Cultural Tours in Italy
As a unique travel destination, Italy needs little introduction. Italian culture, food, wine, history, fashion, and beautiful geography, and charm interests many travelers every year. Indulging in fine Italian cuisine and listening to locals speak in Italian is a very appealing aspect of visiting Italy and Rome. For cultural interests, the best tour of Italy would include many nights in Rome, days traveling the pastoral lands of Tuscany, and a trip to Naples. Rome itself has enough historic sites, museums, and special places to visit that your tour group could spend an entire week there and still not see everything the city has to offer.
Northern Italy: Milan and Venice
As a well-known city in the fashion industry, Milan is the largest and most populated city in Italy. With famous luxury car manufactures such as Lamborghini and Ferrari nearby, as well as many shopping centers, Milan is worth the visit. Only a few hours west lies the iconic city of Venice which consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges crossing its 150 canals.
Central Italy: Rome, Florence, Tuscany
Here you will find one the most visited destinations in the world. Rome is the country's capital and the heart of one of history's greatest empires. Sights you cannot miss in Rome include the Colosseum, Pantheon, and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Excursions north of Rome will take you to popular cities like Tuscany and Florence, discovering charming hill-top towns along the way like Perugia and Assisi. South of Rome will take you the famous city of Naples, the birthplace of pizza. While in the south of Italy, you would have to stop by Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii before traveling back to Rome.
AM: Experience the glory and history of Rome with visits to popular spots including: the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Foro Trajano, Bath of Caracalla the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, and the Villa Borghese gardens.
PM: Explore your own interests in Rome and rejuvenate for the next day of adventures.
(Sleep in Rome)
AM: Enjoy breakfast in Rome before heading to the Vatican for a guided tour.
PM: (11:00-5:00) Experience a guided tour of the Vatican by visting the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums which will include the Pio Clementino, the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the world famous St. Peter's Basilica.
(Sleep in Rome)
Charming Italian Countryside
AM: Travel only a few hours north to Assisi. Complete the morning with a brunch and check into local hotel.
PM: Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi with stops at San Damiano, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rocca Maggiore and the breathtaking view of the entire city from the Basilica di San Francesco. Throughout the day, experience the sheer beauty of Italy's rolling hills.
(Sleep near Perugia)
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