View of St. Peter's cathedral at sunset in Rome, Italy

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Lucca...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Soak up the essence of Italy during this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Discover hidden gems around every corner of Italy’s charming cities, stroll along cobblestone streets while taking in the smell of roasting espresso beans and freshly wood-fired pizza, and hear the sounds of church bells as they ring across the piazza. In Italy, you will explore ancient sites, bask in world-renowned artistic masterpieces, and taste local delicacies such as artisan olive oil and regional wines from the many vineyards...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Ancient Rome with an expert guide, diving underground beneath the Coliseum floor, navigating together the maze of passageways in this restricted access area
  • Shop designer boutiques along the exclusive Via del Corso in Rome, wandering down the nearby narrow alleys that are overflowing with inviting shops and cafes
  • Traverse the world’s smallest sovereign state, Vatican City, while marveling at the largest church in the world of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Savor homemade gelato, artisan olive oil, and world-class wines from your table at the edge of the piazza during the daily aperitivo, which is a relaxing evening cocktail-hour
  • Immerse yourself in Renaissance Art in Florence’s world-renowned galleries, roaming through endless rooms of creative masterpieces
  • Bask in the sunset over Florence from the romantic Piazzale Michelangelo, watching as the sky changes into pink and purple hues, which will be reflected in the Arno river below you
  • Sail through the canals of Venice on a relaxed Gondola ride as your Gondolier serenades you with the sounds of traditional Italian folk music
  • Learn the art of glass blowing in a private class on the island of Murano, and be inspired to create a colorful creation of your own

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

  • Accommodations
  • 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.

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