Explore the incomparable cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice on an 8-day family vacation to Italy. Ancient gladiators come to life in Rome as you tour the Colosseum and experience Roman gladiator school. Be transported back to the Renaissance as you witness art masterpieces in Florence and become immersed in the delicious cuisine with an exclusive pizza making class. Feel the magic of Venice as you ride a gondola around the famous canals. Stops in the enchanting Orvieto and the quintessential...
Rome – Arrive in Rome and Tour of Villa Borghese and Borghese Gallery
You and your family will arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino airport to begin an exciting and immersive vacation in some of Italy’s most treasured cities. A private transfer will lead you from the airport to your lavish hotel that will be located in the heart of the eternal city. Your first afternoon in Rome will be highlighted with a private tour of Villa Borghese and Borghese Gallery. The main villa and land were once owned by the noble and famous Borghese Family, but today it is the site of multiple museums, attractions, and one of the most beautiful parks in Italy. First, you will tour the Borghese Gallery, which is located inside the main villa and is widely considered to be one of the best museums in the world. Here, you will see works by great Italian artists such as Bernini and Caravaggio. You will be fascinated by the well-preserved mosaics and detailed statues as you tour the gallery. Your guide will then lead you outside into the warm sun and endless acres of scenic gardens. Here, you and your family can unwind and enjoy the park for the rest of the afternoon. With additional museums, a lake, and even a zoo, there will be something for everyone to see and enjoy.
On your first night in Rome, you can feast on a delicious Roman meal that will be served family-style, as young and old alike will continue to become enthralled with the sights and sounds of Italy’s capital city.
Rome – Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with Gladiator School Experience
Rome – Full Day Tour Including Vatican City
Florence – Tour Orvieto En Route to Florence
Florence – Tour of Main Attractions and Pizza Making Class
Venice – Explore Pisa and Arrive in Venice
Venice – Tour of Top Sites and Mask Making Experience
Venice – Depart for Home
- Explore the museums and gardens of Villa Borghese
- Attend a gladiator school experience in Rome
- Tour Vatican City and view the Sistine Chapel
- Visit the undergrounds tunnels of the city of Orvieto
- View the stunning artwork of master artists in the Uffizi Gallery
- Take a pizza making class at an authentic restaurant in Florence
- Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Enjoy a gondola ride around Venice
- Make your own Venetian mask during a private hands-on class
You will arrive in Rome on day one to begin a wonderful family vacation in Italy. After checking into your first grand hotel, a local guide will lead you on a private afternoon tour of the gorgeous Villa Borghese and Borghese Gallery. The gallery, which is located inside the magnificent mansion, is where you will get the opportunity to see the works of many famed artists. You will then have several hours in the park to enjoy more of its attractions. You can choose to tour another museum or simply relax in the lush gardens. As the day concludes, you will indulge in your first delicious meal in Italy, and on the second day of the trip, a local guide will provide a tour of some of Rome’s landmark sites. You will visit the monumental Colosseum before partaking in an exclusive Roman gladiator school experience. You and your family will get the chance to learn the techniques of these ancient warriors as you choose your sword and prepare for the arena. A visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will round out your tour for the day. Day three will be your last day in Rome but will be filled with exciting destinations. You will see the glorious Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps before heading to Vatican City. From St. Peter’s Basilica to the unrivaled Sistine Chapel, your visit will be unforgettable.
You will depart Rome after breakfast on day four to begin the scenic ride to Orvieto. Here, you will be greeted upon arrival by a local guide who will lead you on a tour of the city’s historical landmarks. Your visit to Orvieto will be highlighted with an underground tour where you will explore a maze of tunnels and caves that are hundreds of years old. Your charming ride will then continue, and by evening, you will arrive in Florence. You can enjoy a typical Florentine dinner as you begin to take in the sights of this renowned city. A private tour of Florence’s top destinations will await you on day five. You will see the best of Renaissance art and architecture during your visits to the Florence Cathedral, Uffizi, and Accademia Galleries. From the cathedral’s phenomenal dome to Michelangelo’s David, you will truly be brought back in time to the Renaissance as you view these treasured masterpieces. You and your family will then get the chance to attend a fun pizza making class at an authentic, local restaurant. You will make the perfect dough and pick all the best toppings before savoring your homemade pizza for dinner.
After breakfast on day six, you will embark via private transfer for the Tuscan city of Pisa. Here, you will tour Pisa’s most memorable attractions, including the Cathedral, Baptistery, and of course Leaning Tower. You will appreciate the amazing view of the city from the top of this famous landmark. Your ride will then continue, and you will arrive in stunning Venice by early evening. After checking into your waterfront hotel, you will delight in a private family gondola ride around Venice’s world-renowned canals. Day seven will feature a tour of the essential sites of the city. You will visit the sensational St. Mark’s Square where you will tour St. Mark’s Cathedral and its impressive bell tower, in addition to the nearby Doge’s Palace. After a savory lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants, you will engage in a hands-on mask-making class. Here, you will learn about the history of the colorful and ornate Venetian masks as you design one for yourself.
You will have time for one last breakfast and saunter around Venice on day eight before your private transfer leads you back to the mainland and then Marco Polo Airport for your return flight home. This incredible family journey to Italy’s premier cities will be a trip that is treasured by all the members of your family. Looking for the best Italy travel experiences? Consider browsing our Italy travel reviews page.
$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.
- 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.
Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service
4.89 stars based on
Reviewed By Jennifer J.
Reviewed By Jeff a.
Reviewed By Brock T.
Reviewed By Lisa B.
Reviewed By mark p.
Reviewed By Kathleen E.