Gardens and Villas of Italy Deluxe Package
6 Days/5 Nights
Rome, Vatican Gardens, Villa Farnese In Caprarola, Villa Lante In Bagnaia Caprarola, Villa Gamberaria, Villa Peyron Al Bosco In Fiesole, Florence
Day 01: ROME
Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel on your own. There'll be free time for you to start discovering the city until the evening, when you'll meet with your tour assistant which will provide you information regarding your travel itinerary. You'll spend the night in the hotel in Rome.
Day 02: ROME
You'll have breakfast at the hotel to be ready for a day in the Eternal City. In the morning you will visit the Vatican Gardens, probably the nicest in Rome and private and meditating site for the Popes from 1279. In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy Rome on your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, admire the Colosseum and the Roman Fora, visit the breathtaking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums or simple relax with a delicious gelato in front of the Trevi Fountain. Dinner will be had at your Hotel and overnight in Rome.
Day 03: ROME, VILLA FARNESE IN CAPRAROLA, VILLA LANTE IN BAGNAIA, FLORENCE
After breakfast, check out from your Hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence. On the way north, crossing beautiful country landscapes we stop to visit the Villa Farnese complex and gardens in Caprarola and the ones of Villa Lante in Bagnaia. Although these two fine example of architecture have been built in the same period and both are located in the Viterbo area, they are completely different: The first, Villa Lante, is a marvel of water architecture designed by Thomaso Chiruchi, and especially noted for it's gardens. Villa Farnese is designed after a fortress, complete with moat and drawbridges. Impressive villas, elegant gardens and beautiful water features and grottos will leave you unforgettable memories and pictures. The journey will continue along the hill country towards your hotel in Florence where you will have dinner with your party and spend the overnight.
Day 04: VILLA GAMBERARIA, VILLA PEYRON AL BOSCO IN FIESOLE
Breakfast will be had at the hotel, and you'll spend the rest of the day touring other two beautiful villas around Florence. The small Villa Gamberaia’s Gardens is a nice example of architectural and landscaping combination over the course of 300 years, from the seventeenth to the twentieth. From its garden you will have a wonderful view of the town of Florence and the river Arno’s Valley. In the afternoon time to visit the Villa Peyron al Bosco di Fontelucente in the Fiesole hills. This a splendid example of a Tuscan villa nestled in olive groves and woods with a very elegant garden and a breathtaking view over Florence and the Castel di Poggio, a enchanting medieval castle. Return to your Hotel to enjoy your dinner and get a peaceful night's sleep.
Day 05: FLORENCE
After a good Italian breakfast at the hotel, you'll have a free day to explore Florence. Called the "Cradle of the Renaissance," you'll marvel at the magnificent works of art and architecture, including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and the Baptistery, with doors so lovely that Michelangelo likened them to the doors of Heaven. You will be able also to admire the Michelangelo’s famous David at the Accademia Gallery, visit the Uffizi Gallery or enjoy some relax in the Boboli Gardens. You may also want to consider a side trip to Pisa or Lucca (optional activities not included). Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel.
Day 06: FLORENCE
After breakfast, our services will end.