Experience the very best that two of Italy’s largest cities have to offer with this eight-day tour of Rome and Florence’s most immaculate attractions. Take in the breathtaking views that are available in these breathtaking cities from both the ground and sky, offering you a unique perspective on the sites, smells, and sounds. Taste the best local delicacies and wines that these regions have to offer to culminate your days of touring the artistic masterpieces and architectural wonders of Italy....
Rome – Welcome to the Eternal City
You will begin your day in the City of Seven Hills with an introduction to your private guide who will lead you to your hotel at the heart of the city. It will be located just steps from the many landmarks that you will enjoy throughout the first half of your trip. You can relax in the sumptuous interior of your hotel, giving yourself some time to take in the breathtaking views and the comfort of your luxurious room. You will spend the next four nights here, so unpack at your leisure while enjoying a cold glass of famous local Lazio Rosé.
If a traditional Italian siesta does not appeal because you are eager to begin pounding the ancient streets of Rome, then you can take a stroll through the first of Rome’s many piazzas: the Piazza del Popolo. You will feel your vacation begin in the mellow sunlight as you watch live performers that are surrounded by ancient artifacts in this piazza.
You will end day one through the 4th century Arch of Janus with a slow tour through the Fondazione Alda Fendi, which is a popular art hub that is new to Rome. The halls are expertly lit by an Academy Award winner, and you will find world-famous pieces on loan from other iconic museums around the world. Take in the art, new and old, with your private guide, preparing for your week of magical art ahead of you, and once you have had your fill of art, you will enjoy a gourmet meal on the gallery’s terrace that offers a 360-degree view of this inimitable city. You will meet your world-renowned chef, and have the sommelier recommend a wine that is perfectly suited for your chosen meal. Lastly, this evening, you will enjoy the moonlight on your walk home to your hotel.
Rome – Experience the Hills of Rome From the Sky and a Private Tour of the Vatican
Rome – The Striking Fountains of Rome and Dinner with a Secret View
Rome – A Back Door Tour of the Colosseum and a Michelin-Starred Meal
Florence – Appreciate a Private View of the Statue of David and Craft Your Perfect Dessert
Florence – Relax and Rejuvenate in the Wild in the Natural Hot Springs of Florence
Florence – Take in the Expanse of Tuscany from 3,000 Feet and a Customized Wine Tasting
Florence – Fine Dining and a Show at the Birthplace of Opera
- Stroll through the art in the Fondazione Alda Fendi and have a gourmet meal that overlooks the hills and lights of the unmatched Eternal City
- Soar through the skies of ancient Rome on an exclusive helicopter ride with lunch that is enjoyed alongside the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean Sea
- Indulge in a walk through the Vatican after hours on your private tour, allowing you to marvel at the Sistine Chapel
- Make your wish of hoping to return to Rome by tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain before climbing the Spanish Steps
- Experience the “secret view” of one of Rome’s most popular fountains while enjoying a gourmet meal
- Uncover the mystic allure of the Colosseum and stand where the gladiators stood and sit where the emperor sat
- Marvel at the amazing art located at the Accademia Gallery during an exclusive tour to see David firsthand
- Craft your perfect chocolate dessert at Florence’s top chocolatier boutique
- Bask in the luxury of natural hot springs and enjoy a relaxing massage in the Tuscan hills
- Witness the world-famous vineyards of Tuscany from the basket of a hot air balloon
- Delight in a traditional Tuscan meal and wine tasting at a local vineyard
- Experience Italian dining at its finest and continue to watch an opera at its birthplace
Rome and Florence are two cities that make bucket lists around the world and for good reason. This tour leads you through these two iconic Italian cities, allowing you to take in the height of culture, food, and art while surrounding you in complete luxury. From the statue of David to Il Duomo and from the Colosseum to the Vatican, each day of these eight days will compel you with striking beauty and deep-rooted history.
On this luxurious tour, you will be guided through the annals of history. Stand where the gladiators once took their fated last steps before fighting the bloody battle that may have been their last. Peer up at the Sistine Chapel without the crush of strangers around you, allowing you to soak in the momentousness of this piece of art and history at your own pace. Spot these highlights of the Eternal City from the sky as your exclusive helicopter pilots fly you across Rome to dine in the fresh air on the Mediterranean Sea.
The second half of your trip will allow you to experience the best of Florence while still allowing you the relaxation and refreshment that a true vacation demands. You will craft your dream dessert at a private chocolatier boutique, be given exclusive access to the statue of David, and be expertly led past Il Duomo, so you do not have to worry about navigating through the crowds. From the basket of your hot air balloon, soak in the indescribable beauty of Tuscany. You will then stroll through a working Tuscan vineyard where you will be given the best wine that Italy has to offer. Take a moment to rejuvenate by soaking in the healing, natural hot springs of Tuscany and enjoying an incomparable massage. Finally, culminate your trip with a gourmet dinner and show at the birthplace of opera, giving you an experience that few can match. This tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will have you reminiscing about Italy for the rest of your life. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Italy, and see how you can customize your own dream vacation.
$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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