See what makes Italy great on this complete tour
1 day in Venice, 2 days in Milan, 2 days in Florence, 1 day in Rome & 3 days on the Amalfi Coast
OhhItaly! offers you a tailor-made nine days tour that will take you on a spectacular journey through the sights and sounds of Italy, comfortably transferred with our luxury Mercedes minivan.
Arrival Airport: MARCO POLO
Departure Airport: LEONARDO DA VINCI
city: ROME LEONARDO DA VINCI-FIUMICINO APT
Tour of Venice
On DAY1, after the welcome and the check in at the hotel, our expert guide will accompany you for a private walkaround tour in Venice. You will start from Correr Museum that will capture your attention from the very beginning with the incredible collections housed within the Correr Museum: a history that spans centuries, ready to amaze visitors with magical and amazing stories about the city. After you will move to the Doge’s Palace Museum, the ancient Doge’s Palace is a true masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. Probably built in the IX century, and transformed over the centuries to achieve the elegant look it has today, the Doge’s Palace was the power and grandeur of the Venetian Republic up to its downfall. If you are visiting Venice, Teatro La Fenice is definitely a must for making your stay in Venice unique. The visit between the stucco and gold of its prestigious venues gives you a backstage secret of the Theater and its stars, tracing its history from its origins to the present day. This fascinating tour will conclude between the ancient walls of St Mark’s Basilica, with a tour of its golden interior. Originally built to house the precious relics of St. Mark, which had been stolen by two merchants of Venice in Alexandria, Egypt, St Mark’s Basilica assumed the role of a cathedral only in 1807, after keeping for centuries the role of Palatine Museum of the Doge’s Palace.
MIlan, history and fashion
On DAY2, you will be introduced to Italy’s most stylish city. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Visit the medieval Sforza Castle. A grand medieval Castle and fortress, the castle was once seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, tour the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. After visit Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Least but not last Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and spotted in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In the afternoon, after a light lunch, you will discover the best fashion studios, the best showrooms of Milan designer, the best boutiques specialized in niche and leading-edge brands; guided by our professional Personal Shopper ready to stimulate you with the most sought-after offers to fulfill your needs. We do not have the ordinary old tour in mind for you, one limited to the top signature brands, but instead we are on a quest to give you a more in-depth experience by introducing you to the thousand faces of trendy Milan. Four hours dedicated to style, you will be taken on a rigorous and personalized journey to discover where innovation and culture cross paths revealing the most seductive side of shopping in Milan.
Arrival in Florence
On DAY3, in the morning time, you will be transferred with our luxury Mercedes minivan at “The Mall” (about 3 hours), a luxury outlet center near Florence created to offer customers products of excellence at extremely advantageous prices. Immersed in the idyllic Tuscan countryside in an elegant and refined architectural space, The Mall outlet center is the unique home to a selection of the most exclusive labels of international fashion. Customers can stroll through shops dedicated to women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, perfumes, shoes and articles for the home.
Florence, Uffizi, Pitti Palace
On DAY4, you will discover Florence from a different angle! This private tour begins with a visit to the “Galleria Uffizi” that is one of the most famous museums in the world given the rich amount of unique artworks and masterpieces conserved within its walls, the majority from the Renaissance period. Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery hosts works of art by great Italian artists. The Uffizi, together with the Vatican Museums in Rome, are the top two most visited museums in Italy by visitors from all across the world. From there your guide will take you through the Vasari Corridor, the Medici’s secret way across the Arno, to the Pitti Palace. Built to allow the Grand Dukes to move safely without escorts, from their private residence to the government palace. It contains a collection of portraits and important collections of paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Least but not last “I Giardini Boboli” more than just a “green lung” in Florence, the Boboli gardens are one of the greatest open-air museums in Florence that embraces another site of culture in Florence, the Pitti Palace. The park hosts centuries-old oak trees and sculptures, a spectacular example of \”green architecture\” which inspired many European Royal gardens, in particular, Versailles
On DAY5, you will head at Castiglion del Bosco, one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates. Nestled against the side of a hill, almost out of sight, the new wine cellar was designed to coax the absolute best from the grapes grown in Castiglion del Bosco’s vineyards. Here guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of this authentic corner of Tuscany, a setting of unparalleled elegance and refinement, while enjoying a selection of the estate’s top wines. An exclusive tour and tasting, guided by our experienced staff. A perfect choice for guests who are seeking an unique and exclusive wine experience in Tuscany.
After a light lunch in a typical restaurant in Siena downtown you will head to Rome for the night (about 2,5 hours)
On DAY6, in the morning time, you will be transferred with our luxury Mercedes minivan from Siena to Rome (about 2,5 hours). Once there your English speaking guide will pick you up for start your full day tour of Rome. Visiting Capitoline Hill to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view, of the Roman Forum, ancient Temples, Triumphal-archers, the Senate House, Basilicas and Sacred Way, which surround the old Roman Forum, hub of political, religious and commercial life during republican and imperial days and now forming one of the most historical archaeological complexes in the western world. With our Rome in one day tour, visit the nearby elegant renaissance square modelled by Michelangelo for Pope Paul III and adorned by the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, father of the infamous Emperor-gladiator Commodus. See the Circus Maximus of Ben Hur fame with its impressive views of the sprawling ruins of the Emperors’ Palaces on Palatine Hill. Your tour continues to visit the Colosseum and hear about the bloody gladiator combats, the wild animal games and astonishing events held there to satiate the 70.000 excited roman spectators. Circle around Piazza Venezia, dominated by the massive looming “Wedding Cake” marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II and drive to the Quirinal Palace, official residence of the Italian President originally built by Popes in the 1580’s as their splendid summer residence. Descend to the cascading waters of the Trevi Fountain, the grandest of Rome’s baroque fountains, still fed by an ancient 19 BC roman aqueduct and toss a coin into its gushing sprays to propitiate a sure return. Stroll by the Spanish Steps, favorite spot of European nobles during the Grand Tour era as well as haunt of poets, writers and painters in the Romantic age. Pass Palazzo Chigi, seat of the government and the nearby Italian Parliament as you make your way to Piazza Navona, most loved meeting place of Romans today and embellished by Bernini’s fountains and the Pamphily Palace. After an inside visit to the awe inspiring Pantheon constructed by Emperor Hadrian in 120 BC, spanned by a solid concrete dome, the largest in the world, enjoy a light lunch in one of the most typical restaurant of Rome downtown. Later you will head to the Vatican City, smallest sovereign state in the world, to visit the immense Papal art collections housed in the Vatican Museums once part of the Papal Palaces and the Sistine Chapel. After admiring the numerous artworks and masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo, visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the great baroque Colonnaded Square protected by Swiss Guards.
Amalfi, UNESCO pearl
On DAY7, after the breakfast, you will finally relaxing in the stunning beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Facing the Tyrhennian Sea, the Amalfi Coast is one of 50 Italian sites inserted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Amalfi Coast seems to be one grand balcony suspended between a sea of cobalt blue and the feet of the Lattari Mountains, in a long stretch of hollows and promontories, coves, cultivated terraces, vineyards, and citrus and olive grove. Set in a unique environment, it is an exemplar of a Mediterranean landscape and of enormous cultural and natural value due to its topographical characteristics, as well as its historical evolution. For this, it is protected by UNESCO. The entire area extends over 11,231 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, comprising 16 splendid communes inside the Province of Salerno
Unique Amalfi’s Lemons
On DAY8, you will spend an unforgettable day venturing off the beaten paths into the lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast. Learn about the cultivations of lemons, an art going back to ancient times. You will visit the collection center, which cures the selection process and the manufacturing of the “Amalfi Coast Lemon”. A walk through the Terra dei Limoni craft distillery, will allow you to discover the “Limoncello” and his production process. Traditional liquors tasting will be offered during the tour and, at the end, you will have a meal in a typical restaurant that it welcomes you with grace and courtesy in its grand balcony, suspended between the mountains and the sea.
On DAY9, You will have the chance to visit the stunning and magnificent island of Capri, famous all over the world for its romantic panorama. How many times will you visit Capri in your lifetime? We hope to see you over and over again, but we all know that often a visit to Capri is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; that’s why OhhItaly! decided to make it special . A private boat tour around the Island of Capri is the perfect way to discover the island at a relaxed pace, far from the noise and crush of the tourist crowds. One of our selected skippers will sail you around the coast and help you discover the island. You will spend your time on the water relaxing on the sun deck, with cushions, beach towels, and cool drinks keeping you comfortable while we sail along the dramatic coast of Capri.
On DAY10 our private luxury Mercedes minivan will be available for transfer you to the airport.