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Dolce Italia with Florence, Rome & Amalfi

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 318 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

Get ready for an enchanting exploration of Italy's renowned destinations with this 9-day tour. Discover the artistic marvels of Florence, the ancient splendors of Rome, and the picturesque allure of the Amalfi Coast. Immerse yourself in Italy's rich history, culture, and landscapes, forging unforgettable memories along the way.

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
From
 $3,999 
Florence, Italy
3
days
Italy

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Florence

Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax after the trip. 

2
day
Florence Sightseeing & Evening Wine Tasting

Meet your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

You also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

After the tour you return to the hotel.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon. 

In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting organized for your small group. Enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines selected by the sommelier and paired with snacks.

3
day
Day at Leisure in Florence

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Cerretani Mgallery Collection

Welcome to Hotel Cerretani, an enchanting destination nestled within the MGallery Collection. Located in the heart of Florence, our boutique hotel offers a symphony of sophistication and charm. Immerse yourself in the allure of timeless elegance as you step into our meticulously designed spaces.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Taking a train is one of the best options for traveling from Florence to Rome. Trains in Italy are well-equipped, fast, and conveniently connect these Italian cities from one center to the other.

Rome, Italy
3
days
Italy

The capital of Italy, Rome, obtains an unrivaled and unfathomable collection of historical treasures. This safe and welcoming region one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival & Highlights of Rome

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the train station. 

After a break for lunch, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a panoramic walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. 

You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

5
day
Discovering Ancient Rome

Meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour.  

Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back. Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements. 

The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheatre, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. 

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon. 

6
day
Vatican Sightseeing

Today you meet your guide and have a transfer to the walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - the Vatican*. 

When inside the Vatican, you visit the private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.

Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.

Then your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.

The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

*Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services, St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

H10 Palazzo Galla

Experience luxury and elegance at the H10 Palazzo Galla, located in the heart of Rome near iconic attractions like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Stylish accommodations, impeccable service, and modern amenities.

car
Rome
Sorrento
6 h

 

Begin a picturesque train journey from Rome to Sorrento, tracing the scenic coastline of southern Italy as the train winds its way through charming coastal towns and breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the enchanting views of rugged cliffs, azure waters, and colorful seaside villages that define this unforgettable coastal route.

Sorrento, Italy
3
days
Italy

Situated on the shores of the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful colorful places both in the Amalfi Coast region and in Italy.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Arrival in Sorrento

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer to the train station.

As soon as you arrive at the train station, you board the first class train to Naples. Your guide and driver meet you upon arrival and the first experience for today is lunch with local food. The guide will take you to a pizza place nearby so that you can enjoy traditional Neapolitan cuisine.

You will have the opportunity to explore the archeological sites of Pompeii, which is located at the foot of a picturesque mountain. The volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius resulted in the total destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. The 2-hour tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you an insight into the society of the city by showing you the artifacts, walls, and other excavated finds discovered under volcanic ash almost 2000 years ago.

After the tour of Pompeii, you arrive in Sorrento and have a check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

8
day
Amalfi Coast Tour

Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby for a scenic 6-hour trip around the scenic Amalfi Coast. During this tour, you stop at the Belvedere of Madonnina to take in the breathtaking views of Positano from above.

Then you proceed to the old picturesque Positano center where you enjoy a walking tour and marvel at splendid panoramas of the Amalfi Coast.

One more highlight of the tour is a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew and adjacent to it Cloister of Paradise in the city of Amalfi. 

After the tour, you are transferred to the hotel in Sorrento.

9
day
Departure from Naples

This is the last day of your trip. After breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and your private driver transfers you to the Naples Airport or train station. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

*Note: Departure transfer is included to Naples train station or Naples airport. Should you require a departure transfer to Rome airport, this service could be provided for an additional fee.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Villa Fiorella Art Hotel

Hotel Villa Fiorella Art Hotel is surrounded by magnificent buildings, and the guestrooms have modern décor and high-end amenities.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: Сity taxes are not included in the price. This is a small tax (1-5 EUR per person per night) collected by many cities. You will need to pay it at the hotel on checkout.

Note: As a standard, our travel packages include one checked-in bag, one carry-on, and one handbag per person. Please let us know if you require additional luggage beyond our standard allowance. Please note that there may be an additional charge for extra luggage. The charge will depend on the amount and size of the luggage you wish to bring.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Admire Michelangelo's David in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia.
  • Explore ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Colosseum.
  • Experience Vatican treasures like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in Florence with delicious pairings.
  • Discover Positano and Amalfi's charm on the Amalfi Coast.
  • See Rome's iconic landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
  • Relax and explore at your leisure in Florence and Rome.
  • Take in stunning views from the Belvedere of Madonnina on the Amalfi Coast.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Some small boutiques and markets are taking only cash, so make sure you change some money to Euros before leaving the country