There is endless natural and artistic beauty to be discovered on this custom tailored tour through Italy. Whether remarkable paintings or majestic ruins, tremendous canals or famous sculptures, you can find the luscious food, the shimmering masterworks, and the modern luxuries within the historic cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. Michelangelo’s David rises on a platform in intricate detail. The Sistine Chapel emanates color and vibrancy. Saint Mark’s Basilica glistens with gilded...
Day 1 – Ready for Exploration
The day begins with the excitement of the coming Italian discovery. You will make your way to the airport, step onto your flight, and soar over the Atlantic en route to the remarkable and unique cities that inhabit Italy. The Venetian lagoon sparkles, the Florentine streets are elegant, and the Roman ruins are stirring. Each city brings with it a new atmosphere steeped in diverse history and wrapped in classic mystique. You can dream of Doge’s Palace and the Gallerie dell’Accademia , the Colosseum and the Vatican, where canals trickle, fountains mesmerize, and rolling hills glisten. As the plane inches closer to the Italian landscape you already know that sensational and luxurious discoveries await.
Day 2 – Discovering the Lagoon
Day 3 – Opening Squares
Day 4 – Reviewing Renaissance
Day 5 – Open Artistry
Day 6 – Into Rises and Ruins
Day 7 – Philosophers and Famous Chapels
Day 8 – Away from Antiquity
- Tour the wonderful city of Venice, through its history and romantic streets
- Visit the outdoor museum of Florence and the splendid artwork of the Masters, including Michelangelo’s David
- Venture through the history of Rome on a tour of the Vatican Museum where you will witness the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s School of Athens
- Travel through the three iconic Italian cities in complete luxury
- Enjoy the charm of historic ruins and the grandeur of ancient cities that continue to captivate people from around the world
Discover Italy on this 8-day tour through Venice, Florence and Rome that brings you to antiquity and back, through the Venetian Empire to the Roman Empire, and to where the Renaissance always shines. From the Spanish Steps in Rome to the Doge’s Palace in Venice, the celebrated dome of Florence’s Duomo to the city’s incredible collection of art in the Uffizi Gallery, you will discover never ending splendor housed within historic buildings or along legendary streets. There is more than just history and art, architecture and culture, a country where modern luxury meets renowned luster and you are there to witness it all.
Your discovery begins within the fantastic city of Venice, located on the lagoon in wondrous affluence. The buildings rise just above the waterline as you venture into the city and settle in to the comforts of Palazzo Sant’Angelo. The following day you will be guided through the city on a fabulous tour that will take you through the opulent Byzantine church of Saint Mark’s Basilica, and the almost unparalleled luxuriance of Doge’s Palace. The following day you will be taken to the train station where you will make your way to the wondrous city of Florence.
Your Italian discovery continues in Florence where you can reside in the grand Hotel Rapallo or the luxurious Palazzo Ruspoli Bed and Breakfast, both equal in comfort and brilliance. The city is elegant and compact, expansive and energetic, where there is always more majesty to experience. A tour will take you through the breathtaking art of the Uffizi Gallery where you can see the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli, and so much more.
In Rome you will settle in the Hotel Caravita or the Hotel Mario dei Fiori, 37, both offering central magnificence and relaxation. The Vatican Museum will showcase the absorbing and exorbitant past that encompasses over a millennium. The Sistine Chapel sits at the edge of the tour like a remarkable ending to a grandiose exploration.
Your discovery will come to an end in Rome where you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight home. There will always be more to see, more to do, and more to discover in Italy when you return for more.
For more itinerary options and ideas, you may want to visit the section for Italy tours on Zicasso.
$2,195 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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