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  • DAY 1: ROME upon arrival private transfer to your hotel for check. Full day at disposal for the initial discovery of the Eternal city. You have a 48 hours hop op hop off ticket that allows you to explore the city. Board your double deck bus. The view from the top will let you enjoy the crazy roman traffic from above. Make a full tour at the beginning to have an idea of the city then decide where you want to stop. Just remember to stop at Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore to get the real Italian Gelato at Gelateria Santa Maria Maggiore located in Via Cavour. This Ice cream shop is one of the best in town and in business since 1909. From the Gelateria take left on via Santa Maria Maggiore and get in the middle of Monti district the most fashionable place to be in Rome. Monti is not only the oldest part of Rome, the ancient Suburra of the Roman time, but it is now a free traffic area with nice unique shops and the most trendy restaurants and bars in town. You can have a full meal in one of the many restaurants or just take a "pizzetta" an authentic delicatessen for only 3.50 euros (via Urbana) or get an amazing plate of homemade pasta cooked in front of you with the sauce you prefer in via del Boschetto. For a full Italian meal or a large Pizza Margherita (it is free on your package!) or focaccia don't forget to stop at Ristorante Strega they have a wonderful place to eat outside and they offer the best unusual tiramisu !
  • DAY 2: Rome: after breakfast is time for your tour to Coliseum and the Gymnasium of the Gladiators with with our smart, amusing and professional guides and within our small group of people. Only this tour will lead you back in the time when Rome Empire was at its most spectacular splendour. Firstly, an archaeological guide will lead the explorers inside of what once was the business center of the Roman Empire, the Roman Forum. A few steps beyond they will enter the Colosseum, the largest imposing amphitheater ever built by the Romans. After an inside visit of the Colosseum's tunnels and tiers, the guide will take them just behind the Colosseum area, where it is possible to admire the Ludus Magnus, the largest gladiators gymnasium of the city. Here it will be possible to learn how simple slaves and warriors used to turn into gladiators. This three-layer complex was perfect for training before the big shows would take place. The tour ends at the foot of the gladiator gymnasium, but the tickets will also be valid to enter to the Palatine hill
  • DAY 3: Rome: so many things to see! We will treat you with another very special private tour.. the discovery of the Caracalla Baths, a journey through time to discover the "Terme di Caracalla" as they were in 216 AD, at the time of their inauguration. Your private car will pick you at your hotel and drive to the Aventino Hills and the Caracalla Baths. Your entrance tickets, special reservation and 4D viewer are ready for you. See our blog for more information and also get the first impression on our home page video.
  • DAY 4: Rome another full day in the Eternal city where for sure we can spend months maybe years before we are done with all the discoveries! We offer many optional tours private or regular. And if this time you cannot extend your stay to the South of Italy ask our reservation agents about our small group tour to Ostia Antica -- a small replica of the ruins of Pompeii
  • DAY 5: Florence After breakfast it is time to pick up your car and drive toward Florence . On arrival check in at hotel . Time on your own to stroll around the city . Enjoy your gelato at Vivoli, the most famous ice cream parlor in Florence!
  • DAY 6: Florence : After breakfast departure for your full day tour to SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO & CHIANTI Experience a wonderful day in Tuscany countryside, admiring the most suggestive corners of Siena, San Gimignano, the Chianti area and try the unique flavor of local wines. Departing from Florence, our tour will start in Monteriggioni, well known worldwide for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm. We’ll continue then to Siena, where our local guide will lead you through its steep medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces until we'll reach the Cathedral (interior), Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del Campo where the Palio race takes place every year. Then free time for lunch and shopping. We'll continue to San Gimignano, one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco; free time to discover the town. Before departing you'll taste the best ice cream in the world that won the last two editions of the Ice Cream World Championship.Finally we’ll stop in a farm house, where you’ll taste some of the best Tuscan wines with a little snack of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and cheese. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.
  • DAY 7: Florence : Today another "unique" tour The Opera del Duomo await you. Over 750 works for 720 years of history The greatest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world: statues and medieval and Renaissance reliefs in marble, bronze and silver of the greatest artists of the time. Masterpieces that, in most cases, were made for the exteriors and interiors of the ecclesiastical structures that still stand before the Museum: the Baptistery of San Giovanni , the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower .The particular mission of the Museo dell'Opera is in fact to adequately present the works done for these buildings, which together constitute what today is called the "Great Museum of the Duomo".The tour of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo ends with the exit on a panoramic terrace overlooking the Brunelleschi's dome from a very unusual point of view. A panorama that well encompasses the essential key to understanding the new museum: the drama of beauty at the service of the sacred.
  • DAY 8: Florence Free time at your disposal.
  • DAY 9: Venice After breakfast drive toward Venice. On the road you can stop to Bologna for a quick visit of "Bologna la grassa" . Drop off your car and check in at your hotel. Time at leisure
  • DAY 10: Venice : after breakfast you can choose to have a walking tour of the city or to wait until sunset for the Bacari tour(only on Tue-Fri-Sat and from April 1st to October 31)An expert tour guide will accompany you through the Venetian “calli” (streets)to discover the local Venetian “Bacari” (bars) and sample “Cicchetti” (snacks)which are specialties of Venetian cuisine. Thanks to this fascinating itineraryyou will admire a Venice enchanted by the lights and its unforgettable colours.The evening walk will let you discover unusual itineraries accompanied bytales of the rich tradition of legends and anecdotes of a very secret Venice
  • DAY 11: Venice: after breakfast End of Services NOT READY TO LEAVY YET? You can extent your vacation to Italian Lakes see below for "More Itinerary"

Lake special extension starting at $ 480 per person
  • DAY 1: (day 11) Venice-Lake Garda Desenzano: After breakfast pick up your car and drive toward Lake Garda. On the way you can stop to Valle Illasi to discover the SOAVE wine region and taste some of it . This wine is produced in the eastern section of the hill area comprising thirteen boroughs stretching from Soave to Monteforte d’Alpone, all of whose vineyards have the “classico” denomination. Soave D.O.C. wines are obtained from Garganega grapes (not less than 70% of the amount of grapes using) Merlot 30% of the total can be comprised of white grapes like the Trebbiano di Soave, Pinot bianco and Chardonnay. It is straw-yellow in colour with hint of green and has a violet (at times a hawthorn and elder) bouquet. It also has a dry, slightly bitter almond taste. The most prized wines are the Recioto di Soave, the Soave superiore (Dogc), the Doc Soave, soave classico spumante and Soave Colli Scaligeri. Overnight near Desenzano at the beautiful VIllA ROSA
  • DAY 2: (day 12) Desenzano- Lake Como: After breakfast drive to Lake Como. Check in at Hotel Imperiale. Time at leisure . Ask our reservation agents for our large choice of sightseeing tour regular or private
  • DAY 3: (day 13) Lake Como another day at leisure. You can take one of our cruise on the Lake. Overnight at your hotel
  • DAY 4: (day 14) After breakfast drive to Milan to drop off your car. End of tour

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