Lake Como, Florence & Rome

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Embark on an Italian adventure! You'll start off in the Como area, where you'll be surrounded by the stunning lakes of Como. Enjoy post-card worthy views as you explore the surrounding lush gardens and historical villas. You'll then continue to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Every street, piazza, and alleyway is haunted with the city's renaissance ...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Private Florence Guided City Tour with Accademia Gallery (FLR2E)
    • Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (Green Line) - 48 hours

What's this trip about?

    Embark on an Italian adventure! You'll start off in the Como area, where you'll be surrounded by the stunning lakes of Como. Enjoy post-card worthy views as you explore the surrounding lush gardens and historical villas. You'll then continue to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Every street, piazza, and alleyway is haunted with the city's renaissance past. Florence is often referred to as an open-air gallery, and it's not hard to see why; you'll see masterpieces from Michelozzo to Brunelleschi sprinkled throughout the city. Enjoy a guided tour through the city, from the breathtaking Duomo to the Accademia, where you can stare into the eyes of Michelangelo's David.  Your adventure ends in the vibrant capital city: Rome! Here you can explore ancient ruins, pay homage to important religious sites, and experience some of the world's most iconic works of art, from Raphael's School of Athens to Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityMilan
End CityItaly

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Train & Rail Journeys


  • Europe
  • Italy


  • Florence
  • Rome


  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Round-trip airfare into Milan (MXP), out of Rome (FCO)
    • Round-trip airport transfers on arrival and departure
    • 3 nights in Como at the Hotel Metropole Suisse or similar
    • Standard class rail from Como to Florence
    • 2 nights in Florence at the San Gallo Palace or similar
    • Florence guided city tour with Accademia Gallery
    • Standard class rail from Florence to Rome
    • 3 nights in Rome at the Hotel Dei Mellini or similar
    • Rome Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Pass (48-hours)
    • Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel – St. Peter’s Basilica Small Group Tour

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Day 1 Welcome to Milan!

Arrive in Milan Airport (MXP), and enjoy a transfer to your first accommodation in Como. Spend the rest of the day in this city at the southern tip of Lake Como at your leisure. 

Day 2 Como

Thanks to its role in many Hollywood hits, Villa Balbianello is one of the most recognizable highlights of Lake Como. Explore its breathtaking architecture, then wind down and enjoy dramatic views of the surrounding lake.

Day 3 Como

Consider visiting Varenna today to see its 11th-century castle that dominates the skyline. Explore the villas and gardens that make up this Lake Como treasure, or simple relax and revel in the views below, freshly-brewed cappuccino in hand. 

Day 4 Como - Florence

Take the train to Florence today; enjoy breathtaking views of Tuscany's winding roads and vineyards scattered throughout the countryside as you make your way. 

Florence is not only the birthplace of the Renaissance, but also the birthplace of the inventor of gelato! End your first night in Florence on a sweet note by treating yourself to a serving of the sweet stuff.

Day 5 Florence

Discover the exciting culture, dynamic atmosphere, and all of the history that exists in this vibrant city with your included guided Florence tour.

You’ll be driven up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, where you’ll stop to admire th...

Day 6 Florence - Rome

Hop on the train and embark on the next leg of your adventure to Italy's capital city of Rome.

On your first evening, consider taking a stroll through the city and experiencing the highlights illuminated come nightfall. 

Day 7 Rome

Activate your hop-on/hop-off bus pass today. Uncover the secrets of ancient Rome with a visit to the ruins, let the art of Michelangelo move and inspire you, and even get a glimpse into Rome's gladiator past at the Colosseum. 

Day 8 Rome

Continue making use of your hop-on/hop-off bus pass. Hop off at Saint Peter's Basilica and spend some time in Vatican City. Make use of your Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel – St. Peter’s Basilica Small Group Tour; discover the iconic masterpieces that line its...

Day 9 Depart Italy

In accordance with your flight, enjoy a transfer from your hotel to Rome Airport (FCO).

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Last Updated: 4/15/2024

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