Day 1 VENICE
A local guide brings you to St.Mark’s Square,the Grand Canal,the Doge’s Palace,and the Bridge of Sighs.There’s time to wonder the narrow streets and enjoy a gondola ride.
Day 2 RAVENNA
En route to Florence,marvel at the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.
Day 3 FLORENCE ART RESTORATION CLASS
A local guide shows you the Duomo,the Baptistry doors,the Church of Santa Croce and the Ponte Vecchio.End your day with a visit to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David.Enjoy an optional art restoration class.
Day 4 ASSISI ROME
Through Tuscany to explore Assisi.Visit the beautiful basilica of St.Francis and study Giotto’s 28 stunning frescoes that depict the saint’s life.Continue to Rome to explore the Piazza Navona,the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain,still fed by water from a first century Roman aqueduct.
Day 5 ROME
Visit the Vatican with a local guide to see St.Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel.Recapture the past of the”Eternal City”at the Colosseum,the Arch of Constantine,Trajan’s Column and the Roman Forum.
Day 6 POMPEII EXCURSION
Explore a bustling Roman city frozen in time by the eruption of Mt.Vesuvius in 79 A.D.