MAP - Italian Treasures 2016

Italian Treasures (LK)

11 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

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When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the local cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historical sights from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy tour—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice Island, and Assisi.

Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, you’ll learn how the famous Chianti wine is made. You’ll even get to sample some! History buffs will delight in seeing some of Italy’s ancient sights, including the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. Art fans will enjoy seeing Michelangelo’s famous works, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling paintings in Rome and his celebrated David in Florence. If you’re interested in magnificent churches, you’ll enjoy St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as well as St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried. You’ll also get to visit the Orvieto Cathedral, a great example of gothic architecture in Italy, and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, one of the best examples of byzantine architecture.

Globus has also arranged a special excursion to Cinque Terre, five small medieval villages on the Italian Riviera and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are just a few of the many highlights on this remarkable tour to Italy’s treasures. Food, wine, history, churches, art, an expert Tour Director and knowledgeable Local Guides—what more could you ask for in an Italy tour?
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman Forum
LUCCA
Orientation
CINQUE TERRE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite By boat and train, including a light lunch at a local trattoria in Monterosso
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
SIENA
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation
VERRAZZANO CASTLE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and a special dinner
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
RAVENNA
Visit St. Apollinaris in Classe basilica
ASSISI
Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
ORVIETO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci; visit the cathedral
Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat ride 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 in Monterosso; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Verrazzano

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 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 3 Rome–Lucca

Head north along the Tyrrhenian coastline through an area where many a town was founded at the very beginning of recorded history by the mysterious, highly civilized Etruscans. Arrive in medieval Lucca, completely surrounded by the original medieval wall, and enjoy a walk through the quaint medieval town center. An optional dinner at a local agriturismo farm is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Lucca. Excursion To Cinque Terre & Pisa

Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy your excursion (including a BOAT RIDE, weather permitting. Departures March 28-October 24) to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Here, a light lunch consisting of the traditional focaccia di Recco and farinata, a regional snack, has been prepared for you at a local trattoria. Then, a TRAIN RIDE returns you to La Spezia. Stop in Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular, before returning to Lucca.

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Day 5 Lucca–Siena–San Gimignano–Florence

A scenic day in Tuscany. This morning, visit Siena and walk through ancient narrow lanes to beautiful PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, theater of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Next is hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. In the afternoon, drive along the Chianti Road leading north to Florence. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at splendid VERRAZZANO CASTLE to hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING and an early dinner with local specialties.

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Day 6 Florence

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to explore this fascinating city so beautifully filmed in movies like Room with a View and Tea with Mussolini, and to browse through the shops. Leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce are attractive buys. To make the most of your stay, join our optional excursions to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery and a dinner outing to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Florence–Verona–Venice Island

Stop in Verona, 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. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Tonight is your chance to join an optional gondola ride and to sample the city’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Venice Island

Enjoy morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. An optional boat ride to the picturesque island of Burano is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Venice Island–Ravenna–Assisi

Follow the Adriatic coastline to Ravenna. Here, see the famous mosaics in the 6th-century BASILICA of ST. APOLLINARIS IN CLASSE. Next is peaceful Assisi. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church.

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Day 10 Assisi–Orvieto–Rome

Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Here, you have a chance to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local pastries at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria for more than 100 years. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to visit the fabulous gothic cathedral with its San Brizio Chapel. In the afternoon, return to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment awaits you at Tanagra restaurant.

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Day 11 Rome

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.

ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

As a veteran Tour Director, I find no other destination as stimulating and exhilarating as Italy. Here we have something for everyone--ancient ruins, delicious cuisine, breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, amazing art, and more. Join me so you can absorb and understand the multi-faceted nature of this country without any of the difficulties, pitfalls, and time-wasting often encountered by individual travelers. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to my beautiful country.

Tour Director - ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

 Accommodations

Rome
Lucca
Florence
Venice
Assisi
Rome

Rome

Dei Borgia

First-Class

Dei Borgia Via Palermo 20, Roma,  Italy

Via Palermo 20
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

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

Una Hotel Roma

First-Class

Una Hotel Roma Via G.Amendola 57, Rome,  Italy

Via G.Amendola 57
Rome, Italy

Six story Hotel with early 20th century furnishings; located downtown; 100 meters from Termini Station.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Lucca

Grand Hotel Guinigi

First-Class

Grand Hotel Guinigi Via Romana,1247, Lucca,   Italy

Via Romana,1247
Lucca, Italy

Modern hotel located near the historic center, offers tasteful decor, meeting facilities, restaurant & bar; staff is multilingual.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Florence

Ambasciatori

First-Class

Ambasciatori Via L. Alamanni, 3, Firenze,  Italy

Via L. Alamanni, 3
Firenze, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel built in 1930 with well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, near the Metro, the Duomo, LaScala and shopping.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

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

Mediterraneo

First-Class

Mediterraneo Lungarno Del Tempio, 44, Florence,   Italy

Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

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

Venice

Palazzo Selvadego

First-Class

Palazzo Selvadego San Marco 1238, Venezia,   Italy

San Marco 1238
Venezia, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal enjoys an unparalleled location in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal and next to Ca' Giustinian, the historical headquarters of the Venice Biennale. The hotel is also close to the true heart of the city, St. Mark's Square, and enjoys wonderful views of the Basilica della Salute and the Island of San Giorgio.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

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

Assisi

Giotto

First-Class

Giotto Via Fontebella 41, Assisi,   Italy

Via Fontebella 41
Assisi, Italy

From its splendid position overlooking the Umbrian valley, for over a century, it has been a preferred destination for even the most exacting of travelers searching for art, elegance and a great tradition.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Rome

NH Roma Midas

First-Class

NH Roma Midas Via Aurelia, 800, Roma,   Italy

Via Aurelia, 800
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The modern NH Midas puts you on the west side of Rome, just outside the historical heart of the city and minutes from Piazza Cavour. Guests can hop on the hotel shuttle for the 20-minute ride to the Pantheon or to Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Phone

 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.

Rome
Lucca
Florence
Venice

Rome

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

Lucca

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions, long history and culture but Tuscany still has more to offer with its great food and wine. Tonight enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, including coffee and drinks, in a picturesque country setting. This wonderful dinner with regional dishes is prepared using the finest local ingredients - Realize your dreams and live the Tuscan life for an evening!

Approximate value: €56 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

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world's finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Venice

A Venetian Night Out

A Venetian Night Out

Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties and wine or soft drinks at a fine Venetian restaurant. After dinner, time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

Gondola Serenade

Gondola Serenade

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

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

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



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