Grand tour of Italy 2018Tour details
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Our tours website: Grand Tour of Italy
Date: April Vacation 2018
Tour Leader: Ms. Adrienne D'Agostino

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Italy : Grand Tour of Italy - 10 days
Venice, Florence, Assisi, Sorrento Region, Rome
In Italy you can travel though thousands of years of history to witness some of humankind's most transformative moments. Ancient Roman advances in engineering made the Colosseum possible. At the Duomo in Renaissance Florence, the world took its first steps out of the Dark Ages. And Venice’s Grand Canal was at the heart of one of the world’s great naval powers.
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Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy
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Day 2: Milan • Venice

Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Travel to Venice

Day 3: Venice


  • Explore the city on a Venice Gondola ride
  • Visit the Doge's Palace
  • See a glass-blowing demonstration
  • Compete in a “City Challege” scavenger hunt

Day 4: Florence

  • Travel to Florencei10.PNG

Day 5: Florence


  • Take a guided tour of Florence
  • With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

Day 6: Assisi


  • Travel to Assisi
  • Take a guided tour of Assisi
  • Visit the Basilica of St. Francisi2.PNG

Day 7: Pompeii • Sorrento region


  • Travel to Pompeii
  • Take a guided tour of Pompeii
  • Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins
  • Continue on to the Sorrento region

Day 8: Sorrento region • Rome

  • Travel to Rome

Day 9: Rome


  • Take a guided tour of Vatican City
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilicai6.PNG
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Rome
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Visit the Roman Forum
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:
    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

Day 10: Depart for home

  • Depart for home


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Venice: The Floating City crisscrossed with romantic bridges, laced with history and boasting some of the world’s finest art and architecture. During your stay you will see gondolas glide down the Grand Canal before stopping in St. Mark’s Square. Look for the golden weathervane, which resembles archangel Gabriel, atop the 323-foot Campanile (Bell Tower). At the pink-and-white Doge’s Palace, see where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled. Stroll over the Bridge of Sighs, which links the palace to a prison. As they crossed the bridge, prisoners supposedly sighed with perfect sadness as they







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Florence: The birthplace of the Italian language, opera and the Renaissance, and where works of art like Michelangelo’s statue of David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus still reside today. As you stroll through the city, pass by classical statues at the Piazza della Signoria. See the domed cap of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, better known as the Duomo, which dominates the skyline. Opposite the Duomo, look for the bronzed doors of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise at the Baptistry. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio, a Medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans keep shop.





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Rome: A city that integrates its past into the present better than any other. During your stay, explore the world’s most famous arena, the Colosseum, where you can almost hear the stamping feet of the crowds gathered for gladiatorial combat. Nearby, the Roman Forum marks the former heart of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar gave many of his great political speeches there. On your visit to the Vatican City, marvel at Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and look out for the colorful uniforms of the Swiss Guard, protectors of the Vatican City. Before you say “arrivederci,” toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return trip to the Eternal City



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