Bask in the romantic experience of a lifetime as you and your partner are treated to the most magical views, tastes, and sounds of Rome and Florence. Far from the reliance on simple candlelit dinners or horse-drawn carriages, this luxury tour leads you and your partner through the streets of Rome on a vintage Vespa to sample the best of Italian cuisine in addition to strolling the streets of Italy’s most charming cities. If you are looking for magic, romance, and utter luxury, this 8-day adventure...
Rome – Ascend the Aventine Hill for a View of Rome Like None Other
Today, you and your partner will embark on the couples tour of a lifetime. Your driver will pick the two of you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel, which will be located at the heart of the Eternal City. You can today slow and allow yourselves to adjust to the bustle of Rome.
Your first day together in Italy will be all about luxurious refreshment. Once you have settled into your suite, your driver will transfer you to what is often referred to as the “keyhole to Rome,” which is the Garden of the Oranges. Perched above the Tiber River, this park opens up to sweepingly stunning views of the city of Rome and are ingrained with the sweet fragrance of the oranges. These orange groves are said to have been planted by Saint Dominic who transported the first sapling from ancient Spain. Legend tells us that Catherine of Siena picked oranges from this grove to create candied fruit for Pope Urban VI. You can climb the Aventine Hill for the best view of the city. You can take your time strolling together through the grounds of an ancient fortress that was constructed in the late 1200s. You can also soak in the symmetrical, 8,000 square-meter setting of a garden that was designed purely for pleasure. You will not want to miss the chance to peek through an inconspicuous keyhole on the iron gate that guards the Priory of the Knights of Malta. This experience will offer a striking view of Saint Peter’s Basilica that is framed by the hedges of the garden.
You will end your first day in Rome with a three-star Michelin dinner in one of Rome’s most prestigious eateries. Your host will guide you through choosing the perfect wine from the 60,000 bottle collection that this restaurant keeps on hand. This restaurant offers not only 3,000 years of history with touches that stem from all throughout ancient and modern Roman history but also a candlelit terrace from which to take in an incredible view of the heart of the city itself.
Rome - Traverse through the Streets on a Vespa to Quartiere Coppede
Rome - Trace the Paths of the Villa and Galleria Borghese
Rome - Discover the Delights of the Testaccio Market
Florence - An In-Depth Tour Through Two of Tuscany's Top Wineries
Florence - Witness the Craft of Ancient Leather-working
Florence - Journey to a City Tucked into the Etruscan Hills
Rome - Indulge in an Ancient Florentine Tradition
- Peek through the Keyhole to Rome in the Lush Garden of the Oranges
- Fly through the ancient streets of Rome on a classic Vespa to the fairy tale streets of the city’s smallest district
- Delve into the art and grounds of Rome’s pleasure palace, the Galleria and Villa Borghese
- Immerse yourself into Italy’s top cuisine and products at the Testaccio Market
- Marvel at a rich al fresco opera performance at the Teatro dell’Opera
- Delight in the offerings of two of Florence’s top wineries following private tours of their inner workings
- Descend into the halls of an ancient Franciscan monastery to follow the process of leather crafting from start to finish
- Float down the Arno River on a private, romantic cruise that is complete with wildlife sightings and a gourmet picnic
- Wander the aromatic streets of Fiesole and discover one panoramic view after another with Florence in the distance
- Engage in an ancient Florentine tradition by sharing a sunrise kiss on the steps of the Piazzale Michelangelo
Discover the magic of Italy during an excursion of Rome and Florence, which has every experience steeped in a romance that cannot be matched. From the streets of the Eternal City to the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy is imbued with an intimate atmosphere like no other country in the world. Your journey will begin in Rome with a stroll through the Garden of Oranges, which is perched high above the city streets, after your private driver transfers you from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. This romantic garden stroll will be followed by a three-star Michelin meal at a gourmet eatery, which boasts a 60,000 bottle collection of the finest wine that Italy has to offer. Your accommodation’s central location puts all of the scenic and culinary delights of ancient and modern Rome at your fingerprints, allowing you to traverse this iconic city with ease and without missing out on any of the magical experiences that it has to offer.
Together, you will speed through the back streets of the city on a fully personalized Vespa tour, bypassing the tour groups and traffic as you visit the highlights of Rome. During this magnificent tour, you will witness sites that are both well-known and less-traveled, including Rome’s “fairy tale neighborhood,” which is otherwise known as the streets of Quartiere Coppede. The following day, you will meet your guide for an in-depth tour of the pleasure palace of Rome, the Villa, and Galleria Borghese. Here, you will witness the rare art that was collected by 16th century Cardinal Borghese. You will also be provided with a private rowboat for a sunset visit to the Temple of Asclepius.
While in Rome, your private guide will walk you through the ancient art, architecture, and greenery of the city. You will enjoy top tier seats at an al fresco opera performance and indulge in the best products that local creators have to offer in the city’s Testaccio Market, which is a market that includes a food stall that serves Michelin-starred piccoli morsi or small bites. Following your first-class train transfer to the city of Florence, you and your partner will be provided with the opportunity to savor the best that Tuscan wine has to offer at two of the world’s most elite wineries. You will wake up on your first morning in Tuscany to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city from your luxurious hotel before meeting your guide for a walk through an ancient Franciscan monastery to discover the makings of one of Florence’s top creations: leather.
You will touch the most supple, sumptuous leather that has been crafted by leatherworkers in an ancient tradition and carefully preserved through centuries. You will even be able to purchase one of the fine creations if you choose. After the cool darkness of the halls of the monastery, you will float together in the cool breezes of the Arno on an evening river cruise that will be complete with light snacks and a paired local wine. The following day will lead the two of you on a private ride out of the city to a village that is tucked deep within the Etruscan Hills and set high enough so that you can enjoy a panoramic view of the rooftops of Florence. Your driver will return you to your hotel in the evening, so you will be ready to tackle a truly Florentine experience at dawn on your final morning. Day eight will find the two of you climbing the steps of Piazzale Michelangelo, where lovers for generations have shared a traditional kiss at sunrise among the rose garden and Michelangelo replica sculptures that are set against the hills of Tuscany. Afterward, your driver will transfer you directly to your terminal at the Roman airport. Each detail of this luxurious, 8-day trip is optimized so that every moment of your time in Italy is idyllic from your sunset cruise down the Arno River to the early morning view of the streets of Florence. On your adventure, you will see and taste the best that Rome and Florence have to offer, igniting a passion that will follow you for a lifetime.Italy is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Italy trip operators can personalize the experience for you.
$2,859 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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