This itinerary unravels the three major must-sees in a trip to Italy. We rely on the best local guides, all English speaking, that will become your welcoming hosts in mesmerizing Italy.
LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Rome, Florence, Venice
Arrival at Rome’s airport; private transfer with driver to reach your hotel in Rome. You will stay at a 4* hotel, in double rooms, in a welcoming neighborhood of the city center.
Meeting with your guide (for a 3-hour long guided tour) at hotel lobby and transfer by taxi to reach the Colosseum. Visit of the Colosseum (skip the line tickets included), called by the ancient Romans "Amphitheatrum Flavium", it was built by Emperor Vespasian around 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD. Our guide will help you relive the atmosphere of the shows with wild beasts and gladiators that were held for centuries in this imposing monument. You will then visit the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums, which are a series of five monumental squares built over the course of a century and a half (between 46 BC and 113 AD) in the heart of the city of Rome by Julius Caesar and the emperors Augustus, Vespasian, Nerva and Trajan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with your private guide. With a taxi (to be paid on the spot) you will go to the Vatican Museums (skip the line tickets included). The Vatican Museums' fame is more than well-deserved, given the priceless works such as the Sistine Chapel, which houses Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam, Raphael's rooms, the Gallery of Maps and the Cortile della Pigna. From the museums we'll arrive at St. Peter's Basilica, where at the entrance we'll immediately find the wonderful statue of the Pieta by Michelangelo, along with other masterpieces of rare beauty. After a 4-hour visit you will have the afternoon at leisure to wander around the Eternal city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Full day at leisure in the Eternal City of Rome. Breakfast included at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Train transfer to Florence (Standard class). You will stay at a lovely 4* hotel in the city center, in double rooms, Bed&Breakfast.
Half day walking tour in the heart of Florence with our private guide (4-hour total). A radiant city we would like to present you through a pleasant stroll along the main points of interest, starting with Piazza Santa Croce and then Piazza del Duomo, centerpiece of religious life. Let yourself be amazed by the façade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and its magnificent dome by Brunelleschi, the Giotto’s Bell Tower and the octagonal Baptistery of Saint John. Reaching Piazza della Signoria, you will soon realize why Florence has been often designated an “open-air museum”. With the Loggia dei Lanzi on one side and Palazzo Vecchio on the other, the square is a great example of different sculptural and architectural styles. Your final stop will be the Accademia Gallery (skip the line tickets included), where the guide will reveal all the interesting details about the world-famous David by Michelangelo (did you know its eyes are heart shaped?). At the end of the visits, relax back at your hotel in the city center. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, day at leisure to explore Florence on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and train ride to reach Venice. Together with your professional guide learn more about the regional products, gastronomic traditions and Venice’s cuisine history while strolling in the Rialto market, which has been stirring the Venetians’ appetite for seven centuries. Explore the narrow charming alleyways and hidden canals nearby and enter a typical Bacaro for a taste of local cuisine. Sample plates of the Venetian snacks – known as Cicchetti and try local specialties like marinated seafood with polenta sipping a glass of regional wine and Prosecco. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the city. You will sleep at a 4* hotel, with central position, very comfortable and with a strong identity.
Breakfast at the hotel. 2-hours guided tour of the heart of Venice. The journey through the wonders of Venice starts at St. Mark’s Square, the political, social and religious heart of the Maritime Republic. Breathe the power of this place while admiring the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower adorning the airy square before plunging into the discovery of the two main landmarks of Venice.
On request, you can visit the magnificent Basilica dedicated to the Patron Saint of the city and be inspired by its glittering golden mosaics, a finest example of Byzantine architecture in Western Europe. Learn how this holy place was built and the difficulties it had to bear due to severe weather conditions. Breathe then the power of the Great Council in the Doge’s Palace, with its stunning grand halls embellished by superb paintings by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto. At the end of the tour, afternoon at leisure and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Train to reach Rome Fiumicino airport to catch your flight back home (departure from 5pm onward).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 1,890|
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 2850 - Included flights
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1100 - Excluding flights
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