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Tour code:STES 02D
Dep: Mon / Wed / Fri
Airline: EK / SQ /LH
(10D) 7 Breakfast / 7 Dinner
(12D) 9 Breakfast / 9 Dinner
NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT FOR CHINESE VERSION
Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport for your flight to Milan – The Fashion City
Welcome to Milan, Capital of Italy’s finance and fashion industries. This surprisingly scruffy city offers the best in Italian theatre and clothes. Its origins are believed to be Celtic but it was conquered by Romans in 222BC and became a major trading and transport centre. From the 13th Century, the city flourished under the rules of two powerful families – the Visconti followed by the Storza. Upon arrival, we shall start our half day sightseeing in Milan which brings us to the Gothic Cathedral and the famous La Scala Opera House. Not to be missed is the Milan Duomo Square, which is the core of Milan. After lunch, you may want to shop at the famous 19th century Gallery Victor Emmanuel 2nd, a large glass-roofed building often called the living room of Milan, enhanced by the elegance of some of Milan’s finest stores.
Transfer to the Medieval resort town of Sirmione for a spectacular view of the Scaliger Castle by the lake before we make our way to the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Here, we make a stop to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony before we continue to Venice for our overnight stay.
After breakfast, we shall start to savour the sights and sounds of this serene city on an included canal cruise by motor launch to St Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the pink and white marbled Doges Palace and the world renowned Bridge of Sighs. Lastly, we make a stop at one of the finest glass blowing factories where richly decorated Ventian glass is made to world class standard. Today, you may want to consider joining an optional gondola serenade along the canals with colourful houses or visit the mesmerizing Island of Burano. Thereafter, transfer to Emilia-Romagna region, famous for it vinegar, for its balsamic vinegar, opera heritage and sports cars. Retire for the day upon arrival.
This morning, proceed on the highlight of our trip – Cinque Terre. Start the visit from Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the five villages and enjoy a gentle stroll along the fifth village of Cinque terre, Riomaggiore, a scenic coastal path to with romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy the local culture
(Breakfast/4 Course Italian Dinner + Wine)
After breakfast, we shall depart La Spezia as we drive towards Florence via Pisa. Upon arrival, we shall start our orientation tour in Pisa with a visit to the incredible Piazza del Duomo – a must for every tourist. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Pisa Cathedral, Pisa baptistery and the world famous Leaning of Pisa. Thereafter, continue to Florence. Arrive in Florence – a great city where Renaissance Art and Culture flourished for centuries. Enjoy a Florence walking tour with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for a superb view of Florence. Next, is the lofty Santa Maria Cathedral, then continue on to see the Doors of Paradise at the Baptistry of Giovanni, a matchless work of bronze which took 27 years to complete!
After breakfast, we drive towards Siena – most beautiful Medieval Village. A walking tour of the Historic Center – declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. View the exterior fascade of the Duomo Cathedral and a photostop of the Piazza del Campo (scene of the famous Palio Horse Race) and the Palazzo del Comune before we retire for the day.
After breakfast, we shall leave Siena for the Capital city of Italy and the Eternal city – Rome. Upon arrivla, we shall start our guided tour in Rome with a visit to the St Peter’s Basilica. From here, we cross the Tiber into ancient Rome as you travel along the Roman Forum where you see the mighty Colosseum (Entrance icluded) which was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The Colosseum was where ancient gladiators fought to entertain. Finally, our sightseeing ends with a visit to the Palatine Hill to see the Circus Maximus, the stadium that in Roman times was used for ‘Ben Hur’ style chariot racing.
Free at leisure till we transfer to the Airport. You may want to spend some of your time for last minute shopping in Rome.
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This morning, we depart Rome as we continue on our journey to Naples via Pompeii. The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You might consider joining an Optional guided tour of the Pompeii Archaeological site at your own expenses. Thereafter, we shall continue to Sorrento for for our overnight stay.
This morning, we depart Napoli as we continue on our journey to Capri to embark on an excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri where we will enjoy a walking tour of Capri Town and Gardens, leaving us some time on our own to explore this lovely island. Thereafter, we transfer back to Rome for our overnight stay.
Free at leisure till we transfer back to the Airport.
Arrive home in Singapore with a sweet and memorable holiday with us at Super Travels.