Italian Mosaic (LI)

13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

2020 Tour Details

On this Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. Visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. 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.

You’ll have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento, where you’ll stay for two nights. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where the celebrities go to “get away from it all.”

On this Italy tour, Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you, such as an excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri where you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens. At Lake Maggiore, enjoy an exciting boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, with dinner at a local restaurant; you’ll also cross the Swiss border and have a relaxing stop in lakeside Lugano.

From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this tour of Italy offers it all. You’re sure to have plenty of stories and photos to share with friends and family back home.
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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
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
CINQUE TERRE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train
LAKE MAGGIORE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
LUGANO (SWITZERLAND)
Visit the lakeside resort
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
ASSISI
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
SORRENTO–CAPRI–SORRENTO
By jetfoil
CAPRI
Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granita
POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat rides on Lake Maggiore and Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners including dinners, at a local restaurant in Rome and at Lake Maggiore

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME

Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous landmarks.

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Day 3 ROME–PISA–FLORENCE

Travel to Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the legendary Leaning Tower, then on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi / 480 km

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Day 4 FLORENCE

Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Afterward, shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. To enhance your stay, consider an optional excursion to San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town.

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Day 5 FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE

Prepare for an exciting day: drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite start your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. 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. From here, continue by TRAIN and coach to your hotel at beautiful Lake Maggiore, the largest of the three lakes in the popular Swiss-Italian Lake District.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi / 400 km

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Day 6 LAKE MAGGIORE. BOAT RIDE TO ISOLA DEI PESCATORI

A leisurely day gives you the chance to join an optional excursion to the baroque palace and peacock gardens of enchanting Isola Bella and to relax or to spend some time at the pool. Later, join a scenic BOAT RIDE to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties awaits.

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Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND

Cross the nearby Swiss border and stop in Lugano, also beautifully located by its own lake. You have ample time to stroll along the pretty promenade and Via Nassa, or to sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Return to Italy and catch glimpses of Lake Como, the third lake of the Lake District. Proceed to romantic Venice, an amazing city that has always been a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Later, join an optional gondola ride through the canals.
Today’s Distance: 295 mi / 475 km

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Day 8 VENICE ISLAND

Enjoy a private BOAT RIDE 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. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. A relaxing optional excursion to the island of Burano is available.

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Day 9 VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

Arrive in peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide accompanies you on a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, built on top of his tomb—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–SORRENTO

Leave the region of Umbria and turn south to lovely Sorrento. Don’t miss the optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano!
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km

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Day 11 SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit. Walk through Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the splendid AUGUSTUS GARDENS, terraces overlooking the sea, offering a spectacular panoramic view, and taste a granita (a treat similar to sorbet). Free time to browse the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. Time to explore this charming, bayside resort at your own pace.

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Day 12 SORRENTO–POMPEII–ROME

In nearby POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, join your Local Guide for a fascinating visit of the excavations. 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. This evening, back in Rome, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the proper way to say arrivederci Italia.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

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Day 13 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LINO NEFANDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show.

Tour Director - LINO NEFANDO

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