The Heart of Italy – Rome & Florence

The Benedictine Abbey of St. Antimo

The Heart of Italy

Rome, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti

6 nigths | 7days 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence. Departure from Rome. Ending in Florence. Pre and post mini tours available.

Typical Itinerary

DAY 1: FRIDAY ARRIVAL
Welcome to Italy!
Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed through the Passport Con- trol and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Transfer on your own to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City.
In the evening, meeting at hotel with tour host which will provide infor- mation regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited and will offer a welcome cocktail.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 2: SATURDAY ROME (BREAKFAST (DINNER)
After breakfast, transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit of the Museums. Vatican art and history have always left a profound impression on visitors to Rome: discover the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
After the end of the tour, return to the hotel by private coach.
Afternoon available to explore the city on your own. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 3: SUNDAY ROME (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
Morning Guided Visit of Imperial Rome including Colosseum and Impe- rial Forum.
Tonight you will enjoy a great dinner served in a traditional Roman Trat- toria, away from the touristic crowds and amongst the locals. Overnight in Rome.
DAY 4: MONDAY SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
In the morning, meeting with the driver and departure to Siena.
The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olive trees, small villages and original bell towers. Lunch will be served in a typical farm house near Montepulciano, where it is possible to see the hills cov- ered by vineyards and olive trees.
Upon arrival in Siena, meeting with your local guide for a walking tour of Siena, probably the loveliest medieval town in italy. The heart of Siena’s is Il Campo or Campo square, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place two times each summer. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views.
Continue to Florence and en route stop in San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline.
Enjoy the village on your own. Arrival in Florence in the evening and overnight.
DAY 5 TUESDAY FLORENCE (Breakfast)

In the morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city.
Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renais- sance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commis- sioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, maybe taking the opportunity to visit the Uffizi Gallery. Dinner will be served in a local Tuscan restaurant in Florence. Overnight in Florence.
DAY 6: WEDNESDAY CHIANTI (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
Breakfast in hotel.
Half day visit of Chianti area with wine and cheese tasting along scenic roads.
Farewell dinner will be served in a local restaurant in Florence. Overnight in Florence.
DAY 7: THURSDAY (BREAKFAST)
Breakfast. End of service.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort/Host*
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3 nights in Roma
  • 3 nights in Florence
  • 1 lunch, wine included
  • 4 dinners, wine included
  • Wine and olive tasting in Chianti
  • Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included
  • Walking tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome
  • Visit of Siena and en route stop in San Gimignano
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • HD Chianti tour
  • Luggage handling at hotel
  • Book Discover Italy

*Tour Host
Our commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants, even if this is a rare event.
For groups travelling with a minimum of 7 pax, a tour leader will escort the group from the arrival till the departure.
In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a tour host.
The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in in any single hotel.
The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included.
The tour host is available 24hrs by phone.
The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Pocket with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free phone number.

PACKAGE PRICE:

From €1229, per person, based on double occupancy.
Single room package from€1553; .

* Seasonal air and land supplements apply. Please, feel free to ask for details at time of booking. Additional supplements and restrictions may apply over local holidays. Package prices are subject to change without notice. Please, request airfare updated price before making the final payment. Prices are per person, sharing a room. Package booking code: VI/06-14

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