New Treasures of Italy: including a visit to charming Italian cities such as Siena, Padua, and Bologna

Take the chance to discover some of the pearls of Italy: Assisi, Bologna, Siena, Padua, Venice, and Tuscany Wine Region, on this 5-day small-group tour. Together with a tour host and group of no more than 15 people, you’ll get an authentic taste of Italy. Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, check off the main sights in Florence, and explore charming Italian cities such as Siena, Padua, and Bologna. Accommodation and select meals and entrance fees included.

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Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Multi-Day Trip
Breakfast included
Dinner included
Day 1: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence (D)
Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, and have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage site. Next, you will reach Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Overnight: 1st Category (4-star) in Florence

Day 2: Florence (B,L)
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence. On your visit, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch will be enjoyed in a typical Tuscan restaurant. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure.

Overnight: 1st Category (4-star) in Florence

Day 3: Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice (B,D)
After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven. Don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica. In the afternoon, arrival in Venice – the City of Love, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: 1st Category (4-star) in Venice

Day 4: Venice (B,D)
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “skip-the-line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: 1st Category (4-star) in Venice

Day 5: Venice – Montepulciano (Tuscany Wine Region) – Rome (B)
After breakfast, depart to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes and green hills. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine. In Montepulciano you can enjoy a complimentary wine tastings in many wines shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

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