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Experience the best of Italy without feeling rushed with a perfect mix of transportation – from train rides to private cars and drivers. Learn from our expert and local private guides who will lead you through archaeological sites, small towns and cities of art. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Assisi, I Sassi di Matera, Alberobello, Venice and its Lagoon. Relax and savour the Italian dolce vita by letting us worry about reservations and scheduling.

  • Tour Category: Small Group Tour
  • Duration: 21 Days, 20 Nights
  • Min / Max. No of People: 6 / 12
  • Tour pick up location: Rome airport
  • Tour drop off location: Pisa airport
  • Departure Dates:
    April 26 – May 16, 2020
    August 30 – September 19, 2020
    Monthly departures available. Please contact us for alternate dates.

The price indicated is for the itinerary as shown. We can further customize this tour just for you: any element can be tailored – Activities, Length, Hotels and Destinations.

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement: $950.

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Day 1

ARRIVAL IN ROME AIRPORT

Arrival at Rome airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will discover the magnificentcenter of the Eternal city on an amazing 3 hour walking tour. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. The Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which houses masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Day 2

ROME

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Rome with an expert guide and entrance / visit to at least 3 of the main attractions / sights (to be defined based on availability). Afternoon: Time to explore Rome on your own: enjoy a walk through small streets, watch locals interact, visit one of the hundred churches (you can literally find one at every corner!).

Day 3

FROM ROME TO FLORENCE

Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you will transfer to Florence. Afternoon: In the afternoon you will meet with an expert guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about the magnificent center of the City, cradle of the Renaissance. Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

Day 4

FLORENCE

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Florence with an expert guide and entrance to at least 3 of the main museums: Galleria dell'Accademia, Uffizi Gallery; Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace Afternoon: Time to explore Florence on your own! The Galleria dell’Accademia – or Accademia Gallery – in Florence, Italy, is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His Prisoners (or Slaves), his St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David within the Tribune are what first draw most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors the museum welcomes every year. The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna, to name just a few of the painters.

Day 5

FROM FLORENCE TO VENICE

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Venice. Afternoon: In the afternoon you will meet with an expert guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about the magnificent the lagoon city. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Day 6

VENICE

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Venice with an expert guide and entrance / visit to at least 3 of the main attractions / sights. Afternoon at leisure (possibility to take a boat trip to visit the islands and see the famous production of artistic glass – at an extra cost)

Day 7

VENICE TO CINQUE TERRE

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for the amazing Cinque Terre! Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. The Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and offers sweeping sea vistas. UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription: 1997. Afternoon: arrival at the hotel in Riomaggiore. In Riomaggiore begins the famous Via dell'Amore, a path carved into the rock that leads to Manarola. The path is really wonderful: you will walk in close contact with nature and you will be able to distinctly hear the sound of the waves that hit the rocks.

Day 8

CINQUE TERRE

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning: Visit of the Cinque Terre by boat with an expert local guide. Afternoon: Time to explore Cinque Terre on your own!

Day 9

CINQUE TERRE TO NAPLES

Departure to Naples. Stop on the Lazio coast for lunch. Arrival in Naples in the late afternoon. Blessed with rich volcanic soils, a bountiful sea, and countless generations of culinary know-how, the Naples region is one of Italy's epicurean heavyweights. It's here that you'll find the country's best pizza, pasta and espresso, its most appetising street markets, not to mention some of its most celebrated dishes. From garlicky spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) to sultry ragù (meat and tomato sauce) and silky parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmigiana), the food on these streets is all about intensity and pleasure. After all, life is too short for diets, so follow the locals' lead and succumb to your gluttonous whims.

Day 10

NAPLES

Breakfast at your hotel Enjoy a full day with an expert local guide to discover this beautiful city. We will visit via dei presepi, Angioino male, Umberto 1 gallery, San Carlo Theater, Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal palace, Naples underground, veiled christ.

Day 11

ISLAND OF CAPRI

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a full day in Capri that you will reach by boat. Lunch is included. Capri's fabled beauty and refined hedonism has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal, a fusion of glittering grottoes and coves, Roman ruins and chichi piazzas. Already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, the island was briefly occupied by the Greeks before Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius retired here in AD 27. Its modern incarnation as a tourist centre dates from the early 20th century.

Day 12

POMPEII

Breakfast at your hotel. Check out and depart for Pompei for a visit of the archeological grounds. Pompeii is a vast archaeological site located south of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Near the coast of the Bay of Naples, the well-preserved site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore.

Day 13

NAPLES TO MATERA

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for Matera & arrive in time for the lunch at the hotel. Afternoon: Half day guided tour of Matera with local expert.

Day 14

SASSI DE MATERA

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day to yourself to explore the famous Sassi of Matera. Fodor’s described Matera as the only place in the world where people lived in the same houses as their ancestors did some 9000 years ago. This is truly a city lost in time. The homes are known as Sassi, or houses of stone and were excavated by hand into the side of the gorge, one built one on top of the other and connected by an elaborate system of staircases and alleyways. From a distance, it looks like a beehive of caves! Keeping in mind that Matera is a very dry place, the ancient inhabitants had a sophisticated water capture system whereby rain water was funneled into homes and main cisterns. It was true community living, people were self-sufficient, and their animals lived in the sassi with them to help generate heat a well as protect them. It was explained the sad history of this city as the government condemned it in 1952 and evacuated all the inhabitants due to sanitation and health reasons. As a result the city became a ghost town and was left to ruin.

Day 15

ALBEROBELLO

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for Alberobello. Enjoy a lunch in a Trulli and afternoon dedicated to the free visit of the city. Alberobello, the hotbed of the Trulli. Trulli can only be described as magical fairy tale-like structures with stone walls and conical rooves. Declared a UNESCO site in 1996, Trulli can be found elsewhere in Puglia but Alberobello boasts the largest concentration of them with some 400 within its confines. Upon arrival you may think you are on the set of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves! These crazy structures were initially built to be temporary as they were homes built on feudal land. Any home on feudal land was subject to taxation so when the inhabitants caught wind that an inspector was on the way, they were able to quickly deconstruct the Trulli into a pile of rubble as they were built drywall style (without mortar). Some Trulli date back as far as 1350, however most were built in the 15th century.

Day 16

ASSISI

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for Assisi with a stop in the area of Pescara (Time permitting).

Day 17

DISCOVER ASSISI

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day guided tour of the town of Assisi. As if cupped in celestial hands, with the plains spreading picturesquely below and Monte Subasio rearing steep and wooded above, the mere sight of Assisi in the rosy glow of dusk is enough to send pilgrims' souls spiraling to heaven. It is at this hour, when the pitter-patter of day tripper footsteps have faded and the town is shrouded in saintly silence, that the true spirit of St Francis of Assisi, born here in 1181, can be felt most keenly. Though certainly at its heart a religious destination, Assisi's striking beauty and pristinely preserved medieval centro storico and UNESCO-listed Franciscan structures are a fabled haven that will compel and electrify visitors of any nature.

Day 18

PERUGIA

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for Perugia, the famous city of chocolate. Lifted by a hill above a valley patterned with fields, where the River Tiber runs swift and clear, Perugia is Umbria's petite and immediately likeable capital. Its centro storico (historic centre) rises in a helter-skelter of cobbled alleys, arched stairways and piazzas framed by magnificent palazzi (mansions). History seeps through every shadowy corner of these streets and an aimless wander through them can feel like time travel. Back in the 21st century, Perugia is a party-loving, pleasure-seeking university city, with students pepping up the nightlife and filling cafe terraces. The hopping summer event line-up includes one of Europe's best jazz festivals.

Day 19

PISA

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Pisa with a stop in the famous gold-city of Arezzo. Time at leisure in the town, followed by a departure for Pisa. Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 20

DISCOVER PISA

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day guided tour of the city of Pisa. Pisa is a city in Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistery, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.

Day 21

DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the airport (Pisa).

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

Hand-picked select 4-star hotels located in the historical city centres of Rome, Florence and Venice.
All breakfasts. Start your day with delicious hot and cold buffets featuring both international and traditional Italian items.
30 meals – including all breakfasts and a mix of lunches/dinners
1 tour leader with board and lodging as the group.
Entrance fees
Baggage service on arrival and departure in the hotels
Plenty of leisure time at each destination.

PLUS

All private car transfers from/to airports, train stations, and hotels with a professional local driver.

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

Air fare, gratuities, hotel city taxes, any item or service of personal nature, as well as travel, cancellation and medical insurance.

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Tour Highlights

DISCOVER PUGLIA

Straight out of a childrens fairytale book, the white town of Alberobello and its ancient and charming conical-roofed trulli will blow you away. The unusal buildings are protected by UNESCO and house everything from bars to churches.

JOURNEY INTO ROMAN HISTORY

A exhilarating mix of haunting ruins, jaw dropping art and colorful street life, Italy’s powerful capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charming cities on the planet.

PISA: WILL IT FALL?

Tilting since 1372, Pisa's leaning tower, a project gone wrong, is an iconic masterpiece. You'll get the chance to see this tower in person when you visit the tows of Lucca and Pisa on your way to Florence.

Ask and You Will Receive

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant.

Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Allan

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Allan

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant. Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Well Worth It

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Ron

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2019-10-11T17:48:08+00:00

Ron

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Attention to Detail

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Donna

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2019-10-11T17:46:46+00:00

Donna

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Everything Went Like Clockwork

Buongiorno Antonio!

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply.

We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Debbie & John

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2019-10-23T17:43:17+00:00

Debbie & John

Buongiorno Antonio! Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply. We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Everything Was Taken Care of Expertly

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Lynn

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2019-10-11T17:02:30+00:00

Lynn

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Great food, wine, activities and tours

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Carol

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2019-11-05T16:19:56+00:00

Carol

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Nothing Compares

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Rachel

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2019-10-11T12:23:19+00:00

Rachel

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

The Most Perfect Vacation

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Julie

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5.0
2019-10-11T19:10:47+00:00

Julie

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.
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