A Charming Italian Experience
13 Nights / 14 Days – Italy – Venice, Siena, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Naples
At the arrival in Venice, meet and greet, porterage and private transfer from the airport to 5* Hotel Danieli and check in. Rest of the day and meals at leisure.
In the morning, meet your private guide in the lobby of the hotel and start a wonderful half day walking tour of the lagoon city. Discover the beauties and the history of Venice, its traditions and hidden treasures, starting from the renowned Piazza San Marco, the cultural and political heart of the city, exploring its characteristic narrow lanes (calli) or crossing some of its many bridges. Lunch at leisure in a suggested restaurant (lunch not included). In the afternoon, enjoy a 30-minute private gondola ride to admire the city from the water. A perfect way to appreciate some of the most panoramic scenery of Venice. At the end, return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
In the morning, private transfer by boat from the hotel to Piazzale Roma. Then, private transfer by minivan from Venice to Florence. En route, stop at the wonderful Antica Corte Pallavicina near Parma. Built at the beginning of 1400 on a prior fortification by Marquises Pallavicino of Polesine, the Antica Corte Pallavicina has spectacular cellars, where cured meats like the “King of the meats”, the Culatello di Zibello DOP, cheeses and wines are sharpened. It’s a must-see of this area. Enjoy your visit at the amazing cellar and the lunch at the 1 Michelin starred restaurant of Antica Corte (beverages excluded). After lunch, the transfer continues to the 5* Hotel St. Regis in Florence and check in. Dinner at leisure.
Early in the morning (8 am), walk on your own from the hotel to the Uffizi Gallery (approx. 15 min). Here you will meet your private guide and start your half-day visit to this renowned Gallery, one of the largest and best known museums in the world, which holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. At the end of the tour, return to the hotel. Meals at leisure.
In the morning, meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour of the wonderful Siena. You will discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete in the Palio. At the end, private transfer back to Florence. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, you will enjoy with your private guide a wonderful half day walking tour to discover the main highlights of FLorence. Admire Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio, the political heart of the city, the renowned Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral with the impressive Brunelleschi’s dome, at the time an audaciously bold architectural project which marked the beginning of Renaissance in Florence (tickets not included). At the end, return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
Early in the morning, check out from the hotel, and private transfer to Accademia Gallery. Here you will meet your private guide and start your visit of the Accademia, where you will admire the renowned Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. The Gallery hosts also other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300-1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. At 10.30 am private transfer from Florence to the amazing Tenuta Castiglioni winery, a Frescobaldi property (florentine aristocratic family). After a short introduction on the history of the Frescobaldi family and their winegrowing activity, you will visit the wineries learning about the production of the estate’s fine wines, from vinification to their ageing. After the visit, you will enjoy a nice cooking lesson, learning all the secrets of some Italian recipes. At the end, VIP lunch with Frescobaldi pairing wines. After lunch, private transfer to Rome and check in at the 5* Hotel Splendide Royal. Dinner at leisure.
In the morning, meet you private driver and guide and start an amazing half day tour of the Ancient Rome, visiting the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. (skip-the-line entrance tickets included. *Please note that skip-the-line doesn’t mean without queue. Due to security reasons, the guests could wait also with this kind of ticket) Discover the great Roman Forum, for centuries the centre of civic life as the site of triumphal processions, elections, public speeches and criminal trials. Then, along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way), head to the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. Last but not least, enter the magnificent Colosseum, considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering, and capable of seating up to 50,000 spectators. At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Meals at leisure.
In the morning meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour of Rome, dedicated to the spectacular collections of the Vatican Museums. You will reach the Vatican Museums for an early entrance visit at 8 am* to admire the upper Galleries, Raffaello Rooms and the amazing Sistine Chapel, with the renowned frescoes by Michelangelo. *Early entrance tickets let you experience the Vatican Museums 1 hour before opening time (the Museums is not in exclusive use). At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Afternoon and meals at leisure.
After breakfast, private transfer from Rome to Sorrento. En route, stop at Pompeii, where you will meet your private guide for an extraordinary visit of this amazing archeological site. Take a walk through the streets and alleys of the ancient Roman town destroyed and buried under ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Have a look at the various houses and workshops, and visit the ancient temples and spas in an area of over 66 hectares. At the end of the visit, the transfer continues to 5* Grand Hotel Cocumella in Sorrento and check in. Meals at leisure.
Day and meals at leisure.
In the morning, private transfer from the hotel to the harbor where you will embark for an amazing full day private boat excursion to Capri (Prestige 36 motor boat model). During the journey admire the natural beauties of the island – from the Faraglioni rocks to innumerous grottoes and the Punta Carena lighthouse. At the arrival on Capri, meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour of this magical island. At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Meals at leisure.
After breakfast, meet your private driver and guide and start your full day Amalfi Coast visit. You will have the chance to stop in the most panoramic spots to enjoy the spectacular view on the coast and its picturesque and lovely towns such as Ravello and Amalfi. Lunch in a suggested local restaurant (not included). Take a stroll through the streets and alleys of these villages, admiring their bright colors that captured the heart and soul of so many celebrities, writers, movie directors, singers, including Federico Fellini and the Rolling Stones, who wrote one of their song in a cafè in Positano. Amalfi is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
Day and meals at leisure.
After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to Naples airport. End of service.
– Meet & Greet, porterage as indicated in the program
– Private transfers as indicated in the program
– Hotels local city taxes
– Half day private guide for walking tour in Venice
– 30-minute private gondola ride in Venice
– Visit and lunch at Antica Corte Pallavicina, beverages excluded (en route from
Venice to Florence)
– Half day private guide for Uffizi tour
– Half day private guide for Siena tour (minivan at disposal included)
– Half day private guide for walking tour in Florence
– 2-hour private guide for visit to Accademia Gallery
– Private visit, cooking class and VIP lunch at Tenuta Castiglioni (en route from
Florence to Rome)
– Half day private guide for Ancient Rome tour (entrance tickets to Colosseum,
Roman Forum and Palatine Hills and minivan at disposal included)
– Half day private guide for Vatican Museums tour (Early entrance tickets to
Vatican Museums and minivan at disposal included)
– Half day private guide for Pompeii archaeological site visit (en route from Rome
to Sorrento; entrance tickets included)
– Full day private boat excursion to Capri (boat: Prestige 36)
– Half day private guide for Capri tour (minivan at disposal included)
– Full day private guide for Amalfi Coast tour (minivan at disposal included)
– Travel insurance.
– Meals at leisure as indicated in the program.
– Everything not included in “The rate includes”.
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