Discover a big piece of italian art: Padua's treasure, visit the place where Dante Alighieri died, see the most famous fresco of Piero della Francesca and marvel at Uffizi Gallery.
Departure from Venice to Padua, whose most important sight is Cappella degli Scrovegni (1303), other Padua’s treasures are the Basilica di Sant’Antonio, the Donatello’s statue of the mercenary leader Gattamelata, Piazza dei Signori and Palazzo della Ragione. Transfer to Bologna, famous for food, reputed the best in Italy, and the University, one of Europe’s oldest.
After breakfast you will enjoy a city tour including Piazza Nettuno, Church of San Petronio, Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio, Torre Garisenda and Torre degli Asinelli, the twin leaning towers. Transfer to Ravenna, dinner and overnight.
Full day city tour including Basilica di San Vitale , Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Piazza del Popolo lined with fine old buildings, Battistero Neoniano, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. Visit Tomba di Dante burial place of Dante Alighieri, the florentine poet who died in the city in 1321.
Departure for San Marino, an indipendent Republic, impressive hilltop town, with a great view that makes the journey worthy. After lunch transfer to Urbino. The city was once one of Europe’s great Renaissance court. Today Urbino is one of Italy’s best kept secrets, in truth superior of many more famous towns.
Morning city tour including Palazzo Ducale an almost perfect Renaissance Palace by Laurana, National Gallery containing 3 of the greatest Raphael’s masterpieces. Visit Casa Natale di Raffaello.
Departure for Arezzo. Stop over at Monterchi to see one of the most famous and unique fresco by Piero della Francesca, La Madonna del Parto. Afternoon city tour including Piazza Grande oddly sloping square, Santa Maria a magical 12th cent Church. Transfer to Florence, dinner and overnight.
In the morning enjoy a guided visit to Uffizi Gallery. Afternoon at your leisure we will suggest you a fantastic restaurant where you can taste the famous and original “Fiorentina”.
Full day at leisure.
Flight back to your country.