10 Days Essential Italy Tour - PT-PEI

Experience all of Italy's famous cities, marvel at the "Eternal City" - Rom...

10 Days Essential Italy Tour

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Experience all of Italy's famous cities, marvel at the "Eternal City" - Rome, the Byzantine, Venice, the Renaissance Sienna, and Florence. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, and relax at famous resorts like Capri and Sorrento.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 USA to Milan

    Your trip starts with an international flight to Milan, Italy.

  • Day : 2 Milan

    Arrive into Milan, Italy’s capital of commerce, fashion and media. You will embark on a walking tour of the city, with historical and cultural jewels around every corner. The first stop is the intricate late-Gothic Duomo Cathedral, followed by the world-renowned opera house known as La Scala. Continue to visit the statue of Leonardo Da Vinci and the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, one of the world’s earliest shopping malls.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|NH Concordia Milan or similar|4

  • Day : 3 Milan - Verona - Venice

    This morning, continue your walking tour of Milan if time was not permitted yesterday. Afterward depart to the enchanting city of Verona, the backdrop to Shakespeare’s timeless romance, "Romeo and Juliet." Situated on the banks of the River Adige, Verona has been under Venice’s rule since 1404 and contains the largest number of historical treasures north of Rome. Sightseeing today takes you to the highlights of the city’s fascinating monuments, including its most famous attraction, Juliet’s House. Later on, depart for Venice, one of Italy’s most marvelous cities, where you will stay overnight and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Crowne Plaza Padova or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 4 Venice

    Nicknamed “La Serenissima” (the most serene) and built entirely on water, this magical city captures the essence of Italy. Today take a ferry to Venice and visit some of Venice’s multicultural landmarks, including the city’s gem, St. Mark’s Basilica. Located in the dazzling Piazza St. Marco, a vast square in the heart of the city, the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica is renowned for its golden mosaics and countless treasures, including the Pala d'Oro altarpiece of enamel, gold and precious jewels. Continue on to gaze at the marble Prigioni Nuove “Bridge of Sighs”, we then enjoy a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration at the Murano Glass Factory. After the city tour, consider taking a romantic gondola ride through the mesmerizing Grand Canal. Some of the city’s most impressive facades line the length of the canal, evoking the most romantic visions of Venice.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Crowne Plaza Padova or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 5 Venice - Sienna - Pisa - Montecatini

    Depart to the alluring medieval city of Sienna, situated in the heart of Tuscany. A historic adversary to Florence, Sienna’s charm lies in magnificent buildings and its large collection of Gothic artistic treasures. Embark on a walking tour of this city, which has remained relatively unchanged since medieval times, then transit to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, Italy’s most iconic landmark. Arrive at the spa town of Montecatini, where you will overnight.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Grand Hotel Croce di Malta or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 6 Montecatini - Florence - Sorrento

    Drive to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. A walking tour of the city takes you first to the magnificent Duomo (Cathedral), the holy center of Florence and the former site of it Roman Temple. Admire artist Brundlleschi’s stunning work of art, before heading to the bronze doors of the Baptistery, followed by a tour of Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza del la Signoria, Florence’s most evocative square. Later in the day, travel to Sorrento. Located across the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a scenic coastal city outlined in vertical russet cliffs, striking beaches and relaxing cafes.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 7 Sorrento - Capri

    Begin your day with a ferry ride to the breathtaking island of Capri, the Mediterranean jewel, Italy’s most famous seaside getaway. Arrive at Marina Grande and begin your sightseeing of the city of Capri. Explore the island's white hillside houses, charming squares and narrow alleyways. If weather permits, you may take an optional tour to the Blue Grotto to admire the extraordinary sapphire colored water. Later in the day, visit Anacapri, a separate commune located high on the hills to the west.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 8 Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome

    Take an excursion to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. In 79AD the entire city was buried by a volcanic eruption from Mt. Veruvius. For two days, ash rained down upon the town, killing the inhabitants while perfectly preserving it for some 1700 years until it was rediscovered. Later in the afternoon, depart to the “Eternal City” of Rome, a veritable treasure trove of artistic and architectural treasures.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 9 Rome

    Your first stop of the day is Vatican City. Tour the sublime St. Peter’s Basilica, which covers a sprawling 18,000 sq. yards. Continue on to St. Peter’s Square, one of Bernini’s most extraordinary masterpieces, and soak up the quiet elegance of the Old City. Your city tour of Rome covers the must-see attractions. Begin with a trip to the majestic Colosseum, the cities iconic symbol, before venturing to the Roman Forum. Wander amongst the enduring ruins of stone temples and fallen columns, then continue on to the Spanish Steps. arrive at the legendary Trevi Fountain and toss a coin into it, ensuring your return to this magical city. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Rome and all its splendors on your own. This evening attend an Italian Farewell Dinner.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 52|Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 10 Rome to USA

    Leave this unforgettable country and board your international flight, arriving home later the same day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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