|Continent, geographical location :||Europe – South Central EuropeTo the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia along the Alps. To the south,it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia-the two largest islands in theMediterranean Sea-and many other smaller islands.|
|Area :||301,338 sq km|
|Religion :||Christianity 91.6%, Other 5.8%, Islam 1.9%|
|Currency :||Euro (EUR) – €|
|Time difference from India :||Italy is 4.30 hrs behind India. During daylight saving time (DST) behind by 3.30 hrs.DST begins on the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October at 1:00 am.|
|ISD code :||+ 39 and phone number|
|Government :||Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic▪ President : Giorgio Napolitano▪ Prime Minister : Mario Monti|
|Independence Day / National Day :||—|
|Public Holidays :||▪ 1 Jan New Year’s Day▪ 6 Jan Epiphany▪ 6 Apr Good Friday▪ 8 Apr Easter Day▪ 9 Apr Easter Monday▪ 25 Apr Liberation Day▪ 1 May Labor Day / May Day▪ 2 Jun Founding of the Republic▪ 15 Aug Assumption of Mary▪ 8 Dec Feast of the Immaculate Conception▪ 25 Dec Christmas Day▪ 31 Dec New Year’s EveAdditional holidays may be observed regionally.|
|Known for :||Leonardo da Vinci, Pasta, Pizza, Roman Empire, GREAT wine, GELATO, Christopher Columbus -the explorer, Angelo Moriondo – inventor of an important precursor to the espresso coffeemachine, Gondolas, expensive clothes and brands, gorgeous shoes (leather), Ballet Dance.|
|National Landmark :||The Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa|
|National Flower :||Stylized Lily, Cyclamen, Daisy (there are quite a bit discrepancies about it)|
|National Animal / Bird :||Italian Wolf|
|Main Trade :||Engineering products, Textiles and clothing, Production machinery, Motor vehicles andTransport equipment|
|Custom Rule :Alcohol and alcoholic beveragesOver 17 years olds can bring (in personal luggage) the following quantities:• 1 litre of alcohol that does not exceed 22% volume of alcohol, or un-denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and over• 2 litres of alcohol that does not exceeds 22% volume of alcohol• 4 litres of still wine• 16 litres of beer.• The passengers can combine the first two types of alcohol as long the alcohol volume does not exceed 100%.Over 17 years old that belong to the following categories:• persons residing in the frontier zone (region beyond the expanding borders of the European Union including: Albania, Bosniaand Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro).• Frontier-zone workers,• The crews of means of transport used between third countries and the Community, may bring (in your personal luggage)alcohol in the following quantities:|
• 0,5 litre of alcohol exceeding 22% volume, or un-denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% volume and over.
• A total of 0,5 litre of alcohol and alcoholic beverages of an alcoholic strength not exceeding 22% volume.
• 0,5 litre of still wine.
• 2 litres of beer.
• The passengers can combine the first two types of alcohol as long the alcohol volume does not exceed 100%.
• Note that the consideration of what constitutes frontier countries lies entirely with EU and the list outlined above may change.
When travelling by air or sea , over 17 years old can bring tobacco products for personal use only the following:
• 200 cigarettes or
• 100 cigarillos or
• 50 cigars or
• 250 g of smoking tobacco.
• Each amount specified in above points will amount to 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products.
When travelling by land, over 17 years old can bring tobacco products for personal use only the following:
• 40 cigarettes or
• 20 cigarillos or
• 10 cigars or
• 50 grams of smoking tobacco.
Each amount specified in all the points will amount to 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products.
2N Rome – 1N Florence – 2N Venice – 1N Milan
Meet and greetupon arrival and proceed directly to your Hotel for check in by 1400hrs. Make your ownway to the meeting point for your Rome Open Top Double Decker Bus. Enjoy thistremendous way to see the incredible City for the first time, to get your bearings andto visit many of the major sights in a relatively short time. Comfortable and convenient,the tour offers you the opportunity to remain on the bus for the entire loop, listening tothe informative audio commentary, or to hop on and off at each attraction. There are 2routes for this tour. REDLINE goesvia Marsala, Colosseo, Circo Massimo, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia and Vaticano. The BLUE LINE travels via Largo di Villa Peretti,Colosseo, Circo Massimo, Isola Tiberina, Piazza Venezia and Vaticano. There are somany things to see in the Eternal City, from the Trevi Fountain, to the Colosseum.Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet, in terms of theirbeauty, historical importance and ability to simply take your breath away.Whe heryourinterests lie in antiquity, architecture, cuisine, culture, Religion, shoppingor sport,Romehas something to suit all tastes. Stroll through the Pantheon, marvel at Michelangelo’sPiazza del Campidoglio and admire the Swiss Guardsmen of Vatican City. Alternatively,if you fancy a break from Rome sightseeing, act like a local and take in a Lazio or Romamatch at the Olympic Stadium. Overnight at Hotel.
ROME – FLORENCE
Breakfast atHotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Rome Open TopDouble Decker Bus. Thisis a tremendous way to see this incredible City for the first time, to getyour bearings and to visit many of the major sights in a relatively short time. Comfortableand convenient, this tour offers you the opportunity to remain on the bus for the entireloop, listening to the informative audio commentary, or to hop on and off ateachattraction.There are 2 routes for this tour. RED LINE travels viaMarsala, Colosseo, Circo Massimo, Bocca della Verità, PiazzaVenezia and Vaticano. The BLUE LINE travels via Largo di VillaPeretti, Colosseo, Circo Massimo, Isola Tiberina, Piazza Venezia and Vaticano.There are so many things to see in the Eternal City, from the Trevi Fountain,totheColosseum. Rome’s abundant sights rival no other City on the planet, in termsof it’sbeauty,historical importance and ability to simply take your breath away. Whether your interests liein antiquity, architecture, cuisine, culture, Religion, shopping or sport, Rome has somethingto suit all tastes. Stroll through the Pantheon, marvel at Michelangelo’s Piazza delCampidoglio and admire the Swiss Guardsmen of Vatican City. Try a ‘proper’ spaghetti allaCarbonara near the Spanish Steps or sit back with a coffee and people watch in PiazzaNavona. Alternatively, if you fancy a break from Rome sightseeing, act like a localand take in a Lazio or Roma match at the Olympic Stadium. Then make your own way backto your Hotel. In the afternoon around 2pm, there is a departure transfer to a RailwayStation to connect your train to Florence.(Standard Class Train TicketIncluded) Meetupon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
FLORENCE – VENICE
Breakfast atHotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Hop On Hop OffTour of Florence.Explore Florence with 2 routes on this Hop On Hop Off tour. In the romanticregion of Tuscany lies the jewel City of the Renaissance, Florence. Surrounded by theAppenine Mountain chain, it lies in a fertile valley surrounded by the charming Tuscanvinyards and olive groves. The art galleries and museums of Florence are renownedthroughout the world and holidaymakers flock to admire the superb David of Michelangelo,the Venus of Botticelli and the stunning Duomo with its marble façade which glows inthe golden sunlight. The start point for Line A is S M Novella Station and for Line B isS.Frediano. Later in the afternoon at around 2pm departure transfer to FlorenceRailway Station to connect your train to Venice St Lucia Station. (StandardClass Train Ticket Included) Arrive in Venice and transfer tohotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast atHotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Guided WalkingTour of Venice (SIC Basis). This interesting tour is centered around thehistory of St.Mark’sSquare and its main monuments. Visit the St. Mark’s Basilica with its marbleandmosaicsand the Ducal Palace where the old Republic of Venice exercised their political and commercialpowers in the Doge Palace. Cross the Bridge of Sighs arriving at the famous VeniceJail. Finishing off the tour is the opportunity to visit the glass factory ontheislandof Murano (The visit to Murano is optional and not included in the walkingtour).Therest of the afternoon you are free to explore Venice. Overnight at Hotel. (**Tour is only available on Tuesday ,Friday & Saturdays**)
VENICE – MILAN
Breakfast atHotel. There will be a departure transfer to the train station to connect trainto Milan. Arrive and transfer to your Hotel by afternoon. Check into Hotel by1400hrs. Later make your own way to the starting point of the Hop On Hop OffMilan Tour whichoffers two routes with one ticket. It offers a panoramic open top double-deckerred bus which allows you the opportunity to discover this busy and attractiveCity from a preferential point of view. With two lines and 12 stops, both linestouch the most popular sights of Milan. The magnificent Gothic Cathedral ofDuomo, the world famous La Scala Opera House and the beautiful fortress of theCastello Sforzesco. Overnight at Hotel.
MILAN – ROME
Breakfast atHotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Hop On Hop OffMilan Tour whichoffers two routes with one ticket. With it’s panoramic open top double-decker red buses, itoffers you the opportunity to discover this busy and attractive City from apreferential point of view. With two lines and 12 stops, both lines touch themostpopularsights of Milan. The first being the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Duomo. The second is theworld famous La Scala Opera House, and the third is the beautiful fortress of theCastello Sforzesco. Later, there is a departure transfer in the afternoon tothe trainstation.Train travel to Rome. (StandardClass Train Ticket Included) Arrival transfer to your Hotelnear the Airport. Stay overnight at Galileo Hotel or similar Marcello Royal Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out of thehotel and transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.
Price / Inclusion
|PRICE FROM||EURO STANDARD||EURO FIRST|
|Adult (Sharing 2)||€ 1010||ON REQUEST|
|Child 2 – 11 Years||€ 755||ON REQUEST|
|Infants 0-23 Months||€ 390||ON REQUEST|
|Single Traveller||€ 1315||ON REQUEST|
|CITY NAME||HOTEL NAME STANDARD||HOTEL NAME FIRST|
|Rome||Hotel Fiamma (Leonardi) or similar||Starhotel Michelangelo or similar|
|Florence||Hotel Ascor or similar||B & H Ambasciatori or similar|
|Venice||Universo & Nord Hotel or similar||Amadeus Hotel or similar|
|Milan||Hotel Cristallo or similar||Madison Milano or similar|
- 6 Nights Accommodation at Hotels as mentioned or similar
- Continental Breakfast Daily
- Return Airport or Train Station Transfers in all Cities
- Train travel between Rome – Florence – Venice – Milan – Rome
- Sightseeing Tours on Seat In Coach Tours as mentioned in program
- Visa & Insurance fees.
- Airfare and Taxes (Internal airfare wherever applicable)
- Any meals other than specified above
- Any sightseeing other than mentioned above.
- Any item of personal nature like mini-bar, portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.
- 1 EURO = INR 71
- High Season surcharge applicable.
- The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
- The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
- Kindly note that drivers are not guides
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
- You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost
- International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
- Early check in and late check out subject to availability
- Itineraries are subject to change
- Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost.
- Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit you best
Itenary : SIMPLY ITALY 7 Days