Italy Romantic Trip
Celebrate your Love and Enjoy the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Cortona in Tuscany, Florence.Read Full Description
- Amalfi Coast, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tuscany, Italy
- Trip Length:
- 11 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Anniversary, Family Trip
Detailed Trip Description
Celebrate your Love and Enjoy the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Cortona in Tuscany, Florence.
Day 1 - Amalfi Coast
Private transfer from Naples airport to Positano. Check in at your hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 2 - Amalfi Coast
Private full day tour to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.
Visit the excavation with a private guide to learn about the civilization of Pompeii, suddenly stopped by a very fast volcano eruption which left the city suspended in space and time. Continue along the Amalfi coast, with stops in Sorrento, Praiano, Ravello, and Amalfi. Return to Positano. Evening on your own.
Day 3 - Amalfi Coast
Day on your own to relax or go to Capri by hydrofoil. Evening at leisure.
Day 4 - Rome
Transfer to train station in Naples. Train to Rome. Enjoy an afternoon tour of central Rome. You will begin in Piazza del Popolo, which traditionally marks the northern “door to Rome” with the church Santa Maria del Popolo which was often the first church visitors to Rome would see upon entering its gates. The Spanish Steps with their lively atmosphere and stunning view bring you down into the winding alleys of the heart of Rome's historic center – where you encounter the Trevi Fountain, which needs no introduction.
Your path continues with a stop at Piazza Colonna which contains the column erected by Marcus Aurelius and is considered by Romans as the very
center of the city of Rome. You will also stop at the Pantheon which, with its impressive concrete dome and open oculus, never fails to impress. Nearby you explore Piazza Navona, with Bernini’s famous “Fountain of the Four Rivers” (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) triumphantly marking its center. Next, Campo de’ Fiori gives you a taste of one of the liveliest and famous traditional Roman piazzas.
Day 5 - Rome
Morning tour of Ancient Rome to discover the Colosseo, Palatine and Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and the Arch of Constantine. Your Ancient Rome Colosseum tour will begin atop Colle Oppio ("Opium Hill") with a panoramic view of the Colosseum, modern Rome’s most recognizable landmark and one of Ancient Rome’s most vital social centers. From there you will descend to a special Skip the Line access to the Colosseum. Once inside, an expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of the amphitheater as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine Hill- the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. From here you will admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine Hill by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. Legend holds that Romulus went on to found Rome. The last stop is a walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” which is the main path through the Roman Forum that once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. It ends at the Temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at this site today. This classic colosseum tour is specially designed to bring together all of the best that Ancient Rome has to offer. Your English speaking colosseum tour guide will bring the ruins to life for you and your group in a way that is not possible without an expert leading the way.
Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 6 - Rome
Morning tour of the Vatican. Explore one of world’s most fascinating Meccas on the Vatican City Tour. Stroll the Vatican Museums, which house over 2000 rooms and 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the Museums brim with treasures and history. They will share the stories and secrets contained within the Museum’s walls, pleasures originally meant for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael’s Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter’s Square, as your guide points out Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion.
Day 7 - Tuscany
Take a train to Cortona. Transfer to Parco Fiorito to enjoy a real Tuscan experience with home made wine, olive oil and great slow food.
Day 8 - Tuscany
Day on your own to visit Cortona. Cortona is well known as being home to the best selling book and movie, "Under the Tuscan Sun", by Frances Mayes. The road up the hill winds through olive groves, vineyards, and farmhouses and arrives at the entrance of Cortona's ancient walls. The view of the valley below is one of the most spectacular in all of Italy, stretching out to Lake Trasimeno, Montepulciano and beyond. Along with museums, churches and other historical sights, Cortona offers a wealth of good restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment. It has successfully managed to retain its local, historical character without selling out to trinket-souvenir shops that have dominated so many other Italian towns.
Day 9 - Florence
Take a train to Florence. Check in at your hotel. Afternoon guided tour of the Accademia museum to admire the famous sculpture of the David by Michelangelo. Total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important works of art such as ''I Prigioni'' and ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model. He depicted a magnificent nude young man at the height of his physical vigour, whose intense expression of strength and courage, which originated from an absolute faith in God, roses as a symbol of power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic at the time of its maximum splendor.
Evening at leisure.
Day 10 - Florence
Morning tour of the Uffizi museums. You can’t leave Florence without visiting one of the most important art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio. You will be able to understand and observe how changes in the way of living and thinking - throughout history - are reflected in the arts.
Afternoon & evening at leisure.
Day 11 - Florence
Transfer to the airport. Return home with great memories.
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