Italian Tapestry (LS)

9 Day Tour from Venice to Sorrento

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A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You’ll overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access.

Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and free time to explore. In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire.

All of this—plus a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena and much more—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

VENICE
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite gondola serenade
MODENA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Leonardi Acetaia balsamic vinegar tasting
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
SIENA
Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del Campo
PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations
SORRENTO–CAPRI
By jetfoil
CAPRI
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour

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

  • Vatican City
  • Archaeological Site of Pompeii
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Historic Centre of the city of Pienza
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Private boat ride and gondola ride in Venice; motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Venice and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive on Venice Island, Italy

Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 Venice Island

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine Basilica, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A highlight is a romantic GONDOLA SERENADE, the traditional way to explore the canals. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the picturesque island of Burano.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Venice Island–Modena–Florence

Enjoy a special treat today: a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Leonardi Acetaia VINEGAR TASTING near Modena. Continue through the fertile Po area and the Apennine Mountains into Italy’s most popular province, Tuscany, and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Florence–Siena

This morning, follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Arrive in Siena, the city where the world-famous Palio, the spectacular medieval-style horse race, is held twice a year.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Siena–Pienza–Rome

Your guided walking tour takes you inside its historic ramparts to the Duomo and to the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, where the Palio is held. Next, join the Via Cassia, named after the antique road leading to Rome, and stop in Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese. This picturesque town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” an optional dinner with local specialties is available at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Rome–Pompeii–Sorrento

A scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Overnight in the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Sorrento. Excursion to Capri

Speed across the glittering bay by JETFOIL to the world-famous Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this beautiful town. Free time to explore the little shops on the pretty piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and this evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special farewell dinner with wine and a taste of Limoncello at O' Parrucchiano restaurant has been arranged to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 Sorrento

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).

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.

IGOR SPINELLI

Years of Experience: 10

Italy is a treasure trove of art, culture, and history. But that's not all. It is matched with warm people that still know how to enjoy life, incredible food and wine, picturesque little villages, and breathtaking scenery. I am proud and delighted every time I see Italy's magic shining in my guests' eyes. That is what I love the most about being an Italian Tour Director.

Tour Director - IGOR SPINELLI

 Accommodations

Venice
Florence
Siena
Rome
Sorrento

Venice

Carlton on the Grand Canal

First-Class

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

Florence

Mediterraneo

First-Class

Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center - Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Siena

NH Siena

First-Class

Piazza La Lizza
Siena, Italy

Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Rome

Dei Borgia

First-Class

Via Palermo 20
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Hotel dei Borgia is located in the center of Rome, just at 10 minutes walking from the main cultural places.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Desk

Della Conciliazione

First-Class

Via Borgo Pio 164
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

This elegant 67 room hotel is just a few minutes walk away from St. Peter's Basilica and offers modern comforts within the charming atmosphere of a historic building. A hearty breakfast buffet is served in the chic breakfast room and drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls

Sorrento

Conca Park

Via Capo, 8
Sorrento, Italy

Free Wifi

This spacious 200 room property is a relaxing oasis from which to explore the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Sorrentine specialties can be sampled in the restaurant and there is also a bar and coffee lounge. For relaxation there is a refreshing large outdoor swimming pool, a terraced Mediterranean garden and wellness center complete with hydromassage pool and fitness area.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Venice
Florence
Siena
Rome
Sorrento

Venice

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterwards there's time to shop and stroll.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Florence

Florentine Dinner

Florentine Dinner

Would you like to enjoy a special evening in Florence? Well here's your chance. Savor a classic 4-course Florentine dinner with coffee and drinks, at a fine restaurant in the superb location of Santa Croce Square. Begin with the famous "Antipasto Toscano", a selection of the best local olives, cheese, salami and home made 'focaccia bread', followed by a regional pasta dish and typical Tuscan style beef or fish for the main course. If you still have room you can end this delicious meal by indulging yourself with a sinful dessert - After all you are on holiday!

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

Siena

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Nested on a natural hillock about 12 miles (20 km) from Siena, Monteriggioni is undoubtedly one of the most classical, well preserved and best known medieval walled towns. Even the Italian poet Dante Alighieri mentions his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The town was built by the Senesis in the 13th century and its ideal position allowed them to control the Elsa and Staggia Valleys in the direction of Florence, the historic enemy of Siena, that at that time was rapidly expanding its territory. The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates, the Senese Gate and the Florence Gate. Recently a part of the wall walk of the town walls has been restored and made accessible. From the top of the walled circuit, it is possible to admire the surrounding Chianti countryside. After the visit let us spoil you with a delicious 4-course dinner, including unlimited drinks, in a traditional family owned agriturismo (farmhouse). Taste locally produced wines, Italian antipasti, home made pasta and much more.

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Rome

Evening Drive & Roman Dinner

Evening Drive & Roman Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the "Eternal City's" more exclusive streets. Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more. This tour will include a 4-course dinner, with wine and soft drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Sorrento

Amalfi Drive & Positano

Amalfi Drive & Positano

Enjoy a scenic drive up to the Madonnina, a breathtaking viewpoint over the Amalfi Coast. Free time to visit and shop in the quaint terraced village of Positano, a prosperous port of the former Amalfi Republic. See the Byzantine church of Santa Maria Assunta and its famous majolica tile dome.

Approximate value: €36 EUR per person

Sorrento Flavors

Sorrento Flavors

Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant, renowned for its cuisine and excellent service. Wine, soft drinks, and mineral water are included.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

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