From Byzantine to Pre-Renaissance

Discover a big piece of italian art. Discover Padua's treasure, visit the place where Dante Alighieri died, see the most famuos fresco of Piero della Francesca and marvel at Uffizi Gallery.

Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Discover Padua’s Treasures.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Bologna.
  • Visit Tomba di Dante in Ravenna.
  • Visit the Birthplace of Raffaello.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Programs

DAY 01 VENICE / PADOVA/ BOLOGNA/ RAVENNA

Departure from Venice for Padova, 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. Departure for Bologna. Bologna’s food is reputed the best in Italy, hence the nickname “the Fat”, while the University, one of Europe’s oldest, has earned the city another paludit “The learned”.

DAY 02 BOLOGNA /RAVENNA

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. Departure for Ravenna. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 RAVENNA

After breakfast, 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. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 04 RAVENNA/ SAN MARINO/ URBINO

After breakfast departure for San Marino a indipendet Republic, impressive hilltop town, with a great view that makes the journey worthy. After lunch departure for 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. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 05 URBINO

After breakfast morning city tour including Palazzo Ducale an almost perfect Renaissance Palace by Laurana, National Gallery containing 3 of the gretest Raphael’s masterpieces. Visit Casa natale di Raffaello. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 06 URBINO / AREZZO / FLORENCE

After breakfast 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. Departure for Florence. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 07 FLORENCE

After breakfast, guided visit to Uffizi Gallery. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 08 FLORENCE

Breakfast. Full day at leisure

DAY 09 DEPARTURE

Flight back to your country.

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