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Overview

Italian Vista

Explore hidden cobblestone streets, watch the world go by from a sidewalk cafe, sail across beautiful blue waters and delight at the local specialties on this incomparable Italian vacation. If you’ve envisioned it, you’ll see it, hear it, experience it, and taste it on this scenic and scintillating tour of Italy—from the historic Colosseum of Rome to the song-filled canals of Venice, the quiet back alleys of Assisi to the bold storefronts of Milan, and the sweet views of Lake Como to the bittersweet Aperol liqueur of Padua. Warm locals welcome you in each ancient city, medieval village, and indulgent resort, sharing with youth stories behind the architecture, the tales behind the sculptures, the meaning behind the brushstrokes, and if you’re lucky, the secret ingredients on your plate!

Highlights of Italian Vista

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.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,509*
18 guests in a party: $360*

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 Vista

UNESCO Sites

Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)|City of Verona|Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Venice and its Lagoon

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 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 When in Rome ROME Guided Sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment. Visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Pietà and visit the Colosseum. Free time this late afternoon and evening. (B)

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–ORVIETO–ASSISI Historic Halls ORVIETO Spend free time in Piazza del Duomo.
ASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
137 mi / 220 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 4

ASSISI–FLORENCE–PADUA Legendary Landmarks FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes sights of the cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the massive bronze doors of the Baptistry’s “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculptures of Signoria Square.
PADUA Take an orientation drive, followed by an [LF] Italian aperitivo (pre-dinner cocktail) at Café Pedrocchi. (B)
249 mi / 400 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES They say aperitivo is life. Indulge in the Italian specialties served at Café Pedrocchi with a traditional cocktail before dinner. From the Latin word for ‘open,’ aperitivi cocktails or wine are served between 6 and 9pm as an opener to the evening meal. Alla salute!

Day 5

PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE A private boat ride and guided walking tour, includes a visit to St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblower demonstration. (B)
50 mi / 80 km

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 6

PADUA–VERONA–MILAN Ladies & Gentlemen of Verona VERONA Walk to Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra to admire the Arena.
MILAN Orientation walk includes stops at La Scala Opera House, the Galleria, and the Duomo. Free time for dinner. (B)
174 mi / 280 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 7

MILAN. EXCURSION TO LAKE COMO Life on the Lake LAKE COMO Take a [LF] private boat ride to Bellagio.
MILAN Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
106 mi /170 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Glide on the gorgeous waters of lago di Como on your private cruise to beautiful Bellagio - Lake Como’s most loved village with narrow streets and stunning views. A magical experience to take in Italy’s most famous lake.

Day 8

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

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 2022-08-28 $2619 $0 $2619 LR20821K Not Available
2 2022-08-27 2022-08-28 2022-09-04 $2419 $0 $2419 LR20828 Not Available
3 2022-09-03 2022-09-04 2022-09-11 $2449 $0 $2449 LR20904 Available
4 2022-09-10 2022-09-11 2022-09-18 $2449 $0 $2449 LR20911K Available
5 2022-09-10 2022-09-11 2022-09-18 $2449 $0 $2449 LR20911 Not Available
6 2022-09-17 2022-09-18 2022-09-25 $2449 $0 $2449 LR20918 Available
7 2022-09-24 2022-09-25 2022-10-02 $2339 $0 $2339 LR20925 Available
8 2022-10-01 2022-10-02 2022-10-09 $2619 $0 $2619 LR21002K Available
9 2022-10-08 2022-10-09 2022-10-16 $2299 $0 $2299 LR21009 Not Available
10 2022-10-15 2022-10-16 2022-10-23 $2199 $0 $2199 LR21016 Available
11 2022-10-22 2022-10-23 2022-10-30 $2299 $0 $2299 LR21023K Not Available
12 2023-04-01 2023-04-02 2023-04-09 $2089 $208.9 $1880.1 LR30402 Available
13 2023-04-08 2023-04-09 2023-04-16 $2199 $219.9 $1979.1 LR30409 Available
14 2023-04-15 2023-04-16 2023-04-23 $2299 $229.9 $2069.1 LR30416 Available
15 2023-04-22 2023-04-23 2023-04-30 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30423 Available
16 2023-04-29 2023-04-30 2023-05-07 $2449 $244.9 $2204.1 LR30430 Available
17 2023-05-06 2023-05-07 2023-05-14 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30507 Available
18 2023-05-13 2023-05-14 2023-05-21 $2689 $268.9 $2420.1 LR30514K Available
19 2023-05-20 2023-05-21 2023-05-28 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30521 Available
20 2023-05-27 2023-05-28 2023-06-04 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30528 Available
21 2023-06-03 2023-06-04 2023-06-11 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30604 Available
22 2023-06-10 2023-06-11 2023-06-18 $2689 $268.9 $2420.1 LR30611K Available
23 2023-06-17 2023-06-18 2023-06-25 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30618 Available
24 2023-06-24 2023-06-25 2023-07-02 $2689 $268.9 $2420.1 LR30625K Available
25 2023-07-01 2023-07-02 2023-07-09 $2269 $226.9 $2042.1 LR30702 Available
26 2023-07-15 2023-07-16 2023-07-23 $2599 $259.9 $2339.1 LR30716K Available
27 2023-07-29 2023-07-30 2023-08-06 $2269 $226.9 $2042.1 LR30730 Available
28 2023-08-12 2023-08-13 2023-08-20 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30813 Available
29 2023-08-19 2023-08-20 2023-08-27 $2689 $268.9 $2420.1 LR30820K Available
30 2023-08-26 2023-08-27 2023-09-03 $2419 $241.9 $2177.1 LR30827 Available
31 2023-09-02 2023-09-03 2023-09-10 $2449 $244.9 $2204.1 LR30903 Available
32 2023-09-09 2023-09-10 2023-09-17 $2449 $244.9 $2204.1 LR30910 Available
33 2023-09-16 2023-09-17 2023-09-24 $2449 $244.9 $2204.1 LR30917 Available
34 2023-09-23 2023-09-24 2023-10-01 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 LR30924 Available
35 2023-09-30 2023-10-01 2023-10-08 $2689 $268.9 $2420.1 LR31001K Available
36 2023-10-07 2023-10-08 2023-10-15 $2299 $229.9 $2069.1 LR31008 Available
37 2023-10-14 2023-10-15 2023-10-22 $2199 $219.9 $1979.1 LR31015 Available
38 2023-10-21 2023-10-22 2023-10-29 $2369 $236.9 $2132.1 LR31022K Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 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
2 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
3 Milano A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge. Padova Via Pilade Bronzetti,62 First-Class
4 Worldhotel Casati 18 Set within walking distance from the shopping street Corso Buenos Aires and from Milan's major attractions, this hotel enjoys a very strategic position. The property offers 99 air-conditioned guestrooms, which are elegantly furnished and equipped with wooden floors, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and tea/coffee making facilities. A fitness room is available for those who want to keep fit on vacation. A free bike rental service is also available. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Milan Via Felice Casati, 18 First-Class
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