Italian Countryside – Rome, Tuscany and Como

  • 15 Days , 2 Countries , 6 Cities
  • From $5,860
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Countries Visited Italy, Vatican City
Places Visited , Vatican City, Florence, Ferrara, Comacchio
Suggested Duration 15 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Family Vacations, Wine Tours, Food Tours

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
    A glimpse of Colosseum from distance in Rome
    A glimpse of Colosseum from distance in Rome

    Welcome to Rome!

    Arrive at Rome airport and private transfer to the hotel by car. Dinner at your leisure.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 2
    People enjoy their time around Piazza, Rome, Italy
    People enjoy their time around Piazza, Rome, Italy

    Rome - The Eternal City Tour

    After breakfast, meet with your guide for a half-day privately guided tour in Rome’s city center. Rome is referred to as “the Eternal City,” its history spans more than 2500 years since its legendary founding in 753 BC. In the ancient world, it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic (yes, way back then!), and the Roman Empire. Moreover, Rome is widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. As you explore the city, you will encounter remarkable sights such as the Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and other awe-inspiring remnants of Ancient Rome. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely lunch at your own pace. You’ll also have free time to stroll in Piazza di Spagna, where the iconic Spanish Steps lead to the Trinità dei Monti. Don’t forget to capture a picture by the Trevi Fountain and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Piazza Navona.

    Return to your hotel, dinner at your leisure

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 3
    Peter's Square is one of the world's largest and most beautiful squares
    Peter's Square is one of the world's largest and most beautiful squares

    Rome - Visit Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

    Upon enjoying your breakfast, rendezvous with your guide for a morning excursion to the Vatican Museums. Originally established by Pope Julius II (1503-1513), the museums were initially home to a collection of sculptures exhibited in what is now known as the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex.

    Delve further into your sightseeing journey by exploring the renowned Sistine Chapel, an unparalleled marvel that houses some of the greatest art treasures ever created. Undoubtedly, the frescoed ceilings adorned by Michelangelo are among the most celebrated masterpieces worldwide, captivating visitors with their breathtaking beauty.

    In the afternoon, enjoy some leisurely time to explore the city on your own.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 4
    Val d’Orcia, Italy
    Val d’Orcia, Italy

    Val d’Orcia - Stay in a Farmhouse in Tuscany

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart by private car with driver to Val d’Orcia (Pienza area).

    Medieval castles, sinuous gills, ancient villages, gorgeous farmhouses, isolated homesteads, roads lined with cypress trees, fabulous vineyards and olive groves, and golden fields of grain and sunflowers: these are just some of the elements that form the fantastic and harmonious landscape of Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Pienza and have some time at leisure to enjoy the surroundings and the farmhouse, where you’ll spend a few days, experiencing rural Tuscan lifestyle.

    Dinner and overnight at the farmhouse.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 5
    Montalcino Wines, Tuscany, Italy
    Montalcino Wines, Tuscany, Italy

    Val d’Orcia - Wine Tasting in Montepulciano and Montalcino

    After breakfast at the farmhouse, you will be picked up for a private day tour for in-depth exploration and tasting of wines in Montepulciano and Montalcino, visiting smaller family-owned wineries. Your driver-guide will be glad to recommend the best local restaurants for lunch. Overnight in the farmhouse.

    Optional: Experience dining in a Michelin-Star restaurant close to your farmhouse in Val d’Orcia.
    Private transfer.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 6
    Truffle Hunting in Val d’Orcia Italy
    Truffle Hunting in Val d’Orcia Italy

    Val d’Orcia - Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class

    Today, a wonderful culinary experience awaits: After breakfast at the farmhouse, you’ll start your day with a 2-3 hour search for truffles with expert truffle hunters and their dogs in the woods. You will learn about the history of truffle hunting in this area and the different varieties and uses of truffles in the local cuisine. Make the most of this experience with a cooking class: Savor what you have found in the morning! Prepare the meal and treat yourself to a four-course meal and four of the local wines.

    Time at leisure in the afternoon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 7
    Bologna from top
    Bologna from top

    Bologna - Guided Tour of Florence

    After breakfast and check out from the farmhouse, your driver will pick you up to head to Florence.

    In Florence, your professional guide will meet you for a guided tour of the city center in the afternoon. Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region. Center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called “the Athens” of the Middle Ages. The historic center attracts millions of tourists each year, and Florence is ranked as one of the most visited cities in the world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, the city contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. It still exerts an influence on art, culture, and politics.

    After the tour, continue on to Bologna to check in at your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 8
    FICO Eataly, Bologna Italy
    FICO Eataly, Bologna Italy

    Bologna - Visit Eataly World and Discover Italian Farm Factories

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your driver and depart for FICO Eataly World, the most exciting Italian food park in the world. FICO is a place where each food is an experience, offering guests the opportunity to discover how they’re made. Immerse yourself in Italy’s regions, towns, and villages. Discover the history of our PDO and PGI products and the cuisine that always brings a smile to everyone’s face. Discover Italian farm factories, enjoy the traditional Italian flavors, and experience Italy the way you’ve always dreamed of. Passion for food has never been so fun and healthy! Lunch at your leisure at FICO and return to Bologna in the afternoon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 9
    Test driving Ferrari in Bologna, Italy
    Test driving Ferrari in Bologna, Italy

    Bologna - Opportunity to Test Drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini in Modena

    Today is a day at leisure to explore Bologna on your own, but if you want some excitement, we recommend a test drive in Modena (Maranello) with Ferrari or Lamborghini cars. Feel the adrenaline to drive a Ferrari on the track in its hometown in Modena hills. If this sounds like an experience you do not want to miss, make sure to discuss with your Zitango Destination Specialist to add it to your itinerary when designing your itinerary.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 10
    The city of Ferrara, Italy
    The city of Ferrara, Italy

    Bologna - Visit the Medieval and Renaissance Ferrara

    After breakfast, depart by private car to Ferrara, also known as the “city of bikes”. Your guide will meet you for a half-day visit to Ferrara city center. You’ll visit the Medieval and Renaissance Ferrara.

    In the afternoon, go on a culinary experience in an agriturismo near Ferrara, with a typical sheet processing and pasta manufacturing laboratory from Ferrara, the pumpkin cappellacci. Then, taste other dishes typical such as ‘salama di sugo’ and ‘tenerina cake.’

    Return to Bologna for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 11
    Delta Po River
    Delta Po River

    Bologna - Boat Trip on the Po Delta & Comacchio

    Subsequently, after breakfast, embark on a journey to Comacchio in the comfort of a private car accompanied by a guide. Delight in a captivating boat trip along the Po delta, where you can marvel at the charming old fishermen’s huts amidst a vibrant array of aquatic birds and witness the presence of a flourishing flamingo colony. As part of your visit, explore the local delta museum to deepen your understanding of this unique ecosystem.

    You will then have time at leisure for a walk in Comacchio city center, before returning to Bologna for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 12
    Woman riding a bicycle in Piazza Duomo in Milan
    Woman riding a bicycle in Piazza Duomo in Milan

    Milan - Enjoy Milan at your Own Pace

    Following breakfast, your driver will arrive to collect you for your departure to Milan. As the primary city in northern Italy and a prominent hub for economic and financial activities, Milan proudly holds the title of the fashion capital of Italy. Make the most of your day by indulging in window-shopping along the upscale Via Monte Napoleone, adorned with renowned designer boutiques. Take a moment to savor an espresso on the terrace of La Rinascente, which offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent Duomo.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 13
    Madonnina Statue stays inside of Duomo in Milan
    Madonnina Statue stays inside of Duomo in Milan

    Milan - Guided City Tour

    After breakfast, your guide will meet you for a guided tour of Milan.

    You will first visit the famous Duomo, located at the most central point of the city. It has an awe-inspiring look with its marble façade decorated with countless statues, and spires and pinnacles adorning its rooftop. This grand Gothic cathedral took almost six centuries to complete and is the fifth largest cathedral globally. You will then walk through the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping centers, with two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in a spectacular glazed octagon. Passing through the Gallery, you will arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre –Milan’s Opera House. Some of the most excellent musicians and singers the world has ever known have performed here. The grand finale of the tour is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, hidden away in the convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 14
    Varenna, Lago di Como, Italia
    Varenna, Lago di Como, Italia

    Milan - Lago di Como Excursion

    On your last day before departure, your private driver-guide will pick you up for an excursion to one of the most beautiful places in Italy, Lake Como region.

    Furthermore, your tour of Como will commence with a visit to the historic center, allowing you ample leisure time to acquaint yourself with the town and explore the numerous local boutiques. Take a moment to appreciate the lakeside villas that adorn the surroundings, and be sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, an opulent hotel nestled within lush tropical gardens.

    Moreover, the mild Mediterranean climate in the region guarantees the flourishing of a wide array of exotic and rare plants throughout the year. When you reach Bellagio, renowned as one of the most iconic towns on the lake, you can meander along the steep alleys that ascend from the shoreline. Take a moment to pause at one of the vibrant cafes situated in majestic historic buildings, and treat yourself to a delightful coffee or gelato while enjoying the ambiance.

    Return to Milan for your last night at your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 15

    Departure to Airport to Fly Back Home

    On your departure day, after breakfast at the hotel, your private transfer will take you to the airport in comfort. Your journey to Italy ends… for now!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer

PRICES

Starting from $5,860 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
Price excluding international flights
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
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HIGHLIGHT

What’s Included?

  • 14 nights in 4-star hotels on bed & breakfast basis.
  • All transfers & travel between cities as indicated throughout the tour by private car & driver
  • Half-day privately guided tours in Rome of the Vatican Museum and of Imperial Fora, including entry fees
  • Dinner in Val D’Orcia
  • Wine tour in Tuscany
  • Truffle hunting, cooking class with lunch in Val D’Orcia
  • Half-day privately guided tour in Florence
  • Cooking experience in Ferrara
  • Full-day privately guided tour to Comacchio and boat trip, including Comacchio museum entry fee.
  • Half-day privately guided tour in Milan, including Leonardo’s Last Supper entry fee

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Rome
    • Half-day guided tour in Rome city center
    • See the Imperial Fora, the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and all the other most astonishing sights of Ancient Rome
    • Stroll in Piazza di Spagna, with world-famous Spanish Steps
    • Take a picture by the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona
  • Vatican
    • Visit the Vatican Museums
    • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Tuscany
    • Witness the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of Val d’Orcia
    • Day tour to an in-depth exploration and tasting of wines in Montepulciano and Montalcino, visiting smaller family-owned wineries.
    • Participate in cooking class
  • Florence
    • Half-day guided tour of the city center
  • Bologna
    • Visit the FICO Eataly World, the most exciting Italian food park in the world
    • Discover the history of our PDO and PGI products
    • Discover Italian farm factories, enjoy the traditional Italian flavors, and experience Italy the way you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Ferrara
    • Half-day visit to Ferrara city center and visit the Medieval and Renaissance Ferrara
    • Culinary experience in an agriturismo near Ferrara, with a typical sheet processing and pasta manufacturing laboratory from Ferrara, the pumpkin cappellacci
    • Tasting some Italian dishes such as salama di sugo and tenerina cake
  • Comacchio
    • Boat trip on the Po delta to admire the old fishermen huts, surrounded by hundreds of aquatic birds and a large flamingo colony
    • Visit the local Delta Museum
  • Milan
    • Guided tour of Milan
    • Visit the famous Duomo
    • Walk through the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    • Explore Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre – Milan’s Opera House
    • See Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

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