Ultimate Italian Cities
Venice, Florence & Rome
based on 9 nights
Price based on two people sharing.
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At a Glance
Discover history and culture in three of Italy's iconic cities, Venice, Florence and Rome
Meander along picturesque canals in true Venetian style, on board a private gondola
Stay in luxurious hotels in first class locations with private tours and expert guidance
Step back in time to the golden era of the Renaissance in Florence's incredible museums and art galleries
Be awestruck in Rome, from the iconic Colosseum to the wonders of the Vatican
Best time to Visit
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Italy is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in the cities.
Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.
Dive into three glorious cities as you travel though wonderful Italy taking in the iconic sites of Venice, Florence and Rome. Staying in ultimate luxury you will be doused in world-class art, breath-taking architecture, profound ancient history, all alongside expert guides, unprecedented service and mouth-watering cuisine, you will be spoiled from beginning to end with this ultimate itinerary.
Fly to Venice
Days 1-4: Venice
Your Italian adventure starts in the vibrant and opulent city of Venice, built over a picturesque network of 150 canals. Staying at the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani, exuding vintage glamour this is one of Venice's most celebrated hotels. Located on the water’s edge the Belmond Hotel Cipriani has a commanding position on the tip of Giudecca island, offering panoramic views across to Piazza San Marco, the lagoon and the islands beyond. Explore the beauties of the lagoon aboard the hotel’s private boat, “Shirley”, a splendid wooden vessel commanded by a knowledgeable captain.Get lost in the maze of winding streets as you explore the city and cross the canals by foot or on board one of Venice’s iconic gondolas. With your private guide you’ll discover the history behind St Mark’s Square, home to the towering Campanile bell tower and the extravagant Doge’s Palace, once a seat of huge political power. Head away from this lively square and admire the stunning architecture of Venice’s backstreets, where a new surprise awaits around every corner. Culture lovers could also visit one of the city’s celebrated art galleries or enjoy a spectacular performance at the world-famous La Fenice opera house.
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Cipriani (3 nights)
Days 4-7: Florence
Ease yourself into the luxuriously elegant city of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. The cultural capital of Italy, Florence boasts some of the most renowned art galleries and museums in the world, as well as truly breath-taking architecture. Admire the city’s most famous sights with your private guide, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Duomo. Discover the incredible artworks on display at the centuries-old Uffizi Gallery, or admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
Indulge in pure relaxation at the Hotel Lungarno, offering a boutique style at the heart of the city on the edge of the River Arno. The hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Borgo San Jacopo frequented by guests and locals alike serving up gourmet Italian cuisine. A divine gem for art lovers as you can take time to peruse the hotels magnificent 400 piece artwork collection.
Accommodation: Hotel Lungarno (3 nights)
Days 7-10: Rome
Your trip finale will be Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, bursting with history dating back thousands of years. You will spend three nights here to soak up the famous landmarks and glorious cuisine. The Hotel de Russie is in the best location between the Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, perfect for seeing the best the city has to offer. One of the standout features of this hotel are without doubt the stunning terraced gardens - there is a reason why Jean Cocteau dubbed the hotel 'paradise on earth'. The property boasts one of Rome's best spas with a hydro pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym, as well as five treatment rooms featuring Irene Forte's handmade skincare products.One for the early risers, join your expert guide at the Vatican in the early morning to explore the incredible museums before the doors are opened to the general public. Admire artistic masterpieces and the iconic Sistine Chapel, then explore the monumental St Peter's Basilica. Step back in time with your private guide and archaeologist as you discover the tunnels and holding chambers of the iconic Colosseum, following in the steps of the city’s Gladiators, before exploring the Roman Forum, once the vibrant heart of the ancient city. Take in the fascinating art and architecture as you get to know the city, from the beautifully-preserved Pantheon and the picturesque Borghese Gardens.
Accommodation: Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel (3 nights)
Fly home from Rome
Explore Ancient Rome
Take a step back into Rome's incredible past with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, still one of the most iconic sights of the city. Once the center of Rome, here you'll discover the history and lifestyle of the ancient city.
Private walking tour of Venice
Explore the fascinating city of Venice with your private guide, taking in the sights of St Mark's Square and its surrounding streets and waterways. Admire the spectacular interiors of St Mark's Basilica before enjoying a gelato or chocolate tasting.
Venice, Florence & Rome
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