• 17 days s
  • Adult

From, 3.495,00 Per Adult

Duration

17 days s

Language

English

Included

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Accommodation in 4 stars or 3 stars hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or alimentary restriction)
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological site in Pompeii with “Skip the Line” (when included in the itinerary)
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line” (when included in the itinerary)
  • Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary (Rome, Florence, Venice,Milan, Pompeii, Capri, Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa, Bari, Matera, Lecce)
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites in Sicily on our Fantasia Siciliana, Fantasia Mediterranea and Fantasia All Italy
  • Spritz Experience in Venice and Milan
  • Visit of a historic Cellar, wine tasting and ligh lunch in Marsala
  • Entrance tickets to the Castel del Monte (Fantasia of Puglia)
  • Visit of the Blue Grotto in Capri (when included in the itinerary)
  • Porterage service included only on our escorted tours in Sicily & Apulia

Excluded

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Tour includes”

Day 1 - Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence

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Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a
deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready
to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town
surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages.
Take your time to visit the basilica of St.
Francis, where you will see masterpieces by
Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time
for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to
reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site,
world-known for the Palio, the historical horse
race around the shell-shaped town square:
Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on
to Florence, where you will check in at your
hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned
night of rest.

Day 2 - Florence

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After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of
Renaissance", where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based
on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished
in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and
was further refined during the Renaissance.
You will be fascinated by the uncountable
monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred
to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be
amazed by its magnificent dome built by
Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to
see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed
by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze
doors where Michelangelo imagined the
“Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city,
you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo
della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch
in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa
Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or
take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the
four main historical Marine Republics of Italy.
There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli
with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning
Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure,
overnight stay in Florence.

Day 3 - Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice

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After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city
center with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets
and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk
to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore
(Neptune square and Major square) in the
heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace;
Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna
it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a
tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in
the afternoon, arrival in Venice (Mestre). Check
in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay

Day 4 - Venice

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After breakfast, enjoy your transfer to Piazza
San Marco, and visit the most iconic places of
the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary
“Bridge of Sighs”. After this walking tour, let us
offer you a spritz or a prosecco to crown your
visit to Venice highlights with the company of
your tour leader. Spend the afternoon roaming
along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then
return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5 - Venice - Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) - Rome

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After breakfast, departure from Piazzale
Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for
its landscapes, its churches and castles and
its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di
Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for
its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine
houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual
Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in
a typical restaurant included!!! After lunch,
quick stop to spend some free time. In the
evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in
into your hotel.

Day 6 - Rome

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Between 7:45 - 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour
of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
and St. Peter’s Square with our exclusive
“Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach
the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you
into the museums where you’ll visit one of the
most important art collections of the world.
Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries
and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine
Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, the
tour ends in St. Peter’s Square where you can
admire the incredible masterpiece St. Peter’s
Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The
tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest
of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for
the afternoon or at night! Overnight stay.

Day 7 - Rome

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Enjoy an energetic breakfast at your hotel before spending the day exploring Rome on your
own or by selecting one of our regular tours in
the city or its surroundings. Return to the hotel
for your last overnight in Rome.

Day 8 - Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento

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After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00
am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and
Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy
beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with
the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the
city below; time to take some nice pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina,
you will leave the city and travel south towards
Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town
of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real
Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter
into one of the most important archaeological
sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line
entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting
ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the
tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount
Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes
and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous
city crystallized until our days. You'll learn how
people lived at that time, visiting houses and
“bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was
the city before the dreadful day. After the visit,
you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket
for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.

Day 9 - Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento

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After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most
exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea
conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue
Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy
lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the
island at your own pace. Once back on the
mainland, return to your hotel for dinner and
your last overnight in Sorrento.

Day 10 - Sorrento - Palermo (Overnight on ferry boat)

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Breakfast at your hotel, then spend a leisurely
morning exploring Sorrento. In the afternoon,
you will reach the port of Naples, where you
will board on the Tirrenia/Snav ferry to Palermo. Let the waves rock you to sleep. Dinner
and breakfast are not included on the ferry.

Day 11 - Palermo

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Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel.
That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up
for the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 12 - Palermo

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head
out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for
its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well
as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the
elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and
souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with
a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets
of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s
3,000-year history and discovering attractions
like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel
at its arches, cupolas and mosaics - with an
incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time
in the late afternoon and return to your hotel
for dinner. Overnight.

Day 13 - Palermo - Erice - Saline della Laguna - Wine tasting and light lunch in a historical winery - Agrigento

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Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte
San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed
in the village since the sixth century, and its
labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool
and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit
the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique
and charming experiences. Afterwards, we’ll
set off to Marsala, whose lands are known for
its Marsala wine. You’ll take part in a sensorial
experience, for you will visit a traditional tavern and taste regional products during a light
but unforgettable lunch. Return to your coach
and travel to Agrigento, your final destination
of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments
and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage site - and
learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules;
the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the
evening. Dinner and overnight.

Day 14 - Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Ragusa Ibla - Ragusa

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Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Piazza Armerina a pretty and historic town nestled into
the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana
del Casale to admire the largest, richest and
most complex Roman mosaics in the world.
It is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage
Sites in Italy since 1997. The mosaics spread
over 3,500 sq m show mythological scenes
and portrayals of daily life. Depart to Ragusa
and visit of the enchanting historical center
“Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and
churches; together with other seven cities in
the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the
UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old
gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and
then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit
the church of San Giuseppe: a little gem. Be
enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San
Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory
and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of
the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in
Sicily! Arrive in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 15 - Ragusa - Noto - Siracusa - Taormina

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Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately
Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San
Nicolò, recently restored after a earthquake,
and then have a nice walk in the town’s center.
Continue along the south coast to Syracuse,
on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit “Parco Archeologico della Neapolis”, Syracuse’s famous
archaeological area, home to a vast collection
of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks
such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius - an artificial
limestone cave. After the visit, cross one of
the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of
Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse -
home to a wealth of Baroque churches and
medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive
in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy
dinner.

Day 16 - Taormina

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Breakfast at your hotel and then head off to
Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn
about volcanic activity and marvel at the old
lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you
have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and
romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend
the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 17 - Taormina

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour
comes to an end.

Hotels Categories:
Our Fantasia is accommodated in 4* hotels.
DUE TO TECHNICAL AND / OR LOGISTIC ISSUES,
ITINERARIES COULD BE AMENDED
We inform all Clients that rates do not include city tax
when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly
from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at the check
out. We remind you that the city tax may change
according to the hotel category. Please kindly inform
travelers before the departure.
Important Notice: in case of loss or damage of the
headsets we will have to charge 55 €/device.
all rates are per person
overnight in listed hotels or similar
Rates indicated are expressed in EURO (€) and include
Service and the current applicable VAT. All prices are
subject to automatic change without prior notice due
to VAT increase, local fees or bus congestion charge
not communicated at the time of this catalogue's
release.
Cancellation Policy and Fees:
» Until 15 working days before departure: no penalty
» From 14 to 7 working days before departure: 10%
» From 6 to 3 working days before departure: 25%
» From 2 days to 24 hours before departure: 50%
» From 24 hours or for no-shows: 100%

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