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Italy

Italian Extravaganza: Rome, Florence and Venice at their Finest

With top instructors and ample time, discover Italy’s incredible art, architecture, history, food and more in three of the world’s most spectacular cities – Rome, Florence and Venice.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 22221RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
4,899
Flights start at
775

At a Glance

Italy must be savored like a fine wine — and there’s no better way to sample its many flavors than by exploring three of its most famous cities: Rome, Florence and Venice. With local experts to introduce you to the very best of each city’s historic treasures and cultural wonders, you’ll enjoy reserved entrance times to major museums and attend a special, after-hours private exploration of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with your group leader. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans at the Colosseum and navigate the canals of Venice by gondola. Along the way, enjoy ample free-time opportunities to explore charming piazzas, sample local delicacies at a farm in the countryside and get a first-hand view into what locals call “bella vita” — the good life.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Field trips require extensive walking as the areas you explore are mostly car-free; up to three miles per day, with breaks. Many cobblestone streets.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy reserved entrance times to major museums including the Borghese Gallery, the Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia, the Doge’s Palace and a special, private field trip to the Sistine Chapel.
  • Delight in the musical offerings of Venice during an evening concert.
  • Savor a vineyard lunch and learn about fine wines in Chianti in the Tuscan countryside.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. The off-hour visits in the Sistine Chapel follows a two hour prescribed route. Those wishing to explore the museum more fully are encouraged to make independent reservations during the flexible free time. Instructions will be included in the second mailing.
Featured Expert
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Umberto Cattani
Umberto Cattani is a licensed group leader in Florence, Carrara and the Cinque Terre, and has been working with the Trinity College for 15 years. After completing his studies in accounting, Umberto worked in Parma as a sales manager for a clothing manufacturer. At the start of the new millennium, he discovered his real passion for guiding, and completed the required courses in art history, archaeology and history to achieve his new goal. Umberto lives in Carrara with his wife and daughter.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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