Taste of Italy - 4 Days

A short stay aimed at inviting you to enjoy at your leisure the charm of Italy with its many characteristics and flavors that are to be found both in its lesser known towns as well as in its enchanting cities of art

DEPARTURES

2015 TBA

- 3 nights accommodation
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Multilingual tour escort
- Guided sightseeing tours as per itinerary
- Admission fees as per itinerary
- All Taxes

PRICING DETAILS

2015 RATES TBA
Child under 6 years & under free (sharing with 2 adults)

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Take advantage of our special airfares to Europe from any Canadian gateway.

PISA
ROME- FLORENCE - VENICE

ITINERARY

Day 1: Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence
Departing at 7:15am from the hotel Diana by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Take time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and have lunch (not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the
shell-shaped town square, Piazza Del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Day 2: Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of renaissance ,where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria Del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza Della Signoria, (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the basilica of Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical marine republics of Italy. There, you will tour the square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and the baptistery. Florence dinner in a typical Tuscany restaurant in Santa Croce square and overnight stay.

Day 3: Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice
Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. There, you will wander through the city’s 38 kilometers worth of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace; Podestà Palace; and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, world-renowned for its classic gondola boats and its elegant, refined art. Check in to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Venice
Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.