10 Day Vesuvius 2013
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
DAY 1 (Thursday) Depart USA
DAY 2 (Friday) Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
There will be time to relax this afternoon before we enjoy dinner at our hotel with some fine local wines.(D)
DAY 3 (Saturday) Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out
Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
Tonight we’ll recount our explorations with good food, good wine and great friends at a fine local restaurant. (BB, D)
DAY 4 (Sunday) Rome City Sightseeing, Afternoon of Leisure
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. (BB)
Next, we travel back to 97 A.D. to the town of Pompeii. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius, you’ll see the tragic fossils of the people attempting to escape with their children and dogs. And the streets, homes and stores that are intact.
Tonight, we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner in our hotel overlooking the bay of Naples. (BB, D)
DAY 6 (Tuesday) Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento, Dinner Out
Later this afternoon, we sail back in time for dinner at a great Neopolitan restaurant with fine wines of the Campania region.(BB,D)
DAY 7 (Wednesday) Sorrento, Florence, Dinner in Hotel
Tonight, we’ll relax with our friends for dinner and wine at our hotel. (BB, D)
DAY 8 (Thursday) Florence, Excursion to Venice, Special Venetian Lunch, Florence
There is no normal life in Venice. Here, everything and everyone floats. One floats luxuriously with such a sense of freedom, never tormented by traffic or even the sound of a horn.
Your guide will show you all the sights – St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square, we’ll enjoy a special lunch in a town renowned for its seafood specialties.
This evening we return to Florence for dinner on our own. (BB, L)
DAY 9 (Friday) Florence, City Sightseeing Including ‘The David’, Dinner Out Tonight
Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Duomo built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors.
We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, home of Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place.
“Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man - full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and chisel!
Our last night together will be at a popular Florentine restaurant with great Tuscan wines. No tears! You’ll exchange email addresses with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet again on another Perillo Tour to Hawaii! (BB, D)
DAY 10 (Saturday) Florence, Flight Home
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If you’re looking for a compact and affordable Italy Vacation - Our Vesuvius Tour is perfect! The itinerary is meticulously crafted by Steve Perillo and his team to run like a ‘Swiss Watch’ and be lots of fun too!
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Rome: Hotel Victoria
Sorrento: Parco dei Principi
Florence: Hotel Minerva
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