Our Favorite Italy Tour
Italy Tour, Oct 22-Nov 4, 2019
may be subject to change
14 days total: 3 nights Venice, 3 nights Florence, 3 nights Salerno, 3 nights Rome
Tue Oct 22 – Leave Corning 10am Wegmans, Elmira 10:30am Holiday Inn, Waverly 11:30am, then 1pm Wegmans JC, on a comfortable bus to Newark airport. We will have a packed lunch on the way, with one rest stop on the way. Check in approx 3pm, United Flight 5:45pm, overnight nonstop to Rome, dinner on flight..
Wed Oct 23 Land in Rome FCO airport approx. 7:30am, collect bags, take 9am train to Venice arrives approx. 1:30pm. Enjoy the clean, comfortable and rapid trains of Italy, light lunch on board. A few minutes shuttle brings us to our B&B “agriturismo,” Check in and rest a bit. Dinner 7pm nearby.
Agriturismo Ca Tessera, Venice, Italy 011 39 041 541 5522 (3 nights)
Thu Oct 24 8am breakfast, shuttle 9am to Venice. Water & walking tour of Venice (San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal) lunch on your own in Venice, dinner in 6pm. Back to B&B after.
Fri Oct 25 8am breakfast, today we take a round trip train to Verona, of Romeo & Juliet fame. Tour of the Duomo, San Zeno Basilica, Verona’s Roman Arena, and of course Juliet’s house.6pm train back home to dine.
Sat Oct 26 8am breakfast, train trip 9:30am to Florence (Firenze.) Arrive approx. 11:30am. Leave bags at hotel, and take Hop On Hop Off tour of Florence by coach. See Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, The Duomo, Michelangelo’s David. Dinner at hotel. Hotel Caravaggio, Firenze Italy 011 39 055 496310 (3 nights)
Sun Oct 27 8am breakfast, coach trip 9am from Firenze to San Gimignano lunch & wine tasting 12pm. On to Siena by 3pm. Walking tour with Costanza and dinner in Siena, return to Florence approx. 9pm.
Mon Oct 28 A day to relax in Florence, walkabout or taxi around to see what you missed before. Around dinner time, let’s have a wine tasting, cooking class, and eat what we have made!
Tue Oct 29 9am breakfast, train trip 10:15am to Salerno, near Amalfi Coast. Lunch on train, arrive approx 1:45pm. Shuttle to hotel, take time to relax. Around 3pm, let’s take a brief tour of Salerno and have dinner.
Agriturismo l’Uliveto, Salerno, 011 39 081 928400 (3 nights)
Wed Oct 30 8am breakfast, shuttle 9am to tour the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Plenty of photo stops, lunch break, beautiful country villages, dinner, and back to our hotel.
Thu Oct 31 8am breakfast, shuttle 9am to tour Pompeii and Vesuvio. Or, take this day to rest, read, walk the beach. Or, take this day to ramble into the countryside of southern Italy to see family towns.
Fri Nov 1 9am breakfast, train trip 10am to Rome, arrive approx. 11:30am. It’s a short walk to hotel, leave bags and take Rome’s Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Dinner at hotel rooftop restaurant
Mecenate Palace Hotel, Rome, 011 39 06 4470 2024 (3 nights)
Sat Nov 2 A day on your own to relax in Rome; sleep in, read, hang out on the roof. OR use your HOHO ticket to gadabout the city to see what you like. OR walk with us, eventually meet for dinner in the city.
Sun Nov 3 Early rise today, to make Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, maybe see the Pope! Also, tour the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. See the incredible architecture, and artwork of Michelangelo & Raphael.
Mon Nov 4 6am breakfast, shuttle 6:30am to the airport for our 9am nonstop flight back to Newark. Lunch & dinner served on flight. Land approx noon to meet our coach and head home. Buona Notte!