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12 Days Conciliating Women and Men Travel Expectations Tour in Italy

Venice, Veneto, Italy

Harmonizing Sightseeing Tour and Gourmet Experience for Two Italy

Grab your significant other and let this trip whisk you away to lovely Italy. This smart and special tour is designed to complement men and women's travel expectations and this holiday is perfect for couples. While one may feature a charming gondola ride along the canals of Venice, the other leads to the world of Italy's luxurious sports cars. Taste the delectable wines of Val D'Orcia as well as the striking palette of Bologna's food. Explore the golden history of Rome through its art and architecture and learn the ancient ways in an exciting gladiatorial training. Discover more, and like Italian coffee, let the difference in your tastes blend well in this exquisite journey.

Key information

  • With a guide
  • Type of transportation: Private bus
  • Starts in: Venice
  • Ends in: Rome
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in cities
  • Roman gladiatorial training
  • Yummy food and wine tastings
  • Venice gondola ride and island hop
  • Makings of luxury sports cars
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Guides and entry fees
  • Everyday breakfast

10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay in three-star hotels. Double rooms will be available as well as single supplements.

Get comfortable in Venice on nights one and two.

Relax in Bologna on nights three and four.

Feel at home in Florence on nights five, six, seven, and eight.

Have a well-earned rest in Rome on nights nine, 10, and 11.

Program

Day 1: (Friday) Venice

You will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and a private water taxi will transfer you towards your accommodation in Venice. You will check in at your accommodation and stay in a three-star hotel in a double room with bed and breakfast treatment.

Thereafter, you will embark on a gondola for a 30-minute ride on the Grand Canal, Santa Maria de la Salute area, and other minor canals such as the Fenice area. The tour will end with the landing at the Station Vallaresso in Dogana. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure. As a plus for you, the advice team will be glad to suggest you an authentic Italian restaurant depending on your tastes for all tours!

Day 2: (Saturday) Discovering Venice and its islands!

You will have breakfast at your hotel and a group tour to discover Venice. You will depart at 09:00 a.m. and head of for a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Without the need for entries, you will have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice, an essential tour for the understanding of the city!

The route will go through Piazza San Marco, discussing its origin, history, and the description of the main monuments, Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Bell and Clock Tower, Procuratie, Santa Maria Formosa, its history and anecdotes related to the 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 the Malibran Theater.

Its anecdotes, past, and recent history cross each other in the beautiful corner of Venice. You will return to San Marco through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for city shopping. Later, you will have a four-hour afternoon group tour towards Venice's islands. You will depart at 02:00 p.m.

The excursion will take you on a visit to the islands, famous for their handcraft such as the Murano glass factory, Burano laces, and the jewel of an island called Torcello where the first cathedral in Venice was built. Sailing among the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni, and Santa Elena Gardens, the boat will arrive in Murano.

Divided into nine islets crossed by a wide canal, Murano is the island of glass blowing. It is a long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291 when the glass artisans moved their kilns there from the old city center. Murano is the town of glass. During the 15th and 16th Century, it was the main glass center in Europe.

A stop at a glass factory is included to watch an expert master glass blower create a work of art. The second stop will be in Torcello. It is the center of the first Venetian civilization founded between the Fifth and Sixth Centuries. The island became a flourishing center full of palaces and churches. Nowadays, the island preserves archeological proof of its glorious past such as the wonderful Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca with a delicious portico and striking Byzantine interior.

The last but not the least, the final stop will be on Burano Island, one of the prettiest islands in the whole miniature Venice where all the houses are painted in bright colors. Burano is famous for its lacework, an art that has been carried out since the 16th Century when it was considered the most refined and famous in Europe. You will then head for the lagoon! Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 3: (Sunday) Bologna the brave and a guided tour of the city center with gourmet stops or Ducati and Lamborghini tour!

You will have breakfast at your hotel and a direct train transfer from Venice to Bologna, traveling from approximately 09:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. You will stay in a nice three-star hotel in Bologna. Double rooms will be available with a bed and breakfast treatment. You will spend the morning at leisure around Bologna.

You will have a half-day private walking group tour, discovering Bologna and its flavors from 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. You will explore one of Bologna’s oldest food markets with an insider and visit the most traditional food shops. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture that make Bologna medieval market so unique.

During the tour, you will enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Bologna reputation as being the foodie capital of Italy. You will discover the secrets to having the ultimate food and cultural experience off the beaten path! With your private guide. You will take samples of the best food products at the food market with its ancient family-run shops, at a bakery, and at a pasta laboratory!

Your guide, apart from food, will also educate you with stories that will give you insight into Bologna’s tradition and culture. You will visit the oldest bakery in Bologna and taste their delicious torta di riso or rice cake, the most ancient chocolate factory of the town where the first solid chocolate, sfoglia near, was invented, and a pasta laboratory to taste homemade egg pasta! You will be back in your hotel in Bologna at 08:00 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 4: (Monday) Regional gourmet and Ferrari tour

You will have breakfast at your accommodation before joining a full-day group tour, experiencing the most genuine food of the region and visiting the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. You will depart at 08:00 a.m. and explore for a duration of eight hours. The tour will start with a visit to the Parmigiano Reggiano factory.

There, you will assist in all the stages of production and related rooms such as the cooking area, resting room, salt pools, and the aging room where you will see Parmesan cheese wheels. The tour will continue with a visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar producer. Known since the Roman time, it is produced by the natural fermentation of cooked grape, must and aged in small casks made of different kinds of precious wood.

The minimum aging for the traditional balsamic vinegar is a minimum of 12 years but you will also taste the 25-year old one! Then, you will go to a prosciutto ham producer where you will learn the secrets of its production. All visits will be followed by delicious tastings. The tour will continue with a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the true custodian of the myth.

The museum is the company's official exhibition and houses cars, images, ads, and trophies that have characterized the history of the brand and have been hugely successful on commercial markets and worldwide circuits. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 5: (Tuesday) Welcome to Florence!

You will have breakfast at your hotel and transfer towards Bologna Central train station. A direct train transfer will take you from Bologna to Florence, traveling from 09:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. You will arrive at the train station and transfer towards your accommodation, an excellent three-star hotel in Florence. Double rooms will be available with a bed and breakfast treatment.

In the afternoon from 04:30 p.m., and with a duration of two hours, you will have a group walking tour to discover Florence. Think of Florence and you will think of a concentration of art and architecture. Over half of Italy’s wonders are there! Despite its international fame and greatness, Florence is also a small city whose history is interwoven with that of its passionate citizens for almost 3,000 years.

Let the guide unravel its unconventional side. You will visit Florence’s urban scenery that played a leading role in ancient timeless legends. You will get the chance to savor the city’s intriguing charm that gave birth to anecdotes whose truth is lost on the border between history and fantasy. Taste & Slow Italy is very pleased to offer to you their original and brand new walking tour.

It is a perfect mix of Florence’s classical face and its hot spots, combined with curiosities and unknowns. You will discover how the “Street of Beautiful Women” got its name and how to beat your competitors with poppy seeds! In the end, a well-earned refrigerated aperitif will be waiting for you in an exclusive location in the historical square of Florence.

Before that, however, you will have to discover two hidden portraits in Piazza Signoria and learn how to win good luck from the Porcellino. The tour has got something for everyone of all ages and interests. Comfortable shoes are suggested! Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 6: (Wednesday) San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti Wine Tasting or Pisa and Lucca tour!

After breakfast, you will depart for a full-day group tour towards the Chianti area, Siena, San and Gimignano. You will leave at 08:30 a.m. and travel until 10:30 a.m. Crossing the beautiful Chianti Hills, you will arrive at the Medieval hilltop gem of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls. There, you can drink in the history and relive the atmosphere of the olden times.

The day tour will continue to the stately Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the Palio horse race. You will follow the guide to the suggestive Piazza del Campo where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands, with its Torre del Mangia. You will visit the precious interiors of the Duomo, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy.

After leaving Siena, you will drive to San Gimignano, famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO! The visit will be free for independent sightseeing, strolling around the narrow streets, and admiring the relaxing landscape. At the end of the day tour, you will move into the Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes.

You will have the chance to taste the best Chianti red wine in a rustic estate along with homemade snacks and sampling of wines and oil. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 7: (Thursday) The Renaissance in Florence!

After breakfast, you will spend the morning or afternoon at leisure to stroll around the city, relax, and discover all the ancient corners of Florence by yourself. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 8: (Friday) Val D'orcia tour, wines, and colors or Cinque Terre exploration!

After breakfast, you will have a full-day group tour towards Val D'Orcia. You will depart at 07:45 a.m. and arrive at 11:30 a.m. You will explore the beautiful towns of Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico, and Montepulciano, enjoy two different wine tastings, and savor the famous Pecorino cheese! The tour will start with a wine tasting session in Montalcino, the land of the world-renowned Brunello wine.

There, you will be enchanted by the outstanding charm of a special and definitely worth-visiting wine cellar. Next, you will move up to the peak of the town, where a magnificent sight will take your breath away. You will fell the tranquility of sunny rolling hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards, and isolated cypress trees atop hills.

The following stop will be in San Quirico D’Orcia, one of the most beautiful and charming medieval towns of the Orcia Valley. You can take advantage of your free time to wind your way through the historical center, rich artistic, and cultural history dating back over a thousand years. The tour will continue to Pienza which stands high upon a hill and dominates all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views.

You will enjoy the cheese tasting session with the famous Pecorino and explore the pretty alleyways of the small town at your leisure. The last stop will reach Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and famous for the filming of the vampire movie, "New Moon." You will enjoy your second wine tasting session while visiting the dungeon where the wine is stored under the ancient walls of the winery before heading back to Florence. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 9: (Saturday) Welcome to Rome, the ancient city tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer from Florence to Rome station via direct train. You will transfer to your accommodation in Rome, a nice three-star hotel with double rooms in a bed and breakfast treatment. In the afternoon, you will have a walking group tour, discovering the Imperial history of the Eternal City! You will departure at 03:00 p.m. and spend three hours on the tour.

You will start at the Arch Of Constantine, the biggest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From there, the guide will take you inside the Coliseum where you will skip the entrance ticket lines. It is the most famous monument in the world and an icon of Rome. There, you will hear about all the cruel and grueling events that took place there.

On leaving the Coliseum, you will visit its surrounding monuments such as the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area which is, without doubt, the most important and fascinating site in the world. The views alone from the Palatine over the Forums or the Circus Maximus are worth a trip to Italy. You will discover also the House of the Vestals, various temples, the Senate House, Capitol Palace, Sacred Way, and the Triumph Arches. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 10: (Sunday) Exciting and amusing experiences in Rome!

Day 10 reserves an activity for tough men. You will have a private schooling about the gladiators of Rome and have a chance to understand the fights while you make good laughs by training near the old Via Appia! You are suggested to start at 11:00 a.m. as the activity will last for two hours. You will experience the thrill of dressing and training as an ancient gladiator!

Upon arrival in the training area, you will visit the Historical Museum. You will see examples of military life and common. You will be provided with a tunic and a Gladio or gladiator sword and then, you can start your training! You will be dealing with attack and defense techniques of 2,000 years old. Finally, you will receive an Honorary Certificate of Roman Citizenship, which in the future, will remind you of the fun you have experienced!

The experience will include access to the museum, the arena, and the training. Soft drinks and water will be available to gladiators to satisfy the fighter's hunger. You are recommended to use comfortable shoes or trainers. Even loose clothing is a good idea, given the fair amount of exercise. Children will be given rubber swords to train with. Children under the age of eight will not be allowed to join the tour. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 11: (Monday) The art and beauty of Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel

You will enjoy breakfast and spend the morning at leisure to relax or stroll around the city. In the afternoon, you will join a group tour of the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter's Cathedral. The tour will start at 02.00 p.m. with a duration of three hours. With 2,000 rooms filled with some of the greatest art collections in the world, you will be led by an expert guide through the history of the outstanding museum.

You will be able to marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most beautiful sites in the world. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. The Vatican Museums are not just the Sistine Chapel, along with the tour, the guide will show you more artistic jewels such as the Pio-Clementino Halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, and the Candelabra, Tapestries, and Maps Galleries.

Then, you will leave the Vatican Museum and move to the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo and has become one of the landmarks of Rome. Inside the church, you can ponder on the beauty of the world-famous sculpture, La Pietà, another Michelangelo masterpiece and the only sculpture personally signed by the artist.

However, it is not only Michelangelo you can look forward to for you will discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Thanks to him, you can drink in the awesomely impressive Baldachin Altar in gold and bronze. You will also explore the splendid Colonnade in Saint Peter’s Square. The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square and you can then decide either to stay in Vatican City for the rest of the day or join any of the other afternoon tours. Lunch and dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 12: (Tuesday) Departure day

On the last day of the tour, you will have breakfast and the team will transfer from your hotel towards Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO).

Included excursions

  • Ancient city tour, gladiatorial training, in Rome
  • Florence walking tour
  • Gondola ride along the Grand Canal and a tour in Venice and its islands
  • Gourmet and Ferrari tour in Bologna
  • Wine and cheese tastings in Val D'orcia

Location

This tour will take place in Venice, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Bologna, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, and Rome in Italy.

The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum, which was originally named Flavian Amphitheater, is the most impressive building of the Roman Empire and the largest building of the era. It is also considered as the greatest work of Roman architecture and engineering.

Tuscany Val d’Orcia

When you think about Tuscany, the idealized image of green fields, vineyards, and rolling hills springs to mind. It really does exist and you can find it in Val d’Orcia which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. The most beautiful photos you see of Tuscany come from that paradise.

Food

During this tour, delectable breakfasts will be served daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During this tour, you will have many options to add up to your unique vacation. The tour is a specially crafted duo holiday so enjoy making the most of it!

Bacari group tour

In the afternoon of day one, you can have an optional bacari group tour! The tour will start at 06:00 p.m. In the unusual wine tour in Venice of the “bacari,” you will have the opportunity to take part in a typical aperitif rite in Venice, in the lively, more traditional, and characteristic osterie.

During the unusual tour in Venice, you can immerse yourself in the rustic and genuine atmosphere that characterizes the wine bars and osterie, called bacari, and feel like a true Venetian during the happy hour. Present in several Italian cities by the end of the 19th Century, the aperitif has become a real ritual which spread throughout Italy with different traditions from region to region.

Practiced both during the week and at weekends, the happy hour in Venice, Italy is a time for socializing and relaxation. Sipping an aperitif or fine local wine, accompanied by the typical Cicchetti or tasty snacks, the inhabitants of Venice and of the nearby mainland meet before dinner.

The traditional osterie of Venice, bacari Venezia, are generally small rooms and simply furnished and offer an intimate and very special atmosphere combined with the tantalizing aromas of the Venetian cuisine. There are modern bacari as well, where contemporary design elements bind to the atmosphere of the past of Venice. The food and wine tour in Venice will start at Campo San Bartolomeo, near the Rialto Bridge.

The bacaro tour in Venice will take you into the heart of the historic center of Venice in three taverns where you can relax, sip local wines, and savor tasty traditional Venetian finger food such as small croutons, meat cooked on a spit, savory pastries, and typical dishes, hot or cold, fried or not, as well as the Cicchetti, a perfect ingredient to make your bacaro happy hour drink the best in Venice! The duration will be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Bologna tour

During your free time, you are suggested to take the tour. Take the opportunity to spend time exploring Bologna or “The Fat,” its good food, and excellent cooking. You can go back by yourself, stop at Piazza Maggiore, and enjoy wandering through the narrow streets of the old city market, the Quadrilatero.

You will come across many stalls filled with all kinds of food products, from seasonal fruits to fresh fish from the nearby Adriatic Sea, the tortellini of Bologna, mortadella IGP, and various sweets. The tip is to stop in a unique place. Close to the old fish market, you will find the famous “Osteria del Sole,” open since 1465, an ancient tavern nestled among medieval workshops. The Osteria is a travel back to the past, with a glass of good wine in your hands.

In an alternative for the same afternoon, Taste & Slow Italy would suggest a Ducati and Lamborghini tour from 02:45 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. around the museums and factories. It is a first class tour to the most prestigious Italian sports car and motorbike manufacturer industries! From 03:30 p.m. to 05:00 p.m., you will explore the Ducati Factory and Museum.

You will arrive with Ducati facility enthusiasts and discover the micro-engine which gave life to the Ducati motorcycle era, the “Cucciolo” or “the puppy,” the Marianna motorcycles, the 100 and 125 Gran Sport, the first parallel V twins, the Pantah, the world champion SBK of Fogarty and Baileys, and the latest Moto GP of Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo.

You will visit the Lamborghini Factory and Museum from 05:30 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. The museum, which houses 45 motorcycles, will transport you back through all the glorious moments in the history of the legendary Ducati brand. Arrive at the place and discover a unique occasion to spend time among the most famous super-cars in the world!

At the new Lamborghini museum located inside the Lamborghini factory, you will be able to admire some of the most representative models of the legendary automobile company. There are 20 collectors’ cars such as Miura, Countach, Espada, Diablo, F1 single-seater, Gallardo, Murciélago, Taste and Slow Italy, a brand of Trasimeno Travel S.A.S., Reventón, and the latest Huracán and Aventador. Guided tours through Lamborghini’s assembly lines are allowed as well.

Cinque Terre tour

After breakfast, you will depart for a full-day group tour towards the Cinque Terre area, from 07:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The day tour from Florence to Cinque Terre will be an unforgettable whole day devoted to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. You will visit five Cinque villages, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site hanging between sea and land, a place where you can immerse yourselves in paradise.

The visit will begin at daybreak, with the arrival in Riomaggiore. The village, dating back to the early 13th Century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. You can admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobbled alleyways and sheltered paths. You will then reach Manarola by walking along the famous “Via dell’Amore” or “The Path of Love,” a romantic and evocative walk known from the rocks falling sheer into the sea.

The tiny harbor has a boat ramp and picturesque buildings clinging to the ravine. The journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered “The Pearl of the Cinque Terre” where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encircling the little town. There, you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea and sunbathe before taking a boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port. As well as comfortable clothes and shoes, the team recommends that you bring your swimwear!

Florence tour

On day seven, you will be free to choose. Taste & Slow will suggest two great cultural experiences in Florence with the same price, a morning group tour of Florence and the Accademia Gallery from 09:00 a.m. or an afternoon group tour of Florence and Uffizi Gallery from 02:30 p.m. which will last for three and a half hours. The tour will go on for three hours and 15 minutes. The discovery tour will begin with one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world, Piazzale Michelangelo.

There, you can drink in the sights and historical panorama of Florence lying before your eyes. The tour will continue inside the Accademia Gallery, famous for its David of Michelangelo, the unfinished works of art Prigioni, San Matteo, la Pietà di Palestrina, and other masterpieces by the great artist.

The tour will end with a stroll through the historic streets of the city to arrive in Piazza Duomo where you will learn the secrets of Giotto’s Bell Tower and discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors, including the famous Porta del Paradiso. Last but not the least, there will be the breathtaking cathedral itself.

In the afternoon, you can join a group tour of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery. From Florence, you will cruise along the tree-lined roads to reach the beautiful Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole, with stunning views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city, you will drive along the famous Lungarni, located on the Arno riverbank, to reach the Basilica di Santa Croce and its historic square.

After admiring the palaces, you will walk up to Piazza Della Signoria, the unique heart of the city’s social life, to admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de Lanzi.

The tour will finish inside the Uffizi Gallery where you can stand and admire the unique Renaissance masterpieces of the great Italian artists such as Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Raffaello. The list is never-ending! You can stay inside the museum for as long as you please, even after the guided tour is over.

Pisa and Lucca tour

As an alternative on day six, you can have a full-day tour in Pisa and Lucca, from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Pisa and Lucca are undoubtedly among the richest cities in the world for their architecture and history. They are unmissable destinations for those who want to go deep inside Tuscany and its artistic background.

The day tour will start in Florence and the first stop will be in Pisa, where you will be met by your personal guide. The tour will start in the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli where you can admire the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, together with a guided visit of the majestic cathedral. After that, you will have some free time to do shopping or have a cappuccino before the departure for Lucca.

In Lucca, famous for its still-intact walls with huge gates and ramparts, the local guide will lead you to the enchanting old town center, walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops.

You will admire the main attractions of the city such as the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and a stroll along the picturesque streets of antique shops. The tour will end with a Buccellato tasting, a typical Lucchese cake. A famous saying of the Lucchesi is, "Those who come to Lucca without eating the Buccellato is like they have never been there!"

Route on the seashores

On day 10, you can join a tour in an Italian vintage car. You will hop board your classic car and escape from the city center! You will enjoy three hours of driving along the seafront. The 60s or 70s Sedan or Spider car will give you an extraordinary driving experience! You will cross Cristoforo Colombo, the road that connects Rome to Ostia and the pinewood of Castel Fusano.

You will stop for a quick break at the port and then start the road back to the city. It includes insurance, vintage car rental, and assistance for the entire duration of the journey. The Sedan cars are Fiat 500, Fiat 1100, Innocenti Mini, and Autobianchi Bianchina vintage, with a maximum of three persons in the vehicle. The spiders are Alfa Romeo Duetto, Fiat 124, Fiat 1200, and 1500 Cabriolet with a maximum of two, if you are more than two, you will be divided into several vehicles.

You must have a valid driving license with you. The experience is without a driver but you will be escorted for the entire duration of the tour. The minimum age for driving is 23 years. Food and drinks are not included. The tour requires a supplement of 130 EUR.

Vatican tour

On day 11, you will have free time in the morning to discover the area of Trastevere and Isola Tiberina in a nice walk! There, you can explore the real Roman. In Rome, you can visit the Church of Jesus, the first prototype of all the Jesuit churches in the world. Then, you can cross Via Celsa, the Street of Botteghe Oscure, and Via Caetani, sadly famous for the discovery, in 1978, of the dead body of the statesman Aldo Moro kidnapped by the Red Brigades.

You can visit Piazza Mattei where you can take a sip of clear water at the fountain of turtles. Walking through the narrow streets of the center, you will arrive in the ancient Jewish Ghetto. Really valuable is the home of Lorenzo Manili in Piazza Giudia. You will then reach the Portico of Octavia, an old fish market. Of great interest is Teatro Marcello, one of the largest and best-preserved theaters of Ancient Rome.

You can head to the Church of Saint Angelo in Pescheria and the Synagogue, built in 1907. In Tiber Island, you can explore the bridge of the Jews, the bridge Fabricio, and the remains of the bridge Emilio. To your list, the historic Trastevere neighborhood with the remains of the oldest synagogue in Europe as well as Saint Cecilia, one of the ancient churches in Trastevere.

There you will witness the beautiful mosaic and the statue of Saint Cecilia. You can pay a visit to the Piazza dei Mercanti, an area once inhabited by Jews, one of the most characteristic of the neighborhood, then Via Anicia, and the square of San Francesco a Ripa with the beautiful church. Inside the church, you can admire the last work of Bernini, the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni. You can stop by the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the center and the pride of the neighborhood.

What's included

  • 8 half-day guided tours (Venice, Bologna, Florence, and Rome)
  • 3 full-day guided tours (Bologna and Florence)
  • Ticket entrance fees, as per the itinerary
  • Experiences and tastings as per the itinerary
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Train transfers as per the itinerary
  • Guided tours as per the description
  • Private transfer by water taxi upon arrival in Venice

What's not included

  • Everything not mentioned in What is Included
  • Flight tickets
  • Tourist accommodation taxes
  • Medical-luggage and cancelation insurance
  • Optional tours or experiences
  • Day 3 half day van at disposal with a private driver for the Ducati-Lamborghini tour (250 EUR for 2 pax)
  • Day 10 Italian vintage car experience (supplement 130 for 2 pax)
  • Medical and baggage insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Other tailored services (to book previously), the services requested on site will be quoted apart
  • Renting car upper level (luxury or supercars)
  • Private driver transfers

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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