Bask in the authentic charm and the simple wonder of Italy during your custom-tailored tour taking you from Rome to Capri, Lake Maggiore to Assisi. Travel across breathtaking horizons to uncover hidden sagas while gaining cultural insight into more than 3,000 years of history. Engage with the stories of the Medici family and witness the fruits of Michelangelo’s celebrated hands. Wander through lavish galleries showing the wealth of the former aristocracy and sample the treasured flavors of the...
Rome – Arrive in Rome for a Fascinating Introductory Highlights Tour
The beauty of Rome derives from the combination of haunting ruins and inspiring artwork with vibrant life filling the piazzas with an indelible culture shaped over more than 2,500 years. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival in Rome. The historical legacies of the city form a remarkable skyline spreading from church spires to tiled rooftops, medieval bell towers to the ancient dome of the Pantheon. The aroma of traditional Roman cuisine emanates from trattorie filled with roast pig and freshly made pasta topped with black pepper and pecorino cheese. After settling into the comforts of your centrally located accommodation, your guide will meet you in the evening ready to lead you on an orientation of Rome through the piazzas and fountains for which the architecture is famous.
Baroque palaces border the gorgeous cobblestone space of Piazza Navona alongside charming cafes and working street artists. The public square took shape in the 15th century atop the 1st-century BC Domiziano stadium. Gian Lorenzo Bernini created the stunning Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the 17th century as an ornate work depicting allegorical representations of the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata, the rivers on the world’s four known continents at the time. The soaring obelisk stands at the center of the four river gods representing the power of the Papal State surrounded by doves, the symbol of the Pamphili. The feature was initially brought to Rome in the 1st century AD during the reign of emperor Domitian.
Rome – The Works of the Vatican and the Ancient History of Rome
Sorrento – The Monte Cassino Abbey and Magnificent Ruins of Pompeii
Sorrento – Capri’s Grandeur and Beauty with a Full Day Excursion
Assisi – Enjoy Mystical Ambiance in Historic Assisi and Mount Subasio
Venice – The Charms of Verona before Reaching Elegant Venice
Venice – Venice’s Secrets at St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace
Lake Maggiore – Milan’s Splendor and History en route to the Alps
Lake Maggiore – The Picturesque Waters and Towns of Lake Como
Florence – To Pisa for Remarkable Architecture and Dine at a Villa
Florence – The Captivating Art and Architecture of the Renaissance
Florence – A Sensational Tuscan Wine Tour and Accademia Visit
Rome – The Tuscan Scenery at San Gimignano en route to Rome
Rome – Depart for Home
- Enjoy the best views over the entire island of Capri by taking the open-air chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro
- Uncover the World War II history of Italy in the preserved and restored art found at the Monte Cassino Abbey and the Campo Santo in Pisa
- Wander into the hidden chamber of the mysterious Council of Ten who quietly pulled the strings of Venice inside the Doge’s Palace
- Explore the intricate details of Milan’s Cathedral decorated with thousands of statues, poignant spires, and an equally dramatic Gothic interior
- Witness the breathtaking work of Michelangelo with the David in Florence and the captivating Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum
- Relax in the serene ambiance of Italian Alps when visiting the mixture of medieval and Belle Époque architecture of Bellagio on Lake Como
- Sample the remarkable breadth of flavor and aromas captured in the Tuscan wine Brunello di Montepulciano
- Discover the vastness of Pompeii with the unearthed art, architecture, and preserved history of infamous port buried under pumice and ash
- Traverse the magnificent art of Rome captured in the elegant piazzas and famous fountains including Piazza Navona the Trevi Fountain
- Bask in the unique splendor of a meal inside the former villa of infamous Florentine philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, author of The Prince
Discover the best of Italy during your two-week tour featuring fantastic cities, enchanting towns, and the famous island of Capri. Celebrate the sweet life known as La Dolce Vitafanning the flames of your love affair with the cuisine and wine, history and culture. Pasta is delectable, artwork takes your breath away, and ancient ruins strike imposing figures shaping the heritage on which much of Western Civilization was built. Italy emphasizes its epic place in a contemporary and historical context as you visit the favorite cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice, intermixed with tranquil and charming Verona, Lake Maggiore, Assisi, and Sorrento.
Your adventure crisscrossing the marvels of Italy begins with your arrival in Rome. Five nights in Southern Italy will bring to light the majesty of mosaics and phenomena of art spanning Etruscan settlements, Roman ruins, medieval frescoes, and the Renaissance evolution. The city of Rome brims with fascinating churches and adornments of the imperial capital. Visit the Pantheon, wander the galleries of Vatican to view Egyptian artifacts, Raphael’s staggering frescoes, and renowned ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Dive deeper into the history of the Second World War at the Abbey of Monte Cassino which once held 1,400 unique works of art.
The Ruins of Pompeii reveal the iconic frescos of preserved businesses and sporadic mosaics featuring gods, battles, and allegorical figures. Spending time in the luxurious seaside city of Sorrento brings you near to the Amalfi Coast and an easy ferry ride to the shores of Capri. The island offers a sensational mixture of immaculate views, marvelous histories, and fashionable boutiques. The town of Assisi in Umbria represents the charm of preserved medieval hillside settlements while also accentuating the treasured life of St. Francis of Assisi with magnificent frescos decorating the iconic basilica.
Eight nights in Northern and Central Italy allow the wonders of storytelling, architecture, and artistry to merge and bring the diversity of Italy’s epic history. The city of Verona accentuates romance with the likes of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julietwhile also basking in gardens, castles, and Roman ruins along the banks of the Adige River. Venice reflects the prestige of the former republic rising above the canals. The well-known and secret spectacles of the city surround St. Mark’s Square decorating the basilica and hiding within the walls of the Doge’s Palace.
Milan’s graceful demeanor befits Italy’s capital of commerce and fashion embodied in the elaborate Gothic cathedral before you arrive on the shores of gorgeous Lake Maggiore. Spending time in the Italian Alps offers a relaxing ambiance, storybook scenery, and a connection to the endless charisma of the lakeside towns climbing up the mountainsides. The city of Pisa contains more than the Leaning Tower emerging as a place of beauty, thought, and artful talent. San Gimignano features elegant towers and remarkable views of the countryside and a different perspective on the battles between city-states in the past. Tuscany continues to shine with wines, villas, flavorful cuisine, and the splendor of preserved Renaissance architecture and artwork of Florence inside the Accademia, Duomo, and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. Read some Zicasso travelers’ Italy travel reviews to gain further inspiration for your own trip.
$5,007 per person (excluding international flights)
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