Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type Europe & Britain 2025 v1

Get set for one of our most glorious Italy trips, from the well-heeled streets of Milan to what was once the ?Eternal City' of Rome. Base yourself in the beautiful Italian Lakes for a few days of stunning scenery before the colorful Amalfi coast with its pretty cliffside villages and sun-kissed seaside vibe truly capture your heart.

Be My Guest
  • Florence Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room wi
Dining Summary
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Dinner (D)
Iconic Experience
  • Milan Explore Italy's renowned fashion capital with your Local Specialist. See the magnificent facade of Milan Cathedral, La Scala Theater and the glass-vaulted shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, lined with luxury boutiques.
  • Florence Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Rome Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a Local Specialist. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.
  • Pompeii Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
  • Positano Drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit this seaside town. See the pastel rainbow of colorful houses precariously stacked upon one another as if cascading from the hilltop to the water.
  • Rome Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Verona During an exploration of Verona, see Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Florence See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Monte Cassino See the abbey on Monte Cassino, founded by Saint Benedict in 529.
  • Vatican Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Venice Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • See the Abbey at Cassino
  • View the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, Lake Como, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome
  • Visit Amalfi Town, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • Discover Como, Verona, the Amalfi Coast and Venice
Whats Included
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

Call (412) 331-2244 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573243

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
13 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Italian LakesJourney to the Italian Lakes Stays With Stories: Stylish Baveno is our launchpad to the Italian Lakes where we spend the first night of our leisurely jaunt through Italy. After arriving in Lake Maggiore, unwind and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Admire the mesmerizing reflection of the surrounding peaks in the deep blue waters which make this one of Italy's most soul-stirring settings. Enjoy a leisurely stroll past exquisite lakeside villas and gardens before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Accommodations: Simplon
Day 2Lake MaggioreDiscover Fashionable Milan and Como: The runways of Milan take center stage today as we explore the fashion capital of Italy. Join a Local Specialist to see both the iconic and unexpected highlights of this hard-working city. Behold the exquisite Gothic architecture of the Duomo, decorated with over 3400 sculptures, the neoclassical La Scala Opera House and ornate Galleria with its imposing iron and glass-domed roof - of course, all in the company of the trendsetting Milanese. Head to the town of Como and stroll along the lakeside or wander the pretty streets and shop for silk scarves or soak up the atmosphere in a caffè.

Accommodations: Simplon
Day 3VeniceVenture to Verona and Venice: The tragic story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is revealed during our visit to romantic Verona, where we will view the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today. Indulge in a leisurely cappuccino stop in the city's beautiful Piazza Bra, admiring the imposing bronze statue of King Victor Emanuel II. Or shop up a storm on trendy Via Mazzini before continuing to Venice, where we will spend the next two nights.

Accommodations: Le Boulevard Lido
Day 4VeniceExplore the Floating City Make Travel Matter: Glide through the canals of Venice by private launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. On your unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, you'll witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing. Watch as the master craftsmen shape the molten glass into the exquisite works of art for which Venice is justifiably famous, then it's on to St. Mark's Square to admire the profound beauty of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. See the Bridge of Sighs, so named because of the sound prisoners would make when taking one last longing look at their beloved city before being imprisoned. Later, you'll have the rest of the day to indulge your inner explorer and discover the many treasures of Venice your way, or consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano, renowned for its colorful fishermen houses.

Accommodations: Le Boulevard Lido
Day 5FlorenceOnwards to Florence: From Venice, we cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance'. Consider joining your Travel Director for a traditional Florentine dinner in the heart of the Chianti Hills.

Accommodations: Grand Mediterraneo
Day 6FlorencePonte Vecchio and More in Florence Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals: This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the culture and history of Florence. We'll visit the Piazza del Duomo to view the multi-colored marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge that has straddled the Arno River for almost 700 years. Admire spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. This afternoon, consider an Optional Experience to visit hilltop San Gimignano. Join your fellow travelers this evening to Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest dinner set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

Accommodations: Grand Mediterraneo
Day 7Amalfi CoastOff to the Sunny Amalfi Coast: Journey south through the Arno Valley, passing the Bay of Naples bound for Maiori on the Amalfi Coast, where we will spend the next three nights. This evening we dine at our hotel.

Accommodations: San Pietro Maiori
Day 8Amalfi CoastUncover the Treasures of Amalfi: This morning travel to Amalfi, perched perfectly on this dramatic stretch of coastline. See the 10th century Sant'Andrea cathedral in the heart of the town, with its beautifully striped Byzantine façade, and soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Continue your exploration of the Amalfi Coast by joining an Optional Experience to beautiful Positano.

Accommodations: San Pietro Maiori
Day 9Amalfi CoastAmalfi Coast Your Way: Relax at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast or wander past fragrant lemon terraces. You have a full free day to indulge in your heart's desires - consider a fresh seafood lunch, from sea to table, or take a dip in the welcoming, warm Mediterranean waters.

Accommodations: San Pietro Maiori
Day 10RomeThe Ruins of Pompeii and on to Rome: Embark on a walking tour with a Local Specialist and discover the lost city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue to the 'Eternal City' of Rome later, enjoying views of the 6th century Benedictine Abbey in Cassino en route. Spend the evening exploring the extraordinary heritage of Rome, which spans millennia, or consider an Optional Experience to see the exquisite art and architecture of this one-time capital of the world.

Accommodations: Il Cantico
Day 11RomeExperience Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: Spend the morning in the Vatican City with a Local Specialist, visiting the imposing St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Consider an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with its exquisite frescoed ceilings crafted by Michelangelo. Then, cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that entertained thousands. This afternoon we have time to explore the city on our own terms. Perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome, soak up the coffee aromas on Piazza Navona or wander through the ruins of Palatine Hill.

Accommodations: Il Cantico
Day 12RomeRome Your Way: Indulge in a full free day to explore the passionate embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Ease into la dolce vita, or consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, where you can visit Villa d'Este with its magnificent Renaissance gardens and exquisite fountains. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director before bidding arrivederci to Rome.

Accommodations: Il Cantico
Day 13RomeArrivederci Italy: Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes to an end today.


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