The Best of Italy Tour

Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Verona, Sirmione (Garda Lake), Como Lake, Milan

7 Days / 6 Nights - Fully Escorted
Up to 25 passengers
Tour Language: English

Tour Features

  • Assisi: Churches of St Francis
  • Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
  • Florence: Piazza del    Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto Bell Tower
  • Bologna: The arcades, the Asinelli towers and Major Squares
  • Venice: St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Verona: the House of Romeo and Juliet
  • Sirmione: a charming peninsula on the lake Garda
  • Lake Como: famous for its mountain scenery
  • Milan: The Duomo and the Sforza Castle

Featured Properties

  • Hotel Leonardo da Vinci (Florence) - 4 Stars

Hotel may be substituted with similar category.  Options to add pre & post-tour accommodation and/or private transfers to/from airports.

2018 Guaranteed Departures

  • Monday, April 16, 30
  • Monday, May 14, 28
  • Monday, June 11, 25
  • Monday, July 9, 23
  • Monday, August 6, 20
  • Monday, September 3, 17
  • Monday, October 1, 15
  • Per person (Double Occupancy): €1137 (€1049 July/August)
  • Per person (Single Occupancy): €2077 (€1175 July/August)

Current Exchange Rates

Ciao Tours will guarantee the exchange rate at the time of full payment or 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included

  • 6 nights in 4 Star charming hotels
  • Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Service charges and taxes (except city tax)
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking local guides

What's Not Included

Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - rome - assisi - siena - florence

Departure at 8.00 am from our meeting point or pickup at the hotel from 7.30 am to 7.45 am and departure to Assisi. Time at disposal to visit by your own the native town of Saint Francis surrounded by ancient walls and mystic atmosphere. Visit of the Saint Francis Basilica with its masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. At the end of the visit, board the bus to Siena, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race, then proceed to Florence and check in at your Hotel.

Meal Included: Dinner

Day 2 - florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit Piazza del Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of St. John, and the church of Santa Croce. Rest of the day at your leisure. You can choose yo enjoy optional sightseeing to Pisa or shopping. Dinner on your own, overnight at the hotel.

Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - florence - bologna - venice

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Venice by coach. Along the way you will stop for a short visit  in Bologna. The city centre is famous for the arcades, the two Asinelli towers, the Neptune square and Major square. This city is even very well known all over the world for pasta: Tortellini, Lasagna, Tagliatelle al ragù. Free time for lunch on your own. Continue to Venice: enjoy a panoramic guided walking tour of St. Mark’s square, the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - venice

Breakfast at the hotel.  Morning tour by boat a cross the lagoon to the island of Murano where you will enjoy a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner on your own, overnight at the hotel.

Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - venice - verona - sirmione (lake garda) - lake como – milan

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by motor coach to Verona. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet, continue to Sirmione. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, proceed to Como Lake for a panoramic tour by bus.  In the evening arrival in Milan.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - milan

Breakfast at the hotel.  Morning panoramic tour of the city: Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the Sforza Castle and the duomo the, one of the world’s largest, most important  Cathedrals.  Rest of the day at leisure to explore by your own this modern and fashion city, don’t miss to take a look to the top 5 shopping streets: Via Montenapoleone, Corso Venezia, Corso di Porta Ticinese, Corso Vittorio Emanuele ll, Corso Buenos Aires. Dinner on your own, overnight at the hotel.

Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - milan

After breakfast, free time. Conclusion of tour.

Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast