Eternal Rome, fascinating Florence, and captivating Venice are just a few of the grandiose highlights that you will experience on your mesmerizing Italian tour. The premier cities of Italy highlight this custom, 8-day trip. From the dazzling Trevi Fountain in Rome to the world-renowned cathedral in Florence, the history and culture of Italy come to life during this breathtaking journey. Tours of picturesque Siena and unforgettable Pisa will finish off this magnificent Italian voyage. Indulge...
Rome – Arrive in Rome and Half Day Walking Tour
You will arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for the beginning of your spectacular, 8-day tour of Italy. A transfer will bring you to the heart of the ancient city where you will check into your hotel. It will not take long to realize why Rome is known as the eternal city. Ancient and architectural masterpieces will blend seamlessly into the equally modern and bustling city.
A local guide will soon greet you at the hotel and whisk you away to the first private walking tour. You will explore the splendor of the Fontana di Trevi, or the Trevi Fountain, which is one of Rome’s most beloved landmarks. The majestic fountain was designed out of travertine stone by architect Nicola Salvi, and was first opened to the public back in 1762. The grandeur of the fountain will remain on your mind as you continue the tradition of throwing three coins over your shoulder into the fountain, which is rumored to ensure your return to Rome, a new romance, and eventually marriage. The tour will continue to some of Rome’s most famous squares, or piazzas. You will enjoy strolling into local shops or having an afternoon espresso as you reach Piazza Della Rotonda and Piazza Navona. Piazza Della Rotonda’s main attraction is the Pantheon. You will quickly be amazed and enamored at how a building that dates back to the second century could still be so well preserved. The fountains and sculptures of Piazza Navona are the perfect way to conclude your tour for the day.
You will enjoy a traditional Roman dinner of pasta carbonara and a nighttime stroll, which is locally known as a passeggiata, before retiring to your hotel for the night.
Rome – Full Day Guided Tour of Rome’s Landmarks and Vatican City
Florence – Explore Siena En Route to Florence
Florence – Full Day Tour of Florence’s Art and Architecture
Venice – Tour Pisa and Arrive in Venice
Venice – Full Day Guided Tour and Gondola Ride
Venice – Explore the Islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Venice – Depart for Home
- Explore the historical wonders of Rome, including the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and Roman Forum
- View the magnificent Sistine Chapel while visiting Vatican City
- Tour a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the ancient city of Siena
- Discover the works of Renaissance master artists during a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery
- Marvel at Michelangelo’s famed statue of David
- Witness the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Experience a gondola ride around Venice
- Travel to the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano to explore their customs of glassblowing and handmade lace
Arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to begin a wonderful 8-day tour of Italy. A private transfer will lead you to the center of the ancient city and to the first of many lavish hotels. A local guide soon begins the first walking tour. Explore the enchanting Trevi Fountain and discover some of Rome’s most famous squares. On day two, enjoy a full day of guided tours of more of the city’s historical landmarks. From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, ancient Rome is brought to life once more as you discover these breathtaking sites. A tour of the one and only Vatican City will be the ideal way to round out the day.
After breakfast on day three, you will depart Rome via private transfer to begin the scenic drive to Siena. With its charming main square and ideal Tuscan lifestyle, it is easy to see why the center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue the drive through the Tuscan countryside and land in beautiful Florence. In the evening, enjoy a typical Florentine dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to your luxurious hotel. A full day tour of Florence’s main attractions highlights day four of this wonderful journey. You will be transported back to the Renaissance as you wonder at the works of Michelangelo and da Vinci in the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries.
Day five begins with a private transfer to the iconic town of Pisa. Known for its Leaning Tower, it is a picture-perfect stop during the drive to Venice. The winding waterways and many canals of Venice make it truly magnificent. Day six includes a full tour of many of the city’s highlights, including St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. A serene gondola ride around the Venice lagoon creates an instant lifelong memory. Tour the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on the seventh day of the journey. From the glass sculptures in Murano to the colorful homes of Burano, you will explore the distinct and memorable aspects of each island.
After the last cappuccino and stroll around Venice on day eight, your private transfer will bring you back to the mainland and then to Marco Polo Airport for your return flight. With your favorite meal and work of art still on your mind, it will not be long before you will want to return to Italy and to get lost in its extraordinary cities once more. Make sure your perfect Italian vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Italy travel ideas.
$2,859 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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