8-Day Best of Italy Tour From Rome: Assisi – Siena – Florence – Venice – Vatican - 8 Days

8-Day Best of Italy Tour From Rome: Assisi - Siena - Florence - Venice - Vatican

Travel from Rome to Venice, Florence, Siena, and more on a scenic and enriching Best of Italy Tour from Rome!

8-Day Best of Italy Tour From Rome: Assisi – Siena – Florence – Venice – Vatican

Highlights
• Explore the best of Italy in just over a week!
• Enjoy skip the line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery and St. Mark’s Basilica
• Travel from Rome to Florence, Venice, Bologna, Siena, Assisi, and Padua
• Airport pick-up and drop-off included

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Top attractions in Venice

Doge's Palace

Doge’s Palace

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St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica is an iconic church cathedral with gilded domes, located on the St. Mark’s Square. It is featuring opulent interior, myriad mosaics and a museum.

St. Mark's Square, Venice

St. Mark’s Square

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Venice, sunset

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Top hotels in Venice

Hotel Metropole

Hotel Metropole

Offering luxurious rooms with antique furniture and fine fabrics, Hotel Metropole is set in a privileged place 350 m from Saint Mark's Square. The hotel boasts a modern restaurant, an...

Hotel Al Ponte Antico

Hotel Al Ponte Antico

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Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia

Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia

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Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel

Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel

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Bauer Palazzo

Bauer Palazzo

Just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark's Square in Venice, the Bauer Hotel provides spacious, elegant rooms with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. It has a gourmet restaurant and...

Sina Centurion Palace

Sina Centurion Palace

Overlooking the Grand Canal, Centurion Palace provides 5-star luxury in Venice, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. Drinks are served at the private courtyard of the hotel.

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Day 1
Rome

Welcome to the Italian capital! You will meet your guide after arriving at the airport and transfer to the city’s first night hotel.

Day 2
Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence

We will brightly and early start our Best of Italy Tour with a 7:15am departure from your deluxe coach hotel.

First, we’re going to move to Assisi, an ancient medieval town renowned for its towering fortifications. Here you can explore the city of St. Francis on your own and discover it. Take this opportunity to visit the Basilica, home to Giotto and Cimabue’s immaculate frescoes.

We will leave Assisi after dinner (own cost) and travel to Siena, back to the Palio, the 600-year-old horse race. Before going to Florence, you will have time to explore the town and Piazza del Campo, where the race takes place.

We’ll arrive in the evening and enjoy dinner in the Cradle of the Renaissance.

Day 3
Florence

We’ll have the whole day after breakfast to discover Florence’s wonders.

To uncover the Etruscan-Roman roots, historical monuments, amazing artwork and incomparable architecture that shaped the Renaissance, wander its picturesque paths and vibrant plazas. Must-sees include towering constructions such as Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo, and Filippo Brunelleschi’s splendid dome.

From here, cross a tiny square to see the Campanile (partially built by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze gates where Michelangelo envisioned the Paradise Gates. Encounter Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio) and the Santa Croce Basilica.

In a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce we will enjoy dinner. You will then be free to walk down Florence’s cobblestone streets on your own or take a brief journey to Pisa (own cost), one of Italy’s four major historic Marine Republics. You will visit the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery.

You can also use your tickets to skip the line to join the Uffizi Gallery. Enjoy the evening supper alone and Florence’s amazing night.

Day 4
Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice

After breakfast we will say goodbye to Florence and travel to Bologna, one of the biggest in Italy, an elegant town renowned for its porticos, towers and town centre. Here we will travel from Piazza Malpighi to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune Square and Major Square, respectively) through its beautiful plazas. On the manner we’ll see the Palace of King Renzo, Palazzo Podesta, and the San Petronio Basilica.

Then you’ll be free to enjoy dinner (own cost), and you’ll be in throughout the town for a true treat with a multitude of incredible restaurants.

We will travel to Padua in the afternoon and visit the Basilica of Sant Antonio, one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites.

Finally, we’ll arrive in Venice, the City of Love and one of the most stunning examples of Italian architecture.

Day 5
Venice

After a scrumptious breakfast, with a personal water-taxi journey through the canals to Piazza San Marco, we will introduce ourselves to Venice.

From here we will use our line tickets to visit St. Mark’s Basilica, a wonderful example of Byzantine architecture, filled with amazing art from the gold mosaics to the mighty Horses of St. Mark-Lysippos.

After our trip we will visit two of the most famous attractions in the Floating City, the Palazzo dei Dogi and the Sighs Bridge.

To explore the scenic canals and lanes of Venice on your own, the rest of the day will be yours.

Dinner at the hotel will be served.

Day 6
Venice - Tuscany - Rome

Once we’ve had a final breakfast in Venice we’re going to say goodbye and travel to Tuscany, a world-renowned region of rolling hills, stunning wineries, and charming cities.

Here we will visit the ancient medieval town of Montepulciano, known for its incredible architecture and Nobile wine. Take the day to explore this beautiful city and sample local wine houses (own cost), some of which are free to give.

We’ll go back to Rome in the afternoon and check in at our hotel.

Day 7
Rome - Vatican - Rome

Wake up at the hotel for a delicious breakfast before we begin our Vatican trip!

We’re going to leave from 7:45am to 8:00am to beat the crowds and use our tickets to skip the line. First, we’re going to join the famous and invaluable Vatican Museums, home to the best collections of art in the world. Cross the tapestry galleries and geographic maps before exploring the rooms of Raphael. The last museum we are going to visit here is by far the most popular: the Sistine Chapel, home to the Last Judgement of Michelangelo.

From here we will join St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s biggest church!

We’re going to end our tour at St. Peter’s Square and you can spend the rest of the day on your own exploring Rome.

Day 8
Rome

After you last breakfast in Rome we’ll transfer you to the airport for your departing flight.