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Having survived the rise and fall of empires for over 3,000 years, the Eternal City is one of the world’s most captivating capitals. The alluring scent of a freshly brewed cappuccino emanates from the countless cafes residing by the architectural marvels of the Renaissance era, the medieval piazzas, and Byzantine mosaics. Experience a taste of Italy’s La Dolce Vita, the Sweet Life, in Rome.

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David is a marble statue by Michelangelo at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy

Italian Renaissance Tour: In the Footsteps of Michelangelo & Da Vinci

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The majesty of the Renaissance is at your fingertips, draped across the ceilings of elegant villas in Rome and crowning the skyline of Florence, along with hiding inside unassuming churches and ancient Abbeys in Milan. Your custom tailored tour of Italy will encompass the evolution of Italy’s Renaissance, from its noted beginnings inside of a Paduan chapel to the jewels of the period that decorate the museum galleries. Wander through frankincense and polished marble halls and then take a lasting look at the Sistine Chapel’s splendor. Marvel at the Last Supper’s delicate features as you indulge in art and architecture that changed the trajectory of the Western World.

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Sculptures by modern masters against the background of the ancient Temple of Juno, Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

Culture, Tradition & Beauty of Southern Italy Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

This is the Italy of ruin and prestige, artistry and strongholds, an Italy steeped in culture deriving from ancient life. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the majesty of Southern Italy, from Naples to Palermo, connecting the heritage of the past with the traditions of the present. Greek temples tower over rocky promontories. Roman villas provide insight into the wealth and opulence of emperors. Lush citrus groves grow on terraces stretching beneath limestone cliffs, and the Mediterranean Sea shines with turquoise water against gold-sand beaches. Follow the trails of history to discover the welcoming traditions of Southern Italy.

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Facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Lecce, Puglia, Italy

Grand Tour of Italy’s Baroque Art & Architectural History

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Architectural perfection emanates from the Baroque churches and palaces of Rome as the fountains accentuate the boldness and power of the noble families and the private chapels highlight the lavish lifestyles. Your tour is custom tailored to immerse you in the intimate and detailed splendor of the Baroque, an embodiment of majesty and triumph expressed in art and architecture. Whether an art enthusiast or first-time visitor to Italy, you will discover the elegance and prestige of the Baroque art period in the frescoes that decorate the Cathedral naves and the fountains that adorn the open piazzas that lead you from Rome to Lecce.

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Panorama Arno river and Ponte Vecchio bridge, Florence, Italy

Seven Luxurious Days in Rome & Florence Itinerary

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,920

Bask in the extravagance of the Roman Empire and the opulence of the Renaissance. Your custom tailored tour will immerse you in the luxuries of Italy’s decadent past and pamper you with contemporary treasures. Dine on a four-course meal with wine pairings in a historical restaurant in view of a marvelous Cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of popes while you explore the hidden passageways in the palace of a Roman emperor. Revel in secluded splendor as you tour the Sistine Chapel and find breathtaking beauty in Michelangelo’s David. Italy holds resplendent charm and lets you experience the past and present in one luxurious week.

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View of Rome, Italy at sunset

Uncovering the Secrets of Rome Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

The glory of Rome knows no bounds as the city embodies 3,000 years of history as it accentuates the opulence of ancient life, medieval tradition, Baroque artistry, and contemporary views. Fountains adorned with intricate marble statues decorate piazzas as the scent of fresh pasta emanates from countless mouthwatering restaurants. The Colosseum towers over Rome’s past on the edge of the city center, and the Sistine Chapel radiates the unique view of a master artist. You will be immersed in the glory of the Eternal City with a perfect custom tailored tour dedicated to exclusivity, luxury, and majesty.

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Flower fields, a village near Florence, Tuscany

Romantic Getaway to Rome & Tuscany

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

The splendor of Italy will inspire everlasting memories that you and your partner will always cherish. Linger in the evening light as it glints off of the rippling water of the Trevi Fountain, and then share a private moment over a several coursed meal on a river cruise through Rome. Enjoy the luxury of a private Tuscan villa and bask in the perfect sip of wine while gazing out at emerald hills. Relish intimate cobbled lanes of medieval hill towns and savor the quiet gardens of an opulent palace during your custom tailored tour dedicated to the romance of Italy.

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Traditional Italian vegetable market

Lazio Culinary Tour: Vineyards to Kitchen Table with Private Cooking Class

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

The kitchen window opens to views of verdant hills sweeping down into volcanic lakes near the edge of ancient Rome. The scent of sizzling garlic entices your palate. Strawberries contrast the bright green oak trees. Sip a glass of local wine beneath a shady parasol and bask in the view of the 13 towns known as Castelli Romani during your custom-tailored culinary tour of Lazio. Wander the meandering lanes of medieval towns overlooking ancient craters and indulge in indulgent cuisines while learning recipes passed down for generations.

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Vatican aerial view, Rome, Italy

VIP Tour of Rome & Vatican City

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

The glory of Rome knows no bounds; the city embodies 3,000 years of history, accentuating the opulence of ancient life, medieval tradition, baroque artistry, and contemporary views. Fountains adorned with intricate marble statues decorate piazzas. The scent of fresh pasta emanates from countless mouthwatering restaurants. The Colosseum towers over Rome’s past life on the edge of the city center, and the Sistine Chapel radiates the unique view of a master artist. You will be immersed in the glory of the Eternal City with a perfect custom tailored tour dedicated to exclusivity, luxury, and majesty.

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Garden of Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy

Verdant Gardens of Rome & Vatican City Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The gardens of Italy’s Lazio region overflow with color, bringing an artistic representation of the landscape to life. Surround yourself with the aroma of roses and chestnut trees. Follow historic mosaic pathways meandering through the verdant grass. Listen to the music playing from a medieval fountain, powered by the water coursing through the long-established channels. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the opulent gardens of Rome and the villas of nearby towns, accentuating the splendor of bright magnolias and aromatic herbs growing along the medieval ruins in a secret oasis.

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Trevi Fountain the largest fountain in Rome, Italy

Best of Greater Rome Tour: Wonders of Lazio

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

When in Rome, the entire world melts away. Enchanting frescoes decorate ancient church walls. Sculptures adorn villa gardens. The scent of espresso lingers in the morning air, and the aroma of freshly made pasta drifts through the streets in the afternoon. Your custom tailored 2020-2021 tour encompasses the brilliance of Rome, from the iconic museums to the secluded hideaways locals prefer. Visit the countryside escape of popes and wander the preserved boulevard of ancient Rome’s once bustling port. From cuisine to history, culture to landscape, Rome will entice you with its opulence, which spans more than two millennia.

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Chianti vineyards, Tuscany, Italy

Italian Indulgence: A Food & Wine Tour of Tuscany, Umbria, & Lazio

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

Rome will make your mouth water with the ineffable flavors of cuisine emboldened with history and tested with time. Sip the bittersweet flavor of an espresso in view of detailed baroque fountains. Sample the crumbly herbaceous Pecorino cheese directly from the makers' shelf. Wander along vast vineyards blanketing the hillsides leading to medieval walls. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the culinary delights of Italy, letting you bask in the flavors of fresh pasta and a culture known for its cooking. Traverse the countryside of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio to find perfection in the kitchen.

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Gelato on display in Italy

Family-Friendly Rome Tour: From Gelaterias to Vatican Museum

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Let Rome become your family’s playground as ancient history and medieval strongholds capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. Imitate the brushstrokes of contemporary artists while capturing the beauty of Piazza Navona. Dig your hands deep into fresh pizza dough before putting the dish into a brick oven. Scour famous galleries in search of hidden images while on the ultimate museum scavenger hunt. Wander the polished halls of opulent palaces and learn the ways of gladiators who once fought in the Colosseum. History becomes family fun; family fun becomes lifetime memories during your custom-tailored trip to Rome.

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Namaste in Rome & Casperia Vacation: An Active Yoga Retreat

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

Inhale the aroma of fresh olive groves filling the air; exhale slowly, as you absorb the tranquil atmosphere of being in a secluded medieval town. Your custom tailored tour immerses body and mind in an unforgettable yoga retreat on the outskirts of Rome. Traverse the Sabine Hills on horseback to connect with the timeless vineyards and emerald trees. Refresh your spirit in the thermal baths at Viterbo. Discover enchanting ambiance at the ruins of Rome and embrace majesty in the artwork displayed in the Vatican Museum. Balance Italian flavor with the spirit of tradition during your active journey around Rome and Caserta.

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Visions of the Past: Art & History Tour of Rome and Elba Island

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

The splendors of Rome and the beaches of Elba offer the perfect escape into mystique, legend, and opulent history. Your 10-day tour immerses you in the continued grandeur of empires and the stunning beauty of the Mediterranean landscape. Witness captivating mythology captured by Bernini in timeless sculptures. Enjoy kneading soft dough against your skin as you shape delectable pasta. Embrace the lavish palaces of Napoleon during his island exile and bask in the warm sunlight glinting off the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Legend and history blend into an exciting getaway when relaxing in the luxuries of Rome and Elba.

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When in Rome Tour: The Ins & Outs of The Eternal City

9 Day Custom Tour

From$2,515

Whether an artist or amateur archeologist, a lover of food or spirited adventurer, your custom tailored tour immerses you in the splendor of Rome, a city in which every step tells you another tale in time. The subterranean tunnels of the necropolis beneath the Vatican lead you to the tomb of St. Peter. The scent of roasted espresso emanates from charming cafes with tables set along cobblestone streets. Fountains crafted by Bernini come second only to palaces designed by Michelangelo. Ancient life looms large; the historic mansions embody aristocratic opulence and the glory of Rome perseveres.

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Highlights of Rome, Naples, Tuscany & Umbria Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

The roads of Rome encompass palaces and cathedrals, fountains and statuary, layering the city with unforgettable beauty. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the culture around the Eternal City with private guided tours and full day excursions to ineffable sites. Dig your hands into soft dough while making homemade pizza. Wander through ancient catacombs telling the early tales of Christianity. Stroll through a hidden cloister guided by a soft-spoken nun and sip wine with a view of antique city walls. The marvels of Italy encircle Rome, allowing you to experience history, mystery, and enchantment at every turn.

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Wine and Golf Tour of Italy: An Escape to Vineyards & Fairways

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

Only in the Italian countryside can the game of golf and exquisite wine tasting go hand-in-hand as you indulge in both throughout your vacation. Your custom tailored tour will combine the pleasures of the serene fairways with the flavors of celebrated wineries in the heart of Italy. See the treasures of Rome and sip a beautiful glass of wine in view of the famous Tuscan hills. Relax in a private villa and practice your swing on a driving range that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the historical cellars to the championship courses, you will find the perfect combination of luxury and activity in the beautiful towns, the ancient monuments, and the secluded greens.

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An Immersive History & Culture Tour of Rome & Florence

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

From imperial streets to lavish church naves, opulent Baroque palaces to elegant representations of biblical history, Rome and Florence exhibit their past both in the open streets and within the lavish museum galleries. Your custom tailored tour will bring the past to life and immerse you in the majesty and history of Italy as you discover hidden crypts beneath the streets of Rome and the secret walkways that amble above Florence. Embark on a journey that spans the ages to witness the layers of time that continue to inform the art, architecture, and culture of the Western World.

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Pearls of Rome & Le Marche Tour: Discovering Indigenous Treasures

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

Many of the most beautiful things in the world are found tucked away and hidden, and your custom tailored tour of Rome and the Le Marche region brim with the often undiscovered. From the known monuments of ancient Rome to the hidden Renaissance hilltop town of Urbino, you will scour the forest for black and white truffles, linger in the overlooked majesty of opulent churches and wander along a meadow radiant with wildflowers in bloom. Reach into the wonders of Italy where you can touch the splendors of Rome and the Le Marche.

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Assisi to Rome: A Trekking Tour of Italy

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

The walking routes to Rome are lined with picturesque olive groves and emerald oak forests, historically guiding pilgrims to the Eternal City. Your custom tailored tour combines the majesty of the countryside with the charms of the secluded hilltop towns around the Italian regions of Umbria and Lazio. Hike the trails that circle hidden crater lakes, discover an enchanting vineyard situated in an antique stone farmhouse and nourish your body and mind with a refreshing dip in the ancient thermal baths. Immerse yourself in the splendors of the landscape and culture as you follow the Via Francigena from Assisi to Rome.

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Secrets of Rome and The Sabine Hills Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

Rome will fully immerse you in history and culture as you take in the ancient columns and lavish palaces as historical roads wind into the countryside to lead you to medieval villages along the Sabine Hills. Every day is an adventure and every adventure a discovery as you are brought face to face with catacombs and villas, cliff-carved churches and preserved stone homes filled with unspoiled regional traditions. During your custom tailored Italian tour you will indulge in the aromas of comforting cuisine, witness the monumental achievements of the Roman Empire and linger in the charms of secluded hilltop villages that offer views to St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Active Tour of Rome & Cinque Terre: Hiking & Biking Through History

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

The best way to soak in the beauty of Italy is to let the splendid antiquity and wondrous landscape surround you. Listen to trivia about ancient Rome as you jog along the banks of the Tiber River. Follow the footpaths that overlook the Mediterranean Sea as you hike the towns of Cinque Terre. Relish the refreshing aroma of olive groves as you cycle the Appian Way and then relax in the resplendent walkways of the Borghese Villa gardens. Your custom tailored tour will blend the pleasures of Italian culture with the delights of an active lifestyle during your custom tailored tour of Rome and the Ligurian Coast.

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Kid-Friendly Tour of Rome & Florence

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,195

Ancient history and Renaissance art come to life inside the opulent palaces and the dramatic castles of Rome and Florence. Your kids will dig their hands deep into pasta dough while making traditional Roman cuisine, look into the lens of an ancient telescope once used by Galileo and don the lavish clothing of the Medici court inside a hidden gallery. Bike along an ancient Roman highway and wander into the subterranean tunnels of early Christian catacombs. You will uncover the endless majesty of Rome and Florence as a family and create lifelong memories in the historical cities during your custom tailored tour.

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Best of Rome to the Amalfi Coast Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,745

Travel deep into the soul of Italy during your custom-tailored tour that features the best of Rome to the Amalfi Coast. Sun-bleached coastline and pastel-colored homes decorate the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline while majestic fountains adorn the public plazas of the Eternal City. Private tours take you into the inspiring Sistine Chapel and the gripping history of ancient Greek temples. Traverse natural grandeur and elegant culture on the island of Capri, delight in immersive streets at Pompeii, and indulge in traditional flavors with Neapolitan pizza when experiencing the wonders of the Amalfi Coast and Rome in addition to all of the splendors in between.

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Best Time to Visit Rome
Church of Saint Luca and Martina, Roman Forum and Colosseum in Italy
Best Time to Visit Rome

Rome is a city brimming with iconic antiquity and unforgettable connections to the Christian faith, making it an exceptional destination to visit any month of the year. The Roman Forum makes the daily life of ancient Rome nearly tangible, while the Vatican Museum displays breathtaking masterpieces from over a millennium. Whether visiting the Colosseum or enjoying an antique market, the following list provides the best time to visit for every traveler.

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Top 9 Things to Do in Rome
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Top 9 Things to Do in Rome

Rome is the essence of Italy and the root of the connected culture across the peninsula. As the heart of Italian heritage, the remarkable architecture and access to sensational artworks only underscore the layers of history, evolution, and prestige. The Eternal City is timeless in its allure, from the towering Colosseum to the hidden catacombs, distinctive neighborhoods to dynamic local flavors, and there are so many essential things to do.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Rome
Roman Forum in Italy
10 Best Places to Visit in Rome

The 10 best places to visit in Rome capture the spirit and essence of a city that stands as the icon of antiquity and the center of the Christian world, and you can experience it all during your Italy tour.

Explore the ancient ambiance of an amphitheater where gladiators entertained. Visit the historic city center where the aromas of fresh pasta or sweet pastries sweep across the cobblestone streets. Discover ancient catacombs or uncover often-overlooked masterpieces of art and architecture as you travel the layered treasures of the unparalleled city.

From the popular to the unfamiliar, the legendary to the ethereal, you can embrace the best of Rome as you explore the history, culture, and heritage that define Italy’s capital.

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6 Dishes to Try While on Vacation in Rome
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6 Dishes to Try While on Vacation in Rome

When visiting Rome, you have your choice of delectable cuisine from around the country, but authentic Roman flavors have evolved through centuries of social, political, and cultural changes that date back to the center of the ancient empire.

The city’s position as the former epicenter of an empire allowed the culture to absorb the gastronomic heritage from visiting merchants, immigrants, and political affiliates. Even with newer trends and growing international cuisine inside the city, food in Rome remains a source of pleasure that you can discover during your Italy tour.

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