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Tuscany, Italy

Central Italy is a treasure trove of beautiful cities, world-class artworks and museums and regions known for their mouthwatering cuisine. Improve your cooking skills in Tuscany, spend the holidays in Rome or Florence or study abroad in Siena during one of our extended Living and Learning adventures. Experience the heart of Italy on a learning adventure that is sure to inspire!

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Central Italy — Tuscany, Rome, Florence, Venice Itinerary

Central Italy is filled with unique wonders, from world-class museums to stunning landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine. Our Tuscany, Rome, Florence, Venice itinerary brings you throughout the central region of Italy to give you a learning adventure you’ll never forget. Go hiking through the Alps, attend a cooking class in Tuscany, or visit medieval villages while interacting with locals. At Road Scholar, our vacation packages make for unforgettable adventures. Browse our Central Italy packages below.


Explore Italian Treasures in Tuscany, Rome, Florence and Venice 

If you want to travel from Rome to Florence or you're looking for an itinerary that brings you throughout Central Italy, look no further than Road Scholar. Our educational learning adventures in Italy bring you to world-renowned attractions and off-the-beaten-path destinations to give you a full Italian experience. Take a look at the Tuscany, Rome, Florence, Venice itinerary below:


  • Days 1-3: Rome: To start your trip, you'll fly into Rome, the capital of Italy. For three days, you'll explore iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum. On the second day, you'll make your way through neighborhoods like Trastevere, visit Castel Sant'Angelo, and stop for traditional Italian cuisine. On your last day in Rome, you'll explore the Vatican, spending time at St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Days 4-6: Florence: On day four, you'll travel from Rome to Florence by train. Upon arrival, you'll explore famous landmarks like the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Vecchio. After a packed first day of exploring, you can spend the second day relaxing and wine tasting in nearby Tuscan towns like Siena, with your final day spent visiting artisanal shops and exploring neighborhoods like Oltrarno. 
  • Days 7-8: Venice: Next, you'll wander through Venice, exploring its bridges, canals and architecture. You can walk through the iconic St. Mark’s Square and visit the Basilica di San Marco. On your second day in Venice, you'll take a gondola ride through the famous canals and stop at the Rialto Bridge.
  • Days 9-10: Tuscany: Your central Italy trip concludes with a visit to Tuscany, known for its delicious wine and cuisine. Here, you can relax while taking in the view of the rolling hills. Or, you can venture to nearby medieval towns like Lucca or visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Whether you’re looking to explore Central Italy, Northern Italy, or Southern Italy, Road Scholar has an experiential learning program for you. Our team creates one-of-a-kind itineraries for you to enjoy so that you can explore new areas without the added stress of planning and logistics. 


Travel From Rome to Florence with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, our Rome and Tuscany vacation packages take you throughout Central Italy to get a unique perspective on Italian culture. From cuisine to geography and history to wildlife, our team creates one-of-a-kind Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Florence itineraries for you to follow. Read through our travel tips for Italy to start preparing for your next adventure today.