Our guests will be staying four nights in Rome, two nights in Florence, two nights in Venice and 1 night in Assisi.
From the mentioned cities, you will enjoy daily excursions with van and driver-guide in accordance
with the following itinerary:
Day 1: Rome full day driving tour   Day 7: Bologna and Padua
Day 2: Vatican walking tour Day 8: Venice
Day 3: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day 9: Ravenna and Assisi
Day 4: Orvieto, Siena and San Gimignano Day 10: Tivoli
Day 5: Florence and Chianti area Day 11: Rome
Day 6: Lucca and Pisa  
 
Day 1:
Rome full day driving tour (8 hours)
In the morning, pick up from the Airport and taken to your hotel for check in.
You will begin your exciting discovery of Rome, by way of an 8-hour driving tour with a local driver-guide. Sites will include the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Capitol Hill, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, St. Peter Basilica, Gianicolo's Hill, the Jewish quarter
and the Catacombs. Lunch will be available in a typical restaurant on the Appian way.
Afterwards you will visit the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Circus Maximus and the Key Hole.
Van and driver-guide will be at your disposal for shopping.

Overnight in Rome.
 
Day 2:
Vatican walking tour (3 hours)
The guide will meet you at the hotel. You will be escorted on a 3-hour walking tour
with your guide-driver. Sites will include the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica.
Learn with us the meaning of Greek and Roman ancient art, and view stunning works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
Overnight in Rome.
 
Day 3: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast (11 hours)
This is a full day private trip from Rome to Pompeii, Positano and returning to Rome. It is a
van and walking tour to discover the most well preserved archeological area in the world as well as the spectacular Amalfi Coast.
After a pleasant drive along the mountainous landscape of Latium and Campania, we will reach Pompeii. It is set to the southwest of Mt. Vesuvius, not far from the Gulf of Naples. Pompeii is known throughout the world for its tragic destruction in 79 AD as a result of the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. It was miraculously discovery in the 18th century.
There are only a few other excavations in Italy that have such an obvious indication of just how the ancient Romans organized a city. You will see a particularly complete example of a market town, with clear distinctions between businesses, government, residential and public areas. During the walk among the well preserved buildings, you will learn about the daily life, religious beliefs and government organization in ancient Pompeii. There will be a 2-hour private tour with a local guide. After a spectacular drive along the stunning Sorrentina and Amalfi coasts, we'll reach Positano. Lunch will be served in a typical local restaurant with a marvelous view of the thyrrenian sea. This small fishing village is where the mountains rise, and they are covered by terraced white houses, gorgeous gardens and belvederes that all seem to tumble down to the see.
Overnight in Rome.
Driving times: From Rome to Pompeii takes 2 hours. To Positano 45 minutes.
  Day 4: full day trip on the Route between Rome and Florence (10 hours)
Our first stop will be in Orvieto to visit to this picturesque hill town in Umbria.
Its Medieval appearance has been preserved with its beautiful Romanesque and Gothic buildings. It is also famous for its fine wines, creative and colorful pottery and artisan shops. Our next stop will be Siena, the second most interesting town in Tuscany after Florence. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant.
On our way back to Florence, we'll stop in San Gimignano, a charming hill town which also has its Medieval look intact more completely than any other town in Tuscany. It is famous for numerous towers which make it conspicuous from a great distance. It also provides one of the most remarkable views in Italy, overlooking the surrounding rich agricultural land. It is here that its famous wine, notably the Vernaccia, has been produced since the 14th century. We'll then drive straight to Florence.

Overnight in Florence.
Driving times: From Rome to Orvieto takes 1 hour. To Siena takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.
To San Gimignano takes 40 minutes.
 


Day 5: Florence and Chianti area (8 hours)
This is a full day trip. Our tour-manager will pick you up at your hotel in Florence.
Sites will include the Cathedral of St. Maria del Fiore, Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio. We'll continue our tour through the Chianti district, Tuscany's most famous wine making region to indulge in some wine tasting.
Overnight in Florence.
Driving times: From Florence to Chianti takes 45 minutes.

 
Day 6:
Full day private trip from Florence to Lucca and Pisa and then back to Florence.
After a lovely drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, we'll reach Lucca. It is one
of the most beautiful small towns in Tuscany and is surrounded by magnificent 16th and 17th century ramparts. These are the most remarkable features because they preserve much of its Roman street plan and is especially rich in Romanesque churches.
Next stop will be in Pisa, a beautiful town located a few miles from the mouth of the Arno
River, and just a few miles from its Piazza del Duomo. Here you will see the beautiful Cathedral, the unique Leaning Tower and the Baptistery. There are more splendid monuments to see that were built during the 11th and 12th centuries which was when Pisa was a great Maritime Republic.
Overnight in Florence.
Driving times: From Florence to Pisa takes 1 hour. To Lucca takes 1 hour.
 


Day 7: full day trip on the route between Florence and Venice (8 hours)
The first stop will be in Bologna for a 2-hour tour with a local guide. Then lunch will be
served in a lovely restaurant.
We'll then drive to Padua where you will see some of its art treasures including the popular Basilica of St. Anthony. All are masterpieces from Italian art history. After driving a short distance, we'll be in the magnificent city of Venice.
Your private boat and escort will pick you up in the main square of Venice's Piazzale Roma and take you to your hotel.

Overnight in Venice
.
Driving times: From Florence to Bologna takes 1 hour. To Padua takes 1 hour. To Venice takes 30 minutes.

 


Day 8:
Venice tour (7 hours)
In the morning, there will be a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Sites will include
St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Lunch will be served in a lovely
restaurant. You'll then be escorted to Murano Island to have the opportunity to visit a glass factory where you will learn
about the art of blowing glass.
Overnight in Venice
.

 
Day 9:
full day trip on the route between Venice and Assisi (9 hours)
After a lovely drive along the Adriatic Coast we'll reach Ravenna.
There you will have the opportunity for a visit and wander on your own to experience
the highlights of this wonderful Bizantine citadel.
We'll then drive to Assisi, a well preserved Medieval town in the region of Umbria. It has
always been considered one of the most beautiful sights of Italy. Upon entering the town, you will inevitably sense the Franciscan atmosphere. Historical literature has always considered this small town to be the city of St. Francis who was born and raised there.
Overnight in Assisi.
Driving times: From Venice to Ravenna takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. To Assisi takes 2 hours and 40 minutes.
 
Day 10:
Tivoli trip (6 hours)
We'll take highway A1 and drive heading souht towards the Lazio region to discover Tivoli. this citadel offers you the opportunity to discover the beauties of the archeological site of the Roman Villa Adriana and the Renaissance Villa D'Este. They are splendid villas from two different ages. Lunch time will be served in an authentic local restaurant.
Transfer to Rome

Overnight in Rome
.
Driving times: From Assisi to Tivoli takes 2 hours. To Rome takes 40 minutes.
 
Day 11:
Transfer to the airport
In the morning we'll pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to Leonardi Da Vinci Airport.
 


The extensive tour is for a party of up to 15 people.

It includes:
Driver-tour-managers in each location during the ten day tour.
Driver's meals and hotels. Also included are private local guides
in Pompeii, Florence, Bologna, Venice.


Dear guest:
LA DOLCE VITA TOURS is a guided tour organization.
All the tours mentioned in this program do not include admission fees,
food and beverages, hotels, or airfares.
You may ask your trusted travel agent for reservations.
We are at your disposal to assist you in making your vacation
a truly memorable experience.

Please contact us for additional information and price estimates.

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