Private transfer from FCO APT to Hotel in Rome Overnight in Rome
DAY 2 ROME, VATICAN & MORE B
In the afternoon, meet your guide at the Vatican and visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will be your docent as you pass through the vast Vatican collection. This Vatican tour will focus on the must-see and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, Michelangelo’s Dome, Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square. After visiting the Sistine Chapel you’ll enter what many consider a wonder of the world and the most magnificent church on earth - St Peter's Basilica, before ending in outside in the superb square designed by Bernini Overnight in Rome.
We’re firm believers in allowing for free time to explore places on your own in order to get a true sense of the city. Take time to enjoy a coffee at a cafe or walk along the via Condotti enjoying the wonderful items on sale in the windows. Rome is filled with interesting neighborhoods such as Monti or Trastevere. The best way to see the city is to walk, where undoubtedly you’ll unearth wonderful finds, whether it’s the intoxicating aroma of a bakery or handmade leather goods. Discover that quaint piazza with children chasing each other or look up and see a grandmother hanging garments out the window to dry. If you want, we can organize a day outside of the city, visiting a vineyard and enjoying a lovely lunch in the countryside or take a ride out to see the Villa d’Este in Tivoli famous for its Renaissance gardens and the art filled palace. Overnight in Rome.
Reach on your own the near Railway Station and board a comfortable train to Florence. Upon your arrival, reach your hotel in the heart of the city. Late afternoon, meet your guide for a walking tour of Florence. Explore Florence and discover the 2000 years of tumultuous history that changed the world forever. This is a city filled with historic sculptures, frescoes and paintings. You’ll visit 3 churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele. By day’s end, you’ll understand why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world, home to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Lippi, Botticelli and Brunelleschi to name a few. You’ll walk through the medieval center of the city passing the Baptistery, the Bell Tower, the Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte Vecchio, along with Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces. Overnight in Florence
From Florence you can visit countless beautiful villages and site, just choose what you prefer: Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Volterra, Chianti. Whatever is your interest, food and wine, Art, Architecture, Nature, Museums, History.. you will find the perfect experience for you. Overnight in Florence
After breakfast, independent departure