Couple taking sunset gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Romantic Italy Getaway: Art, Food, Gondolas & More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Vernazza...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Italian masterpieces embody love and grace. Romance and spirit passed through the ages and experienced during your customizable, couple’s tour of Italy that celebrates storybook architecture and immerses you in the treasured culture. Sample incredible cuisine that captures the essence of passion, and cruise down candlelit canals. Delight in delicious wines that have been produced on scenic, coastal cliffs, and stroll along remarkable medieval fortifications. Whether discovering ancient foundations...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the serene romance of a private evening with a gondola ride through the secluded canals of Venice
  • Indulge in the celebrated flavors of Italian cuisine during a spirited couple’s cooking class that highlights the delicacies of Tuscany
  • Explore the captivating, seaside panoramas of the five towns of Cinque Terre with a private wine tasting tour in the village of Manarola
  • Venture down the Brenta Canal on a scenic cruise, discovering the elegance and opulence of preserved villas that are decorated with unique artwork and design
  • Embrace the charm, passion, and spirit of Verona when visiting the home of Juliet Capulet who is the patron of love and is known for her Shakespearean role
  • Discover the treasures of Florence with a private, guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery that highlights the brilliance of Botticelli and the greater Renaissance
  • Witness the splendor and sophistication of Lucca’s dramatic, preserved walls and fascinating, central tower that is complete with a hidden garden

Detailed Description

The culture of Italy is known around the world for its passion, romance, and conviction to la dolce vita, which you will indulge in and explore during your 7-day, romantic couple’s tour of Italy. This journey will bring the splendors of this dreamy destination to the forefront in cities like Florence, Verona, and Venice. You will spend time visiting the charming villages, which make up the renowned Cinque Terre to combine heritage with the scenic coastline of Liguria. You will also enjoy the fanciful architecture of the Brenta Canal as it takes you from Padua to the Venetian Lagoon and shows you a mixture of tenderness, opulence, luxury, and affection.

Your stunning couple’s tour of Italy will begin with your arrival in Florence, which is known for its Renaissance beauty in architecture and art. Your two nights in the capital of Tuscany reveal the majesty of the past and the alluring ambiance that is cast by the cobblestone lanes and the displays of master artists. You will have an immersive introductory tour of the renowned landmarks of the city as well as a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery where works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo stand. Revel in the romantic flavors of a private multi-course cooking class and the alluring aromas that drift from the indulgent restaurants.

Before arriving in the town of Vernazza and the Cinque Terre for two nights, you will stop in the city of Pisa to view the wonders around Piazza dei Miracoli, which includes the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Santo. You will also have time in the charismatic city of Lucca, which is known for its central tower and surrounding walls that cast a marvelous influence over visitors who are eager to find glamour along the narrow-cobbled lanes. With another night in Vernazza, you will have the opportunity to wander the paths that connect the five villages before delighting in a private wine tour in the town of Manarola. This tour highlights the flavors of the landscape with samples of locally made wine, bread, and cheese.

On your way to spending two nights in Venice, you will stop in the city of Verona for a tour that celebrates the rich history and legendary connection with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Upon reaching Padua, you will board a boat to cruise the Brenta Canal and view the elegant villas that line the waterway en route to the Venetian Lagoon. Your private tour of the famous city on the water will lead you through the spectacular designs of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace. In the evening, you will savor the ambiance of the night in Venice with a private gondola ride through the smaller canals that are imbued with the true romance of the city and Italy.  Read more here about the other exceptional experiences our travelers have appreciated in their travel reviews of Italy.

Starting Price

$2,501 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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