The Slow Life

The Slow Life

Tours of France

Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Como, & Venice, Italy – 14 Days

Overview

This itinerary was created for those who crave living as an Italian. Spend two weeks traveling from Rome, across Northern Italy with unique forms of transportation. The food is reason enough to love this voyage, but the romantic history will sweep awe-inspire. Despite indulging in the pleasures of a slow life, this is amongst our busier schedules with time to see the icons.

Highlights

Tour Description

Your tour begins with discovering the history of Rome. Explore the eternal city before transitioning to the soulful hills of Tuscany. Afterwards, 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 in scenic Venice. It’s the Slow Life, but your adventure will be over far too quickly.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

$15,951
price per person, based on double occupancy

Traveling alone? Please add $5,860.

Detailed Itinerary

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

Includes: Private transfer

  • Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy. Your adventure begins with a private driver awaiting your arrival to transfer to your hotel
  • Check-in at your hotel in the center of the eternal city
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Room & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast everyday
  • 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

  • After breakfast, meet your private guide to visit the smallest country on earth: Vatican City. Enter the city walls to visit famous museums and the stunning Sistine Chapel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

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

  • Enjoy breakfast and check-out
  • Meet your private guide to begin a drive to the medieval city of Siena
  • Explore the Piazza del Campo, the small but stunning Siena Cathedral, and the statue of the Capitoline wolf, brought to Siena 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 your Castello in Tuscany
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at Castello

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

  • After breakfast, travel to 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 historically connected Canterbury to Rome
  • San Gimignano is referred to as having the only “skyscrapers” in Tuscany – stone towers that remain from medieval times. You’ll have ample time to explore this romantic old town and enjoy lunch
  • After our visit to San Gimignano, stop in a classic winery along the way to taste some of the famous local produce
  • Overnight at Castello

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

  • After breakfast, check-out and meet your private driver to transfer to Florence
  • Upon arrival, drop off your bags and meet your private guide to explore the city on foot. 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 spend the day
  • Check-in at your hotel in the heart of the city, with a view of the Duomo
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

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

  • Enjoy breakfast and the day at leisure in Florence
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your private guide and head to Uffizi
  • Immerse yourself in famous
  • Florentine art with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery, 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) / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Transfer by train to Milan, then by private car, to Bellagio: The Pearl of Lake Como
  • Check-in to your hotel on the water
  • Spend the remainder 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

  • After breakfast this morning, meet your guide to begin your exploration of Bellagio by private boat, situated on the Punta Spartivento (“the point that divides the wind”) where the two arms of Lake Como meet
  • Bellagio is 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
  • Your private boat will 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 & Villa Carlotta Private Boat Tour / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your private driver to transfer to Milan
  • Depart by train from Milan to Venice
  • Transfer by water taxi to hotel
  • Check-in at your waterfront hotel
  • Evening at leisure

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

  • After breakfast, meet your private guide to depart 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
  • This evening, enjoy a private gondola ride as the sun sets in Venice
  • Evening dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

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

  • Enjoy breakfast and check-out
  • Meet your private driver to transfer to the airport in Venice
  • Return home (flight not included)
  • A private driver will await your arrival at the airport to escort you home

Includes: Private airport transfers

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