Admire the wonderful gilded frescoes of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice.

Art, Culture & History of Italy Itinerary

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Venice, Murano, Florence, Siena...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

The Renaissance brought talent and taste, the love of art and architecture, cuisine and history. Your personalized Italy itinerary will bring the perfect balance of knowledge and activity, flavor and discovery for the aspiring modern polymath. Bask in the pristine beauty of Michelangelo’s David and traverse the galleries of the Vatican to reach the Sistine Chapel, and then indulge in the layered flavors of rustic Tuscan cuisine before trying your hand at crafting the perfect gelato. From...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the intricate details and magnificent scale of Michelangelo’s David while visiting the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence
  • Wander through history as you follow the footsteps of gladiators during your private tour of the Colosseum
  • Find a new appreciation for the art of glassblowing as you enjoy a demonstration and private instruction on the island of Murano
  • Learn the fine art of Tuscan cuisine during a private cooking lesson in Florence
  • Indulge in the sweet tastes of gelato before trying your hand at creating your personalized flavor
  • Stroll the ancient streets of Pompeii with your private guide to view preserved homes, mosaics, and architectural style
  • Enjoy the luminescent waters of the Mediterranean Sea as you visit the Blue Grotto on the famous island of Capri
  • Bask in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive to explore the charming towns found along the 25-mile coastal road
  • Relish the marvelous gilded frescoes that overtake the exterior arches and interior vaulted ceilings of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
  • Savor the flavors of Tuscany on a wine tour of a private estate near Siena

Detailed Description

Incredible Italy provides visitors with eclectic tastes the opportunity to satisfy every curiosity on a 10-day itinerary dedicated to art, history, and culture. Your adventure will begin with your arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your private vaporetto bound for your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to view the Grand Canal or traverse the various bridges at the heart of the labyrinthine central island.

Wake the next day and your guide will lead you on an in-depth private tour of the city highlights, from St. Mark’s Basilica to the Doge’s Palace. Continue to the island of Murano for an introductory tour of the charming lanes and a glassblowing demonstration, and then learn the celebrated art and its history while trying your hand under the guidance of a personal instructor. Travel south the next day by private transfer to Florence, the city of the Renaissance to enjoy a whirlwind tour of the Accademia and Uffizi galleries before partaking in a cooking lesson to learn the fine art of Tuscan cuisine.

Travel to Siena the following day en route to Rome, and enjoy the charming medieval walls and towers of the former rival to Florence before continuing to a winery for a private tasting. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators the next day with a grand tour of the Colosseum, and then your guide will escort you to Vatican City to view St. Peter’s Basilica and the splendors on display in the Vatican Museums. Spend the next day exploring the piazzas and fountains of Rome, visiting the Castel Sant’Angelo and the Spanish Steps before indulging in gelato during a gelato making class.

Continue as your private transfer will escort you to Pompeii en route to the Amalfi Coast. Traverse the ancient roads for insight into the past, and then enjoy a full day excursion along the Amalfi Coast the next day to visit the charming towns that stretch from Positano to Vietri sul Mare. Move on the next day as you take the ferry for a full day on the island of Capri to visit the Roman villas, the elegant shopping streets, and the celebrated Blue Grotto. Your private transfer will greet you at your hotel near Ravello the last day and escort you to Naples Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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