Day 1: Monday Arrive in Venice
Welcome to Venice airport, meet your Tour Director & Driver for transfer to your hotel in the outskirts of Venice. (Included shuttle arrival transfers 11:00 am and 4:00 pm departure airport departure) In the afternoon after unpacking and freshen up, we will depart from the hotel through the countryside of the Veneto region to “Villa Sandi” estates for a tour of the winery followed by a Prosecco tasting. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2: Tuesday Venice
Today we will begin our morning with a relaxing boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its handmade glassware. We will visit a glassmaking factory and you will have a chance to see firsthand the impressive craftwork of traditional Venetian glassblowing performed by master craftsmen.
Afterward, we will make our way to St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop, explore or take a romantic ride in one of Venice’s famous gondolas. Late afternoon return to your hotel. (B)
Day 3: Wednesday Venice to Verona Amarone Winery, Lake Garda, and Parma
Today we will drive to Tuscany, our first stop on route to visit Romeo and Giulietta’s Town, Verona. Enjoy the beautiful city center, visit the famous Arena, a Roman amphitheater, Piazza Delle Erbe and finally reach Giulietta’s house.
Move to a local very exclusive winery in the Negrar district, try the famous Amarone wine, the Italian best red wine. Lunch and tasting.
Departing from the small harbor in front of Sirmione castle (Piazzale Porto – Sirmione) we’ll circumnavigate the Sirmione peninsula to see the ex-villa of Maria Callas, the SPA and beauty center Aquaria, the Grotte di Catullo that are the biggest ruins of a Roman building in the North of Italy.
Then we’ll return to Sirmione. Before ending the tour you’ll have the chance to admire the Scaligero Castle from another point of view and you’ll pass under the two bridges of the castle. Continue in the late afternoon to Parma, the capital of Italian cuisine. Overnight and dinner on your own. (B, W, L)
Day 4: Thursday Parma, Parmigiano and Prosciuto, and Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Parma, the home of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and the cured Prosciutto di Parma explore the “food valley” and taste and learn about all the techniques & traditions of making Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Late morning move to Langhirano for visit at renewed Salumifico, learn about how Prosciutto di Parma is made, and have a taste of grand selections. Lunch will include also homemade tortellini and ravioli.
In the afternoon we move to Maranello for a visit to the Ferrari Museum and factory. Admire one of the very best excellence of the Made in Italy.
Return to the Hotel in Parma. rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)
Day 5: Friday Parma, Modena & Bologna, and Florence
Transfer to Tuscany. Stop on the route in Modena at famous Acetaia where you will learn about the balsamic “Traditional” vinegar of Modena, including a learning tasting session. Continue to Bologna, the seat of the oldest university in Europe and the capital town of Emilia Romagna.
Short visit of the historical center with its uniques Portici Bolognesi, admire Piazza Maggiore, Neptun fountain and the Asinelli Towers. Free time to enjoy the lovely street food market where you can have either lunch at a restaurant or “aperitivo” with cold cuts and cheese at a traditional “salumeria”.
Our journey continues through the Apennine mountains to Florence. Tonight enjoy a welcome Tuscan dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Florence. (B, D)
Day 6: Saturday Florence
This morning our city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo where we will visit the famous Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.”
Then, we will make our way to visit the renowned Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s breathtaking David is displayed. Walk to Piazza Della Signoria and then reach the river Arno to admire the view of Ponte Vecchio.
The tour ends at Santa Croce square to visit. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Tuscan capital at your own leisure. (B)
Day 7: Sunday Siena, Coooking Class & Chianti Classico wine, and San Gimignano
Today we explore the heart of Tuscany to Siena and San Gimignano. In the morning visit medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races, Saint Katherine, and Piazza del Campo.
Move for lunch at the famous Palazzo and cooking school in Siena. Today’s hands-on lesson with our Chef, learn about cooking and Italian recipes. Afternoon moves to a Chianti wine estate for wine tasting including. Late afternoon visit San Gimignano, stroll the old center “Medieval Manhattan” famous for the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight enjoy a relaxing dinner on your own. (B, W, L)
Day 8: Monday Florence – Montalcino wine region Tuscany – Rome
Today we will travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany & Umbria through Etruscan settlements along the ancient Roman Salaria road to Rome. Stop on route for a light lunch and wine tasting at the exclusive Brunello di Montalcino winery in Val d’Orcia. Stroll around the city of Montalcino before you move towards Rome. (B, W, L)
Day 9: Tuesday Rome – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chaple, and St Peter basilica
Welcome you to the Vatican city with a private guided tour through the Vatican Museum one of the world’s largest collections of sculptures and art including the Sistine Chapel. Our tour will end at St. Peter’s Basilica built over the Tomb of Saint Peter. Lunch suggested at local trattoria by Trastevere medieval district. Enjoy one of Rome’s famous pasta such as Amatriciana, Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe or Gricia (B)
Day 10: Wednesday Rome – Colosseum, Trevi fountain & Piazza di Spagna
This morning our guided tour will start exploring the origin of Rome the Palatine hill, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine & the imposing Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of Rome’s past.
In the afternoon explore the Famous Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon & Navona square.
Tonight bid arrivederci in Rome with a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant in Navona square. (B, D)
Day 11: Thursday Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento
Depart Rome, and head to Pompeii the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which was buried under ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. In the evening we will make our way to the beautiful cliffside town of Sorrento. Enjoy a traditional Sorrentine dinner at your hotel and then enjoy the rest of your evening relaxing or taking a stroll to Sorrento’s lively piazza. (B,D)
Day 12: Friday Sorrento, excursion to Capri
This morning we will set off across the bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you will visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You will also have time to wander through the winding roads and browse the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B)
Day 13: Saturday Sorrento – Positano & Amalfi Coast
Full day on the Amalfi coast, a natural Unesco Site, known worldwide for its breathtaking road on high cliffs overlooking the sea. A quick stop in Positano, to admire its beautiful architecture and the picturesque shops.
Continue to Amalfi, visit St Andrew’s Church and the maritime Museum of the Ancient Republic of Amalfi. Do not miss the chance to get the famous Amalfi paper as a souvenir.
Taste some “Limoncello” at one of the local small factories.
Continue to the village of Ravello, famous for the music festival. Suggested visit to the wonderful gardens of Villa Cimbrone and its amazing view of the coastline. Lunch is suggested in Ravello. Afternoon Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at stunning restaurant. Arrivederci, Italia. (B, D)
Day 14: Sunday Naples airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Naples International airport for your return flight home. (B)
First-class or boutique hotels for 10 nights
» Hotel and service charges
» Hotel porterage service
» Luggage handling
» Daily American buffet breakfast
» 4 Lunch
» 5 Dinners
» 3 Wine tasting
» 1 Cooking Class
» Touring by luxury Mercedes-Benz minivan, minibus or motorcoach as per program
» Private arrival transfer from Venice airport to Hotel by water taxi
» Private departure transfer from Hotel in Sorrento to the Naples NAP or Rome FCO Airport
» Parking fees, Motorway tools, City permits fees, Fuel
» Entrance fees with skip the line reservation and VIP pass where possible
» Professional Tour Director/Assistant during your stay
» Sightseeing as indicated
» Local licensed guide
» Headset system to hear clear during guided tours
Not included: City tax / Tourist tax – average cost 4,00€ per person per night at Hotel 4 stars to be paid on spot locally. All that is not mentioned in “included” The last day of the tour is the customary time to extend gratuities to your guide and driver. The schedule is subject to change. An update will be given at the end of each day for the next day’s activities. Your escort will be available throughout the tour for any questions or assistance.
Original and modern, overlooking the Canal Grande, Hotel L’Orologio is a magical place, ideal for surrounding yourself in the atmosphere and history of the city without foregoing all the mod cons.
‘O Venezia Flat offers guests the opportunity to experience the most romantic city in true Venetian style. The apartments are situated a short walk from the Ponte di Rialto, and transfer the style and service of a luxury hotel to two exclusive solutions for travellers wanting to enjoy the privacy of a home.
The Hotel L’Orologio is a 4-star boutique hotel in a privileged and central location on the Grand Canal, just a short stroll from the Rialto Bridge. A small jewel in Venetian accommodation, it is ideal for those wanting to soak up the atmosphere and history of the city without renouncing all the modern comforts. The original theme inspired by the world of collectible watches renders it unique in all of Venice. The completely new structure is characterised by a contemporary décor and design carefully studied in every detail.
A large open space in shades of red with wooden ceiling, vintage leather sofas and a large fireplace welcomes guests to the reception, bar and lounge areas. All rooms have a contemporary minimalist style, are extremely functional, soundproofed and technological, with every kind of comfort. The fourth floor terrace and L’O Bar offer the possibility of grabbing a snack or enjoying a traditional Venetian aperitif.
The magic of Venice and its canals, right where you are. Stay right in the heart of the city and capture its most authentic soul, with its alleyways, bridges and ancient palaces.
Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati, a period residence in Parma, welcomes you with exceptional amenities on a par with the very best hotels, featuring elegantly furnished rooms and suites that will transform your stay into a romantic and evocative moment.
You have the opportunity to sleep in a luxurious residence that is obtained from an ancient historical palace. This palace is a complementary part of the Parma history rising in Dome Square, the beating heart of the historical center of Parma. It contributes to composing the architectural structure of the square since 1222.
Nowadays a stay at Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati is not an exclusive prerogative of the Dalla Rosa marquises, an ancient Parmese lineage family. For those who want to take their own fancy to sleep in a luxury residence in the Parma center, in one of its seven exclusive suites which make your stay unforgettable.
The long history of Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati is an integral part of our own family’s history, at the heart of the city of Parma since the late 15th century. It reserves the very best welcome for our guests, in an elegant and exclusive setting, satisfying all your needs with the utmost care, a love for detail, and top-level service
Situated in Parma’s historic center, Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati offers refined and splendidly furnished vacation apartments, the ideal choice for an independent and private stay just a short walk from Piazza Duomo, one of Italy’s most beautiful squares.
In the middle of the Eighteenth Century the Palace was given the present features: the beautiful overall lines, the balcony on the façade boasting a rich wrought iron railing, the arches in the courtyard, a vast room on the first floor, most likely painted by Benigno Bossi, showed the expression of the best skill of that time.
The excellent restoration of the building, now a luxurious residence, has brought the medieval square back to its longed-for past look.
Tcafè and Tgusto: passion and wholesome good taste in an artistic setting
Central and panoramic, the Hotel Santa Maria Novella is a traditional 4-star accommodation characterized by an environment brimming with charm. It can be found in an ancient building rich in history and art, strategically positioned in one of the most beautiful squares of Tuscany’s capital. It is furnished in a classic style with lacquered wood paneling, French furniture and important antique items.
Rooms and Cav, all luxurious and different from each other, are decorated with taste and refinement, having romantic four-poster beds and bathrooms in fine marble.
All 71 rooms of the Hotel Santa Maria Novella are decorated with elegance and extreme attention to detail so as to ensure that sleeping in the centre of Florence is the epitome of taste and style. The refined lacquered panelling and classic wooden flooring render the rooms warm and welcoming.
Each room is different from the others, with drapery and décors that render each accommodation unique and special. The canopy beds add a touch of romance to each room. Unique and luxurious bathrooms with precious marble have duo-tone inlays that recall the Church of Santa Maria Novella.
The experience of guests’ stays is enriched by the fully-equipped gym, sauna and the terrace on the sixth floor with a panoramic view over Piazza Santa Maria Novella and out to the Florentine hills.
The traditional Tuscan art of hospitality distinguishes a discreet yet impeccable service. This is why the Hotel Santa Maria Novella has long been the first choice for those seeking true Florentine style.
The Hotel Quirinale offers all guests an unforgettable four-star Roman vacation in the very heart of one of the most celebrated cities on earth.
The elegance and charm are befitting a hotel surrounded by the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain. Each of the 209 rooms is decorated with period furniture and equipped with every modern luxury.
The excellent service and hospitality of the Hotel Quirinale welcome tourists, families and business travelers with efficiency, ease and style.
Guests can enjoy the elegant restaurant, cozy bar, private garden, exclusive fitness facilities as well as conference rooms that can be tailored to the needs of business meetings, wedding banquets and industry conventions.
The Rossini Restaurant, inside the Hotel Quirinale, offers you an authentic culinary journey, full of emotions, to savor the most delicious dishes of the Italian and Mediterranean tradition, prepared with the originality and inspiration of our chef.
The Hotel Continental in Sorrento is located in one of the most charming historical corners of the city and a few steps from the romantic Cloister of San Francesco.
This elegant structure, with its rooms, Junior Suites and Suites, offers a perfect location to spend an unforgettable holiday in a sophisticated environment.
The Hotel Continental offers not only luxurious lounges and Bar areas for all its guests but also a large swimming pool and an “Acqua Relax” Jacuzzi where they can experience a sensorial experience to regenerate body and soul.
Finally, on the fifth floor, you will find the exclusive “Terrazza Vittoria” which represents a corner of paradise from which you can admire the spectacular view of the Sorrento Coast and the Gulf of Naples , the perfect frame to live unique and unforgettable moments.
Defined as “Land of the Sirens”, the land where kindness and hospitality are the predominant characteristics, Sorrento allows you to easily reach all the places of historical and archaeological interest that since ancient times have fascinated all its visitors.
What to Expect
San Gimignano and Tuscan landscape
Chianti Classico wine district
Olive groves, sunflowers, vineyards, a forest of oaks and cypresses
Montalcino exclusive wine estate
Amazing landscape of Tuscany:
cypress, olive groves, vineyards, sunflowers, clay hills & wind roads
The Spanish Steps and Spanish square
Piazza Navona and its majestic fountain of four rivers
visit of the Roman Forum – the Coliseum and the Capitoline Hill
the Sistine Chapel
St Peter’s Basilica
Island of Capri
Colors of the mediterranean sea
The funicular from the port to the famous Piazzetta
Faraglioni and Augustus Gardens
Famous Krupp Street
Sorrento, Positano & Amalfi Coast
inlaid wood handcrafts
breathtaking road of Amalfi coast
Bay of Sorrento and Naples Gulp
Best fish dishes of local Mediterranean cuisine
Pizza, Pizza & more Pizza
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