Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Assisi, Florence, Chianti Valley, Rome
Arrival at Naples airport in the morning. Transfer to our gorgeous Monastery-hotel in Sorrento for accommodation type Villa Daniela. In the afternoon, you can discover the picturesque Amalfitana coast driving along the coast, visiting its enchanting pearls such as Positano, Amalfi, Maiori and Minori. Dinner and overnight stay.
In the morning, guided visit of Pompei, discovering daily life of the ancient Romans with its picturesque and moving details such as the street of Abundance or the big Forum with its markets and temples. Visit the Villa of Mysteries with its sumptuous frescoes showing complex initiation rites and the Villa Oplontis, the residence of Poppea and see its well-preserved paintings. Lunch on your own. Late afternoon walking tour of historic Naples. Return at Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, departure to Florence. On route, stop in Assisi and guided visit of the city of St. Francis. Lunch on your own or possibility to have lunch in one of our wonderful monastery-hotel, located in the city centre, just along the well famous St. Francis' Brick Road (OPTIONAL). Continuation to Florence, built on the banks of the river Arno, in a harmonious settings of hills covered in houses and villas. The main city of Tuscany has a universal reputation for its wonderful richness and the exquisite quality of its monuments and art treasures. Arrival and check-in at our Monastery-hotel type Villa Duchessa Anna. Dinner and overnight stay.
In the morning, half day guided visit of Florence. Florence is considered the Queen of Renaissance and you will have the opportunity to see its world famous art treasures. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza della Signoria reaching the picturesque Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) crossing the Arno river. Afternoon free. In the evening, you will have a wonderful typical dinner in an enchanting restaurant located at the foot of the Certosa of Florence. You will taste genuine Italian cuisine prepared according to the ancient monks' recipe, tasting at the end the famous Cantucci con Vinsanto, typical Tuscan biscuit with local liquor. After dinner, the motor coach will bring you to Michelangelo Square for an outstanding view over the city of Florence. Overnight stay.
TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO ALTERNATIVES:
a) Half day excursion to Siena, the town with the best quality in life. This is the town where any single stone has remained unchanged over the centuries, the atmosphere is unique for everything bears witness to ancient past which is still alive in the celebrations for Palio taking place every year with renewed enthusiasm. Half day guided visit of the city. Then visit to Montalcino, like an island in the heart of Tuscany, it offers to those who ascend from the valleys surrounding it, the feeling of a gradual conquest, the sense of arriving in a snug harbour. Certainly the best image of Montalcino is revealed primarily by its wine, Brunello, the most precious gift of a land that is at the same time hard and generous. Wine tasting of the famous Brunello wine in an exclusive wine cellar of the 14th century open only for you. Continuation to Rome. Arrival late afternoon, check-in in one of our centrally located monastery-hotels type Villa Domus. Dinner and overnight stay.
b) Full day excursion dedicated to discover exclusive places of Tuscany. In the morning, departure for Sant'Antimo (South of Montalcino). Listen to the monks singing during the Mass. The Abbazia is very famous, still not known to everyone, for the genuine Gregorian Chant without music, only human voice. It is known as the The singing stone for its particular travertine marble its nave is build in. Then visit to Montalcino, like an island in the heart of Tuscany, it offers to those who ascend from the valleys surrounding it, the feeling of a gradual conquest, the sense of arriving in a snug harbour. Certainly the best image of Montalcino is revealed primarily by its wine, Brunello, the most precious gift of a land that is at the same time hard and generous. Wine tasting of the famous Brunello wine in an exclusive wine cellar of the 14th century open only for you. Continuation to Rome. Arrival late afternoon, check-in in one of our centrally located monastery-hotels type Villa Domus. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast. Full day guided tour of the Italian Capital City, Rome. In the morning guided visit of Colosseum (exterior), Roman Forum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, our art historian guide will drive you in a wonderful stroll through the Monumental Rome admiring the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, the Spanish Steps. After this magnificent tour, you will have the possibility to enjoy an unforgettable experience: a cocktail on the exclusive terrace on the Bernini colonnade, facing Pope's apartments and St. Peter's Dome. Before reaching this magnificent place, you will see other important monuments like St. Angel's Castle, built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his successors, it was later transformed into a fortress and then into a prison. Today it holds an important art and military museum.
In front of you, St. Peter's square and on your left you enter the lift of on the ancient residence of a past important Cardinal..... and then on his terrace, you enjoy your aperitif greeting the Pope's windows just in front of you and admiring from a special point of view of St. Peter's Dome (OPTIONAL). Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
In the morning visit the Vatican City: the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon, free time for shopping. This evening, you can greet Italy enjoying a wonderful Farewell Dinner Dining with Tenors in one of the most typical restaurant of Rome. Overnight stay in the Monastery-hotel.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!
Accommodation in our wonderful Monastery-Hotel comparable to ***/**** star hotels Daily breakfast and dinner Sightseeing tours and guided visits by our art historian guides as per program Wine tasting luncheon in Montalcino Farewell Dinner with Tenors 24 hour ZefiroWorld telephone assistance One person free for every 25 paying people
Luxury Motor Coach English speaking tour escort Beverages and lunches Entrance fees Bus driving and parking permits Extras, tips and everything not mentioned in "Included in the price". Extras: Cocktail on the Bernini colonnade: Euro 18,00 per person including aperitif, extraordinary opening of the Terrace only for the group, taxes and service
(min. 25 pax)