Indulge in ancient history and inspiring art, breathtaking landscape and embracing culture on your custom tailored Italy tour. Graceful statues decorate the marble halls of the Uffizi Gallery. The traditional cuisine of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, seamlessly blends Italian and Spanish influence. Dramatic mountains rise and fall against the bordering Mediterranean Sea. The splendors of Florence, Cinque Terre, and Sardinia take you beyond the preconceived images of...
Florence – Dramatic Florence
Florence is a city set on the banks of the Arno River. The Ponte Vecchio connects the two sides of the city. Medieval walls connote the borders of Florence’s historic streets. Brunelleschi’s dome adorns the cathedral and creates the iconic skyline. Your private transfer greets you at Florence Airport (Peretola) upon your arrival. The city brims with culture and a special connection to the Renaissance. Images of Michelangelo’s David decorate the public squares of Piazza Signoria and Piazzale Michelangelo.
The latter allows for an incredible panorama sweeping across the city. After you check-in to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to absorb the unadulterated beauty of Florence. Medieval palazzos line cobblestone streets. Elegant church towers cast shadows over their marble steps. Beneath the white and green marble frame of the Duomo sits the ancient church of Santa Reparata. The structure is well hidden and highlights the time the Roman Empire protected Florence as its colony. The church was erected in the 6th century AD and maintains its ancient Roman walls. Consider learning more about your travel agents for Italy, and see how you can impeccably customize your itinerary to your particular interests and desires.
Florence – Wine and Masterpieces
Florence – The Local Flavor
Cinque Terre – Intriguing Coastline
Alghero – Mainland Coast to Island Shores
Cagliari – The Journey South
Cagliari – Infinite Variety
Cagliari – Treasured Days on Sardinia
Cagliari – Diversity of Italy
- Immerse yourself in art and leisure, witnessing the masterworks displayed in the Uffizi Gallery, followed by a wine and painting class
- Enjoy a hands-on cheese making experience on a private farm with Tuscan cheese makers
- Discover the charms of pastel-colored buildings and the quiet riverside setting of Bosa on the island of Sardinia
- Explore gigantic prehistoric rock towers on Sardinia, which were formed using stone, wood, and no mortar
- Traverse the sensational seaside trail of Cinque Terre, connecting five enchanting towns on the Italian Riviera
- Indulge in the immaculate white sand and clear turquoise water of Sardinia’s unparalleled beaches
Italy is more than Rome and Venice. Your 9-day Italy tour takes you beyond the Vatican and the Grand Canal, immersing you in the elegance of nature, the splendor of prehistory, and the exciting culture of the country. Your vacation begins with your arrival in Florence; a city celebrated for its connection to the Italian Renaissance. Palaces continue to border the cobblestone streets in the historic center. An ancient church rests beneath the foundations of the Duomo. Your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you through a fabulous tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
The museum contains masterworks of various spectrums of art sure to inspire you. After the first of many tours of Italy, you continue to an art studio to enjoy learning how to paint a fresco at a wine and painting class. Then, you venture into the Tuscan countryside to a farm outside the town of Lamporecchio. Your guide leads you on a tour of the farm and the cheese-making process, where you have a hands-on experience in the art of making Tuscan cheese. You return to Florence with the remainder of the day yours to enjoy hidden restaurants or lavish art of the city. The following day, you venture to Riomaggiore on the Ligurian coast.
The town is one of the five towns that make up Cinque Terre. Travel along the walking path that meanders along the coastline or visit all five towns by train to enjoy the culture and famous basil of the region. Then, you travel to Pisa for your flight to Alghero, Sardinia. Your private transfer escorts you to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the medieval architecture and vibrant ambiance spreading throughout the streets. Next, you travel south towards Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
En route to Cagliari, you visit the pastel-colored town of Bosa, located on the banks of the only navigable river on the island. Continue to the historic town of Oristano, home to a legendary prehistoric well and ancient ruins. The following day takes you along the ancient streets of Nora, a town erected as a trading post thousands of years ago. You have time to explore the streets of Cagliari in the afternoon. The next day is yours to indulge in the marvels of Sardinia as you desire. Lounge on the majestic beaches or visit one of the enchanting medieval seaside towns. You could also visit the prehistoric towers of Nuraghe Su Nuraxi. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Cagliari airport for your flight home.
$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.
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