Rome & Area
Amalfi Coast & Islands
Rome, Florence, Positano and Venice; why not spend your Honeymoon in the most romantic cities in all of Italy! Start in Rome, the eternal city that has much to offer so you won't miss out on any of the major sights either. Your private guide will show you the most spectacular monuments including the Vatican, and Colosseum. From Rome, move South to the Amalfi coast that has one of the most stunning coastlines in Italy. With winding coastal roads, quaint hilltop villages and rocky outcrops peaking up from the azure waters, the ever-changing views as you travel along the peninsula make for a breathtaking experience. Head out to Florence to explore Tuscany. Your taste buds will enjoy the private wine tasting in Chianti before you continue to Venice. Romantic gondola rides await. Smile - for what worries can you possibly have when everything is looked after seamlessly for you from start to finish... Bravo!
Includes private transfers, train connections and private and optional activities.
Upon your arrival into Rome today, a meet & greet service will be provided. A representative, whom has been authorised to enter the customs area, will be waiting for you. For your added comfort, this representative will assist you with collecting your luggage and then take you to your private chauffeur. After co-ordinating and introducing you to your chauffeur, this representative will accompany you from the airport to your accommodation. Upon your arrival to your accommodation your representative will aid you in unloading your luggage.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
The Rose Garden Palace (4*) is located on Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome a mere forty five minutes away from the Fiumicino Airport. This historical property is situated in the heart of the city centre and features fifty-seven elegantly designed guest rooms and eight contemporary and spacious suites. Feast like royalty with menus that feature delicious Italian delicacies and international specialities at the onsite, "A La-Carte" Restaurant. Wonder through the hotels garden area hosting beautiful floral compositions and hand-crafted modern sculptures. The Rose Garden Palace also boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxing whirlpool and soothing sauna. The property is within walking distance to some of Rome's most famous landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and various Baroque inspired churches.
Discover "The Eternal City" of Rome on foot today during this 4 hour guided tour accompanied by a local expert. Be sure to have your camera ready as many photo opportunities present themselves including stops at the Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Navona Square.
The sprawling grounds around the Villa Borghese are perfect for an afternoon picnic. Stop for supplies at a local grocer (panini buns, cheese, prosciutto, and perhaps a nice bottle of Chianti?) and head towards the Spanish Steps at the northern edge of the city. Climb the grand, sweeping steps to the twin bell towers of the Chiesa Trinita dei Monti, commissioned in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V and designed by Giacomo Della Porta, a follower of Michelangelo, and enjoy the stunning views of the Roman rooftops. At the top of the steps, take a right along Via Sistina and a left into Via Francesco Crispi. Then follow the Aurelian wall (the ancient Roman city wall) until you arrive at Via Vittorio Veneto. Turn left and enter the Villa Borghese gardens on your right. Walk along the tree-lined Viale Del Museo Borghese to the stunning Museo e Galleria Borghese, home to stunning Renaissance masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, and Canova. You can pre-book tickets online at www.ticketeria.it (tickets purchased locally and not included in the price of your tour). After the museum, head down Via dell'Uccelliera and stop in at the city zoo, called the Bioparco (tickets purchased locally and not included in the price of your tour). After the zoo, follow Viale Del Giardino Zoologico down to the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, home to the masterpieces of the Italian impressionists (tickets purchased locally and not included in tour price). After all the walking, animal watching, and masterpiece oggling, it's time for lunch! Head down the grand steps in front of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna and follow Via Madama Letizia. After a short walk you'll see a pretty lake with an island temple on it. The temple is called the Tempio de Esculapio and was designed by the 18th-century architect Antonio Asprucci and is dedicated to the Roman god of health. Find a quiet scrap of grass here, unpack your lunch, and enjoy a beautiful sunny Roman afternoon in the park!
Hop aboard you’re privately driven, accompanied by an experienced local guide, outside your hotel for a 4 hour cultural journey through the center of Christianity, the Vatican. You're sure to be fascinated by the impressive collection of art and sculpture at the Vatican Museum and surely awe-struck by Michelangelo's surreal masterpiece which illuminates the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. His conception and execution of both the "Creation of the World" and "Last Judgment" are to this day hailed as one of the world's greatest achievements in art. Marvel at the Baroque and Renaissance inspired magnificence that is St. Peter's Basilica; featuring some 800 plus pillars, 44 altars and numerous heavenly created sculptures and paintings. Constructed over 100 years, St. Peter's Basilica is by far the largest and most renowned Catholic Church in the World. Whilst touring this holy hollows, speaking at a high tone is not permitted, so for this reason you will provided with a radio headset which your guide will whisper descriptions and information regarding this epic monument of Christianity. Upon completion of the tour, a return transfer to your hotel is provided.
Dinner is at leisure this evening. Some suggestions that you may consider for fine dining are: La Pergola (3 Michelin stars), Il Pagliaccio (2 Michelin stars), Agata e Romeo (1 Michelin star), Il Convivio-Troianior L’Altro Mastai (Paid locally).
A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer to the train station today.
Enjoy the train transfer from Rome to Naples. Travel time is approx. 1 hour 10 min.
Meet your driver for a private transfer from Naples to Positano today.
The distinguished Le Sirenuse, (5*) a unique luxurious hotel in an 18th-century villa, is still privately owned by the family of the Marchesi Sersale. The hotel is centrally located in one of the most desirable hillside vantage points in Positano, overlooking the beach. Quiet elegance and intimate European charm are reflected by the antiques and keen attention to detail throughout the hotel. With the sea straight ahead, the village of baroque houses climbing the hill to the right, the view from the terraces is breathtaking. The hotel has a pool terrace, outdoor terraces, an indoor restaurant and spa.
Enjoy time at leisure at the sumptuous Le Sirenuse hotel, relaxing on the terrace, poolside, or availing of one of the many treatments available in the state of the art spa. Alternatively, consider taking a private half or full day excursion to one of the many places of interest in the area including Cumae, which is the site of the most important Greek settlement in Italy, Caserta, with it's magnificent Royal palace and quaint medieval village, as well as the historical centre of Naples.
Enjoy a half day private tour of the Amalfi coast with an English speaking guide, private vehicle and driver. You will get to visit the picturesque town of Ravello, some 5km from Amalfi, has a number of must-see sites including the Villa Rufolo, from the XII century, built by the Rufolo's family and Villa Cimbrone, due to their splendor and decor. Both villas have an amazingly beautiful garden to visit. Indeed, from Villa Cimbrone, you can admire one of the best panoramic views of Italy, on all the Amalfi Coast, and on the Coast of Cilento. The pretty town of Amalfi features a series of white houses, most with barrel vault ceilings and built on terraces within a picturesque web of alleys and stairways. The main monument and symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St. Andrew, preceded by an imposing staircase. Further along the coast lies the town of Cetara. For centuries, it was influenced by the financial and spiritual fortunes of the Benedictine abbey in Cava dei Tirreni; nowadays it is dominated by its busy fishing harbor.
Enjoy lunch at leisure in either the towns of Amalfi or Ravello. A good spot in Amalfi is Pizzeria da Maria- indeed it has been listed as as one of the ten best pizzerias on the Amalfi Coast in more than 1 guidebook. In addition to a selection of pizzas, a wide variety of seafood dishes, and a few pasta dishes are served. Alternatively, Il Mulino, a 200m walk uphill from the town square is another good choice. if you feel like a fine dining experience for lunch (or indeed for dinner), the Villa Cibrone is an excellent choice and is in a fantastically beautiful location. Come before 6pm and you can stroll through the property's extensive landscaped gardens, and take in the marvellous sweeping views of the bay. This place comes highly recommended!
Meet your driver for a private transfer from Positano to Naples today.
Travel from Naples to Florence by train. Journey will take approximately 3 hours.
A train station transfer service is provided for today in Florence. Enjoy the added comfort of riding in a privately driven vehicle.
The Hotel Brunelleschi (4*) is located in the historical centre of Florence, a stone’s throw from the Uffizi Gallery, the “Piazza della Signoria” and one of the world’s most famous shopping streets. The Brunelleschi has 96 rooms and suites, spectacular views of the “Duomo”, a restaurant, and a gym. The hotel has been created within a circular Byzantine tower and a medieval church, entirely reconstructed, but keeping the original characteristics of the buildings. Inside you can find a private museum in which is conserved the architectural ruins discovered during the restoration of the buildings. This hotel is also featured at the end of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”.
Travel back to the Renaissance period during this half day walking tour that explores the renowned Italian city of Florence. This guided tour ensures that you visit some of the many landmarks and sites that have made Florence a global tourist hub, and one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This walking tour begins with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, boasting some true masterpieces of art including Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation.” The tour continues with a walk through the Signoria Square to marvel at the re-created duplicate of Michelangelo’s statue of “David.” Next is a visit to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, which translates to “old-bridge,” dating back to 1345, this bridge was actually built to replace the once previous bridge structure that was unfortunately swept away during a vicious flood. Along either end of the bridge, take this opportunity to view, and purchase if you’d like, some of the many items for sale including souvenirs, snacks and jewelry. Your final visits on this tour include stops at the 14th century Cathedral Square to view the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
You will be met at the hotel by your private driver for a panoramic drive for approximate 1.25 hrs to San Gimignano recently the landmark for the highly successful movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Explore this beautiful town independently, viewing the "Manhattan of Tuscany" skyline, bristling with a large number of towers dating back to the 11th and 13th centuries. Enjoy a typical local meal in a nearby farmhouse before continuing to Siena an hour away. Upon arrival in Siena you will meet your English speaking guide to begin your guided walk to explore Siena, amazingly rich in masterpieces of art and rising above three hills, you will walk to the Piazza del Campo, the square where the world famous folkloric event called Palio Horse Racing takes place twice a year during the summer. Discover this fan-shaped, gently sloping square is lined with marvelous buildings like the City Hall, erected in the 13th century, and the Torre del Mangia bell tower, rising 102 meters high. The Sansedoni Palace and the Gaiai Fountain are also close by. You also get to see the exterior views of the gothic-style Duomo of Siena dating back to the 12th century and the Battistero, both adorned with a variety of frescoes, sculptures and painting masterpieces created by some of Italy’s most famous artists. Some free time will later be provided before returning back to the your hotel. Wine tasting and lunch at Local Farmhouse in San Gimignano included.
Meet your driver for a private transfer from Florence to Venice, with a 2 hours stop in Verona to see Juliet's balcony and lunch at leisure.
Palazzo Sant'Angelo Canal Grande (4*) is a charming hotel housed in a noble building, elegantly restored and completely furnished in Venetian style, is located in the heart of Venice on Canal Grande, between the Rialto and Accademia bridges. The welcoming hall, with splendid original Palladian pavement, is decorated with warm colours and an old stone fireplace. From the hall windows guests can enjoy a wonderful view on Canal Grande.
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
Any trip to Venice needs at least one romantic gondola ride, a form of transportation daying back to the 16th century, created specifically for the Venetian waterways. Board a traditional craft, riding up to four per gondola, and begin your 35 minute non-narrated ride through some the city’s canals. See the reflections of colourful buildings dance on the ripples below. To complete the setting, a singer and accordionist will accompany you while sipping a glass of sparkling white wine (Prosecco).
Take a private water taxi for an airport transfer.
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