We climb into the Apennine Mountains today. The Etruscan hill towns of Orte and Orvieto overlook the road to
Rome, we follow the Tiber river to the 'Eternal City'.
With our guide we visit the Vatican City to explore inside St. Peter's Basilica. We then see the Roman Forum and
mighty Colosseum. Tonight, perhaps dine out Roman style?
A chance to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before crossing the spine of Italy, the rugged
Appenine Mountains, to Bari for our overnight ferry to Greece.)
We drive to the Venetian Lagoon where our private launch takes us to St. Mark's Square. We see the Basilica, Bridge
of Sighs and Doges' Palace before a demonstration of Venetian glass-blowing. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps
enjoy a gondola ride?
This morning we take the clifftop road to the resort town of Sorrento.
We pass Monte Cassino on our journey north today. Soon we reach the Chianti vineyards
and the Renaissance city of Florence. After a demonstration of Florentine leatherwork and
free time we continue to our Tuscan hotel.
We cross the Italian peninsula to the Bay of Naples where we stay tonight.
- Brindisi – to the Bay of Naples
The cathedral's campanile (bell tower) started to lean after three tiers had been
completed. Shifting soil meant it inclined 1mm every year. The slippage has since
been arrested and the tower saved. A limited number of visitors are allowed to go
up the tower