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Italian Escapade (Preview 2019)

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Highlights


Additional Included Highlights

  • Vatican City: Enjoy a guided visit of St Peter's Basilica.
  • Siena: See the Fountain of Joy, striped cathedral and vast Piazza del Campo.
  • Florence: See the cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, the Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce during your guided exploration.
  • Pisa: See the cathedral, baptistery and Leaning Tower.
  • Italian Lakes: Join us in the social ritual of la passeggiata.
  • Verona: See the Roman Arena and the Juliet's balcony.
  • Venice: Cruise to St Mark's Square by private launch. See St Mark's Basilica, the bell tower, clock tower, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
  • Assisi: Visit this hill-town with its stone-built structures. See Mount Subasio and the Church of St Mary of the Angels.
  • Sorrento: Perched upon the cliffs, lookout to see the mighty Mount Vesuvious across the Bay of Naples.
  • Scenic Drives: Umbria, Chianti, Tuscany, Apennine Mountains, Italian Lake District, Bay of Naples.

Authentic Dining

  • Rome: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine and wine, accompanied by the rich tremolo of some of Italy's best loved songs.
  • Montecatini: A local opens their home to you and invites you to join them for your Dine-at-Home experience.
  • Lake Maggiore: For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a selection of hand-picked restaurants for your dining pleasure.
  • Lake Iseo: Learn about this historic winery, passed down through the generations, and taste its latest vintages.
  • Included Quality Dining: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 7 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Rome: Explore the backstreets of Rome and experience local life, alongside a passionate Roman who will explain how modern life takes place around ancient treasures like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, the Living Room of Rome.
  • Florence: Visit the Accademia Museum with a local art historian to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David.
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing while watching artisans create delicate works of art.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Assisi: Hotel Giotto Assisi is located in the centre of the medieval village of Assisi with beautiful views over the Umbrian countryside. All guest rooms are decorated in local Umbrian style.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to admire the Renaissance Bramante Staircase, off limits to most people.
  • Vatican City: Venture inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pietà, and the splendid dome.
  • Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum. You will also see other medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Siena: See the Fountain of Joy, striped cathedral and vast Piazza del Campo.
  • Florence: See the cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, the Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce during your guided exploration.
  • Pisa: During your orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery bristling with marble spines, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the 11th century cathedral and of course, the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.
  • Italian Lake District: Experience the social ritual of la passeggiata.
  • Verona: During your orientation, walk past the well preserved Roman Arena to Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Venice: Delight your senses as you are serenaded through the canals by gondola, passing water-lapped doorways and Rococo palaces.
  • Assisi: Visit this hill-town with its stone-built structures. See Mount Subasio and the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
  • Assisi: With a Local Expert, find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of Europe.
  • Sorrento: Perched upon the cliffs, lookout to see the mighty Mount Vesuvious across the Bay of Naples.
  • Isle of Capri: Cruise to this famous isle and in the style of the jet-set, ride up to town by open-top taxi. Your Local Expert will show you around the narrow alleyways and exclusive boutiques.
  • Scenic Drives: Admire the beautiful passing scenery as you travel through the regions of Umbria, Chianti, Tuscany, past the Apennine Mountains, through the Italian Lake District and to Bay of Naples.
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