Italy Bellissimo

Italy Bellissimo

Start: Rome Finish: Rome

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Capri, Perugia, Assisi, Venice, Florence


Duration: 10 Nights

Tour code: WTBEA16

Tour operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

If toasting epic Tuscan sunsets, soaking up the sun-kissed sophistication of Italy's most popular cities and olive oil tasting in a real Italian borgo with new friends sound like your idea of perfection, this is one of those bellissimo Italy trips that would seduce even the sirens of Capri.

Highlights

  • iconConnect with Locals Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest experience with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 9)
  • iconScenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • iconMake Travel Matter Meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise in Perugia. Discover the history of Italian hand-weaving during a private demonstration, and see how your visit helps preserve this traditional art form. (Day 5)
  • iconDiscover Venice and Siena
  • iconDive into Culture Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. (Day 2) Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 7)
  • iconVisit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • iconStays with Stories Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli. (Day 5)
  • iconView the ancient sites of Rome, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence
  • iconVIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • iconExplore Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence with a Local Specialist

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Grand Tiberio

Meals: Welcome Reception

Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure that starts and ends in the 'Eternal City' of Rome. Spend the day exploring on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation.

icon Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Location: Rome, Vatican City

Meals: Breakfast

Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist to Dive Into Culture and admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica. We visit the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, paying tribute to the gladiators who entertained thousands in the mighty Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus before spending the afternoon at leisure. Wander up Via del Corso on a shopping spree, soak up the coffee culture in one of Rome's lively piazze or discover the masterpieces of Rome in one of the city's many museums.

icon Day 3: Admire Pompeii and on to Sorrento

Location: Pompeii

Accommodation: Johanna Park

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Venture south towards the ancient city of Pompeii which remains frozen in time since it was covered in ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's tragic history. Continue to the clifftop village of Sorrento where you will dine at your hotel this evening.

icon Day 4: A Day on the Isle of Capri

Location: Capri

Meals: Breakfast

Explore the glamour of Capri on a walking tour with a Local Specialist that will include views of the marina. Venture to the heart of the island and the legendary Piazzetta, where the locals come to people-watch. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps join an Optional Experience and explore the rugged coastline and hidden grottos by private motor launch. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

icon Day 5: Onwards to Assisi

Location: Perugia, Assisi

Accommodation: Cenacolo

Meals: Breakfast

Venture north to the historic city of Perugia. Here we'll Make Travel Matter and discover Italy's weaving tradition during a visit to Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a TreadRight and JoinTrafalgar Heritage Initiative project. Explore one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in the country, before continuing to the ancient hilltop town of Assisi where tonight we stay at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery.

icon Day 6: Journey to Venice

Location: Venice, Assisi

Accommodation: Principe

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a Local Specialist and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto's exquisite frescoes and 13th-century stained glass windows. Continue north past hilltop medieval villages and through picturesque farming plains towards Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Enjoy a free evening watching the sun set over the Venetian Lagoon or consider joining an Optional Experience.

icon Day 7: Cruise the Canals of Venice

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast

The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as your cruise by private launch to Dive Into Culture and witness the delicate Venetian tradition of glassmaking that harks back to the 13th century before continuing to St. Mark's Square. See the Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, named for the sound made by prisoners taking one last look at their beloved city from the bridge before meeting their fate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore what was once the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo.

icon Day 8: Discover Pisa and on to Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower, before arriving in Florence, our home for the next two nights.

icon Day 9: Explore Renaissance Florence

Location: Florence

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Explore one of the world's most cultural cities today - the former home of great masters and a testament to the ambitious legacy of the Medici family. Your Local Specialist shares all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city with its statues and stunning palazzi then view the Ponte Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, enjoy some free time to stroll around the city and embrace this Renaissance gem. This evening, we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

icon Day 10: Venture to Siena and Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Barceló Aran Mantegna

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

We admire the medieval beauty of Siena today, walking to its shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, the site of the Palio horse race, and dominated by the rusty red Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia. See the hilltop town's extraordinary architecture, shop for beautifully hand-painted ceramics or relax with a gelato at a pavement café. This evening, we celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 11: Arrivederci Rome

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy and prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    10 breakfasts

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Hand-picked Trip Highlights

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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