On this 12-day trip to Italy, you will experience the awe-inspiring landscape of Tuscany, and enjoy sumptuous and delicate wines from the heart of Chianti. Stand in awe of the soaring dome of the Duomo, and enjoy the magnificent achievements of artistic expression that fill the Uffizi. You will tour the Vatican and learn the inimitable history that fills the Roman Forum. On the coast, you may want to walk along the stunning cliffs near Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. This is a vacation...
Benvenuti in Italia!
Today you land on the outskirts of Florence, the capital of the famous Tuscany region. Florence is one of the great art cities in Europe and the home of Renaissance masters and the greatest artists of Italy’s rich and illustrious history. A private driver will escort you from the hotel to your elegant hotel that is located right in the heart of this charming and captivating city. You will get a glimpse of the famous dome crowning the Duomo di Firenze that dominates the skyline and the languid flow of the River Arno that slowly snakes through this serene conglomeration. You can spend the afternoon and early evening weaving your way through the Florentine alleyways and side streets before settling in for dinner at one of the city’s best restaurants: grab a sensational view of the city at the Restaurant Terrazza Brunelleschi or visit Il Cibreo near Santa Croce for an incredible and indulgent selection of traditional Tuscan fare.
Exploring the Heart of the Italian Renaissance
The Unforgettable Sights and Flavors of Cinque Terre
Magnificent Meanderings Along the Med
The Incomparable Beauty of Tuscany
Around Transfixing Tuscany
The Charms of Chianti and Splendid Siena
Taking the Train to the City of Seven Hills
Walking the Capital of the Roman Empire
Discovering One of the World’s Great Art Collections
One Final Day in Enchanting Italy
- Discover fantastic Florence, from the graceful shores of the winding River Arno to the immense dome of the Duomo and the soaring rise of the nearby Campanile of Giotto
- Visit the inimitable Italian Riviera as your explore the scenic five towns known as Cinque Terre
- Enter the rolling hills and verdant meadows of Tuscany to explore the history of this incredible region, from the height of the Etruscan civilization to the awesome power of Rome, from alabaster workshops to lush vineyards filled with Chianti grapes
- Encounter the famed Seven Hills of Rome and the many monuments that fill them, from the Roman Forum that was the center of the Empire to the opulence and grandeur of the Holy See and St. Peter’s Basilica
Italy is an explosion of sights and sounds, a consummate mix of natural splendor and human achievement that is unlike anywhere else on Earth. This 12-day tour will acquaint you with Italy in a way you never imagined, regaling you with tales of its vivid history and showing you the lives of authentic Italians. With friendly and engaging guides, you will experience the best this country has to offer and you’ll be sure to remember this Italy tour for the rest of your life.
Make your way through the famed region of Tuscany, the former stronghold of the ancient Etruscans and the site of rolling amber hills, lush vegetation and the magnificent city of Florence, the center of the Italian Renaissance. Encounter the unmatched beauty of the Italian Riviera as you explore the five coastal towns known collectively as Cinque Terre. Learn about Italy’s rich viticulture history in the famed wine region of Chianti, and turn south to marvel at the centuries of history and culture that filled the streets of resplendent Rome.
From city streets to undulating meadows, humble country villas to splendid and glorious basilicas, sumptuous food to breathtaking scenery: it’s all to be found in incomparable Italy. This is the trip for those who long to see every inch of this captivating country and it is for those who wish to see the complete Italy.
$3,295 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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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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