Frediano castle in Florence, Italy

Essence of Italy Tour: Cities, Ruins, Canals, History & Beauty

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome,  Naples,  Pompeii,  Assisi...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The combined stories of history, art, and nature that spread throughout the country will show you the quintessence of Italy on this 11-day highlights tour.  Storied ruins, Renaissance masterworks, romantic canals, and whispered flavors will come to life beyond the cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice, where you can find the allure of architecture, landscapes, and ambiance creating the essence of Italy along the way.

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Trip Highlights

  • Traverse the canals of Venice on a gondola ride through the city
  • Visit the collection of Renaissance masterworks at the Uffizi Gallery
  • Witness the grandeur of Michelangelo’s David
  • Sample the tremendous flavor of local wines
  • Follow in the footsteps of the revered St. Francis of Assisi in his hometown
  • Discover the majesty hidden within the ash of Pompeii
  • Tour through the antiquity of Rome including the majesty of the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
  • Wander through a secret Medici passageway in the Uffizi, a unique tour not offered to the general public

Starting Price

$3,933 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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