Italy – Milan to Rome, via Venice and Florence

  • 15 Days , 10 Cities
  • From $8,890
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Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited Milan, Stresa, , Desenzano del Garda, Verona, Venice, Florence, Siena, Rome
Suggested Duration 15 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Italy!

    Arrive in Milan and meet with your English-speaking assistant. Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy Region. Hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Stresa - The guided city tour of this amazing city, Milan

    Start the guided city tour of this fantastic city that combines art, fashion, style, and finance. See the Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), the Scala opera house, and the amazing Castello Sforzesco, once the home of the Sforza family, and “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, in Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie. You will be able to explore Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where all the great stylists’ boutiques are located, and see what you usually see on catwalks. Lunch is on your own. In the afternoon, free time is at your disposal to enjoy your shopping in the most fashionable city in the world. Transfer to Stresa, hotel check-in, dinner, and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Stresa - Explore Lake Maggiore and the beautiful Borromean Islands

    Hotel breakfast and depart from the Stresa Pier to the Borromean Islands. Visit Isola Bella with the Borromeo Palace and its beautiful botanical garden. Until 1632 the island was a rocky crag occupied by a tiny fishing village: but that year Carlo III of the influential House of Borromeo began the construction of a palazzo dedicated to his wife, Isabella d'Adda, from whom the island takes its name. Then Isola dei Pescatori with its lovely landscape. Here, the traditional occupation of fishing still exists. But tourism has become central to the island's economic life, as its picturesque charms have made it a popular destination—time at leisure for lunch. In the afternoon, continue navigating to the Isola Madre and visit its exotic garden, covering an area of eight hectares whose construction in the English style began in the late eighteenth century on the site of a citrus orchard. Particularly prized is the Scala dei Morti, or staircase of the dead. Evening return to Stresa.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 4

    Bellaggio - Explore Lake Como

    Leave for Lake Como, the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. Since Roman times, Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people and a top-rated tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces (such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta). Many VIPs have homes on the shores of Lake Como, which is widely regarded as one of the most romantic lakes in Europe. Meet the guide for the tour of Villa Carlotta, a neoclassical museum with a beautiful garden. Cross the lake by boat and arrive in the world-known Bellagio, called “the pearl of the lake,” the setting of many important movies. Guided tour of Bellagio and then free time for lunch. Afternoon check-in at the hotel. Overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Desenzano del Garda - Visit Lake Garda, the biggest lake in Italy

    Today, departure for Lake Garda is Italy's biggest lake, one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations. Arrive in Desenzano del Garda. Free time, you will also get the chance to stroll along the narrow city center streets full of shops and boutiques. Transfer to hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Desenzano del Garda - Visit Sirmione with its picturesque Scaliger Castle and Grotte di Catullo

    Depart towards Sirmione, with its picturesque Scaliger Castle from the 13th century. The Roman poet Catullus had a villa here. You will also see the ancient Roman Spa named “Grotte di Catullo.” Lunch at leisure and in the afternoon free for leisure or optional excursion to Par- co Sigurtà, which covers an area of 600,000 square meters and extends to the edges of the morainal hills close to Lake Garda, lying just eight kilometers south of Peschiera. It started as the gardens of Villa Maffei, once the headquarters of Napoleone III. Then following over forty years of loving care, Carlo Sigurtà took advantage of the water-drawing rights from the river Mincio to achieve the “prodigious” success of turning an arid hill into a flourishing and spectacular green area. Return to hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Venice - Visit city of Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s town

    In the morning, drive to Lake Garda, the biggest lake in Italy, one of northern Italy’s most popular tourist destinations. Visit Sirmione, one of the most popular towns on Lake Garda, Italy, famous for its breathtaking castle and pleasant thermal baths.

    In the afternoon, depart towards Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s town. The city’s main attractions include Castelvecchio, Gavi Arch, Borsari Gate, Pietra Bridge, and the Roman Theatre. Then, you will walk to the Scaligera Arches before reaching Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet’s house, and the world-famous Arena, a Roman amphitheater dating back to the 1st Century a.d. End of the tour, transfer to Venice to your hotel check-in.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Venice - Guided tour of Venice City, considered one of the most beautiful in the world

    Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start the guided tour city of Venice, considered one of the most beautiful in the whole world. Sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, it is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, stretching along the shoreline between the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its spectacular architecture, and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. You will get the chance to see: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doges Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs that connects the Palace to the prisons. Late afternoon, relax time to walk up and down the romantic canals crossed by narrow bridges. Return to your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Venice - Excursion at the Islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano and Murano

    In the morning, an excursion to the small Islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano and Murano, located north of the historic center of Venice, Murano and Bura- no offer beautiful handicrafts that have made them famous worldwide: the first is characterized by the centuries-old glass manufacturing, the second for its sophisticated lace, not to mention the original colorful buildings. Visiting Murano and Burano will give you Venice's most authentic and unusual side. Return to the center of Venice and free time.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 10

    Florence - Transfer to Florence in Tuscany Region

    After breakfast, private transfer to Florence, in the Tuscany region. After check-in to your hotel, you are free to see this beautiful renaissance city.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    Explore Florence, the wonderful heart of the Renaissance

    Today, a full-day excursion to Florence, the incredible heart of the Renaissance and the capital city of the Italian Region of Tuscany. Centre 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. A turbulent political history includes periods of ruling by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871, the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. 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 Gal¬lery and the Pitti Palace. Still, it exerts an influence on art, culture, and politics. Florence is also an impor¬tant city in Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world. On arrival, 3-hour guided tour of the town and got the chance, among others, to see the “David” sculpture by Michelangelo.
    In the afternoon, free time to visit this magnific city individually. Late afternoon return to your hotel in Montecatini. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 12

    Rome- Driving through the beautiful region of the Chianti wine and visit Siena

    Hotel breakfast in the hotel and leave for Siena, driving through the beautiful region of the Chianti wine. The tradition of cultivating vines in Chianti goes back a long time in history, back to the Etruscans that inhabited the area before the Roman empire. In 1984, Chianti obtained the denomination D.O.C.G. (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata e Garantita, or Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin), the highest type of recognition for quality Italian wines. You arrive at a winery for wine tasting. Afterward, start your guided visit to Siena, one of Italy's most beautiful medieval towns. Its historic center has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, and it's famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape, and the Palio, a horse race in traditional costumes. Meet the guide for the city tour: the City Hall, Piazza del Campo, and the Cathedral. Drive to Rome, check in, and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 13

    Rome - Visit the capital city of Italy

    Meet with an English-speaking guide for a full-day tour of Rome, Italy's capital, and the Lazio Region. Rome's history spans more than 2500 years, since its legendary founding in 753 BC and it is referred to it as "The Eternal City." It was succes¬sively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire in the ancient world. It is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. Time for a stroll in Piazza di Spagna, with world-famous Trinità dei Monti steps, take a picture by the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and finally reach the Pantheon. You will see the Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, Constantine's Arch, and Ancient Rome's other most astonishing sights.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 14

    Rome - Visit of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

    The morning visit to the Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in what today is the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex. Continue your sightseeing with the visit to the Sistine Chapel, without doubt, one of the greatest art treasures of all time, one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world, with impressive frescoed ceilings by Michelangelo. It’s the last stop on the Vatican Museum tour and is the most ardently awaited moment for millions of tourists from around the world. For free or option, visit the three most essential cathedrals in Rome in the afternoon: San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 15

    Goodbye to Italy

    Today is the final day of your journey. After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $8,890 per person

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What’s Included?

  • Hotel accommodation in 4* hotel with buffet breakfast
  • English speaking driver guides
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferry to the Borromeo Islands
  • Boat from villa Carlotta to Bellagio
  • Wine tasting in Chianti
  • Vatican Museums
  •  24/7 assistance during the tour

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore The City of Milan – The Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), the Scala Opera House, and the amazing Castello Sforzesco, once the home of the Sforza family
  • Visit “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci in Chiesa Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan
  • Visit Isola Bella with the Borromeo Palace and its beautiful botanical garden on Borromeo Island.
  • Cross the Como lake by boat and arrive at the world-known Bellagio.
  • Stop at the city of Verona to visit Romeo and Juliet’s house, Castelvecchio, Gavi Arch, Borsari Gate, Pietra
  • Bridge, and the Roman Theatre.
  • See the biggest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, and visit Sirmione
  • Admire the city of Venice in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Venetian Lagoon: Burano and Murano Islands
  • Admire Florence, the incredible heart of the Renaissance, and the capital city of the Italian Region of Tuscany
  • Stop by one of the Chianti Wineries for a tasting.
  • Visit Siena, the historic center that has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
  • “The Eternal City” Rome – Visit  Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and all the other most astonishing sights of Ancient Rome. Piazza di Spagna, with world-famous Trinità dei Monti steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon.
  • Visit the Vatican Museums is the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex.

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