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Best of Italy Tour #06

 

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Classic Tour of Rome Overnight in Rome

Day 2 Vatican Tour, Rome By Night Overnight in Rome

Day 3 Rome to Naple by – chauffeur service Overnight in Naples

Day 4 Amalfi Coast & The Ruins of Pompeii Tour Naples By Night Overnight in Naples

Day 5 Naples to Florence by train Overnight in Florence

Day 6 Uffizi Tour, Florence by night Overnight in Florence

Day 7 Florence to Milan – chauffeur service Overnight in Milan

Day 8 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night Overnight in Milan

Day 9 Transfer to MXP, goodbye Italy!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

*Discover Rome’s history, art and great food of the capital of Italy

*Dive into the beauty and magnificence of Naples, Amalfi Coast and Pompeii

*Experience the jewel of the Renaissance, Florence

*Explore the bustling business, cultural, and fashion capital of Milan

* Stop on the way and brief visit in Bologna

Entrance fees of the highlights as listed in the itineraries are included

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Classic Tour of Rome

Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Rome Fiumicino International Airport Leonardo da Vinci, then transfer to the Hotel d’Inghilterra – Starhotels Collection. Dive into the Timeless Beauty Of Rome. The 3 hours guided tour starts from Piazza Esquilino and continues to Piazza della Repubblica where the Fountain of Naiads with the Nymph of the Lakes, the Nymph of the Rivers, Nymph of the Oceans and the Nymph of the Underground Waters will welcome you. With your guide you will walk along the Via Veneto Street stage of the famous films “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini and “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The Bernini Fountain of Barcaccia and Trevi Fountain. You will have a stop at the Pantheon a former Roman temple and then to Piazza Navona, once a stadium under emperor Domitian in 94 a.C. where the Bernini’s Four River’s Fountain lies. Tour ends to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican with St. Peter’s Basilica. Return to your Hotel.

What’s included:

• Private Transfer from Apt Fco /to the Hotel d’Inghilterra – Starhotels Collection

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

• 3 hours private chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours private multi language speaking guide

• Dinner in the Hotel

 

Day 2 Vatican Tour, Rome By Night

Discover the wonders of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. They are considered monuments of world culture and Skip the line ticket allows to have your planned entry. With your private guide you visit the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestry Gallery, the Geographical Map Gallery, be charmed by Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel the Last Judgement, and hear from your guide the stories about the renowned “School of Athens”. Then marveling at the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica, from Bernini’s enormous bronze altar to Michelangelo’s Pietá.

In the evening enjoy a truly magical night-time experience in Rome with your own private driver while he take you to the Trastevere neighborhood for a typical dinner at an osteria or a trattoria.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Return transfer by chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your hotel

• 4 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 3 Rome to Naples

In the morning, you’ll leave Rome and head south to Naples with a private transfer. The city sits on a bay near the still-active Mount Vesuvius, which buried nearby Pompeii in 79 CE. Enjoy a panoramic view of Naples. With your private guide you will see from the hill of Posillipo a beautiful landscape of Naples and the gulf with Capri, Ischia, Procida islands and the Vesuvius volcano. Then down to Naples to visit the historical center, with the 3 “Decumani”, (old streets) that traverse the city from east to west, “Spaccanapoli” with Gesù Nuovo Church, Via Caracciolo, Castel dell’Ovo. Have a walk to Piazza Plebiscito to see the Royal Palace, the Galleria Umberto I and San Carlo Opera House. Finally Piazza del Municipio with Castel Nuovo or better known as Maschio Angioino. After the tour your private driver will take you to the Hotel Terminus – Starhotels Premium.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel d’Inghilterra – Starhotels Collection to Naples Hotel Terminus – Starhotels Premium

• 3 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours private multi language speaking guide

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 4 Amalfi Coast & The Ruins of Pompeii Tour, Naples By Night

Spend a full day among the gems of Amalfi Coast. With your private driver you will leave Naples in the morning and you will enjoy a fantastic drive along this panoramic coastline. Amalfi Coast is one of the best examples of Mediterranean beauty and culture. You will visit elegant towns and small villages with colorful houses, friendly people, pebble beaches, and blue sea like Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Minori, Ravello and Maiori. The visit to the open air museum of Ruins of Pompeii is a must. Your private guide will help you go back in the time at 79 A. when the tragic eruption of Vesuvius covered the entire city up to 6 meter with volcanic burning materials. The ruins of houses, shops, craft workshop, spas, gyms are still visible and many of them miraculously preserved with their beauties. . Enjoy a panoramic drive along the seafront of the Gulf of Naples and a delicious dinner to conclude your evening.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 10 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide in Pompei Ruins

• Skip the line ticket to Ruins of Pompeii

• 3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 5 Naples to Florence

Meet your private driver at your Hotel at a prearranged time. Then, settle into your private vehicle and relax in air-conditioned comfort on route to the Station. Travel from Naples to Florence by high-speed train and discover the Renaissance Cradle! Skip all traffic to the glorious region of Tuscany on a comfortable high-speed train. Enjoy Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities, while your personal chauffeur will take you to the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol – Starhotels Collection.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Terminus – Starhotels Premium to the Naples Railway Station Centrale

• Business Class Train Tickets from Naples to Florence

• Private Transfer from Florence Railway Station Santa Maria Novella to the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol – Starhotels Collection

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 6 Uffizi Tour , Florence By Night

Spend a wonderful half day in the heart of italian art and culture. The tour begins with an uphill road to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most beautiful view of Florence and continues with an external visit of Santa Croce Curch, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. With skip-the-line-ticket you will have your easy access to the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery is located inside a large building designed by Giorgio Vasari and built between 1569 and 1580. You will meet a concentration of amazing masterpieces of Giotto, Botticelli, Mantegna, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Piero della Francesca. In the evening enjoy a truly magical night-time experience in Florence with your own private driver while he take you to an ancient and fascinating quarter of Florence, Oltrarno, in a typical Florentine tavern that has been converted from an ancient wine cellar.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 3 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip-the-line-ticket to Uffizi Gallery

• 3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 7 Florence to Milan with stop in Bologna

For those of you who like places that are “off-the-beaten-track” of mass tourism, Bologna is recommended stop to make during your private transfers between Milan and Florence. Bologna is still a city relatively tourist free, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty to do and see in this lovely city. See the main monuments of Bologna on a 3-hour walking tour with an expert local guide , including the Fountain of Neptune on Piazza Maggiore and the porticoes of Piazza Santo Stefano. Learn about one of Europe’s oldest universities and why the city is so famous for its food.

You’ll taste a typical lunch in a trattoria in the town center.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol – Starhotels Collection to Milan Hotel Rosa Gran- Starhotels Collection

• 3 hours private multi language speaking guide in Bologna

• Lunch in a typical restaurant in Bologna (beverages excluded)

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 8 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night

When you arrive to Milan you can’t miss a trip into the historical and artistic heart of the city. With your private guide and your skip-the-line-ticket you will have an easy access to the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan and to the amazing masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, the “Last Supper”. The facade of the Duomo is a set of pillars, spires and statues in marble of Candoglia. The marble blocks were transported for hundred kms on the river from the cave to Milan. The “Last Supper” is not properly a fresco because Leonardo painted it with a mixed technique but the result is amazing. It shows the final meal of Jesus Christ with the twelve Apostles. In the evening enjoy a panoramic tour of Milan by night with chauffeur service and an exclusive dining experience in a trandy and cool restaurant in the center of the city.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 3 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip the line ticket to Leonardo’s Da Vinci masterpiece “Last Supper”, Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Duomo (excluding Sunday)

• 3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 9 Transfer to MXP, goodbye Italy!

Your journey in Italy will end after breakfast, with a transfer to the Malpensa airport to catch your flight home or to your next destination. Arrivederci!

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Rosa Grand – Starhotels Collection to Milan International Airport Malpensa

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