Italy: Rome & Tuscany
° Vatican City
Day 1- Rome
-Visit the Basilica of San Pietro, the largest, rich and spectacular Italian church and Piazza San Pietro.
-The Vatican Museums, for an unforgettable experience to admire Stanze di Raffaello and the unmissable Sistine Chapel with the priceless frescoes by Michelangelo.
-Castel Sant'Angelo: the papal fortress built in the Middle Ages on the remains of the emperor Hadrian's mausoleum. Stop on the Terrazza dell'Angelo, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city
-Piazza Navona and Campo De’ Fiori
Dinner: vegan restaurants or vegan fast food restaurants
Day 2- Rome
Colosseum: the symbol of Rome par excellence and the most exciting of the monuments of the ancient city. Walk on the street of the imperial forums.
-Rione Monti stop at the raw vegan pastry “GREZZO raw chocolate” for an ice cream or dessert
Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano: Born in 1885 to commemorate the unity of Italy, today it is dedicated to the unknown soldier. View from the terrace.
Campidoglio: visit to the Campidoglio, the most famous and smallest Roman hill.
Day 3- Rome
- Piazza di Spagna
- Trinity of the Mountains
- Barcaccia fountain
- Fontana di Trevi, the largest and most famous of Roman fountains
- The Pantheon, the best preserved ancient monument of the capital.
- Evening walk in Trastevere
Day 4- Montepulciano-Pienza
Drive to Montepluciano, which is 189km, and will take under 3 hours.
Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside.
Pienza: The central Piazza Pio II is framed by 15th-century buildings like the Pienza Cathedral and Piccolomini Palace
Siena, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown.
Walk through the beautiful and characteristic medieval streets, between the beautiful buildings.
Day 6- Florence
Florence, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get above the rooftops to admire the orange tapestry of this magical city.
We will visite Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio
- Uffizi Gallery visit to one of the most important museums in the world. Works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and many other important names.
-Ponte Vecchio: one of the symbols of the city, a walk admiring the beautiful goldsmith shops and the view of the river
Day 8 -Pisa
Pisa is best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli.
We will see the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Monumental Camposanto.
Day 9 -San Rossore Park and Estate
This natural park is situated along the coast and not far from Pisa. A gorgeous natural area which can be visited on foot or by bike.
Visit animal sanctuary “FATTORIA DI PACE IPPOASI”
-Ippoasi is a shelter for animals of all kinds and is situated in the park. Inside they find home and salvation from certain death. Includes different animals: cows, donkeys, horses, pigs, wild boars, goats, roosters, hens, ducks, rabbits.
- Lungarno walk.