Italian Tapestry (LS)

9 days from Venice to Sorrento

 2020 Tour Details » 2019 Tour Details »

A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You’ll overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access.

Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and free time to explore. In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and gives you an amazingly detailed look into life around 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire.

All of this—plus a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena and much more—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other.

To know more about the visas for this vacation, click here

GET A QUOTE
Save 10% per person on select 2020 Globus Europe, South & North America vacations (EBD).*

 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

VENICE
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] gondola serenade

MODENA
[LF] Leonardi Acetaia balsamic vinegar tasting

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

SIENA
Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del Campo

PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

SORRENTO–CAPRI
By jetfoil

CAPRI
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing

SORRENTO
[LF] Special farewell dinner at O' Parrucchiano restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

Private boat ride and gondola ride in Venice; motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Venice and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive on Venice Island, Italy. Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Venice Island. After a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE, follow your Local Guide on a walking tour and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its byzantine Basilica, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. [LF] A highlight is a romantic GONDOLA SERENADE, the traditional way to explore the canals. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the picturesque island of Burano.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Venice Island–Modena–Florence. Enjoy a special treat today: a [LF] Leonardi Acetaia VINEGAR TASTING near Modena. Continue through the fertile Po area and the Apennine Mountains into Italy’s most popular province, Tuscany, and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

Florence–Siena. This morning, follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Arrive in Siena, the city where the world-famous Palio, the spectacular medieval-style horse race, is held twice a year.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

Siena–Pienza–Rome. Your guided walking tour takes you inside its historic ramparts to the Duomo and to the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held. Next, join the Via Cassia, named after the antique road leading to Rome, and stop in Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese. This picturesque town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” an optional dinner with local specialties is available at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Rome. Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

Rome–Pompeii–Sorrento. A scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Overnight in the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

Sorrento. Excursion to Capri. Speed across the glittering bay by JETFOIL to the world-famous Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this beautiful town. Free time to explore the little shops on the pretty piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and this evening, [LF] a special farewell dinner with wine and a taste of Limoncello at O' Parrucchiano restaurant has been arranged to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Sorrento. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

SALVATORE RUSSO

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. "

Tour Director -  SALVATORE RUSSO

 Accommodations

FLORENCE

ATHENAEUM

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROME

DEI BORGIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SIENA

NH SIENA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SORRENTO

GRAND HOTEL VESUVIO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VENICE

SANTA MARINA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).