The pleasures of an Italian vacation are many thanks to the seaside villages, cobblestone history, grand galleries, and the many relaxing piazzas. The sights here are majestic as you travel to Assisi, Venice, Montecassino, and Pompeii, but it is also the laid-back atmosphere and the everyday indulgence that makes the journey so pleasurable. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this highlights tour will cover both the sights and the authentic Italian experience with overnights in the Amalfi Coast,...
Amalfi Coast – Cocktails, Coastline and Charm
Rock formations tumble into the Mediterranean as colorful villas etch themselves into cliffs and sunlight dances through small villages. This is the Amalfi Coast, where nature, history, and culture find a harmony. Touch down in Naples, and it is just a short drive south to your hotel. Meander through the bewitching coastal landscape to reach a little village perched over the sea, and then take your first early-evening stroll to join the locals who sit on small piazzas as you settle into the Italian experience. Of course, the views are pretty, and the village seems to come from a postcard, but you will soon appreciate that true Italy is far more than what you look at.
Amalfi Coast – The Amalfi Coast By Sea and Land
Amalfi Coast – Discovering Pompeii and Sorento
Rome – From the Benedictine Abbey to Eternal Rome
Rome – The Highlights of Imperial Rome
Rome – After Hours at the Vatican Museums
Perugia – Vineyards and Piazzas in Umbria
Perugia – Enchanted by Assisi
Viareggio – Immersed in Lush Landscapes and Back to the Coast
Viareggio – Spending the Day in Cinque Terre
Florence – Masterpieces of Uffizi and More
Florence – Uncovering the Art of Renaissance
Venice – A Gondola to St Mark’s After Hours
Venice – More in the City of Canals
Venice – Departure
- Be enchanted by the sea with a couple of nights in Viareggio, a beautiful Tuscan town on the Mediterranean
- Take a gondola down the Venetian canals and enjoy exclusive after-hours access to Basilica San Marco
- Immerse yourself in the traditions of Umbria, including Orvieto, Assisi, and two nights in a village outside Perugia
- Wonder at the marvels of Rome with a three-night stay in the Eternal City, including after-hours access in the Vatican Museums
- Escape into the Renaissance world with a couple of nights in Florence, where the art and architecture is incomparable
- Ease into your vacation with several nights on the Amalfi Coast where colorful villages meet with coastal charms
- Visit the Benedictine Abbey at Montecassino to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting, Italian delicacies and a journey through the countryside
- Engage with your local guides as their intimate first-hand knowledge adds detail to all of the sights
Italy has dozens and dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites set alongside the incomparable art galleries and historical monuments. The architecture is as diverse as it is spellbinding as you move from Rome to Florence to Venice. Perhaps no other country has as many sights, but the Italian experience is so much more than just it’s many icons. Many are tempted to rush between the many famous sites, but the Italians themselves would never do such a thing as they live life slower, and this laid-back atmosphere is pervasive everywhere you go. Locals love the small pleasures of espresso on a medieval piazza, lunch in a cobbled village, or an early-evening walk as dusk turns the church domes to a golden hue. This handcrafted tour brings these pleasures to your life as you travel leisurely enough to experience the real Italy.
Your two weeks in Italy are spread across six overnight destinations as your journey takes you from southwest to northeast. Of course, the sights are magical, and with two weeks you can crisscross through 2,000 years of history. Regional distinction is another Italian highlight, and each of the destinations has been handpicked for its inimitability. On most days you will go out exploring, either by stepping outside from your hotel, or your local guide will lead you to vineyards, villages, ruins, and other little highlights close by. This is Italy, so every day runs to a laid-back rhythm. Your guides will discuss your itinerary with you each day, and you can make adjustments depending on your energy levels. In a country like Italy, you will often get to experience more by doing less.
Begin with the Amalfi Coast, and it is lush and laid-back, a coastal getaway that eases you into Italy and into your vacation with cocktails, cruising, cliffs, and cathedrals. Stop next in Montecassino on route to several nights in Rome, where one of your many highlights will be an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums. Dive into old-world Umbria, Orvieto, and Assisi, complemented by a small village overnight experience. Explore Tuscany and stay once more on the coast, this time Viareggio, and even more authentic than Cinque Terre, which you will also you visit. The next days are spent in Florence, and then you end in Venice, where after-hours access to Basilica San Marco is as memorable as the gondola ride to get there. You will end having visited six overnight destinations in two weeks, and found all of the little pleasures to be found in between them all. Looking for the best Italian travel experiences? Consider browsing our Italy for Seniors travel reviews page.
$4,120 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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