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Best of Italy Tour #08

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Best of Milan Tour Overnight in Milan

Day 2 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night Overnight in Milan

Day 3 Milan to Florence – chauffeur service Overnight in Florence

Day 4 Uffizi Tour, Florence By Night Overnight in Florence

Day 5 Florence to Naples Overnight in Naples

Day 6 Amalfi Coast & The Ruins of Pompeii Tour Naples By Night Overnight in Naples

Day 7 Naples to Rome – chauffeur service Overnight in Rome

Day 8 Vatican Tour, Rome By Night Overnight in Rome

Day 9 Transfer to FCO, goodbye Italy!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

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

*Experience the jewel of the Renaissance, Florence

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

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

* 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 Milan, Best Tour of Milan

Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Milan International Airport Malpensa, then transfer to the Hotel Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection. Breathe the best of Milan. With your private guide you will visit the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan. 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 by the river from the cave to Milan. Second appointment to La Scala Theatre, worldwide recognized as Temple of Opera. Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini, Callas, Muti, Abbado, Béjart, Fracci, Bolle are just a few of the many artists who have made the history of the Theatre whose tradition is transmitted by the Academy of La Scala.The last stop is at Sforza Castle built by Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan in 15th century. Visit the rooms and the art collection of the lords of the Renaissance in Milan … the Sforza.

What’s included:

• Private Transfer from Apt Mxp to the Hotel Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection

• 3 hours private 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 2 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 3 Milan to Florence with stop in Bologna

It’s time to say arrivederci to the capital of fashion and design! 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 Florence to discover the Renaissance Cradle! 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. 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 Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection to the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol – 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 4 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 5 Florence to Naples

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 Florence to Naples by high-speed train that travels through the countryside of the Lazio and Campania regions and even gets close to the coast in the vicinity of Formia, roughly halfway between Rome and Naples. It is just a little over an hour’s ride, so time will pass quickly as you admire the landscape outside. Your private driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time at the Naples Railway Station Centrale and you will travel comfortably to your Hotel Terminus – Starhotels Premium.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol – Starhotels Collection to Naples Railway Station Centrale

• Business Class Train Tickets from Florence to Naples

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

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 6 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 7 Naples to Rome

Meet your private driver at your Hotel at a prearranged time, ready to travel to Rome that is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and with a lifetime’s worth of fascinating history and culture to explore, that’s hardly surprising. Home to many of the ancient world’s most stunning surviving monuments, basically everywhere you explore in the city has a remarkable story to go along with it. Discover the charm of the Imperial Rome, the period of the Roman Empire (27 B.C. to A.D. 476). With Skip-the-line-ticket you will have your planned entry to the Colosseum, also named the Flavian Amphitheater. It was built under Flavian emperors as a gift to the population. At its opening hundred days of gladiator games were planned from Titus. You continue to the Roman Forum. It was the hub of political, commercial and social activity of the Roman citizens. It became later a holy area with the temple of Cesar, Basilica Aemilia, Arc of Titus and Via Sacra then you will reach the Palatine Hill, the most famous of Rome’s seven hills and where, according to the legend, Romulus founded Rome.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

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

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

•3 hours private multi language speaking guide

•Skip-the-line-ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill 

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 8 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 9 Transfer to FCO, goodbye Italy!

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

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel d’ Inghilterra – Starhotels Collection to Rome Fiumicino International Airport Leonardo da Vinci

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