Italian Highlights with Lake Maggiore
This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights in the most comfortable way. Three nights in Rome include a special welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome, and guided sightseeing featuring St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. A special visit has been included to see Michelangelo’s Moses. On the way to Florence visit the Piazza del Campo in Siena and picturesque San Gimignano. The three nights in Florence feature guided sightseeing with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David, Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb; also visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and splendid Verrazzano Castle, where you will taste the Chianti wines and enjoy lunch. Two nights in Venice include visits to St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace with the Bridge of Sighs, and an unforgettable Venetian lagoon cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano with lunch. Also stop in Verona and see Juliet’s Balcony and the Arena. End in Milan, where your walking tour features a visit to the museum of the famous La Scala Opera House. Also admire the glass-domed Galleria and the gothic Duomo, followed by a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to Stresa, Lake Maggiore; enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing with a boat ride and visit to the opulent Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
ROME [LF] Welcome dinner with wine at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, [LF] admire Michelangelo’s Moses in St. Peter in Chains; visit the Colosseum and Roman ForumSIENA Walking tour including Piazza del CampoSAN GIMIGNANO OrientationFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce BasilicaPISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerVERRAZZANO CASTLE [LF] Wine tasting and lunchVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of SighsMURANO & BURANO [LF] Lagoon cruise and island visits, including a glassblower demonstration in Murano and lunch in BuranoVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaMILAN Walking tour, visit the museum of La Scala opera house and the Galleria; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant LAKE MAGGIORE Guided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardensHeadsets throughout the tour
ROME Mediterraneo (F)FLORENCE Starhotels Michelangelo (SF)VENICE ISLAND Villa Mabapa (F) at Venice LidoMILAN Starhotels Ritz (F)LAKE MAGGIORE Grand Hotel Bristol (F) at Stresa. Rooms include lake view
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 2 lunches (L), one at Verrazzano Castle and one in Burano; 3 three-course dinners (D): a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat ride and lagoon cruise