ONLY PRIVATE SERVICES, DELUXE HOTELS, SUITE ACCOMMODATION, UNIQUE EXCURSIONS - 9 NIGHTS Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan
Arrival at Rome Airport and private transfer with local English speaking assistant to your 5 star hotel.
DAY 1 ROME: Check-in (suite accommodation). Balance of the day at leisure to discover the Eternal City. Optional sightseeing tours available and dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Private 3 hour walking tour of Rome with English speaking guide at your disposal. Suggested tour of the historical centre. This tour begins at the Trinita'
DAY 2 ROME: Breakfast at the hotel. Private 3-hour walking tour of Rome with English speaking guide at your disposal. Suggested tour of the historical centre. This tour begins at the Trinita' dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps. You will descend the legendary stairs (the "Scalinata") to reach the centre of the square with its Barcaccia Fountain. You will continue to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, and Piazza della Rotonda where the Pantheon stands. You will then proceed to Piazza Navona with its Fountain of the Four Rivers, Campo dei Fiori, and Piazza Farnese with Palazzo Spada. The tour can be customised as per your request. Evening at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 ROME: Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy a visit to the underground area of The Mithraeum of Circus Maximum. Mithraism was one of the most diffuse mystical religions in the Roman world, and many typical traditions of the Christian religion have derived inspiration from it (sufficient to think that on December 25th Christmas is celebrated, because this day represents the birth of Mithras). The Mithraeum was discovered in the course of work undertaken in the 1930s to create storage for the National Opera Theatre at the old Pantanella PastryFactory, that the city of Rome bought in the 1920s to be a branch of the Roman museums. Evening at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 ROME - FLORENCE: Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the station. Board the high-speed train Frecciarossa to Florence and relax in a first class seat. Upon arrival in Florence, private transfer to your 5-star hotel. Check-in (Suite accommodation). Afternoon private walking tour of Florence with English speaking guide 3 hours. Suggested itinerary: Explore all the must-see sights of Florence including; Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (external visit), Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Duomo, Santa Maria Novella Cathedral, Brunelleschi Cupola, Gates of Paradise, Baptistery, and Giotto’s Bell tower. Evening at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 FLORENCE: Breakfast at the hotel. Private tour for 4 hours with English speaking driver. Suggested itinerary: Siena . On this tour visit Siena, built on three steep hills and unchanged since Medieval times. Siena is a must-see Hilltown in Tuscany. During the visit (Guide options available), you'll see the major sites like the "Piazza del Campo" , where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as the quieter back-streets and you will learn to appreciate Siena 's complex and rich history. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 FLORENCE - VENICE: Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the railway station Santa Maria Novella. Board the high-speed train Frecciarossa to Venice and relax in a first class seat. Upon arrival in Venice, private transfer with boat and assistance to your 5 star hotel. Check-in (Suite accommodation). Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 VENICE: Breakfast at the hotel and private tour of Venice for 2 hours with an English speaking guide at your disposal. Suggested itinerary: You will visit the Doge's Palace (exterior only), the famous bridge of sighs and San Marco as well as the many monuments of this beautiful square. Explore hidden Venice, enjoying a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals. As your eyes feast on the postcard images that abound in every direction, the guide will continue to narrate the story of the most unique city in the world. In the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa, discover Venetian Architecture as you admire its fine Gothic Palaces, and at the School of San Marco, you'll learn about the trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations of the Venetian Mercantile Empire. Then, the tour continues through the back-streets of Venice where you will visit the Cannaregio district, where we'll admire the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the church of San Giovanni e Paolo (only exterior) where many important Venetians were laid to rest. And, through the many important sights and in-depth historical narrations, you’ll learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo as well as more common citizens, The day is far from over! Enjoy a Private gondola tour of Venice. This is one of the quintessential things to do for most tourists visiting the city. The Gondola is as unique as Venice itself; their crescent-shaped hulls and their “forcole” allow the Gondoliers to position their oars in many different ways. On this private gondola tour of Venice you will visit parts of the city that are only accessible by this means of transport,and as you glide silently along these inviting waterways, dominated by soaring and majestic Venetian Palaces, you will be transported back in time to when the main means of transportation for Venetian nobility were these vessels. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8 VENICE - MILAN: Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the railway station Santa Lucia by boat. Board the high speed train Frecciarossa to Milan and relax in a first class seat. Upon arrival in Milan, private transfer by car to your 5 star hotel. Check in (Suite accommodation). Private tour of Milan for 3 hours with English speaking guide. Suggested itinerary: Discover the world capital of design and fashion on your Private Walking Tour of Milan, Italy. With one of our Local Expert Guides visit all the main monuments that the city has to offer and learn its history that dates back to Roman Times. Due to its strategic position, the city has always prospered as a trade centre. The impressive Cathedral, the Duomo represents the heart of Milan. Considered as one of the greatest churches in the world, its gothic vaults are the highest of any completed church. The church holds the world's largest collection of marble statues with the widely visible golden Madonna statue on top of the spire that you'll admire as you head up to roof to admire incredible views of Milan. This private walking tour of Milan also features the medieval Castle Sforzesco, dating from the XVth century and which now houses many of the city's museums and art galleries. Visit the oldest shopping mall in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the famous La Scala opera house, the most celebrated opera house in Italy. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 9 MILAN: Breakfast at the hotel. Are you ready for your Ferrari California tour? This tour will give all participants a day full of emotions, including the thrill of driving cars like the Ferrari California around one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The departure is from Your Hotel at 10 am going towards the motorway A9 that will take you to the famous Lake Como. Exiting the highway you will arrive at lake Como around 11 am. Once in the city you will relax for a moment and visit at leisure the Cathedral or walk along the lake. At about 12 pm, you will drive towards the town of Cernobbio, about 30 minutes away and reach the world famous Villa d’Este where you will enjoy a special lunch. Following lunch, at 2.30 pm, your tour will continue to the village of Laglio (now known worldwide for being the town where the actor George Clooney has his villa). Continue to Villa Balbianello with its stunning views of the Comacina’s island. Proceed to Cadenabbia and embark on the ferry towards Bellagio at around 3.20 pm. While crossing the lake you will admire the beautiful shores and enchanting villages. Once on the opposite bank of the lake, you can visit Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como for its magnificent location and its characteristic steps. The departure from Bellagio is scheduled at 4.45 pm. Your driving experience is far from over and will continue through the turns of the impressive Ghisallo mountain, famous as it is part of the Girod’Italia cycling tour. These curves will make you feel and appreciate the impressive power of your Ferrari or Lamborghini. You will stop at the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel dedicated to all cyclists and enjoy one of the most panoramic spots of the road overlooking the Mount Grigne Resegone. The road then begins to descend in the direction of Canzo along a scenic road, with a view over the seven lakes of Brianza. You will then reach Como and the highway of the lakes in the direction of Milan. The tour will end back at the Sempione square. A second car will provide a personal assistance and guide you throughout your itinerary. Lunch, petrol, ferry tickets and insurance are included in your package. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner options available. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10 MILAN: Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the rail station or airport. End of our services.