On this Escape to beautiful Italy, experience three of Italy’s most iconic cities Venice, Florence, and Rome—without the crowds of the high-season, or the high prices associated with busy travel months. Italy has been, since antiquity, the centre of history, culture and art. Our museums, collections and archaeological sites reveal countless tokens of the past and the many civilizations that have passed across this country, evidence of which is still inextricably woven into the present day landscape.

his is Rome, the “Eternal City” in the eyes of visitors; it includes a series of traces to follow in order to reconstruct the course of history.

First stop in the heart of Rome is the solemn Flavian amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, where the gladiator games took place; Via dei Fori Imperiali leads along the most important archeological itinerary, a unique set of temples, basilicas, public and sacred buildings and the Roman Forum standing out of the surrounding lush vegetation. The archaeological finds and highly valuable works that were discovered during the excavations are kept in the Capitoline Museums, on the Campidoglio, the acropolis of ancient Rome.
Not far from there is the Theatre of Marcellus and the famous Mouth of Truth, a marble carving representing the face of a faun near the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin; this mouth, according to legend, swallows the hands of liars.

The tour of the city continues following the banks of the Tiber to Castel Sant’Angelo, a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, a shelter for popes and a prison. From there, taking the spectacular Via della Conciliazione, we reach the Vatican City, the seat of the Papal State. Here we can admire the famous Piazza San Pietro, with the 16th-Century colonnade by Bernini and the magnificent Sistine Chapel, with its precious Last Judgement, another 16th-Century masterpiece, this time by Michelangelo. Rome is the main seat of State institutions and we certainly cannot forget its buildings, basilicas and piazzas, like Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish steps of Trinità dei MontiPiazza Farnese and Piazza Navona with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, not to mention the 18th-Century Trevi Fountain, where tourists throw coins and express their wish to return to the Eternal City.

he territory’s city par excellence is Florence, the splendid city of art that is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the wealth and beauty of its monuments.

The city’s enchanting historic center never ceases to arouse interest with its countless masterpieces: the architecture and colorful marble of the churches remind one of Florence’s splendorous past and the part it played in the development of Renaissance culture and art. The heart of the city and the religious and historical center is the Piazza del Duomo, the site of a monumental complex of extreme value: the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, rich in works of art and topped by Brunelleschi’s majestic dome. The Battistero di San Giovanni (St. John’s Baptistry), a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque architecture, lies in front of the Duomo, facing Giotto’s Bell Tower, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture. The magnificent Loggia del Bigallo completes the Piazza’s grandeur. Behind the Duomo is the magnificent Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, exhibiting a precious collection of artwork that was originally inside the Cathedral, Baptistry and Bell Tower. The historical hub of civic life is the Piazza della Signoria, home to the 14th-Century Loggia della Signoria or Loggia dei Lanzi, adorned as it is with ornate and famous sculptures: think the Fountain of Neptune and Palazzo della Signoria, otherwise known as Palazzo Vecchio, one of the city’s symbolic monuments. Several statues stand in front of the Palazzo, in particular a copy of Michelangelo’s famous David (the original is on display in the Galleria dell’Accademia).
Alongside the Piazza runs the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important and famous museums in the world; inside are artworks by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists, thus outlining a journey through artistic masterpieces that must be seen. A noteworthy architectural element of the Uffizi Gallery is the Vasari Corridor, an inventive elevated corridor, designed by Vasari in the mid-16th century and connecting the Gallery with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. The captivating Ponte Vecchio, populated with historic goldsmith shops, leads to the Oltrarno Quarter, where other important public and religious masterpieces lie – beginning with the small Church of Santa Felicita that possesses, among other works, a number of Pontormo frescoes.

LENGHT  8 Days/7 Nights
THEME History, art, culture
Cod. Tour 09005
Services Only land
 

THE PRICE INCLUDED

 

 

 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDED

[icon_tick state=”on”] Coach for all transfers, 

public transportation  in Rome (Tickets),

 access fees and permits for bus 

Accomodation in quality Hotels 4 stars, in double rooms

City Tax

7 dinners in local restaurants, 3-course menu included withsoft drinks  Local guides for visits

 as scheduled 

Tour Escort 24/7 start/finisch  The entrances to monuments 

and museums 

 International flight    Lunches
 Personal extras  anything not mentioned under the fee includes 

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.. Please be aware that a ‘single supplement’ charge applies to solo travelers

Price calculated on the basis of 10-14 people 

Additional information

Suppl Single RoomSuppl single Room € 205,00
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Day 1: Departure

 On board your international

flight, departure with destination  Italy

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Day 2: Rome

 Welcome to Rome! Meet your Italian Dolcevita Tour Director upon arrival at the airport
Transfer to the hotel to drop off your luggage, check-in will be done later

While in Rome, travel as the locals do by walking, or taking public transport
Enjoy a discovery tour of Baroque Rome with your  Tour Director; stroll through the streets and alleys of the city center to visit the most famous squares,
fountains and palaces. From the Spanish Steps to the spectacular Trevi Fountain,
on to the amazing architecture of the Pantheon, and the lively atmosphere of
Piazza Navona, with its Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant

Overnight accomodation in Rome.

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Day 3: Rome - Tivoli - Rome

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
Explore the most monumental elements of this majestic city with your local guide who
will bring to life the spirit of Ancient Roman; the Colosseum, where gladiators once
battled, the Roman Imperial Forum with focus on Roman mythology and a walk
through the Roman Forum ending at the Palatine Hill
Enjoy lunch on your own.

Board your private motor coach for a half-day excursion to Tivoli.Visit the hillside
town of Tivoli, then visit the Villa d’Este with its palace and garden, one of the most
remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of Renaissance culture at its most refined
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant.

Overnight accomodation in Rome.

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Day 4: Rome - Vatican City

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel  with Michelangelo’s, the last Judgment, monumental St. Peter’s Square, and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà.

Enjoy lunch on your own
Have some time to discover Rome at your own pace.

Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Rome

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Day 5: Rome - Florence

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and head to Florence
Enjoy lunch on your own

Meet your local guide for a walking tour of Florence including the Duomo-Florence’s
Gothic Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral, the Museo dell’Opera, the open-air
sculpture museum in the Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Basilica. It is
the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo,
Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini; thus it is known also as The
Temple of the Italian Glories . Then enter the Accademia and see with your own
e ye s Michelangelo’s David and some of the most famous works of art and
masterpieces that have marked mankind’s artistic innovation through the centuries.
Finally, Visit the Uffizi Gallery , an incredible museum, with over 60 halls full of
impressive and stunning works of art from the 12th century up to the 16th century
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Florence.

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Day 6: Florence

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group

This morning, follow your Local guide admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded Signoria Square.

Enjoy lunch on your own
Discover Florence at your own pace; the San Lorenzo street market, Borgo degli
Albizi which has an emphasis on independent fashions, Ponte Vecchio, or maybe just
find a spot to relax and people watch!
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Overnight accommodation in Florence

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Day 7: Florence - Cinqueterre - Genoa

Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and travel to Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old
seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline
Enjoy a boat ride along the magnificent Cinque Terre coast line; see the famous five
villages and get to visit one of them (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia,
Manarola, or Riomaggiore)
Enjoy lunch on your own
Have time to explore the enchanting picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre at your
own pace

Board your motor coach and continue on to Genoa, with its multitude of hidden gems
behind cozy alleyways, excellent cuisine (notably fish and seafood), renovated old port
and beautiful sights
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Genoa

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Day 8 : Genoa - Pisa - Rome

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group

Along the way, stop in Pisa; you can’t be in Pisa without taking a picture in front of
the leaning tower!
At the Miracle Square, take photos of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and then
climb to the top as a Bucket List experience and for its beautiful view
Enjoy lunch on your own
Board your motor coach and travel to Rome, a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with
years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Make a wish as you toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, legend says it will one day
bring you back to Rome
Overnight accommodation in Rome

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Day 9 : Rome - Return

 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with your group
Transfer by motor coach from your hotel to the airport
Say a fond Arrivederci to your Italian  Tour Director

Board your international  flight from Rome and fly back to your country

Roma, San Pietro, Cupolone, Tevere
Firenze

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