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Italian Highlights (LZ)

10 Day Tour from Rome to Milan

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This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, walled medieval town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb in Florence. You’ll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses.

But that’s not all…Globus has also arranged special adventures and experiences for you on this Italy tour. For example, learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some at Verrazzano Castle. In Rome, an expert Local Guide will take you to St. Peter in Chains, the 5th-century church that is home to Michelangelo’s famous Moses statue, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century.

Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people. You’ll experience its splendor on this fabulous vacation highlighting Italy’s most-treasured places. Be sure to pack your camera, because you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite admire Michelangelo’s Moses in St. Peter in Chains; visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum
SIENA
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
VERRAZZANO CASTLE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and lunch
BURANO
Lagoon cruise and island visit
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
MILAN
Walking tour, visit the La Scala Opera House museum and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Vatican City
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine, at Verrazzano Castle; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special welcome dinner with wine at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome.

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Day 2 Rome

Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Rome

This morning, your Local Guide will take you first to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo’s famous Moses, followed by visits to the magnificent COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, time to savor la dolce vita or join an optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Rome–Siena–San Gimignano–Florence

In Siena, enter the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, site of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Then, continue through unforgettable landscapes of gently rolling, vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano, and walk through the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. Next is Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Florence

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and visit SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys. And tonight is your chance to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Florence. Excursion to Pisa & Verrazzano Castle

A fast journey will bring you to Pisa. Here, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Then, the highlight of today: hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti at VERRAZZANO CASTLE; enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a WINE TASTING and lunch before returning to Florence.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 7 Florence–Venice Island. Excursion to Burano

A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Join an unforgettable Venetian LAGOON CRUISE to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-colored houses and for its lace making. Take pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the island inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice’s excellent restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Venice Island

Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including visits to the byzantine ST. MARK’S BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. An optional gondola ride is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Venice Island–Verona–Milan

In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Next, admire the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, hub of Italy’s economic miracle. Visit the MUSEUM of the famous La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the magnificent gothic Duomo. A special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia!

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.

Tour Director - SALVATORE RUSSO

 Accommodations

Rome
Florence
Venice
Milan

Rome

Mediterraneo

First-Class

Mediterraneo Via Cavour 15, Rome,   Italy

Via Cavour 15
Rome, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Classic Italian Art Deco; soundproofed rooms, modern amenities blend with original period furnishings and character; downtown.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service

Florence

Starhotel Michelangelo

Superior First-Class

Starhotel Michelangelo Viale F.Lli Rosselli 2, Florence,   Italy

Viale F.Lli Rosselli 2
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern 7-story Hotel situated downtown, 2 blocks from the Arco River, 800 meters from Central railway station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Venice

Carlton on the Grand Canal

First-Class

Carlton on the Grand Canal Santa Croce, 578, Venezia,   Italy

Santa Croce, 578
Venezia, Italy

Modern Hotel in traditionally styled four story building dating from 1887; located on the Grand Canal, opposite main station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Milan

Starhotels Ritz

First-Class

Starhotels Ritz Via Spallanzani 40, Milano,   Italy

Via Spallanzani 40
Milano, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern 8-story Hotel situated in main shopping area, 1/2 km from Duomo Square.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Florence
Venice

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the citys authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Price Range: $

Roman Drive and Dinner

Roman Drive and Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable drive through the "Eternal City" followed by a 4-course dinner at a popular Roman restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Tivoli

Excursion to Tivoli

Enjoy a guided visit to the famed Renaissance-era Villa d'Este.

Price Range: $$

Florence

Florentine Dinner

Florentine Dinner

An evening you'll never forget. Find out first-hand that the best and the most delicate food and wines originate in Tuscany. Be sure to come with an appetite!

Price Range: $$

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner with regional dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art.

Price Range: $

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

Experience an unforgettable evening in Venice.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.

Price Range: $

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