Umbrian Hills in the Midday Sun, Italy

Italy Family Vacation for First Timers

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome, Florence, Umbrian Countryside, Perugia...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Immerse yourself in Italy with unique and interactive experiences at every turn. Travel through Italy’s heartland with stops in bustling, metropolitan cities and countryside estates before walking the cobblestone avenues of ancient gladiators, sailing down gentle waterways, and basking in the Tuscan sunshine. The architectural and artistic masterpieces, colorful frescoes, and gorgeous mosaics will give you something to take your breath away before you master the art of Italian cuisine and learn...

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Trip Highlights

  • Dig in and get your hands dirty at an archeological excavation at the Roman Forum
  • Lounge poolside at a private estate that is nestled in the rolling hills of Umbria
  • Invent and indulge in chocolate creations at the Perugina House of Chocolate
  • Admire the Tuscan sunset in a Florentine Gondola on the Arno River
  • Master the art of the perfect pizza with a private chef in Florence
  • Explore the massive flagship Eataly location, where you will taste Italian favorites from every region
  • Learn about the evolution of the automobile industry at the National Automobile Museum
  • Marvel at the largest cathedral and stadium in Milan, Italy

Detailed Description

Italy has something every member of the family will enjoy. A perfect combination of old-world charm and modern comforts, Italy will wow you with its majestic scenery, cuisine, and history. This family-focused experience will show you the best of what Italy has to offer from the capital of Rome to the bustling Northern hub of Milan. Interactive adventures and expert guides along the way will take your trip over the top and allow adults and children alike to develop an appreciation of the sites, history, and culture of Italy.

Your trip will begin in Rome, where you will delve into the world of ancient gladiators. No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Coliseum, and your private guide will bring this amphitheater to life for you and your family with tales of riveting gladiator matches. The impressive, intact ruins of the Roman Forum next door will continue to paint a vivid picture of day-to-day ancient Rome. You will take part in an excavation with a professional archeologist, where each member of your family can uncover treasures from the past.

After a busy stay in Rome, it will be time to revel in the height of relaxation at a private, countryside estate in Umbria. This home away from home will be yours for the next few days, so you can leisurely soak up the Tuscan sun, cycle along the winding country roads, and swim in the crystal waters of your private pool. Hands-on activities at this working farm will keep every member of your family occupied and enthralled, and a day trip to the Umbrian capital of Perugia and its famous chocolate factory will be on your schedule, which is where you will see how chocolate is made. Afterward, you will create exclusive creations of your own.

After a rejuvenating stay in the Umbrian countryside, it will be time to venture to the Tuscan capital of Florence. Its candy-colored cathedral will invite you inside to view its intricate interior and its dome that will be the perfect viewpoint to look out over the burnt orange tiled rooftops of the city. Florence has no shortage of palaces and manicured gardens to explore, and you will marvel at the ornate dwellings of the courtiers. After indulging in many Italian culinary specialties, you and your family will be provided with the opportunity, in Florence, to learn the art of Italian cooking with lessons in pizza and gelato making.

Departing from the heart of Italy, you will explore the country’s vibrant north, which will have a distinctly different feel to the places that you have visited thus far. Turin is filled with interactive experiences, and the National Cinema Museum, National Automobile Museum, and flagship Eataly location are just a few of these unique and exciting destinations that you can enjoy. Milan has some of the biggest and best landmarks in Italy, including the country’s largest cathedral and stadium, where you can feel small among these architectural behemoths. With so many beautiful locations to enjoy, this luxurious, 9-day tour of Italy covers the perfect highlights to introduce you and your family to intoxicating Italy.

Italy is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Italy tour operators can personalize the experience for you.

Starting Price

$3,217 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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