You will always connect to romance on your 8-day custom-tailored couple’s tour of Italy. From the splendor of Cinque Terre to the charms of the Tuscan and Lazio countryside, you will find passion punctuated with history and majesty embodied all around. Your Italy tour will encompass the secluded villages and old castles, Renaissance art and Baroque palaces that will shape your view of romance through the ages.
Riomaggiore – Arrive in Pisa and Transfer to the Charms of Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore is a treasure of the Ligurian coast, the southern-most point of the five towns collectively known as Cinque Terre. The Mediterranean water shines three shades of blue and splashes the coast. Emerald vineyards line the terraces that ascend the mountainside of the Maritime Alps. Traditional, small fishing boats wade into the water moored to buoys and the rocks along the natural harbor. You will land at Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa with the romantic image of Riomaggiore looping in your mind.
Your private transfer will meet you both at the airport and escort you La Spezia, a historical port town at the edge of the Ligurian region. You will board a small train for the short ride through the tunnels of the Maritime Alps that connect Italy to the secluded towns of Cinque Terre. A hotel representative will meet you at the station and escort you to your luxurious hotel that overlooks the land and the sea. The single main cobbled road connects the town erected on the steep mountain slopes.
The scent of herbaceous basil and bass grilled over an open flame emanates from the small restaurants along the narrow side streets. For dinner, your guide will lead you to a charming restaurant at the beginning of the Lover’s Trail. The terrace opens up to a view of the Mediterranean beneath the glow of night sky, and the lights of town shine against the pastel shades of the houses. You will have a delicious introduction to Cinque Terre through a three-course meal paired with wine, both offering ingredients harvested and produced locally.
Riomaggiore – Relish the Lover’s Trail and Cruise along the Mediterranean
Riomaggiore – Embrace the Beaches and Landscape of the Italian Riviera
Pienza – Explore the Treasures of Tuscany en route to Renaissance Pienza
Pienza – Indulge in a Private Wine Tour and Tuscan Couple’s Cooking Class
Frascati – Enjoy the Rural Towns of Lazio before a Romantic Tour of Rome
Frascati – Bask in the Beauty of Tivoli and the Splendor of Rome
Frascati – Depart for Home
- Bask in the beauty and romance of a three-course dinner as you overlook the Ligurian coastline in one of the towns of Cinque Terre
- Picnic in the preserved grandeur of the ancient gardens at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli
- Enjoy a stroll along the Lover’s Trail to connect the two towns of Cinque Terre before you embark on a private cruise to visit the remaining towns
- Experience the passion and romance found in secluded fishing villages set beneath staggering castles along the Italian Riviera
- Indulge in a luxurious wine tasting in the heart of Tuscany
- Share in a special private couple’s cooking class to learn the pleasures of Tuscan cuisine
- Stroll along beautiful lanes and ancient city walls as you visit the towns across the region of Lazio
- Treasure a romantic dinner cruise down the Tiber River that highlights the beauty of Rome and the splendor of good company
- Delight in the beauty of the Renaissance in the town of Pienza
Bask in the spirit of Italy on your 8-day tour that will encompass the passion at the heart of the culture and bring the essence of amore into every aspect of your exploration. Travel from the Ligurian coast to the hills around Rome to discover the splendor of antique villages as they embody history and tradition. Your couple’s tour will begin with your arrival at Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you to the port city of La Spezia. A scenic train ride will lead you through the mountain pass that separates the accessible shoreline of Liguria from the gorgeous towns of Cinque Terre. You will disembark at Riomaggiore, the southerly most town, and meet your hotel representative to guide you to your luxurious accommodation. Enjoy a perfect dinner at a restaurant with a terrace open to the coastline and dine on a lavish and delicious three-course meal that will set the romantic tone for your journey to come.
Walk the next day for a walk on the Lover’s Trail that connects Riomaggiore to Manarola, the neighboring town. Take your time and bask in beauty and culture along the streets and of the natural harbor before you step onto a private boat to cruise the Mediterranean. Your skipper will take you to secluded coves and harbors along the remaining three towns of Cinque Terre for a unique view of the coastline and the colorful villages. The next day is at your leisure to enjoy the splendor of the Ligurian coastline. Relax on the pebbled beach of Monterosso, or traverse the fishing towns of the Italian Riviera. You could also embark on a private cruise to the Gulf of Poets.
Next day, you will take the train back to La Spezia to meet your private transfer, and then the Tuscan countryside is yours to explore and discover. You will go off of the beaten path to uncover the secluded towns that are overlooked by most visitors. Enjoy the serene landscape and the medieval architecture of Colognora di Pescaglia, Borgo a Mozzano and Lucca en route to Pienza. You will be unable to resist the Renaissance charms of Pienza the next day before you venture out into the enchanting vineyards, olive groves, and chestnut forests of Val D’Orcia, a province known for Chianti, and the wines of Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Relish a private wine tour before you embark on a couple’s cooking class taught by a local chef.
Your private transfer will then escort you south into Lazio, a region best known for its capital, Rome. Before you reach the Eternal City, you will visit the captivating towns of Bagnoregio, Bolsena, and Viterbo. Once in Rome, you will have a private tour of the fountains and architecture and then embark on a magnificent romantic cruise along the Tiber River as you enjoy a four-course meal. The next day, you will have visit Tivoli, a town known for its antique charisma. Delight in the romance of a picnic in the ancient gardens of Emperor Hadrian’s Villa, and then in the evening, you will return to Frascati to enjoy the tranquil ambiance of village life. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 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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