Rome – Vatican – Florence for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

Rome – Vatican – Florence for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

4 days, 22 – 25 June, from 579 €/person + taxes.

A trip for the holidays in the capital of Italy. Rome is the fourth largest city in the European Union, along the river Tiber. The Vatican, an independent country, the only example of a country within a city! Florence, the old capital of the Kingdom of Italy, is considered the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Schedule:

Day 1: Flight to Rome – City tour
Meeting at Macedonia airport for our flight to the eternal city. Arrival in the capital of the country and meeting with our leader. Our day will start with a panoramic tour of the iconic city that has never ceased to fascinate every visitor. We will see Villa Borghese, the Aurelian Wall, Barberini Square, Trajan’s Column, the famous Colosseum, the largest surviving ancient Roman building in the world, the Capitoline Hill, where ancient Rome was founded, the ancient marketplace, the Arch of Constantine the Great, the imposing Piazza Venezia with the monument to Victor Emmanuel, the Palatine Hill, a site dotted with ancient temples, statues and ruins – indeed the upper classes of the city and several emperors were based here – and the Tiber River with the island of Tiberina. Check-in at the hotel in one of Rome’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. For the evening, we suggest an evening stroll through the illuminated sights of Rome, to see it as it deserves with illuminations and colours that will be unforgettable. We will cross Via Veneto with its famous cafes and hotels, symbol of Italy’s dolce vita, the fountain of Triton, climb one of the 7 mythical hills, the Cyrenaunus, where the presidential palace dominates and then head to Piazza Venezia, the centre of Rome with the uniquely illuminated monument to the unification of Italy. We will pass by the largest Roman amphitheatre, the illuminated Colosseum and finally we will stop in the Trastevere area, one of the most picturesque and cosmopolitan neighborhoods of Rome for a drink by the banks of the Tiber River. Don’t miss to try the traditional Italian sweet bread Panettone.

Day 2: Rome – Vatican Museums – Saint Peter’s – Sistine Chapel 
After a good breakfast our day will start by going to one of the top museums & the smallest state in the world, the Vatican, where we will tour the Vatican Museums. You will admire vast collections of priceless art & sculpture, culminating in the famous Sistine Chapel. This is the chapel of the Apostolic Palace, where the decoration is a reference to the Old Testament Temple and is a huge exhibit of masterpieces, as its frescoes, architecture, frescoes, ceilings are all done by the greatest “masters” of the Renaissance. This is followed by a tour of the largest square in the world, that of St. Peter’s Square & a visit to the imposing temple of the same name, the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where inside there are hundreds of statues, culminating in the Pieta of Michelangelo. Late afternoon return to the hotel. For the evening we suggest you try handmade pasta in one of the many traditional trattorias in the centre.

Day 3: Rome – Day tour in Florence (optional)
Starting with a good breakfast, we suggest a day trip to the beautiful Florence, the city synonymous with Renaissance art. We will walk through the historic city which is rightly under the protection of UNESCO; we will see the majestic DUOMO with its famous Giotto bell tower, the Romanesque Baptistery with its bronze doors and mosaics – the Church of the Holy Cross Santa Croce, the most impressive church in Florence and the burial place of 270 illustrious Florentines, among them Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. Ιn Piazza de la Signoria we will see the Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the local government for seven hundred years, which today houses remarkable works of sculpture. Then we will admire the Ponte Vecchio bridge, with its houses and shops that seem to float above the over the river, one of the most characteristic images of Florence, and we will arrive at Piazza San Giovanni, where the third largest cathedral in Europe, Santa Maria del Fiore with its famous Brunelleschi dome, a trademark of the city is located. Return to our hotel in the late afternoon. For the evening, don’t miss the opportunity to have an aperol, tasting tiramisu in Navona Square.

Day 4: Rome – Return flight
Early in the morning we board the bus for the transfer to the airport for the return flight. Arrival in our city with the best impressions.

What is included:

  • 1 personal item (40x20x25cm) + 1 hand luggage 10kg (55x40x20cm) per person (secured prechambering).
  • Tours according to the programme.
  • Daily breakfast.

Not included:

  • Total taxes 165€ per person.
  • Entrance fees to museums & theatres and anything optional or suggested.
  • The municipal residence taxes.

PRICE PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM: from 579 €.
Taxes + 165 €.

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