Nature lovers planning a trip to Italy should consider an itinerary featuring some of the country's most impressive villas and gardens. This unique travel package focuses on several villas that can be admired in the areas around Rome and Florence. During the tour, travelers would have the opportunity to visit the Vatican Gardens, Villa Farnese and Villa Lante with their elegant gardens and fountains. Also included in the itinerary are two fine examples of Tuscan villas: Villa Gamberaria and Villa Peyron in the hills outside of Florence. In your free time, you will be able to visit the famous historical monuments of the city centers of Rome and Florence as well. Take in the beauty of Italy's most opulent villas and expansive gardens during this independent travel package featuring Rome and Florence.
From ROME to FLORENCE
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 will be free time for you to start discovering the city until the evening, when you'll meet with your tour assistant who will provide information regarding your travel itinerary. You will spend the night at the hotel in Rome.
Day 02: ROME
You will have breakfast at the hotel to get ready for a day in the Eternal City. In the morning you will visit the Vatican Gardens, a private meditation site for the Popes since 1279. In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy Rome at your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, admire the Colosseum and the Roman Fora, visit the breathtaking Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums or simply relax with a delicious gelato in front of the Trevi Fountain. You will enjoy dinner at your hotel and spend the night 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 journey north, crossing beautiful country landscapes, we will stop to visit the Villa Farnese complex and Gardens in Caprarola and the Gardens of Villa Lante in Bagnaia. Though these two fine examples of architecture were built during the same period and are both located in the Viterbo area, they are completely different: the first, Villa Lante, is a marvel of water architecture designed by Tommaso Chiruchi, and especially noted for its gardens. Villa Farnese, on the other hand, was designed to be a fortress, complete with a moat and drawbridges. In any case, these impressive villas with their elegant gardens and beautiful water features and grottoes will leave you with unforgettable memories. The journey will continue along the hill country towards your hotel in Florence where you will have dinner with your party and spend the night.
Day 04: VILLA GAMBERARIA, VILLA PEYRON AL BOSCO IN FIESOLE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then you'll spend the rest of the day touring two beautiful villas around Florence. The Gardens of Villa Gamberaia are a nice example of architecture and landscape combining over the course of 300 years, from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century. From the gardens, you will have a wonderful view of the city of Florence and the Arno River Valley. In the afternoon, you will have time to visit Villa Peyron al Bosco di Fontelucente in the Fiesole Hills. This is a splendid example of a Tuscan villa nestled between olive groves and woods with a very elegant garden and a breathtaking view over Florence and Castel di Poggio, an 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 Gates of Heaven. You will also be able to admire Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture at the Accademia Gallery, visit the Uffizi Gallery or enjoy some relaxation in the Boboli Gardens. You may want to consider a side trip to Pisa or Lucca (optional activities not included). Dinner on your own and overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 06: FLORENCE
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PACKAGE START AT $2,999.00
- Transportation by Deluxe private vehicle as per itinerary;
- 2 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Rome;
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Florence;
- Daily Buffet Breakfast;
- 3 dinners;
- Visit of the Vaticans Gardens;
- Visit of the Villa Farneses Gardens in Caprarola;
- Visit of Villa Gamberaias Gardens in Florence;
- Visit of Villa Peyron al Boscos Gardens in Florence;
- Entrance fees for the monuments here above;
- Vat Taxes and Service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) 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.
- Porterage service;
- All which is not listed under PACKAGE INCLUDES.
Independent tour package with private car w/ Driver for transfers.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
All transfers are operated with a private transportation with English speaking Driver. Some of the excursions are operated with private guide, others are operated in conjunction with a larger group to offer the opportunity to meet other people and maintain the cost reasonable.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).