About Mini Art Tour of Italy - 4 Days - 3 Nights
Day 1 Saturday ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE Early morning departure for ASSISI the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Time at leisure to 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. Panoramic visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Giottos Bell Tower the Baptistery of St. John 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 have free time to visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony guarded by Donatellos "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Square and Basilica of St. Mark with the Doges Palace the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight. Day 4 Tuesday VENICE Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory optional shopping to see the moulding of the famous Venetian murano. End of the tour. 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 - Three 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 Grifone or similar - Venice Continental or similar Please Note - There is an optional return to Rome by train at an additional cost. Please inquire. - 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.