1Day: Rome area
Arrival at Rome airport. After picking up the rental car, drive to Rome. On this day there are no planned activities. Free time to discover the city on your own.
Overnight in hotel in Rome.
2Day: Rome area
Breakfast in hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own. We suggest you to visit the highlights of the monuments symbol of Rome and it is a fascinating view.
Overnight in Rome.
You can visit the Piramide, the Mouth of Truth, Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum. You can then admire Santa Maria Maggiore, Republic Square, Piazza Venezia, the Quirinale. Walk through the historical center of the city and visit Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Via Condotti, Via del Corso, Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese. Continue your visit through Lungotevere, admire Palazzo di Giustizia and Castel Sant’Angelo.
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own.
Overnight in Rome area.
Breakfast in the hotel, we suggest you to visit the Vatican Museum, an enormous complex of galleries holding some of Italy’s most important art, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and classical antiquities. Adjoining St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums’ miles of corridors connect buildings and courtyards housing the Pinacoteca, Egyptian Museum, Gallery of Tapestries, Pius- Clementine Museum, and Gallery of Maps. But the crown jewels are the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling and The Last Judgment, and the 16th-century frescoes in the Raphael Rooms.
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you have to drive to Montecatini. We suggest you to visit Florence, one of the most spectacular largest art capital of the world where one-third of all art treasures of Italy is located.
Overnight in Montecatini Terme.
Dive to Florence and start to visit Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in Italy, considered the burial site of the most important Italian personalities from history, art and literature. Equally impressive is the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria with the replica of David by Michelangelo. Recommended is the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, the world-famous art gallery or stroll the streets of the city and let the day finish with a café on the Piazza della Repubblica.
Piazza della Signoria
5Day: Siena and San Gimignano
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own or you can opt to spend your day in Siena and San Gimignano.
Overnight in Montecatini Terme.
Heading into the Chianti area, which extends between Siena and Florence, that has spawned one of the most famous wines, the Chianti. Let yourself be enchanted by one of the most magnificent landscapes of hills, fields, numerous vineyards and olive groves. You ca discover San Gimignano, whose soaring towers that can already be seen from afar. Worth seeing are the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Palazzo del Popolo with the Museum Civico and the Piazza della Cisterna with its pretty fountain. Drive to Siena. The medieval city of Siena is a work of art of the Gothic period. With its winding old town and the narrow, red-brown of high palaces brick of Sienese clay-lined streets, it seems as if the clock of centuries stopped. The historic center on its three hills grouped in the form of a three-star, is famous for its Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia (88 meters high). From here you have a wonderful view of the famous beautiful Piazza del Campo.
6Day: Pisa and Lucca
Breakfast in hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own or you can opt to spend your day to visit Pisa and Lucca.
Overnight in Montecatini Terme.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has made it famous throughout the world. During your day trip you can admire the Square of Miracles, the unique composition of the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower, Baptistery and Campo Santo. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is a masterpiece of the italian Architecture. Inside the Baptistery you can visit the hexagonal pulpit by Nicola Pisano. Something very special in its own way is the Cemetery in the form of a monumental cloister. Drive to Lucca and visit this beautiful medieval city with the Guinigi Tower and the Clock Tower. From these points there is a splendid view over the rooftops of the Tuscan town, an overview that allows you to appreciate the beauty and harmony, and find the same urban structure built by the Romans. Piazza of the Amphitheatre, in the name of what was already said in this space occupied today by one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. The Church of San Michele, also called the Forum, is a place where there was the center of the ancient Lucca.
7Day: Bologna and Ferrara – Drive to Lido di Jesolo
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you have to drive to Lido di Jesolo. During your trip, we suggest you to stop in Bologna and Ferrara.
Overnight in hotel in Lido di Jesolo.
Drive to Bologna where you can admire Piazza Maggiore, a large square surrounded by arcades, medieval and renaissance structures as Palazzo d’Accursio, the Neptune Fountain and the Basilica of San Petronio. Continue the visit to the Towers of the Asinelli and the Garisenda. Drive to Ferrara where you should visit the Renaissance buildings of the Este family, The Estense Catle with its luxurious rooms and the Palazzo dei Diamanti house of the National Picture Gallery of Ferrara and the Cathedral.
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own or you can opt to spend your day to visit Venice.
Overnight in Lido di Jesolo.
Drive to Punta Sabbioni and from there take the boat to reach Venice. Start your walking tour by exploring St. Mark’s Square before heading into the cathedral. From the first-floor terrace you’ll be able to admire views across the lagoon and see the famous bronze horses up close. Next, you can reach Doge’s Palace, formerly the residence of the leader of the Republic of Venice. Enjoy visiting the Chamber of the Great Council and courtrooms among other things. After this, cross the infamous Bridge of Sighs that links to the New Prisons. You can also see Santa Maria Formosa, San Giovanni e Paolo, Marco Polo’s house and the famous Rialto area. Continue your day visiting the Chiesa ai Frari (home to Tiziano’s artworks, such as the stunning “Assunta”) or Chiesa di San Rocco Ai Frari (with Tintoretto’s artworks, e.g. the great “Crocifissione”). Prepare to take some amazing pictures of the central district (sestiere) with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges.
9Day: Verona and Padova
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you are free to relax and explore the city on your own or you can opt to spend your day to Verona and Padova.
Overnight in Lido di Jesolo.
Drive to Verona parking in Piazza Bra: immediately find the symbol of the city, the Arena di Verona, one of the largest surviving Roman amphitheatres. Continue to Via Mazzini and arrive to Piazza delle Erbe one of the most characteristic squares in Verona: old houses with towers, loggias and fountains including the central one with a Roman statue and Juliet’s house. Continue your day driving to Padova and Visit the Scrovegni Chapel with the Eremitani Church and the Picture Gallery. Together with the Sistine Chapel, these are the two masterpieces that everyone should admire in their life. We also suggest to visit the Basilica of St Anthony.
10Day: Perugia and Assisi
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you have to drive to Rome and you can opt to spend your day to visit Perugia and Assisi.
Overnight in Rome area.
Drive south and reach the hill from which the ancient city of Perugia rises. Evidence of its Etruscan origin is preserved in the travertine walls and the conveniently located in the village centre. Perugia is one of the most popular Italian cities of art, with a beautiful square from which you can admire architectural jewels such as the superb Palazzo dei Priori and the splendid Cathedral placed beside the Loggia. The elegant Fontana Maggiore is another breathtaking masterpiece. Drive to Assisi, the quaint town where the patron saint of Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi lived, worked and died. The town of Assisi can be found at the foot of Mount Subasi. On your arrival you should first visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built as protection for the famous church of the “Porziuncola”. Here you can also see the “rosebush without thorns”. Drive to the center of Assisi where you can visit the civil and religious artistic heritage of the city. Admire the splendid Gothic Basilica dedicated to Saint Chiara, the Renaissance Chiesa Nuova with an elegant Dome and the Roman temple of Minerva which still retains its first century AD façade. Discover the fourteenth century Monte Frumentario and finally visit the famous and beautiful St Francis’ Basilica, a UNESCO heritage monument, built with white-rosy stone originating from Mount Subasio. The wonderful frescoed cycles painted by Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Lorenzetti are preserved inside the Basilica. Breathe in the special atmosphere of serenity and joy that this city emanates and you will understand why it has been chosen as symbol of Peace by the delegates of the main religions in the world.
11Day: Tour overs after breakfast
Today your trip comes to an end after breakfast. Check out at 10:00. Drive to Rome airport and release the car at the rental counter.
Make it a private escorted tour
Book this tour as a private departure – choose your departure day – opt to book a private chauffeur that allows you to travel in style and comfort, leaving the hassle of navigating foreign roadways and big city traffic to someone else – tailorize your itinerary – with your own tour escort and all the benefits of a Norma Vacanze group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).
- 4 overnights in a 4-star hotel in Rome on BB basis;
- 3 overnights in a 4-star hotel in Montecatini Terme on BB basis;
- 3 overnights in a 4-star hotel in Lido di Jesolo on BB basis;
- Category A car rental for the duration of your stay (Citroen C1 – Yaris or similar) with the “Silver” insurance package (*). Each rental day has a fraction of 24 hours, the vehicle must be returned on time or within the following 59 minutes;
- Car delivery at Rome airport. During the booking you can decide to leave the car in a different city at extra charge.
- City tax to be paid on spot;
- Lunches and dinners;
- Tips and extras of a personal nature;
- Porterage service;
- Motorway tolls;
- Tickets for plane, ship, train or bus to reach airport;
- Entrance to monuments and archaeological parks;
- Anything not expressly indicated in “the rate includes”.
- 7 dinners (3 course menu) at the hotels € 160 p.p;
- 3rd bed reduction 10%;
- Post tour in Rome from € 100 one dbl room for 2 pax;
- “Gold” insurance package for the car, € 10 per day;
- “Platinum”insurance package for the car € 15 per day;
- Cars of higher category as Ford Fiesta from € 12 per day.
Shangri La (totally renewed in 2019), American Palace
- Montecatini Terme:
Adua, Ercolini & Savi, Nizza & Suisse, Minerva
Hotels’ names will be communicated 1 month before the beginning of the tour.
Norma Vacanze deals only with the intermediation between the customer and the car rental company. In case of disputes with the rental company or accidents , the rules set out in the contract signed between the customer and the rental company apply, without any involvement of Norma Vacanze.
Each customer can choose independently whether to follow the suggested itinerary or to create one according to their own needs. However, it is essential that the cities in which to stay overnight are respected, as indicated on the program.
THE RATE INCLUDES:
- Unlimited mileage;
- 22% VAT;
- Airport, railway and automotive charges;
- Motor TPL policy – auto civil liability;
- ZERO EXCESS Silver Insurance Package;
- Additional driver;
- Young guide.
- Insurance Silver Package ( included in the rates):
The amount of the allowances provided is reduced by 70% for damages or total theft. The “Silver” package reduces the deductibles but does not cover partial theft, attempted theft and damage to the roof, the lower part of the vehicle, wheels, windows, interior, and vandalism.
- Insurance Gold Package (with supplement of € 10 per day for a category A car): If the customer purchases a “Gold” package, the amount of the deductible will not be charged. The “Gold” package clears the deductibles provided for damages and total theft and allows you to eliminate the deductible also for damages occurred to the parts of the vehicle not covered by the “Silver” package and the coverage of windows and tires is provided. Partial theft, attempted theft, damage to the roof, damage to the lower part of the vehicle, damage to the interior and damage caused by vandalism, riots, etc. are excluded.
- Insurance Platinum package (with supplement of € 15 per day for a category A car):
If the customer purchases a “Platinum” package, the amount of the theft deductibles (also for partial theft and attempted theft) and damages (also for damage to the roof, the lower part of the vehicle and the interiors) will be zeroed and the PAI services (which guarantees the driver in the event of death, permanent disability and accidents, with a ceiling of up to € 100,000) and “Road Assistance Plus 24h road assistance (covers all towing costs in the event of an accident with fault and for any other event that occurred during the rental period).
The security deposit must be paid directly by customers by credit card. Below is the detail of the security deposits provided for in the ZERO EXCESS SILVER rate € 200.00.
EXEMPTIONS FOR “A” CATEGORY CAR :
- Non-Life Deductible (CDW): € 1,300.00
- Theft Deductible (TLW): € 1,600.00
For more information, please visit the following sites:
Terms and conditions: www.noleggiare.it/it/termini-e-condizioni/
Insurance plans: https://www.noleggiare.it/wp content/uploads/2020/01/tariffe_noleggio_auto_Noleggiare.pdf
Cancellations up to 15 days before departure with full refund.
Cancellations from 14 to 8 days before departure, penalty of 30%
Cancellations from 7 to 4 days before departure, penalty of 50%
In case of cancellation within 3 days before departure, penalty of 100%
There will be no refund for no shows or voluntary interruption of an already started trip.