Includes: a great guide, transport, delicious Tuscan lunch, cellar visit, wine tasting
Meeting Point: Walking Tours Office in Florence - Via de' Sassetti 1, 50123 Firenze
Meets in our Office at 8.30 am, returns by 5.30 pm
The Piazza where the colourful horse race, Il Palio, conducted twice each year during summer.
Day 12: Florence - Lucca - Pisa
Walk around Renaissance Florence. Page 134-135.
Walk to San Miniato al Monte (pg 130-131)
-paranomic views of florence
-Duomo, campanile and baptistry.
-Santa Croc (pg 72-73)
-Piazza della Signoria (outdoor Sculture Gallery)
-Uffizi - art gallery (pg 80-81)
Gelato at Bar Vivoli Gelateria (Via Isola delle Stinche 7r.), 730am to 1am
Train from florence to lucca, est 1.5 hours, Florence-Viareggio train line.
- Stroll in the city center.
- Sights: Lucca walls, San Michele in Forno, San martino Cathedral, Guinini tower
Day 13: Firenze - Roma
Departure: Firenze S. M. Novella (Ore: 07.00);
Arrival: Roma Termini (Ore: 08.45)
Take Metro B (Blue) towards Rebibbia and alight at Bologna
Check-in/leave bags at Kosher B&B - Via Ravenna 34
Abt 1.5hrs to explore
Next to Colosseum is:-
(2) Arch of Constantine
walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali
(3) Piazza del Campidoglio
After Capitoline Hill, head east following the map for a
(4) Fori Imperiali (Imperial Forums)
(5) Forum Romano, Palatino (Palatine Hill), and Museo Palatino (Palatine Museum)
Abt 3 hrs
(6) The Pantheon
Abt 45 mins
(7) Fontana dei Trevi (Trevi Fountain)
(8) Scala di Spagna (Spanish Steps)
(9) Piazza Navona
Most beautiful square , best seen at night
Dinner near Campo de' Fiori, at Teatro di Pompeo - Da Pancrazio Restaurant
Piazza del Biscione 92 (near Campo de' Fiori)
Open daily for dinner. Closed Wednesday tel 06 6861246
In the ruins of the Teatro di Pompeo, this restaurant offers a unique archaeological ambience. Two dining rooms are decorated in the style of an 18th-century tavern, with cave-like designs sprawling throughout the whole restaurant. T. The servers here are very serious about their work, and will recommend what the chef prefers to cook that day. The saltimbocca and tender roast lamb with potatoes, which were recommended to us were absolutely delicious. The stuffed ravioli is a must for pasta lovers. A true Roman meal.
Reservation required if you liked to dine at the cave-like dinning hall. (We didn't get to dine there as they were fully booked for private function.)
Arch of Constantine
Highly photogenic memorial erected by the Senate in A.D. 315 to honour Constantine's defeat of the pagan Maxentius
View from Palatino (Palatine Hill)
Giolitti (Via Uffici del Vicario 40) - Oldest ice-cream shop
Opening hrs: 7am to 130am
Check out the crowd!
Best known in the centre, whose four stone personification symbolize the wrld's greatest rivers: the Ganges, Danube, della Plata and Nile.
Day 14: Rome - Appian Way - Trivoli
(1) Catacombe di San Callisto
Abt an Hr
(2) Catacombe di San Domitilla
- oldest of all
Abt 45 mins
Leave Rome to Trivoli by bus
Stop for Lunch, before taking a bus from centre of Trivoli (abt 6.5km away frm centre)
(3) Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana)
Return to centre of Trivoli for:-
(4) Villa d'Este
-Most beautiful hillside garden
Abt an hr
Back to Rome
Dinner at Jewish Ghetto, Sora Margherita
There's usually a line waiting to get into this tiny place, because the food is so good and the prices so low. Find Roman specialities here cooked to perfection, pastas, fried artichokes, usually an entrée of the day.
Piazza delle Cinque Scuole 30 (Ghetto) tel 06 687 4216
Open for lunch only Tuesday- Friday; lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday
However, we didn't make any reservation and they were already fully booked for the night. So, we ended at at Il Portico, which is at the next lane.
Day 15: Rome - SG
After breakfast, we headed for the airport...
Home Sweet Home~