Day 1 - Sun 27 November 2022 (Lunch, overnight in ROME)
We begin the tour in Rome with the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, followed by lunch in a typical restaurant and then a brief visit to the very interesting church of St. Clement before we leave the rest of the day free for you to rest or do as you please.
Day 2 - Mon 28 November 2022 (Lunch, overnight in ROME)
The Vatican City is on the agenda this morning, with the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel
and St. Peter’s Basilica. A tour of the Historical Centre will follow in the afternoon, visiting Piazza Spagna, the Fountain of Trevi, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori.
Day 3 - Tue 29 November 2022 (overnight in ROME)
You have the day completely at your disposal with unlimited free travel on local public transport.
Consider visiting some of the city’s many museums and sites, go shopping, or simply savour an
espresso in Piazza Navona while watching the world go by.
Day 4 - Wed 30 November 2022 (Lunch, overnight in ASSISI)
We visit one of the famous catacombs and a neighbourhood market in the morning, and then
make our way to Assisi after a leisurely lunch, where the evening is left at your leisure.
Day 5 - Thu 1 December 2022 (Lunch, overnight in ASSISI)
This morning a guided walk is scheduled to introduce you to the birthplace of St. Francis, After
lunch, we visit the hermitage built over the very spot where St. Francis himself once meditated.
Day 6 - Fri 2 December 2022 (Lunch, Dinner, overnight in FLORENCE)
Today we travel into the Tuscan countryside to visit the beautiful hill towns of Siena and San
Gimignano, with a visit to real farm for wine-tasting and a rustic buffet before we head for
Florence for the night.
Day 7 - Sat 3 December 2022 (Dinner, overnight in FLORENCE)
A tour of the city is scheduled today, with a visit in the afternoon to the Uffizi Gallery to see
some of finest artworks of the Renaissance with an expert guide.
Day 8 - Sun 4 December 2022 (overnight in FLORENCE)
You shall be taken this morning to Pisa to see its splendid Romanesque cathedral, amazing
baptistery, and of course, the world-famous Leaning Tower. The rest of the day is yours to
spend at your leisure when we return to Florence.
Day 9 - Mon 5 December 2022 (Lunch, overnight in VENICE)
We stop in Bologna enroute to Venice for a visit to this lovely town as well to see the exquisite Early
Christian church complex of Santo Stefano, before enjoying a real Bolognese lunch.
Day 10 - Tue 6 December 2022 (overnight in VENICE)
We begin the day with a boat ride along the Grand Canal to admire the beautiful palaces, and
follow that with a guided walk around the city centre. The afternoon is left free for you to
wander through this marvellous and fascinating city on water.
Day 11 - Wed 7 December 2022 (Lunch, overnight in VENICE)
Today we explore the islands of Murano and Burano – the former for the wonderful works of
Venetian glass, the latter for its colourful houses, fine lace, and justly famous seafood!
Day 12 - Thu 8 December 2022 (Lunch, overnight in CORTINA D'AMPEZZO)
A visit to the famous fish and vegetable market in Rialto is scheduled for your final morning in
Venice before we make our way towards the mountains in the north, stopping in Treviso along
the way for a real home-cooked lunch based the radicchio trevigiano, the seasonal local vegetable for which thsi town is justly famous for.
Day 13 - Fri 9 December 2022 (Lunch, overnight in CORTINA D'AMPEZZO)
Today we take you around the spectacular mountains surrounding Cortina, including some of
the most famous icons of the Dolomites.
Day 14 - Sat 10 December 2022 (overnight in MILAN)
We say goodbye to Cortina this morning to head for Bolzano, where Italy’s most famous
Christmas market is found. We then make our way through Tyrolean valley after the few hours of leisurely shopping toward Milan, Italy's most modern city which hides some surprisingly ancient roots.
Day 15 - Sun 11 December 2022 (Dinner, overnight in MILAN)
A local guide will show you around the capital of fashion and design this morning, after which
the day is yours to spend as you wish. A grand farewell dinner is planned for this evening.
Day 16 - Mon 12 December 2022
Tour ends after breakfast this morning.