On this two week Italy tour you will have plenty of time to explore the country at your own pace and discover the rich culture and history all over Italy.Over 15 days, you'll hop between Italy's finest cities, starting in the infamous Rome. Along the way, you'll stay in traditional yet modern hotels that offer the finest Italian hospitality while enjoying the balance of city tours and lots of free time to get lost in the winding streets. From Rome, you'll make your way through central and northern Italy, finishing with the spectacular Venice before making your way south. Your two-week Italian itinerary will be finished in the best way possible - exploring the stunning Cinque Terre!
2 night at Palazzo San Michele B&B Residence de Charme (4-star)
1 nights at HouseHold B&N Milano (3-star)
3 night at Hotel Palazzo Vecchio (3-star)
2 night at Da Baranin B&B Cinque Terre
14 nights accommodation
14 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Lucca and Pisa Tour with Buccellato Tasting
Church of Gesù Nuovo
Saint Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Piazza del Plebiscito
Galleria Umberto I
Campo de' Fiori
Piazza del Popolo
San Lorenzo Market
Canal Grande Gondola Ride
Colosseo, Forum and Palatine hill with a guide
Walk from Vernazza to Corniglia
Licensed English speaking guides
Day 1: Begin Your 2 Week Italy Tour in Rome
Your driver will meet you at the airport in Rome where you will start your 2 week Italy tour. From the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in the city centre. After check-in, you'll have free time to start exploring the iconic structures of the eternal city.
Day 2: Colosseum Tour: A Journey Back through Roman History!
Today, you'll join a shared guided tour of one of the iconic landmarks of Rome, the Colosseum. Then, you'll visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. After the tour, you'll have free time to discover the Pantheon, a remarkable building dating back almost 2,000 years. Its architecture is striking in design, proportions and elegance and stands testimony to the mighty Roman Empire. Go on to the most visited square in Rome, Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
Day 3: Vatican Museum and Villa Borghese and Pizza!
Shared guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. You'll then head to the Sistine Chapel to lay eyes on the famous ceiling completed by Michelangelo in 1512. Villa Borghese combines nature and Roman art, home to architectural elements, sculptures, monuments and fountains created at different times by famous artists. The Galleria Borghese Museum houses a large collection by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, and Correggio. In the afternoon, you'll learn how to make pizza!
Day 4: Off to Naples with a Private Guided Tour
After check-in, a private guide will lead you through the history of the city: Naples is famous for pizza, football, and for Spaccanapoli - the street that cuts the historical centre in two halves. Around this red line, many important monuments were built, the Monastery of Santa Chiara, the Chapel of San Severo where the Cristo Velato is kept and the Church of Gesù Nuovo. Walking up and down the streets that cross the historical centre is like reading the history of the city.
Day 5: Vesuvio & Pompei
With your private driver, you go to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii before coming back to Naples. With its 1281m altitude, Mount Vesuvius dominates the Gulf of Naples. The climb of the crater will take you to the edges. The last eruption here was in 1944. Visit the Pompeii Archeology Park, which dates back over 2,000 years. The city dominated the valley around the Sarno River and was home to a population of Etruscans, Greeks and other Italic people.
Day 6: Arrive in Florence
Arrive in Florence and soak in the atmosphere of the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence, renowned as one of the most cultural and historical cities in the world is full of amazing architecture and places of significance. During your free time, visit the San Lorenzo Market, the largest and oldest in the city, and the 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio, the beautiful medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its iconic red dome, or visit the city's heart - Piazza Della Signoria.
Day 7: Pisa & Lucca
Today, with a join-in tour you will visit the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, Pisa and Lucca. They 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. In Pisa, you'll visit the Leaning Tower, the Pisa Cathedral and the Pisa Baptistery. In Lucca, you'll explore the city by walking along its city walls and then enjoy a tasting of its Buccellato cake.
Day 8: San Lorenzo Market, Piazzale Michelangelo and Boboli Gardens
Today you have a free day in Florence to spend however you wish. You can visit the famous San Lorenzo Market, one of Florence's most popular markets that buzzes with locals. You can also visit Piazzale Michelangelo, known as the balcony of the city for providing one of the best views of Florence. You may also visit the famous Boboli Garden and forget about time and everyday life among the green hedges, the English gardens and the beautiful flowers.
Day 9: Venice and Gondola Ride
Your trip to Italy continues today with one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy, Venice! Arrive at the train station, After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day to soak up the atmosphere of the "floating city". in the afternoon you will have a shared Gondola ride to explore the city from its canals.
Day 10: Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica and Jewish Ghetto
With a small group and skip the line tickets, you'll go on a guided tour of these two main monuments. Hear the turbulent history of the Doge's Palace, built in the 15th century. The masterpiece of Byzantine art is St Mark's Basilica, a witness of the powerful and rich city of Venice. Then visit the Jewish Ghetto. During the Republic of Venice, people of Jewish culture were obliged to live in this neighbourhood. The English word "ghetto" derives from this Jewish ghetto, the oldest in the world!
Day 11: Discover the Island of the Lagoon and Sestiere Castello
By Vaporetto visit Murano, to discover the long and thriving tradition dating back to 1291 of glass blowing, soak into the unique atmosphere of the colourful streets and pastel-coloured houses of Burano. Finish in Torcello, the centre of the first Venetian civilisation founded between the 5th and 6th centuries. Then to Sestiere of Castello: the district includes luxury hotels on the waterfront promenade facing St. Mark's Basin, the old Arsenale shipyards and the residential area of Sant' Elena.
Day 12: Off to Milan
Today you'll have free time to discover the most important city in northern Italy, its iconic cathedral, the Sforza Castle and the city centre. You can also dedicate your time to shopping! Milan is a city that is alive, thriving and filled with iconic structure, both old and new.
Day 13: Reach the Cinque Terre
Today you will reach Manarola one of the famous 5 Terre by train, with your 5 Terre Card, included in the trip, you can reach the other towns too. Cinque Terre is an iconic region that paints the picture of the Italian coastline. Filled with small villages and towns, you can make the most of its beauty by exploring as many as possible.
Day 14: Vernazza, Corniglia and Riomaggiore
You take a train to Vernazza and start your walk along the coast to Corniglia. Enjoy a cool drink in the village then up to the hilltop village of Volastra. Take the superb route overlooking the sea and crossing the vineyards to Manarola, the smallest village in the Cinque Terre, and wedged between the Ligurian Sea and the mountains. There is a shortstop in the village then to the hilltop village of Volastra. There is a possibility to swim and explore the alleys.
Day 15: Finish Your Two Week Trip to Italy in Genoa
According to your flight schedule, you will take the train to Genova Piazza Principe, where your driver will wait for you to take you to the Airport of Genoa.