All Roads Lead to Rome

Vacation in Tuscany

Venice

Thursday, July 21st, 7am to Saturday, July 23rd, 9am

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Venice, Veneto

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The Grand Canal

We arrive by water taxi, find our hotel to drop off our luggage and hit the streets.

Off to Tuscany

Saturday, July 23rd, 9pm-7am

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany

We will walk from the hotel to the train 1.1 km - approx. 20 min

Train to Florence: 9:25. Arrive in Florence 11:30

Travel time 2 hours

Car pick up National Car Rental open between 8:30-4 pm. Open pickup after 1 pm

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Highlights of Florence

While in Florence, we might wish to visit the Accademia Museum to see the famous David Sculpture.

Drive time to the villa is about 1.5 hours. We should plan to arrive at the villa between 5:30-6 pm with dinner at 6.

View of Villa from the air

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Museum visit

Sunday, July 24th, 11am

6 Piazzale degli Uffizi

Firenze, Toscana

Villa area exploration

Monday, July 25th, 8am

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany

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Pisa and Livorno

Tuesday, July 26th, 9pm

Pisa, Italy

Tuscany

Uccelliera Winery tour

Wednesday, July 27th, 3pm

53024 Montalcino, Province of Siena, Italy

Tuscany

www.uccelliera-montalcino.it


Dinner options are:


  1. Boccon di Vino (http://www.boccondivinomontalcino.it/boccondivino/en/node/13), a nice restaurant on the way into town
  2. Poggio Antico (http://www.poggioantico.com/english/ristorante_e.htm), more of a fine dining restaurant
  3. Castello di Velona (http://www.castellodivelona.it/en/castello-velona-hotel/restaurant-abbazia/), fine dining

Beach Day!!

Thursday, July 28th, 8am-5pm

Piombino, Province of Livorno, Italy

Piombino, Tuscany

Seaside and beaches

Need: bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, hats, buckets and spades

Open Day

Friday, July 29th, 9am

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany

No plans yet for this day. What shall we do? Back to Florence to wander the streets and eat gelato? Explore Siena? Sleep in? Aah, the possibilities are endless!

Rome - Here we come!

Saturday, July 30th, 7am

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Rome, Lazio

We will leave the villa by 7:30 am for the 1.5-2 hr. drive to the train station in Florence. We will take the train to Rome departing at either 10:38 or 10:48 arriving around noon at the Rome Termini. We have a 500m walk to our hotel.

We will grab some lunch (can you say pizza on the piazza?) before going to the Vatican.

The Vatican

Saturday, July 30th, 3pm

The Vatican, Vatican City

Vatican City

We have a tour of the Vatican - things to see:

  • the Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • The Vatican Museums

And at night....

Exploring Rome

Sunday, July 31st, 9:30am

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Rome, Lazio

Exploring the city of Rome, maybe on a Hop On, Hop off Bus? We can discuss!!

Ancient Rome

Monday, Aug. 1st, 10am

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Rome, Lazio

Peter, Paul, Julius Caesar, Hadrian, Caesar Augustus - just some of the famous people who walked the streets of Ancient Rome and today - so will we!!

Pompei

Tuesday, Aug. 2nd, 8am

Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Pompeii, Campania

Head by van to the city of Pompei for a day of exploration.

Return to Toronto

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 8am

6301 Silver Dart Drive

Mississauga, ON

So the end arrives - and we make our way to the airport by train. Our flight leaves at