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Florence and the Veneto Region of Italy Tour

Discover Florence and explore the Veneto region of Northern Italy.  Meet da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and other Masters of the Renaissance in Florence.  Enjoy a day trip to Tuscany to enjoy classic wines and food followed by strolling the charming streets of San Gimignano. Then, leave the crowds for the culturally vibrant city of Padua for an authentic Italian experience that few travelers encounter. Walk the same paths as Giotto, Galileo, and Palladio in Padua and Vicenza. In Verona, feel the romance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Wander through canals and walk over bridges while absorbing the art and architecture of The Serenissima, the elegant city of Venice.  Enjoy the history, food, art, architecture, wine, natural beauty, and life in the piazzas that are crucial to La Vita Italiana as you visit the real Italy.

What's Included?
  • 5 nights lodging in Florence. 5 nights lodging in Padua.  Breakfast daily.
  • Day trips to Verona, Vicenza, and Venice with transportation and all admission on itinerary included.
  • Train transportation between cities on itinerary.  
  • Day trip to Tuscany with luxury wine-tasting at Tenuta Torciano.  Visit to San Gimignano.  Transportation, tasting, light lunch included.
  • 3-Day VIP admission to all attractions in Florence on the Firenze Card.  Padova Card (provides VIP admission to attractions) for entire stay in Padua.  All other admissions to attractions on itinerary.
  • Professionally guided private tours.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 8-14 friendly travelers.  We move about quickly and efficiently but at our own pace.
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • 5 Nights in Florence at the centrally located Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel
  • 5 Nights at the centrally located Hotel Majestic Toscanelli in Padua.
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Florence.  Airfare is not included.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Departure airport options include Venice, Bologna, Florence, or Milan.  The Professor will assist in planning traveler airfare. 

Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Tour starts in Florence on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Ends in Padua on October 30, 2021.
  • Price: $3,299 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $899 more.