Arrival of participants at Venice airport, hotel accomodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Venice, the city of love. Guided tour to discover the beauty of the artistic and cultural heritage of the city: the immense marble hall of Piazza San Marco, the Clock Tower, the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon there will be the possibility to do a gondola ride, a romantic experience in one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Free lunch provided by participants. Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Padua. Guided tour of the elegant historical center of the city, the Basilica of St. Anthony, one of the most important places in Italy and the Scrovegni Chapel, a precious jewel that houses frescoes by Giotto. Free lunch provided by the participants.
In the afternoon we will arrive in Pisa, the city of the famous Leaning Tower. Guided tour of the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, the most celebrated square in Italy, and perhaps in the world, to admire the cathedral, the Baptistery and and the Leaning Tower that stand out in the splendor of their marble. Romantic walk along the Lungarno, to enjoy a suggestive view of the city at sunset. Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Florence. Meeting with the guide to begin the tour of Florence’s discovery, to admire the magnificent Piazza Duomo, the religious center of the city, the wonderful Cathedral of Florence, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower. Free lunch provided by the participants.
In the afternoon tour of the medieval Florence: Piazza Santa Croce, the statue of Dante Alighieri and the magnificent Piazza della Signoria. After crossing Ponte Vecchio, we will continue to Oltrarno to visit Piazza Pitti with the view of the imposing facade of the Palace that was the home of Medici’s family. Then Piazza Santo Spirito and from Ponte Santa Trinità the warm light of sunset will frame a splendid view of Ponte Vecchio and the river. Accomodation in hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Assisi, one of the oldest and most authentic cities in Italy, birthplace of the patron saint of Italy, St. Francis of Assisi. Meeting with the guide and guided tour of the city, known for the imposing Cathedral of San Rufino, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, which keeps in its crypt the body of the saint, the Basilica of San Francesco, consisting of two overlapping churches and a crypt, which houses the remains of the saint, and other artistic and cultural riches of the city. Free lunch provided by the participants.
In the afternoon we will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which holds within the suggestive chapel of the Porziuncola. At the end of the visit departure for Rome, dinner in the hotel and overnight stay.
Ancient Rome and illuminated Rome
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and guided tour of “Ancient Rome”: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine (exterior). The visit will continue with the Capitol, the Church of Ara Coeli, until reaching Piazza Venezia dominated by the imposing Vittoriano with the Altar of the Fatherland. Free lunch provided by the participants, in the evening hotel accommodation and dinner. At 9:00 p.m. we will start the panoramic tour by coach through the emblematic places of the capital illuminated. We will continue the fascinating guided tour of the city walking through the most beautiful squares and fountains of Renaissance and Baroque Rome: Piazza Navona with the fountain of Four Rivers made by Bernini, Piazza Montecitorio with the seat of the Chamber of Deputies, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna with the majestic Fountain of the Barcaccia and the spectacular Spanish steps, made famous by the film “Vacanze Romane”, the Pantheon and Piazza del Popolo. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and guided tour of one of the symbolic places of art and history of Rome, the Vatican Museums, a vast museum complex, custodian of magnificent art collections of inestimable value, and the incomparable Sistine Chapel, undisputed masterpiece of Italian art, painted with sublime craftsmanship by Michelangelo. A crescendo of emotions in a blaze of sixteenth-century pictorial art. The tour will end with a guided tour of St. Peter’s Square, the heart of world Christianity. Free lunch provided by the participants. Afternoon available for visits and optional activities.
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Molise, for an original guided tour of the village and the Sannita Theater of Pietrabbondante, wonderful stone theater characterized by anatomical seats, molded in the second century B.C., religious and political fulcrum of the proud Samnite people. Lunch in a restaurant with a typical menu.
In the afternoon we will arrive in Agnone, “the village of the bells”. Guided tour of the historic center and the “Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli”, the oldest bell foundry in the world, for a unique experience that will allow you to enter in the decoration room, the place where crafts become art, to assist firsthand to the great attention that is given to the aesthetic result. At the end of the visit departure for the return to the hotel in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel, and departure for Rome Fiumicino Airport, for the return of the participants.