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Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most brilliant parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus the sultry Italian Riviera, the breezy Lake District, and the sunny coast of Campania. The pastel-tinted Cinque Terre fishing villages, the sparkling blue waters of Capri, and the lemon-tree-lined streets of Sorrento offer a vivid picture of Italy, while the pilgrimage destination of Assisi, the Roman ash preserved city of Pompeii, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa provide just the right accents. Traveling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.
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ROME Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the ColosseumPISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquareCINQUE TERRE By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and trainLAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurantLUGANO (SWITZERLAND) Visit the lakeside resortVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationASSISI Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ BasilicaSORRENTO–CAPRI–SORRENTO By jetfoilCAPRI Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granitaPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations
Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat rides on Lake Maggiore and Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
ROME Roman Holiday ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and see the Basilica. Visit the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Free time this late afternoon and evening.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.
ROME–PISA–FLORENCE The Tilted Tower PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.
Breakfast 298 mi / 480 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT See architecture gone askew from the viewpoint of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Take the ultimate selfie in front of the Leaning Tower with a tilt of the head or other popular poses to commemorate your visit to the site of medieval art in this beautiful piazza.
FLORENCE Fine Art in Firenze FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle while Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.
FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE Italian Treasures FLORENCE Take a scenic drive en route to Cinque Terre.CINQUE TERRE Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before boarding your train to Sestri Levante.
Breakfast Dinner 298 mi / 490 kmLOCAL FAVORITEEPIC RIDE Take a stunning cruise on the coast of Cinque Terre for an exquisite look at sea, sky, and centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline.
LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO ISOLA MADRE Island Beauties LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride to Isola Madre. Visit the botanic garden followed by dinner on the island.
BreakfastLOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT Isola Madre is one of the starring beauties of the Borromean Islands and transport those who cross Lake Maggiore into a reverie of Baroque palazzos and perfect gardens. On the island, a showcase of exotic botanical beauty surrounds the 16th-century Palazzo Borromeo with magnificent magnolias, myrtles, wisteria, and citrus groves. Enjoy dinner at the island restaurant combining good food and stunning views of the lake.
LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND, ITALY Swiss Views & A Scenic Cruise LUGANO Enjoy an orientation tour and free time.VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals.
Breakfast 295 mi / 475 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Discover the city of Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss, style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.
VENICE ISLAND Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE ISLAND Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.
VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI Medieval Marvels ASSISI A guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica.
Breakfast Dinner 261 mi / 420 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the Saint is buried.
ASSISI–SORRENTO AREA Italian Vistas Depart for a scenic drive to Sorrento.
Breakfast 267 mi / 430 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Join the ranks of holiday-goers on the sun-kissed cliffs of Sorrento, where literati like Byron, Goethe, Dickens, and Tolstoy soaked in the sun and took their inspiration from atop the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Here, in the town of lemons, you can give in to the sweet temptations of lemon gelato and limoncello to toast the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPRI Coves, Cliffs & The Clear Blue Sea SORRENTO AREA Jetfoil ride to Capri.CAPRI Take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing, including Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch.SORRENTO AREA Free time this afternoon and evening.
BreakfastLOCAL FAVORITE NATURAL WONDERS Nestled high above the sea on the island of Capri lie the exquisite Gardens of Augustus. This natural paradise promises 180-degree panoramic views and a kaleidoscope of botanical brilliance on the cliffs overlooking the island and the sapphire sea below. Toast the view with a glass of granita for a frozen treat amid the sun-washed monuments and mesmerizing vistas.
SORRENTO AREA–POMPEII–ROME Time Standing Still in Pompeii POMPEII Take a guided walking tour of the excavations, followed by free time for lunch.ROME Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Breakfast Dinner 193 mi / 310 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDS & LORE The fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii is a treasured glimpse into Roman life near the Bay of Naples. This once thriving and sophisticated Roman city was consumed by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., with its residents and structures buried beneath inescapable ash and stone. See the preserved site of excavated ruins that reveal remarkable frescoes, artwork, and artifacts within its streets and dwellings of the people who perished here.
ROME Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show."
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. "
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Travelling that leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. This is what happened to me travelling around my home country of Italy, a place renowned for its remarkable architecture, fine artworks, delectable food and wines, and superb hospitality. Showing people my country, enthralling them with captivating stories, sharing with them my passion and enthusiasm, and making them happy has become my main goal in life. Join me on a Globus tour so you can see for yourself how life is beautiful in Italy."
This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is avilable in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.