View of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy

Romantic Italian Escapade: Intimacy & Seclusion

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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, Perugia, Florence, Bologna...

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Suggested Duration

21 Days

The passion of history and culture will enchant you during your custom-tailored romantic tour of Italy. Your affection for each other and for Italy will grow in the charismatic towns and villages that preserve tradition within elegant, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Beautiful artwork celebrates the virtues of love and private rendezvous. Grand castles and sophisticated palaces will provide a fairytale ambiance while countryside scenery will embody the idyllic charms for which...

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Trip Highlights

  • Stand beneath the staggering frescoes crafted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel 
  • Indulge in the delicacies of Perugia with a private food tour that will introduce you to the complex and mesmerizing flavors of locally made chocolate
  • Discover the majesty of the Renaissance in Florence on a private guided tour through the Uffizi Gallery, which is home to works like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus
  • Enjoy the artful methods for mastering traditional Italian cuisine during a private couple’s cooking class in Bologna
  • Relish the beauty and sophistication of Rome on an elegant evening cruise along the Tiber River
  • Sample the delicious, layered flavors of some of Tuscany’s most prized wines during a wine tasting at Montepulciano
  • Embrace the love story of star-crossed Paolo and Francesca whose famous passion continues to attract couples to dramatic Gradara Castle
  • Relax in the soothing geothermal waters of the historical hot springs in Viterbo that are surrounded by remarkable medieval and Renaissance architecture
  • Explore the charming streets of Assisi with a guide for introductions to the remaining ancient ruins and gorgeous art that decorate the fascinating basilica
  • Wander beneath the former arena floor of the Colosseum for a private view of the Hypogeum, offering a new perspective on Rome’s ancient history

Detailed Description

Your sensational 21-day romantic tour of Italy embraces the reputation of amoreand a devotion to la dolce vitaas you travel through the charm and elegance of Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and Lazio. Your fascinating luxury tour will immerse you in an enchanting affair that celebrates medieval villages, Renaissance cities, Baroque fountains and traditional cuisine. You will marvel in the romance of pristine towns and immaculate scenery while viewing masterworks of Italian art for an incredible trip with Italy’s beauty as it writes your own private love story.

Your majestic Italian experience will begin with your arrival in Rome and an introduction in the form of an evening river cruise on the. The beautiful city of Perugia will become your terrace from which you can view the splendors of Umbria for five days. You can combine private tours and individual exploration around these delightful medieval towns that are complete with lush hillsides and dramatic cliffs. You may also sample sensational chocolates and traverse the cobbled lanes of Assisi, or even enjoy the captivating views from Castiglione del Lago. You will then continue to Florence for five days, where you will discover the tremendous beauty of Tuscany with guided tours that will provide intricate perspectives on the exquisite details of the master. You can climb the towers of San Gimignano, traverse the medieval piazzas of Barga, and learn about the world-famous wines of Montepulciano.

The city of Bologna will captivate you with a surprising charisma as the capital of the Emilia Romagna region. Here you will spend five days. Guided food tours will showcase the elegant flavors of Italy’s famous culinary region as they produce Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar. You can sample the distinct tastes of the region on a private tour and a couple’s cooking class that offers insight into the proper methods for crafting incredible pasta. The treasures of the region reach beyond food with gilded Byzantine mosaics, dramatic fortresses, and the fascinating Gradara Castle, where the grand love affair between Paolo and Francesco occurred.

You will then return to Rome for four days where you will uncover the wonders of Lazio. Your guided excursions will lead you through the layers of history, making sure to stop at all of the most desired landmarks to see: the city center from the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and Vatican City. Outside of Rome, you can explore the ancient life preserved in Tivoli, which is the isolated medieval town of Bagnoregio. Learn more about how the luxury Italy tour companies we work with can personalize the vacation of your dreams.

Starting Price

$5,770 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 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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