Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler—with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sights and its marvelous art and architecture to its tasty cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll overnight in Rome, the Chianti Hills, Pisa, the Verona area, and Padua, and you’ll see glorious scenery along the way.</BR></BR>You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the must-see sights, such as the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings, in Rome; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, dating to the late 11th century. You’ll visit Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style. A spectacular drive through the Dolomites—the “Rocky Mountains” of Europe—brings you to Bassano, where Globus has arranged a special treat for you. You’ll enjoy a grappa tasting along with local specialties at the Grappa Museum. But that‘s not all…among the many unique experiences offered by Globus on this tour, you’ll travel to the walled medieval town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century and still has the original 14 towers. You’ll walk through the main square and have free time to explore. </BR></BR>All of this and much more are included on this vacation. From its beautiful mountains to its exciting cities and from its amazing historic sights to its delicious cuisines, Italy offers it all. Be sure to bring your camera, so you can capture the memories you’ll create on this remarkable Italy tour!
ROMEWelcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and BasilicaMONTERIGGIONI[LF] Visit the medieval walled town and taste cantucci alle mandorleSAN GIMIGNANOWalking tourFLORENCEGuided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning TowerMANTUA Guided sightseeing, visit Teatro BibienaVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaTRENTO OrientationBASSANO[LF] Taste the local grappa at the Poli Museo della Grappa PADUA OrientationVENICEPrivate boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] farewell dinner at Al Colombo restaurant and a ride by private taxi boat through the Grand CanalHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Venice
Motorcoach; private boat ride and private taxi-boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.