The Best of Italy (LB)

11 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

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On this Best of Italy tour, visit some of Italy’s most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Capri, and Assisi. Visit the must-see sights, including the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and Roman Forum in Rome; St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; and the church where St. Francis is buried—St. Francis’ Basilica—in Assisi. In Orvieto, situated high atop a volcanic rock, visit the gothic cathedral, dating to the 13th century and home to one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance painting.

One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago; this preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans. Another highlight on this Italy tour is the picturesque Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to Capri village and have time to shop at its designer shops, savor the sumptuous cuisine at a bistro, and enjoy the amazing views of the breathtaking azure sea. Globus has even arranged a special Capri experience that includes an open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the famous Villa San Michele, a villa with works of art from Antiquity to the early 20th century.

Italy can satisfy even the most discerning traveler, and this tour allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more. So grab your camera and leave all the details to Globus, so you can just enjoy yourself on this memorable vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; farewell 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
Visit the cathedral
TUSCANY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David, and Signoria Square
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
VENICE
Private boat rides; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite private water taxi ride by night; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
ASSISI
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations
NAPLES–CAPRI–SORRENTO
By jetfoil
CAPRI
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, Capri experience: ride an open-taxi to Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele; boat cruise around the island of Capri; a special dinner with wine and sea view
Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Capri

 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 enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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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–Orvieto–Tuscany

Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Next, drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. Here, you will of course taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini, a local biscuit made of almonds and sugar.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Tuscany. Excursion to Florence

The whole day is dedicated to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Your guided walking tour includes a visit to Michelangelo’s David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys, or to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery.

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Day 5 Tuscany–Pisa–Venice Island

A short drive to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Next, arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world. Board your PRIVATE BOAT to Lido Island. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI to ST. MARK'S SQUARE to discover Venice by night.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Venice Island

Highlights of your guided walking tour are 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. Later, an optional gondola ride is available and why not join an optional excursion to the island of Burano?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Venice Island–Assisi

A scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide will take you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA built above the Saint’s grave.

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Day 8 Assisi–Pompeii–Naples–Capri

Arrive at fascinating POMPEII. Meet your Local Guide and start your highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Next, drive to Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the beautiful Isle of Capri for your 2-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Capri

This morning, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite your Capri experience features: sightseeing with a Local Guide, an OPEN-TAXI RIDE to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE, and a BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Time to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta, and tonight, a special dinner with wine and sea view—the perfect ending to your Capri visit.

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Day 10 Capri–Sorrento–Rome

Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you to say arrivederci, Roma.

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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.

ALDO MODEO PATTI

Years of Experience: 38

I am a proud Italian with a passion for the arts, the history, and the natural, beautiful scenery of this country. I enjoy showing everyone Italy through my eyes. After many years as a Tour Director, I have gotten the nickname "Renaissance Man" from passengers on my tours.

Tour Director - ALDO MODEO PATTI

 Accommodations

Rome
Tuscany
Venice
Assisi
Capri
Rome

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

Tuscany

Francia E Quirinale

First-Class

Francia E Quirinale Viale 4 Novembre 77, Montecatini Terme-Pt,   Italy

Viale 4 Novembre 77
Montecatini Terme-Pt, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Beauty, peace, authenticity and hospitality are the keywords to describe Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale. The family Giusfredi-Nencini owns and manages this elegant and refined historic House since 4 generations, making the Hotel one of the most important in Montecatini Terme.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

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

Venice

Hotel Petit Palais

First-Class

Hotel Petit Palais Lungomare Marconi 54, Venezia Lido,  Italy

Lungomare Marconi 54
Venezia Lido, Italy

Hotel Petit Palais, built in modern style with facades made of travertine marble, it occupies a prestigious location directly facing the Lido of Venice's fine golden beach. The interiors are furnished with modern services and comforts, bar , meeting room, lugguage deposit, free wi-fi, laundry service, a reception 24 hours. The Hotel has 31 elegant and modern rooms, with every comfort.

Hotel Amenities

Room Amenities

Le Boulevard

First-Class

Le Boulevard Viale S.M.Elisabetta 41, Venezia-Lido,  Italy

Viale S.M.Elisabetta 41
Venezia-Lido, Italy

Convenient Hotel located on main shopping street, near beach.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning

Assisi

Windsor Savoia

First-Class

Windsor Savoia Viale Marconi 1, Assisi,   Italy

Viale Marconi 1
Assisi, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Historic hotel in Assisi, opened in 1908 by the English lady Fanny Morgan, is now a modern three star hotel with all the comforts of the category, and is still run by his descendants.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms

Capri

La Palma

First-Class

La Palma Via Vittorio Emanuele 39, Capri,   Italy

Via Vittorio Emanuele 39
Capri, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Picturesque 3-story Hotel with white-plaster facade situated in center of Capri Village, 50 feet from the Piazzetta.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

La Residenza

First-Class

La Residenza Via F.Serena 22, Capri,   Italy

Via F.Serena 22
Capri, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Mediterranean with panoramic view - Near Piazzetta.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

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

Rome

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

First-Class

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia Via Aurelia KM8,400 , Rome,   Italy

Via Aurelia KM8,400
Rome, Italy

Motor Hotel with restaurant and bar, interior corridors, outdoor pool, fitness facility; located 15 km from city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

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

 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
Montecatini
Florence
Venice

Rome

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

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

Montecatini

Tuscan Farm Dinner

Tuscan Farm 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

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

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