“Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” Who can resist uttering these words in medieval Verona, the romantic setting for Shakespeare’s tragic love story? But thoughts will soon shift to Roman ruins, medieval towns, floating cities and gastronomic delights. All of these treasures and more are right here on this sparkling tour of Italy. Filled with the country’s famous jewels and hidden gems, this dazzling tour leads you from Rome to Venice and back again, with time in the sultry Italian Riviera, vineyard-dotted Tuscany, and neighboring picturesque Umbria, Tuscany’s “gentler sister.” Savor a boat ride along the dramatic Cinque Terre coastline with its pastel-colored fishing villages, stroll through the serene streets of Assisi, and sip Chianti in a Tuscan cantina. Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the perfectly preserved medieval town of San Gimignano are more reasons this tour of Italy truly shines.
Highlights of Italian Treasures
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $2,011*18 guests in a party: $481*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)|Cinque Terre|City of Verona|Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Historic Centre of San Gimignano|Historic Centre of Siena|Piazza del Duomo Pisa|Portovenere (Cinque Terre and the Islands)|Venice and its Lagoon
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALYWelcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
ROME. ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
ROME–LUCCA LUCCA Orientation walk and free time. (B) 217 mi/ 350 km
LUCCA. EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.CINQUE TERRE [LF] Guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso. Free time before returning by train to La Spezia.PISA See the Leaning Tower en route back to Lucca. (B,D) 155 mi/ 250 km
LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE SIENA Orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo.SAN GIMIGNANO Orientation walk with free time for lunch.VERRAZZANO [LF] Wine tasting with local specialties. (B) 186 mi / 300 km
FLORENCEFLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Florence with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE ISLAND VERONA Orientation walk includes Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà to admire the Arena. Free time for lunch before continuing to Venice.VENICE ISLAND Private boat ride. (B) 242 mi / 390 km
VENICE ISLAND VENICE ISLAND Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains en route to Assisi.ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. (B,D) 267 mi / 430 km
ASSISI–ORVIETO–ROME ORVIETO [LF] Local pastries tasting at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a historic Pasticceria. Orientation walk includes the cathedral with free time to visit San Brizio Chapel.ROME Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D) 137 mi/ 220 km
ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Starhotels Michelangelo||Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.||Roma||Via Stazione S.Pietro,14||Superior First-Class|
|2||Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi||Modern hotel located near the historic center, offers tasteful decor, meeting facilities, restaurant & bar; staff is multilingual.||Lucca||Via Romana,1247||First-Class|
|3||Roma||Housed in a stately 18th-century building overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this 52-room romantic hotel has a cozy atmosphere with classic Florentine design, including beautiful stained glass windows from the Art Nouveau period. A generous breakfast buffet is served each morning in the informal breakfast room and there is an elegant bar serving cocktails and other drinks in a classically appointed room with marble floors and frescoed walls and ceilings. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.||Florence||Piazza Santa Maria Novella 8||First-Class|
|4||Indigo Venice Sant'Elena||The lush green Sant'Elena neighborhood in Venice has the feel of a sleepy Italian village, yet it's within easy reach of the city's most famed attractions. Housed in an ancient building (formerly a convent) which has maintained its grand-scale architecture with room décor inspired by warm, Byzantine colors or cooler tones evocative of the sea, the hotel reflects the unique mix of culture, character, and setting of the neighborhood. All 75 guestrooms are equipped with every comfort and marked by the attention to detail of a boutique hotel. The spa-style bathrooms, equipped with rainfall-like showerheads and quality bathroom amenities account for a refreshing invigorating stay. The hotel is both secluded enough to allow for quiet time and equally very central to enjoy the Venetian lifestyle of little restaurants, cafes, and piazzas. While the distance between Sant'Elena and the bustling Piazza San Marco is easily bridged via vaporetto (water taxi), the two neighborhoods can feel like entirely different cities. The location is also within easy reach of the 11-km stretch of golden beaches on the island of Lido.||Venice||Calle Buccari 10||First-Class|
|5||Cenacolo||Hotel Cenacolo Assisi is a structure created from the accurate and careful renovation of an old Franciscan convent, located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, a short distance from the Porziuncola of St. Francis. The wonderful atmosphere of the place, a beautiful view of Assisi, the wide green spaces that call for reflection and the functionality and efficiency of the Hotel Cenacolo guarantee a perfect stay.||Assisi||V.Le Patrono D'italia 70||First-Class|
|6||Villa Pamphili Roma||A modern and relaxing elevated "urban resort" in the Italian capital city surrounded by the greenery of the Valle dei Casali park and just 15 minutes away from the Vatican City and the characteristic Trastevere and Testaccio districts. The 235 bright, comfortable guestrooms are spread over 5 floors and feature full cutting-edge comforts and a splendid private balcony. The hotel offers in-house restaurants with exquisite options for both lunch and dinner. The main attractions of the capital are within easy reach, such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, and the Spanish Steps. Fiumicino Airport is a 30-minute drive away, while Termini Railway Station is just 25 minutes away.||Rome||Via della Nocetta, 105, Roma RM||First-Class|