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Italy

Italian Renaissance

Embark on a journey to three iconic cities - Venice, Florence and Rome. Revel in their rich history and admire some of the world's most esteemed artworks, architecture, and culture. From meandering down cobblestone streets overlooking canals in Venice, viewing world-famous works set against Florentine views like that of Michelangelo’s David statue or the ornate famous Sistine Chapel ceiling within Vatican City walls in Rome - your Italian Renaissance journey is sure to leave a lasting impact.

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Our expertly crafted itineraries will take you off the beaten path and give you a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. We will customize any vacation to your interests, pace and trip duration.

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ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

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3 nights in Venice

Venice, a city of canals and historic architecture, is a place to explore and discover. With a history that dates back to the 5th century, the city is one of the most unique in Europe. Characterized by its canals, bridges and narrow alleyways, Venice's architecture is a blend of Gothic, Byzantine and Renaissance influences. Popular attractions include the Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal.

 

For those looking for a more off-the-beaten-path experience, consider a visit to the islands of Murano and Burano, where you can watch the artisans at work, or explore the many small islands that make up the Venice Lagoon.

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Doge's Palace Secret Passages & St. Mark's Basilica

Experience the opulence of Venice's history and culture with a behind-the-scenes visit to the Doge's Palace and St Marks Basilica. At the Doge's Palace, explore the secret archives, offices, torture chambers, palace attic, and top-security prison cells - including that of the famed Casanova. Then, at St Marks Basilica, admire 4000 sq.mt of mesmerizing mosaics, as you take in the awe-inspiring architecture and intricate design. Discover the beauty and grandeur of Venice with a visit to these two iconic sites.

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Murano - Island of Glass

Murano is a picturesque island in the Venetian Lagoon, just north of Venice. It is renowned for its centuries-long history of glass making, with artisans having perfected their techniques of glass blowing and sculpting here since the 13th century.

 

Today, Murano’s glass industry continues to produce unique works of art, from ornate chandeliers to delicate glass figurines. Visitors to Murano can explore the island’s many glass boutiques and watch artisans at work in the legendary glass furnaces.

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Renaissance Art Tour

Explore the culture and beauty of the Renaissance period when you visit Venice! On this tour, you will have the chance to dive into the high Renaissance in the city and examine the work of Titian, Tintoretto, and other masters as they reflect this pivotal period in Venetian art.

 

You will also visit two major monuments in Venice—the Scuola di San Rocco and the Basilica dei Frari—providing a unique insight into the city's history. This is an excellent, in-depth tour for art lovers, sure to broaden your understanding of Renaissance art.

Sleep

We have direct partnerships with more than 4,500 hotels and travel providers around the world, including Virtuoso, Four Seasons and Design Hotels.

 

Say hello to room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort and spa credits, and, last but definitely not least, you’ll get all of this for the best available rate you’d find online.

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Hotel Cipriani

5-star luxury hotel on the private island of Giudecca. Perfectly situated on the waterfront of the Grand Canal with breathtaking views of the Venetian Lagoon and the city of Venice. 

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The Gritti Palace

Historic and luxurious hotel located in the heart of Venice, Italy. This iconic hotel, which dates back to the 16th century, offers stunning views of the Grand Canal and the city's iconic landmarks.  

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3 nights in Florence

Florence is one of Italy's most celebrated cities, known for its rich history and stunning renaissance architecture. Founded in the 1st century BC, Florence has long been a cultural and economic center, and is renowned for its art, architecture, and monuments.

 

The highlight of Florence is the iconic Duomo di Firenze, a stunning cathedral built in the 14th century. Visitors can explore its many galleries, churches, and piazzas, or take in the views of the Arno River.

 

From the Uffizi Gallery to the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence is a must-see destination for anyone looking for a glimpse into the artistic and architectural wonders of the Renaissance.

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Medici History Tour

The Medici family is a prominent Italian family whose involvement in Florence's politics and culture dates back to the 13th century. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Medici family rose to power and became a major influence in Florence.

 

Through their patronage, they supported the arts, culture, and education, helping to make Florence a world-renowned center of Renaissance art and culture. Today, the Medici family's legacy can be seen throughout the city, from the architecture to the significant art collections. 

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Tuscan Gastronomy

Experience the best of Italian gastronomy with this amazing food and wine tour! Join a local chef and food writer in Florence for a unique and unforgettable tour of the city's renowned culinary traditions.

 

Learn about the recipes, ingredients, and techniques used in Italian cooking as you explore the city's best restaurants and bars. Sample the delicious local wines and delicacies, and get a true taste of Italy in an unforgettable gastronomic experience

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Chianti Vineries & Villages

The Chianti wine region in Tuscany is an idyllic destination for wine lovers. Visit the charming towns of Greve and Castellina in Chianti and go on a wine-tasting journey through the vineyards of this beautiful region. Sample the full-bodied flavor of the traditional red Chianti wine, made from Sangiovese grapes and blended with other local varieties. Relax in the stunning countryside of the Chianti region and savor the exquisite tastes of the local wines.

Sleep

We have direct partnerships with more than 4,500 hotels and travel providers around the world, including Virtuoso, Four Seasons and Design Hotels.

 

Say hello to room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort and spa credits, and, last but definitely not least, you’ll get all of this for the best available rate you’d find online.

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Villa San Michele

Surrounded by lush trees and terraced gardens with views down to Florence, the location is hard to beat. Step inside and experience the beauty of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy's culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries.

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4F Boutique Hotel

Contemporary design and modern amenities provide the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication. Enjoy stunning views of the city, fine dining and personalized service at this four-star boutique hotel located in the heart of Florence. 

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3 nights in Rome

Rome is an ancient city with a rich history and architecture. As the capital of Italy, Rome was the center of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and has been the seat of the Papacy for centuries.

 

Home to numerous monuments, palaces, churches, and other structures, Rome is a living example of the grandeur of the Roman Empire. From the iconic Colosseum to the Pantheon, a visit to Rome is sure to be filled with awe inspiring sights of ancient and modern architecture.

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Vatican At Night

The Vatican is one of the most renowned destinations in the world. Explore the beautiful Sistine Chapel, the breathtaking Courtyard of the Pinecone, the majestic Belvedere Courtyard and the impressive Gallery of the Candelabra. Get lost in the fascinating history and art of this spectacular city-state and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Underground Rome & Catacombs

Visit the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, the largest and oldest underground Christian cemetery in the world! Explore three underground levels, hidden beneath the church and a mysterious ancient Mithraic temple, and see the oldest Christian images and the haunting underground church of Santi Nereo ed Achilleo.

 

Don't forget to visit the beautiful basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano while you're there. Experience a unique glimpse of Rome's past and see the artifacts and paintings that have been preserved for thousands of years.

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Ancient Rome 

The Colosseum is an iconic landmark located in Rome, Italy. It is one of the most recognized monuments in the world. The Colosseum has been preserved for thousands of years and is a must-see for anyone visiting Rome. Adjacent to the Colosseum is the Palatine Hill, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the Roman Forum.

 

The Roman Forum was once the central marketplace for ordinary citizens and noblemen to conduct their daily business. Take a step back in time and explore this incredible ancient structure.

Sleep

We have direct partnerships with more than 4,500 hotels and travel providers around the world, including Virtuoso, Four Seasons and Design Hotels.

 

Say hello to room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort and spa credits, and, last but definitely not least, you’ll get all of this for the best available rate you’d find online.

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Bulgari Hotel

The Hotel represents a new expression of the Bulgari spirit in the Eternal City. An instantly iconic destination given Rome’s role as Bulgari’s hometown and endless font of inspiration, the new property occupies an illustrious address at Piazza Augusto Imperatore in the heart of the Campo Marzio district. 

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The Hoxton

Luxurious hotel situated in the heart of Rome. It offers a perfect blend of modern and classic design, with contemporary amenities to make your stay comfortable. With its convenient location, the Hoxton Rome is a great option for tourists who want to explore the city's many attractions. 

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