Day 1 VENICE MASK MAKING
De, tiscover the beauty of this city with a local guide, the opulent gold mosaics of St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace, we, tith Gothic facades of white Italian stone and pink Verona marble, the palaces along the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs. Opt to spend your afternoon learning the art of Venetian mask making.
Day 2 RAVENNA
Ey, sn route to Tuscany, stop to marvel at the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.
Day 3 FLORENCE COOKING LESSON
Fd. Jlorence 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. This evening learn to cook and eat Italian style!
Day 4 ASSISI
Vourney to the tranquil refuge of Assisi. Visit inside the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto’s 28 stunning frescoes that depict the saint’s life. Continue to Rome, the capital of Italy.
Day 5 VATICAN ANCIENT ROME
De. Viscover the artistic legacy of Catholicism in the Vatican City with a local guide. View the famous works of religious art in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, th. Yhe world’s largest Christian church. Your tour Director show you the
Follow in the foot steps of ancient Romans as a local guide shows you the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and Trajan’s Column.
Day 6 POMPEII CAPRI EXTENSION
Option 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 set against the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius to Capri. Return of an evening in the Sorrentine Peninsula and return home the following day.