The Renaissance brought talent and taste, the love of art and architecture, cuisine and history. Your personalized Italy itinerary will bring the perfect balance of knowledge and activity, flavor and discovery for the aspiring modern polymath. Bask in the pristine beauty of Michelangelo’s David and traverse the galleries of the Vatican to reach the Sistine Chapel, and then indulge in the layered flavors of rustic Tuscan cuisine before trying your hand at crafting the perfect gelato. From...
Venice – Arrive in the Preserved Grandeur of the Former Republic of Venice
Venice is a city of artistry and prestige that is embodied in the preserved palaces and Cathedrals that line the Grand Canal. Your flight will land at Venice Marco Polo Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and escort you to the edges of the canal to board your private vaporetto. Speedboats and water taxis glide along the waters of the canal, which the city uses as the main boulevard. Wooden plinths rise out of the water as supports to the surrounding historical structures, and the waterway reaches a length of two miles.
The Baroque façade of Santa Maria della Salute will shine in the sunlight above more than one million timbers that have been driven into the floor of the lagoon to help support the 17th-century structure. The impressive dome is even more breathtaking once within the confines of the church as the Istrian stone and brick are covered with marble dust and immediately draw your attention while the sacristy features paintings crafted by master artist Tintoretto. The ceiling is covered by images of David, Goliath, Abraham, and Isaac as seen by the Venetian master Titian. Your private vaporetto will lead you through the narrow canals of the city to reach the comforts of your luxurious hotel known for combining the opulence of the Venetian Republic with contemporary luxury.
Venice – Enjoy Full Day Private City Tour and Glass Blowing Demonstration
Florence – Travel to Florence to Explore the Duomo, Accademia, and Uffizi
Rome – Visit Medieval Siena and Relish a Winery Tour en route to Rome
Rome – Traverse Ancient Rome and Vatican City on a Full Day Private Tour
Rome – Discover Rome’s Treasured Monuments, Cathedrals, and Piazzas
Ravello – Explore the Unspoiled Streets of Pompeii en route to Ravello
Ravello – Revel in the Charm of Picturesque Towns on the Amalfi Coast
Ravello – Delight in a Full Day Excursion to the Fabled Island of Capri
Ravello – Depart for Home
- Witness the intricate details and magnificent scale of Michelangelo’s David while visiting the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence
- Wander through history as you follow the footsteps of gladiators during your private tour of the Colosseum
- Find a new appreciation for the art of glassblowing as you enjoy a demonstration and private instruction on the island of Murano
- Learn the fine art of Tuscan cuisine during a private cooking lesson in Florence
- Indulge in the sweet tastes of gelato before trying your hand at creating your personalized flavor
- Stroll the ancient streets of Pompeii with your private guide to view preserved homes, mosaics, and architectural style
- Enjoy the luminescent waters of the Mediterranean Sea as you visit the Blue Grotto on the famous island of Capri
- Bask in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive to explore the charming towns found along the 25-mile coastal road
- Relish the marvelous gilded frescoes that overtake the exterior arches and interior vaulted ceilings of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
- Savor the flavors of Tuscany on a wine tour of a private estate near Siena
Incredible Italy provides visitors with eclectic tastes the opportunity to satisfy every curiosity on a 10-day itinerary dedicated to art, history, and culture. Your adventure will begin with your arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your private vaporetto bound for your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to view the Grand Canal or traverse the various bridges at the heart of the labyrinthine central island.
Wake the next day and your guide will lead you on an in-depth private tour of the city highlights, from St. Mark’s Basilica to the Doge’s Palace. Continue to the island of Murano for an introductory tour of the charming lanes and a glassblowing demonstration, and then learn the celebrated art and its history while trying your hand under the guidance of a personal instructor. Travel south the next day by private transfer to Florence, the city of the Renaissance to enjoy a whirlwind tour of the Accademia and Uffizi galleries before partaking in a cooking lesson to learn the fine art of Tuscan cuisine.
Travel to Siena the following day en route to Rome, and enjoy the charming medieval walls and towers of the former rival to Florence before continuing to a winery for a private tasting. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators the next day with a grand tour of the Colosseum, and then your guide will escort you to Vatican City to view St. Peter’s Basilica and the splendors on display in the Vatican Museums. Spend the next day exploring the piazzas and fountains of Rome, visiting the Castel Sant’Angelo and the Spanish Steps before indulging in gelato during a gelato making class.
Continue as your private transfer will escort you to Pompeii en route to the Amalfi Coast. Traverse the ancient roads for insight into the past, and then enjoy a full day excursion along the Amalfi Coast the next day to visit the charming towns that stretch from Positano to Vietri sul Mare. Move on the next day as you take the ferry for a full day on the island of Capri to visit the Roman villas, the elegant shopping streets, and the celebrated Blue Grotto. Your private transfer will greet you at your hotel near Ravello the last day and escort you to Naples Airport for your flight home.
$3,575 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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