About Art Capitals Tour of Italy - 5 Days - 4 Nights
Day 1 Saturday ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE Early morning departure for ASSISI the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. Then on to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight. Day 2 Sunday FLORENCE Buffet breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Giottos Bell Tower the Baptistery of St. John the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the "David" by Michelangelo and Santa Croce the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabues famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight. Day 3 Monday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE Buffet breakfast. Departure for PADUA where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony guarded by Donatellos "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark the Doges Palace the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight. Day 4 Tuesday VENICE Continental breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory in Murano optional shopping by motorlaunch. Dinner and overnight. Day 5 Wednesday VENICE After a buffet breakfast we depart for Tuscany known for its historical churchs and castles. We will visit Montepulciano a medieval town famous for its "nobile" wine and for the annual Jazz Festival. In the afternoon we will return to Rome where the tour will conclude. Highlights - Assisi View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire - Siena View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace - Florence Visit the Accademia home of Michelangelos "David" - Padua See Donatellos masterpiece the "Gattamelata" - Venice Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs SCENIC DRIVES ALONG THE WAY - The beautiful Autostrada del Sole - The Tuscan countryside through medieval towns - The lovely Emilia Romagna region - The Veneto region world famous for its Villa of Palladio Timetable 0630-0700 Pick up at hotels 0715 Meet at agency 0730 Departure from agency Includes - Accommodation at 3 Star hotels with down-town location - Buffet breakfast daily - Four dinners - Service charges and taxes - Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach - Assistance during the tour - Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary Excludes - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs - Entrance fees to museums Hotel Accommodation - Florence Hotel Grifone or similar - Venice Hotel Continental or similar Please Note - Tour Operator reserves the right to provide hotels of similar category if the circumstances make it necessary at no additional cost or refund. - Child rates apply for one child sharing the same room with 2 adults in double accommodations. Date of birth must be advised at the moment of booking. - Booked hotels are not available before 12 noon. - Tours are multilingual English French and Spanish. - Passengers are allowed to carry maximum one piece of luggage per person on the tours.