ITALIAN JOURNEY

Day 1, Rome

Arrive Rome this morning and transfer by coach to your hotel. Free for private sightseeing.

Day 2, Vatican Rome

Your morning city tour of Rome will include a guided visit together with entrance fee to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Day 3, Ancient Rome

Enjoy a full day city sightseeing. Visit the famed Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo, Basilica of St. Peter followed by a tour of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the imposing Colosseum.

Day 4, to Assisi, Siena & Florence

Early morning departure for Assisi, the mystic town of St. Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit of St. Francis' Basilica with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continuation on the way to Siena, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio. Continue to Florence.

Day 5, tour Florence

Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit of the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, St. John's Baptistry, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the David by Michelangelo and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for sightseeing or shopping.

Day 6, to Padua & Venice

Departure for Padua, where you will visit the famous St. Anthony's Cathedral with Donatello's Gattamelata. Continuation to Venice and guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see St. Mark's Piazza and Basilica, the Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Then visit of a glass factory to see the moulding of glass.

Day 7, tour Venice

Morning at leisure for an optional tour to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorlaunch or for shopping. Day 8, tour to Verona, Lake Garda & Milan Departure to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, then panoramic view of Lake Garda. Proceed to Milan.

Day 9, to Bologna & San Marino

Departure to San Marino via Bologna, one of Italy's most important art cities. Visit of this fascinating medieval city with its charming squares Piazza Maggiore and Piazza Del Nettuno. Proceed to San Marino, the world's smallest and oldest independent Republic, founded in 301 a. D. as a Christian sanctuary.

Day 10, to Perugia & Rome

Travel to Perugia, the charming university town. Visit of the impressive cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori. Proceed to Rome.

Day 11, Rome

Free day to explore and enjoy Rome.

Day 12, to Australia

Airport transfer for flight to Australia

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