Italy, a land of art and history 

Italy has been, since antiquity, the centre of history, culture and art. Our museums, collections and archaeological sites reveal countless tokens of the past and the many civilizations that have passed across this country, evidence of which is still inextricably woven into the present day landscape.

Artistic wonders can be found everywhere, and every corner of the country holds countless and wonderful surprises. Our artistic and cultural heritage is one of the most valuable in the world. Italy has more cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country. Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice, Siena, Pisa, and Naples are its most renowned cities of art, but the whole country can boast towns of breathtaking beauty

Discover he best that Italy has to offer on this tour taking in some of the country’s finest architecture, gastronomy, culture and history. You will be guided around the Tuscan capital of Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with its iconic Duomo, a towering cathedral with a Renaissance dome and elaborate frescoes. At the world-famous Uffizi Gallery you will feast your eyes on masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio. A drive through the romantic Tuscan countryside takes you to Siena, a medieval city which, in its 12th-century heyday, was one of the world’s richest.

Rome, Italian Roma, historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The capital of an ancient republic and empire whose armies and polity defined the Western world in antiquity and left seemingly indelible imprints thereafter, the spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the site of major pinnacles of artistic and intellectual achievement, Rome is the Eternal City, remaining today a political capital, a religious centre, and a memorial to the creative imagination of the past

The Roman countryside, the Campagna, was one of the last areas of central Italy to be settled in antiquity. Rome was built on a defensible hill that dominated the last downstream, high-banked river crossing where traverse of the Tiber was facilitated by a midstream island. This hill, Palatine Hill, was one of a group of hills, traditionally counted as seven, around which the ancient city grew. The other hills are the Capitoline, the Quirinal, the Viminal, the Esquiline, the Caelian, and the Aventine.

VeniceThe canals. The bridges. The architecture. There are many reasons why beautiful Venice is one of life’s “must see” destinations. Built over 118 small islands in a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice has no roads or cars, just boats and 177 canals spanned by 477 bridges. n the Veneto Region, in the waters of the Adriatic, is one of the most romantic and evocative places in the world, a priceless treasure: the Venetian Lagoon.

At the heart of this legendary Province is the Serenissima or Most Serene Republic, with its characteristic bridges spanning the canals navigated by gondolas, its monuments, piazzas, narrow lanes and silent waters.
Venice is actually a group of fascinating small islands, where art and history combine with old trades and the beauty of the sea.

LENGHT 10 Days /8 nights
THEME History, art and culture
Cod. Tour 09003
Transfers, public transport to visit the city Accomodation in quality Hotels in 3 star
 Half bord basis 3-course menu including a soft drink
 Guided tours included in the program, including tickets Tour Director Dolcevita Travel start to finisch
Cooking Class in Florence  price based on 15-19 participants
Extra personali Mance
Everything not mentioned

Additional information

Suppl Single RoomSuppl single Room Euro 205,00
Suppl for Hotel 4*Suppl for accomodation in Hotels 4 stars pp € 75,00
Triple Room discountTriple Room discount Euro 75,00

Day 1: Departure

 Board your  flight   fly through the night to Italy

Day 2: Venice

 Meet your Italian Dolcevita Tour Director upon arrival at the airport
Transfer by Vaporetto to your hotel located on the island of Venice
Join your  Tour Director for a highlights walk of Venice; Ponte di Rialto, the Grand Canal, the Bridge of Sighs, and St Mark’s Square to name a few Enter St. Mark’s Basilica to admire its extravagant, gilded Byzantine architecture
Enjoy a gondola boat ride through the canals of Venice
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Venice.

Day 3: Venice - Verona

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Watch Venice’s skilled artisans at work during a glass-blowing demonstration Have time to explore Venice at your leisure
Board your motor coach and travel to Verona
Enjoy a tasty treat of traditional Italian Gelato
With your Dolcevita Tour Director, see some of Verona’s highlights; (a UNESCO World
Heritage Site), including the Arena and the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Verona.

Day 4: Venice - Florence

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and transfer to Florence.
Transfer to your hotel to drop off your luggage, check-in will be done later
Meet with local guide  discovery walk of the highlights of Florence;
the Cathedral (Duomo), the Baptistery’s Ghiberti’s ”Gates of Paradise” doors, the open-air sculpture museum on Piazza della Signoria, and Piazza Santa Croce
Enter Basilica Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world & burial
place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Rossini
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Florence.

Day 5: Florence

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Enter the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo’s monumental “David” is housed,
visit the galleria with the help of an audio-guide

Have lunch with your group in a local restaurant.

Participate in a Tuscan cooking class ; prepare delicious and famous dishes, taste
them as soon as they are done
Overnight accommodation in Florence


Day 6: Florence - Pisa - San Gimignano - Florence

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo
Board your motor coach and travel to Pisa, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region
At the Miracle Square, take photos of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and then
climb to the top as a Bucket List experience and for its beautiful view
Enjoy lunch on your own
Along the way, stop in San Gimignano, and admire the ”unforgetable skyline”
Visit the Torture Museum, showing instruments of torture and providing tutorials on
the history of torture and its use in human society
Enjoy some leisure time to explore San Gimignano at your own pace, make sure to
stop by the Piazza della Cisterna
Board your motor coach and return to Florence
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Florence.

Day 7: Florence - Rome

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and travel to Rome
While in Rome, travel as the locals do by walking, or taking public transport
Explore  with your local guide the most monumental elements of this majestic city with your local guide who will bring to life the spirit of Ancient Roman; the Colosseum, where gladiators once battled, the Roman Imperial Forum with focus on Roman mythology and a walk through the Roman Forum ending at the Palatine Hill
With your Dolcevita Tour Director, see the Pantheon, one of Rome’s best preserved
ancient buildings
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Rome

Day 8: Rome - Vatican City

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
With a local guide, visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum including the Raphael Rooms, Tapestry Gallery & Sistine Chapel, then have time to discover St-
Peter’s Square at your own pace
Enjoy lunch on your own
Visit the Catacombs of St.Callixtus; among the greatest and most important of
Rome, they began in the middle of the second century and are part of a cemeterial
complex where many martyrs, Christians and 16 popes are buried
Admire the spectacular Altar of the Fatherland. Feel free to climb the many steps to
the top of the Alter and get a glimpse of Rome from high above
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Rome

Day 9: Rome

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
With your Dolcevita  Tour Director walk through the area of the Theater of
Marcellus, the famous Jewish section of Rome and its Synagogue, observing shops, restaurants, and apartments built into surviving pieces of ancient Roman buildings
Test how many of your fellow travelers are as honest as they say, at the famous La
Bocca della Veritá
Enjoy lunch on your own
Go to a local Gelateria to learn how the Italians create their famous gelato, the visit
ends with a tasting of course!
Feel like a local and spend time people watching on the Spanish Steps
Enjoy dinner at Papa Rex; famous for their Gladiator show, terracotta dishes and
vintage costumes, it’s ideal to experience the fame of the Roman Empire
Overnight accommodation in Rome.

Day 10: Rome - Home

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
Transfer by motor coach from your hotel to the airport
Say a fond Arrivederci to your Italian Dolcevita Tour Director
Board your  flight from Rome and fly back to your destination country
Roma, San Pietro, Cupolone, Tevere
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