Copy of Michelangelo's David at the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Masterpieces of Italy Tour: From David to The Last Supper

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Assisi...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Italy is like a treasure chest brimming with art, architecture, and innovation. Experience artistic brilliance with insightful guides accompanying you on an Italy tour personalized to your favorite inspirational masterpieces. Medieval villages overtake hillsides. Ancient arenas continue to permeate the skyline. Frescoes and mosaics retain their bright colors and continue to tell stories through the ages. From Rome to Milan, Florence to Venice, the masters of Italy crafted detailed works that have...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the brilliance of Italian masters up-close and in person under the instruction of expert guides in art history, culture, and style
  • Visit the Vatican Museum to stand beneath the iconic images draping over the walls and ceiling as painted by Michelangelo in the 16th century
  • Trace the evolution of sculpture in Florence to enjoy the masterful works carved out of marble, including standing beneath Michelangelo’s David
  • Revel in the feeling of grandeur and amazement as you stand in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Witness the beginnings of the Renaissance while visiting the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, where Giotto first applied human characteristics upon divine figures
  • Wander the galleries of Villa Borghese, home to one of the greatest private collections of art
  • Traverse the fabulous halls of the Accademia in Venice in search of the fabled Venetian masters inside the galleries in which they studied
  • Relish the unique ambiance of great Italian cities whose architecture is as masterful as the artwork which they contain 

Detailed Description

The masters of Italian art have shaped history through the way they captured allegories, biblical tales, and daily life. Your personalized Italy tour immerses you in the artworks of the past on a 10-day tour highlighting masterpieces, from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, David to the frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. The thrilling exploration begins with your arrival in Rome. Your private transfer greets you at Fiumicino Airport and escorts you to a gorgeous hotel within the historical city center. Discover the iconic fountains and piazzas of the city with a private guide and explore the ancient architecture and preserved walkways winding between the Forum and Palatine Hill. Witness the elaborate collection of works inside the Vatican Museum, including works of Raphael and Michelangelo. Stroll through the elaborate galleries of the Borghese Villa to view one of the world’s most elaborate private art collections.

Visit the town of Assisi, in Umbria to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis. The basilica remains a dramatic piece of architecture home to fascinating frescoes and the antique tomb of the eponymous saint. Once in Florence, the images of the Renaissance spring to life. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s endless wealth of structures designed by master architects, from the Medici chapel at San Lorenzo to the idyllic dome of the cathedral at the heart of the historic center crafted by Brunelleschi. Visit the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi and Pitti Palace before meeting with contemporary artisans preserving the traditions of quality goods handcrafted in Florence. Explore the Central Market for an enriching, flavorful experience and follow the historic evolution of sculpting in Florence, reaching the pinnacle with Michelangelo’s David.

Bologna is a city regarded for its cuisine but retains elements of masterful artwork and architecture on display around the city center. Stop in the quiet city of Padua en route to Venice to see Giotto’s masterworks decorating the Scrovegni Chapel, which various artists attribute bringing in the birth of the Renaissance. Venice is a city of grandeur embodied in the gorgeous palazzos and charming neighborhoods. Enjoy the graceful ambiance with tours of the Accademia Gallery and churches embedded with historical artwork, including St. Mark’s Basilica. You reach the marvels of Milan for a guided tour to take in the magnificent cathedral and The Last Supper by da Vinci. Your private transfer escorts you to Malpensa Airport on the final day of your Italy tour with plenty of time to check into your flight home.

Consider browsing our other Italian tours to gain further inspiration in perfecting your own dream Italy vacation of a lifetime. 

Starting Price

$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.

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  • 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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