Magic Italy

Rome – Florence – Pisa – Venice

Category: FAMILY TRIPS

6 Days From: Sept. 30, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2017
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Day 1 – Arrival – Rome

 

Arrive into the Eternal City Rome, on arrival at Rome airport a private car transfer will take you to your hotel in Rome Check-in at hotel. Rome by Night: Sitting comfortably in a deluxe coach, we will follow a charming itinerary, witnessing the ancient origins and the successive cultural and historical stratifications, which characterize the city of Rome. Leaving from Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, heading to Piazza dellaRepubblica, we will pass by Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese to arrive at the Trevi Fountain, where we will stop for a visit. We will then continue along Via Quattro Fontane, where you will be amazed by the Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Via Nazionale, descending towards Piazza Venezia, we will see the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The itinerary will also touch the Capitol, the Imperial Forum, the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Circus Maximus and the Tiberina Island. The visit will continue reaching the Gianicolum Hill, to admire one of the most beatiful panoramas of Rome. Finally we will arrive to the Basilica of St. Peter crossing the Tiber and finding by side the imponent fortress of Castel S. Angelo. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Rome

 

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Day 2 – Rome

Breakfast in the Hotel. Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s: The purpose of this tour is the visit of the Vatican Museums and a large part of the Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome, Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack. Leaving the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain the itinerary will continue passing by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this ample panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries (lines possible at the entrance). There you will admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums we will arrive into the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica, is one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica. On Wednesday, due to the Papal Audience, the church of St. Peter will be visited only from outside. The rest of the day is free as you wish.

Optional Ancient Rome & Colosseum: Take a complete tour of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the queues for the Coliseum (entrance included). Gain your special access to the Coliseum and, once inside, breath the bloody past of the amphi theatre and its atmosphere. Let’s visit also the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or 'Sacred Way'.Return to your hotel.  Overnight in Rome

 

 

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Day 3 – Rome – Florence

 

After breakfast in the Hotel You precede to the Florence which is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy and the world. Check-in at hotel. Tour to Pisa: In the afternoon around 1:30 pm a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral. Back to Florence. Evening at leisure visit Florence on your own and shopping.Overnight in Florence

 

 

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Day 4 – Florence – Venice

 

Breakfast in the Hotel, in the morning Optional Walking Tour of Florence City (Medieval & Renaissance): The most complete and thrilling guided walking tour starts from the peculiar Central market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S. Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located. In a short time you can reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the Cathedral* (inside visit) and its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello. Not too far, there is Piazza dellaSignoria, a great “open-air sculpture museum”, overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Next to it the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museum all over the world. Then you proceed to the picturesque MercatodellaPaglia(Straw market), where the famous Piglet Fountain is located.  You walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the “jewels bridge”. By crossing the bridge, you will reach the wonderfulPitti Palace where our tour ends. (*) The Cathedral cannot be visited on National Holidays and for reasons beyond our control.

Later departure to Venezia, the Queen of the Adriatic Sea. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. Check-in at hotel. Optional Venice Islands Tour: Proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Mark’s waterfront. Embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Overnight in Venice Island/Mestre.

 

 

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Day 5 – Venice Island Tour

 

Today after breakfast, Unusual Venice & Gondola Ride: Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. Walking tour of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing through la Fenice Theatre, Scala del Bovolo, Ponte di Rialto. The visit does not include an explanation of the St. Marks square. At the end of the visit on foot, embarking on gondola and 35 minute ride along the Grand Canal and minor channels.Return to St Mark's Square. Overnight in Venice/Mestre

 

 

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Day 6 – Venice – Departure

 

Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morningdeparture to the Venice airport. Tour Ends.

 

 

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