Michelangelo Tour

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Rome Colosseum

 

 

 

 

 

Florence City View

 

 

 

 

 

Pisa Leaning Tower

 

 

 

 

Siena Piazza del Campo

 

 

 

 
   

Michelangelo Tour

 

Michelangelo Tour

 

10 Days /9 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

2 nights Rome, 2 nights Florence,

3 nights Montecatini Terme, 1 night Chianciano
9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - ROME

Overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2:
ROME

After your Hotel Transfer and check in, enjoy a a walking tour of "Baroque Rome." See: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Pinzio Hill and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3:
ROME

After breakfast we will continue to explore Ancient Rome: the Colosseum, Titus Arch, Constantine's Arch, Forum Romanum, Foro Traiano, Campidoglio, Victor Emanuel Monument. After some free time we will visit Doria Pamphilj Gallery, with it's collection of great masters including Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, Bernini, Brueghel, and Velasquez. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 4: ROME - FLORENCE

After breakfast we will visit the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave for electing Popes with its ceilings by Michelangelo, the Vatican Gardens and St. Peters Basilica, the largest Catholic Church in the world, with another Michelangelo masterpiece, La Pieta and Glory by Bernini. Then visit the Catacombs of St. Peters Church with tombs of several late Popes. Late in the afternoon transfer to Florence. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5: FLORENCE

After breakfast we start the day with a guided city tour: Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery's bronze doors, Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral with its famous cupola built by Bruneleschi and finally the Academia where we can admire The David sculptured by Michelangelo. Later we visit San Lorenzo Market, an amazing street market with all kinds of shops that sell leather goods. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6: FLORENCE -
PISA - LUCCA - MONTECATINI

Breakfast. A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa. Upon arrival in Pisa, guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. Free time at your disposal. We then continue to Lucca, Italy's finest mediaeval treasure, the centre is relatively unspoilt and is sprinkled with palazzi, towers and almost countless splendid churches. Late afternoon transfer to Montecatini Terme. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 7: MONTECATINI - CARRARA - MONTECATINI

After breakfast we will depart for Carrara, the city of Marble and Sculpture. We visit one of the most famous Sculpture Studio of Carrara followed by a visit to Michelangelo quarry where Michelangelo himself  extracted the marble block to sculpture The David. Free time and late afternoon return to Montecatini. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

DAY 8: MONTECATINI

Breakfast. Spend the day in Montecatini at leisure. The town is famous for its Spas and gardens. Free time to shop, relax or a visit at Tettuccio Spa. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 9: MONTECATINI-SAN GIMIGNANO-SIENA-CHIANCIANO

After breakfast we will depart for San Gimignano, known as the “tower city”. Visit to Porta San Giovanni, Piazza della Cisterna, Palace del Popolo, Civical Museum and Sant’ Agostino.  Visit till the lunch time, then, way to reach Siena. Siena is surrounded by Chianti woods and hills and is located in the centre of a large and attractive valley. Probably Siena’s notoriety is due to the celebration of the Palio, a horse race among all the district areas of the town, called “contrade”. Therefore, a great mixture of culture, history and healthy food. Late afternoon transfer to Chianciano.  Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 10: CHIANCIANO - ROME AIRPORT

After breakfast we transfer to Rome airport for the return flight.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 8 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 8 European buffet breakfasts

  • 8 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • Tours of Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Montecatini, Carrara, Pisa, Lucca, Chianciano

  • Entrances to: Vatican Museums, San Peters Cathedral, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Florence Cathedral, Academia, Carrara Sculpture Gallery and Quarry

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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