"We loved the trip to Italy! We traveled June 4 - June 9. We left Rome and stopped in Assisi for lunch (beautiful mountain town), stopped in Siena and then spent 2 nights in Florence (an exciting city on a river and the tour of the Statue of David). Took an afternoon trip to Pisa. Then went to Bologna to walk through the markets and have lunch and stopped in Padua. Spent 2 nights in Venice with a gondola ride and toured the Murano glass factory! On the way back to Rome stopped in Montepulciano (right in the middle of Tuscany) for lunch. Spent 2 more nights in Rome and toured the Vatican - Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square and Basilica. I loved seeing the countryside driving to each town. I liked stopping in the towns for a couple of hours for a small tour and then some free time. The tour was a good pace. We kept busy the whole time. Lucy,our tour guide, was an expert at knowing how much time to do everything - excellent pace. It was an excellent tour! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a good feel of what Tuscany, from Rome to Venice, is like. Ciao!Wendy "