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Unmissable Italy

Thursday, June 16, 2022
14 days / 12 nights

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Description

Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.

The Must-see Italy will take you from Venice to the Amalfi Coast. You will be amazed by the different facets of this country, where you will discover the art of living, the history, the authenticity, the flavors and the sublime landscapes.


IMPORTANT:

  • The destination country could require the traveler to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • The availability and price of single occupancy rooms will be confirmed within 48 business hours of booking.

HOTELS:

  • Mestre | Hotel Alexander or similar
  • Montecatini | Hotel Arnolfo or similar
  • Chianciano | Hotel Fortuna Resort or similar
  • Golf of Naples | Hotel Villa Igea or similar
  • Rome | Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana San Giovanni or similar


Detailed program

Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner Fast pace
Pace: Fast

Flight from Montreal to Venice in economy class.

Arrival in Venice, reception and transfer to Lido di Jesolo, near Venice. Check into the hotel, then free time to explore Venice. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Nettuno or similar.

You will explore the beautiful city of Venice. Transfer by road then by private boat to Saint Mark's Square. Visit of Venice, including the interior of St. Mark's Basilica and the exteriors of the Doge's Palace, the Campanile, the Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and the Procuracies. In the afternoon, excursion to the Venetian lagoon: stop in Murano and visit a glass factory, then to Burano, the island of lace and colorful fishermen's houses. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Nettuno or similar.

On the way to the Emilia-Romagna region. Outdoor discovery of Bologna and its historic center, Maggiore Square, the Podesta Palace, the Neptune fountain, the municipal palace, the San Petronio basilica, the Asinelli and Garisenda towers, arcades, etc. In the heart of the old Bologna market, a merchant will welcome you for a tasting of Parma ham and Parmesan cheese. Continuation to Montecatini Terme and installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Arnolfo or similar.

Departure to Florence and exterior visit of the following monuments: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery and its monumental doors, the Piazza del Seigniya, the facade of the Vecchio Palace, the Church of the Holy Cross. Free time at the central market to dine and shop for local products. In the afternoon, explore the scenic route crossing the "land of chianti". Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Arnolfo or similar.

In the morning, transfer to La Spezia and departure by boat for the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO listed site. First stop in Portovenere, then in Vernazza and finally in Monterosso al Mare. Afternoon in Monterosso for a free walk. In the 16th century, Monterosso was fortified and defended by thirteen towers. We can still admire the tower which houses the bell of San Giovanni and the Aurora tower. Return by train from Monterosso to La Spezia, then continue to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Arnolfo or similar.

In the morning, transfer to La Spezia and departure by boat for the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO listed site. First stop in Portovenere, then in Vernazza and finally in Monterosso al Mare. Afternoon in Monterosso for a free walk. In the 16th century, Monterosso was fortified and defended by thirteen towers. We can still admire the tower which houses the bell of San Giovanni and the Aurora tower. Return by train from Monterosso to La Spezia, then continue to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Arnolfo or similar.

Depart for San Gimignano, where you can take a walk to discover this medieval UNESCO-listed town famous for its carefully preserved towers. Then, drive to the sumptuous medieval city of Siena, also listed by UNESCO. Visit of the exterior of its historic center: Campo Square, Mangia Tower, Vecchio Palace, the Cathedral. At the end of the day, direction Chianciano to settle in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hôtel Fortuna Resort or similar.

After breakfast, you will depart for the south of Italy, direction Naples. Naples is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It has managed to preserve many elements of its history, including its alleys, fountains and historical monuments. On arrival, an exterior tour of this beautiful UNESCO-listed city, including the Château Neuf, the Saint-Charles Theater, the Plebiscite Square, the Royal Palace and the Egg Castle. Installation at the hotel, then dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Villa Igea or similar.

You will take the fabulous road that runs along the Amalfi Coast to reach the Gulf of Naples. Stop in Positano to admire the superb viewpoints and visit this picturesque village with its colorful houses and belvedere. Then, stop in Amalfi for the exterior visit of its artistic center, the most important on the Amalfi Coast. Finally, stop at Ravello, where many artists, such as André Gide, have stayed. During the visit, you will taste a delicious limoncello, lemon liqueur typical of the region. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel Villa Igea or similar.

In the morning, you will visit the site of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was completely buried during the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. AD and now listed by UNESCO. At the beginning of the afternoon, departure for Rome. At the end of the day, check in at the hotel for three nights. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana San Giovanni or similar.

You will begin your discovery of the Italian capital with a visit to Vatican City. You will visit St. Peter's Basilica. This sanctuary, the most important in Catholicism, is also a 16th century architectural masterpiece. You will continue with a tour of the interior of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Free afternoon thereafter. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana San Giovanni or similar.

In the morning, you will visit the exterior of ancient Rome, strolling along the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, at the time the center of political and religious life. In the afternoon, walking tour of the baroque squares of the city center: Piazza Navona and the famous fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini, the Pantheon, a former Roman temple converted into a church, Parliament Square then the fountain by Trevi. Tasting an artisanal ice cream while walking. You will end your stay with a free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana San Giovanni or similar.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Montreal.


Flight itinerary

TS
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-06-16 21:45
Venice ( VCE )
2022-04-17 11:30

TS
Rome ( FCO )
2022-06-29 12:45
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-06-29 15:50

Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.


Occupation

Occ.

Price

Taxes

Total

Regular accommodation simple

$3,604.00

$695.00

$4,299.00

Regular accommodation double

$3,004.00

$695.00

$3,699.00