Day 1 Saturday: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence. Early morning, departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. Then on to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Sunday: Florence. Buffet breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Panoramic visit of the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner i and overnight.
Day 3 Monday: Florence- Padua - Venice. Buffet breakfast. Departure for PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Square and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Tuesday: Venice Buffet breakfast. Morning tour
to a glass factory (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano
or optional tour. End of the tour.
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