Venice. Tuscany. Assisi. Rome. 

A sweet, enchanting, and magical stroll through la bell'Italia.



What’s Included

Accommodations
8 night, four star accommodations
Hotel city tax & tips covered

Transportation
Private, air conditioned, first class transportation by Mercedes van between all listed cities
Professional, English speaking driver
 Transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE to your hotel in Venice by private water taxi
Private boat ride from the hotel to the mainland (Day 3)
Private transfer from your Rome hotel to Rome Fiumicino Airport FCO 

Meals and Drinks
Buffet breakfast daily (B)
Welcome dinner with drinks in Venice (D)
Private Cooking Class in San Gimignano
Wine tasting at a family farmhouse in San Gimignano
Dinner with local specialties in Assisi (D)
Farewell Dinner in Rome (D)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Venice and its Lagoons
City of Verona
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Historic Centre of Florence
The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
Historic Centre of Rome
Various Properties in Vatican City

What’s Not Included

Airfare, Travel Insurance, and any additional Meals or Transfers not listed above
Gratuities to local guides and drivers


 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice
There’s a uniquely romantic air about Venice. No streets or roads and not even squares and alleys. Venice consists of Calli, Campi, Campielli and more! Simply trust in the magic of this dream stretched before your eyes. (D)

  • Local host greeting you at Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE
  • Elegant taxi transfer across the canals to your hotel
  • Welcome dinner at a fun, local restaurant

Day 2 - Venice
Leave your gondola and come with us to explore a truly unique city, a living monument to what humanity can achieve. Enough majesty to overload your senses. (B)

  • Walking tour with a local guide of St Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Artistic Demonstration of classic Venetian glass blowing
  • Romantic Gondola ride through the canals

Day 3 - Verona & Florence
Retrace the romance of Romeo and Juliet as we stop in Verona, where you'll fall in love again with Shakespeare’s tale beside Juliet's home - an elegant 13th century palazzo. Then continue onto Florence – cradle of the Renaissance. (B)

  • Private boat ride from your hotel to the Venice mainland, where a private driver will escort you to Verona
  • Admire the Roman Arena, a beloved venue for concerts and operas alike

Day 4 - Florence & San Gimignano
Enjoy the local flavor of San Gimignano, known for its many medieval towers, in your own private cooking class. Then drink in the view (wine-tasting included) from above Tuscany’s stunning Elsa Valley. (B)

  • Private drive from Florence to San Gimignano
  • Explore the “Town of Towers”
  • Cooking Class. Be a chef for a day!
  • Wine Tasting in a typical farmhouse

Day 5 - Florence
Follow the fairy-tale like history of Florence, from the Medici to Michelangelo. (B)

  • A city-walk with a local guide through the Piazza Santa Croce and its Basilica, the famous Signoria Square, the fantastic Duomo and  Giotto’s Gothic Bell Tower, the Baptistery’s ornate “Gate of Paradise” bronze door, the beloved “Ponte Vecchio” stone bridge, and the Palazzo Vecchio, within which you’ll find artistic masterpieces and the incredible Loggia Dei Lanzi courtyard
  • Visit The Accademia of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s legendary masterpiece: The David

Day 6 - Assisi
Follow Florence's rolling countryside down to the sacred, medieval village of Assisi for a truly legendary feast - birthplace of St. Francis and even the Sun itself... according to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy (B, D)

  • Guided sightseeing tour of St. Claire’s Church and the Basilica of St. Francis
  • A fun, authentic dinner with local specialties

Day 7 - Rome
Consider pairing a double espresso alongside today's breakfast, as the ensuing tour of Rome’s most prized possessions might just blow you away. You’ve seen the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and perhaps even the Pantheon before – but as you’ll find firsthand – not even IMAX 3D can do them justice… and that’s only a taste of the many stops in store. (B)

  • Enjoy a private, exploratory drive through Rome, past timeless wonders like the Mouth of Truth, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio, Colosseum and Roman Forum and much, much more

Day 8 - Rome
As the old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” (B, D)

  • Guided sightseeing tour includes: visit inside the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and the Last Judgement painting
  • Admire Michelangelo’s famed Pietà sculpture, as well as the monumental Basilica in St. Peter ‘s Square
  • Farewell dinner with local specialties

Day 9 - Rome
Time to pack your bag, enjoy your final espresso and… Arrivederci Roma! (B)

  • Complimentary private travel to Rome Airport FCO 
 
(B)reakfast or (D)inner included