9Oct/12

Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel – A must see!

Sure Maritime can pre – book tours to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.  Why not include it in an Italian Escape?  Phone us for bookings and prices out of PE!

Have a look at this link for a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel

http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

6 Nights

from R8 697 pps

Itinerary:

Day 1:Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence
Departing at 7:15am from the hotel Diana by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Make time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and have lunch (not included).

Day 2: Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the cradle of renaissance ,where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as a free commune and was further refined by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings.

Day 3: Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice
Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. There, you will wander through the city’s 38 kilometers worth of elegant arcades (or portico’s), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, we will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace; Podestà Palace; and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world.

Day 4: Venice
Hit the water after breakfast as you board a private water bus to enjoy an outstanding cruise through the lagoon of Venice before stopping at Murano. The ancient art of glass blowing is still carried on in the town.

Day 5: Venice, Montepulciano (Tuscany wine region ), Rome
Once you eat breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma to Tuscany, known for its romantic churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to valdi chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich with history and art. Known for its noble wine, which can be purchased in wine houses in town, Montepulciano is also the host of an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Spend the afternoon getting to know Montepulciano at your own pace, free wine tasting in many shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour will conclude.



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