Italian Highlights with Lake Maggiore
This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, walled medieval town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb in Florence. You’ll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses.But that’s not all…Globus has also arranged special adventures and experiences for you on this Italy tour. For example, learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some at Verrazzano Castle. In Rome, an expert Local Guide will take you to St. Peter in Chains, the 5th-century church that is home to Michelangelo’s famous Moses statue, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century. At the conclusion of your tour, transfer to Stresa, Lake Maggiore for three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride and visit to the opulent Palace and stunning Gardens of Isola Bella. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people. You’ll experience its splendor on this fabulous vacation highlighting Italy’s most-treasured places. Be sure to pack your camera, because you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
ROME [LF] Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, [LF] admire Michelangelo’s Moses in St. Peter in Chains; visit the Colosseum and Roman ForumSIENA Walking tour including Piazza del CampoSAN GIMIGNANO OrientationFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce BasilicaPISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerVERRAZZANO CASTLE [LF] Wine tasting and lunchBURANO Lagoon cruise and island visitVENICE Private water taxi ride by night; glassblower demonstration; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs VERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaMILAN Walking tour, visit the museum of La Scala Opera House and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurantLAKE MAGGIOREGuided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardensHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine, at Verrazzano Castle; 2 three-course dinners with wine, a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan
Motorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies