Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento

Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento
Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento
Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento
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  • Cosmos

Visit some of Italy’s most iconic, romantic, and stunning locations on your escorted tour of Italy: from legendary Venice to Florence, Rome, and Sorrento. With fewer crowds and lower pricing, you’ll enjoy your time in Italy even more. What better way to start your Escape than with a delicious welcome dinner in Venice? Your Venetian experience also includes a private boat ride, a guided walking tour; a visit to St. Mark’s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, witness the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa—home of the famous leaning tower—before continuing on to Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Florence is an art-lovers dream, and your sightseeing highlights this and includes Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll also travel to Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis—named after the saint who sought the virtues of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and best known for his love of God’s creatures. Spend two nights in Rome. Your Local Guide takes you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. You’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—with the artists’ marble-sculpted masterpiece, The Pietà. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to see the Colosseum—ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to dinner in a local restaurant. Journey along the Highway of the Sun to Pompeii—the legendary city both destroyed and preserved by erupting Mt. Vesuvius. Get a sense of life during Rome’s ruling era with your expert Local Guide, then, continue to Sorrento for two nights. You’ll enjoy a full day of leisure in this charming bayside resort. Your Tour Director will share suggestions for spending free time in Sorrento. This is one holiday you’ll remember not for the crowds, but for the ease of discovering these beautiful cities and sites of Bella Italia and Sorrento!

Destinations
  • Italy
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Escapes by Globus
Day 1: Venice Island, Italy
Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Venice Island
After a private boat ride, follow your local guide on a walking tour and visit St. Mark's Square with its byzantine Basilica, lavish Doges' Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled glassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. You may wish to enjoy an optional gondola serenade.

Day 3: Venice Island - Pisa - Florence
A scenic drive across the Apennines brings you to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to try out Tuscan specialties.

Day 4: Florence - Assisi
This morning, follow your local guide to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Continue to peaceful Assisi.

Day 5: Assisi - Rome
This morning, a friar will accompany you on a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” an optional dinner is available at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.

Day 6: Rome
Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square, and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Drive to the area of the Imperial Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a local guide is available to further explore famous sites. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento
Take a scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating Pompeii, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your local guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue further south past Naples and arrive in Sorrento.

Day 8: Sorrento
Enjoy an entire day at leisure to explore the charming bayside resort of Sorrento. Your tour director will have suggestions on how to spend the day. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.

Day 9: Sorrento
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

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