Vacationing and Holiday in Italy
ITALY, a celebration of art, heritage, fashion, design, gastronomy and wine, can surprise you with unexpected experiences. The palate of its colors includes Liguria’s deepest blue seas; the several greens of Tuscany’s gentle hills, oak forests, vineyards and olive groves; the granite gray Apennines soaring into the skies above Umbria; golden fields of wheat and sunflowers in the South and the white of the Alps above their royal-blue semi-tropical lakes. The variety of its cuisine equals that of its wine. The birthplace of the Renaissance displays over three thousand years of heritage in its museums, theaters, festivals, streets and countryside. ITALY, a country rich in breathtaking beautiful contrasts will fill your senses as it brings harmony to your soul.
For the sight, sound and taste of Italy, it doesn’t get any better than this. From the Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples at our southern start point, north to the rugged hills and mountain towns of Umbria, on to medieval Siena and a last night in the eternal city of Rome, this journey will provide you insight into the enticing variety of Italy’s people, landscape, culture, cuisine and wine as no other journey can.
Tour includes 11 days / 9 nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels in Ravello, Todi, Siena and Rome, all Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 4 Lunches, wine tastings,
gastronomic experience in Norcia, the rugged heart of Umbria, guided tours of Pompeii, the National Museum of Naples and Siena, boat the Bay of Naples to Capri, visits of Assisi and Perugia in Umbria including St. Francis’ Basilica, visits of Montalcino, Volterra and San Gimignano in Tuscany, their wines and medieval fortresses and towers, a day in Rome beginning with a bus tour introduction – explore the Coliseum, the Vatican or the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain on foot, and full-size luxury coach
Visit such sites as the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. In Florence, visit to the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Giotto’s Campanile, and the Baptistery with the “Gates of paradise” in Florence. You will at your leisure have time to explore in Florence the Uffizi Art Gallery, which houses the world’s single greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art; or spend some time at the open-air market that sprawls around Piazza San Lorenzo and up towards the Mercato Centrale that offers leather goods, clothing and jewellery at low prices, as well as foodstuff.
In Pisa visit the leaning tower, and Piazza del Miracoli – a serious rival to Venice’s Piazza San Marco for the title of Italy’s most memorable square. Pisa now draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong: it’s Leaning Tower. But the world-famous tower is only one of a trio of Romanesque splendors on the green carpet of the. Lucca is gorgeous, a beautiful old city that sparks love at first sight thanks to its rich history, handsome churches and excellent restaurants. Hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls, it’s an essential stopover o n any Tuscan tour.
There will be a stop off in San Gimignano. You’ll have some time to walk around San Gimignano by yourself, and maybe decide to do some shopping. In the afternoon have a guided visit of Siena, with its narrow streets and alleys around the fan-shaped Piazza del Campo. You will have a guided tour of Assisi. This beautiful medieval town, with its geranium-hung streets, lovely views and fountain-splashed piazzas, is heir to the legacy of St. Francis, who is buried in the Basilica di San Francesco.
Visits to Pompeii, the most important archaeological site in Europe, and then off to Capri..
You will have a guided tour of Ancient Rome, with the Coliseum (entrance fee is included), Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, and then visit the Vatican with Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel (entrance fee included), the official residence of the Pope, in the Vatican City.