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Overview

Italian Treasures

“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 turn from romance 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 picturesque Umbria, Tuscany’s “gentler sister.” Savor a boat ride along the dramatic Cinque Terre coastline with its pastel-hued 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

Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $2,492*
18 guests in a party: $702*

Small Group

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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Italian Treasures

UNESCO Sites

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)|Vatican City|Venice and its Lagoon

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2

ROME Italian Treasures 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)

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor. Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.

Day 3

ROME–LUCCA Roman Rulers LUCCA Enjoy an orientation walk, followed by free time. (B)
217 mi/ 350 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Within the walls surrounding the medieval city of Lucca, the modern world fades away. Whilst you walk, see the Piazza Anfiteatro, San Michele Square, the Roman Amphitheatre, the soaring clock tower, and the Guinigi Tower topped with a hanging garden roof – just to name a few of the impressive sights you’ll find in this historic city in Tuscany.

Day 4

LUCCA–LA SPEZIA–EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA The Italian Riviera Depart for a scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE [LF] Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso, with free time before boarding your train for La Spezia.
PISA See the Leaning Tower en route back to Lucca. (B,D)
155 mi/ 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Take a stunning cruise on the coast of Cinque Terre and take in fascinating views of the sea, sky, and centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline.

Day 5

LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE Tuscany’s Terra Bella SIENA An orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo.
SAN GIMIGNANO Take an orientation walk with free time for lunch.
VERRAZZANO Enjoy [LF] wine tasting with local specialties. (B)
186 mi / 300 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Visit the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena, and taste the tradition of winemaking with regional specialties enjoyed in the vineyards of this beautiful landscape for centuries.

Day 6

FLORENCE Florentine Favorites FLORENCE 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)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

Day 7

FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE ISLAND Ladies & Gentlemen of Verona VERONA An orientation walk includes Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà to admire the Arena. Free time for lunch before continuing to Venice.
VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals (B)
242 mi / 390 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Stroll through the grand piazzas of Verona, where the tradition of La Passeggiata (leisurely stroll) is alive and well near the site of the ancient forum. Where fruits, vegetables, and spices once filled the market squares, now eateries and shops share the space with the ancient arts of sumptuous fountains, monuments, architecture, and people-watching.

Day 8

VENICE ISLAND Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE ISLAND A guided walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.

Day 9

VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI Medieval Marvels 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

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the Saint is buried.

Day 10

ASSISI–ORVIETO–ROME Parting is Sweet Sorrow ORVIETO Enjoy a [LF] local pastries tasting at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a historic Pasticceria. An orientation walk includes the cathedral with free time to visit San Brizio Chapel.
ROME Join in a farewell dinner at a local restaurant (B,D)
137 mi/ 220 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES The historic Pasticceria of Caffè Montanucci has been open every morning for 100 years, delighting the sweet tooths of pastry lovers in the heart of Orvieto. Only the Municipality, the Bank, the Church can claim the same, earning “the old bar” the status of institution in the old city. While the world has changed in many ways over the century, the important things have remained the same at the caffè - a haven where generations of guests rely on its traditional coffee, cappuccino, semolina cake, pastry ice cream, and chocolates to win their hearts every time.

Day 11

ROME Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

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Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 St. Martin Located in Rome's city center opposite Castro Pretorio metro station, this classic hotel is housed in a historical building and boasts an in-house restaurant, a lounge bar, and cozy guestrooms. All 175 guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica is 1.3 km from the hotel, while Rome's Termini Central Station is a 10-minute walk away. Rome Via San Martino Della Battaglia 58 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 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
4 Grand Hotel Assisi Set in a charming place of peace, between the green of the olive trees of the surrounding hills, the Ròseo Hotel Assisi enhances the nuances, aromas and flavors of this earth uniting with the best hospitality and courtesy taste, refinement and elegance to the attention for every little detail. Assisi Via Giovanni Renzi,2 First-Class
5 Albani Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colorful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a Mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks. Roma Via Adda 45 First-Class
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