You’ve always dreamed of vacationing in Italy, and now your new spouse is taking you there for your honeymoon. A two week vacation among wildly romantic cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice will make you forget reality and fall even in deeper in love with the sweetheart whisking you away for a fairy tale experience made for the storybooks.
Tour highlights include visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, Siena, and Venice.
DAY 1: Depart USA
The reception just ended and the two of you are now one and are about to embark on the trip of a
lifetime, your honeymoon to Italy. During your flight, relive your favorite memories from the wedding
and give some thought to the adventure that lies ahead. Be smart and get a little sleep on the plane so
that you are well rested and ready to explore when the plane lands.
Day 2: Rome
As you step out of the airport, take a deep breath and let the magic of Italy snare your senses. After a
ride to your lodging for the next few days, opt to unpack later and instead take advantage of the
daylight and explore the city. A few landmarks of Rome you will not want to miss include the Borghese
Gallery which is home to an extensive private collection of art from various time periods, the Basilica di
Santa Maria Maggiore for gorgeous frescoes and mosaics, and the Piazza del Popolo for a taste of local
culture. Spend the evening however you like, but begin it with dinner at a cozy Italian restaurant for a
romantic candlelit dinner.
Day 3: Rome
Rome is large city filled with historic and architectural treasures that cannot hardly be seen in the space
of one day, much less three. So today, explore the city at your leisure making sure to stop at the
Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain, to witness one of the most beautiful fountains in Europe that
features a number of stunning statues that give the fountain a regal touch. Next wander through Piazza
Navona, a famous public square featured in many films including Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons which is
fabulous for people watching. If time allows, be sure to visit the famous Spanish Steps adjacent to the
Piazza di Spagna and take in the sunset at the majestic Vitoriano.
Day 4: Rome
Breakout your best clothes for today as you and your love will be visiting the Vatican. This religious
complex sometimes referred to as one of the world’s smallest countries, is packed with internationally
recognized art and history inside the walls of St. Peter’s Basilica, on St. Peter’s Square, and in the Vatican
museums and Sistine Chapel. A visit to the Vatican is said by religious and nonreligious visitors alike to
be a very moving experience. If you are visiting on a Wednesday when the Pope is in Rome, you may
even be able to attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican. Traditionally the Pope appears to visitors and
gives a Papal Blessing. This will certainly be a very special memory.
Day 5: Rome
Today you will be visiting one of the most iconic symbols of Rome, the Roman Colosseum. This dramatic
structure traces centuries back to the early Roman period. These ruins are still intact enough that to
stand in the middle of the arena and picture a crowd going wild as a gladiator and his opponent step
into the ring to battle for survival feels eerily realistic. A guided tour will also provide a visit to the
underground Colosseum where you can virtually trace the steps of gladiators as they waited for their
turn in the spotlight.
Day 6: Rome
For a truly unique view of Rome, visit the catacombs or underground burial sites that date as far back as
the second century. Although only a handful are open to the public, an estimated sixty or more
catacombs can be found in Rome and stretch hundreds of kilometers. Traveling these subterranean
passageways is an adventure unlike any you’ve experienced here so far. Some of the more popular
catacombs you may want to visit include San Sebastiano, Domitilla, Priscilla, and Sant’Agnese. This
activity is both exciting and fascinating and gives you an excuse to hold on extra tight to your love.
Day 7: Assisi
Your time in Rome has now drawn to a close, so say Addio to the city and look forward to your journey
to Assisi. This picturesque town who is said to have been the hometown of St. Francis, sits atop the
rolling hills of Umbria and is a United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
World Heritage Site.
Once you have arrived in Assisi and have had time to deposit your luggage at your new place of lodging,
consider a stroll through this ancient town’s historic city center. As darkness begins to blanket the city,
find a lovely restaurant for dinner and toast to a new adventure in Assisi.
Day 8: Assisi
After a leisurely breakfast, set out to explore the medieval fortress of Rocca Maggiore and some of the
local churches. Rocca Maggiore is a fourteenth century castle that stands tall at the very highest part of
the city and offers stunning views of Assisi, Perugia and beyond. The area is also home to a number of
historical churches that are worth a visit including the famous Basilica of St. Francis, Santa Maria Sopra
Minerva, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Duomo di San Rufino, Chiesa Nuova, San Damiano, and the Basilica di
Day 9: Florence
This morning you will leave Assisi behind and travel to the gorgeous city of Florence. This beautiful but
large town in the heart of Tuscany is full of amazing architecture, art, and cuisine. Once you have
checked in to your new living quarters, take a little time to tour some of the main sights of Florence
including Florence Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. End your day with an evening
cooking class that is sure to reveal the secrets of fine Italian cuisine and finish with a spectacular glass of
Day 10: Florence
You may want to eat light if at all this morning for breakfast because first on the agenda for today is a
food tour through some of Florence’s most charming neighborhoods. You and your sweetheart will
indulge in authentic Italian appetizers, first and second courses, and even desserts. After all that food, a
lengthy walk through the Accademia Gallery is in order. Here you will behold famous masterpieces by
renowned artists including David which was sculpted by Michelangelo.
Day 11: Florence
Today you will be leaving the busiest part of Florence for a day excursion to San Gimignano, a medieval
town well known for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its production of Vernaccia di San
Gimignano wine. For lunch, visit a Chianti winery and do the hard work of taste testing some of the
finest Tuscan wines over a light but delicious Italian lunch. Then head to another medieval town, Siena,
to take in fabulous architecture and visit the site of the famous Piazza Il Campo horse race.
Day 12: Florence
After a leisurely breakfast and morning, attend an Italian cooking class. Here you will learn about the
importance of fresh and quality ingredients in creating mouthwatering homemade meals. Once you’ve
covered the basics, you and your love will go with the class to tour a Florence market to learn how to
identify the best picks for assembling your meal. Learning how to cook here is a fantastic way to bring a
little bit of Florence home with you.
Day 13: Venice
Alas, this morning you will conclude your time in Florence to leave for your honeymoon’s final
destination of Venice. Sometimes called the floating city, Venice is actually a series of islands separated
by waterways and connected by bridges. Upon your arrival, simply take the day to explore the islands at
leisure and stroll through this romantic city hand in hand.
Day 14: Venice
Start your day with a visit to the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most visited churches in Venice.
The church is sometimes nicknamed the Church of Gold because of the Byzantine glass mosaics that
cover much of the inside and outside. After you’ve overcome the pleasant surprise of roughly eighty-
five thousand square feet of mosaics inside the church, it is time for one of the most time honored
traditions of Venice, a gondola ride. Sail through the canals of the city with your gondola operator
providing a brief history of important landmarks and serenading you with a special Italian love song.
Day 15: Venice
Today is a day of choices between an excursion to the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
or an excursion to nearby Verona. A trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello will yield glassblowing and
lace making demonstrations that make fabulous trip souvenirs or even first anniversary presents to
commemorate your honeymoon. The most popular highlight for an excursion to Verona is visiting the
setting of Shakespeare’s renowned literary work, Romeo and Juliet. Immerse yourselves in the star
crossed lovers’ story by touring Romeo’s house as well as Juliet’s house and tomb.
Day 16: Fly Home
It has been a whirlwind two weeks full of romance and adventure that you will likely never forget.
Treasure the memories you’ve made here and tuck them safely away, but never forget the magic you
and your love discovered in Italy.
We had a wonderful time! If you can give us a few days we can let you know what we liked the most and least. Brett took
"Tommaso, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena were wonderful! Just arrived in Rome. Ciao!"
PACKAGE START AT $5,444.00 INCLUDES:
- Airfare Round Trip from New York (*)
- 5 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star Hotel centrally located in Rome
- 2 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star Hotel centrally located in Assisi
- 4 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star Hotel centrally located in Florence
- 3 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star Hotel centrally located in Venice
- Daily breakfast
- Transfer from Rome's airport to Hotel
- Transfer from Venice Hotel to Airport
- 2nd cl High speed train Rome - Florence
- 2nd cl High speed train Florence - Venice
- 3 City Guided Tours
- A bottle of Italian Sparkling Wine to celebrate your Honeymoon
- Trips 2 Italy Travel Information Kit
- Vat Taxes and service Charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes, Fuel Surcharges assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable, it must be paid locally to the hotel.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums Tips, Extras.
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Anything NOT stated under "What is Included"
Rate based on NYC(*) departure gates. Alternative U.S. departure cities available upon request.