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Byzantine Italy


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13 Days / 11 Nights, Venice, Padua, Ravenna, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Pompeii, Sorrento, Naples


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – Venice and Naples – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• Professional English speaking Orthodox guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 11 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 11 Days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group.


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Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA Departure for our overnight flight to Venice.


DAY 2: VENICE / PADUA Upon arrival at Venice Airport we will meet our English-speaking Homeric Tours Escort. Transfer to Padua for lunch and a tour including a visit to St. Anthony’s Cathedral and Scrovengi Chapels. Overnight in the region. (D)


DAY 3: PADUA / VENICE / PADUA After breakfast, we depart for Venice, which originally was a Byzantine province. We have a guided tour of St. Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, before visiting the Museum of the Venetian-Greek Icons. Afternoon visit to the islands of Murano, famous for its glass making, and the Basilica of Santa Maria e Donato, with Byzantine mosaics. We then head for the island of Torcello to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the mosaic of the Last Judgement. Overnight Padua. (B,D)


DAY 4: PADUA / RAVENNA / FLORENCE Today we depart for Ravenna, whose beauty is hidden inside the majestic Byzantine churches. The works of art found there are spread over four periods. We see Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Baptistery of the Orthodox, and Baptisteries of the Arians, St. Apollinare Nuovo and St. Apollinare in Classe, as well as St. Vitale. Depart to Florence for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 5: FLORENCE Today we tour St. Mark’s Monastery and the Cathedral, and view its Baptistery (from the out- side). Visits also include the Holy Cross Church and the Medici Chapels. Afternoon is at leisure to see the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Academia. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 6: FLORENCE / ORVIETO / ROME This morning we join the liturgy in the Orthodox Church, before departing for Orvieto. Take the funicular up to the Cathedral to tour one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Italy. Wine tasting with the area’s famous local wine. Afternoon arrival in Rome. (B,L,D)


DAY 7: ANCIENT ROME TOUR After breakfast, we will have a guided tour of Ancient Rome including the Church of St. Sabina, Circus Maximus, Imperial Palace, Coliseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, St. Maria Antiqua, Cosma and Damiano, Mamertine Prison and St. Nicholas Church, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and overnight Rome. (B,D)


DAY 8: CHRISTIAN ROME After breakfast we tour Santa Maria in Trastevere, St. Peter’s Basilica, Scavi (if possible), St. Maria Maggiore, Holy Stairs, St. John the Lateran including the Baptistery, St. Clement and St. Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)


DAY 9: ROME After breakfast, we will tour the ancient Catacombs before having an afternoon at leisure for shop- ping or visiting the Vatican Museum. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)


DAY 10: NAPLES / AMALFI COAST We depart Rome for Naples after breakfast and tour Naples’ Duomo and the nearby St. Georgio Maggiore. Lunch is included today in a typical trattoria. The day ends in Paestum to visit the Temples. Overnight in Salerno. (B,L)


DAY 11: SALERNO / POMPEII / SORRENTO This morning we tour the volcanic ruins of Pompeii, and the Rosary Basilica. We continue to Capri (weather permitting) and visit the Blue Grotto by boat, an unforgettable sight. After dinner we depart for Sorrento for overnight. (B,D)


DAY 12: SORRENTO After breakfast we drive along the Amalfi coast and stop for lunch and shopping in the local villages. In the afternoon we return to Sorrento for a leisurely afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Sorrento. (B,D)


DAY 13: NAPLES / USA After breakfast we transfer early to the Naples airport for our flight home. (B)


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