Italy Hub and Spoke Trip
ITALY HUB & SPOKE
14 Days $1899 // October 25, 2021; April 19, October 11, 2022
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Deluxe (4 Star Hotels), Most Meals, Escorted, Rome, Vatican, Tuscany, Venice, Assisi, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terre, Medieval Villages, Farm Lunches, Amazing ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ Experiences
Day 1: Travel to Rome. Our travel specialists can assist with airline bookings.
Day 2 & 3:
Spend 2 nights in Rome at the Papillo hotel. During this stay, enjoy sightseeing including special Vatican experiences and special "Meet the Locals" events.
From ancient ruins to the center of Christianity, Rome is sure to appeal to everyone!
Travel to Assisi. This amazingly preserved medieval town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the end of the day, arrive in Montecatini where you will stay at the Hotel Biondi for the next 9 days, taking day trips to other points of interest in Tuscany.
Tour the resort town of Montecatini. With it's thermal waters, Montecatini is "The City of 100 Spas". Relax at the Terme di Montecatini, enjoy mud baths, hot water soaks, or the local shopping. This town will be your home for the next week.
Travel North of Montecatini to Venice for the day. From the Grand Canal to St. Mark's Square, this is often considered one of the most romantic cities in the world.
This day is dedicated for Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. From Michelangelo's statue of David, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo Cathedral, you will love exploring the second largest city in Italy.
For you fashionistas, you'll be able to see the homes of Gucci, Ferragamo, Massimo, and more.
On this day we explore the beautiful cliffside villages of Cinque Terre. Pastel homes stacked over sapphire blue waters on the cliffs along verdant mountains, this is one of the most beautiful places is Italy.
See the world famous leaning tower as you visit Pisa, and also explore the City of 100 Churches with a tour of Lucca. Enjoy special experiences where you will meet Italian locals in these medieval centers of worship.
Tuscany is known for it's olive oil, grains, and of course grapes and wine. On this day, you will get to explore a beautiful Tuscan farm and see first-hand where and how these products are grown and made. You will also enjoy a fresh lunch on the farm for a true Tuscan experience.
Tour Chianti and experience the most famous wine growing region of Italy. You'll sample some of the world's most popular wines such as Classico, Chianti Rufina, Chianti Colli Fiorentini and many others to taste and savor.
Siena and San Gimignano await with their beautiful medieval towers that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys.
Tuscany is filled with medieval forts and villages. On this day, you will explore such historic towns as Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano. These beautiful hilltop towns bring you a taste of life in the 12th and 13th century.
On your final full day in Italy, you will celebrate Frances Mayes' novel "Under the Tuscan Sun" with a trip to Cortona. As you explore one of Italy's oldest towns, you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Tuscan landscape.
At the end of the day, you will return to Rome for your final night where you will celebrate your adventure with special farewell activities. Transfers to the Rome airport are included on the morning of the 15th day.