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Best of Italy

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Be whisked away into the beauty and history of Italy when you journey to Venice, Florence, and Rome. Journey to the wine-producing Romagna countryside for a relaxing 3-night stay in a wine resort, and visit the Republic of San Marino, an enclave state of ...

Duration
12 Days
Cities
4
Next Departure
22-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 3,599.00
Price per day
USD 300.00
Tour Type
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  • Collette
 
Operator
Collette
Tour
Best of Italy
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Summary

Be whisked away into the beauty and history of Italy when you journey to Venice, Florence, and Rome. Journey to the wine-producing Romagna countryside for a relaxing 3-night stay in a wine resort, and visit the Republic of San Marino, an enclave state of Italy. See how gondola oars are crafted before cruising the canals of Venice on one yourself. Witness a performance of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons in the city he lived in. Explore the ancient underground tunnels of Chiusi’s Labyrinth of Porsenna. Try your hand at making Italian culinary classics before sitting down to dinner. Discover the city’s catacombs and explore Rome’s artistic masterpieces. Come along with us and embrace the history, culture, art and romance of this incredible country.

Map: Best of Italy (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Venice, Italy - Tour Begins
Day 3
Venice
Day 4
Venice - Po River Sailing - Romagna Countryside
Day 5
Romagna Countryside
Day 6
Romagna Countryside
Day 7
Romagna Countryside - Florence
Day 8
Florence
Day 9
Florence - Chiusi - Rome
Day 10
Rome
Day 11
Rome
Day 12
Rome - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (4): Florence, Ravenna, Rome, Venice

Highlights

City

  • Venice

Attraction

  • Gondola Ride
  • Classical Music Concert
  • Po River Delta Wetlands
  • Choice on Tour
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Impact Moment: Culinary Arts & Agriculture Vocational School Visit

City

  • Florence

Attraction

  • Chiusi Etruscan Museum
  • Labyrinth of Porsenna

City

  • Rome

Attraction

  • Trastevere Food Tour Dinner

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Participate in a hands-on cooking class dedicated to Romagna’s garganelli and strozzapreti pastas.
  • Taste traditionally made Parmigiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar at a Culinary Arts vocational school.
  • Experience the flavors of Trastevere – Rome’s medieval district – during a food tour dinner.

Experience

  • Let classical music transport you back in time during a concert of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons.
  • Explore the Po River Delta during a pontoon boat sailing of this UNESCO wetland region.
  • Discover the craftsmanship behind the Venetian gondolas during a visit to a local Remèr oar-making workshop.

Optional, not included

Rome: The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

  • The Vatican Museums are not only home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art, but also to the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Priceless artifacts from ancient Egypt, Etruscan Italy and cultures around the world are preserved in the Vatican’s palaces, galleries, halls and rooms. Follow a local expert guide on a three hour, in-depth visit through this vast collection. Highlights include the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and, of course, a visit to the Sistine Chapel. The chapel’s famous ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. His brilliant Last Judgment, which rests on the altar wall, was a topic of controversy for centuries. Other walls feature paintings by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Your final stop will be at St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Christendom, and until recently, the largest in the world. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Please note, this option must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure, and availability is not guaranteed while on tour. Due to the nature of this option, it is non-refundable.
    Price includes admission and the use of headphones inside the museum. Due to the unpredictable nature of the events' schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates it may be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums at a different time.

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Rome

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