Italy is at its best as the aroma of citrus groves overtakes the Mediterranean Sea, as the marbled fountains in Rome dance with balletic waters and the majolica tiles imitate sparkling vineyards and fishing boats along the coast. Your 10-day tour will immerse you in the pleasures of Rome, Tuscany, and the Amalfi Coast, to take you along the ruins and trails, fishing boats and private kitchens to bask in the welcoming style of the Italian culture. Whether in the heart of summer or the cooling breeze...
Rome – Arrive in the Eternal City for an Immersive Historical Tour
Rome is a city that has survived for thousands of years as it evolved with the times, from ancient empire to the capital of a contemporary European nation. The beauty of the past remains a vibrant part of the city’s present. Your private transfer will meet you at Rome Fiumicino Airport upon your arrival and escort you into the historical city center of Rome. Enjoy the time to settle in with the luxuries of your accommodation, complete with a terrace looking out to the grandeur of the city’s skyline with the many domes and church spires. Your view will open to the Spanish Steps, an elegant 17th-century stairway that connects Piazza di Spagna to the Pizza Trinita dei Monti.
Your guide will meet you in the lobby eager to show you the pleasures of Rome in great detail, from the Trevi Fountain to the beauty of Piazza Navona, a Renaissance square bordered by opulent palaces. Painters congregate around the edges of the cobbled piazza to capture the light and shadows as they drift across the palatial facades. You can join a painter for a lesson in Italian artistry, using watercolors to imitate the beauty of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, a 17th-century fountain constructed under the patronage of Pope Innocent X, and designed by master craftsmen Bernini. The fountain represents the four main rivers of the world with godlike characters, featuring the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata as an obelisk towers above the fountain, rising out of its center.
Rome – Embark on a Full Day Tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome
Montecatini – Visit the Hilltop Town of Orvieto en route to Tuscany
Montecatini – Relish the Lavish Renaissance Art and Architecture in Florence
Assisi – Enjoy a Unique Exploration of Pisa before Visiting Assisi in Umbria
Amalfi – Travel South to visit Naples and the Preserved Streets of Pompeii
Amalfi – Delight in a Seaside Charms and Extravagances of Capri Island
Amalfi – Discover the Natural Beauty of the Amalfi Coast at your Leisure
Rome – Revel in Captivating Quiet in Sorrento before Returning to Rome
Rome – Depart for Home
- Enjoy a private session with a master ceramic’s craftsman to learn how to create gorgeous majolica tiles in the tradition of the Amalfi Coast
- Relax in the natural grandeur of the Mediterranean Sea and landscape of the treasured towns along the Amalfi Coast
- Delight in gelato during a private tasting and lesson teaching you the proper combination of ingredients to craft a perfect dessert in Florence
- Witness the power and wealth of the Vatican during a private tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, offering views of the Sistine Chapel and the Borgia Apartment
- Indulge in the Mediterranean flavors of Capri during a private cooking lesson inspired by local and seasonal ingredients of the island
- Witness the splendor of the Renaissance lifestyle in Florence, from art to architecture, during a curated tour of the Uffizi and Accademia
- Relish the comforts of Montecatini in Tuscany, a town famous for the spas and thermal baths
- See the mixture of lavish and soft-spoken beauty of the St. Francis Basilica in Assisi
- Wander through elegant and well-preserved medieval streets in the charming historic town of Orvieto
- Revel in an art lesson in Rome’s Piazza Navona, home to opulent palaces and inspiring fountains
- Taste the distinct wines of Tuscany during a luxurious tour of a vineyard in Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
- View the splendor of Pisa embodied in the Leaning Tower and surviving medieval structures
Life and lifestyle go hand-in-hand in Italy as you walk along the ruins of an ancient civilization and then bask in the sunlight as it spreads across the hills of the Mediterranean coastline. Vineyards blanket the countryside, and olive orchards change to citrus groves with a range of scenery to discover every day. Medieval towns rise above the hills, and seaside villages shine with brilliant colors that emanate from historical ceramic tiles. Your custom tailored tour will lead you through the majesty of Italy to step beyond the iconic monuments and dip into the pleasures of Rome, Tuscany, and the Amalfi Coast.
Your journey will begin with your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel in the historical city center and overlooks the Spanish Steps. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city to take in the rich history of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that leads to the preserved palaces of today. At Piazza Navona, you can try your hand at painting with a local artist as you attempt to capture the light of the fountains. The next day, you will enjoy a full day private tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome. Indulge in the opulent artifacts of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica for the morning, and then in the afternoon, continue to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill and then witness the intense training regiment of a Roman gladiator before the tour’s end.
The next day, you will leave the glories of Rome behind for the beauty of Tuscany. En route to the historical spa town of Montecatini, you will stop at Orvieto, built upon volcanic rock and overlooking the Umbrian countryside. Wander through the ancient grounds and along the unique paths before you traverse the emerald Tuscan landscape. Venture to Florence next for a full day excursion where you will embrace the Renaissance spirit embodied in the palaces, streets, museums, and churches of the city, including a visit to see Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Gallery. Treat yourself to a gelato tour, first to taste the celebrated dessert, and then with a quick course to learn the art of crafting the distinctive flavors. Move on to travel next to Pisa for an exploration of a city once considered the most powerful maritime Republic on the Mediterranean.
Continue to Umbria to explore the ascending cobbled streets of historical Assisi, home to the Basilica of St. Francis. Your private transfer will escort you next to the bustling city of Naples, often referred to as the “Birthplace of Pizza.” Enjoy your discovery of the hidden charms of the old metropolis before your privately guided tour of the preserved city of Pompeii. The following day, board your ferry from the town of Amalfi to visit the enchanting island of Capri. Traverse the cobbled streets along the two main towns, visit the ancient villas, relish the panoramic views, and delight in a private cooking class to celebrate the Mediterranean flavors of the island. Move on the next day to savor the splendor of the Amalfi Coast.
You can choose to explore the Trail of the Gods with its views of the coastline, or you could opt to visit Conca dei Marini to see the Emerald Grotto. You could also spend time traveling along the coast to find distinctive culture in each town, including the ceramic wares of Vietri. The following day, wander along the serene streets of Sorrento before you return to Rome to bask in the remaining time of your Italian getaway. Your private transfer will meet you at your hotel the next morning and escort you to Rome’s international airport for your flight home. You could opt to extend your stay in Italy and visit Venice or travel south to Sicily, each offering a unique view of the past and present cultures of the country.
$5,995 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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