ITALY 101

Explore "La Bella Italia" from the Eternal City to

"La Serenissima"

Perhaps it’s your first time, or maybe you’ve been before, but it’s been a while, and now it’s time to share Italy with your family! You and your family/friends will be able to embrace la dolce vita, explore world-renowned cultural wonders, and uncover the fascinating history associated with Rome, Venice,  Florence, as well as the slower-paced beautiful Tuscan countryside.

UNIQUELY BETHESDA TRAVEL

“It All Starts with a Conversation!”

 

Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive in Rome, and Discover the City

 

Benvenuti! Meet our driver for your private transfer to centrally located hotel with time to rest up before PM guided visit of the Eternal City, including the Colosseum, the Forum, St. Peter in Chains and more

Day 2

Explore the Vatican Museums

Early morning guided pre-opening visit to the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Free afternoon at leisure to explore the charms of Rome. Get excited to catch the special flavors of Rome on the evening foodie stroll!! Buon appetito!

Day 3

Retrieve your Rental Car and Drive into the Beauty of Tuscany

You have the option of renting a car or using one of our personable private drivers. It’s time to hit the road and get your first taste of the alluring Tuscany. Consider a stop in Orvieto en route to your hotel in the Chianti wine region

Day

4 & 5

Free Days to Immerse in Tuscany’s Romantic Countryside

Two free days to enjoy the Tuscan countryside and the beautiful towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Cortona. Consider an authentic cooking class with our master chef or a visit to a family-owned winery! Pisa, Lucca,,, The possibilities are endless!

Day 6

On to Florence (Return Rental Car or by a Private Driver)

Fall in love with Renaissance Florence today. Return your car and check-in before a PM guided in-depth visit of the City of the Medici. We would love to share our favorite restaurant ideas with you!

Day 7

Discover Florence In-Depth 

Private sightseeing of the City of Medici in the morning to discover the secrets of Michelangelo’s treasures through the eyes of an art expert, including the David Statue and more. Free afternoon to visit Palazzo Pitti, the Bargello, or the Medici Chapels

Day 8

Venture to Venice

Experience the Italian speed train to Venice and private boat transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, explore the hidden corners and secret alleys of Venezia with our expert local guide. We have great restaurant suggestions to share as well!

Day 9

Glide through the Canals of Venice

 

Uncover the beauty of Venice by its rich history, the incredible maze of narrow streets and canals, the stunning architecture, and the colorful small islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by public “Vaporetto” or private boat and guide,,, What’s not to love?  

Day 10

Depart Venice

Meet your private boat for your airport transfer and home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!!

When should I go? 

Central Italy is a year-round destination. The winter months are very appealing due to their mild temperatures and  the lack of crowds, especially in the cities!

Call us now! Our experienced travel team is eager to listen to your interests and desires to craft a uniquely personalized itinerary. Remember! Our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!  

 

 Buon Viaggio!  We are just a phone call or an email away!

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