Italy’s Great Cities with Taormina Riviera
What do you want from your Italy tour—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square—now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the story of Romeo and Juliet—now’s your chance to see Juliet’s balcony in Verona. You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David—now’s your chance to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venice glass—now’s your chance to watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. But that’s not all…on this Italy tour, scenic rides between cities will show you some of the country’s most beautiful scenery: the Tyrrhenian coast, the Lombardian plains, the flat Po area, the wooded Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany’s Chianti wine country, with its vine- and olive-clad hills. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective, such as a tortellini lunch at a local Verona restaurant and a taste of traditional gelato in Florence. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy’s great cities. At the conclusion of your tour, travel via air to Sicily for three nights, a guided walking tour of picturesque Taormina, and a visit to the Greek-Roman Amphitheater, built in the 3rd century BC. All services in Sicily, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s the vacation of a lifetime!
ROME Special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum; [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant PISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] taste a traditional gelatoVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena; [LF] tortellini lunch at Rubiani restaurantVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationFERRARA Walk along Este Castle to the cathedralROME-SICILYBy airSICILYGuided sightseeing including a walking tour of Taormina. Visit the Greek-Roman AmphitheaterHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch in Verona; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.