Italian Vista with Milan Expo
Cover Italy’s main sites on this unforgettable vacation. Start in Rome and visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Colosseum, and more. Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, visit the cathedral and taste local pastries in Caffé Montanucci, a traditional pasticceria. Arrive in Assisi to visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Admire Michelangelo’s David and sculpture-studded Signoria Square before continuing to St. Anthony’s Padua. Spend a full day in romantic Venice: ride a private boat, and your guided walking tour features St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, as well as a glassblower demonstration. In Verona, see Juliet’s balcony and the Arena, then arrive in Milan, where your 2-night stay includes a visit to the Museum of La Scala Opera House and a wonderful excursion to Lake Como, where a private boat ride takes you to picturesque Bellagio. Back in Milan, enjoy a special farewell risotto dinner at Calafuria Unione restaurant. Transfer to Milan Expo; entrance ticket is included. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
ROME A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman ForumORVIETO Visit the cathedral; [LF] taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci ASSISI Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis BasilicaFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePADUA OrientationVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaMILAN Walking tour; [LF] visit the museum of La Scala Opera House; [LF] excursion to Lake Como including a boat ride to Bellagio; [LF] farewell risotto dinner with wine at a local restaurantMILAN Entrance Ticket to Milan ExpoHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan
Motorcoach; boat ride in Venice and on Lake Como. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.