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Classical Italy

DAY 1 MADRID – ROME – FLORENCE Meeting in the airport at the scheduled time to embark on a scheduled flight for Rome. Arrival, transfer to Florence and to the chosen hotel. Accommodation, dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA – FLORENCE Breakfast and departure to visit this city, “Birthplace of the Renaissance” and situated on the banks of the Arno River, contemplating the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery and the Doors of Paradise, as well as the Campanile Giotto, the Basicilica of the Holy Cross (Pantheon of the great Renaissance artists), the Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio and the lovely Ponte Vecchio. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and in the afternoon take an excursion to Pisa, where we will have free time time to visit the leaning tower, the Baptistery and the Duomo. Upon finishing the visit, we will return to Florence. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 FLORENCE – PADUA – VENICE Breakfast with morning free until lunch, which we will have in a restaurant. Upon finishing lunch, we will leave for Padua, where you will have free time to visit the Basilica of Saint Antony. Transfer to Venice. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 VENICE Breakfast and panoramic tour of the city, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Campanile and the Bridge of Sighs. Lunch. Afternoon free to continue visiting the city with its 118 islets, with the possibility to take a ride in a gondola or take a cruise around the islands in the Venician Lagoon. Evening transfer to the hotel.. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 VENICE – SIENA – ASSISI – ROME Breakfast and departure for Siena where you will have fee time to visit the famous Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral with its famous s mosaics, etc. Lunch will be eaten in a restaurant. In the afternoon we will continue the trip to Assisi, where you will have free time to visit the Basilica and the Tomb of Saint Francis. Afterward we will continue on to Rome, descending through Valley of the Tiber, center of the Etrusco-Latin civilization. Arrival to the hotel, Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 ROME Breakfast and morning panoramic tour through the city contemplating Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, the Avenue of the Imperial Fora, the Colosseum, considered the most beautiful Roman Amphitheater, and the Arch of Constantine, etc…. Lunch. Afternoon tour of the major basilicas, the Papal Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran (Cathedral of Cathedrals) and Saint Mary Major. Then we will take a tour of Baroque Rome, visiting the Most famous squares and fountains in the city. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 ROME (*) Breakfast. In the morning, attendance at the Papal Audience that takes place in Saint Peter’s Square. Lunch and afternoon tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, Historic Artistic Group of vital importance, masterpiece of Michelangelo, although other artists participated. We will also visit the Basilica of Saint Peter. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 ROME – MADRID Breakfast. Departure to visit the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls and one of the catacombs, labyrinths of galleries with niches, crypts and sarcophagi. Lunch. Transfer to the airport at the scheduled time to board a scheduled flight for Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP