Classic Italy in 7 Days

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Italian culture like never before, with local insight
  • Visit the highlights of Rome, Florence and Venice in luxury
  • Enjoy a delicious family hosted meal in Florence
  • Learn to cook the authentic Italian way in Rome
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What you'll do

Overview

NPE

Enjoy Italy in all its glory, visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. These stunning locations immerse you in the beautiful history of Italy, engage with local traditions, culture and cuisine in 'off the tourist track' experiences, with your local guide.

Enjoy this week long trip around Italy, visiting 3 beautiful cities: Rome, Florence and Venice, beginning with your arrival into Rome Airport and ending with your return flight from Venice airport.

In Rome, enjoy early access to the s...Read All

Arrival Day

As soon as you land in Rome, you can relax and enjoy the trip as everything will be taken care of by your hosts. You will be picked up from the airport and privately transferred to your accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Rome.

In the afternoon, you will begin your adventures in Italy by meeting your local guide to explore the stunning Baroque historic centre see all the sights and gain some unexpected insight!

You will be visiting beautiful historic locations such as: P...Read All

Exploring Rome's Beautiful History

To start off your second day, you will be visiting the Sistine Chapel. The breathtaking ceiling, painted by Michael Angelo hundreds of years ago, is one of the most remarkable works of art in the world.

The museums of the Vatican City are breathtaking; adorned with frescoes, paintings and tapestries, sculptures and stunning artefacts housed in a truly stunning location. Your first visit here will never be forgotten.

Next you will visit St Peter’s Square and its soaring bas...Read All

Visiting Florence's Main Attractions

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Rome, the Eternal City, to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of  modern day Rome, or the tranquility of its beautiful gardens and fountains, before you leave for the train station and your high speed train to take you to Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region.

Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in Florence and you’ll then have some time to settle into your beautiful new rooms before taking a private wa...Read All

Admiring Art in Florence

You will have the morning to stroll at your leisure, to visit again some of the stunning iconic buildings or to take in the views from one of the elegant street side cafes.

In the afternoon, you will be visiting the Accademia Gallery in the company of an excellent art guide. You will learn about the history of the stunning artworks, as well as the beauty within them.

Since its creation, the Accademia was specifically designed to house rare works of art that are of great value, w...Read All

Enjoy Food in Florence and Venice

To begin your day, you will be browsing the food stalls at a local market in Florence, shopping locally for fresh produce. The busy market will provide a great insight into everyday life in Florence, and the buzzing atmosphere.

With the help of your Florentine Chef, you will be picking out ingredients which will be used later in the day for your private cooking class. You will have the chance to cook alongside an exquisite Florentine Chef, learning about Italian cuisine and its various...Read All

Exploring Venice

Today you will be taking a private walking tour of the promenades and canals in Venice. Admire the beautiful architecture and atmosphere whilst walking along the iconic bridges.

Explore the heart of the city, Piazza San Marco, which Napoleon called the “most elegant drawing room in Europe”and visit  the Basilica to reveal its amazing Medieval golden mosaics and treasures.

Then, you will get off the tourist track and visit an authentic boat maker, in the ”squer...Read All

Departure Day

You will be taken from your accommodation to Venice airport for your flight home. This will mark the end of your amazing week around Italy, and you can start to plan your return trip to this magical country full of stunning buildings, beautiful landscapes and world renowned art works.

What's included

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation including porterage and all city taxes
  • Buffet breakfasts in the hotels
  • Dinner (3 course) at a local restaurant in Rome
  • A home-hosted dinner (3 courses) with a Florentine family
  • An Italian cooking class followed by a 3 course lunch
  • Dinner in a local Venetian restaurant
  • An espresso and gelato tasting in Rome
  • A cappuccino tasting in Florence
  • An aperitivo in Venice at a local wine bar
  • A private food market tour and cooking class with a local chef in Florence
  • A private visit to an authentic 'squero' boat maker in Venice
  • Private transportation as per program with an English speaking driver
  • Private water taxi transfer from the train station to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport in Venice
  • Business Class Frecciarossa high speed train tickets from Rome to Florence
  • Business Class Frecciarossa high speed train tickets from Florence to Venice
  • Vaporetto Card (public transportation in Venice) valid for 6 days
  • Professional English speaking local guides for all activities in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
Your local host

Vincenzo and team

Our itineraries reveal the unexpected and often hard to find Italy that travellers have always dreamed of discovering - the legendary Italy you can get under the skin of to personally encounter the real country you often miss.

Every detail that makes your time spent travelling unforgettable will be taken care of: comfort, quality, exclusive visits, local voices and encounters. Our aim is to become a go-to group for those who seek the ultimate Italian experience by ensuring our visitors leave inspired and personally enriched after their time with us.

Our itineraries reveal the unexpected and often hard to find Italy that travellers have always dreamed of discovering - the legendary Italy you can get under the skin of to personally encounter the real country you often miss.

Every detail that makes your time spent travelling unforgettable will be taken care of: comfort, quality, exclusive visits, local voices and encounters. Our aim is to become a go-to group for those who seek the ultimate Italian experience by ensuring our visitors leave inspired and personally enriched after their time with us.

Location

Beginning in the gorgeous capital city of Italy, Rome. Here, you can explore the beauty of Rome like never before, with the stunning landscape mesmerising you!

Your next stop is in Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. This beautiful city is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, an elegant and stylish city

Lastly, you will be ending your week in Italy in Venice, the floating city. This is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, with its narrow cobbled streets, iconic canal, and magnificient bridges.

FAQs

Can we stay at the same hotel at each location?

Yes! You can stay at the same hotel for your 2 nights in each city instead of 1 night in each hotel. This might make your holiday slightly easier!

Will drinks be included in the meals provided?

In the meals stated to be included, the drinks that are also included are: water, soft drinks, wine, beer, coffee and tea. Other than these drinks, you will have to pay extra, but if you choose to drink these then your meal is completely paid for!

Can we add anything to the itinerary?

Yes - you are able to add additional experiences and excursions even during your trip. Excursions can also be adjusted based on preferences, you just need to contact your host.

Are there any recommened restaurants to visit?

You will have a concierge designated to be at your full service prior and during each specific trip. They are able to provide you with a list of suggested restaurants that can be personalised based on your preferences. They can also make any reservations you may require, providing the best tables when possible

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