This 9-day couples trip to Italy’s Tuscany and Cinque Terre regions is a discovery of rich history and natural beauty. Experience the culture, history, and cuisine of Italy in addition to the iconic la dolce vita during this unforgettable couple’s vacation. Indulge in a private wine tasting in the Chianti region, explore the idyllic haven of Cinque Terre, and enjoy private time on some of Italy’s most pristine beaches.
Florence – Tour of Florence Cathedral
Your 9-day journey will begin when you land at Florence International Airport. A private driver will greet and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation. After having some time to relax and settle in to your new surroundings, your guide will lead you on a private tour of the Florence Cathedral. The colorful marble of the Cathedral will be a fascinating sight, and you will begin to learn about the intriguing history of the church from your guide. Once your tour concludes, you will be free to explore more of Florence at your own pace.
Florence – Art of the Renaissance
After breakfast this morning, you will set out with your private guide on an engaging tour of Florence’s priceless art. Your guide will first lead you to the Uffizi Gallery. The gallery is home to some of the best examples of Renaissance art, and around every corner, you can witness paintings by world-renowned artists, such as Raphael and Caravaggio. Your tour will then continue to the Accademia Gallery, which is home to another incredible collection of art masterpieces. The highlight of your visit will be when the chance to view Michelangelo’s David.
Siena – Wine Tasting in Chianti
This morning, you will transfer to Siena. Along the way, the Chianti region will be the ideal place to pause and explore. You will arrive at an authentic winery, where the local owners will greet you and lead you on an exclusive tour. Once inside, a trip to the cellar will give you an up-close look at the winemaking and storage process. The final and best part of your visit will be when you take your seats at a private table and indulge in a delicious wine tasting. After arrival at your hotel in Siena, you will be free to discover the city at your own pace.
Lucca – Walking Tour of Highlights
After breakfast this morning, you will set out for your next destination of Lucca. Upon your arrival, your guide will greet and lead you on a walking tour of the city. Your private tour will take you to the best sites and allow you to immerse yourself in Lucca’s rich culture and history. The Lucca Cathedral will be a beautiful sight. Nearby, you will feel the history in Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro, which is a popular square that was once the site of a Roman amphitheater. You will then have time to pause for a light lunch before continuing to Guinigi Tower. The 14th-century tower is known for its brick design and rooftop garden.
Lucca – The Enchanting City of Pisa
This morning, you will board a private transfer for the day’s excursion, which will be an intriguing visit to Pisa. After a brief but enjoyable ride, you will arrive in the city, and your expert guide will greet you and begin your tour. Pisa’s main sites are located within the Square of Miracles, and you will visit them all during your visit. Some of these places include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city’s legendary landmark will not disappoint, and you will enjoy sweeping views from the top of the tower.
Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre and Sunset Dinner
After a relaxing morning, you will transfer to the unrivaled Cinque Terre area for the remainder of your trip. Cinque Terre is made up of five idyllic towns, each with stunning views and beautiful landscapes. After a scenic ride, you will arrive in Riomaggiore, which is the southernmost town of Cinque Terre. Once you have had time to settle in to your luxurious accommodation, you will set out to explore the town with a local guide. Age-old buildings will surround you, and you will especially admire the Castle of Riomaggiore, which dates back to the 13th century. Once your tour concludes, you will be led to a waterfront restaurant for a delightful dinner for two.
Riomaggiore – Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza
Soon after breakfast this morning, you will set out to discover three more towns of Cinque Terre: Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza. Your first stop will be Manarola. From the ancient churches to its cliff-top views, Manarola will be absolutely wonderful. You will then continue to Corniglia, which is known for its peacefulness and beauty. The final stop of your tour will be the town of Vernazza. Vernazza is considered one of the most beautiful places in Italy, and your surroundings will seem to have been taken from a postcard. Your day will conclude with a climb to the top of the ancient Doria Castle.
Monterosso al Mare – Relax on Pristine Beaches
When you are ready, you will have a short but scenic journey to your final destination of Monterosso al Mare. After having some time to relax at your waterfront accommodation, you will set out to explore the town. After visiting a few locales, you will be led to one of Monterosso al Mare’s idyllic beaches, where you will enjoy several hours to relax and unwind on the sand. The golden sand and blue water will be wonderful, and you will lose track of time as you sip on a refreshing drink and bask in the warmth of the sun.
Monterosso al Mare – Departure
You will have time for one more stroll around Monterosso al Mare this morning. With a cup of coffee and warm Italian pastry in hand, you can discover more of the scenic views together. Soon, you will have to return to your hotel, where a private driver will be waiting to transfer you to Pisa International Airport for your flight home.
- Explore the Florence Cathedral to admire its colorful frescoes and impressive dome
- Witness Michelangelo’s masterpiece statue of David during an engaging visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence
- Taste the delectable wines of Chianti during a private tasting for two at a traditional winery
- Enjoy one night in the beautiful city of Siena, which is known for its historic buildings and unparalleled landscapes
- Ascend to the top of Guinigi Tower to enjoy the sweeping views and rooftop garden
- Visit the Square of Miracles and climb the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Indulge in a delicious sunset dinner for two in Riomaggiore, one of the five towns of Cinque Terre
- Delight in clifftop views and a wonderful atmosphere in Manarola
- Relax at one of the idyllic beaches of Monterosso al Mare, the northernmost town of Cinque Terre
The beautiful landscapes of Tuscany and Cinque Terre provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable couple’s vacation. Your 9-day journey will begin when you land in Florence. Your first taste of the city will come in the form of a private tour of the gorgeous Florence Cathedral. The following day, you will explore Florence with visits to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. At these galleries, art masterpieces can be found around every turn. After your final evening in Florence, you will depart the next morning for Siena.
During your journey through the winding roads of Tuscany, the delightful area of Chianti will be the perfect place to visit one of the area’s premier wineries. At the winery, you can enjoy a private tour and tasting. The next day, you will transfer to Lucca, where your guide will lead you on an immersive walking tour. The Lucca Cathedral and ancient Guinigi Tower will be just two of the places that you will see. As the sun rises the next morning, you will set out for an excursion to the charming city of Pisa. In Pisa, you will visit the city’s iconic sites.
As another morning begins in Lucca, you will transfer to the idyllic Cinque Terre area. After an enjoyable ride, you will arrive in Riomaggiore, which is the southernmost town of Cinque Terre. Here, you will explore the town’s highlights with a local guide before indulging in a delicious dinner for two. The next day, you will uncover more of Cinque Terre with tours of Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza. From the impressive churches to the ancient castles, you will enjoy every minute of your visit to this picturesque region. The following morning, you will venture to Monterosso al Mare, which will be your final destination. After an engaging tour and having time at one of the town’s pristine beaches, you will have nearly concluded your Italy tour. The next day, you will head home hand after a private transfer leads you to Pisa International Airport.
$2,470 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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