The Best of Italy
About Vatican Museums, Vatican City State
Start in Rome on this unforgettable vacation with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy highlight visits like St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Stop in Orvieto, perched atop a volcanic rock, to visit the cathedral, before continuing to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. Enjoy an excursion to Florence, where guided sightseeing includes visits to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David, the cathedral, and Signoria Square. Stop in Pisa, to marvel at the Leaning Tower, then arrive in Venice, and enjoy a traditional Prosecco aperitivo. Ride a private boat and with a Local Guide, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; also watch Venetian glassblowers at work. Stay overnight in St. Francis’ Assisi, and enjoy a guided walking tour, with visits to St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. Arrive in Pompeii and follow your Local Guide to explore the excavations, drive through lively Naples and board a jetfoil to the charming Isle of Capri where you will stay for two nights. Guided sightseeing includes an exciting open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the Villa San Michele, followed by a boat cruise (weather permitting) around the island. In the evening, a special dinner with wine and seaview awaits you as the perfect ending to your Capri stay. Via Sorrento return to Rome, where a farewell dinner at a local restaurant has been included.
ROME Welcome and farewell dinners with wine 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 cathedralFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David, and Signoria SquarePISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] prosecco aperitivoASSISI Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ BasilicaPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavationsNAPLES–CAPRI–SORRENTO By jetfoilCAPRI Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, [LF] ride an open taxi to Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele; [LF] boat cruise around the island of Capri; a [LF] special dinner with wine and seaviewHeadsets throughout the tour
ROME Mediterraneo (F)TUSCANY Settentrionale Esplanade (F) at MontecatiniVENICE ISLAND Gabrielli Sandwirth (F) or Boscolo Bellini (F)ASSISI Windsor Savoia (F)CAPRI La Residenza (F) or La Palma (F)ROME Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B), 5 three-course dinners (D), including special dinners in Rome and Capri
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil; funicular and boat cruise in Capri