This classic Venice, Florence and Rome family vacation is designed with your family in mind – on which you’ll share the splendors of Italy together! Explore the imperial city of Rome and the legacy of the powerful Roman Empire that ruled the world millennia ago. Look up at the celebrated ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, as well as around at other Vatican treasures, on our special after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, without the crowds! Explore Orvieto’s fascinating medieval tunnels, and discover the amazing art masterpieces of fabled Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, and make your own pizza. Travel to the Tuscan city of Pisa to visit the Leaning Tower and take a high-speed train to Venice where you’ll stay at an award-winning hotel on a private island, have dinner aboard a pirate ship and discover what makes the city a world favorite.

Experience with Tauck

  • ✔TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – After-hours tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, without the lines or crowds, for unhurried viewing
  • ✔Exclusive dinner and evening aboard a pirate ship cruising the waterways of Venice
  • ✔Vintage Fiat 500 ride (with a driver) across the Arno River for a great overview and gorgeous views of Florence
  • ✔Visit to a 17th-century cooking school in Rome to learn to make gelato
  • ✔Pizza-making demonstrations in Florence
  • ✔Tour the Roman catacombs and Orvieto’s tunnels

Italia Bella: Rome to Venice

Depart August 16, 2019

From $6,570 CAD
per person double

Tauck value includes

  • ✔All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • ✔Multiple-night stays in historic hotels in the heart of Rome and Florence
  • ✔Two nights on a private island in the Venetian Lagoon at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, winner of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 “Top Hotels in Italy/Venice” Reader’s Choice Award
  • ✔Visit to the hilltop town of Orvieto, including a tour of its underground Etruscan caves and honeycombed tunnels
  • ✔Guided tours of Rome’s Colosseum as well as the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence
  • ✔Visit to Pisa and the famed Leaning Tower
  • ✔First class high-speed rail travel from Florence to Venice
  • ✔Hands-on pizza making in Florence
  • ✔Airport transfers on arrival and departure as noted
  • ✔14 meals, service charges, taxes and porterage

Indulgent Italy

Tuscany – Emilia Romagna – Piemonte

This epicurean journey is designed for passionate foodies seeking an entertaining mix of market excursions, visits to local kitchens and meetings with creative chefs. Private guided gives you the best of all worlds. Cooking schools, discovering local markets, and private tours of artisan producers – you can have it all.

Indulge in mouth watering food and wine as you taste your way through ancient cities and towns, combining exceptional Italian gastronomy with world class history. The 12-day tour starts in Florence, then Montepulciano, Siena, Bologna and finally Turin.

Discover how culture and cuisine are interwoven in Italy’s gastronomic hot spots of Tuscany and Northern Italy. Begin in Florence, boasting romantic Renaissance architecture where you’ll get to experience a balsamic vinegar tasting with a local expert, and then hit a local market with a private chef-guide to source ingredients for your own cooking class to follow. Continue to Montepulciano, a medieval hill town, where you’ll embark on a Tuscan gourmet tour, as well as a local vineyard excursion. From Siena, head out to taste some of the best wines in the world – with Brunello di Montalcino wines, then find yourself heading north to one of Italy’s most renowned gastronomic cities, Bologna, for some pasta, chocolate, cheese and wine tastings. A private truffle hunting experience in Turin will round out your mouth-watering adventure. Treat your taste buds as you indulge in Italy.

The Highlights

  • ✔Private guide on tours
  • ✔Cheese and wine tasting in Parma, from Bologna.
  • ✔Truffle hunting and tasting in Turin.
  • ✔Private market visit and Tuscan cooking lesson in Florence.
  • ✔Taste world-class Brunello wines in Montalcino.
  • ✔Visit a traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese producer in Bologna
  • ✔Carefully selected premium accommodations throughout.

From $7,800 USD per person
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