St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy

Perfect Two Weeks in Italy Tour 2022-2023

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Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Milan, Como, Venice, Florence...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Classic beauty and indelible charm will radiate from ancient ruins, Renaissance artwork, and captivating coastlines during your custom-tailored 2-week tour of Italy. The iconic wonder of Italy will seduce you with panoramas of the rugged Amalfi Coast and the glamour of St. Mark’s interior shimmering with gilded mosaics. The Colosseum reflects remarkable achievement of ancient engineering and the Uffizi Gallery displays the triumphs of spirited expression. Wander along the cherished shores of Lake...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the grandeur of St. Mark’s Basilica on an after-hours tour to savor the history, the artwork, and the ambiance without the large crowd
  • Embrace the beauty of the Vatican with a private tour shedding light on exceptional masterworks from artists like Raphael and Michelangelo
  • Bask in the tranquil charms found around the five towns of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast by taking the scenic paths linking to vistas and historical lanes
  • Witness the infamous lilt of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a structure embodying the former rise and fall of the maritime powerhouse
  • Delight in the ravishing splendor of the Amalfi Coast with a private driver who will showcase its present and former glory
  • Stroll along the extravagant architectural design of the 17th-century villa of Count Vitaliano Borromeo known for its lavish gardens and stunning décor
  • View the masterful works quintessential of the Renaissance in Florence, including the unforgettable works like Michelangelo’s David
  • Follow in the footsteps of St. Francis to discover the stunning Umbrian scenery and magnificent architecture of the two-story cathedral
  • Visit the incredible ancient city of Pompeii, which was preserved in pumice and ash after an infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Detailed Description

Your 14-day Italy tour takes you from north to south emphasizing experience with an immersive exploration of history and heritage. From food to architecture, distinctive cities to mesmerizing natural beauty, Italy encompasses a special place in the annals of the Western World through its support of, and addition to, philosophy, art, and design. From Milan to Naples, Venice to Pisa, Florence to Rome, the famous cities of Italy boast connections of renowned artists capturing the former zeitgeist in preserved palaces and artworks, while smaller towns enchant you with surprising medieval streets, maintained customs, and hidden treasures of their own.

Your discovery of Italy begins with your arrival in Milan. Spending time in Milan allows you to visit the cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The grace and elegance of Northern Italy are visible in both the cities and the towns taking you into the alps to visit Lakes Como and Maggiore, as well as down to the Venetian Lagoon to explore Venice and the glassblowing island of Murano. While exploring the famous waters of Italy’s lakes region, the elegance of small towns in view of mountainous expanses combines luxury with natural majesty.

Venice’s canals will bring more than a quintessential gondola ride leading you to the wonders of St. Mark’s Square, including the eponymous basilica. The island of Murano links the artistry of glassblowing with the history of the Venetian Republic. Traveling west gives you time to stroll through the streets and piazzas of Verona, home to the exciting summer Opera Festival featuring Puccini in 2019 and home to house of Shakespeare’s Juliet. When visiting the five towns of Cinque Terre, the magnetism derives from tower homes and narrow streets, terraced coastal slopes and gorgeous Ligurian Sea.

The celebrated region of Tuscany is located in Central Italy, boasting cities like Pisa, Lucca, and Florence. While in Tuscany, you will visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the renowned Leaning Tower, and also stroll around the stunning preserved Renaissance walls of Lucca. Discover the stunning streets of Florence’s historical city center before witnessing the collections of masterful Renaissance artists inside the Uffizi Galerie and Accademia dell’Arte. The magnificent town of Assisi is located on the slopes of Mount Subasio and features the sensational Basilica of St. Francis.

The city of Rome is known as the Eternal City for its ability to evolve with the ruling classes of society over more than 2,500 years. Touring the city unveils renowned images like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. While Vatican City is an independent nation, its proximity inside the greater municipality of Rome makes it a fabulous destination to view the evolution of Christianity across the globe including the influence of the Papal State on the Western World.

Traveling south of Rome brings you to the Bay of Naples and the city of Pompeii. The classic city is known for being buried in the elements after a massive volcanic eruption. The structures retain their artistry and integrity drawing tourists from around the world. The drama of the Amalfi Coast stems from the narrow road that winds alongside the cliffs, and towns like Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, and Minori represent the rise and fall of industrial city-states before the reunification of Italy. 

Starting Price

$3,845 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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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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