Day 1 VENICE
Discover the beauty of this city with a local guide,the opulent gold mosaics of St.Mark’s Cathedral,the Doge’s Palace.with Gotic facades of white Italian stone and pink Verona marble,the palaces along the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs.
Day 2 MASK MAKING FLORENCE.
Opt to spend your morning learning the art of Venetian mask making.Journey across the Apennines to Tuscany.
Day 3 FLORENCE PISA.
Florence is home to some of the most astounding pieces of art in the world.Join a local guide for a sightseeing tour to experience”The Cradle of the Renaissance”up close;the beauty of The Duomo;the magnificence of Ghiberti’s bronze Baptistery doors,the Church of Santa Croce.In the Accademia see Michelangelo’s David.Enjoy an optional afternoon excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower.
Day 4 ROME.
Journey south to the Italian capital.This afternoon follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans as you explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine,the Roman Forum,the Pantheon,and Trajan’s Column.
Day 5 VATICAN.
Discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism in the Vatican City.A local guide explains the religious art in the Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica,the world’s largest Christian Church.
Day 6 POMPEII CAPRI EXTENSION.
Opt to extend your stay by travelling to Pompeii for a guided tour of this ancient Roman city left remarkably well preserved after being buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mt.Vesuvius in 79 AD.Cross the blue waters of the Bay of Naples to Capri. Return for an evening in the Sorrentine Peninsula and return home the following day.