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Venice, Florence, Rome,

And Sorrento

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.

(D)

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

and the

Doge’s Palace

.

Then you will view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to

visit

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.

(B)

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.

(B, D)

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.

(B)

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