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Italy at a Slower Pace: The Best of Rome & Florence

Program No. 24818RJ
Explore the iconic sites of Rome and Florence, including the Sistine Chapel, the Duomo, the Colosseum and more, at a slower pace.

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Mar 8 - Mar 17, 2025
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5,099
Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2025
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Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2025
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Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2025
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Mar 8 - Mar 17, 2025
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6,079
Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2025
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6,419
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Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2025
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6,419
Nov 1 - Nov 10, 2025
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6,419
Filling Fast!
Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2025
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6,079

At a Glance

Explore the rich history, culture and beauty of two iconic Italian cities, Rome and Florence, while traveling at a slower pace on this learning adventure. With independent time and relaxed walks built into your itinerary, discover the magic of Italy through its museums, villas and an expert-led after-hours private visit to the Sistine Chapel when the tourists have gone home for the day. Check cultural landmarks off your must-see list while experiencing for yourself the charm and heritage of Italy.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Climbing on and off the motor coach for city visits, walking up to 2 miles per day and standing up to 2 hours; cobblestone streets and uneven terrain
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery, where you can admire masterpieces like Botticelli's Birth of Venus, da Vinci's Annunciation and Michelangelo's Doni Tondo.
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel after hours, led by an expert.
  • Enjoy a relaxing aperitivo, or pre-dinner beverage, on the Tiber River aboard a small vessel.
Featured Expert
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Rachel Potts
Rachel Potts is a licensed excursion leader in Rome. She graduated from Manchester University with a bachelor's in Philosophy and French, and later studied garden design at the London Gardening School. Having grown up in Rome, she chose to return to Italy and share her knowledge and love of Rome and the surrounding areas.

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

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Rachel Potts View biography
Rachel Potts is a licensed excursion leader in Rome. She graduated from Manchester University with a bachelor's in Philosophy and French, and later studied garden design at the London Gardening School. Having grown up in Rome, she chose to return to Italy and share her knowledge and love of Rome and the surrounding areas.
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Marco A. Ceccarani View biography
Marco Ceccarani, a native of Assisi, holds a PhD in humanities from the Università degli Studi di Perugia. His field of expertise includes medieval and Renaissance Italian civilization and literature. He has taught for several American universities in the United States and currently teaches in Florence for American university study away programs.
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