Venice, Florence, Rome,
11 Days from Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento
Day 1, arrive Venice, Sunday
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your
hotel. The rest of the day is free until you gather for a Welcome
Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions.
Day 2, in Venice, Monday
Your sightseeing tour of Venice starts with a walking tour in St.
Mark’s Square, visiting
St. Mark’s Basilica
Then you will view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to
a glassblowing factory
, to watch a demonstration of traditional
Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is
at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an
optional gondola ride.
Day 3, Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday
Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem standing on the banks of the
Po River in the Emilia-Romagna region. After an orientation tour,
continue to Pisa and view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its
Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for
dinner and a free evening.
Day 4, in Florence, Wednesday
Amorning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the
Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s splendid Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower,
and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s intricate bronze “Gates of Paradise.”
Then, visit the
Academy of Fine Arts
and see Michelangelo’s David. The
tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a breathtaking view over
Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance
splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way and at your own pace.