Mix the taste and history of this 8-Days Italy Vacation

Mix the taste and history of this 8-Days Italy Vacation

Italy is one of the most famous destinations when it comes to cuisines. Its delicacies have ruled the books. But when it comes to combining tours of historical nature with the cuisines of Italy, there is no better place to be than Italy. Read More

Customize This Trip For Me

Italy is one of the most famous destinations when it comes to cuisines. Its delicacies have ruled the books. But when it comes to combining tours of historical nature with the cuisines of Italy, there is no better place to be than Italy. In this customized tour of Italy, you will start to check out the Italian cuisine and history from the historical city of Rome, roaming around 9 destinations throughout the country and ending the tour back in the capital. Every city you would visit would have a different palate of taste along with its historical significance and in that stance; this tour of cuisine and culture makes a complete difference. Do not forget to check out the historical significance of these cities as you take from Rome through Venice, Lake Garda, Pisa, and Florence. Experience the exotic sceneries, cuisine, and ethnicity in this highly customized tour of Italy. Check out the highlights of the tour here –

Trip at a Glance

  • Starting from the capital city of Rome, travel to more than 10 destinations throughout Italy before ending it back in Rome.

  • Get to learn the history of these places, their architectural significance and other details while also having a taste of their cuisine.

  • Visit the architectural marvels of Italy as well as the great art left by the greats of Italy.

  • Visit Florence to understand why it is called the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and moreover a place where European history was rewritten.

  • Visit the floating town of Venice and take a Gondola ride to take to various important points of the city.

DETAILED ITINERARY

You will arrive in the historical capital city of Rome to start the 8-days Italy Vacation which would be a combination of cuisine, culture, and history of Italy. During the 8 days, you will travel to more than 8 destinations while coming back to the capital city to end the tour. Check out the details of the tour in this day-wise itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Rome to start the trip

On the first day of the tour, you will be arriving in the historical city of Rome to kick start the Italy vacation which would mostly be about the culture and cuisine of Italy. You will meet your tour guide and operator who would lead you to your accommodation. If you arrive early today, you can head out and see some of the sites which are famous in Rome before the official tour kicks in the next day. The city of Rome can be said to have the most dramatic history of all capitals in the world as this city has seen the mighty Roman Empire’s rise and fall and been central to many such empires while having some renowned architectures, important artifacts and other important buildings which have been preserved properly. Check out some of them today while also getting intimate with the cafes and nightlife of Rome which is considered eccentric.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Rome and Cuisine tasting

On the morning of the second day, you would be taking a guided walking tour of the city which has in its chest some of the greatest secrets of civilizations and empires. You would stop at many such landmarks which have made Rome one of the most toured cities in the world. Check out the ancient architectures which have been preserved to date, the medieval buildings, Renaissance artworks as well as the remnants of Rome’s past when it used to be the hub of Empire’s business.  Do give a visit to the great architectures such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum, the Pantheon as well as many other places which have made Rome the city it is today. Later in the day, you will have the option to take a guided walking tour of the Vatican City, the sovereign nation-state ruled by the Pope. Check out the glittering artwork, vast marble halls and the architecture of the Basilica which is the seat of the Papal power. During the end of the day, you would head onto check the specialties of Rome and eat some excellent Italian cuisine which would certainly delight you.

Day 3: Visiting Orvieto and transfer to Venice

On the third day of Italy vacation, you will leave the capital behind and drive through the Umbria region which is known as the 'fruit bowl of Italy' and has some beautiful landscape coupled with excellent cuisine. When you reach Orvieto, prepare to be amazed by its scenic powerfulness as one of the most beautiful places in Italy. You will visit the historical center here and check out the exquisite facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto which is the papal residence as well as the Albornoz fortress before you travel to another wonder, Venice. The evening of the third day would be at your leisure to relax at the hotel or to come out and explore Venice as you would eventually get a tour of Venice the next day. But do come out to taste the specialty of Venice which will be felicitated to you by the tour guide.

Day 4: Visiting Venice

The fourth day would be a special one when you would tour the floating city of Venice, which in itself is a wonder of the world. Starting your day in the city with an orientation tour, your tour guide would help you get into a touring party Gondola which would take you to different parts of the city. You can have free time to explore the beautiful city at your leisure. Every visit to this beautiful city consists of a Gondola ride which is a special floating boat with perched crafts and a specialty of the city. It is taken to take a trip further into the lagoon and to visit Murano and Burano, the two twin spots just outside of Venice. These islands are famous for their glass-blowing techniques, something which will be on display today. It is also famous for lace-making craft as well as the rows of multi-colored houses.  Alternatively, you can visit the sandy beaches of Jesolo or Lido to spend some time. Do not forget to see The Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace which are unique architectural marvels of the time.

Day 5: Visiting Lake Garda, Florence, and Tuscany

On the fifth day of the Italy vacation, you will make way to the beautiful city of Florence and stop in the way near Lake Garda which would make an excellent background for a photo. Once you arrive in Florence, your tour guide will take you on to an orientation tour to tell you more about the heritage of the city which dates back to the age of the Renaissance and Roman Empire’s last days. You will then embark on a sightseeing spree to see the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and of course, Michelangelo’s David who has written the history of Florence in golden letters. Florence is blessed to have so many important buildings for which the locals credit Renaissance. By the end of the day, you will be making way to Tuscany where you will rest for the night.

Day 6: Visiting Pisa, Cinque Terre, and Tuscany

In the morning, after some meal, you will head towards the La Spezia which is considered a gateway to the Cinque Terre which means Five Lands literally. This place consists of five picturesque coastal cliff-side towns and goes by names of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. You can go visit these towns utilizing trains or on foot as cars and motorcycles have been banned in the towns. In the afternoon, you will head back to the Tuscany region while stopping at Pisa to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa which is over 800 years old and is a representative site for Italy.

Day 7: Visiting San Gimignano, Siena, and Rome

Today morning, you will make way through one of the most beautiful and scenic countrysides of Tuscany which has some admiring landscapes, farmhouses and vineyards, and olive groves. The first stop for today would be to San Gimignano which is a small walled town known as the 'Town of Fine Towers'. This town offers some beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture and has 12 preserved tower houses that were once the symbol of the Roman Empire in the region. By the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Rome for the departure proceedings the next day.

Day 8: Departure from Rome

On the last day of the tour, your tour operator would finalize the departing formalities and you will be transferred back to the airport as per your flight timings.

Italy is one of the most famous destinations when it comes to cuisines. Its delicacies have ruled the books. But when it comes to combining tours of historical nature with the cuisines of Italy, there is no better place to be than Italy. In this customized tour of Italy, you will start to check out the Italian cuisine and history from the historical city of Rome, roaming around 9 destinations throughout the country and ending the tour back in the capital. Every city you would visit would have a different palate of taste along with its historical significance and in that stance; this tour of cuisine and culture makes a complete difference. Do not forget to check out the historical significance of these cities as you take from Rome through Venice, Lake Garda, Pisa, and Florence. Experience the exotic sceneries, cuisine, and ethnicity in this highly customized tour of Italy. Check out the highlights of the tour here –

Trip at a Glance

  • Starting from the capital city of Rome, travel to more than 10 destinations throughout Italy before ending it back in Rome.

  • Get to learn the history of these places, their architectural significance and other details while also having a taste of their cuisine.

  • Visit the architectural marvels of Italy as well as the great art left by the greats of Italy.

  • Visit Florence to understand why it is called the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and moreover a place where European history was rewritten.

  • Visit the floating town of Venice and take a Gondola ride to take to various important points of the city.

Trip Description:

You will arrive in the historical capital city of Rome to start the 8-days Italy Vacation which would be a combination of cuisine, culture, and history of Italy. During the 8 days, you will travel to more than 8 destinations while coming back to the capital city to end the tour. Check out the details of the tour in this day-wise itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Rome to start the trip

On the first day of the tour, you will be arriving in the historical city of Rome to kick start the Italy vacation which would mostly be about the culture and cuisine of Italy. You will meet your tour guide and operator who would lead you to your accommodation. If you arrive early today, you can head out and see some of the sites which are famous in Rome before the official tour kicks in the next day. The city of Rome can be said to have the most dramatic history of all capitals in the world as this city has seen the mighty Roman Empire’s rise and fall and been central to many such empires while having some renowned architectures, important artifacts and other important buildings which have been preserved properly. Check out some of them today while also getting intimate with the cafes and nightlife of Rome which is considered eccentric.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Rome and Cuisine tasting

On the morning of the second day, you would be taking a guided walking tour of the city which has in its chest some of the greatest secrets of civilizations and empires. You would stop at many such landmarks which have made Rome one of the most toured cities in the world. Check out the ancient architectures which have been preserved to date, the medieval buildings, Renaissance artworks as well as the remnants of Rome’s past when it used to be the hub of Empire’s business.  Do give a visit to the great architectures such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum, the Pantheon as well as many other places which have made Rome the city it is today. Later in the day, you will have the option to take a guided walking tour of the Vatican City, the sovereign nation-state ruled by the Pope. Check out the glittering artwork, vast marble halls and the architecture of the Basilica which is the seat of the Papal power. During the end of the day, you would head onto check the specialties of Rome and eat some excellent Italian cuisine which would certainly delight you.

Day 3: Visiting Orvieto and transfer to Venice

On the third day of Italy vacation, you will leave the capital behind and drive through the Umbria region which is known as the 'fruit bowl of Italy' and has some beautiful landscape coupled with excellent cuisine. When you reach Orvieto, prepare to be amazed by its scenic powerfulness as one of the most beautiful places in Italy. You will visit the historical center here and check out the exquisite facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto which is the papal residence as well as the Albornoz fortress before you travel to another wonder, Venice. The evening of the third day would be at your leisure to relax at the hotel or to come out and explore Venice as you would eventually get a tour of Venice the next day. But do come out to taste the specialty of Venice which will be felicitated to you by the tour guide.

Day 4: Visiting Venice

The fourth day would be a special one when you would tour the floating city of Venice, which in itself is a wonder of the world. Starting your day in the city with an orientation tour, your tour guide would help you get into a touring party Gondola which would take you to different parts of the city. You can have free time to explore the beautiful city at your leisure. Every visit to this beautiful city consists of a Gondola ride which is a special floating boat with perched crafts and a specialty of the city. It is taken to take a trip further into the lagoon and to visit Murano and Burano, the two twin spots just outside of Venice. These islands are famous for their glass-blowing techniques, something which will be on display today. It is also famous for lace-making craft as well as the rows of multi-colored houses.  Alternatively, you can visit the sandy beaches of Jesolo or Lido to spend some time. Do not forget to see The Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace which are unique architectural marvels of the time.

Day 5: Visiting Lake Garda, Florence, and Tuscany

On the fifth day of the Italy vacation, you will make way to the beautiful city of Florence and stop in the way near Lake Garda which would make an excellent background for a photo. Once you arrive in Florence, your tour guide will take you on to an orientation tour to tell you more about the heritage of the city which dates back to the age of the Renaissance and Roman Empire’s last days. You will then embark on a sightseeing spree to see the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and of course, Michelangelo’s David who has written the history of Florence in golden letters. Florence is blessed to have so many important buildings for which the locals credit Renaissance. By the end of the day, you will be making way to Tuscany where you will rest for the night.

Day 6: Visiting Pisa, Cinque Terre, and Tuscany

In the morning, after some meal, you will head towards the La Spezia which is considered a gateway to the Cinque Terre which means Five Lands literally. This place consists of five picturesque coastal cliff-side towns and goes by names of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. You can go visit these towns utilizing trains or on foot as cars and motorcycles have been banned in the towns. In the afternoon, you will head back to the Tuscany region while stopping at Pisa to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa which is over 800 years old and is a representative site for Italy.

Day 7: Visiting San Gimignano, Siena, and Rome

Today morning, you will make way through one of the most beautiful and scenic countrysides of Tuscany which has some admiring landscapes, farmhouses and vineyards, and olive groves. The first stop for today would be to San Gimignano which is a small walled town known as the 'Town of Fine Towers'. This town offers some beautiful Romanesque and Gothic architecture and has 12 preserved tower houses that were once the symbol of the Roman Empire in the region. By the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Rome for the departure proceedings the next day.

Day 8: Departure from Rome

On the last day of the tour, your tour operator would finalize the departing formalities and you will be transferred back to the airport as per your flight timings.

 

 

PRICE

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

Know your best price

MAKING AN INQUIRY

Most tours are customized for private travel according to your preferences and dates. Click below to tell us what you're looking for:

Customize This Trip For Me

How to Avail Our Services
Delve into our website and stay updated with latest travel trends

Delve into our website and stay updated with latest travel trends and ideas for your next trip

Email Support

Have suggestions for us? Do let us know by dropping an email at contact@leisure.com

Instant Holiday quote

Receive instant holiday quotes for hassle-free holiday bookings

Luxury Vacation, African Safari & Tours

Genuine Travel Reviews by Travelers

Sign Up For Our Newsletter