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A full immersion discovering the beauties of Italy, an ideal itinerary for your first visit ! You'll be impressed by the history and culture, the colours and smells, the knowledge and passion of our native drivers and guides, your faithful companions who will exceed your highest expactations!

Let’s start in Rome, Italy’s “Eternal” capital , for a full immersion into history, art, culture. We will take you through the ancient sites including the Roman and Imperial Forums , the Colosseo, the Pantheon , the incredible collection of masterpieces kept in the  Vatican Museums  and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s  inspirational ceiling of the Creation and his divine depiction of the Last Judgment. And then the elegant  shopping streets , the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain and follow the tradition of throwing a coin into the water to ensure you’ll be back one day ! You will savor the typical  Roman recipes  through  the “ botteghe”  and our favorite trattorias and restaurants in Trastevere and Campo de' Fiori, for an authentic dining experience!

Next is Amalfi Coast , a different and fantastic landscape , the sea, the sun, Naples Bay and Vesuvio , enjoy  a real Italian Pizza and  fresh seafood in the most typical trattorias, followed by a refreshing Limoncello ! You will definitely enjoy the fizzy character of local people, always happy and with great smiles ! Discover the charming villages of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello crossing the narrow panoramic Amalfitan road along the coast. Not to be missed a boat trip to Capri, one of Italy's most charming islands, enjoy the tourquoise waters of the Blue Grotto and a refined lunch overlooking the Faraglioni !

Going north reach Tuscany, an incredible region you’ll fall in love, the ideal for relaxing days. Enjoy Florence and feel it like a magnificent museum with works of great geniuses everywhere, its romantic atmosphere and Medieval and Renaissance architectures. Admire the divine Michelangelo's David. Shop at the major Italian boutiques and at the most local San Lorenzo open market. Let us drive you on the back roads in the countryside through the gentle rolling hills, olive groves and hilltop villages, enjoy the wine countries and the boutique wineries in the Chianti Classico  wine region and discover Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Greve, Castellina, the pearls of the region. You will definitely get to know how we feel blessed with the priviledge of living here!

Venice welcomes you with its magic atmosphere, noble palaces along the canals and romantic bridges. Discover St. Mark and the beautiful “ Pala d' Oro” , the Doge's Palace - seat of Venice government for centuries, the  “calle” ( streets) and noble palaces. Experience a boat trip along the small and larger channels and the Lagoon visiting Burano, Torcello and Murano famous for its glasses – and we will see a glass workshop learning more about this ancient art ! You will admire the city from a completely different perspective!

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Rome and private transfer to the selected hotel downtown

Day 2. Half day walking tour Ancient Rome with native and passionate guide.

Day 3. Free morning. Afternoon Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel guided tour with experienced and native guide.

Day 4. Private transfer to Amalfi Coast with stop on the way in Pompeii. Arrival at the selected hotel in Sorrento.

Day 5. Sightseeing tour Amalfitan Coast with stop to charming villages along the coast

Day 6. Day trip to Capri  isle or rest day

Day 7. Private transfer to Naples trainstation. Frecciarossa train to Florence. Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 8. Half day walking tour Florence with professional and friendly guide

Day 9. Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, with 2 hours guided visit Siena and lunch in typical Osteria

Day 10. Chianti Classico wine tour with visit of 2 boutique wineries and terrific lunch

Day 11. Private transfer Florence to venice with stop en route in Bologna-. Upon arrival private water transfer to hotel

Day 12. Half day walking tour of the city with our passionate guide

Day 13. Lagoon boat tour with visit of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Day 14. Departure. Private water transfer to Venice airport.


HOTELS

Rome, 3 nights

GRAND HOTEL DE LA MINERVE, 5 star

HOTEL DEI MELLINI, 4 star

 

Amalfi Coast/ Sorrento, 3 nights

GRAND HOTEL COCUMELLA, 5 star

IMPERIAL TRAMONTANO, 4 star

 

Florence, 4 nights

PALAZZO NICCOLINI , 5 star

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA, 4 star

 

Venice, 3 nights

CA' SAGREDO, 5 star

LOCANDA VIVALDI, 4 star

  • 14 days, 13 nights
  • Private daily departures
  • The trip can be customized according with your travel desires and style
  • Rome and major sites
  • Amalfi Coast and villages
  • Florence & Tuscany
  • Venice and Lagoon
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • History, art, culture & lifestyle
  • All native and passionate drivers and guides

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