THE ALTERNATIVE FAMILY HOLIDAY

VIVA ITALIA

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Experience the alternative way to visit Italy with the kids.  From Gladiatorial games to making pizza, to Art, Architecture and Vino!

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Sculptures on San Angelo Bridge

 

Family Time – Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Rome airport.
Transfer by private minivan from the airport to the hotel.
This evening, enjoy a tour of Rome by night.  Panoramic tour of Piazza della Repubblica, Via Veneto, Villa Borghese, the Trevi Fountain, Via Quattro Fontane, the Capitol, Imperial Forum, the Colisseum St Peter’s square and Castel St. Angelo. The tour lasts approximately two hours (including: guide and bus)
Overnight in Rome.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning free to re-visit the sites in Rome or simply absorb the Italian piazza’s.

This afternoon, the children will venture on an unforgettable experience – a lesson at the Gladiator School.  Experience the thrill to be dressed and trained as Gladiators!  Upon arrival at the training headquarters, you will visit the Historical and Didactic Museum where you will see examples of Military and Common life features.  This follows with the dressing up in a Tunic and wooden Gladius (Sword) – before your training begins!  2000 year old Attack and Defence Gladiator techniques will be dealt with.  At the end you will be given an Honorary Roman Citizenship Certificate that in the future will remind you of the hilarious time you had!
Overnight in Rome.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.
Own transfer to the train station.
Train from Rome to Florence.
Arrival in Florence and own transfer to the hotel.
Free time at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning free at leisure.
This afternoon you will be participating in a cooking class – and learn how to prepare Italian pizza step-by-step.  Starting from the preparation of the dough, rolling the dough to making the delicious topping!  Time to enjoy your Pizza.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning free at leisure.
Afternoon tour to PISA (seat in coach): Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments, the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivaled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries.  (Including: transport, tour escort, guide and Cathedral entrance fees).
Return to Florence and overnight.

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel.
Own transfer to the train station,
Train to Venice Island.
Upon arrival, you will be met by the English speaking representative who will assist with your transfer and check-in.  Transfer by private water taxi to the hotel.
Free time at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight in Venice Island.

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning free at leisure to have a walk through the mesmerizing Venetian narrow streets, called ‘calli’ – try out the famed ice-cream ‘Artigianale’ style.
In the afternoon enjoy a Gondola Ride (seat in coach), the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of Venice.  On this unique exploration of the Venetian canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.  The tour lasts about 35 minutes. (Including: gondola ride), other clients till a maximum of 6 can be in the same gondola.
Overnight in Venice island.

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by private water taxi from the hotel in Venice Island to the airport.

End of Services

 

Includes:
Triple basis accommodation
2 overnights on Bed & Breakfast In a 3* Hotel In Rome
3 overnights on Bed & Breakfast In a 3* Hotel In Florence
2 overnights on Bed & Breakfast In a 3* Hotel In Venice
1 Water Taxi Hotel In Venice Island – Venice Airport
1 Water Taxi Venice Train Station – Hotel In Venice
1 Train From Rome To Florence
1 Train From Florence To Venice
1 Gladiator School In Rome
1 Cooking Course (Pizza making)
1 English Speaking Assistant At Venice Train Station
1 Transfer By Private Minivan From Rome Fco Airport To The Hotel
1 Half Day Tour To Pisa (S.I.C.)
1 Gondola Ride (S.I.C.)
1 Roma By Night Panoramic Tour (S.I.C.)

Excludes:
Hotel city taxes, tips, porterages at airport and at the various hotels, all other entrance fees (as mentioned in the Itinerary) and services not mentioned above.

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Some Highlights and Pointers for the kids & yourself in Rome:

Quick Visits (don’t forget the many ice-cream parlors en-route) – Time at Leisure

Selection of Churches in Rome:

Santa Maria del Popolo holds the two paintings by Caravaggio and Santa Maria in Trastevere for fantastic mosaic viewing.

Santa Maria della Vittoria is a Roman Catholic titular church close to Termini Rail station, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.  The church is known for the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Cornaro Chapel, the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa.

St. Peter’s and the Vatican.

You could begin by taking the elevator to the top of the cupola, then visit the cathedral.  If your kids have a maximum endurance for art and walking for 90 minutes – make your way to Raphael Rooms and then to the Sistine Chapel by lunchtime during the week (less crowded).  Don’t miss Michelangelo’s Pieta’ in St. Peter’s.

Parks, Piazza’s & Museums – Rome:

Villa Borghese. Head to this gigantic park for the green space and the zoo. In addition, kids can pedal a bike or go-kart, or take a ride on the Bioparco Express train which circumnavigates the zoo.

The Villa Borghese’s museum, the Galleria Borghese, is one of the best in Rome, but would be tiresome for a 5 year old (1-2 hour), along with the need to purchase tickets in advance.

Car free Piazza del Popolo & Piazza Navona

Hop-On-Hop-Off Red Bus Number 110 in Rome:

The route commences from Termini Rail station and takes approximately 2 hours.

 

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