Italy Trip Itinerary - April 2007



Friday, April 6th.

5PM: Load Bus and depart for Newark Airport Margaret L. Vetter School, Grant Rd, Eatontown. NO VEHICLES MAY BE PARKED AT THE SCHOOL WHILE ON THE TRIP. PLEASE PROVIDE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE SCHOOL.

6PM: Check in at Newark International Airport for British Airways Flight BA 188 to London Heathrow.

9:05PM: Departure of Flight

Additional fun/useful information...

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

British Airways Luggage Essentials

Flight Explorer Follow flights live.

Weather in Rome.

Weather in Florence.

Weather in Venice.

Really cool interactive map of Rome.

Create your own pocket travel book.



Saturday, April 7th.

9AM: Arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 4 Transfer to Terminal 1.

12:40PM: Depart on British Airways Flight BA 560 to Rome.

Weather in Rome.

Links to Maps of Rome.

Google Map of Rome.

4:10PM: Arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Clear Immigration & Customs and meet your tour manager. Private motorcoach transfer to Rome.

Check into the Jolly Hotel Leonardo da Vinci.

7:30PM: Dinner at the hotel.



Sunday, April 8th. Easter Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel.

8:30AM: Those people wishing to attend the Papal Mass transfer by public transort with tour manager to the Vatican.

Links to Maps of the Vatican.

Google Map of Vatican City.

Be advised: Vatican Dress Code.

8:30AM: Remainer of group meet guide at the hotel for full day guided sightseeing tour of Ancient Rome.

Lunch Independent

~4:00PM: Arrive back at the Vatican - visit St. Peter's Basilica. (Note: The Vatican Museums are not open due to Easter.)

Transfer back to the hotel.

7PM: Dinner in the hotel.



Monday, April 9th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

9:30AM: Depart by coach to next destination.

Sightseeing stops in Siena (Independent Lunch in Siena) & San Gimignano (c. 230 miles)

Links to Maps of Siena.

Links to Maps of San Gimignano.

Afternoon: Arrive in Montecatini Terme and check into the Imperial Garden Hotel.

Links to Maps of Montecatini Terme.

Google Map of Montecatini Terme.

7:30PM: Dinner in the hotel.

Visit Montecatini Alta via the funicular railway.



Tuesday, April 10th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

9:30AM: Depart on full day excursion to Florence.

Weather in Florence.

Links to Maps of Florence.

Google Map of Florence.

11AM: Guided walking tour of Florence.

Lunch independent.

Afternoon: At leisure in Florence. Return by coach to the hotel.

7:30PM: Dinner in the hotel.



Wednesday, April 11th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

9:30AM: Depart on full day excursion to Lucca - option to visit Puccini's Birthplace or Pisa - option to visit the Baptistry and the Leaning Tower.

NOTE: Assuming the day is a choice between Lucca or Pisa.

Links to Maps of Lucca.

Google Map of Lucca.

Links to Maps of Pisa.

Google Map of Pisa.

Lunch Independent.

Afternoon: Return by coach to the hotel.

7:30PM: Dinner in the hotel.



Thursday, April 12th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

9:30AM: Depart for coach for Venice (~182 miles). Weather in Venice.

Links to Maps of Venice.

Google Map of Venice.

Lunch independent en route in Ferrara.

Links to Maps of Ferrara.

4:00PM: Arrive in Piazzale Roma, Venice and walk to the hotel (1 piece of luggage per person will be transferred to the hotel.)

Check into Hotel Belle Epoque.

Walk to St. Mark's Square.

7:30PM: Dinner in Ristorante All'Angelo.



Friday, April 13th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

9:30AM: Guided walking tour of Venice including entrance to the Doge's Palace.

Lunch Independent.

Afternoon: At leisure

7:00PM: Dinner in Ristorante al Giardinetto.



Saturday, April 14th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

8:30AM: Walk to Piazzale Roma.

9AM: Transfer by coach to Verona (~75 miles).

11AM: Guided sightseeing tour of Verona including entrance to the famous Arena and view Juliet's balcony.

Links to Maps of Verona.

Google Map of Verona.

Lunch Independent.

Time for sightseeing/shopping in Verona.

4:30PM: Continue by coach to Lodi (~115 miles) (Verona and Lodi! Are we back in NJ already?)

Links to Maps of Lodi.

Google Map of Lodi.

8PM: Farewell dinner in the Una Hotel.



Sunday, April 15th.

Breakfast at the hotel.

7:45AM Transfer by coach to Milan Linate Airport (~35 miles).

8:30AM: Check in at Milan Linate Airport for British Airways Flight BA 565 to London Heathrow Airport.

11:30AM: Departure of flight.

12:30PM: Arrive at London Heathrow, Terminal 1. Transfer to Terminal 4.

2:15PM: Depart on British Airways Flight BA 189 to Newark.

5:00PM: Arrive at Newark International Airport.



Tour Manager: Anne-Marie Scotti-Lougheed



Hotel Detail Summary:

Rome:
Hotel Jolly Leonardo
Via dei Gracchi 324
00192 Rome
Tel: +39 06 328 481
Fax: +39 06 361 0138

Montecatini Terme:
Imperial Garden Hotel
Viale Giacomo Puccini, 20
51016 Montecatini Terme
Tel: +39 0572 910862
Fax: +39 0572 910863

Venice:
Hotel Belle Epoque
Cannaregio 127/128
30123 Venice
Tel: +39 041 244 0004
Fax: +39 041 275 0159

Lodi:
Una Hotel Lodi
Via Emilia
Localita San Grato
26900 Lodi
Tel: +39 0371 410461
Fax: +39 0371 410464




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