APRIL 30 • • •
Depart from your home for Italy, arriving the next day.
MAY 1 • • •
You will be picked up from the airport and we will then depart for Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Afternoon orientation around Sorrento. Have a group welcome dinner. Stay three nights near Sorrento.
MAY 2 • • •
We take a driving tour around the Amalfi Coast, visiting scenic towns such as Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.
MAY 3 • • •
We take a private boat to Capri for the day, including a visit to the Blue Grotto, Augustus’ Gardens, and Capri town.
MAY 4 • • •
Transfer to Rome in the morning, stopping by Pompeii to visit one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world. Stay three nights in Rome.
MAY 5 • • •
Visit the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter’s Church, the center of the Catholic world. Afternoon is free to shop and roam Rome’s old center.
MAY 6 • • •
In the morning, we take an in-depth tour of Rome, including the Colosseum, Forum, Capitol Hill, and much more. Afternoon for the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the site of the first deaf school in Italy. Dinner at the International Wine Academy of Rome.
MAY 7 • • •
We depart for the Val d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany. The Val d’Orcia is a UNESCO recognized site for its combination of natural and man-made beauty. We visit Montepulciano and Pienza. Continue to Siena. Stay two nights in Siena.
MAY 8 • • •
Today we visit the beautifully preserved medieval town of Siena, and then take an afternoon side trip to San Gimignano. End our day with a visit to a deaf-owned winery.
MAY 9 • • •
Transfer to Florence. We take an orientation walk in Florence, covering the Accademia, Duomo, Baptistery, and Ponte Vecchio. We also visit several of Florence’s beautiful churches and its Renaissance masterpieces at the Uffizi. Stay in Florence for two nights.
MAY 10 • • •
We drive to Pisa in the morning to visit the Leaning Tower. The afternoon is free to do whatever you desire in Florence.
MAY 11 • • •
Depart for Venice in the morning, and get off the well-beaten tourist trail to explore the real La Serenissima (the city’s nickname) including its lesser-known districts of Dorsoduro and S.Polo in the afternoon. Stay three nights in Venice.
MAY 12 • • •
We visit the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Church in the morning, plus the Correr Museum and the Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon free.
MAY 13 • • •
Take a boat tour to the islands of Burano and Murano. Have a group farewell dinner. Prepare for departure.
MAY 14 • • •
Transfer to the airport for respective departures back to your home.