Duration: 13 days / 12 nights.
Arrival in Venice, airport pick up and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the morning is free for personal activities. In the afternoon, city tour in Venice (4-hour long), beginning with Piazza San Marco and then sightseeing tour of the Floating City. Enjoy the view of Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Watch Tower and the Doge’s Palace, symbol of Venetian power, from there the story of the Bridge of Sighs will be told. The tour finishes with a watertaxi ride to Murano to visit a glass factory. Lunch included. Free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Venice..
After breakfast, we proceed to Cortina d’Ampezzo, “The Pearl of the Dolomites”.The Venetian mountains offer a fairytale view. Specifically, the Dolomites are an artwork of perfection, which the whole world admires. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Free time. Enjoy a nice walk while experiencing the soft breeze and the magnificent Alpine landscape. There are also exclusive shops. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, we proceed to visit Cortina and then we head to Cime di Lavaredo. There, we will have free time for a walk and lunch (included). Right after lunch, we carry on to Padua. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we proceed to Padua river harbor. By 8 a.m., we go aboard this 16th century landing platform, an old river navigation port. We embark on a quick cruise through Brenta river, passing by the wonderful villas, such as Giovanelli's in Noventa Padovana. By 9:20 a.m., we arrive in Stra. There, we will visit Villa Pisani, and then the cuise proceeds, passing by many Villas, little villages until the arrival at Oriago, where the lunch is included. After lunchtime, private coach transfer back to Padua. Dinner at the hotel and overnight
After breakfast, we leave Padua and head to Verona. In Padua, city tour including the iconic St. Anthony's basilica. Among other things, Padua is worldly famous as the place where Saint Anthony, famous Portuguese Franciscan (also known as Saint Anthony of Lisbon, where he was born in 1195), lived for many years and died in 1231. The local people celebrate the anniversary of his death on June 13. After lunch, we will proceed to Verona, where the Adige River crosses the city. The hills around Verona set the harmony and beauty of Romeo and Juliet’s city. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight in Verona.
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic view of the city from the top of the surrounding hills. We will take a walk through the historical center passing by the main city squares and monuments: Piazza Bra, Arena, Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza dei Signori, Della Scala graves, Sant’Anastasia Church, Porta Borsari and Castelvecchio. The tour lasts 4 hours. Lunch at a typical Veronese inn. Return to the hotel for relax time. Around 4 p.m., we proceed to Soave, a small medieval village.We will take a little walk through the historical center, discovering Soave Castle and its walls. The tour continues with a visit to a wine cellar where we will have a small tasting of the famous Soave Classico and Veronese Mount seasoned cheese. Time for dinner in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast. In the morning, we will visit the charming village of Sirmione and the fantastic panoramic view of Lake Garda. We will stop for a boat ride (if the weather permits), when we may see Maria Callas’ house and Catullus Grottoes. Lunch included. After lunch, we go back to Verona. Free time for a walk in the city. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Deaprture to Florence, stopping for lunch at the medieval city of Mantua. Mantua has an unpaired architecture, with houses, churches, museums and , palace sall carefully preserved, that belonged to the lords that ruled the city political destiny. After eating a typical meal, we will proceed to the capital of Tuscany, which flourished during the Renaissance and today is known as “the oldest modern city in the world”. Arrival and check in. Free time, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, 4-hour city tour in Florence, sightseeing in the historical center, starting from the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery and its famous Gate of Heaven and Brunelleschi’s spectacular dome. We will head to Piazza della Signoria (an authentic outdoor museum of Renaissance sculptures), which was the heart of Florence and Medici family. We will walk through the beautiful streets and squares, like Piazza della Republica and Ponte Vecchio. Lunchtime and free time for shopping. Dinner at a typical restaurant in the city center. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we leave to Assisi, where we are going to visit Saint Francis' Basilica and the city center. Then, we proceed to Rome. Free afternoon. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Rome by coach, passing by the classic Roman monuments, as Piazza della Repubblica, Rome Cathedrals, the Archeological Rome, the Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, the Coliseum and the Forum. We will head through Piazza Venezia, Saint Angelo’s Castle, the exterior of Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square (according to religious ceremonies). Lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.