Italy Singles Vacation
40's - 50's and 60's Singles Vacations
Rome - Florence - Venice
October 11 - October 19, 2014
Italy's treasures come packaged in a country of majestic mountains, placid lakes, idyllic islands, splendid cities and wonderful walled villages. An ideal climate plus warm and gracious people make Italy a perfect destination to visit. On this tour, visit Italy’s most magical cities: Venice, Florence and Rome. Built on over 100 islets, linked by 400 bridges, Venice is the only city in the world built entirely on water. Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its palaces, churches and museums overflow with masterful paintings and sculptures. The Eternal City of Rome, sprawling among its seven hills, is fascinating for both its ancient and its modern wonders.
Rome - Florence - Venice Italy Singles Trip Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - Rome, Italy
Arrive Rome in the morning (remember you are flying home from Venice VCE) and take the provided shuttle to the group's hotel. Time to relax or start your explorations before our singles vacation begins.
Tonight meet your travel hostess for a meet and greet and an optional dinner.
Vacation Day 2 - Rome
Put on your walking shoes for a full day exploring Rome using the hop-on hop-off bus. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, the most famous and arguably the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome. Visit the most important wonders and sites of Ancient Rome including the Colosseum, probably the most impressive building of the Roman empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era. The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.
Tonight enjoy our Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Vacation Day 3 - Rome
Explore the Vatican with a local guide. Stroll the Vatican Museums, which houses over 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world with our knowledgeable guide. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Experience Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as we explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael’s Rooms.
St Peter's Basilica - is the center of Christianity. The opulence of the building's interior bears testimony to the wealth of the catholic church in the 16th century.
Vacation Day 4 - Rome to Florence
Enjoy the Italian countryside as we travel from Rome to Florence by train. Arrive in Florence in time for a quick bite before our afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide begins. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and watch as the rich tapestry of Florentine history and culture unfold. Visit the most important sites between the two most famous hills of Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole - highlighting the ancient heart of the city on the banks of the River Arno.
A distinctive feature of Florence's skyline is the dome of the cathedral (Duomo), ThePiazzle Michelangelo overlooks one of the most famous and magnificent views of Florence. The Basilica di San Miniato al Monte stands atop one of the highest points in Florence, and has been described as the finest Romanesque structure in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful churches in Italy.
Vacation Day 5 - Florence - Siena - Pisa - San Gimignano
Let's leave Florence and explore the Italian countryside on this full day tour: We visit San Gimignano, a small walled medieval hill town in Tuscany, famous for its many towers. Walk the cobblestone streets and visit the merchant shops.
Our walking guided tour of Siena will showcase the historic architecture and rich treasures of the city. It is one of the most popular tourist centers in Italy and is noted for its wine and for its marble. People watch, have a snack or sip a glass of wine at Piazza Del Campo.
Photo opportunity of the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. Standing in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. The four masterpieces of medieval architecture are the cathedral, the baptistry, the campanile (the 'Leaning Tower') and the cemetery.
Vacation Day 6 - Florence
Day at leisure to explore Florence on your own or with the new single friends you have made. Visit many of the museums and see Michaelangelo's David. Stroll the streets and shop the stores or markets.
Vacation Day 7 - Florence to Venice
Another chance to admire the beautiful Italian scenery as we travel by train from Florence to Venice this morning. Upon arrival we will transfer by boat to our hotel.
This afternoon we will boat through Venice's Grand Canal and minor canals and be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city's canals. Our guide will enlighten us about Venetian architecture as well as the trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations for the mercantile empire to flourish. Then, we continue through Venice’s minor canals to tour parts of the city that are seldom visited. Take in the charming ambiance as we float through the less crowded canals.
Vacation Day 8 - Venice
Venice is like an open-air museum, and this morning we will tour the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Square. Our walking tour highlights all the important monuments, from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. Learn the history behind the famous landmarks, including the basilica's Byzantine heritage and the adjoining prisons of the Doge's Palace.
Time for last minute exploring, shopping or relaxing before our Farewell Dinner!
Vacation Day 9 - Depart Venice, Italy
Enjoy a final breakfast with your new single friends then say Arrivederci to Italy as you take a Venice water shuttle** to the airport. Enjoy your flight home as we end another great singles vacation.
|Rome - Hotel Romes Time
||Florence - Hotel Ambasciatori
||Venice - Hotel Bonvecchiati|
** Please Note: That there is a 5 minute walk from the train and boat stations to our hotels, The group will be walking with our luggage from these stations to our hotels.
Italy Singles Vacation
*The price per person is for a double room. Best Single Travel provides free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $1200
* International Airfare
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