From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Head to the storied Amalfi Coast, experiencing this stunning region by sea and by land and visiting Pompeii’s exquisite ruins. Continuing on to the Eternal City for a three-night stay, tour the Colosseum, the Forum, monumental St. Peter’s Square, and the sublime Sistine Chapel, and explore independently. Spend three nights in Italy’s “green heart” of Umbria, enjoying a cooking demonstration in Orvieto and a visit to beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour splendid Siena. Discover Florence, living monument to the Renaissance, and encounter classic Tuscany in the hill town of San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
Stunning Amalfi Coast • Ruins at Pompeii • Amalfi Coast cruise • Rome sightseeing, including St. Peter’s Square, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Forum • Pastoral Umbria, the “green heart” of Italy • Italian cooking demonstration • Visit to the walled city of Assisi • Comprehensive Tuscany sightseeing: San Gimignano, Siena, Florence • Local wine tasting • Timeless Venice • Three-night stays in intimate small hotels in Amalfi, Tuscany, and Umbria
Day 1. Depart U.S. for Naples
Day 2-4. Amalfi Hotel San Francesco
Day 5-7. Rome Empire Palace Hotel
Day 8-10. Orvieto Grand Hotel Italia (Umbria) Barberino
Day 11-13. Val d’Elsa Villa San Filippo
Day 14-15. Venice Carnival Palace Hotel
Day 16. Depart Venice for U.S.