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13 Days Tour Start in Rome – End in Rome.

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Main cities: Rome, Vatican City, Tivoli Gardens, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Volterra, Venice, Burano Island, Assisi, Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri Island, Pompeii, Roman Castles.

25 Meals to include – 12 buffet breakfast, 3 lunches, 10 dinners.


Bella Italia is a 13-day tour perfectly paced with a three-night stay in Rome, three-night-stay in Tuscany, one-night-stay in Venice, one-night on the hilltop of Assisi, Click to open!three-night-stay in Sorrento, and one-night stay in the Roman Castles hills. Get the opportunity to experience the must-see sights along with the free time to enjoy these amazing cities.

During this marvelous vacation through Italy, you will visit not only the most important cities, ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE and SORRENTO, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy many picturesque towns of scenic beauty as BURANO island, CAPRI, TIVOLI Garden, SIENA, PISA, VOLTERRA, SAN GIMIGNANO, ASSISI, AMALFI and POMPEII. Most of these cities are part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value (whc.unesco.org).

Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, an extensive history, delectable cuisines, fine wines, and friendly people. Known for its relaxed lifestyle, you will explore Italy in the same fashion.

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ITINERARY

Day 1 – Ben arrivati in Italia!

Arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, meet our tour guide & tour driver, head to your hotel via transfer bus at 9:30am, 12:30pm, or 3:00pm to explore the “Eternal City” at your leisure. In the afternoon, your local guide will show you around the grandeur of the city while you walk through Rome’s city-center to see the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the beautiful Trevi Fountain before ending your evening with a delicious Italian dinner.

Hotel: Massimo D’Azeglio, Aurelia Antica or similar (3 nights)

Day 2 – Rome, Vatican State

Visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum with our local guide in the morning. Continue on to discover the independent Vatican State for a sightseeing visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you’ll find Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the afternoon. Then head over to the monumental St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Enjoy dinner in one of our specially selected Italian restaurants.

Day 3 – Rome, Tivoli Gardens

Visit the Roman Catacombs with our local guide followed by an excursion to Tivoli Gardens. Enjoy Rome on your own strolling around, shopping, or enjoying a quaint cafe among the locals.  Later, meet up for a true Italian dinner.

Day 4 – Montalcino, Siena, Florence

Follow the Tiber River north to a typical cantina to taste their wine specialties of Montepulciano & Brunello di Montalcino prior to sampling authentic Tuscan cuisine.  After, we continue to Siena where you can enjoy the area on your own. Visit the city center, admire the Gothic Cathedral, Town Hall, Piazza Del Campo (site of the spectacular Medieval style horse race), or enjoy a coffee and shopping.

Hotel: Nil, Anglo American or similar (3 nights)

Day 5 – Florence

Our local guide will take you to the Academy Museum to admire Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Visit the marble Cathedral and Baptistery where Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise were recreated, then, to Signoria Square, the political heart of the city and today remains an open air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Before we end our day, visit the church of Santa Croce where the tombs of Galileo & Michelangelo are kept. Lastly, learn the secrets of traditional Florentine leather-work before dining in an authentic Florence restaurant.

Day 6 – San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa

We will ride through the unforgettable landscapes of gently rolling vine-clad hills before taking a walk in the most picturesque of Italy’s  perfectly preserved medieval towns of San Gimigniano and Volterra. Then we make our way to Pisa to view the famous “Leaning Tower”. To top off this wonderful experience, we’ll enjoy lunch at an Osteria or dinner at an Agriturismo (farm to table) with Tuscany’s regional specialties.

Day 7 – Venice and Burano Island

Enjoy a morning ride through the wooded Apennine Mountains to Venice’s scenic Brenta Canal, driving past the summer mansions of Venetian nobility. Stop for a Venetian lagoon cruise and enter a glittering maze of islands, canals, and bridges to Burano Island where you can view traditional fishing boats, still used by the island’s inhabitants. You will enjoy lunch on the island before returning to Venice. A walking tour of the famous St. Marks’ Square, Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and the Glass Museum.

Hotel: Laguna Palace, Quid or similar (1 night)

Day 8 – Venice, Assisi

This morning you are free to enjoy Venice at your own pace, enjoying the shops or taking a gondola ride. In the afternoon, we say “ciao” to Venice and enjoy a scenic drive through the wild Apennines Mountains to the stone built hill-town of Assisi that St. Francis called home. Dinner will be served in your hotel.

Hotel: Fontebella, Roseo or similar (1 night)

Day 9 – Assisi, Sorrento/Amalfi Peninsula

Visit the lovely town of Assisi and the Basilica of St. Francis with our local guide. After, we’ll drive south enjoying the Highway of the Sun, passing the hilltop monastery of Cassino, before arriving at the charming resort town of Sorrento, where you will gladly call home for the next 3 nights. On this day, enjoy an authentic taste of the fine regional cuisine at a local family owned restaurant.

Hotel: GH Due Golfi, La Lucertola or similar (3 nights)

Day 10 – Amalfi Coast – Sorrento

Today, enjoy panoramic views of the enchanting towns along the Amalfi Coast, including the distinctive Moorish homes of Positano; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, lunch in a local restaurant, visit Amalfi’s quaint village, and enjoy the evening at your own pleasure in Sorrento.

Day 11 – Capri Island

Enjoy Capri at your leisure. Savor the views of the Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola. Visit the Piazzetta where the rich and famous sip their cappuccinos, or ascend to Anacapri. Gaze at the mesmerizing water, shop the boutiques, or dine at a fabulous bar visited by celebrities. When we return enjoy an exceptional dinner at local restaurant.

Day 12 – Pompeii, Castelli Romani

Today we visit Pompeii, buried in 79 AD by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.  With our local guide, visit the ruins of this well preserved Roman city including the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter, as well as the Forum. Then, we drive north towards the hilltops of Castelli Romani (near the Pope’s summer residence) for a farewell dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Hotel: Castel Vecchio Villa Vecchia or similar (1 night)

Day 13– Leaving for home

Arrivederci Bella Italia! The departure transfer bus will arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport  (FCO) at 7:00am and 9:00am.


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WHAT IS INCLUDED

Transportation:

  • Private airport transfer on arrival & departure in Rome (See the Itinerary)
  • Luxury air-conditioned private coach, wi-fi, extended leg room and onboard restroom (No restroom available on 9, 19, or 22 seat vehicles)
  • Lagoon cruise to/from Burano Island
  • Ticket to/from Capri Island

Accommodations:

  • First Class Hotels
  • Includes all taxes (including city tax)
  • Baggage handling included (ask your driver)
  • All standard gratuities for hotel personnel

25 Meals:

  • 12 breakfast buffets.
  • 3 lunches to include:
  • 1 wine and olive oil tasting with fine local Tuscan cuisine
  • 2 lunches – three main courses, dessert, local fine wine and coffee
  • 10 dinners to include:
  • 2 dinners at the hotel – three main courses, dessert, local fine wine and coffee
  • 8 dinners at a restaurant/agriturismo (farm to the table) – three main courses, dessert, local fine wine and coffee
  • All standard gratuities for restaurant personnel.

Tour Guide & Tour Driver:

  • Your tour will be conducted by our tour guide and/or tour driver. They will take the worry out of foreign travel as they manage the intricate details of your tour, keeping you entertained with anecdotes & stories to make sure your vacation is educational, entertaining, fun and safe!
  • Any gratuities are at your pleasure for your tour guide & tour driver

Licensed Local Guides:

  • Local expert guides in Rome, Vatican City, Tivoli Gardens, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Siena, and Pompeii
  • Our local experts guides are native citizens of the cities. They offer a fascinating insight into local history, customs, and traditions while entertaining you with stories only a local would know!

Equipment:

  • Wireless headsets to hear our guides clearly and distinctly in public places allowing you to roam & explore sites (within 60 feet) without missing any insight from your local guides (group of 9 or more)
  • Travel documents (PDF) included
  • One umbrella per person in case of rain

View, Visit, Walking tour, Museums, and Gallery: (WLG) = With local guide and wireless headsets

Rome:

  • Visit the Basilica and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome (WLG)
  • Visit the St. Peter’s Basilica (WLG)
  • Visit the superb Vatican Museums & admire Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel (WLG)
  • Visit the wonders of ancient Rome as you visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum (WLG)
  • Roman Passeggiata: Walk with  your guide through the city center. See the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, and the best preserved Roman temple still standing today, the Pantheon (WLG)
  • Visit to the Tivoli Gardens (WLG)

Siena:

  • Explore the city center and admire the elaborately carved Gothic Cathedral, Town Hall, and Piazza del Campo. (WLG)

Florence:

  • Guided visit to Florence’s Academy Gallery to see  Michelangelo’s original “Statue of David” (WLG)
  • Walking tour through Florence’s “Il Duomo” Cathedral. Bell tower, and Gates of Paradise. Visit Signoria Square and the Church of Santa Croce (WLG)
  • View from Piazzale Michelangelo

San Gimignano – Volterra – Pisa:

  • Visit the beautiful villages at your own pleasure

Venice:

  • Lagoon cruise and lunch in Burano Island
  • See a demonstration of traditional glass-blowing, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs

Assisi:

  • Visit the city center and the amazing 13th century Basilica of St. Francis with its impressive fresco painting by Giotto  (WLG)

Pompeii:

  • Visit the ruins of the best preserved Roman city, including the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter, and the Forum (WLG)

Amalfi – Sorrento:

  • Visit the village and its coast at your own pleasure

Suggested attire:

  • Comfortable shoes are important for walking on the uneven surfaces
  • Attire for Italian Churches: NO shorts, skirts, tank tops, or bare shoulders for men or women are permitted. Bermuda shorts are permitted

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES*

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Depart – End date  Land price per person  (USD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Mar 06 – Mar 18 3500 4550 3325 3255
Mar 20 – Apr 01 3500 4550 3325 3255
Apr 03 – Apr 15 3500 4550 3325 3255
Apr 17 – April 29 3650 4745 3468 3395
May 01 – May 13 3750 4875 3563 3488
May 15 – May 27 3750 4875 3563 3488
May 29 – Jun 10 3750 4875 3563 3488
Jun 12 – Jun 24 3650 4745 3468 3395
Jun 26 – Jul 08 3650 4745 3468 3395
Jul 10 – Jul 22 3650 4745 3468 3395
Jul 24 – Aug 05 3650 4745 3468 3395
Aug 21 – Sept 02 3650 4745 3468 3395
Sept 04 – Sept 16 3750 4875 3563 3488
Sept 18 – Sept. 30 3750 4875 3563 3488
Oct 02 – Oct 14 3650 4745 3468 3395
Oct 16 – Oct 28 3650 4745 3468 3395
Oct 30 – Nov 11 3500 4550 3325 3255
Nov 13 – Nov 25 3500 4550 3325 3255

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Download eBrochure Bella Italia 2018 CAD

Depart – End date  Land price per person  CAD
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Mar 06 – Mar 18 5075 6598 4822 4720
Mar 20 – Apr 01 5075 6598 4822 4720
Apr 03 – Apr 15 5075 6598 4822 4720
Apr 17 – April 29 5293 6881 5029 4923
May 01 – May 13 5438 7070 5167 5058
May 15 – May 27 5438 7070 5167 5058
May 29 – Jun 10 5438 7070 5167 5058
Jun 12 – Jun 24 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jun 26 – Jul 08 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jul 10 – Jul 22 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jul 24 – Aug 05 5293 6881 5029 4923
Aug 21 – Sept 02 5293 6881 5029 4923
Sept 04 – Sept 16 5438 7070 5167 5058
Sept 18 – Sept. 30 5438 7070 5167 5058
Oct 02 – Oct 14 5293 6881 5029 4923
Oct 16 – Oct 28 5293 6881 5029 4923
Oct 30 – Nov 11 5075 6598 4822 4720
Nov 13 – Nov 25 5075 6598 4822 4720

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Depart – End date  Land price per person  (AUD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Mar 06 – Mar 18 5075 6598 4822 4720
Mar 20 – Apr 01 5075 6598 4822 4720
Apr 03 – Apr 15 5075 6598 4822 4720
Apr 17 – April 29 5293 6881 5029 4923
May 01 – May 13 5438 7070 5167 5058
May 15 – May 27 5438 7070 5167 5058
May 29 – Jun 10 5438 7070 5167 5058
Jun 12 – Jun 24 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jun 26 – Jul 08 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jul 10 – Jul 22 5293 6881 5029 4923
Jul 24 – Aug 05 5293 6881 5029 4923
Aug 21 – Sept 02 5293 6881 5029 4923
Sept 04 – Sept 16 5438 7070 5167 5058
Sept 18 – Sept. 30 5438 7070 5167 5058
Oct 02 – Oct 14 5293 6881 5029 4923
Oct 16 – Oct 28 5293 6881 5029 4923
Oct 30 – Nov 11 5075 6598 4822 4720
Nov 13 – Nov 25 5075 6598 4822 4720

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Download eBrochure Bella Italia 2018 NZD

Depart – End date  Land price per person  (NZD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Mar 06 – Mar 18 5425 7053 5154 5046
Mar 20 – Apr 01 5425 7053 5154 5046
Apr 03 – Apr 15 5425 7053 5154 5046
Apr 17 – April 29 5658 7356 5376 5262
May 01 – May 13 5813 7557 5523 5407
May 15 – May 27 5813 7557 5523 5407
May 29 – Jun 10 5813 7557 5523 5407
Jun 12 – Jun 24 5658 7356 5376 5262
Jun 26 – Jul 08 5658 7356 5376 5262
Jul 10 – Jul 22 5658 7356 5376 5262
Jul 24 – Aug 05 5658 7356 5376 5262
Aug 21 – Sept 02 5658 7356 5376 5262
Sept 04 – Sept 16 5813 7557 5523 5407
Sept 18 – Sept. 30 5813 7557 5523 5407
Oct 02 – Oct 14 5658 7356 5376 5262
Oct 16 – Oct 28 5658 7356 5376 5262
Oct 30 – Nov 11 5425 7053 5154 5046
Nov 13 – Nov 25 5425 7053 5154 5046

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