15 days / 14 nights

Route: ROME-PERUGIA-ASSISI-ORVIETO-TODI-SIENA-FLORENCE-VENICE-VERONA-SIRMIONE-GARDALAKE-COMOLAKE-MILAN
Tourcode: (RIF. IIT-1503)

OVERVIEW:
Don’t miss this special itinerary which will allow you to discover the main Italian highlights:

Rome, where you can learn all about the ancient Romans and stroll among the renowned squares…, discover famous monuments such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Roman Forum to name a few.
Known throughout the world the St. Peter's Cathedral (the largest church in the world), is the symbol of Christianity and Rome and its artistic and cultural continuity is in the State of the Vatican, an independent state, and by 1377 it is the residence of the Popes.
The VATICAN MUSEUM, which houses the SISTINE CHAPEL and most important collections of art in the world. ("Without having seen the Sistine Chapel, you can not form an appreciable idea of what a man should be able to get." Johann Wolfgang Goethe).
Your journey continues in the region UMBRIA, called "the green heart of Italy", cities as Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio, where you will find the natural environment, historical and spiritual landscape.
Florence and the nearby Pisa with its worldwide famous Leaning Tower , Siena a magnificent city of art with characteristic alleys, wards and towers, the romantic Venice and its Lagoon, Verona “the city of lovers”, Sirmione “The Pearl of Lake Garda”, explore amazing places like Como lake, and finally Milan, where you can enjoy shopping in the many boutiques …

 Day by Day Itinerary suggested:

Day 1 - ROME
Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
After the Immigration, collect the luggages and meet and greet with Insight Italy Tours Representative and transfer from the airport to the Hotel in town with Private Car & English Speaking Driver to your chosen hotel. 
In the afternoon four hours private car in Rome.
Meet your private English guide for the tour of Ancient Rome. The birthplace of Roman Civilisation, the archaeological area is one of the richest and most inebriating: the Capitol, religious and political centre of the city, the Roman forums, the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum are still visible testimony today.
Entrance fee to Colosseum, skip the line reservation included.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant.
Overnight in Hotel in Rome.

Day 2 - ROME
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Time: Four hours Private Car in Rome.
Meet your English guide for the private tour of Terme di Caracalla and Castel Sant’Angelo.
The Baths of Caracalla or call Antonine are one of the greatest examples of the imperial baths of Rome, yet being kept for much of their structure and free of modern buildings.
Castel Sant'Angelo also known as Hadrian's tomb is a monument in Rome a short distance from the Vatican.
From funerary monument to a fortified outpost, from dark and terrible prison wonderful Renaissance that sees active within its walls Michelangelo, from prison to the Risorgimento Museum, Castel Sant'Angelo embodies the solemn Roman spaces, in massive walls, in the sumptuous frescoed rooms, the story of the eternal city where past and present seem inextricably linked.
Afternoon Time: Meet your private English guide for the tour of Vatican: the Vatican museum, which houses the Sistine Chapel and most important collections of art in the world, and the Basilica of St. Peter, the largest in the world, work of the most important Renaissance and Baroque artists.
Entrance fee to Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica , skip the line reservation included.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Rome.

Day 3 - ROME
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Time: Four hours Private Car transfer from Rome to Tivoli and back.
Meet your private English guide for the visit of Villa D'Este in Tivoli, small town located on the hills east of Rome. The magnificent Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the Unesco World Heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
Entrance fee to Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
Afternoon Time: meet your English guide for the private walking tour of Baroque Rome: discover the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, with its theatrical staircase of the Trinity of Mounts, Navona Square, the Pantheon. These sites and fountains confer the eternal city with its unique charm.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Rome on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Rome.

Day 4 - ROME > ORVIETO > ASSISI
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by Private Car from Rome to Assisi. (200Km-3hours)
On the way, stop in Orvieto, meet your Private English guide for an orientation walking tour (2 hours-half): through the medieval streets and piazzas, visiting the famous Duomo, one of Italy’s most important examples of Gothic architecture and the Rocca fortress with its fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.
You will also get the chance to visit the Pozzo di San Patrizio and Luca Signorelli’s fresco cycle in the San Brizio chapel of the Duomo.
Entrance fee to San Patrizio well, to Orvieto Dome & San Brizio Chapel..
After visiting Orvieto, continue to Assisi meet your Private English guide in Assisi for an orientation walking tour (2 hours-half): the Basilica of St. Francis, the symbol of Christianity, recounts the life of St. Francis, through the frescoes by Cimabue and, above all, the celebrated cycle of the life of St. Francis, by Giotto; the Basilica of St. Claire houses the Crucifixion which, according to tradition, spoke to St. Francis.
Headset at disposal in Assisi.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Assisi on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Assisi.

Day 5 – ASSISI > PERUGIA > GUBBIO > TODI > ASSISI
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day excursion to Perugia, Gubbio and Todi, with Transfer by Private Car and back .
Sightseeing tour of Perugia with your Private English Guide. You can walk along its city wall dating from the Etruscan age, get lost in the symbols carved by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano’s into the Fontana Maggiore, or find yourself fascinated by the many layers of the Rocca Paolina. But this is just a small taste of this fascinating medieval city. Every ancient gate, alley, piazza, palazzo and church will capture your imagination; and every museum and gallery will impress you with a sense of history, culture and art.
In the afternoon own visit to Gubbio, renowned for its exceptional richness of monuments and the fascination of its medieval appearance, which it has preserved, unaltered over the centuries.
After visiting Gubbio continue to Todi with Transfer by Private Car. Visits cities in own.
Known as "the most livable city in the world" (Todi but prefer to say "ideal city"!), Todi is a mediaeval town with a unique beauty and elegance that stands atop a hill dominating the enchanting valley of the Tiber.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Assisi on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Assisi.

Day 6 – ASSISI > PISA > SIENA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by Private Car from Assisi to Siena. (260km-4hours)
On the way, stop and own visit in Pisa.
The medieval square known also as “Campo dei Miracoli” (Field of Miracles) where rises the most treasured religious complex in the northwest of Italy: the Duomo (Cathedral), the Baptistery, the Campanile (Bell Tower), which is the worldwide famous Leaning Tower, and the Monumental Churchyard.
After visiting Pisa continue to Siena (125Km-2hours)
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Siena on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Siena

Day 7 – SIENA > FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Time: Meet your English guide for the walking tour of Siena: mysterious city situated on the summit of three hills. Its narrow, winding streets are part of its charm. The Cathedral (outside), with its splendid façade in multi-coloured marble; Piazza del Campo, heart of the city, with a unique shell-like shape, the Gaia Fountain, the Public Palace (outside), a masterpiece of gothic civil architecture, with the remarkable Mangia Tower..
Entrance fee to Siena Cathedral.
After visiting Siena, private transfer by car continue to Florence (100Km-2hours)
On the way, stop in The Mall in Reggello, the outlet of famous brands, is an unforgettable shopping experience.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Florence on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Florence.

Day 8 - FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning time: meet your English guide for the walking tour of Florence (3 hours): Seigniory Square, the exquisite Loggia dei Lanzi and its sculptures. The magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, whose façade is decorated with marble, the bell tower, the Baptistery, with its famous Paradise gate. This is followed by Ponte Vecchio, the covered bridge, which is renowned for its many jewellery shops. (outside visits).
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Florence on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Florence.

Day 9 – FLORENCE > VENICE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer by Car from Florence to Venice-Piazzale Roma.. (260Km-4Hours)
Private transfer by water taxi from Piazzale Roma to the Hotel in Venice island.
Afternoon Time : meet your English guide for 2 hours walking tour of Venice: St. Mark's Square and its most important monuments. Fabulously cared for marble, buildings with delicate stone lacework, a profusion of gold and mosaics, the most beautiful palaces and churches are located in the quarter of St. Mark's. It is a veritable museum of the grandeur, nature and glory of the Republic of Venice.
At the end of the visit, enjoy Venice with a gondola ride.
Private Gondola ride (30 min, at disposal): the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of Venice. On this unique exploration of the Venetian canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Venice on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant.
Overnight in Hotel in Venice.

Day 10 - VENICE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Time: 4 hours private water taxi to Murano & Burano Venice islands with private English guide and private tour English guide to Venice islands.
In Murano, the center of production of handmade Venetian glass, you can visit the Glass Museum, the Venetian-Byzantine Basilica of Santa Maria and Donato, and you can witness the craftsmanship of the glass in an old glass factory in Murano. Burano is an old fishing island, known for its traditional craft lace and the extraordinary beauty of the landscape from the colorful houses, after a walk in the center of the island, where you can also visit the Lace Museum Burano.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Venice on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant.
Overnight in Hotel in Venice.

Day 11 – VENICE > VERONA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer by water taxi from Hotel in Venice Island to to mainland Piazzale Roma.
Meet and greet with your Private transfer by Car from Venice to Verona. (120Km-2HoursHalf)
Afternoon Time: meet your English guide in Verona for the walking tour: layers after layers, buildings and monuments of various ages accumulated through the centuries: Romanesque churches, Gothic towers and castle, Renaissance palaces with their beautiful frescoed façades, squares and elegant courtyards. You will see the famous house of Romeo and the house of Juliet (outside), the Signori square, Erbe square and the Arena (outside).
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Verona on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant.
Overnight in Hotel in Verona.

Day 12 – VERONA > SIRMIONE-GARDALAKE > COMO LAKE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer by car from Verona to ComoLake.
On the way stop and own visit in Sirmione, “The Pearl of Garda Lake. (50Km-1Hour)
Located at the tip of a narrow peninsula of LAKE GARDA, the place is a renowned Spa Town since Roman times and is supervised by the mighty Rocca Scaligera, surrounded by water.
The scenery is enchanting: a succession between the deep blue waters and green hues of the Mediterranean vegetation.
After visiting Sirmione continue to Como Lake (180Km-2HoursHalf).
Como, capital of its lake and the silk.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Como on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant.
Overnight in Hotel in Como Lake.

Day 13 – COMO > MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer by car from Como Lake to Milan, (60Km-1HourHalf)
On the way stop to Armani Factory Outlet in Vertemate, the biggest and most famous Italian fashion designer, after shopping continue to Milan.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Milan on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Milan.

Day 14 - MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure to discover Milan on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Milan.

Day 15 - MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet your private driver and transfer from Milan, to reach the Departure Hall at the Milan Malpensa International Airport and check-in of your Intercontinental flight with ……………………….

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