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With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this Italy’s Best tour, experience all of this and more.One of the tour’s highlights is the excursion to the Cinque Terre, a name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. On your journey through Tuscany, watch the undulating hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages. More breathtaking scenery awaits at Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes. Located on the edge of the Swiss Alps, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty. From here, you’ll even take an excursion to Lugano, a lake-side town in Switzerland. Witness breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea in the laid-back town of Sorrento and take a day trip to Capri, where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves.History comes alive on this Italy tour. Visit Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. See where gladiators fought during the Roman Empire in Rome’s Colosseum and where the center of political and social life took place at the Roman Forum. In Genoa, boasting Europe’s largest medieval historical center, see the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Visit St Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, a medieval town set in the Umbrian hills. Guided city sightseeing tours are foreseen in Rome, Florence and Genoa, and the orientation in Venice includes a boat trip to St Mark’s square to see the maze of canals forming this unique romantic city.These are just some of the many highlights of this affordable tour through Italy!
Individual headsetsSightseeing:See Pisa's Leaning Tower, visit Milan Duomo, Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona Juliet's balcony, Venice canal boat ride, Ravenna, Sorrento, Capri. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicableGuides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Genoa, Assisi, Pompeii archaeological site; professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights: Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Italian Lake District, Bay of Naples, Capri
NOTES:December 24 Departure – Overnight in Milan instead of Lake MaggioreDecember 24 Departure - Christmas in Rome and New Year's Eve in Venice including reveillon dinner
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Archaeological Site of Pompeii
- Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis
- City of Verona
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Cinque Terre
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Enjoying extraterritorial rights and San Paolo fuori le Mura
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Early Christian monuments of Ravenna
- Genoa old city and Palazzi dei Rolli
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri; train La Spezia-Levanto
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