From awe-inspiring art to luscious landscapes, from the Trevi Fountain to Siena’s Campo to Florence’s unforgettable Duomo, this is a tour that will take you past your wildest dreams and beyond the places that tourists usually go. You’ll be moved, you’ll be inspired, you’ll be captivated: whatever you long to do and whoever you long to be, you can find it on this marvelous tour of Italy.
Rome - Arriving in the City of the Seven Hills
You touch down on the outskirts of the Eternal City, excited to begin your excursion into the history and culture of this incomparable metropolis. The rest of the morning is a leisurely exercise in acclimatization: perhaps take a shower, then grab an espresso at one of Rome’s many excellent cafes before setting off for a guided tour of the best sites of one of the most famous cities on the planet.
You begin at the Piazza del Popolo, the city’s northern edge that first greeted newcomers to the city, the bells of the Santa Maria del Popolo ringing brightly through the Roman air. Then make your way to the graceful expanse of the Spanish Steps, the widest staircase on the continent. From here, meander through Rome’s labyrinthine streets and walkways until you reach the spectacular Trevi Fountain, whose peerless opulence and indescribable grandeur will steal your breath from you. Explore some of the masterpieces of classical Rome as you gaze upon the column constructed by Marcus Aurelius that marks the city’s center, and enter the Pantheon, still a feat of engineering more than two millennia after it was completed. The tour ends with a look at Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Piazza Navona and a venture into the rambunctious and charming Campo de’Fiori, one of Rome’s best city squares.
Rome - Discovering the Glories of the Empire
Rome - The Treasures of the Vatican
Siena - Heading North to Tuscany
Cortona - A Day of Rustic Italian Charm
Cortona - The People and Places of Italy’s Heartlands
Florence - Tuscan Towns, Tuscan Countryside
Florence - Exploring the Capital of the Renaissance
The Uffizi Collection
Florence - End of Your Italian Adventure
- Hit the highlights of mighty Rome, from the legendary structures of the ancient period like the Colosseum and the Pantheon to the best-known fountains and piazzas of the modern metropolis
- Explore the many cultural offerings at Vatican City, from the soaring dome and eerie crypts of St. Peter’s Basilica to the famed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
- Make your way through the charming cities and villages of Tuscany, from the imposing castle of Monteriggioni to the soaring towers of San Gimignano to the scenic Campo of spectacular Siena
- Spend an evening in the center of Italy’s enveloping countryside as you sample the life of a true Tuscan at the Relais Parco Fiorito holiday farm, where delicious food and warm conviviality await you
- End your trip in Florence, the birthplace of Dante, Machiavelli and some of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance, as well as lively piazzas and excellent shopping, from the Via Tornabuoni to Ponte Vecchio
This is an excursion into Italy’s scenic and celebrated west, where famed cities and hidden villages alike offer incredible insight into the culture of this one-of-a-kind country. This 10-day tour will take you on a journey unlike any you’ve ever known before, filled with stories and song and charming locals. From the Palatine Hill to the banks of the Arno, this is Italy at its best.
Begin in Rome, the capital of Italy and home to some of the most memorable sights in the Western World, secular achievements like the Colosseum and testaments to God like the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy three days in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to some of the country’s greatest edifices and most darling piazzas, explore the smaller towns of Tuscany like Siena and San Gimignano, where you’ll find life moves to a rhythm and a melody that can exist nowhere else.
Quaint towns and opulent villas. The miracles of Michelangelo and the world’s best boutiques on the Via Condotti. The splendors of the Renaissance and the triumphs of Ancient Rome. Whether you long to discover Tuscany or have yearned to see the streets of Rome, this is the tour that will show you it all.
$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.
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