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Italy West to Northwest Tour

Get ready for the ultimate adventure through Italy! This tour is designed to give you an unforgettable experience, whether it's your first time or even if you've been there before. Brace yourself for a whirlwind journey between the iconic cities of Rome and Venice, where you'll discover the hidden gems of Italy.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the historical wonders of Assisi, Siena, and Bologna. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere of these cities, as you explore their ancient streets and marvel at their architectural masterpieces. Feel the thrill of walking in the footsteps of legends and soak up the fascinating stories that each place has to offer.

But that's not all! Get ready to be enchanted by the awe-inspiring beauty of Florence, the crown jewel of Tuscany. Lose yourself in its iconic landmarks, from the magnificent Duomo to the renowned Ponte Vecchio.

And of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without indulging in the delectable local cuisine - prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavors as you savor the authentic culinary specialties that each region has to offer.

As you travel between these incredible destinations, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury bus. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before your eyes, from rolling hills dotted with vineyards to picturesque countryside vistas. Each moment of your journey will be a feast for the senses, as you immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of Italy.
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DAY 1

ROME

Welcome to Rome! After meeting your driver at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later that evening you’ll be picked-up at the hotel to reach Via del Teatro Marcello. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day - absolutely romantic at sunset! You will cross the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most beautiful neighborhoods, full of history and with a real Roman atmosphere. As you know, beautiful fountains are one of Rome’s typical landmarks and one of the prettiest is the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in Piazza Mattei. The Jewish Ghetto of Rome is the second most ancient after the one in Venice and it can be considered the heart and soul of Roman cuisine! Then you will walk into Piazza Della Rotonda and enjoy the lit view of the Pantheon, the former temple of Marcus Agrippa later converted into a church; this is the only ancient Roman temple that remained untouched through the centuries and it’s stunning at night when the crowds are away. Next stop...Close your eyes and throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Fountain: It’s said that those who do so are granted to come back to Rome someday. Your walk continues towards Piazza di Spagna, one of
the city’s most popular squares, known for its setting at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top! After this intense and gratifying walk, there is only one thing missing to end this experience: To relax enjoying a creamy and tasty gelato. It’s on us! The tour ends in Spanish Steps area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night and return to the hotel for overnight.

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DAY 2

ROME-SIENA-FLORENCE

Early morning departure heading north to arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town built in the Middle Ages and surrounded by walls. 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 the bus to continue to Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. A last ride to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. [B/D]

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DAY 3

FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around 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 at 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 Baptistry, 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”

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DAY 4

FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - PADUA - VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center with its “porticos”, its 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, arrive in Venice (Mestre). Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. [B/D]

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DAY 5

VENICE

After breakfast, enjoy your transfer to Piazza San Marco and visit the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, a symbol of Venice’s glorious past, and the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. After this walking tour, let us offer you a spritz or a prosecco to crown your visit to Venice highlights in the company of your tour leader. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for overnight. [B]

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DAY 6

VENICE - TUSCANY - ROME

This morning leave from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles, and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant is included! After lunch, a quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in to your hotel. [B/L]

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DAY 7

ROME

Early morning departure from the hotel for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections in the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, the tour ends in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire the incredible masterpiece St. Peter’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night! [B]

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DAY 8

ROME - USA

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and transferred to Rome’s Fiumicino airport to board your flight back home. Arrivederci! [B]

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TRAVEL DAY

DEPART THE USA FOR ROME

Board your flight from the USA, snuggle in and rest on the over-night flight to Rome.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Dates for couples, individuals and groups are available on request.

  • Prices are available upon request. Tour prices are based on availability and date, and are subject to change at any time until deposit is made.

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