Italian Glory

13 Days Starting in Milan and ending in Rome

Visiting: Lake Maggiore, Milan, Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Vatican City, Rome

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

ITGLZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on the "Italian Glory" tour, a splendid journey through Italy's heart, from the stylish streets of Milan to the ancient splendor of Rome. This meticulously crafted tour invites you to explore Italy's most iconic cities and stunning landscapes with a Local Specialist. Discover the fashion capital Milan, the romantic Verona, the serene Amalfi Coast, and the floating city of Venice. Highlights include a visit to the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, a glassblowing factory in Venice, and the ancient ruins of Pompeii. View the majestic Cathedral in Milan, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, and the Duomo in Florence. Enjoy a scenic cruise to St. Mark's Square in Venice and see the Abbey at Cassino. Travel in comfort on a luxury air-conditioned coach, stay in cherry-picked hotels, and enjoy breakfast daily along with half of your evening meals. This tour promises an unforgettable experience, blending Italy's rich history, culture, and natural beauty into one.

Highlights

  • Explore Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Como, Verona, the Amalfi Coast and Venice

  • Visit Amalfi Town, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice

  • View the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, Lake Como, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome

  • See the Abbey at Cassino

  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Itinerary

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Day 1: Journey From Milan To Como Stays With Stories
Location: Lake Maggiore
Accommodation: Barchetta Excelsior
Accommodation Name: Hotel Simplon Baveno

Stylish Milan is our launchpad to the Italian Lakes where we spend the first night of our leisurely jaunt through Italy. After arriving in Lake Maggiore, unwind and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Admire the mesmerising reflection of the surrounding peaks in the deep blue waters which make this one of Italy's most soul-stirring settings. Enjoy a leisurely stroll past exquisite lakeside villas and gardens before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Discover Fashionable Milan
Location: Milan
Accommodation: Barchetta Excelsior
Accommodation Name: Hotel Simplon Baveno
Meals Included: Breakfast

The runways of Milan take centre stage today as we explore the fashion capital of Italy. Join a Local Specialist to see both the iconic and unexpected highlights of this hard-working city. Behold the exquisite Gothic architecture of the Duomo, decorated with over 3400 sculptures, the neoclassical La Scala Opera House and ornate Galleria with its imposing iron and glass-domed roof – of course, all in the company of the trendsetting Milanese.

Day 3: Venture To Verona And Venice
Location: Venice
Accommodation: Le Boulevard Lido
Accommodation Name: Hotel Le Boulevard Lido
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The tragic story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is revealed during our visit to romantic Verona, where we will view the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today. Indulge in a leisurely cappuccino stop in the city's beautiful Piazza Bra, admiring the imposing bronze statue of King Victor Emanuel II. Or shop up a storm on trendy Via Mazzini before continuing to Venice, where we will spend the next two nights.

Day 4: Explore The Floating City Make Travel Matter
Location: Venice
Accommodation: Le Boulevard Lido
Accommodation Name: Hotel Le Boulevard Lido
Meals Included: Breakfast

Glide through the canals of Venice by private launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. On your unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing. Watch as the master craftsmen shape the molten glass into the exquisite works of art for which Venice is justifiably famous, then it's on to St. Mark's Square to admire the profound beauty of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. See the Bridge of Sighs, so named because of the sound prisoners would make when taking one last longing look at their beloved city before being imprisoned. Later, you’ll have the rest of the day to indulge your inner explorer and discover the many treasures of Venice your way, or consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano, renowned for its colourful fishermen houses.

Day 5: Onwards To Florence
Location: Florence
Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence
Meals Included: Breakfast

From Venice, we cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance'. Consider joining your Travel Director for a traditional Florentine dinner in the heart of the Chianti Hills.

Day 6 : Ponte Vecchio And More In Florence
Location: Florence
Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the culture and history of Florence. We'll visit the Piazza del Duomo to view the multi-coloured marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge that has straddled the Arno River for almost 700 years. Admire spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. This afternoon, consider an Optional Experience to visit hilltop San Gimignano. Join your fellow travellers this evening to Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest dinner set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

Day 7: Off To The Sunny Amalfi Coast
Location: Amalfi Coast
Accommodation: San Pietro Maiori
Accommodation Name: Hotel San Pietro Maiori
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey south through the Arno Valley, passing the Bay of Naples bound for Maiori on the Amalfi Coast, where we will spend the next three nights. This evening we dine at our hotel.

Day 8: Uncover The Treasures Of Amalfi
Location: Amalfi Coast
Accommodation: San Pietro Maiori
Accommodation Name: Hotel San Pietro Maiori
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning travel to Amalfi, perched perfectly on this dramatic stretch of coastline. See the 10th century Sant'Andrea cathedral in the heart of the town, with its beautifully striped Byzantine façade, and soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Continue your exploration of the Amalfi Coast by joining an Optional Experience to beautiful Positano.

Day 9: Amalfi Coast Your Way
Location: Amalfi Coast
Accommodation: San Pietro Maiori
Accommodation Name: Hotel San Pietro Maiori
Meals Included: Breakfast

Relax at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast or wander past fragrant lemon terraces. You have a full free day to indulge in your heart’s desires – consider a fresh seafood lunch, from sea to table, or take a dip in the welcoming, warm Mediterranean waters.

Day 10: The Ruins Of Pompeii And On To Rome
Location: Pompeii
Accommodation: Il Cantico
Accommodation Name: Hotel Il Cantico Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on a walking tour with a Local Specialist and discover the lost city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue to the 'Eternal City' of Rome later, enjoying views of the 6th century Benedictine Abbey in Cassino en route. Spend the evening exploring the extraordinary heritage of Rome, which spans millennia, or consider an Optional Experience to see the exquisite art and architecture of this one-time capital of the world.

Day 11: Experience Ancient Rome And The Vatican City
Location: Vatican City
Accommodation: Il Cantico
Accommodation Name: Hotel Il Cantico Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend the morning in the Vatican City with a Local Specialist, visiting the imposing St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's sorrowful Piet��. Consider an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with its exquisite frescoed ceilings crafted by Michelangelo. Then, cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that entertained thousands. This afternoon we have time to explore the city on our own terms. Perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome, soak up the coffee aromas on Piazza Navona or wander through the ruins of Palatine Hill.

Day 12: Rome Your Way
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Il Cantico
Accommodation Name: Hotel Il Cantico Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Indulge in a full free day to explore the passionate embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Ease into la dolce vita, or consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, where you can visit Villa d'Este with its magnificent Renaissance gardens and exquisite fountains. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director before bidding arrivederci to Rome.

Day 13: Arrivederci Italy
Location: Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes to an end today.

What's Included

  • Expert Travel Director and Professional Driver

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver to guide you through your journey.

  • Cherry-Picked Hotels

    Stay in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Porterage and Restaurant Gratuities

    All porterage and restaurant gratuities are taken care of.

  • Hotel Tips, Charges, and Local Taxes

    All hotel tips, charges, and local taxes are included.

  • Meals

    Enjoy breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.

  • Must-See Sightseeing and Surprise Extras

    Experience must-see sightseeing tours with surprise extras.

  • Flexible Sightseeing

    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.

  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach

    Travel in comfort with a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • Optional Experiences and Free Time

    Enjoy optional experiences and free time to explore at your own pace.

What's Not Included

  • International airfare

    International airfare is not included

  • Travel insurance

    Travel insurance is not included but recommended

  • Optional experiences

    Optional experiences and excursions are not included and may be available for an additional cost

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of transportation will be used?

    Transportation includes a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • What type of accommodation can we expect?

    You can expect to stay in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • What is not included in the tour?

    International airfare, travel insurance, and optional experiences and excursions are not included and may be available for an additional cost.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals are included in the tour.

  • What are some of the highlights of the tour?

    Some highlights of the tour include exploring Milan, Florence, Pompeii, and Rome with a Local Specialist, discovering Como, Verona, the Amalfi Coast, and Venice, visiting Amalfi Town, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and a glassblowing factory in Venice, viewing the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, Lake Como, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Duomo in Florence, and the ancient sites of Rome, seeing the Abbey at Cassino, and a scenic cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice.

  • What cities will we visit on the Italian Glory tour?

    On the Italian Glory tour, you will visit Milan, Florence, Pompeii, Rome, Como, Verona, the Amalfi Coast, and Venice.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times?

    Pick-up times at Malpensa airport are 09:30, 13:00, 15:30. Drop-off times at Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) are 07:00, 09:30.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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