This luxurious, 10-day journey into Italy’s past and present features the head-turning districts of Rome and Florence in addition to the more rustic and rural neighborhoods of the Amalfi coast. Enjoyment for all is the main priority on this tour, and whether it arrives as a sip of an unknown Tuscan wine, the views from a rooftop tour of Il Duomo, or the aquatic bliss of an Amalfi beach, there is something for everyone to be enjoyed.
Rome – A Roman Welcome
Your transfer will meet you at Rome’s major international airport to convey you comfortably to your hotel in the city’s center. With every kilometer passed, your anticipation will grow as you begin to catch glimpses of the past poking up through the modern buildings and apartments. In the city, the Colosseum towers above the surrounding neighborhoods and various obelisks and columns that adorn the squares. By the time your car squeals to a halt in front of your hotel, you will be gripped by a combination of exhaustion and excitement.
Rome – A Tour of All Things Ancient
Rome – Gelato Tasting in the Historical City Center
Rome – Counting Statues in the Vatican City
Florence – Reflections on a Remarkable Life
Florence – A Bird’s Eye View
Florence – A Gastronomic Powerhouse
Amalfi – Relaxing on Sun Drenched Shores
Amalfi – Boat Tour of Amalfi’s Historic Lighthouses
Amalfi – A Mediterranean Sendoff
- Unearth ancient Rome through a guided tour of the battered foundations, temples, columns, and pillars of the Roman Forum and Colosseum
- Savor the simple flavors of freshly made gelato in an organized course that is designed and led by an expert who will introduce you to this savory product
- Immerse yourself in the towering interior of St. Peter’s Basilica on a tour of the Vatican that also includes the famous museums, gardens, and galleries that make this a top destination travelers
- Bask in the artistic glory of the Uffizi Gallery, where visitors can witness the artistic mastery of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and others
- Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Florence on a rooftop tour of the Cathedral and an exclusive trip to the top of the famous dome
- Burst through the breakers on a guided boat tour of the Amalfi coast, where you can enjoy chilled beverages that have been produced locally
- Delight in a dip in the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean followed by a luxurious nap on the soft sands of this coastal paradise
Waiting for you lies the breathtaking scenery, classical ruins, and rich flavors of Italy. This luxurious, 10-day journey is designed for traveling families and features a healthy balance of gelato tasting, cathedral tours, cooking courses, and other activities that evoke the inner child in all. Although this itinerary is situated primarily in the cities of Rome, Florence, and Amalfi, your travels will include crossing into the multiple districts and neighborhoods of each city center to ensure that you leave well-acquainted with each city and that no major sight is missed.
The first leg of your journey will introduce you to the vibrant character of Italy’s capital. Rome, which is also known as the Eternal City, occupies a central role in recorded history as the seat of a century and continent-spanning empire. As you explore ancient ruins, this history will become evident. You will also witness Italy’s religious significance as it hosts the Vatican and the head of the Catholic church. Ancient ruins will be replaced by timeless art as you venture to the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Spanning the Arno River, Florence is a splash of red-tiled roofs among the rolling hills of Tuscany. Rare is the table that lacks a tasty product from these hills, either through the unique flavors of the Chianti wine or the rich Florentine steak and pasta dishes. Cleansing your palate of landlocked cities, the coastal town of Amalfi will provide a quieter environment for your family to explore. Perched along a mountainous coast in Italy’s South, Amalfi will seduce you with its beaches, impress you with its history, and then satisfy you with its hospitality. Through these three regions, you will glimpse what is best of Italy while enjoying a level of comfort that is surpassed only by your home.
This itinerary is best paired with a Spring or Fall arrival time. The high season spans from June to early September and is when Italy experiences a veritable invasion of visitors who compete for the best spot on the beach or best table at the restaurants. An early Spring arrival will ensure you mild temperatures while dodging the majority of travelers that arrive later in the season.
$2,745 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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