Roman Colosseum in Italy

Family Excursion Through Rome & Florence

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Florence

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Whisk your family away with the experience of a lifetime as you traverse the ancient cities of Italy and taste the delectable flavors of a country that is revered for its cuisine. Walk the underground passages of the performers of the Colosseum before venturing out of the city to train with gladiators. Explore the abandoned streets of three ancient cities that have been blanketed in the ash of Mount Vesuvius, and cruise down the sparkling expanse of the Amalfi Coast to the birthplace of the pizza...

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Trip Highlights

  • Savor a cup of authentic Roman coffee from a long-established cafe that is famous for its secret method of fire-roasting its coffee beans
  • Delve into the works of Leonardo da Vinci and witness his plans and inventions as they are brought to life
  • Embark on a private tour through the grounds of the Colosseum, ending in the rarely seen hypogeum
  • Engage in authentic battle training with a gladiator, learning ancient Roman swordplay techniques
  • Journey back in time to walk the streets of three cities that were lost to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Descend into underground tunnels deep below the city and learn about the catacombs, the secret passageways, and the aqueducts of ancient times
  • Indulge in a day trip to Lake Albano to tour a prehistoric village, ancient Roman ports, and old battle sites via kayak
  • Immerse yourself in the creations of Galileo and the art of the Renaissance on a privately guided tour of both the Museo Galileo and the Uffizi Gallery
  • Ascend to the top of Duomo II and marvel at a panoramic view of the streets of Florence
  • Traverse the market with a professional chef to choose ingredients for an exquisite lunch that you will cook together

Detailed Description

On this tour of many of the most essential sights of Rome and Florence, you and your family will enjoy the exclusive experiences of a lifetime. You will spend three days in the heart of Rome, tasting food and drinks that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. You can spend days walking its famous piazzas before indulging in private tours through the very best cultural offerings of the Eternal City. You can immerse yourself in the life of an ancient gladiator, and together, you will explore the hypogeum, which is a part of the Colosseum that has only recently become open to visitors with very limited touring options.

From Rome, you will spend three days, enjoying day trips to live Italian experiences that cannot be missed. You will delight in tours of the three ancient cities that were frozen in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius before absorbing the unparalleled beauty of life on the world-famous Amalfi Coast. Then, you will visit the birthplace of the pizza and venture to the underground passages that reside deep below the city of Naples, sending you on a journey through time.

You and your family will spend your final three days in the Birthplace of the Renaissance: Florence. Here, you will tour the Uffizi Gallery with your private guide and experiment with tools that were designed by Galileo at the Museo Galileo. You will have the opportunity to climb all 463 steps to the top of Duomo II for a breathtaking view of the city. As you stroll through the sun-drenched paths of the Boboli Gardens, you can taste Florence’s best gelato, which may become your new favorite frozen treat. Then, you will make the most of your final day together in Italy by crafting the perfect Tuscan meal under the tutelage of a professional Italian chef. Before cooking, you will pick out the ingredients under the supervision of your private chef at a local market. With eight days of authentic and exclusive experiences, you will leave Italy completely satisfied with a strong desire to return.

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Starting Price

$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.

What's Included

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  • 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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