ITALIAN PLEASURES: FLORENCE, ROME & AMALFI COAST

Enjoy a special experience that includes Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast, in a tour that will lead you to visit the Italian main highlights.

Wander through Florence medieval streets and monuments and visit its main museums; proceed to Rome and enjoy both a classical and a Renaissance tour; relax on the Amalfi coast and savor the local food specialties.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Awe-inspiring visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Guided tours through the world-class Vatican art museums
  • Breathtaking scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit to the fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Private boat tour around the famous Island of Capri
  • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Siena
  • Prepare hearty local cuisine in a Tuscan cooking class
  • Guided tour of the world-class Academia Gallery in Florence
  • Wine-tasting in the renowned Chianti wine region

Italy is ready to embrace you. Immerse yourself in its beauty and allow it to change you. Soak up the sun at outdoor cafes and stroll through piazzas in Rome while sampling gelato. Admire the view as you wind around the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Dive into a cooking class taught at a traditional farmhouse kitchen. Sail away to the glamorous island of Capri and take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Sample fine wines at scenic vineyards amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany.

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Day 1 Rome:  Tour Begins in Rome, Italy

Day 2 Rome:  Guided Tour of the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter’s Basilica
Day 3 Rome:  Discover Ancient Rome from the Colosseum to the Pantheon
Day 4 Sorrento:  Depart Rome, Guided Tour of Pompeii Archaeological Site & arrive in Sorrento
Day 5 Sorrento:  Full day excursion driving along the Scenic Amalfi Coast visiting Positano, Ravello and Amalfi
Day 6 Sorrento:  Pizza Class & Ice Cream class in Sorrento
Day 7 Sorrento:  Sail Away to the Glamorous Island of Capri for an All-Day Tour
Day 8 Florence:  Travel from the Amalfi Coast to Florence by fast train.
Day 9 Florence:  Visit the Renaissance City of Florence and Guided Museum Tours
Day 10 Florence:  Visit the Medieval Hilltop City of Siena & San Gimignano
Day 11 Florence:  Scenic Tour and Cooking class with Wine Tasting in the Chianti Region
Day 12:  Depart Italy and Return Home

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Discover the best of Italy on this unforgettable 12-day grand tour. You’ll visit some of the most beautiful places in the country. The tour begins in the eternal city of Rome, where you’ll see the building blocks of Western Civilization and learn the fascinating details of ancient history. You’ll also visit the most important site in the Christian world, the Vatican City, which holds some of the finest art collections that you’ll find anywhere.

 Next you’ll take an incredible scenic drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast until you reach Positano & Ravello. Clinging to mountains above the sea, Positano has a charm that is unique to this part of Italy. Whitewashed houses are covered with vibrant bougainvillea while the deep blue waters beckon in the distance. From this location, you’ll visit the chic island of Capri.

The tour includes the famous region of Tuscany, a lovely countryside with green rolling hills lined with iconic cypress trees. This unspoiled region has many well-preserved medieval hilltop towns as well as important historic cities. Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history beginning in the Middle Ages. Florence is the place where the Dark Ages ended and the Renaissance began in Italy.

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