View of the city and cathedral of Siena, Italy

Quintessential Tour of Italian Highlights

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome, Florence, Amalfi, Siena...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

There is something for everyone on this luxurious 10-day journey of the Italian highlights. From the sweeping hills and olive orchards of the region of Tuscany to the placid shores of the Amalfi Coast, travelers are provided with ample time to relax between excursions that are handcrafted to ensure maximum enjoyment. Immerse yourself in the cultural treasures that abound in this unique landscape.

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Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the history of ancient Rome that is exhibited in the excavations and ruins of the Roman Forum
  • Immerse yourself in history as you run your hands along the flanks of the Colosseum and feel the indentations of vandalism committed in an age before spray paint when you needed a chisel to deface public buildings
  • Enjoy a subterranean excursion through an ancient necropolis that served as the foundation for the Church of Rome
  • Marvel at the imagination of such masters as Michelangelo and Da Vinci through a visit to the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence
  • Savor the tasty traditions of Tuscan cuisine through a guided cooking course
  • Bask in the Mediterranean rays of Amalfi through a visit to one of its sun-soaked beaches
  • Survey the vistas of Southern Italy through a boat tour of the Amalfi coast, where you will learn about its illustrious past before enjoying local treats as you glide along the waves

Detailed Description

It is no surprise that Italy remains one of the most visited countries in all of Europe. This enthralling, 10-day adventure through Florence, Rome, and Southern Italy seeks to help you understand why visitors keep returning to this spectacular region. The best time of year to visit the cities and villages on this excursion is early Fall and Spring after the hordes of summer have departed or before they have arrived. As August is the major holiday month for locals, you can expect busy hotels and beaches throughout this month as international visitors and Italians jockey for the best beaches and shortest lines.

You will begin this journey in the Eternal City and the Seat of Papal authority. Rome has long filled history and art books with its notable achievements and memorable sights, but nothing will beat running your hands along the flanks of the Colosseum that rears out of the urban cityscape of Rome like some untamable beast. You will also be able to see the fresh tomatoes sauce as it is expertly layered on to the Margarita pizza that you just ordered in addition to hearing the melodious way Italians communicate, even those who are expressing their passionate discontent as they navigate Rome’s bustling streets. After indulging in visits to the ruins of ancient Rome, witnessing the artifacts of Rome’s Renaissance past, and participating in an exploration of the Vatican’s foundation, your second leg of the journey will begin at the notorious capital of Tuscany, Florence.

As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence will ensure that you witness the inspired works of notable masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. It will also ensure that you can indulge in the gastronomic delights that make Tuscany an international destination for those who are searching for the perfect pasta plate or glass of wine. Next, you will depart the landlocked city of Florence in search of a wetter environment that will appear through the famous coastline of Amalfi. It is here that you will have the opportunity to witness the maritime brilliance of this prior republic in addition to some of the most scenic views in the whole county. You should be on your guard because the notorious Sirens that tempted Odysseus on his wayward voyage home in the Odyssey are believed to inhabit these coastal waters. This tour is designed for those who are seeking the best of Italy, and it will ensure that your introduction to the iconic country is saturated in highlights.

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.

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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