We’ll explore Rome, Florence, Venice and so much more! In addition to these world-famous Italian cities, as well as the charming Italian towns of Orvieto, Siena, Montepulciano, and the islands of Murano & Burano! Experience a tour like no other, complete with stays at Luxury 4- and 5-Star Hotels, beautiful private Villas and Historic Castles!
An amazing journey totaling 10 Days/9 Nights, with:
- 3 Nights in Rome
- 3 Nights in Florence
- 3 Nights in Venice
|Available Dates:||April 28 – May 7, 2017 / September 1-10, 2017|
|We’ll Explore:||Rome, Florence, Venice, Orvieto, Siena, Montepulciano, Murano, Burano!|
|What’s Included:||Stay in Luxury 4- and 5-star Hotels, Private Villas, and Historic Castles
Enjoy 20 Delicious Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Fully Escorted, with English-speaking Tour Director
Licensed English-speaking Italian Tour Guides
Private Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vans
All Museum and Sightseeing reservations and tickets (no waiting in line)
All Airport Transfers
$300 credit towards any future trips with Anna’s Tours of Italy!
Any personal or travel-related expenses not included in scheduled itinerary
|Tour Type||“Cultural Tour of Italy”|
Day 1: Welcome to Italy!
Arrival in Rome – check into your hotel and get some rest before we start the trip of a lifetime in one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Stay in a historical aristocratic palazzo, turned into a luxury hotel, located just a few steps away from the elegant Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. You’ll be in the heart of great dining and shopping, and close to some of the major historical sites. We’ll start our journey through ancient times with a local Roman guide who will take us on a leisure walk to many amazing sites such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon (with an internal visit) and then we’ll hop on a private vehicle for a panoramic view of the city and some of its most famous landmarks like the Colosseum and Vatican. Meet your travel mates over dinner at a local trattoria featuring the best of Roman cuisine & wine! Over-night stay in Rome.
Day 2: Art through the Ages!
Escorted by a local Roman guide we’ll enter Vatican City, where we’ll visit the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (private guide + museum tickets included with preferred access, no waiting in line), and the amazing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening on your own. Why not enjoy some shopping, then dinner on your own at one of the local trattorias?
Day 3: The Roman Empire!
After breakfast, we’ll discover the splendors of the ancient Roman Empire! Travel back in time, gazing at incredible sites during our walk with a local expert guide. We’ll visit the amazing ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. We’ll also learn about the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. Our tour will then continue with a visit to the world famous Colosseum. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and dinner on your own. Savor your time in Italy, you’re now living “la dolce vita”!
Day 4: The Renaissance!
We’ll check-out from our hotel and head to Florence by private transportation. Lunch along the way in Orvieto, a beautiful hilltop town in Umbria, founded by the Etruscan civilization over two thousand years ago. Arrival in Florence in the mid-afternoon. Check-in, relax, refresh, then enjoy a private walking tour through the historical streets of Florence, guided by an expert local guide who will show you the main sites, churches, and shopping areas that Florence is known for. Then enjoy a group dinner with delicious Tuscan specialties.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Montepulciano, Pienza, and Siena!
Our first stop today is the ancient Etruscan city of Montepulciano, famous for its two distinct wines “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano” and “Rosso di Montepulciano”. We’ll visit the Castle of Montepulciano, and the beautiful Church of the Madonna di San Biagio, dating back to the 16th century. Lunch will be in a local trattoria where we’ll get to savour local specialties like pici. Afterwards we’ll drive to the charming town of Pienza for a quick visit, and then make our way to amazing Siena, where you’ll have free time to explore the town and visit its amazing Cathedral. Group dinner in Siena.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Florence, and the Uffizi Gallery!
This morning we’ll visit the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the world’s largest collection of Renaissance art by the famous masters (private guide + museum tickets included with preferred access, no waiting in line). Then your guide will take you on a delicious culinary tour through Florence’s historic Mercato Centrale, where all your senses will be delighted with colors, sounds, aromas, and gratifying flavors. Lunch featuring tastes of local specialties. Afternoon on your own in the gorgeous city of Florence – enjoy a little shopping, exploring, and discovering its amazing sites, before meeting up again for a fun group dinner!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.“
Day 7: Art
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 9: Venice, and all its Mysteries!
Day 10: The Beautiful Islands of Murano and Burano!
Day 11: Arrivederci!