BEST OF ITALY TOUR

A perfect Travel to visit the most famous destinations of Italy.

However you can experiment an innovative approach in your tour. We love to give an original and authentic touch to your private tour. The fancy way to travel around Italy is discover its authentic soul and we know well all these hidden places. We suggest you to tell us your personal interests to put them as part of your trevel itinerary in Italy. So you can have some original idea, useful to realize your perfect private customized travel to Italy. The first step to realize your dream travel to Italy: contact us to meet your Taste and Slow Italy private Advisor. This is a very easy, smart and positive experience for all our Clients, they always confirm it. Your travel starts just meeting our Team, telling us your personal expectations and interests. We will guide you to organize your personal travel project to Italy.

All private tours we organize represent an authentic way to visit Italy. Add private visit to authentic local destinations “off beaten paths” or more popular destinations. Visit Piemonte, Veneto, Trentino and Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Abruzzo, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, finally the most beautiful Mediterranean islands: Sardegna and Sicilia… professional travel plannings, absolutely enchanting.

Please consider that we can adjust and customize the tour plan in Northern Italy for groups or individuals following your travel expectations and personal interests.

Read the pdf sample itinerary below.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED


✓ 2 nights accommodation in Milan (3-4 star, 1 classic double room in b&b treatment)

✔ 3 nights accommodation in Florence (3-4 stars, 1 standard double room in b&b
treatment)

✔ 1 night accommodation in Orvieto (3-4 stars, 1 suite double room in b&b treatment)

✔ 3 nights accommodation in Rome (3-4 stars, 1 classic double room in b&b treatment)

✔ Private chaffered transfer as per itinerary described

✔ Experiences as per description

✔ Train transfers as per itinerary

✔ Guided tours as per description

✔ Ticket entrance fees, as per itinerary

 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED


✗ Everything not mentioned in “the quote includes”

✗ Optional tours/experiences

✗ Medical/luggage/cancellation insurance

✗ Flights



 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1| WELCOME TO MILAN

Arrival at Milano Malpensa airport. Chauffeured transfer towards your accommodation in Milan.

Time at leisure in Milan to familiarize with this unique sophisticated city.

 

DAY 2 | BEST OF MILAN AND ITS ARTISTIC TREASURES

Breakfast and full day guided private tour (around 6 hours) of Milan (9.30am-5.00pm with 2 hours of free time for lunch). (Group tour available on request)

You will have the chance to admire: Leonardo’s Last Supper (Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie), the Duomo, Sforza Castle, Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza della Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Scala Theatre Opera House, Sempione Park, Arch of Peace, the church of S. Maria Delle Grazie, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, L.O.V.E. by Maurizio Cattelan, San Satiro and Bramante’s optical illusion. The Fashion District with Montenapoleone Area, San Babila Square, the Needle, Thread and Knot of Piazza Cadorna.

 

The quote includes: guide service, entry ticket for the Last Supper (depending on the season); Cathedral, St. Maurizio and St. Satiro reservation fees

Lunch and dinner at leisure

We will suggest you the most authentic restaurant in Milan and all along the tour

 

 

DAY 3 | BEST OF FLORENCE AND ITS BEAUTIES

Breakfast and private transfer from your accommodation in Milano towards Milano train station.

Direct train from Milano to Florence – high speed bullet train: Frecciarossa or the mythic Italo travelling over 360 km/h – 196 miles/h in a comfortable ambient.

Chauffeured transfer from Florence train station to your accommodation, an enchanting 4 stars hotel in Florence.

Afternoon half day private Tour (group tour available on request)- Best of Florence sites: discover Florence’s historic center, on this walking tour (with your English speaking guide). You will visit Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Signoria square, Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo, Santa Croce but also the hidden treasures of the city: the leather market, San Lorenzo’s food market passing through the Vinaini, sort of cafès where you can stop and enjoy small samples of local cuisine!

 

Dinner at leisure


DAY 4 | YOUR FLORENCE & CHIANTI WINE TASTING!!

Breakfast and morning at leisure in Florence!

Afternoon half Day private Tour in Chianti area, with two wine tastings - Group Excursion from Florence (group tour available on request). Our Agency Wine Expert will organize a unique experience for you, to taste the best wines in the best cellars.

Today you will explore the marvelous Chianti Wine region and its rolling hills, enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the world-famous Tuscan countryside. Your tour starts with a visit to a rustic wine estate, in the heart of vineyards, where you will be greeted by the owners and offered an appetizing snack based on “crostini toscani”, home produced olive oil and a tasting of a delicate “Vino Chianti”.

You will visit the cellars and learn all the secrets of wine processing. Then we move on to Greve In Chianti which is without doubt one of the most famous and best known Italian Chianti wine villages: here you will have time to explore the characteristic alleyways and the central square with its numerous Medieval buildings and its picturesque artisan shops. Our day is not over yet: in the heart of olive trees, gentle hills and vineyards you will be offered another rich wine tasting together with some regional products: the owners of the wine estate will teach you some easy steps to become a perfect sommelier! Learning skills to show at dinner at home with your friends…

 

Dinner at leisure

 

DAY 5 | LUCCA AND PISA

Breakfast and Full Day Tour – Lucca and Pisa – from Florence.

Pisa and Lucca are undoubtedly among the richest cities in the world for their architecture and history: they are unmissable destinations for those who want to go deep inside Tuscany and its artistic background. Once in Pisa, you will be met by your guide: the tour starts in the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli, where you can admire the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, together with a guided visit of the majestic Cathedral. In Lucca, famous for its still intact walls with huge gates and ramparts, our local guide will lead you to the enchanting old town centre walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops. You will admire the main attractions of the city, such as the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral and a stroll along the picturesque streets of antique shops.

In Lucca there is the possibility to mix gastronomical excellencies with cultural experiencies. You will visit “pasticceria Taddeucci” where you will taste the traditional cake “buccellato lucchese” and “Antica Bottega di Prospero”, famous for the quantity of tuscan gastronomical excelencies.

Lucca is really an elegant pearl, that you will admire in its ancient city walls remarkably still intact.

Dinner at leisure

 

DAY 6 | ORVIETO AND ITS TREASURES

Breakfast and morning transfer towards Florence train station.

Direct Train transfer from Florence to Orvieto and Chauffeured transfer to your accommodation in Orvieto.

Afternoon Guided private tour: Orvieto underground (group tour available on request).

This is a guided tour to get to know Orvieto’s underground world, created by its ancient inhabitants over about 2500 years of digging. Orvieto, a millenary city suspended almost by magic between heaven and earth, has revealed another of those aspects that make it unique and extraordinary: a labyrinth of grottoes is hidden in the silent darkness of the rupe (rock). The distinctive geological nature of the mass of stone on which it stands allowed its inhabitants to dig, in the course of about 2500 years, an incredible number of cavities extending, overlapping and intersecting beneath the modern structure of the city. They make up a precious repository of historical and archaeological information, only recently studied systematically and scientifically. If the external aspect of the city has changed with the passing of time, the hypogeal structures that were functional to it have remained, mostly, intact. You will come in contact with this very unusual cultural aspect of a city extremely wealthy in history and artistic “jewels”. Step after step mysterious and fascinating echoes tell of Etruscan Velzna, while phantoms of the medieval and Renaissance city appear out of the damp shadows. Wherever the winding underground route runs parallel to the rupe, from panoramic openings, daylight contends with the darkness for an apparently endless series of tunnels, stairs, unexpected passageways, overlapping rooms on whose walls you can read, in thousands of small quadrangular niches, the ancient adventure of the birth of this “underground city”

The S. Patrick well is an amazing ancient structure, a must to visit…!

Time at leisure in the afternoon to discover the beautiful Orvieto, to stroll around the city among artisanal laboratories, narrow streets and history!

 

DAY 7 | ANCIENT IMPERIAL ROME

 

Breakfast and chaffered transfer towards Orvieto train station.

Direct train transfer from Orvieto-Rome and private transfer from Termini train station to your accommodation in Rome.

 

Afternoon Half day private tour of Ancient Rome (group tour available on request).

 

You will explore the most important sites of Ancient Rome, skipping the long lines on this private guided half-day tour covering the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The tour will be conducted by an experienced informative guide specialized in archaeology. Late afternoon at leisure, with suggested itinerary for CLASSIC ROME, or the area of Trastevere and Isola Tiberina, REAL ROME!

 

 

DAY 8 | MUST SEE: CLASSIC ROME & VATICAN MUSEUMS!

Breakfast and Morning private guided tour of Classic and Baroque Rome.

Half day walking tour with your guide: you will live the most famous places of the Dolce Vita, where Art, Cinema and taste are mixed (Via Vittorio Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza del Quirinale, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Piazza Navona with the fountain of the four rivers, Via Condotti, Trinità dei Monti). These are the places of Fellini, the “maestro” that changed the way of making movies “realizing the inexpressible.” This is the upper middle class neighborhood, where you will find all the intellectuals and celebrities’ meeting places. You will also understand the Ethernal city’s native people essence from antiquarians to food markets and ateliers, passing through inside squares and hidden outdoor movie sets.

 

Afternoon Half day guided group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter.

 

A fascinating itinerary with a private professional guide to the discovery of art, history of the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world.

 

DAY 9 | NAPLES AND POMPEII

Breakfast and full day group tour to Naples and Pompeii to discover art, history, archeology of Southern Italy.

Today you will travel southwards, taking the “Highway of the Sun” and crossing the fertile Roman countryside with the medieval villages in the area known as “Castelli Romani”. Along the way you will pass the Abbey of Montecassino, completely rebuilt after the 2nd world war. Arriving in Naples you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city, proceeding towards the hill of Posillipo, which boasts one of the most spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the Volcano Vesuvius. The city tour continues crossing the historical centre to see Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Leaving Naples, you will cross the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the villages of Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata.

 

After lunch in a local restaurant in Pompeii you will enjoy an awesome archeological walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii.

Our expert native guide will show you the main sights and tell you the whole history of Pompeii, not just of its destruction but also what the life was like there.

 

DAY 10 | SEE YOU SOON ITALY!!!

Breakfast and car transfer from your accommodation towards Rome Fiumicino or Florence or Pisa airport, on time for your flight.

 

 

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