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Simply Italy

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285 reviews
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1307eurs2019

The one that gives you 15 days of pure Italian bliss

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  • Duration

    15 days

  • Places

    14 places

  • Meals

    14 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 38 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Milan, Venice, Naples, Amalfi, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Lake Como, Verona, Bologna, Vatican City

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About this trip

Welcome to 15 days of pure Italian travel immersion. Covering Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and beyond, this one brings you the blissful best of this soul-stirring country. Explore Rome's historical highlights, travel through the streets of Michelangelo's Florence, soak up some rays on the Amalfi Coast...and that's just an aperitivo. Beauty, romance and all the pasta you can fit in; the good life just got even better. That's amore!

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DAY 1 - Arrive Rome

Rome

Welcome to Rome! Once known as the 'capital of the world' this richly historic, passionate and elegant city will steal our hearts as soon as we arrive. We'll meet and greet our Contiki crew at 4pm, before heading on an orientation tour of the city. Yep, that means the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Colosseum & the Roman Forum. With our eyes wide and camera roll full, we'll head to a local restaurant for an included Italian feast. La perfezione!

 

DAY 2 - Rome to Florence via Siena

Rome

Rise and shine, we're headed to another historical heavyweight today...

Siena

But not before stopping off at Sienna for lunch. This place has medieval masterpieces and the historic city centre has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. We'll soak up all of that historic beauty and grab a bite before heading onto Florence...

Florence

Florence is one of the foodie capitals of Italy, so we won't waste any time trying the local delicacies with an included feast. Then we'll turn in for the night, dreaming of the Florentine adventures that await us tomorrow.

DAY 3 - Florence

Florence

Florence is often referred to as a 'walking museum', and today we'll find out why. With a locally guided walking tour, we'll discover Renaissance Florence on foot, swooning at Giotto's Bell Tower, Basilica Santa Croce, and Piazza della Signoria. We'll also see the Duomo, one of the world's most remarkable architectural feats. All of this sightseeing will no doubt make us hungry, so this evening we have the option to learn how to make authentic risotto from the experts - before sitting down and enjoying another authentic feast, including local wine.

DAY 4 - Florence to Cinque Terre via Pisa & Lucca

Florence

Farewell, Florence. We'll never forget you. But we've got more dreamy Italian hot spots to hit up.

Pisa

We can't be in this part of the world without a sneaky visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be criminal.

Lucca

Another stopover will let us check out lovely Lucca, with its charming piazzas, Renaissance architecture and historic cafes. It's a perfect spot to grab a bite before we hit the road again.

Cinque Terre

Welcome to the Italian Riviera! You're going to fall head over heels with this region over the coming days...

DAY 5 - Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Some people think Cinque Terre is just one place, but it actually translates to the 'five lands,' made up of 5 stunning towns with their own unique identity and traditions. Included in your trip is an unlimited Cinque Terre hike and train ticket, so whether you're into trekking, taking it easy, or a combination of the two, you can explore Cinque Terre your way. Whichever way you choose to get around, it's hard not to fall in love with the dramatic cliff-faces, cute pastel coloured buildings tumbling down the coast and all sorts of historic monuments. The food here is pretty special, too. Why not make your way down the coast trying local delicacies like pesto, focaccia and seafood! Bene!

DAY 6 - Cinque Terre to Milan via Lake Como

Cinque Terre

We're hitting the road today to one of the most elegant cities in Europe.

Lake Como

But not before experiencing the glitz and glamour of Lake Como, with its attractive villages and gorgeous gardens. The showstopper is the lake itself, of course, and we'll have the option to get out on the water and take a cruise to beautiful Bellagio.

Milan

Welcome to Milan, the sophisticated cityscape that rewards the curious traveller. We have a free night to check out the local nightlife, and eat some of the local delicacies. As always, your Trip Manager will have the top tips on where to go and where to avoid...

DAY 7 - Milan to Venice via Verona

Milan

The dreamy destinations just don't stop coming...

Verona

Welcome to Verona, the heart of Renaissance romance (and the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet). Beautiful architecture, rich history and plenty of jaw-dropping art makes this place a very worthy stopover. We'll check out Juliet's balcony, part of a gorgeous 13th century house, as well as the epic Roman Arena. Then it's onto another very romantic city...

Venice

Welcome to Venice! Our hearts will swell at the mazy canals and ancient architecture. Tonight we'll have the option to go for a progressive food walking tour, to try different bits of cicchetti and local wines - the perfect way to kick-start our adventures here!

DAY 8 - Venice

Venice

Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A gondola ride will be up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you. Later, maybe opt to cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano and enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner.

DAY 9 - Venice to Rome via Bologna

Venice

See ya, Venice. You'll always have a piece of our hearts. Today we're headed back to Rome to explore the city in more depth.

Bologna

But not before making a quick stop in Bologna. This gorgeous medieval marvel of stunning architecture will have you looking twice!

Rome

Arriving back in Rome, we'll have the option for a foodie experience, where we'll meet some locals and discover the finest food Rome has to offer.

DAY 10 - Rome

Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city. When in Rome...take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine. This is also the day to do a bit of your own exploring, an included dinner tonight will refuel us after a day of sightseeing.

DAY 11 - Rome to Naples

Rome

Today we're headed to another richly historical and cultural city, known for it's naturally beautiful sights and excellent cuisine.

Naples

Welcome to Naples, the rough and ready but oh so charming city which encapsulates everything we love about Italy. The home of pizza, a hub of culture, and a bundle of passionate Italian energy, this is also the site of Mt Vesuvius, the infamous active volcano. Today we have the option to check out the ruins of Pompeii, the fascinating Roman town that was destroyed by Vesuvius and then perfectly preserved in volcanic ash. Another option today is to take a tour, learning about the city, it's history and it's food culture. 

DAY 12 - Naples to Amalfi Coast

Naples

We're headed to the coast today to check out some of the most glamorous seascapes in Europe.

Amalfi

We'll visit two spectacular Amalfi jewels today. Positano will take our breath away, with its postcard pretty sun-bleached buildings tumbling down into the sparkling sea. Capri is no different, with its gorgeous cragged coastline and opulent cafes, it's easy to see why this is such a playground for the rich and famous. An optional Capri cruise will let us check out the iconic blue waters of the island, as well as stop for plenty of swim stops to beat the heat (summer only).

DAY 13 - Amalfi Coast

Amalfi

We've got a free day on the Amalfi coast! Lucky us. There are plenty of optionals today to keep us entertained, including a visit to a lemon farm where we learn how these huge, sunshine coloured fruits are harvested and turned into limoncello. We'll also get to have a Tastes of Amalfi dinner, washed down with the lemon liqueur itself.

DAY 14 - Amalfi Coast to Rome

Amalfi

We're headed back to Rome today. Time for the Colosseum?

Rome

Back in Rome we recommend taking our optional Emperors & Gladiators tour, where you'll skip the queues and enter the jaw-dropping Colosseum through the exclusive Emperor's gate. This is the perfect way to learn about this fascinating, blood-stained arena, in which Romans used to flock to watch epic battles between elephants, tigers, and gladiators. Then, we have a free night to check out the nightlife and toast what has been an unforgettable Italian adventure.

DAY 15 - Depart Rome

Rome

Hold our gelato. Our hearts are melting as we bid a final ‘Ciao’ to our Contiki crew after thirteen days we’ll never forget.


Top Experiences

12 included & 14 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence

    Included

    Florence

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 45.00

    Rome

  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner

    EUR 57.00

    Venice

Simply Italy

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • Visit the medieval walled city of Lucca
  • Day pass to the Cinque Terre
  • Visit romantic Verona - the home of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Arena
  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice
  • Guided tour of the Vatican
  • See Mt. Vesuvius
  • Visit dramatic Positano and wander amongst the sun-bleached terracotta houses tumbling down to the sea (seasonal)
  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand
  • Take a jaw-droppingly scenic coastal cruise along the Amalfi Coast

14 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • 'Montebuoni' Tuscan Dinner EUR 49.00
  • Taste an array of wines and feast on delicious antipasti, overlooking the stunning countryside of Lucca
  • Lake Como Cruise EUR 20.00
  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice EUR 44.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 26.00
  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner EUR 57.00
  • Make & paint your own Venetian mask EUR 60.00
  • Rome Like a Local EUR 40.50
  • Pizza Tour EUR 42.00
  • Guided tour of Pompeii EUR 27.50
  • Take a cruise on the glittering waters surrounding the glamorous Isle of Capri (summer only) EUR 28.00
  • See lemon groves and taste homemade limoncello on the dramatic Amalfi Coast EUR 20.00
  • Tastes of Amalfi Dinner EUR 42.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 45.00

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