& MINI NORTHERN TOUR
Montepulciano- Florence- Padua- Venice
6 days/5 nights
Day 1 Saturday: ROME
Arrival transfer from the
airport to the Hotel. Ovenight stay.
Day 2 Sunday: ROME
After breakfast depart from
the hotel for a walking tour. (NO TOUR LEADER DURING THE STAY IN ROME). Visit
St. Peter's Basilica, Navona Square, the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. In the
afternoon explore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional tour.
Day 3 Monday: ROME- ASSISI- MONTEPULCIANO - FLORENCE.
Early morning departure
for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls.
Explore at your own leisure the tiny town, visit the Basilica of Saint Francis
with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Visit
Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its “nobile” wine and for the annual
Jazz Festival. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Tuesday: FLORENCE
Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful
Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower,
the Baptistery of St. John, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the
“David” by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church
with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing
or shopping. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Wednesday: FLORENCE-PADUA-VENICE
Departure for Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of
St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue on to
VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city.
Exgterior view of the square and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the
Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Thursday: VENICE
Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass
factory (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous Venetian Murano
glass. End of the tour.
In the afternoon, optional
return by train to Rome:
class ticket 114€ per pax net, 2nd class 84€ per pax net.