Italy Experiences

Our portfolio features the finest private activities available, including customizable experiences with cultural discovery, mesmerizing exploration, knowledgeable local guides and private transportation. Below is just a sample of some of the excursions we offer, please contact your Destination Specialist for additional information.


Amalfi Coast Discovery

Amalfi Coast Exploration
Dramatic and breathtaking, be whisked away to spectacular villages along the Amalfi Coast including Ravello and Positano. Revel in nature’s display of the stunning vertical landscape with cliffside villas and crystal clear waters. | Half Day or Full Day

 

Cooking Experience
Visit a private home to learn to create pasta, utilizing ingredients such as veal, fish and seasonal vegetables, and watch pizza-making, marmalade and cake demonstrations. Savor your creations with wine, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. | Full Day

 

Paestum Ruins and Mozzarella Cheese
Still made entirely by hand, assist in the process of Buffalo Mozzarella production, and delight in a tasting of the freshly made cheese. Continue to the Paestum ruins highlighting three well-preserved Greek temples and painted tombs. | Full Day

 

Pompeii and The Amalfi Coast Shore Experience
Destroyed in 79 a.d. following the historic Vesuvius eruption, marvel at the preservation of Pompeii and its ruins, followed by the enchanting Amalfi Coast, famed Corniche Road and the scenic town of Ravello. | Full Day

 

 

Florence Splendor
 

Beautiful Florence
Experience the inspirational side of Florence, including the gothic church of Santa Croce, an outdoor sculpture garden, and stunning classic masterpieces of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. | Half Day


 

Medieval Siena and San Giminiano
Discover the gothic town of Siena, exploring cathedrals, vivid frescos, centuries-old fortresses, piazzas and Enotecta Italiana, home to Tuscany’s wines. Visit the fortified towns of Monteriggioni and San Gimignano, for a storybook tower and castle experience. | Full Day


Pisa and Lucca
Climb to the top of the famous leaning bell tower in the Piazza dei Miracoli, and visit the Field of Dreams near the baptistery and the Compasanto. Traverse the charming town of Lucca, and discover 99 churches, historic cafés, cobbled streets and fine piazzas. | Full Day
 

Volterra and Exclusive Wine Experience
A powerful town in the Etruscan era, Volterra offers medieval churches, ancient ruins, Roman theatre and baths, and timeless palazzos. Enjoy a wine and oil tasting at the esteemed Andrea Bocelli family winery and visit the Varramista estate. | Full Day

 


Additional Florence Experiences

Classical Florence: Discover Florence's many art and history treasures, from Brunelleschi's magnificent dome atop the church of Santa Maria del Fiore, to the Academy Gallery and Medici Palace. | Half Day

Florence Revealed: An art-lover favorite, enjoy Renaissance art with a knowledgeable guide, exploring three prestigious locations with artistic pieces by Fra Angelico, Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini, Brunelleschi, Verrocchio and others. | Half Day

Private Visit Vasari Corridor: Peruse legendary art pieces along the Vasari Corridor and Uffizi Gallery, the first museum in the world. Learn the history behind the unique kilometer-long passageway between the palace residence and seat of government. | 2 hours

Spectator's Wines and Wineries of Tuscany: Explore award-winning wineries and internationally renowned wines. Discover a castle with 15th-century wine cellars, a medieval town with 13th-century towers, and a state-of-the-art modern wine cellar utilizing contemporary methods. | Full Day
 

Rome Exploration

Ancient Rome
Wander through Via Sacra and marvel at ancient monuments such as Triumphal Arches of Titus, Septimius Severus, Temples of Vesta, the Basilica Emila, Domitian’s Palace and his private Stadium, the Coliseum and magnificent Flavian Amphitheatre. | Half Day

 

Rome Highlights and Coliseum
Tour the Piazza Navona, admiring the Fountain of the Rivers; see the Pantheon, built in 27 b.c. and where Raphael is buried. Marvel at the Trevi Fountain before entering the incredible Coliseum to explore where gladiators once dueled. | Half Day

 

Vatican City
Admire Vatican museums, Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps before visiting the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s dramatic ceiling. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pieta statue, Bernini’s bronze Baldacchino and the Throne of Saint Peter. | Half Day

 

Additional Rome Experiences

Alternative Ancient Rome
Ideal for travelers who have explored the main Roman sights, begin your private excursion at a Catacomb along the Appian Way. Continue to to the Basilica of San Clemente before lunch at a local trattoria. The afternoon will conclude at Celio Hill, Giovanni, Paolo and the Caracalla baths. 


Venice Discovery

Doge's Palace & Basilica of San Marco
Uncover the history of Venice through important Venetian art as you learn tales of the Serenissima Republic and explore this remarkable ancient city, including its gothic masterpiece, Basilica of San Marco, famous for its grand spoils and golden mosaics. | Half Day

 


Grand Canal Cruise and Walking Tour
Enjoy a private boat ride along the Grand Canal, discovering sights best seen by water. Then stroll hidden cobblestone streets, viewing stunning churches full of famous works, such as frescoes by Veronese in the Church of San Sebastiano. | Half Day

 


Three Island Cruise
Voyage to some of Venice’s most famous islands: Murano, known for the art of glassmaking; the fisherman’s island of Burano, with its handmade lace making and Torcello, boasting a striking cathedral and impressive mosaics. | Half Day
 


Additional Venice Options

Dorsoduro Art and History
Discover authentic Venetian living quarters and see where students and artists congregate. Explore a neighborhood once full of fishermen and seafarers, enjoying the real Venice that many tourists miss. | Half Day

Prosecco Hills "Strada del Vino Della Marca Gioiosa"
Explore an enchanting region known for its famous "Prosecco" champagne. Enjoy a private guide through colorful hills, stunning monuments and flowing waterfalls, and sample unique wine in a traditional 1800s restaurant. | Full Day