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  Rome to Venice
  Rome - Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino
                Airport - FCO
  Venice - Venice Marco Polo Airport - 
June 19 - Villa D'Este
  June 20 - St. Francis Basilica 4-5 pm


15 June (Fri) – Board your flight from home to fly to Rome, Italy


16 June (Sat) – Arrive in Rome, most likely in the morning. Transfer to hotel. Rest, walk around the neighborhood, have dinner and a good night’s sleep. This is your PRE-NIGHT and an extra cost.


 17 June (Sun) – Rome, Italy
Morning rehearsal. Non-singers will likely arrive today.  Later join your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 2 – 18 June (Mon) - RomeSustinechapel
Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. Your evening is at leisure.  (Breakfast)  Likely performance opportunity.

the-beauty-of-villa-dtivoliDay 3 – 19 June (Tue) – Rome at leisure. Excursion to Tivoli
Enjoy free time to explore the city at leisure. Your Tour Director will have plenty of optional excursions to make the most of your time. In the late afternoon join your Tour director for a drive to the enchanting VILLA D'ESTE in Tivoli, undeniably one of the masterpieces of the Italian water gardens. Afterwards enjoy dinner with wine accompanied by music in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

st-francis-basilica--assisi-italy-jon-berghoffDay 4 – 20 June (Wed) – Rome – Orvieto - Assisi
Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Access, denied to many a would-be conqueror through the ages, is easy for you. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi for your overnight stay. Your guided walking tour includes visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. (Breakfast)  
Day 5 – 21 June (Thu) – Assisi – Florence PiazzadellaSignoria florenc
Depart for Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”  Enjoy some time for lunch and then follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Marvel at the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. (Breakfast)  
Day 6 – 22 June (Fri) – Florence at leisure
Leisure time today to enjoy the best of this Renaissance city. An optional excursion is available to the Uffizi Gallery.  Tonight drive out to the rolling Chianti Hills and enjoy a traditional TUSCAN MEAL in a picturesque country setting. Enjoy a wonderful dinner with regional dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients - Realize your dreams and live the Tuscan life for an evening! (Breakfast, Dinner)

ApennineDay 7 – 23 June (Sat) – Florence – Verona - Padua
Depart for Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Continue to the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay. (Breakfast)    Performance in concert with Honolulu Quartet.

BridgeofsighsDay 8 – 24 June (Sun) – Padua - Venice
A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later in the afternoon glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido on your LAGOON CRUISE to picturesque 
 renowned for its lace making and colorful houses. Enjoy time to time to shop and stroll. Then enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks included.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 – 25 June (Mon) – Departure from Venice 
A group transfer is provided to the Venice airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)


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