Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
|Rome||Accommodation||Return Airfare & Taxes|
|Florence||6 Breakfast, 6 Dinners||Guide & Entry fee during sight seeing|
|Venice||Local Transport||Travel insurance|
|Free Sightseeing||Service tax of 5%|
Welcome to Italy. Arrive at the airport and transfer to hotel for your stay. Later proceed to discover the Eternal City in the easiest and most convenient way, get on board and stop at your pleasure to the most famous monuments of Rome. City Sightseeing Rome will allow you to travel through history and visit the places where the ancient Romans lived their social and political life as well as to admire the great Papal Rome, with its fine buildings and beautiful churches, by just sitting comfortable on board our buses. You will be able to visit the many churches, monuments, palaces, squares and streets of Imperial and Christian Rome, of Baroque and Modern Rome. You can admire the great monuments of ancient Rome like the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximum. You will see the most beautiful Christian places like St. Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria Maggiore. One must also visit the squares and streets where the history of Rome was written such as Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Barberini. Then you can enjoy a walk among the coffee shops of the Dolce Vita in Via Veneto and later drive along the river Tevere and admire Trastevere, one of the old quarters of the City, with its typical restaurants and bars, where you can taste typical Roman dishes. Overnight stay in Rome.
Optional: - Learn to make pasta by hand with a professional chef for a truly memorable experience - Approx. EUR 100 per person
This morning proceed to experience a mix of leisure and lifestyle, exploring markets and small grocery shops and learn how to make handmade pasta enjoying a typical Italian lunch in an amazing location. The chef invites you to live an unforgettable experience off the beaten path. First, you will be taken on a nice visit of the enchanting places where Romans love to go grocery shopping, a real experience in the heart of the city. Your cooking class will take place a few steps from Piazza Farnese in an apartment with views over the historic rooftops of Rome or in a house in the Tiberina Island. At the end of the lesson, you'll taste what you prepared and will cheers with Italian wine from a higher point of view. Overnight stay in Rome.
Today early morning check out from hotel & transfer to Florence. Visit Florence at your own pace but with the benefit of your very own “guide”! Highlights- Includes itinerary and “audiopen” to discover Florence at your own pace - Your very own “personal guide” - Replay the commentary as many times as you wish Thanks to the innovative “audiopen” you can explore the heart of Florence at your own pace and in complete relaxation. Follow the itinerary given to you, which includes all the main sights in the centre, and dedicate as much time at each point as you wish. Overnight stay in Florence.
Discover the ancient traditions of the Tuscan countryside, enjoy breathtaking landscapes of vineyards and olive groves, visit two ancient cellars, taste the famous wines and typical Tuscan products and be captivated by the unparalleled charm of Greve and Castellina in Chianti. A comprehensive experience in one of the most fascinating areas of Tuscany, known all over the world for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves. The first stop of the tour is in the heart of the Florentine Chianti Classico, in a historic Winery with Castle producing also extra virgin olive oil. Here you'll experience an original itinerant tasting tour with four different wines and local products, guided by an expert winemaker. The tour continues then to the picturesque medieval village of Greve. Here you'll have free time to admire the famous main square of the ancient market with its characteristic arcades. Moving along the ancient Via Chiantigiana, you'll cross the heart of the Chianti Classico, admiring the breathtaking views of the rolling hills that made so famous this part of Tuscany. Then you'll reach a family-run Winery located in the Sienese area of the Chianti Classico, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines. Here, after the guided tour of the cellars and the lovely aromatic garden, a delicious tasting of four different wines and local products will be waiting for you. The last stop of the tour is Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin, among the most lively and picturesque of Chianti: here, walking through the picturesque medieval covered street via delle Volte, the tour leader will guide you to discover the charming historical center. Overnight stay in Florence.
After breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Venice. Arrive & check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Venice.
Today after breakfast, proceed to Experience this extraordinary food tour drinking and eating the typical Venetian Cicchetti. You will also experience a short ride on board of Gondola. We will meet near the Rialto Bridge and start your culinary adventure as Venetians have for centuries at the Rialto Fish Market. This is where the seafood restaurants in Venice buy their fish daily, deciding their menus based on the day catch. It is also where you will first come to grips with the strange quirks of island living. Your first food stop is one of our favorites. This bacaro is a popular gathering spot for locals thanks to its unbeatable cicchetti and a mean spritz. You will try two items of your choice here along with a glass of wine, prosecco or spritz. Next up is another great cicchetti bar. Like the Spanish tapas, cicchetti is a food form synonymous with Venice. Although menus change daily, they are usually dominated by crostini, panini, which we know as sandwiches and fritti, or fried food, mostly fish and vegetables. Cicchetti are a big part of Venetian food culture, as the perfect snack for fisherman, who arrive home from sea around 9am and settle down in their favorite dark bars for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. You will not just eat as the locals do, you will travel like them too! Hop aboard a gondola to cross the Grand Canal with your guide, disembarking by Ca d'Oro in the historic neighborhood of Cannaregio. While tourists clog the streets between Rialto and St. Mark Basilica, Cannaregio is where locals congregate. Historically the Jewish Ghetto, it is the most historic and storied part of the city, as you will learn from your guide. Overnight stay in Venice.
After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or back home.
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