The Slow Life

Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Como, & Venice, Italy – 13 Days

This is the package for anyone who has always wanted to go to Italy! Travel across Northern Italy in style with many forms of transportation. The food is reason enough to love this voyage, but the romantic history will sweep you away. This is amongst our busier schedules, but with many moments set aside to enjoy the surrounding beauty.

Price per Person*
$13,816
Single Supplement starting at
$4,860


*Based on double occupancy.

Tour Description

Your tour begins with the history of Rome before transitioning to the soulful hills of Tuscany. Walk in the steps of Florence’s greatest artists, and bask in the warm countryside of Lake Como. This package includes many forms of transportation before ending on the canals of Venice. It’s the Slow Life, but it will be over too fast.

Highlights

  • Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Novana, and more
  • Vatican City and the Sisitine Chapel, skip the lines
  • Castello stay in Tuscany
  • Wine tasting
  • Piazzale Michelangelo guided tour
  • Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery
  • Bellagio, Lake Como
  • Venice, and the island of San Giorgio

Tour Package Includes

  • All Accommodations, minimum 4* level
  • Breakfast each morning, plus select meals where noted
  • All transportation, as described, inclusive of gratuity
  • All tours, as described
  • All entrance fees where noted (add’l fees may apply to options)
  • Registration with US State Department
  • 24 Hr. concierge service for the duration of the trip

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Mandatory), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anythings Not Mentioned

Detailed Itinerary

  • A private transfer will pick you up from your home and take you to the airport
  • Flight to Rome (Not included, suggest morning arrival)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy. Your adventure begins with a private transfer to your hotel
  • Check-in at hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Welcome meeting at 6 pm this evening followed by dinner with fellow travelers, if any
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Welcome dinner / Room & Taxes

  • Start the day exploring Rome with a private guide. You’ll see such marvels as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Venezia and the Spanish Steps. As you wander the city, perhaps stop in at a bar for a quick coffee, or indulge in some gelati
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Guided walking tour of Rome / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Today, visit the smallest country on earth: Vatican City. Enter the city walls and embark on a privately guided tour of the Vatican that includes not only the famous museums, but also the stunning Sistine Chapel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Privately guided tour of Vatican / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Begin the day with a drive to the medieval city of Siena. It is best known for the Piazza del Campo, the site of the twice-annual Palio (a horse race that goes around the edge of the oval square). Be sure to visit the small but stunning Siena Cathedral, and see the statue of the capitoline wolf which was brought here by the sons of Remus, the founder of Rome. It has been the city’s symbol ever since
  • Continue to Monteriggioni, another Tuscan hill town that was built by the Sienese to defend their territory against the Florentines in the 13th century. Learn a little more about the circular walls and 14 towers which played a significant role in the attacks staged by the Bishop of Volterra
  • Check in at Castello
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at Castello

Includes: Private transportation / Privately guided walk in Siena and Monteriggione / Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • We travel towards the medieval town of Colle Val d’Elsa and explore on foot
  • Afterwards enjoy a short stroll and a coffee break before continuing on to the medieval village of San Gimignano, once an important stop along the ‘Via Francigena’, which connected Canterbury to Rome
  • San Gimignano is sometimes referred to as having the only “skyscrapers” in Tuscany – stone towers that remain from medieval times and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore this romantic old town
  • After our visit to San Gimignano we will stop in one of the many wineries along the way to taste some of the famous local produce
  • Overnight at Castello

Includes: Tuscan countryside tour / Wine Tasting / Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • Private transfer to Florence
  • Florence is one of the most culturally rich and beautiful cities in Italy, known to many as the beating heart of Tuscany. The Medicis, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Donatello and Michelangelo all lived in Florence at the height of their creative reign
  • A walk to Piazzale Michelangelo to take in beautiful views of the city is a lovely way to while away the day
  • Check in at hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Guided walk to Piazzale Michelangelo / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Immerse yourself in famous Florentine art with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and private admission to the Vasari Corridor, a once-secret passageway that’s now home to one of the world’s most impressive collections of portraits
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private guided tour of Uffizi (3 hr) / Breakfast, Room, & Taxes

  • Transfer by train to Milan, then by private car, to Bellagio: the Pearl of Lake Como
  • Check in to hotel
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
  • Overnight in one of the oldest and most elegant hotels in the area

Includes: Train tickets / Private transfers / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • This morning we start our exploration of Bellagio, situated on the Punta Spartivento (the “Point that divides the Wind”), where the two arms of Lake Como meet. Incredibly scenic, with inspiring views of the lake and the distant mountains, brightly painted houses adorned with flower-filled balconies, a bustling waterfront and a maze of meandering cobblestone streets. Bellagio is a delightful place to explore
  • After the brief orientation walk of Bellagio, board a ferry and visit the splendid 17th century Villa Carlotta, whose famous works of art and terraced gardens of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias have inspired poets and travelers for centuries
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Bellagio orientation walk / Admission to Villa Carlotta / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Private transfer to Milan
  • Train from Milan to Venice
  • Transfer by water taxi to hotel
  • Check in at hotel
  • Evening at leisure

Includes: All transfers / First Class train tickets / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Today you will take an orientation walk in the morning. Your leader will also take you by vaporetto, or ‘water bus,’ to the island of San Giorgio, where you can climb the bell tower and witness expansive views of Venice
  • The afternoon will be at leisure and you might like to visit some museums or take a trip to some of the outlying islands. The Grand Canal, the quaint shopfronts that line the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza and Basilica di San Marco are all worthy sights to visit
  • It’s equally satisfying to simply meander around the tiny cobbled streets and discover the beautiful markets, cafes, galleries and churches
  • Evening dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private guided walk of Venice / San Giorgio Bell Tower admission / Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • Private transfer to airport for departure
  • Upon arrival at your home airport, a private driver will pick you up and escort you home

Includes: Private transfers

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