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The Best of Italy (LB)

11 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

2017 Tour Details View 2016 Tour Details »

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 St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Colosseum 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 some 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 and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
ORVIETO
Visit the cathedral
TUSCANY
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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 rides in Venice; jetfoil; funicular, open-taxi, 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

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. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. 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–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 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, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

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

Cicerone

First-Class

Cicerone Via Cicerone, 55/C, Roma,   Italy

Via Cicerone, 55/C
Roma, Italy

A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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

Manzoni

First-Class

Manzoni Viale Manzoni, 28, Montecatini,  Italy

Viale Manzoni, 28
Montecatini, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, close to the thermal springs that are the epitome of la dolce vita, this classic Tuscan style, family run 94-room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and gym. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine in elegant surroundings and a separate Wellness and SPA center is available at an extra charge (payable locally).

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Croce Di Malta

First-Class

Croce Di Malta Viale 4 Novembre, 18, Montecatini,   Italy

Viale 4 Novembre, 18
Montecatini, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the heart of Montecatini Terme, this 136 room property has excellent facilities including a seasonal outdoor pool, indoor pool and spa area, a lounge bar and restaurant serving local dishes.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Venice

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

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

Assisi

San Francesco

Tourist Class

San Francesco Via S. Francesco, 48, Assisi,   Italy

Via S. Francesco, 48
Assisi, Italy

Modern Hotel in old-world building with natural stone facade facing Basilica of St Francis in pedestrian center of old town.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

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 Residenza

First-Class

La Residenza Via F.Serena 22, Capri,   Italy

Via F.Serena 22
Capri, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Hotel La Residenza is in the center of Capri with the charming view of the famous Faraglioni rocks, near the most important fashionable shops. They have a very pretty Swimming pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

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

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

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

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