Venice Florence Sanremo and French Riviera

Day 1

Arrive at Venice airport "Marco Polo" and private transfer to Hotel dei Dogi, the 18th-century Palazzo Rizzo Patarol, one of the earliest and best examples of Ca' Veneziana, the residential architecture of the Venetian nobility. In more recent times, the building was the seat of the French and Savoyan embassies. Tonight attend the welcome cocktail and dinner at Harry's Bar Cipriani close to St. Mark's square


Day 2

Get to know one of the most famous city on foot and by gondola. Private visit to the Doge's Palace and the adjacent area around St. Mark's Square, the Basilica with its golden mosaics, marbles. Following the visit with Palazzo Ducale with its finest pieces of art from Tintoretto and Sansovino. Cross the "Bridge of Sighs" and afternoon gondola tour through the romantic venetian canals. Evening to the Casino' of Venice for a glamorous and lavishing time.


Day 3

Spend the morning exploring the romantic sceneries - Rialto Bridge, the Accademia - and a boat ride to the islands in Venice lagoon Murano, Burano famous for the glass art manufactures and art crafts.


Day 4

Depart Venice by private transfer for Florence. Stop along the road in Modena, famous for its culinary and wine culture. Wine tasting and local culinary foods as parmesan cheese, Parma ham and Modena balsamic vinegar. Afternoon arrive in Florence, check in Hotel Astoria hosted in historic Palazzo Gaddi in the very heart of Florence a fine example of the most precious baroque era. You can admire the fabulous interiors with huge vaulted lounges and theirs original frescoes and authentic furniture.


Day 5

Stroll around some of the world's greatest art masterpieces at the extraordinary Uffizi Galleries - Italy largest art museum - on a guided tour expert. Feeling the Italian Renaissance, admire the marvel works of Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Botticelli. During the free afternoon you can discover Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Medici Chapels and the ancient heart of Florence. Dinner to the picturesque "Cantina Pinchiorri" for a sumptuous degustation of local specialties and tasting of the world's most famous Italian wines.


Day 6

Travel through the Tuscany landscape by private tour. Admire its famous sceneries with olive groves and vineyards in the region where Chianti is produced. Visit Siena, the medieval hill town and wander to its narrow streets. See Piazza del Campo where Palio bareback horse race is held and visit the Duomo cathedrals famous for its scenes inlaid in the marble floors and sculpture by Michelangelo. Following the visit to another great medieval center St. Gimignano, also called the "City of the hundred towers". With its ancient towers and Romanesque churches.


Day 7

Leave Florence and head to San Remo - pearl of the Italian Riviera. Optional stop to Pisa for a midday visit to the famous Leaning Tower and explore the Fields of Miracles with the Baptistery and Cathedral of Piazza Duomo. Light lunch in Pisa or Genoa. Arrive in Riviera and check in to Royal Hotel inaugurated in 1872 ever since it has been the home of the most famous European royalty, aristocracy and artists.Welcome cocktail and dinner .


Day 8

Half day visit through the small city known for its beautiful green and floral sceneries and for its seashores. local landmarks such as Russian Orthodox Church built in 1910 by the Russian gentry. The picturesque "Promenade Imperatrice" dotted with palm trees , the Casino built in 1905 style Liberty, the ancient part of town called "Pigna" which date back to the Crusades with a medieval atmosphere. Gala Dinner at Casino


Day 9

Morning free. In the afternoon visit the old town of Dolceacqua and Apricale


Day 10

Afternoon private tour on the French Riviera: Nice, with its old city and the Promenade des Anglais, Menton and its baroque architectural heritage, the elegant resort towns of Cannes and Monte-Carlo, the fields of flowers in the Grasse area, hilltop villages in the back country, such as Gourdon and Saint-Paul. Special night at Montecarlo ‘s Casino with its glamorous night life.


Day 11

Special tour on private luxury yacht: itinerary to define according guest wishes.


Day 12

After breakfast- according to the flight departure time - you might have more time at disposal for further excursions. Transfer by private bus from the hotel to the airport.

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