On this Splendors of Italy tour, you’ll spend six nights in Milan with leisure time to explore the city and excursions to Venice, Turin, and Florence. In each of these cities, you’ll have a guided tour where you will see the must-see attractions. In Milan, your sightseeing includes a visit to the magnificent Sforzesco Castle, dating back to the 14th century. Among the many sights in Venice, visit Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. Leisure time in the city gives you the opportunity to take an optional gondola ride or perhaps to sit in St. Mark’s Square for prime people watching. In Turin, the birthplace of the Fiat car, you’ll walk through the historic center and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud as well as the 18th-century Basilica of Superga, home to the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. Among the many attractions you’ll see in Florence, see Michelangelo’s David and enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center. It’s not enough to just visit these cities and their sights. You want to hear their histories, their secrets, and their stories. Throughout this Italy tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director and Local Guides from the areas—people who can bring these destinations to life with in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the cities. They may even teach you a little Italian if you ask! At the conclusion of your tour, travel via high-speed train to Rome, where you’ll have guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions and leisure time to explore the city. All services in Rome, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. What more could you ask for in a vacation to Italy?
MILANSpecial welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the GalleriaMILAN-VENICE-MILANBy high-speed train (first class)VENICE[LF] Private water-taxi through the Grand Canal; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs: glassblower’s demonstrationTURINOrientation drive, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud; [LF] enjoy lunch at Eataly; visit the Basilica of SupergaMILAN-FLORENCE-MILANBy high-speed train (first class)FLORENCEBy high-speed train (first class), Guided walking tour, visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s David; admire the Duomo, the Baptistry and Giotto’s Bell Tower, visit Signoria Square; [LF] enjoy lunch at Finisterrae restaurantMILAN-ROMEBy High-speed trainROMEGuided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and BasilicaHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches in Turin and Florence; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan
High-speed first-class train, motorcoach; mini-buses may be used