Tour Detail

Italian Renaissance

Itinerary

Day 1 New York, NY

Depart on your overnight flight to Rome. Dinner served aboard flight. (D)

Day 2 Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, we are met by our tour escort and transfer to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to rest or explore on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (D)

Day 3 Rome

After breakfast we depart for Vatican City, where we gather to attend a Papal Audience (if available). In the afternoon, visit the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world's greatest art collections, and Michelangelo's awesome Sistine Chapel followed by a tour of the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica. We have the remainder of the day to the sample Rome's many delights on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

Day 4 Rome

After breakfast we depart for our full day guided sightseeing tour of the "Eternal City." The highlights include the Catacombs, the Appian Way, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and Palazzo Venezia. We also visit three major basilicas in Rome, including the 1600-year-old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the Saint's burial place. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

Day 5 Assisi

Depart Rome after breakfast for scenic transfer by motorcoach to Assisi, the town of beloved St. Francis. Tour the important sites of the area including the beautiful Basilica of St Francis, the Church of St Clare which houses her incorrupt body and the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. (B, D)

Day 6 Assisi

Enjoy a day of leisure in Assisi. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7 Florence

Morning departure for Siena, located in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Siena is a medieval walled city that still retains much of its charm. Visit the Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Afternoon arrival into Florence. Orientation tour of the city including visits to the Duomo, Santa Croce Church and see the famous status of "David" by Michelangelo. Dinner and overnight in Florence. (B, D)

Day 8 Florence

Free day of leisure in Florence. Afternoon drive to Milan for orientation tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in the Milan area. Maybe in Oleggio or Malpensa area. (B, D)

Day 9 New York, NY

Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA, arriving the same day. (B)

Inclusions

Compare the grandeur of Rome, the peaceful beauty of Assisi and the classic Renaissance art of Florence in one magnificent visit. Contemplate the beauty of the Pieta in St. Peter's, the "David" in the Uffizi Gallery and Giotto's frescos in Assis, all outstanding reflections of faith through art. Visit some of Italy's glorious basilicas and other religious sites, in each of the three cities.
 

Included Highlights:

Roundtrip from New York Area Gateway

Superior Tourist Class Hotels

Breakfast and Dinner Daily

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Airport-hotel transfers & porterage

Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach

Services of a Professional Regina Tours Escort

Priest to accompany trip (if available)