Day 01, U.S. to Rome
Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Rome.
Day 02, Rome
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival in Rome, you will be transferred from the airport via a shared shuttle. The shuttle bus leaves from the airport 1-2 times per hour, in accordance with the arrival flights. You will be dropped off at the nearest mooring point to your hotel (note, this is a shared shuttle service, with others travelers utilizing this service). Depending on your arrival time, you may have to wait up to 45 minutes for the next shuttle. The shuttle allows for one medium-sized piece of luggage and one handbag or backpack. After arriving at your hotel, the rest of your day is free to begin exploring this wonderful city! Overnight in Rome. HOTEL MARCELLA ROYAL or similar.
Day 03, Rome
After breakfast, if you haven't done so already, today would be the day to activate your hop-on/hop-off bus ticket. See most of Rome's most famous sites from your included panoramic hop-on/hop-off tour, valid for up to 24 hours. Since it stops at or near many of the city's most popular and historic attractions, you can use it to travel between locations, exploring the city at your leisure! The complete circuit lasts 2 hours, with taped English commentary - but you are free to hop on and off as many times as you'd like, with buses running approximately every 30 minutes, from 9:00 am (buses begin from the Cinquecento terminal, and continue on throughout the route from there). The famous stops you'll enjoy along the way include The Colosseum, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, as well as Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
Day 04, Florence by Train
After breakfast, make your way independently to the rail station to catch your included train (around 11.00 am), arriving in Florence approximately 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, you are transferred from the rail station to the Villa Casagrande, where you will spend the next three (3) nights.
Day 05, Tuscany Pizza Making Class
After breakfast at the Villa enjoy the day at your leisure. You can decide to visit the health center of the Villa, rent bikes, go horseback riding, take a walk in the town (right outside the Villa gate) or visit the cellar and the museum of the Villa which has been host to Popes and Princes. In the afternoon, PIZZA MAKING WITH MAMMA PAOLA! You will learn the basics of traditional Italian Pizza. Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class. Overnight at the Villa.
Day 06, Tuscany Day at Leisure
After breakfast, the day is free for you to enjoy. May we suggest a visit to Florence (the train station is walking distance from the Villa) where you can enjoy the history, culture, shopping and culinary splendors of Florence. Return to the Villa for overnight. (Please note: Accademia and Uffizi Galleries are closed on Mondays).
Day 07, Departure from Florence
After breakfast, a return transfer to Florence Airport or the Railway station ends your Tuscan package.