Italy, Rome, Florence
7 nights / 8 days
From the dolce vita ambience and 3,000 years of urban evolution in the Eternal City of Rome, to the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to vibrant piazzas, medieval villages and miles of rolling vineyards of Florence, pamper your senses with a replenishing Italian getaway.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Day 1: USA / Rome
Approximately eight and a half hours from New York, board your flight to your pampering vacation in Italy. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa and settle in for three tranquil nights in a classic suite. Surrounded by stunning botanical gardens, delight in elegant comfort, refined furnishings, Italian marble baths with a Jacuzzi and city views from your terrace, plus an included American buffet breakfast each morning. Delight in classic architecture amid the ruins of Rome, enchanting dining and pampering Prince Spa with its three levels of sensory experiences.
Day 2: Rome |
The next day, head out on the Private Rome Highlights and Coliseum Excursion. Enjoy your personally guided walk of the Piazza Navona, admiring the Fountain of Rivers; see the Parthenon, built in 27 B.C. and where Raphel is buried. Marvel at the Trevi Fountain before entering the incredible Coliseum to explore the site where gladiators once dueled. After a day of sightseeing, unwind with Cleopatra's milk bath or relax your mind and body together with custom couples massage. Indulge in the I-Food bio-bar for delicious well-being dishes, vitamin drinks or fruit shakes.
Day 3: Rome |
Following your delicious buffet breakfast, your guide will meet you for your Private Vatican City Excursion. Admire Vatican museums, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps before visiting the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's dramatic ceiling and St. Peter's Basilica. Following a day of walking through the Vatican, pamper yourself at Prince Spa with a hot stone massage, followed by a bio-sauna enriched with plant extracts and chromo therapy, and a refreshing dip in the indoor pool. This evening, savor a triumph of flavors in the intimate Pauline Borghese restaurant overlooking the gardens for an authentic Italian dining experience.
Day 4: Rome / Florence |
Meet your private transfer to the train station for your high-speed rail journey to Florence. Once your arrive, your private transfer will whisk you to the Tuscan countryside to Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, where you will stay for four tranquil nights in a Borgo suite and enjoy daily breakfast. Set within a 5,000-acre, 800-year-old estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, bask in modern luxury, with a private terrace, masterful culinary dining and state-of-the-art spa and fitness center. Immerse in local Italian culture, exquisite regional gastronomy, world-class wines, premier golf, and timeless traditions of local artisans, craftsman and farmers. This evening, celebrate this extraordinary destination with upscale, classical Italian fare at Ristorante Campo del Drago, dining al fresco with stunning views of the rolling green hills of Montalcino and famous Val d'Orcia.
Day 5: Florence |
Delve into Florence's rich culinary heritage with a Private Cooking Class with a mother and daughter leading the way. Their two houses offer breathtaking atmospheres for an exciting and authentic cooking lesson. Learn the secrets of local cuisine and traditional ingredients as they teach you how to make salsa with zucchini and onions, meat fillets and a tiramisu finale.
Day 6: Florence |
Start your day at the spa with a restorative La Prairie Energy Enhancer Body Treatment with a gentle exfoliation and moisturizing wrap or nourishing Tuscan Iris Body Peel with its signature aromatic lotion. Take a refreshing swim, play a game or two of golf or head to town for a little shopping and dinner at one of the many restaurants and cafes, followed by a delicious creamy gelato.
Day 7: Florence |
After your relaxing breakfast, embark on a day of exploration on the Private Pisa and Lucca Excursion. Venture to Pisa with your guide and climb to the top of the famous leaning bell tower and visit the Field of Dreams near the baptistery and the Compasanto. Traverse the charming town of Lucca and discover 99 churches, historic cafes, cobbled streets and fine piazzas. Then, rejuvenate with a Tuscan Wine Ritual at the spa, including a nurturing cleanse of grapes, vinacce, wood, heat and wine for a soothing holistic experience. Toast to your final evening with an exquisite dinner as you dine under the transparent clear skies of this enchanting countryside estate.
Day 8: Florence / USA |
In the morning, board your private transfer to the airport and your homebound flight. Bid arrivederci to beautiful Italy as you make plans for your next enchanting getaway.
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