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Paul was aware of the importance of the first Christian community of Rome. In fact much of the correspondence that he wrote addressed the brothers and sisters living in the capital of the empire. Most likely even Peter, the first President of the Church after the departure of the Savior, reached the center of an already developed communication system, willing to spread the “good news” throughout its ramifications. After almost 2000 years from the endeavors and extreme sacrifice of these Authorities, their message is strongly reaffirmed as the ancient metropolis is seeing the construction of a temple! Will you be there to be part of this history changing event? In addition to that explore ancient religious and monumental sites in Rome. Get acquainted with characters such as Michelangelo, Donatello, da Vinci, Botticelli, Amerigo Vespucci, and the infamous Medici clan that sponsored the renaissance movement. Jump back in time visiting perfectly preserved Tuscan cities and Venice, with its romantic canals. 

Day 1 - Arrive Rome Italy
Transfer to hotel and remainder of day at Leisure.
7:00 pm This evening there will be a meet and greet.

Day 2 - Rome
Rome, The eternal city - a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting and absolutely unique! Today we will visit St. Peter's Square, see the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

Day 3 - Rome
Today visit the mighty Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain, and the Piazza di Spagna and other sites.

Day 4 - Rome
Optional Service Project/or Shopping and free time.

Day 5 - Rome Temple Open House - Florence
Today will attend the temple open house. We will have lunch near the temple. There will be an afternoon transfer to Florence.

Day 6 - Florence
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medici will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a local guide, which includes many of the major plaza's and the Duomo. Top off the day with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia.
Already seen Florence? Hike the nearby town of Fiesole with a certified hiking guide. This is the hillside above Florence where Leonardo da Vinci first tried his flying experiment. Enjoy breathtaking views of Florence while you you take a dip in the pool as well as visit the ruins of the first settlement in the Florentine valley.

Day 7 - Pisa - Lucca
This Morning, drive to Pisa for a visit to its Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower. Later, head on to Lucca. Where you will enjoy a bike tour of this beautiful city.

Day 8 - Siena - San Gimignano
Drive this morning to Siena where you will be given a guided tour of the city and then will be given free time to explore on your own. After lunch journey to San Gimignano, one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways and 14 towers.

Day 9 - Venice
This morning we will drive to the amazing city of Venice. Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real live city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and little quite piazzas. There will be an orientation tour and a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in a gondola through the grand canal.

Day 10 - Venice
This morning you will be free to explore Venice on your own. In the afternoon we will travel by water taxi to the islands of Murano and Burano. Murano is famous for blown glass and Burano is known for its lace. This evening we will have a group farewell dinner.

Day 11 - Depart for home 
Today sadly you must say goodbye to your new friends and this beautiful country and return home. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your trip home. Early morning transfers are not a problem.

What this tour includes: Shuttle from Rome airport to hotel at 2 assigned times. Shuttle to Venice airport at assigned time. Nights of the first to the tenth day in hotel accommodation, double occupancy. Transportation to scheduled visits. Most meals. Guided visits and museum entrances to scheduled appointments, extra schedule activities.

A $65 deposit and an application form are required in order to secure your participation. Total cost of this tour is $2000(Family pricing avaliable) . Spots are limited so please sign up ASAP. To book please access the link below. We cannot guarantee entrance into the dedication ceremony, but we will visit the temple during the open house. This is not sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, however we strive to uphold all of the standards brought forth by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Tour leaders are worthy Italian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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