ROME & SOUTHERN SPLENDOR
Assisi- Montepulciano- Florence- Padua- Venice- Rome- Naples- Pompei- Sorrento-
10 days/9 nights
Day 1 Saturday
Arrival transfer from airport to the
hotel. Overnight 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 atb your own leisure or take an optional tour. Overnight stay.
Day 3 Monday: ROME-
ASSISI- MONTEPULCIANO- FLORENCE
BuEarly 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 Reinassance
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
Buffet Breakfast. 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
breakfast. Departure for Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous
Cathedral of St Antony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue on to
VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city.
Exterior 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
breakfast. Morning tour to a glass
factory (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano
glass or optional tour. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Friday: VENICE- ROME
breakfast and depart to Rome. Overnight.
Day 8 Saturday: ROME- NAPLES- POMPEI- SORRENTO
morning departure from Rome to NAPLES, where a panoramic view of the city is
offered. Then on to POMPEII, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic
eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.. Lunch in a local restaurant, and
afterwards, visit of the excavations. Proceed to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight
at the hotel.
Day 9 Sunday: SORRENTO- CAPRI- ROME
breakfast. Departure for CAPRI by boat. Weather and seas conditions permitting,
visit the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then transfer to Anacapri.
Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by a visit of Augustus’ Gardens with a
view of the Faraglioni. Return to Rome and overnight stay.
Day 10 Monday: ROME