Italian Vista with Lake Maggiore
On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the country’s most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; Signoria Square and the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Francis’ Basilica, where the saint is buried, in Assisi; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria, filled with designer shops and famous cafés, in Milan.From Padua, you’ll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as famous St. Mark’s Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you’ll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Here, Globus has arranged a special treat for you: a boat ride to Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como.” Globus has also arranged for you to taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour! From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sights and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. Then, at the end of your tour, transfer to Stresa, Lake Maggiore for three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to Isola Bella to visit its opulent palace and stunning gardens. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s a perfect way to end your spectacular Italy vacation!
ROME A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman ForumORVIETO [LF] taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci ASSISI Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis BasilicaFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquareVENICEPrivate boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationPADUA OrientationVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaMILAN Walking tour; [LF] excursion to Lake Como including a boat ride to Bellagio; [LF] farewell risotto dinner with wine at a local restaurantLAKE MAGGIOREGuided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardensHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan
Motorcoach; boat ride in Venice and on Lake Como. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.