• Rome

    Your trip will begin in Rome. Italy’s sun-drenched capital is home to more ancient architecture than perhaps any city in the world.

  • Rome and Vatican City

    In the morning, a private guide will take you to some of Rome’s most notable landmarks, including Palatine Hill, which is flanked by the Forum Romanum (an ancient plaza surrounded by ruins); and the Circum Maximus (a chariot racing stadium built to accommodate 150,000 spectators). Next, stroll by the Arch of Constantine on your way to the world-famous Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire. In the afternoon, explore Vatican City and revel in its ornate, imposing buildings and its beautiful gardens. Make sure to spend some time admiring the stunning painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Rome

    Take a walking tour of the Campo de’ Fiori, known for its daily market; and the Piazza Navona, characterized by stunning monuments and beautiful fountains. Continue to the massive domed Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain (the largest Baroque fountain in the city) and the Spanish Steps (the widest staircase in Europe).

  • Orvieto

    This morning, a private guide will drive you through the Tuscan countryside to Orvieto, famous for its Duomo, a 14th century Roman cathedral dominated by huge bronze doors, a rose window and golden mosaics. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of Tuscany’s vineyards before continuing to Florence, hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

  • Florence

    Visit the Uffizi Gallery. One of the oldest and most famous art galleries in the Western world, this stunning museum houses works by masters such as Giotto, Botticelli and da Vinci. Next, travel via an enclosed passageway to the Palazzo Pitti. Surrounded by the ornate Boboli Gardens, this incredible palace was owned by the Medici family and was used as a power base for Napoleon.

  • Florence and Venice

    Continue to explore Florence as you stroll through the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge that spans the Arno River. Next, take a short, scenic drive to Venice and embark on a romantic boat ride through the so-called “Floating City.” In the evening, take a tour of the opulent St. Mark’s Basilica, a Byzantine church decorated with bright mosaics containing gold, bronze and a variety of beautiful stones.

  • Venice

    Take a walking tour through the lively streets of Venice. See the Baroque and Renaissance architecture of the Santa Maria Formosa church before stopping by the residence of the Querini Stampalia family, which houses an impressive museum and extensive library. In the afternoon, travel to Murano, an island located in the Venetian Lagoon. In 1291, Venetian glassmakers were forced to move to the island to avoid fires on the mainland. Today, the glassmaking trade continues to thrive and all manner of glassware, including lamps, jewelry, vases and chandeliers, are available. Stop by a factory and watch as artisans use ancient techniques to craft beautiful pieces.

  • Venice

    Stroll across the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge spanning the Grand Canal. Stop by a nearby market for an extraordinary bounty of fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. Dine at one of the many local wine bars lining the streets before heading to the Frari. Completed in 1338, this church contains breathtaking works by Titian, Donatello and Giovanni Bellini. Top off your day with a relaxing gondola ride.

  • Depart Venice

    Board a flight home at the Venice Marco Polo Airport.

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