Hill (Campidoglio), with its square.

  • Take a break and enjoy your free time for lunch in this beautiful area of the Eternal City
  • Afternoon at disposal. Overnight stay
10
14:00 - 17:00

Optional, not included: Vatican Museums

  • In the afternoon meeting with the guide to explore the marvelous masterpieces of the Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are one of the symbol of Rome, where various works are collected, that span from ancient to contemporaty times. Sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse.

In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of lunar rock donated to Vatican citizens by former US president Nixon continues to amaze. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.

  • Dinner and overnight stay
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11
09:00 - 13:00

Tuscany, Siena

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Private driver will pick you from Rome to Florence, with a stop for a visit of historic center of Siena

Free time to discover Siena with Piazza del Campo, the Torre del Mangia and the facade of the Palazzo Pubblico. In this square the famous Palio di Siena is organized, a horse race organized by the districts of the city. You can enter to the Duomo of Siena and see the Baptistery. Inside this temple we will find a sublime collection of masterpieces of art, among which the Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna and the statue of St. Paul, sculpted by a very young Michelangelo

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14:00 - 16:00

San Gimignano

  • The next stop will be San Gimignano

San Gimignano, located between the provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its renowned wines. An eventful history and a winemaking tradition dating back to the 13th century have made this area the ideal place to immerse yourself in vineyards, hills and characteristic villages.

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17:00 -

Arrival in Florence

  • Transfer to Florence and accomodation in a 4* hotel in the city center
  • Overnight
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14
09:00 - 13:00

Florence city center

  • Start your day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel
  • Your guide will greet you in the lobby to lead you through the Renaissance of Florence

Morning dedicated to the discovery of Florence and its treasures. You will walk through the streets of the historic center where you can admire famous monuments, buildings and statues of world-renowned artists, such as Michelangelo’s David, Palazzo degli Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio. Do not miss the stop at Ponte Vecchio, the most striking and oldest bridge, where the sparkling shops of the Florentine goldsmiths are still located. A curious stop will be Fontana del Porcellino where traditionally you touch the nose of the pig in the hope of receiving good luck in return…

  • Free lunch. We suggest you to stop by one of the famous “chioschi” or street food stands where you can buy and taste Florence’s street food, where you can taste the best of the city’s street culinary tradition, a sandwich filled with trippa or lampredotto.
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14:00 - 16:00

Optional, not included: Visit of complex of Santa Maria del Fiore

In the afternoon you will lead lead you through the churches of Florence. The complex of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo of Florence and the church of Santa Croce. During the tour there is a visit to the interior of the Cathedral, of which the facade and the Dome by Brunelleschi are remembered for their beauty, which we will visit both internally, admiring the magnificent frescoes by Vasari representing the Last Judgment, and externally, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of Florence!

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16
09:00 - 13:00

Pisa

  • Buffet breakfast at hotel and enjoy a full day around the medieval towns of Pisa and Lucca

Free time In Pisa. You can begin discovering the city from Piazza dei Miracoli, which contains many Unesco heritage buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and its famous Leaning Tower. We will continue the walk towards Piazza dei Cavalieri, from there we will see the Palazzo della Carovana. One of the most famous squares is “Piazza delle Vettovaglie”, close there is Borgo Stretto… Take your time to stroll around this shopping streets, very popular with both tourists and locals!

  • Free time for lunch
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14:00 - 17:00

Lucca

  • Transfer to Lucca

Lucca is very famous for its medieval walls,as the city grew and modernized, the walls that surrounded the old town were maintained and as they lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca’s main attractions, from where you can overlook the entire city in all its medieval beauty!

You will visit the city center of the town: The Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Martin and a wonderful example of Romanesque architectural style; the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro and the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata; Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower.

  • Return to Florence and overnight stay
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18
09:00 -

Arrival in Venice

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • During the transfer from Florence to Venice optional stop to Bologna.
  • Accomodation in 4-star hotel in the city center (water taxi to the hotel included)
  • Overnight stay
    10
    19
    09:00 - 12:00

    Venice

    • After lunch, your guide will greet you in the lobby to guide you around the beautiful Venice

    The guide will tell in every detail the history of maritime Venice, strolling around the cobbles, exploring neighborhoods, such as Cannaregio and the sight-laden enclaves of San Marco and Rialto.

    You will cross the Rialto Bridge and then amble past Marco Polo’s House, where the intrepid explorer is said to have been born. Continuing the walking tour through “Campo San Bartolomeo” you will see the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where many of the city’s doges lay buried and will reach the “Scuola Grande di San Rocco”, a palace rich with Tintoretto art. The walking tour ends at St. Mark’s Square… “Piazza San Marco” is the heart of Venice.

    As the largest square in the city St Mark’s Square has always been the location of important government buildings and other facilities central to the goings on in Venice. The main buildings in the square are the Basilica di San Marco (visit of the interior), Palazzo Ducale and Torre dell’orologio.

    • Overnight stay
    20
    14:00 - 17:00

    Optional, not included: Murano and Burano excursion boat

    • Boat transfer to Murano and Burano for visit with English-speaking guide.

    Murano and Burano are the most famous islands of the Laguna, the first stop of this visit will be Murano. The village is famous for its glassblower and their glass art. You will learn tricks of the trade, such as how minerals add color to glass sculptures. Afterward, take some time to explore the picturesque island of Murano and visit other workshops in the area.

    Hop on board the boat for a ride to nearly Burano, home of traditional lace-making workshops. Your guide will tell you the history of Burano lace and watch local craftswomen weave and stitch finely detailed lace in the local tradition.

    Enjoy some free time to explore the island and its local shops.

    • Return to Venice
    11
    21
    09:00 - 13:00

    Verona

    • After a tasty breakfast in the hotel, the driver will greet you in the lobby
    • Private transfer, stop in Verona on the way to Milan
    • Free time to visit Verona

    Verona is famous for the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet… the house of Juliet is located in Via Cappello. Entering the courtyard of this fifteenth-century building there is a bronze statue of the Shakespearean heroine… It is said that she is the guardian of true love, so touching her breasts would bring good luck! To the left of the statue would be the place where Romeo and Juliet secretly married.

    Not only Shakespeare, but you will also take a look to Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, the Stone Bridge, the only one left from Roman times, which will lead us to the Roman theatre. The walking tour will end at Piazzale Castel San Pietro, from here you can admire the panorama and enjoy wonderful views of the entire city, including its ancient towers and bridges over the Adige.

    • Free time for lunch
    22
    14:00 -

    Arrival in Milan

    • Private transfer to Milan
    • Accomodation in a 4-star hotel in the city center
    • Afternoon at disposal
    • Overnight stay
    12
    23
    09:00 -

    End of the tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
    • Three hours before your international flight, a transfer vehicle will pick up you to the airport
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    Price and conditions

    Tour on request for groups or small groups

    Price from 2500€ (min. 4 participants)

    Included:

    • Transfer from/to the airport/station
    • Accomodation in 4* hotel in the city center with breakfast (Naples 3 nights, Rome 2 nights, Florence 3 nights, Venice 2 nights, Milan 1 night)
    • Guided visit of Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Venice.
    • Entrance fee: Pompei, Colosseum and Imperial Forums
    • Lunch and wine tasting in Naples
    • Transfer as per the program

    Not included:

    • Tips and personal extras

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    Questa escursione può essere cancellata gratuitamente da parte del cliente dandocene comunicazione entro 72 ore dall’inizio. E’ previsto il rimborso integrale entro 7 giorni dall’annullamento.

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