Positano, Italy

Italy Family Vacation: Coastline, History, and Food

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Sorrento, Pompeii, Positano, Rome...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Experience history and culture as it comes to life during your custom-tailored family tour through Italy that highlights the monuments, landmarks, and customs from the Amalfi Coast to Bologna, Rome, and Florence. Your immersive experience captures the splendor of Renaissance art and the brawn of ancient gladiators, offering a unique perspective of the past. Make delicious pizza as a family, scour for treasures in celebrated museums, and participate as classic cities become interactive galleries...

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Trip Highlights

  • Embrace the history of gladiators in Rome during a fun and educational gladiator training before a private tour of the Colosseum
  • Venture through the hidden passageway of the Vasari Corridor in Florence during a private treasure hunt in the Uffizi Gallery
  • Discover the sensational flavors of traditional Neapolitan pizza during a hands-on cooking class in Sorrento
  • Delight in a delicious feast inside Vatican City before partaking in an after-hours tour of the celebrated museum to view the Sistine Chapel
  • Revel in the life-like thrills of driving a Formula 1 Ferrari with a remarkable simulation inside the Ferrari Museum
  • Indulge in the customary flavors of Bologna with a family-friendly cooking class that offers insight into the celebrated ingredients and recipes of Bologna 
  • Craft your own souvenir during a private art class that makes majolica tiles in the charming town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast
  • Embrace the history and flavors of Parmigiano Reggiano with a private tour of a cheese factory outside of Parma that is complete with a pleasant tasting
  • Uncover the past with a magnificent art tour of the Archeological Museum of Naples, finding connections to the immersive ancient streets of Pompeii

Detailed Description

From the natural splendor of the Amalfi Coast to the historical grandeur of Rome, and from the culinary delights of Bologna to the magnificent display of the ancient world at Pompeii, your 10-day family highlights tour of Italy brings to light the breadth of the Italian Peninsula’s wonders that have been designed specifically for your family’s tastes. Your experience will capture the majesty of the past and the captivating preservation of heritage with private tours that will be guided by specialists, ensuring the marvels of the Renaissance in Florence or the thrills of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello create everlasting memories that will be enhanced by your surroundings.

Your family tour of Italy will begin with your arrival in Sorrento, where you will have three nights to explore, discover, experience, and enjoy the beauty along the Bay of Naples. Your immersive tours around Sorrento will introduce you to history of the city along the island and its connection to the neighboring former kingdoms along the Amalfi Coast and Naples, immersing you in the enchanting ambiance of artifacts that are on display in the Archeological Museum in Naples and the fascinating villas, objects, and life that has been unearthed at Pompeii. When exploring the Amalfi Coast, you will find the pleasures of the scenery combined with interactive activities such as crafting your own majolica tile in Positano and learning how to make traditional pizza.

You will continue your remarkable exploration of Italy with two nights in Rome, where you will explore the remarkable monuments of the city during a scavenger hunt. The depth of beauty and wonder in Rome will come to light with another day of discovering ancient Rome with a specialist guide while also learning how to become a gladiator during a private training session. Dinner and an after-hours tour of the Vatican will crown your distinctive exploration of the Eternal City.

Two nights in Florence will highlight the splendor of the Renaissance and the prestige of the Medici family with private, guided tours of the monuments around the city, unveiling hidden chambers in the likes of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Your final two nights in Bologna will connect your family to the culinary traditions of Italy inside the marvelous setting of the medieval city. You will follow your knowledgeable guides in the kitchen to cook an elaborate family-friendly meal, sample celebrated cheeses from the region, and step beyond the kitchen for an enticing Formula One simulator at the Ferrari Museum.

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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.

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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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