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    The Marco Polo from Rome to Venice

    Travel from energetic Rome to Florence, Bologna, and soothingly romantic Venice on this four-day experience. You’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s gift for turning marble into skin as you gaze up at the perfection of the David in Florence, and dare to feed the pigeons in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. With ample cobblestone alleys to roam, breathtaking monuments and churches to discover, narrow canals to float along, and tiny shops to dip into, you’ll experience the eternal beauty of each city on this unforgettable tour

    DEPARTURES

    February 12/26 and March 12, 2018 | Saturdays and Mondays from May to October, Mondays in April (2018)

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online above for 2018 pricing
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    - All prices are per person
    - Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents
    - City tax not included (paid directly at hotel)
    - Drinks are not included with meals

    Venice
    Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

    Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at 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 during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable 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 where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza 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 Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

    DAY 3: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

    After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven...don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

    DAY 4: VENICE

    Tour ends after breakfast! You may opt for an extension in Venice or for other locations (i.e. North Lakes or Milan).