Italy is a captivating country that is rich in history, culture, and delicious food. Visit its most remarkable cities during this custom, 9-day trip that has been designed especially for senior travelers. Be transported back to the times of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance in Florence. Day trips to Montepulciano and Verona immerse you deeper in Italian culture, and the floating city of Venice is simply idyllic. Experience the best that Italy has to offer during this unforgettable, 9-day journey.
Rome – Arrive in Rome and Afternoon at Leisure
The wonders of the eternal city of Rome will begin to captivate you as your flight lands at Fiumicino Airport. Your adventure will begin the moment that you land, and the capital city will be the first destination on your wonderful senior’s tour of Italy with stops in its most memorable cities. As the private transfer leads you from the airport to your luxurious hotel that is perfectly located in the center of Rome, the first sights of iconic landmarks will come into view. After checking into and becoming acquainted with your hotel, you can enjoy your first afternoon and evening at your leisure. Perhaps, you will take a short walk to see the remarkable Trevi Fountain. Standing at an amazing 85 feet high, the fountain is the largest in Italy. You will be amazed at how the water effortlessly flows over the intricate statues. Then, having thrown coins into the fountain for good luck, you can venture to a local trattoria or restaurant for a delicious dinner. A glass of wine and dish of pasta later, and you will want to retreat to your hotel for the night as you continue to become enthralled with the magical city of Rome.
Rome – Tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum with Dinner Cruise
Rome – Visit Vatican City and Museums
Florence – Wine Tasting and Lunch in Montepulciano En Route to Florence
Florence – Tour Florence Cathedral and Traverse Ponte Vecchio
Florence – Discover the Art of the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries
Venice – Visit Verona and Arrive in Venice
Venice – See the Sights of St. Mark’s Square and Gondola Ride
Venice – Depart for Home
- Explore the iconic landmarks of Rome during guided tours of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
- Indulge in a dinner cruise along the Tiber River for a unique perspective of Rome
- Marvel at the unparalleled Sistine Chapel that was masterfully painted by the great Michelangelo
- Discover the hilltop town of Montepulciano in Tuscany for a wine tasting and delicious lunch
- Witness Brunelleschi’s dome, an engineering marvel, during a guided visit to the Florence Cathedral
- Revel at Michelangelo’s David, the quintessential example of Renaissance art, during an exciting tour of the Accademia Gallery
- Gaze at Juliet’s House and her legendary balcony during a tour of the ancient city of Verona
- Explore the sensational sights of St. Mark’s Square, including St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, during a guided tour of Venice
- Bask in the winding canals and waterways of Venice during an unforgettable private gondola ride
The best cities of Italy will highlight your custom, 9-day trip for seniors. During the journey, you will discover breathtaking landmarks, indulge in delicious food and wine, and marvel at masterworks of art. Your first stop of the trip will be the eternal city of Rome. Upon your arrival at Fiumicino Airport, a private transfer will lead you to your luxurious hotel. After checking in and becoming acquainted with your plush surroundings, enjoy free time to begin exploring the city. A walk to see the iconic Trevi Fountain will be a great way to spend the balance of your first day. Ancient Rome will be reawakened during guided tours of the Colosseum and Roman Forum on day two, and a dinner cruise along the Tiber River will be delicious and unforgettable. Your final day in Rome will feature a full day’s visit to Vatican City and the Vatican Museums where you will admire St. Peter’s Basilica and stand in wonderful awe of the Sistine Chapel.
Depart Rome for the scenic hills of Tuscany on the morning of day four where you will savor a wine tasting and delectable lunch at a winery in the hilltop town of Montepulciano before continuing the drive to fascinating Florence. A guided tour of the breathtaking Florence Cathedral will highlight day five, as well as the chance to explore the wonderful jewelry shops along Ponte Vecchio. The following day will be filled with the best of Renaissance art as you discover the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries on a private tour. Masterpieces by great artists such as Raphael and Caravaggio will fascinate you, and the culmination of the day will be viewing Michelangelo’s impeccable statue of David.
You will set your sights on the Veneto Region of Italy as your private transfer leaves Florence on the morning of day seven where you will stop in the ancient city of Verona for a tour of its main squares, Cathedral, and Roman Arena. It will be a delight to see Juliet’s House and balcony from Shakespeare’s timeless story before your drive continues to enchanting Venice. Upon your arrival, the floating city will begin to mesmerize you at every turn, and day eight will feature guided tours of the attractions in St. Mark’s Square, including St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. You will appreciate the ornate furnishings and gorgeous art in these incredible landmarks before embarking on a private, afternoon gondola ride. This quintessential Venetian experience will be the perfect way to view more of this extraordinary city. After your last Italian breakfast on day nine, private transfers will lead you back to the mainland of Italy and Marco Polo Airport for your return flight home. You will have experienced the best of Italy’s leading cities during this 9-day trip for seniors and will head home with amazing, wonderful memories. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Italy vacation activities by reading their Italy travel reviews.
$2,470 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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