Italy



Day 1              Arrival in Milan and transfer to the hotel. 3 nights in Milan, Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar accommodation.

Day 2              Milan: Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Theater, Fashion District, Piazza Mercanti, Via Dante, Castello Sforzesco, Da Vinci's Last Supper mural in Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Day 3              Milan - Verona via Bergamo and Lake Garda. Bergamo: Citta Alta, Piazza Vecchia, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Cappella Colleoni, Duomo, Baptistery, Piazza Matteotti. Arrival in Verona, the city listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Leon d'Oro or similar hotel.

Day 4             Day trip to Valle d'Aosta and trekking in the foot of Mont Blanc.

Day 5              Verona: Juliet's House, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Palazzo di Cansignorio, Scaligeri Tombs, Palazzo del Podesta, Castelvecchio, Ponte Scaligero, Duomo di Santa Maria Matricolare, Arena. Arrival in Venice, the world famous city and UNESCO world heritage site. 2 nights in Venice, Grand Hotel Principe or similar accommodation.

Day 6              Venice: canals and bridges, Murano glass-making workshops, Piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace, Basilica and Campanile of San Marco, Ca' Giustinian, Palazzo Treves, Bridge of Sighs, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.
  
Day 7              Venice - Florence past Pisa and Tuscany countryside. Pisa: Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, Baptistery, Duomo, Monumental Cemetery. 2 nights in Florence, Grand Hotel Mediterraneo or similar accommodation.              

Day 8              Florence: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Santa Croce.
  
Day 9              Florence - Rome via Umbria countryside and Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and UNESCO world heritage site. Assisi: Basilica di San Francesco, Rocca Maggiore, Porta San Francesco.
3 nights in Rome, Metropole or similar hotel.

Day 10              Rome: Colosseum, Roman, Forum, Basilica Emilia, Arch of Constantine, Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Piazza Venezia, Cordonata Capitolina, Campidoglio, Campo de' Fiori.  

Day 11         Rome and Vatican: St. Peter's Square, Bernini's Colonnade, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Castel Sant'Angelo, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona.

Day 12              Departure from Rome.        
          

Included:
Transportation
Accommodation in hotels
Breakfasts
4 dinners
Wine tasting in Tuscany
Admission fees
Water taxi in Venice
Guide service

7 NM points: 6 regions of Italy and Vatican
7 MTP points: 6 regions of Italy and Vatican
2 TCC points: Italy, Vatican
UNESCO:  7 world heritage sites and 1 tentative world heritage site

Date: September 4, 2022         Price: $4,300, single supplement  $1,180