Luxury Small Group Journeys to Italy’s most sought-after destinations.
On this quintessential journey to Italy’s most sought-after destinations, view legendary masterpieces firsthand, experience unrivaled insider access to historic sites, savor amazing food and wine, and meet with artisans devoted to timeless romantic traditions.
ACCOMODATIONS: DAY 1 – 3: Hotel de la Ville, Rome Luxury hotel in a historic palazzo ideally situated at the top of the Spanish Steps.
ACCOMODATIONS: DAY 4 – 6: Hotel Savoy, Florence Grand and historic luxury hotel, set in the heart of Florence.
ACCOMODATIONS: DAY 7 – 9: Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice Lagoon View room overlooking the water and cityscape in this luxury hotel on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, minutes from St. Mark’s Square
Explore the Vatican Museums after hours, and view the Sistine Chapel in the soft evening light, at a cooler, less-crowded time of day
Behold great works by Botticelli, Raphael and Da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery, as well as Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, led by a local art specialist
Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant in Florence, savor a wine tasting in Tuscany, and try your hand at pizza-making in Rome for a well-rounded sampling of Italy’s culinary delights
Enjoy exclusive access to an architectural restoration project in Florence that is supported by A&K Philanthropy
Visit one of Venice’s only remaining gondola builders, followed by a private, guided excursion to a historic silk weaver
English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day®
Traveler’s Valet® Laundry Service
Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
DAY 1 -ARRIVE ROME, ITALY
Hotel de la Ville Meals: Dinner Arrive in Rome, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 - ROME | ESSENCE OF THE ETERNAL CITY
Hotel de la Ville Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today, discover the Eternal City, starting at the Palatine Hill, where your local guide brings to life the city’s origin. Pass the Arch of Constantine to visit the mighty Colosseum, opened in AD 80. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop at the Campo de Fiori, one of Rome’s thriving markets. Visit the Piazza Navona, dominated by the Baroque Fountain of the Four Rivers, and continue to the Pantheon, with its large Corinthian columns. Later, pause for a moment at the Trevi Fountain and the picturesque Spanish Steps. Finish your day at the Vatican, with special after-hours entry to the Vatican Museums, in the cool of the evening, where you behold the glorious frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
DAY 3 - ROME | ARTISTIC MASTERPIECES
Hotel de la Ville Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Begin in Vatican City, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica to view the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and Bernini’s exuberant Baldaquin. Then, proceed to the Montemartini Museum, home to a grand collection of ancient statues depicting early Roman life. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure. Later, get a hands-on feel for an Italian culinary tradition, when you take part in a pizza-making class in a top Roman neighborhood pizzeria.
DAY 4 - FLORENCE | TUSCAN LANDSCAPES & WINE TASTING
Hotel Savoy Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Drive to Florence, roaming through the sun-splashed Tuscan countryside. Along the way, stop at a distinctive winery for a guided tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and a light lunch. Continue to Florence and visit the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David.
DAY 5 - FLORENCE | DESIGN YOUR DAY
Hotel Savoy Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Journey to Pisa to view its famed Leaning Tower and enjoy a guided tour of the inspiring 11th-century Duomo.
Explore Florence by Bike, cycling with a local guide who expertly reveals this birthplace of the Renaissance.
Enjoy a Shopping Excursion to the Mall Firenze to browse its superb selection of designer goods.
Enjoy lunch on whichever option you choose. Spend your evening at leisure.
DAY 6- FLORENCE | UFFIZI GALLERY & FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
Hotel Savoy Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Join a local art specialist for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, admiring such striking masterworks as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Da Vinci’s Annunciation. Next, visit the Cappella di San Luca of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata to meet with a restorer working on the precious Renaissance art within, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Dine at a local Tuscan-style restaurant on a delectable Chef ’s Table experience.
DAY 7 - VENICE | MOUNTAIN VIEWS & WONDROUS MOSAICS
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today, cross the Appennines by express train to the valley of the Po and onward to Venice. Upon arrival, Ride Like a Local in a water taxi along the Grand Canal, and then board a gondola for a quintessential Venetian experience. Break for lunch, before visiting St. Mark’s Square; St. Mark’s Basilica, where you behold its colorful mosaics; and the Doge’s Palace. Later, check in to your hotel.
DAY 8 - VENICE | AGE-OLD VENETIAN CRAFTS
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Discover one of Venice’s only remaining gondola workshops, to learn about this ancient craft, and then receive a private, guided visit to the world-renowned textile company, Tessitura Bevilacqua, for a richly detailed A&K-exclusive experience. Follow up with an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or further explore the city. Tonight, savor a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, setting a festive mood for your farewell dinner.
DAY 9 - DEPART VENICE
Meals: Breakfast Transfer by boat to the airport and depart.
$9,395 / Per Person
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