The birthplace of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The civilization that built the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel. The destination of fashion enthusiasts and religious pilgrims alike. Italy’s history and beauty is endlessly inspiring to every visitor. From the ancient ruins of Rome to the magnificent Renaissance in Florence and surreal decadence in Venice, this tour of Italy promises to astound you.
Milan - Welcome to Italy with your Arrival in Milan
Upon arrival at Malpensa airport, your private transfer will greet you and take you to your hotel. Begin your tour in the bustling city of Milan, a center of business and fashion. Milan has been a center of prominence since the Middle Ages. You’ll witness medieval grandiosity at the Duomo, the city’s impressive cathedral. This gothic masterpiece seats 10,000 worshipers and is crowned with 140 spires and more than 2,000 statues. In this intriguing metropolis beneath the facade of post-WWII buildings, many surprises await you.
Milan - From Medieval Wonders to Leonardo’s Last Supper
Lake Como - Experience the Allure of the Lake Region
Lake Como - Visit the City of Como and Bellagio Resort
Venice - Travel from Lake Como to Venice
Venice - Art and Culture Tour of Venice
Venice - Tour the Venetian Islands and Enjoy Classical Opera in Venice
Florence - Travel from Venice to Florence
Florence - Explore a Treasure Trove of Renaissance Art
Florence - Full-Day Excursion in Charming Tuscany (Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni)
Chianti - Leisure Time in the Chianti Region
Chianti - Wine-Tasting in the Chianti Region
Rome - All Roads Lead to Rome!
Rome - Walking Tours of the Roman Forum and Famous Monuments
Rome - Guided Tour of the Vatican City and Leisure Time
Rome - Arrivederci Italia! Depart for the U.S
- Enjoy a romantic gondola ride through Venice’s maze of quiet hidden canals.
- Classical opera/concert in Venice held at a glorious 15th-century palace.
- Tour of Milan’s cathedral, Europe’s third-largest church, a work of gothic grandeur.
- Shop at designer fashion boutiques in Milan and stop for pasta power lunches
- Get away from the hustle and bustle in the peaceful and idyllic Lake District.
- Visit the village of Bellagio, famous for its aristocratic villas and lakeside promenades.
- Tour the Roman Forum to walk in Julius Caesar’s footsteps and imagine ancient life.
- See Michelangelo’s “David,” a breathtaking 17-foot masterpiece of marble sculpture.
- Discover medieval walled hill towns in the charming Tuscan countryside.
- Go wine-tasting at a private vineyard estate in the famous Chianti region.
Begin your adventure in Milan, where you’ll find Europe’s best-dressed people and the finest pasta power lunches. In the idyllic Lake District, you’ll visit charming Lake Como and the elegant resort town of Bellagio. Toss your itineraries aside and stroll the pleasant lakeside promenades and cobblestone streets at a leisurely pace.
In Florence, a treasure trove of Renaissance art awaits you. You’ll see the masterpieces of Botticelli, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Then enjoy an escape to the Chianti region with its green rolling hills and lush vineyards. Stop at medieval hill towns surrounded by fortified walls and far removed from modernity. Sample the finest Chianti wines, which pair perfectly with the regional country cuisine like hearty ribollita (a traditional Tuscan bean soup) and T-bone steak called bistecca alla fiorentina.
The magical city of Venice is your next stop. With its enchanting lagoon setting, exquisite architecture, winding canals, Venice never ceases to delight and amaze! This UNESCO World Heritage site is a marvel of architecture, and its churches house some of the most precious works of art in the world. In the evenings, take a passeggiata (leisurely walk) as the Italians stroll the city while catching up on gossip and people watching!
Finally experience the timeless wonders of Rome. Imagine what life was like over 2,000 years ago as you walk through the Roman Forum. See where deadly gladiatorial combats took place at the Colosseum seating 55,000 people. You’ll be awestruck by Saint Paul’s Basilica, the most impressive church on earth that draws pilgrims from all over the world.
Strolling along the cobblestone streets with gelato in hand or listening to classical music in the piazza, and like many of the selected tours of Italy on Zicasso, this one will leave you with life long memories of la dolce vita (the sweet life) at its best!
$4,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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