Day I - Rome
Arrive and check in to your hotel. Afternoon: The visit of the Eternal City starts with the Trevi Fountain, commenced in 1732 and terminated in 1762, we then proceed to Piazza Colonna, which is named after the column of the Emperor Marco Aurelio, here you will be able to admire the Italian government buildings; Palazzo Chigi (Government), Palazzo Montecitorio (House of commons) and Palazzo Madama (House of the Senate). From here we arrive in Piazza della Rotonda from where you can see the Pantheon built for Emperor Adriano in the 2nd century a. c. From here we arrive in Piazza Navona with the magnificent fountain of the four rivers by Bernini. The tour terminates with the Ara Pacis, alter dedicated to peace by the Emperor Augusto in 9 b.c. Dinner in Hotel.
Day II - Rome
After breakfast visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, the world largest, with a surface area of 15.000 square meters. Inside the Basilica you will be able to admire many works of art such as the Pietà by Michelangelo and the bronze Baldachin of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Visit the Crypt where the rests of St. Peter, of Pope John Paul II and numerous other Popes can be found. Finally visit St. Peters externally and admirer the colonnade by Bernini. Afternoon: Visit of the Vatican museum where you will be able to admirer the gallery of tapestries, gallery of the candelabra, of the maps and the Immaculate Conception Room. We proceed to the famous School of Athens, the rooms Raffaello painted between 1508 to 1520. The tour finishes in the Sistine Chapel with its frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgement, opera of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Dinner in hotel.
Day III - Rome
After breakfast visit of the world’s largest archaeological area. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Whose construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed under his successor and son Titus in 80 AD. In front of the Colosseum stands the Arch of Costantine (in 315 AD), followed by the Arch of Titus (1st century AD), proceeding we can admire the Roman Forum steeped in history and after this we climb up the Capitoline Hill. From this famous Hill, where the municipality of Rome has it headquarters, we can admire the beautiful Square in the shape of a Trapeze designed by Michelangelo. Not to be missed is the view of the Ara Coeli church. On the opposite side of the Hill is Piazza Venezia, home of Europe’s largest monument : the monument to the unknown soldier also called the Vittoriano. Afternoon free, for who wishes, visit of one of Rome’s many museums; of particular interest is the Capitoline Museums. Dinner in hotel.
Day IV - Rome
Morning: breakfast. Tivoli (ancient Tibur). Well worth the visit for its Villas: Hadrian's Villa the largest villa ever to have been owned by a Roman Emperor with a perimeter of 3km and occuping at least 120 hectares. It was built for the Emperor Hadrian between 118 AC and 133 AC. Afternoon: visit of the beautiful Villa d’Este, built in 1550 for Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, it is famous for its artistic marvels in particular its impressive waterfalls. Villa Gregoriana who’s park, spreads from just underneath the acropolis, on top of which are two temples of the 3rd and 2nd century BC, in 1834 it was transformed by Pope Gregory XVI, after the deviation of the Aniene river, creating the Great Waterfall. The presence of archaeological findings of different periods, exceptional natural elements, caves and panoramic view gives this park great environmental, historical and artistic importance. Depart to Florence, arrive and dinner in hotel.
Day V - Florence
SThe tour starts with the visit of Piazza S. Croce and its namesake church where the spoils of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei and Niccolò Machiavelli are preserved. We then proceed to Piazza della Signoria which is the central museum of Florence with its 6th century statues of which Perseo of Benvenuto Cellini, the abduction of the Sabine Women of Giambologna Giambologna and the David of Michelangelo Michelangelo. Our next stop is Piazza della Repubblica, Repubblica, ancient ancient Roman Forum, terminating at S. Maria in Fiore where we can admire the majestic Cathedral with the bell tower of Giotto and the Battistero. Afternoon visit of the Uffizi museum with its many works of art. You can admire works of Giotto, Cimabue, Duccio. Also the paintings of Leonardo and the only finished painting of Michelangelo, even Raffaello and some artists of the Venetian School (Tiziano, Tintoretto and Veronese). Dinner in hotel.
Day VI - Venice
After breakfast depart to Venice; arrive and check-in to your hotel. Afternoon visit of the city (Grand Canal, Rialto bridge, Saint Marks Square, the Basilica of Saint Mark, Palazzo Ducale). Dinner in hotel.
Day VII - Venice
After breakfast morning free for individual visits. Afternoon: departure.