Italy offers a sense of romance, a depth of history and an irresistible variety of gastronomy that is unrivaled anywhere else in the world. This handcrafted adventure showcases the best of this divine destination. Guided by local experts, you will retrace the steps of ancient eras, discover the stories behind ruins and admire the impressive architecture, from past to present. Wake up your senses with exquisite flavors and aromas, immerse yourself in the passionate Italian culture and embrace the experiences that most people only ever dream of. Welcome to La Dolce Vita!
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at 5:50 PM (by Flight BA556), you will be picked up the Rome airport outside the arrivals customs area (driver will be holding a sign with your name on it) and transferred to the train station. You will board the train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, your private driver will meet you inside the station in front of the pharmacy driver will be holding a sign with your name on it) , and take you to your hotel. The rest of your day is free at your leisure. (This service is on a private basis.)
Nestled around the Arno river, is this surprisingly small city gave birth to Renaissance giants, and has reaped the cultural rewards ever since. For the art lover, there may not be a greater city in the world to get intimately acquainted with. From the hidden history of the Medici family, to the towering accomplishment of Il Duomo, thousands of stories swirl around this beautiful place. Even today, artists, fashion designers, and other cultural magnates originate from this city that continues, despite its size, to influence western art every year.
This afternoon, you'll make your way to the Caffe San Firenze in the Piazza San Firenze to meet your guide, wearing a fuchsia shirt. Please arrive by 2:15 PM for a smooth start (tour departs at 2:30 PM). Beginning from one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world: Piazzale Michelangelo, you can take in the sights and historic panorama of Florence lying before your eyes.
First stop is the Accademia Gallery, famous for its David of Michelangelo, the unfinished works of art Prigioni, San Matteo, la Pietà di Palestrina and other masterpieces by the great artist. The tour ends with a stroll through the historic streets of the city and Piazza Duomo. Learn the secrets of Giotto’s Bell Tower and discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors (including the famous Porta del Paradiso). Last but not least, visit the amazing and breathtaking Cathedral itself.(This service is on a group basis.)
Today you will have a full day at leisure to continue exploring Florence on your own.
This morning at 9:00 AM, your private guide will meet you at your hotel. Spend the day discovering the Chianti region with your private driver and guide. You will see some of the most beautiful towns in Italy such as Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni, and passing through the wonderful Tuscan countryside.
After the tour, return to your hotel in the evening. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure to keep on discovering the beauty and art of Florence. (This service is on a private basis.)
This morning at 9:15 AM, you will be picked up at your hotel in Florence and transferred to the train station. You will then board your train to Venice for your next adventure.
Welcome to Venice, you will be picked up at the train station (assistant and porter will wait for you at the arrival platform) and transferred to your hotel via a water taxi! (This service is on a private basis.)
At some point, Italians convinced themselves that building a city of stone and marble over water was a fantastic idea. These same Italians have hosted feasts, festivals, tourists, and have kept the party going for hundreds of years. Venice represents authentic Italian audacity, and the result is a beautiful landscape, with a grandeur unlike anywhere else in the world.
This afternoon, you'll make your way to the Poste Italiane (post office) on Calle Larga de l'Ascension to meet the tour assistant, who will be waiting holding a sign that says "TOUR". Please arrive by 3:15 PM to ensure a smooth start (tour departs at 3:30 PM). Spend the day discovering the unique and fascinating corners of Venice! Walk on the beaten path and travel back in time in places were time has stood still. Enjoy the panoramic walking tour with your guide in places like Piazza San Marco, and Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”). The theatre is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. The Scala del Bovolo is a unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches and Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architectural icons of Venice. (This service is on a group basis.)
After your walking tour, you'll be given a voucher to join an optional visit by private boat to Murano Island to visit a glass factory and discover one of the great Venetian arts. Please note that this is a free excursion by private boat, and is not included in the original tour. If you have other plans for the afternoon, we recommend declining, as it may take longer than the scheduled time.
After a great time in Venice, it's time to head back to Rome. You will be picked up at your hotel in Venice at 9:45 AM and transferred by water taxi to the train station. Sit back and enjoy your train ride to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, your private driver will meet you in front of the pharmacy at Platform 1 on the Via Marsala side to take you to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
There are few places on earth where the epic scope of human history can be witnessed all in one place. From ancient Roman ruins, to Renaissance masterpieces, to the modern hustle, human endeavors across three millenia converge in this beautiful, romantic metropolis. The history can be seductive, but a worthwhile Roman experience is finding a secluded, locals-only cafe and slipping into a lifestyle written about in novels, and documented in countless films.
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel at 6:30 AM and transferred to Naples for a day trip to Naples & Capri! When you arrive in Naples, you will take a jet boat to reach the island of Capri. You will have the option of taking motorboats to reach the blue grotto. Visit Anacapri, situated at 280 metres above sea level from where you will have a wonderful view of the Bay of Naples. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will have some free time to take unforgettable photographs and purchase local products before returning back to Naples. After disembarking you will then take the coach to Rome. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today is free at your own leisure. Rome is known for its beautiful history, art, and food! You can take a stroll to a local museum or historical sites while having lunch and dinner at local restaurants called trattorias. Today would also be a perfect day to get all your shopping done and take advantage of the amazing quality of apparel available.
Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel in Rome, you will be met by your driver at 8:30 AM and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.
We wish you safe and happy travels home! (This service is on a private basis.)
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