Treasures of Italy

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  • Duration
    14
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  • Difficulty
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Highlights

Connect with an ancient civilization in historic Roman cities, feel inspired by the Tuscan landscapes, ponder ash-covered Pompeii under the shadow of Mt Vesuvius, learn how limoncello is made before sneaking a taste, taste the difference at a local agriturismo in Amalfi

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Artists have always travelled to Italy to lift their spirits, and this 2-week adventure offers you the same opportunity. Connect with the ancients at the ruins of Pompeii and in Rome and marvel at the Renaissance in Venice and Florence. You’ll explore villages, boat off the coast of Cinque Terre, and walk with the gods in Amalfi. We’ve taken care of the planning so you’ll have plenty of time for solo exploring and optional activities. Connect with the culture—past and present—and discover what visitors have always known: the heart beats faster in Italy.

Itinerary

Day 1 Venice
Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Additional Notes: Please make every effort to arrive on time for this important welcome meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your Chief Experience Officer will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Venice (1B)
Take an orientation walk through the local markets and neighbourhoods of Venice. Opt to visit museums, churches, and the Doge's Palace, or take a gondola ride. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 3 Venice/Cinque Terre (1B)
Take advantage of the chance to enjoy some truly amazing food. Eat a succulent starter of local anchovies marinated in lemon and locally produced olive oil, follow it with Trofie al Pesto (this is where it comes from!) and top the lot with the famous dessert - wine schiattetra. Heaven. Included Activities: Cinque Terre Boat Trip Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Cinque Terre/Florence (1B)
On one of the evenings in Florence, we will walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo in the evening to take in the famous view over the River Arno and the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Aperitivo Experience Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
Days 5-6 Florence
Enjoy a free day with a multitude of options including a day trip to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca, a visit to the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the Medici Chapels, or take an excursion to Pisa. Additional Notes: Please note that it is very advisable to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited. You can book online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm. If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventure trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi and Accademia, for any time after 2pm on Day 4 or at any time on Days 5 and 6 of your trip. For additional museum resources you might want to refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence.
Day 7 Florence/Naples (1B)
Look at the Veiled Christ, stroll through the chilled tunnels of underground Naples or just sit in a plaza with a cocktail and soak up this wonderful animated city so different from anywhere else in Italy, where superstition blends with religion and pizza reigns supreme! Transport: Train
Day 8 Naples/Sorrento (1B)
After our tour, you have the option of visiting the nearby ruins of Herculaneum. Included Activities: Pompeii Guided Tour Limoncello Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Sorrento (1B)
Enjoy the day at leisure from our boutique hotel, just steps from the central Piazza.
Day 10 Sorrento/Amalfi (1B, 1L)
Travel to the stunning Amalfi coast with lunch at a local agriturismo that specializes in home grown, delicious produce. Continue to the hotel, which offers spectacular views of the coastline. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Amalfi (1B)
Probably the most famous walk in the Amalfi region, this trail climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. We hike the ancient trails, once the only road connecting these two villages. The path can be rough underfoot and a little exposed, but well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and "the Gods". Included Activities: Walk of the Gods Hike Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (0.50 hour(s))
Day 12 Amalfi/Rome (1B)
Unquestionably, Rome exudes history: from its Catacombs that entombed early Christians, to the Colosseum where gladiators battled to the death and on up to the Palatine Hill, the traditional site of Rome’s founding. It is also home to the Vatican City, the home of the Pope, and St Peter's Basilica. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums such as the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and Villa Borghese in Rome, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets can be reserved online at various websites like www.tickititaly.com. Please make your reservations for Day 13 of your tour, when you will have a free day. There may be the possibility of arranging tickets on arrival on Day 1, with the help of your CEO, but availability cannot be guaranteed at such short notice. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Rome (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Rome. Opt to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican, or just wander the streets and palazzos, taking time for a café or gelato. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums such as the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and Villa Borghese in Rome, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance to avoid waiting in life. Tickets can be reserved online at various websites like www.tickititaly.com. Please make your reservations for Day 13 of your tour, when you will have a free day. There may be the possibility of arranging tickets on arrival on Day 1, with the help of your CEO, but availability cannot be guaranteed at such short notice.
Day 14 Rome (1B)
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day