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Classical Italy – Rome, Florence, Venice

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  • Image of St. Mark's square in Venice during sunrise.
  • Ponte Vecchio over Arno river in Florence, Italy. Sunsrt light.
  • View of the Colosseum
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Florence.
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Our most popular itinerary, the Classical Italy, offers you the opportunity to visit Italy’s prized gems; Venice, Florence and Rome.

Venice, the capital of the Veneto region is comprised of over 100 islands connected by monumental bridges and canals, it’s splendid palaces rising out of the lagoon to remind us it’s glorious past.

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where every corner is filled with art and beauty. Florence, that led Europe out of the Dark Age of Europe, to a new age of enlightenment.

Eternal Rome, enchanting us with the splendors of the Roman Empire to the throne of  Roman Catholicism.  From the Colosseum, bringing back the golden age of gladiators to the Vatican, filled with over 65,000 masterpieces of art. Rome remains Italy’s most prized possession.  Come and experience La Dolce Vita with us!

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1 / Departure from US
Day 1 / Departure from US.
Day 2 / Arrival in Rome
Arrival at Rome FCO Airport. Transfer by private car and driver, from Rome/FCO Airport to hotel in Rome. Check in at the Hotel Dei Borgognoni (4 star) or Modigliani (3 star). depending on the package selected. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 / Rome
Ancient Rome Tour: Piazza Venezia, Rome Historical Centre with "The Vittoriano" the altar dedicated to the King Vittorio Emanuele II in 1911 - The Capitol Square with panoramic view of the Roman Forum and Palatine - The Roman Forums the political, military and social centre of the whole Roman Empire and the Arch of Constantine – Colosseum , the Rome's greatest amphitheater built by the Emperor Vespasian in 72 A.C.
Day 4 / Rome
Vatican Museum Tour & St. Peter’s Basilica: The Vatican Museums representing the largest art collection in Europe with over 65.000 masterpieces.The Bernini Staircase of the XVI century - The Candelabra Gallery with frescos and statues - The Tapestry Gallery dating back to the XVI and XVII century - The Historical Maps, work of Ignazio Danti - The Sistine Chapel built in XV century by Pope Sixtus and adorned by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Perugino and Ghirlandaio - St. Peter's Basilica the largest Church all over the world, with millions of golden mosaics and several Tombs of Popes where lies the most important Statue of Michelangelo, "The Pietà".
Day 5 / Florence
After breakfast and checkout of hotel, take the High-speed comfort class train from Rome to Florence. Approximately one and a half hour later you will arrive to Santa Marina Novella train station in Florence. Check in at Hotel Kraft (4 star) or Hotel Paris(3 star), depending on the package selected. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 / Florence
Guided Tour of Florence: Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo: a stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour will proceed by coach through the old city centre. Then walking guided visit of the outdoor Duomo complex: the Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta del Paradiso and the visit of the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia* where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. End of the tour inside the museum.
Day 7 / Venice
After breakfast and checkout of hotel, take the High-speed comfort class train from Florence to Venice. Approximately 2 hours later you will arrive to Santa Lucia train station in Venice. Arrival transfer, by shared water taxi, from Venice/S Lucia Train Station to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli (4 star) or Hotel Montecarlo (3 star), depending on the package selected. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8 / Venice
Historical Venice Walking Tour: Enjoy a walking outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.  Our licensed guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past of this unique city.  An essential tour for the understanding of Venice! You will visit Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale. You will view Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Venice’s past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
Day 9 / Return to US
Departure transfer, by water taxi shuttle, from Venice hotel to Venice/Marco Polo Airport for your flight back to US.

Price details

Price details
Land from $ 1169.00 per person for 3 star hotel
Land from $ 1299.00 per person for 4 star hotel
Air tickets available at additional cost

Included

  • Entrance fees included Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican
  • Entrance fees included Florence: Galleria Accademia (David)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Hotel tax and service charge

Not Included

  • Air tickets available at additional cost

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  • Hi Luca,
    I want to start off by saying thank you for making the accommodations, they’ve been lovely. Florence was more than we could imagine, the hotel and staff were exceptional. As was Venice, so far I love Venice more than any city so far.  Thank you very much for helping to change things around for us. The room they moved us to in Rome is sooooo much better. The window lets in fresh air and there’s more space. Roberto, the manager, says hello. He said he is friends with your father and was pleased to help us out. Our day is off to a much better start and I feel so much better. Grazie Mille.

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  • I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for coordinating our trip. We had a wonderful time in Sicily – all went well. My aunt did well and really enjoyed herself. Paulo was an absolute gem. Please let Luca know that he was great and so accommodating. He was also very patient. I can’t praise him enough. He is a consummate professional and Luca is very lucky to have him.
    I loved everything about the trip – Sicily was wonderful. You put together a wonderful time for both me and my aunt. I will definitely sing your praises to anyone that needs to take a trip. Hopefully I will be able to travel overseas again where I would definitely be in touch.
    Have a great day.

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  • Good day Luca,
    Recently you put together a vacation for my clients Stanley and Katherine  and I would like to thank you so much for making their vacation a very memorable one. I received a call from them and they were so Pleased and excited about how they loved it from start to finish. Your choice in hotels and the transportation provided from one city to the next with the private drivers was such a pleasant experience for them. They said everything was perfect and your drivers so pleasant.

    So once again, Thank you!

    Sharon