Italy is like a great masterpiece waiting to dazzle the viewer. On first impression, she amazes you with her beauty. Upon a closer look, her details and history enrapture you—as you’re awestruck by the ruins of Rome, the majesty of the Vatican and the surreal waterways in Venice. Finally, you leave changed forever by the magic of this incomparable place. We invite you to indulge in the enchanting experiences that await you in this itinerary as well as our carefully selected collection of...
Rome - Welcome to Italy!
When you arrive in Rome, your driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Relish the fact that you’re in one of the world’s most amazing cities. Start exploring the city by wandering the ancient streets just beyond your hotel to get your bearings and get into the local culture. When in Rome, do as the Romans do! Soak up the sun at an outdoor café with an espresso and stroll through the piazza while savoring gelato. For dinner, take a walk over to the Piazza Navona, with its hopping nightlife, illuminated fountains, street performers and sidewalk musicians. The piazza is ringed with restaurants and their tables sprawl out into the piazza, making it easy to find an osteria serving traditional Roman cuisine. Try the simple dish of cacio e pepe (pasta with pecorino romano sheep cheese and black pepper), or enjoy the classic spaghetti alla carbonara.
Rome - Walking Tours of the Roman Forum and Famous Monuments
Rome - Guided Tour of the Vatican City and Leisure Time
Florence - Travel from Rome to Florence - Afternoon Guided Tour of Florence
Florence - Explore Renaissance Art in Florence
Florence - Full-Day Excursion in Charming Tuscany
Florence - Leisure Time in Florence and Excursion to Pisa
Florence - Wine-Tasting in the Chianti Region
Venice - Travel from Florence to Venice
Venice - Discover Glorious Art and Culture
Venice - Tour the Lagoon Islands and Enjoy Classical Opera
Milan - Travel from Venice to Milan
Milan - From Medieval Wonders to Leonardo’s Last Supper
Milan - Depart Milan
- Imagine life of the ancients as you stroll through the Roman Forum
- Visit the Pantheon, an ancient Roman temple that had the largest dome in the world until the Renaissance
- See the awe-inspiring Saint Peter’s Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel
- Stroll through the piazzas, enjoying daily gelato stops and people watching
- Explore a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence
- Take an excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and other architectural marvels
- In Venice, sail down the Grand Canal, the most beautiful “main street” in the world
- Soak up the enchanting ambience, beautiful art and exquisite architecture in Venice
- Elegant window shopping and coffee stops in the fashionable city of Milan
- See Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” painting, by special appointment
The tour begins in Rome, a fascinating city that is a foundation of Western Civilization. Imagine life in ancient times as you walk in the steps of Julius Caesar at the Roman Forum. Become awe-inspired at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most important churches in the world. With a monument, fountain or statue to admire at every turn, everyday life in Rome is a work of art in itself.
Next you’ll visit the idyllic countryside of Tuscany. In Florence, visit the renowned Uffizi Gallery, where the list of masterpieces reads like a veritable who’s who of art history. After immersing yourself in culture, enjoy an excursion to Pisa for a look at the world-famous Leaning Tower. In the rustic Chianti region, take a drive through the picturesque country roads on your way to ancient vineyards. You’ll experience the dreamy atmosphere of tiny medieval hilltop villages that seem frozen in time.
Serene and surreal, Venice awaits you next. With its mysterious mist-shrouded ambience, hidden bridges and tiny passageways, Venice will take your breath away! Wander off the beaten path and get lost in a maze of medieval streets and hidden Renaissance courtyards. Romantics will want to sip a Bellini at Harry’s Bar and then take a musical gondola ride under the moonlight.
Finally visit bustling Milan, where you’ll be marveled by the medieval castles, gothic grandeur and designer labels. In one day, you can shop at Prada, dine on ravioli at the Dolce & Gabbana Gold Restaurant, and sip champagne at the La Scala opera house before watching a performance. Conveniently scheduled for the last days of the trip, Milan is the ideal place to shop for specialty items and designer fashion pieces before you return home.
$5,007 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.
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