Visit the top three Italian destinations: Rome, Florence and Venice, and surround yourself with exceptional history and beauty.
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Experience local cultures first-hand with your private expert guide, while enjoying the Vatican Museums in Rome and the Academy in Florence. Explore beautiful canals and bridges in Venice away from the usual mass of tourists following Antonio's expert tips. Relax and savour the Italian dolce vita without having to worry about reservations and scheduling.
- Suggested Number of Days: 7 to 10
- Suggested Airports to fly in/out: Venice/Rome
- Transportation: Private cars and drivers, high-speed trains, private boat in Venice laguna
This example is an 7-day itinerary. We can further customize this tour just for you. Any element can be tailored including the activities, length, hotels, and destinations.
ARRIVAL IN ROME
Meet and greet with our representative at the Rome Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Welcome to Rome! The Eternal City. One of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. Something that cannot easily be forgotten. When you visit, take the time to absorb everything. Understand its dialect, master the heavy and disorganized car traffic, learn how to choose the best trattoria for tonnarelli carbonara. Then you are a true Roman.
"Fully immerse yourself in its elegance, surrounded by an always present sound in the background - a chaotic symphony. It wouldn't be Rome without it. Rome for ever existed, and it will always be Rome" -- Antonio
EXPLORE ROME - CHOOSE YOUR EXCURSION
Breakfast at your hotel. We have many excursions for you to pick and choose according to your taste. The most requested is the Vatican: meet our local Vatican expert for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica (skip-the-line tickets included). In the afternoon, explore Rome on your own: you can enjoy a walk through the small streets, watch locals interact at a coffee shop, or visit one of the hundreds of churches (you can find one at every corner!). All our private itineraries include a list of our favorite places to enjoy a nice, authentic Roman dinner.
ROME TO FLORENCE. CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE
After breakfast and check out, meet your private driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to the train station. Board the high-speed train to Florence. About 1.5 hour ride. With less than 400,000 habitants, the city of Florence is located between the river Arno and the Appennini mountains. Florence is the capital of Tuscany and it is a must see for art and architecture lovers. We always refer to it as an "open-air" museum. There is a piece of art at every corner, as well as beautiful markets, leather shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Meet our expert local guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about this magnificent city, known as the cradle of the Renaissance. A visit to the famous Galleria dell'Accademia with the original statue of the David of Michelangelo is included.
BEAUTIES OF TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE
Today, your local private driver will be happy to show you the best of the Tuscany countryside. The area situated between Florence, Siena and Arezzo is synonym with gorgeous landscape, lavish food and wine, all of which contribute to create the distinctive character of the region. Greve in Chianti is the gate to the region. It is a little village coiled around a medieval square. Once you arrive here, your driving escort will be delighted to give you all the directions you need to explore on your own this lovely place. Cured meat, extra virgin olive oil and cheese are the flagships of this region, and the pecorino cheese you can taste at the farm you will be stopping next is unrivaled. The farm was established in the Seventies, and their wine and olive oil became rapidly known as some of the best in the region. After an extensive visit of the premises, you will enjoy a selection of their cheese the Tuscan way, that is accompanied by home made honey and Tuscan bread, paired with three different wines. The tour will then continue to a "Badia", a typical Tuscan estate around its medieval fortified abbey where you will sample some of the best red wines of Italy.
FROM FLORENCE TO VENICE
Time to enjoy a morning at leisure in Florence. Explore the local leather market or the specialty food market where you will find many local cheeses, salame, truffles and more. In the afternoon transfer to the train station and board the high-speed train to Venice. Upon arrival, our assistant will escort you outside the station to the right dock where your private boat is waiting to transfer you to your hotel. A great way to be introduced to Venice laguna and unique network of canals and small bridges.
VENICE: PURE ROMANCE
We can design your time in Venice according to your taste. We recommend an introduction walking tour with our local guide in the morning and the afternoon at leisure. You can take a boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano, or immerse in the city's labyrinth of narrow streets and find the hidden bàcari – tiny neighbourhood bars that serve up some of the city's tastiest food bites (cicchetti) and wine. In your final itinerary you will find our suggestions (to get away from the millions of tourists!) as well as our best restaurants where to spend the last evening in Venice.
After breakfast and check out, meet your assistant and skipper for a private boat transfer to the airport.
INCLUDED IN OUR ITINERARIES
- Tailor-made itinerary and activity planning
- Selected boutique hotels located in the city/village centre
- Breakfast every morning
- All private transfers, private guides, private excursions and small group excursions as per itinerary
- Entrance fees with skip-the-line time slot reservation
- Train tickets and seat reservation in business class
- Car rental with basic insurance and one driver (if applicable - itinerary based)
- List of Antonio's recommended local trattorie and restaurants
- Local staff support for emergencies
- Plenty of leisure time in each destination
- EU VAT taxes
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR ITINERARIES
- Trip cancellation, interruption and medical insurance.
- Gratuities and city hotel taxes.