Day 1 – Rome: Welcome to Rome
Your adventure begins by flying into Rome’s airport where you’ll be welcomed by our driver who will provide private transfer to your hotel that overlooks the city’s most iconic symbol, the Roman Colosseum. While you’re here, you’ll enjoy a much more in-depth look during an upcoming tour. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. You might capture a selfie in front of the Colosseum or enjoy a short walk to Palatine Hill with shady trees ideal for quiet strolls while overlooking the Roman Forum with a view of hundreds of ruins of buildings that were created for high Roman society. There are also many cafes with outdoor seating for relaxing with a glass of wine while soaking up the atmosphere.
Day 2 – Rome: Private Rome Covered by Electric Tuk Tuk
Today you’ll get an excellent overview of the city by electric tuk tuk. This three-hour tour provides a perfect intro to all the major points of interest while traveling in comfort and style. Your driver will point out the many iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and Roman Forum, which served as the hub for political, religious, and social life during the Roman Empire. You’ll see famous Trevi Fountain, a Baroque wonder. Water flows from rocks beneath the feet of Neptune, Triton, and seahorses into a large pool where tourist toss three coins which legend tells provides benefits like finding your true love or being able to return to the city. Conclude by ascending Janiculum Hill for a jaw-dropping panoramic view across Rome.
Day 3 – Rome: Depths of Rome Underground Colosseum and Forum Tour
You’ll get to know the Roman Colosseum and Forum on a much more personal basis today by joining your private driver/guide for an unforgettable experience with exclusive access to special areas the general public can’t reach. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans, entering the arena where tens of thousands of spectators watched brutal battles between man and beast, theatrical performances, gladiator contests, and more. Then head underground into the dungeons to see the tunnel gladiators used to enter the arena while your guide reveals the stories behind the complex labyrinth below the arena, including traces of a flooding system that was used for battles in the water and accidental fires. Afterward, visit Palatine Hill and then descend to the Roman Forum below.
Day 4 – Sorrento: Transfer from Rome
It’s time to say farewell to Rome. Your driver will meet you at your hotel for private transfer to Rome Termini Train Station. You’ll hop on the highspeed train for the 1.5-hour ride to Naples, with another driver to meet you upon arrival, providing private transfer to Sorrento, the western gateway to the Amalfi Coast and one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Get settled into your 5-star hotel, housed in a former aristocrat’s villa overlooking the Gulf of Naples. After unwinding a bit, you might want to head to the heart of town, Piazza Tasso. Less than a 10- minute walk from the hotel, it’s the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy coffee, wine, or Sorrento’s famous limoncello while people-watching.
Day 5 – Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Highlights
An enchanting full-day private tour with bring you to explore the Amalfi Coast with your own driver-guide. While it can be customized to your particular interests, the itinerary typically starts in the small village of Positano, the crown jewel of the coast, and a vision of pastel-painted homes tightly clinging to the cliffs while alleyways draped in bougainvillea snake down to the sea. Much like it was a century ago thanks to the strict building codes that prevent modern development. You’ll have time to explore on your own, savoring the aroma of lemons while strolling the streets. Stop for coffee or lunch before continuing to Amalfi with its iconic cathedral and Villa Cimbrone in Ravello with a sweeping view of the Cilento and Amalfi coasts.
Day 6 – Sorrento: Amalfi Sunset Coastal Cruise
Today you’ll get a breathtaking perspective of Sorrento coast’s beauty from the water while enjoying a highlight of your luxury Italy honeymoon: a private sunset cruise on a Gozzo Sorrentino boat, complete with your own crew. While it can be customized to your desires and interests, the general itinerary features many impressive sights. You’ll see the historic fishing village of Marina Grande on the glamorous island of Capri, Roman ruins, and a spectacular waterfall. A stop can be made for a swim near an ancient Roman villa at Capo di Sorrento before the sun begins to dip below the horizon. You’ll be served delicious appetizers with sparkling Prosecco or fine wine to enjoy while marveling at the colors blanketed across the sky and the sea.
Day 7 – Florence: Transfer from Sorrento
Your exciting honeymoon continues to another one of Italy’s most enchanting cities: Florence. Your driver will bring you back to the train station in Naples where you’ll catch the highspeed train for the three-hour ride. Once in Florence, another driver will welcome you to the city and provide private transfer to your hotel next to the Arno River which offers views of the water andthe city. Get settled in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. To get a great perspective of Florence, visit the Duomo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The city’s iconic symbol includes the world’s largest dome which took 140 years to build, completed in 1436. Climb to the top for an awe-inspiring view over Florence.
Day 8 – Florence: Half-Day Walking Tour of Florence with Accademia Gallery
Join your private guide for a four-hour walking tour of Florence that provides an excellent intro to the city with many highlights, including the world-famous Accademia Gallery. You’ll visit the Duomo, learning more insight about the remarkable theater and its massive dome along with many other treasures, including some of the most popular piazzas like Piazza dell Signoria, the political hub of the city, and the romantic Ponte Vecchio Bridge that dates to 1345. The Accademia Gallery is a highlight, offering the chance to marvel at the original statue of David, one of Michelangelo’s most famous works with incredible details that make it very life-like, along with paintings by Raphael, Botticelli, and many Florentine artists, mostly dating between 1300 and 1600.
Day 9 – Florence: Private Charms of the Cinque Terre
The five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre boast some of the world’s most breathtaking coastal scenery. Today, you’ll enjoy a private, full-day excursion to discover the colorful villages of Manarola, Monterosso, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore. Explore the villages by hopping on the train that links them and enjoy a boat ride for a magnificent perspective of it all from the water. A special wine tasting of the wines produced in the Cinque Terre region, hosted by a sommelier who will tell you more about the wines while introducing the local flavors, is included. You’ll also enjoy a multi-course lunch at a winery restaurant with wine and an awe-inspiring view of the sea, along with time to explore on your own, swim or sunbathe.
Day 10 – Siena: Transfer from Florence to Siena
Waving goodbye to Florence, today your driver will provide private transfer to Siena in the heart of Tuscany. Another jewel in Italy’s crown, the hilltop town has managed to retain much of its architecture from its storied past that includes being one of the most important cities during the Middle Ages. Your hotel, set within a 17 th -century aristocratic residence, is less than a 5-minute walk from its most well-known attraction, the fan-shaped Piazza del Campo. It hosts the biannual Il Palio horserace on July 2 and August 16 every year, with life in the city revolving around it. After settling into your room, you might want to do some exploring, perhaps a visit to the Cathedral of Siena with its soaring Gothic arches and impressive frescoes.
Day 11 – Siena: Full-Day Private Vineyards and Villages of Val d’Orcia
Journey into the Tuscan countryside today for a full-day tour of the vineyards and villages in the Val d’Orcia region, a lush, green valley that encompasses the Orcia River, with ancient villages, charming farmhouses, roads lined with cypress trees, olive groves, sunflower-filled fields, and picturesque vineyard-covered hills. Your tour includes a visit to a winery for a vineyard tour and a tasting of Val d’Orcia’s most famous and prestigious red, Brunello di Montalcino. Your next stop brings you to Pienza. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village has many unique craft shops and boutiques while offering the chance to taste the region’s famous Pecorino cheese. You’ll enjoy a sample before returning to your hotel in Siena with your driver/guide. cheese, returning to Florence in the late afternoon with time to dine on your own.
Day 12 – Siena: Private Tuscany Cooking Class
You’ll have about a half-day on your own to explore the delights of Siena perhaps climbing to the top of Italy’s third tallest bell tower, Torre del Mangia where you can marvel at one of the most picturesque views over the city and serene surrounding countryside. The rest of the day will be focused on more of the area’s delicious flavors, but this time, you’ll get to learn how to make some of the delicious dishes yourself. A private driver will bring you from your hotel to an authentic farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside for a cooking class that starts by choosing the ingredients from the family’s own garden. You’ll help prepare bruschetta, pasta, and tiramisu before sitting down to enjoy it all.
Day 13 – Siena: Transfer from Siena to Venice
Heading to the final destination of your trip, your driver will pick you up from your Siena hotel to bring you to the train station in Florence. You’ll take the highspeed train to Venice, a 2.5-hour trip, with another driver meeting you at the Venice train station for private transfer to your 5-star boutique hotel right on the Grand Canal. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours. The famous Rialto Bridge is only a 5-minute walk away and both sides of the bridge are filled with shops and stalls for purchasing handcrafted items like Murano glass and numerous types of souvenirs. From here, St. Mark’s Square is within easy reach too, the site of St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
Day 14 – Venice: Private Artisans of Murano and Burano Tour
Today’s tour is focused on the glass Venice is famous for, traditionally made with a soda-lime “metal” that’s elaborately decorated with various glassblowing techniques. It’s primarily made on the island of Murano, your first stop after traveling across the beautiful Venice lagoon. You’ll head directly to one of the oldest Murano glass factories to learn all about this remarkable craft before continuing by boat to colorful and charming Burano Island. It’s famous for another craft, intricate lacework as well as offering a lovely ambiance. Walk along the canal, enjoying views of the beautiful homes, stopping to try bussola cookies, a tasty local specialty, before visiting a lace workshop where you’ll learn how the delicate handmade lace is made using ageless techniques.
Day 15 – Venice: Departure
After two full weeks discovering some of the most alluring destinations in Italy from Rome and the Amalfi Coast to Florence, the Tuscan countryside, Cinque Terre, and Venice, your 14-night luxury Italy honeymoon comes to an end. Your driver will meet you upon checkout for private transfer to the airport in Venice so that you can begin your return trip home. Of course, if you’d like to spend more time here, visit a neighboring country, or anywhere else, our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary. Otherwise, we wish you safe travels and a wonderful life together with many more memories to be made.
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