Italian Highlights (Lake Como Extension)

14 Day Guided Tour from Rome to Lake Como with Globus

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1 Arrive In Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and enjoy a special welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome. (D)
2 Rome Excursion To Castel Gandolfo
Look forward to a unique experience: enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and since October 2016 a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, return to Rome, where a Local Guide will take you for a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. (B)
3 Rome
This morning, your Local Guide will take you first to ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo's famous Moses, followed by visits to the magnificent COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
4 Rome - Pisa - Florence
A fast journey will bring you to Pisa. Here, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet (55 metres)high and no less than 12 feet (3.6 metres)out of the perpendicular. Continue to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." (B)
5 Florence Excursion To Siena, San Gimignano & Verrazzano Castle
In Siena, admire the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, site of the biannual Palio, Siena's spectacular medieval-style horse race. Continue through vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano with its medieval houses with towers, visible from far away. Then, the highlight of today: enjoy a wine tasting of the famous Chianti wine and dinner at Verrazzano Castle before returning to Florence. (B/D)
6 Florence
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic centre and stand in awe in front of the magnificent 3 Lake Como Tuscany Chianti Adriatic Sea Tyrrhenian Sea Apennines Venice Island Burano Verrazzano Castle Florence Pisa Verona Rome San Gimignano Siena Milan ITALY 2 3 2 3 Castel Gandolfo cathedral, admire Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gates of Paradise." Also visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and the SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewellery, sold by the ounce. This evening is your chance to taste the culinary delights at a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)
7 Florence - Venice Island Excursion To Burano
A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Join an unforgettable Venetian LAGOON CRUISE to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-coloured houses and for its lace making. Take pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the island inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice's excellent restaurants. (B)
8 Venice Island
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including visits to the byzantine ST. MARK'S BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. An optional gondola ride is available. (B)
9 Venice Island - Verona - Milan
In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet's balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Next, admire the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD/ it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, hub of Italy's economic miracle. Visit the MUSEUM of the famous La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the magnificent gothic Duomo. A special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia! (B/D)
10 Milan
Your guided walking tour starts with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Also admire the glass-domed GALLERIA, the famous Scala Opera House, and the magnificent gothic Duomo. Afternoon at leisure to explore Milan's famous shopping streets at your own pace and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of Milan's fine restaurants as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia! (B,D)
11 Milan - Lake Como
Transfer to beautiful Como, the city on the lake that bears its name. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)
12 Lake Como
Your guided walking tour includes the charming historic centre; the Broletto (Town Hall) with its fascinating gothic facade; and the imposing, marble-clad DUOMO. Experience a BOAT RIDE on Lake Como for panoramas of stunning mountain scenery and luxury lakeside villas. Disembark at picturesque Bellagio with free time for exploration on your own. (B)
13 Lake Como
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
14 Lake Como
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa. (B)

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Trip Inclusions
  • ROME: 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, St. Peter in Chains with Michelangelo's Moses, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum.
  • CASTEL GANDOLFO: Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens.
  • PISA: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • SIENA: Walking tour including Piazza del Campo.
  • SAN GIMIGNANO: Orientation.
  • VERRAZZANO CASTLE: Wine tasting and dinner.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica.
  • BURANO: Lagoon cruise and island visit.
  • VENICE: Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration.
  • VERONA: Walking tour including Juliet's balcony and the Arena.
  • MILAN: Walking tour, visit the La Scala Opera House museum and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • LAKE COMO: This Monograms portion of your holiday includes transfer from Milan to Lake Como, 3 overnights, guided sightseeing, and services of an expert Local Host.
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 3 three-course dinners (D) at a local restaurant in Rome, at Verrazzano Castle, and in Milan.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Rome Mediterraneo (F), Florence Starhotels Michelangelo (SF), Venice Island MGallery LaGare (SF) at Murano, Milan Starhotels Ritz (SF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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