Splendours of Italy

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Embrace excess as you travel the length and breadth of 'la bella Italia'. From the former capital of the world to the sun-kissed south, the shimmering Italian Lakes to quiet contemplation in Assisi, the birthplace of the Renaissance to the Bay of Naples – this grand 13 day exploration of Italy will reveal why Verdi proclaimed he would gladly exchange the enti...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Embrace excess as you travel the length and breadth of 'la bella Italia'. From the former capital of the world to the sun-kissed south, the shimmering Italian Lakes to quiet contemplation in Assisi, the birthplace of the Renaissance to the Bay of Naples – this grand 13 day exploration of Italy will reveal why Verdi proclaimed he would gladly exchange the entire universe for Italy. One day you may feel the same.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityRome
End CityRome

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • Switzerland
  • Italy


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
    • City orientation tours
    • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
    • Extensive variety of Choice Experiences
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.


Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive Rome

Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure that starts and ends in the 'Eternal City' of Rome. You'll see reminders of an ancient world, a holy empire and the Renaissance around every turn should you wish to spend the day exploring on yo...

Day 2: Rome sightseeing and free time

Take a moment. Standing in St. Peter's Square, you are in the midst of the world's holiest Catholic shrine – where people have worshipped since the fourth century. This expansive place of pilgrimage and prayer gives way to the lofty vaults of one of the greatest churc...

Day 3: Rome – Bay of Naples

This morning, consider joining an Optional Experience to the Roman Forum and explore the impressive meeting place of Ancient Rome. Then the Bay of Naples beckons and you'll head south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino, the site of fierce battles during World War II. Per...

Day 4: Sorrento excursion

Today you'll take a scenic journey along the craggy Mediterranean coast, tracing the footsteps of artists, writers and high society who have long revered the sweet shores of Sorrento. Centuries on, there are no signs of the hypnotic sirens that once tempted soldiers t...

Day 5: Bay of Naples – Assisi

Enjoy a relaxing morning, unless you choose to join an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Buried under ash when Vesuvius blew her top, Pompeii remains frozen in time and your Local Specialist will reveal what life wa...

Day 6: Assisi – Venice (Oriago)

Today we cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains bound for the charismatic calle of Venice, once a maritime powerhouse whose influences can be found all across the Eastern Mediterranean. The winged lion remains an enduring symbol of Venice, and is an image you'll see of...

Day 7: Venice orientation and free time

We take to the waters of the lagoon and cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, the gateway to the city. Admire the ornate Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs, whose bittersweet views once elicited sighs from prisoners who were unlik...

Day 8: Venice – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (Saronno)

From Roman ruins to Romeo and Juliet, Verona certainly is the stuff of legends. Our first stop today is the city that served as the backdrop for Shakespeare's famous love story and you'll have an opportunity to view the very balcony where the fictional Juliet once cal...

Day 9: Free day or Milan and Lake Como excursion

You have the whole day free to relax at the hotel pool, perhaps lace up your walking shoes for a stroll or simply people-watch with an Aperol Spritz in hand. Alternatively, consider an Optional Experience to stunning Lake Como with a leisurely cruise on its glacial wa...

Day 10: Italian Lakes region – Pisa – Florence (Prato)

You’ve always wanted to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and now you’re here! We’ll take you to snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the famous leaning tower, then there's time to admire Pisa's Romanesque Square of Miracles in all its marble glory. The structure...

Day 11: Florence sightseeing and free time

No expense was spared enriching the city of Florence through art and architecture and you'll see first-hand how this city paved its way to the modern age. Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating account of Florentine history during a walking tour of its...

Day 12: Florence – Siena – Rome

Siena's fortified walls, towers and palaces emerge from the rolling countryside on your journey through the beautiful Chianti region. This former economic and military power today hosts the Palio horse race, injecting a shot of color amidst the burnt sienna façades of...

Day 13: Depart Rome

The Italian dream of eating well, laughing often and loving much will linger long after your Splendors of Italy tour comes to an end this morning. Say a fond arrivederci to your travel companions and Travel Director, reminiscing over epic shared memories along this unforgettable journey through Italy.


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Last Updated: 7/10/2024
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Jul 2024

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beautiful itinerary, we had the chance to know Italy's most remarkable landmarks


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Better hotels closer to town Option to drive us to town Bett...


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The Hotels, Somewhere better than other, we do not recommend Hotel La Panoramica at all dinner and breakfast was very bad I wish the hotel locations were closer to t...


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Jul 2024

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Itinerary did not include some major, classic sights of Italy. Statue...


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Itinerary was instrumental in selecting this trip. Enjoyed our trip and hotels were as expected except for one. Unfortunately advertised hotel (overlooking bay of Na...

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  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
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