Philippines, Vatican · 7 Days · 20 Moments · May 2017

Italy May 2017

27 May 2017

7th Day : May 26, 2017 (Fri) - Flight back home ✈️ May 26 (Fri) ETD : 12:40 Rome Fuimicino (T1) - Amsterdam Schiphol via KL-1602 ETA : 15:10 Amsterdam Schiphol (2H & 30M) 1,026 miles ETD : 20:45 Amsterdam Schiphol - Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l via KL-807 May 27 (Sat) ETA : 14:55 Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l (12H & 20M) 5,841 miles ETD : 16:15 Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l - Manila ETA : 18:45 Manila (2H & 20M) 721 miles ♻ Stop over in Taoyuan Taiwan
6th Day : May 25, 2017 (Thu) - "The Grandeur That Was Rome" - Fast track entry to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica - Late lunch - Ancient Rome tour including Colosseum - Free time for shopping - Dinner at local restaurant - Stay overnight in Rome - "Hotel NH Collection Roma Giustiniano" Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
5th Day : May 24, 2017 (Wed) - Long land travel from Florence to Assisi - Breakfast at the hotel - Proceed to Assisi : 4H & 7M ✅ 400.0 km - Lunch at a local restaurant - Walking tour of Assisi - Depart for Rome : 2H & 19M ✅175.5 km - Check in at the hotel and group dinner at a local restaurant - Stay overnight in Rome - "Hotel NH Collection Roma Giustiniano" Assisi is a hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region. It was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181–1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis is a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of St. Francis have been attributed to Giotto and Cimabue, among others. The crypt houses the saint’s stone sarcophagus.
4th Day : May 23, 2017 (Tue) - Exploring Florence Walking tour of Florence in the morning - Depart for "The Mall" for outlet shopping - Dinner at a local restaurant - Stay overnight in Florence - "Grand Hotel Cavour" - Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
3rd Day : May 22, 2017 (Mon) - Arrival in Florence by a coach - Board a coach and depart for Florence - Arrive in Florence and hotel check in : 2H & 39M ✅236.2 km - Dinner at a local restaurant - Stay overnight in Florence - "Grand Hotel Cavour" - Grand Hotel Cavour Florence: The Grand Hotel Cavour is found in the historic part of the beautiful city of Florence in the noble residential palace of the Stiozzi-Ridolfi families.
3rd Day : May 22, 2017 (Mon) - Arrive in Padova (Piazza ) and have a walk to the Basilica of St. Antonio de Padova - Padua is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region. It’s known for the frescoes by Giotto in its Chapel in 1303–05 and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony. The basilica, with its Byzantine-style domes and notable artworks, contains the namesake saint’s tomb. In Padua's old town are arcaded streets and stylish cafes frequented by students of the University of Padua, established in 1222.
3rd Day : May 22, 2017 (Mon) - Quick tour to Verona - Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House." The Verona Arena is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances.
3rd Day : May 22, 2017 (Mon) - After breakfast the group check out and headed for Zambon for a factory tour. - Zambon is an Italian company that has been operating in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry since 1906. Headquartered in Bresso, in the Province of Milan, the company has business operations in three continents: Europe, South America and Asia. The company employs approximately 2,600 people in 15 countries and its integrated organisation consists of Zambon Company SpA, the industrial holding company for the group which comprises Zach System (fine chemicals), Zambon SpA (pharmaceuticals) and Z-Cube (Research Venture).

26 May 2017

2nd Day : May 21 , 2017 (Sun) - End of tour and take Pagoda ride for a dinner at a local restaurant and stayed overnight in Venice - "Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Venice" - Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City
2nd Day : May 21 , 2017 ( Sun) - Time for a late lunch in a local restaurant and have a walk tour and glimpse of Venice

25 May 2017

2nd Day - May 21 ,2017 (Sun) - From Venice Marco Polo Airport the group were greeted by a local tour guide and check in for an overnight stay at : 🏨 Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Venice 🌏 Via Bonfadini ,1, Mogliano Veneto ☎ +390415977001

23 May 2017

2nd Day : May 21 , 2017 (Sun) - Arrival at Venice Marco Polo Italy

21 May 2017

2nd Day : May 21, 2017 (Sun) - Arrival to Venice Marco Polo in Italy from Amsterdam Sciphol (1H:45M) Venice Marco Polo Airport is the international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland 4.3 nautical miles (8.0 kilometres; 4.9 miles) north of the city in Tessera, a Frazione of the Comune of Venice nearest to Mestre. Due to the importance of Venice as a leisure destination, it features flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada and the Middle East. With 9,624,748 passengers having passed through the airport in 2016 and over 90,000 aircraft movements,it remains the fifth busiest airport in Italy. The airport is christened after Marco Polo and serves as a base for Volotea and easyJet.
2nd Day : May 21, 2017 (Sun) - Touchdown at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from a 12H & 55M flight from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, province of North Holland. It is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls. Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and Jet Airways and as a base for EasyJet and Vueling.

20 May 2017

1st Day : May 20, 2017 (Sat) - Flight to Venice Italy with lay over in Taipei Taiwan & Amsterdam Netherland Flight Schedules : ✈️ May 20 (Sat) ETD : 20:05 NAIA Manila (T3) - Stop over to Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l Airport via KL-808 ETA : 22:25 Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l Airport (2H & 20M) - 721 miles ETD : 23:55Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l Airport T2 , Gate D7 - Amsterdam Schiphol NE ✈️ May 21 (Sun) ETA : 06:55 Amsterdam Schiphol (12H & 55M) 5,841 miles ETD :14:25 Amsterdam Netherlands (T1) - Venice Italy via KL-1655 ETA : 16:10 Venice Marco Polo Italy (1H & 45M) - 585 miles ♻ Stop over in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Total Flying Time including Stop Overs : 20H & 05M 🌏 Time Zone : Manila has no time difference with Taiwan :Manila & Taiwan is 6 hours ahead of Venice