Italian Vista (LR)

8 Day Tour from Rome to Milan

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On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit some of the country's most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; Signoria Square and the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo's David in Florence; St. Francis' Basilica, where the saint is buried, in Assisi; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria, filled with designer shops and famous cafés, in Milan.

From Padua, you'll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as famous St. Mark's Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you'll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes. Here, Globus has arranged a special treat for you: a boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como." Globus has also arranged for you to taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour!

From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sights and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman Forum
ORVIETO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci
ASSISI
Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis Basilica
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
PADUA
Orientation
VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
MILAN
Walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to Lake Como including a boat ride to Bellagio; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell risotto dinner with wine at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

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

  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat ride in Venice and on Lake Como. 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 Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan

 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, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Dinner

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

Day 3 Rome–Orvieto–Assisi

Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Access, denied to many a would-be conqueror through the ages, is easy for you. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi for your overnight stay. Your guided walking tour includes visits to 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.

Breakfast

Day 4 Assisi–Florence–Padua

In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Marvel at the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay.

Breakfast

Day 5 Padua. Excursion to Venice

A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are 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. Afterwards, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.

Breakfast

Day 6 Padua–Verona–Milan

Continue to Verona, 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. Continue to 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. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA and the magnificent gothic Duomo.

Breakfast

Day 7 Milan. Excursion to Lake Como

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and famous people to come and live there in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a BOAT RIDE and visit picturesque Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como” and already popular as a destination in Roman times. This evening, back in Milan, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special farewell risotto dinner with wine awaits you at Calafuria Unione restaurant.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 8 Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

SIMONETTA PELLICONI

Years of Experience: 21

With its wide variety of scenery, historical background, and famous works of art, Italy is a little world of its own. I enjoy being a Tour Director in Italy, because every day brings a surprise!

 Accommodations

Rome
Assisi
Padua
Milan

Rome

Albani

First-Class

Via Adda 45
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colourful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Assisi

Grand Hotel Dei Congressi Assisi

First-Class

Via Giovanni Renzi,2
Assisi, Italy

Set in a charming place of peace, between the green of the olive trees of the surrounding hills, the Ròseo Hotel Assisi enhances the nuances, aromas and flavors of this earth uniting with the best hospitality and courtesy taste, refinement and elegance to the attention for every little detail.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Padua

Milano

First-Class

Via Pilade Bronzetti,62
Padova, Italy

Free Wifi

A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Milan

NH Milano Touring

First-Class

Via I.U. Tarchetti, 2
Milano, Italy

Free Wifi

Attractive 9-story Hotel located in residential area of Republic Square near city gardens, between train station & Cathedral.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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