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10-Day Rome, Ponza, Tuscany & Florence

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Extraordinary Experiences

  • Discover how the real Italian gelato is made and make your own gelato the traditional way
  • Learn how to cook the best Italian food
  • Enter the historic boutique of Bulgari for the Bulgari experience
  • Enjoy a bike tour along the beautiful streets of Florence
  • Become the master of scents as you attend a workshop for the creation of your own fragrance
  • Go truffle hunting in Chianti area

Overview

Begin this wonderful 10-Day trip to Italy in Rome, the country's capital; a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display.

Here, you'll visit ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. You'll also have an exclusive breakfast at the Vatican Museum, enjoy a gelato-making class and a cooking class.

You'll then spend two free days in Ponza, a small island famed for its Blue Grottoes, which were created by the Etruscans. The island has many archaeological ruins visible everywhere, including Egyptian, Canaanite, Greek and Phoenician necropolis ruins in the middle of the island.

You'll then head to Florence where you'll stroll through its streets and alleys, admire Michelangelo's masterpiece "The David", and finish with the most beautiful and famous museum in the world, the Uffizi Gallery. Siena will be your last stop where you'll have the option to explore the Tuscan countryside on many different tours.
Sightseeing
Culture & Arts
Food & Drink
Cycling
Adventure
Outdoors & Nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Rome and Views

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Rome and Views

Your 10-day trip to Italy will start in the capital! In the afternoon, you will discover Rome with your professional guide. You'll start the tour from Palatine Hill where you can look out over Rome then continue to the Imperial Forums and the ruins of the Colosseum. After dinner, you'll have the option to discover the “Gianicolo”, a hill with a unique view over Rome where the Italians used to go with their lovers. The entire place surrounded by stars and love.

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    Accommodation

    Fortyseven Hotel4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Palatine Hill

    Roman Forum

    The Colosseum

    GianicoloOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport to Fortyseven Hotel

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    Destinations

    Rome

Day 2

Vatican Sightseeing & Gelato Making

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Vatican Sightseeing & Gelato Making

This morning you'll enjoy a unique breakfast in the Vatican Museums' courtyard before opening hours. You'll then visit the impressive St. Peter’s Square and Church with a guide and explore the Vatican Museums, Raffaello’s rooms and the Sistine Chapel. You'll also have the option of an exclusive visit to the Vatican Museums after the opening hours to attend the Pope's audience (only on Wednesday). In the afternoon, you can enjoy a class learning how to make Gelato.

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    Accommodation

    Fortyseven Hotel4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Vatican Museums

    Piazza San Pietro

    Sistine Chapel

    Gelato Making

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    Restaurants

    Vatican Museum

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Rome

    Holy See (Vatican City State)

Day 3

Cooking Class & Free Time

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 Cooking Class & Free Time

This morning your personal driver will pick you up for your cooking class, starting at Rome’s famous Esquilino market. You'll learn about the rich traditions of Roman food and select the fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare the dishes or pizza. In the afternoon, you'll have plenty of free time to explore Rome by yourself or by taking one of these many tours: Rome by bike, Bulgari Experience, Rome by Vespa, Tivoli tour, Castelli Romani tour or Ciociaria tour.

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    Accommodation

    Fortyseven Hotel4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Cooking Class & Market Tour

    Appian WayOptional Activity

    Free Time in Rome

    Bulgari ExperienceOptional Activity

    Rome Vespa TourOptional Activity

    Castelli Romani TourOptional Activity

    Ciociaria TourOptional Activity

    Villa d'EsteOptional Activity

    Tivoli TourOptional Activity

    Villa AdrianaOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Rome

    Marino

    Lazio

    Tivoli

Day 4

Continue Your 10-Day Trip to Italy in Ponza

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Continue Your 10-Day Trip to Italy in Ponza

This morning your personal driver will take you to Anzio (1 hour away from Rome), where you will board a ferry to Ponza. In Ponza, your personal driver will transfer you to your hotel. Ponza is the largest island of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago and was named after Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who tried Jesus of Nazareth for sedition against Roman rule. The island is renowned for being a Roman holiday destination and its food, views and relaxed vibe won't disappoint.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Chiaia di Luna4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Ponza

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    Transportations

    Limousine from Fortyseven Hotel to Hotel Chiaia di Luna

    Ferry from Anzio to Ponza

    Limousine from Ponza to Hotel Chiaia di Luna

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Rome

    Lazio

    Ponza

Day 5

Free Time in Ponza

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Free Time in Ponza

Ponza is a small island renowned for its pretty beaches, fisherman and good food. The Etruscans created the now famous Blue Grottoes, connecting the town of Ponza to the large sandy beach called Chiaia di Luna. The island has many archaeological ruins visible everywhere, including Egyptian, Canaanite, Greek, and Phoenician necropolis ruins in the middle of the island. During your time on Ponza, you can explore these ruins, relax on the beach and enjoy the fresh food.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Chiaia di Luna4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Ponza

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Lazio

    Ponza

Day 6

Travel to Florence & Explore

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Travel to Florence & Explore

This morning your personal driver will take you to the Ponza pier where you will board a ferry to Anzio. From the pier in Anzio, your driver will take you to your hotel in Florence. After checking in, you'll have the rest of the day to relax, explore Florence as you wish or head out on a tour. There are many ways to explore Florence and one of these could be by bicycle. You may also want to take a leather and jewellery tour, indulge in a perfume-making experience or visit the Boboli Gardens.

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    Accommodation

    Borghese Palace Art Hotel4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Free Time in Florence

    Florence Bike TourOptional Activity

    Florence Leather and Jewellery TourOptional Activity

    Perfume ExperienceOptional Activity

    Florence Gourmet TourOptional Activity

    Boboli GardensOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Limousine from Hotel Chiaia di Luna to Ponza

    Ferry from Ponza to Anzio

    Limousine from Anzio to Borghese Palace Art Hotel

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Lazio

    Florence

Day 7

Florence Sightseeing Tour

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Florence Sightseeing Tour

This morning you'll meet your personal guide for a historical walking tour, starting from Repubblica Square, the heart of the city. Stroll through streets and alleys of the medieval quarter to Palazzo del Bargello and Piazza della Signoria. Then, you'll visit the Santa Croce Church and Accademia Gallery with a room dedicated to Michelangelo. You'll then visit the Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery, home to works by one of the most important artists of all times.

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    Accommodation

    Borghese Palace Art Hotel4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Florence Historical Walking Tour

    Piazza della Repubblica

    Basilica of Santa CroceOptional Activity

    Gallerie dell'Accademia Florence

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Uffizi Gallery

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Florence

    Viterbo

Day 8

Explore the Tuscan Countryside

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Explore the Tuscan Countryside

This morning, you'll transfer to the Tuscan countryside. On the way, you will visit Siena's historical centre, see Piazza del Campo, the Tower of Mangia and the lively and narrow streets surrounded by romantic palaces. You'll also visit the stunning Gothic Cathedral with panoramic views. You'll then visit San Gimignano, known as the City of Beautiful Towers, a classic medieval walled hill with its 14 surviving medieval towers. You'll arrive at your hotel in the evening.

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    Accommodation

    CDH Hotel Radda4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Half-Day Tour to Siena and San Gimignano

    Siena Cathedral

    Piazza del Campo

    San Gimignano

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Florence to Siena

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Florence

    Siena

    San Gimignano

    Tuscany

Day 9

Searching Truffles & Optional Tours

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Searching Truffles & Optional Tours

Today you will meet up with your “Truffle Searching” expert of the San Miniato hills and his inseparable dog, who will lead for a walk in the woods with them and then a wonderful tasting lunch with truffles. In the afternoon, you can either enjoy some free time relaxing at your hotel or head out on a tour of the surrounding Chianti area. You can choose to take a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful countryside, an Ape Tuk Tuk tour or visit Montepulciano.

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    Accommodation

    CDH Hotel Radda4 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Truffle Hunting in Chianti Area

    ChiantiOptional Activity

    Hot Air Balloon Experience over ChiantiOptional Activity

    Ape Tuk Tuk ExperienceOptional Activity

    MontepulcianoOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Tuscany

    Florence

    Montepulciano

Day 10

Departure Day

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Departure Day

Your 10-day trip to Italy has sadly come to an end. This morning your personal driver will wait for you at the hotel lobby to take you to Florence airport to catch your flight back home.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from CDH Hotel Radda to Florence Airport, Peretola

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Tuscany

Included in Price

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 18 activities
  • 9 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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