Explore Italy’s most famous cities on this unique vacation. Start in romantic Venice and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, guided sightseeing including visits to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges’ Palace with its Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblower demonstration. On the way to Florence, enjoy a Leonardi Acetaia vinegar tasting near Modena. In Florence, learn all there is to know about quality leather from an expert and receive a surprise gift. Also admire Michelangelo’s David, and sculpture-studded Signoria Square. In Siena, visit the impressive Piazza del Campo, and hear about the biannual, medieval-style horse race, the Palio. Via Pienza, continue to Rome, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Next is Pompeii, where a guided walk through the excavations of the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is included. End your vacation in the charming resort of Sorrento, and enjoy an exciting day-excursion to the Isle of Capri, and in the evening, a special farewell dinner at a local agriturismo.
VENICE Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationMODENA [LF] Leonardi Acetaia balsamic vinegar tastingFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] leather demonstration and surprise giftSIENA Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del CampoPIENZA Visit this UNESCO World Heritage SiteROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman ForumPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavationsSORRENTO–CAPRI–SORRENTO By jetfoilCAPRI Funicular ride; guided sightseeingSORRENTO [LF] Special farewell dinner with wine at an agriturismoHeadsets throughout the tour
VENICE ISLAND Carlton on the Grand Canal (F)FLORENCE Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F)SIENA NH Excelsior (F)ROME Villa Pamphili (SF)SORRENTO Michelangelo (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 2 three-course dinners (D): a special welcome dinner in Venice and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento
Private boat ride in Venice; motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri