Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon Murano, Torcello and Burano on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, an opportunity to take in some wonderful scenery en route to the historic university town of Pisa, most famous for its curious Leaning Tower. One of best known and most studied cities in the World. We will start with a walk along the Medieval walls up to the entrance gate: Porta Santa Maria. From here a unique panorama across Piazza dei Miracoli with its wonderful marble architecture. Once out of these monuments, we will admire the iconic Leaning Tower, and we will learn the secrets that made it so famous, and the Monumental Graveyard, where it will be possible to admire a number of paintings , sculptures and monuments of several famous Pisan personalities. Before heading back to Florence you will have free time for an ice-cream or to take more memorable photos. Transportation by coach, English/Spanish authorised speaking guide, entrance fee for Cathedral and Baptistery (starting from 01st Jan 2012, only outside view for Baptistery).
Later board the train to Rome. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast today, you will see all the highlights of Rome's Historic center including Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain along with some lesser known gems. Our tour starts with a bang at the Colosseum. We will skip the line to get inside the magnificent structure where your guide will point out the details that bring this important slice of history to life. Then it's on to the Palatine and the Roman Forum for a walk through other periods of Ancient Roman history. We'll take a couple of hours of free lunch break. Then we will wander the picturesque streets and piazzas of the city, seeing the most famous sights from Spanish steps to the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, and splendid Piazza Navona with its incredible Bernini Fountain. Overnight stay at the hotel.