Buongiorno Italia!

Romance. Arts. Gladiators.

Italy. Think Italy and you can quite easily conjure up images of valiant gladiators thrilling audiences in Rome’s ancient Colosseum. Attire yourself in elegant fashion with names like Gucci, Prada, Armani and Fendi. Become a part of Europe’s earliest civilization where roads that we drive along today were first developed. Revel in the romance of Italy’s famed operas, concert orchestras and theatrical performances. History has become Italy’s middle name, with inspirational marvels that include The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the frozen-in-time city of Pompeii beneath the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the vibrancy of Naples with its hydrofoils running from Molo Beverello to the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida, and Sardinia.

Italy boasts the world’s smallest independent city – Vatican City – adjacent to Rome and home to Pope Benedict XVI. Islands surrounding ‘the boot’ shaped mainland of Italy include Sicily, Sardinia, Capri and Elba, Napoleon’s retreat island. Bordering France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps you truly are seated in the center of Europe with easy access to so many intriguing parts of the Continent. Buongiorno Italia………the romance begins!

Experiences to Remember

Tour Murano Isle

Embark on a tour in one of seven smaller islands connected by bridges. This isle is home to famous churches (SS Maria and Donato) from the 7th century, and is known worldwide for blown glass.

Guided Tour, Doge’s Palace

Traverse the secret passages of Doge’s palace, experience the prisons and torture chambers of Venice. Hear stories about Casanova and view the largest oil painting in the world.

Float the Grand Canal

A singing gondolier propels you through the water, under bridges, balconies, beside cafes, and through the vibrant Venetian streetscape. Evenings are especially beautiful.

Visit the Accademia Gallery

Home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of David, the gallery’s collection has expanded to include works of the Florentine Gothic, Russian icons, and the Italian Renaissance/Baroque.

Cooking Class w/Lunch

This walking tour features a Roman’s perspective, as you and the chef obtain fresh ingredients from the local markets and he teaches you his secrets in the comfort of his own home.

Be a Gladiator

An especially thrilling experience for children, your gladiator instructor will teach you how to fight with authentic weapons of days past.

Hands-On Pizza

Learn from the best with an authentic pizza experience. Your teacher will guide you while preparing, and even give you the recipes in English so you can enjoy them forever.

Guided Tour, Chianti and Wine

A private car and driver delivers you to wine cellars, an olive oil mill, several wineries and a castle. Taste authentic local Chianti and wine.

Guided Tour, The Vatican

Gasp in awe as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Vatican. St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and other artistic masterpieces are just a taste of the myriad experiences that await you.

Day Trip, Pomeii and Mt. Vesuvius

Re-live ancient history with a guided tour of Europe’s only active volcano and learn about its infamous destruction of Pomeii.

Tour San Macro Square

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza S. Marco) was praised by Napoleon as the most beautiful drawing room in Europe. Its graceful Renaissance arches shelter some of the city’s most elegant shops and historic cafes.

Guided Espresso Tasting

Enjoy a guided tasting of different blends and discover why the Italians are the experts of blending coffee to prepare espresso. Experience one of the oldest coffee shops in Italy.

Guided Tour, Florence

Explore one of the world’s most artistic destinations, where the legacies of Donatello and Michelangelo permeate the city.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery

Absorb the artistic heritage of Florence through the sculptures, paintings, and tapestries of the Uffizi Gallery which boasts the title of oldest and most popular Italian museum.

Guided Tour, Rome

Known as the “Eternal City”, Rome offers a splendid mix of typical taverns, hidden places, centuries-old monuments and churches, as well as the Colosseum, Trevi fountain, Circus Maximus, catacombs, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, and much more.

Walking Guided Tour, Island of Capri

Experience the breathtaking scenery, interesting history, and the unrivaled Italian lifestyle up close and personally.

Limoncello Tasting

Discover the Italian liqueur “Limoncello” which is famous for its unique flavor, color, and scent. The spectacular Amalfi Coast hosts this amazing experience.

Food Culture

Widen your eyes and please your palette! Enjoy lunch at a native trattoria and try the best selection of Italian food such as truffle oil, truffle cream, pasta sauces, extra virgin olive oil, wine, dry pasta, parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and much more.

15th Century Banquet

Enjoy an unforgettable renaissance banquet with music and costume in a noble residence. Waiters, musicians, dancers and even a jester will transport you to the past.

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