The Grand Tour of Italy

Itinerary Photos

Between the end of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Grand Tour, a training journey undertaken by the scions of aristocratic families, at first English and then from all over Europe, to get to know the territories and people of the Old Continent, had Italy as its most sought-after destination and the crowning glory; longed for with the traits of a classical yet expressionistic, stately and picturesque dream, the cradle of the Greco-Roman civilization and of the Renaissance, exotic in a way, backward, almost barbarized by centuries of decadence. Thus tourism was born, and it was born in the “Bel Paese”, which inspired a generation of travelers and intellectuals, Goethe in the lead, the ideal of an inimitable perfection because it is spontaneous, lively, natural.

Itinerary

Rome Colosseum Travel Italy
1° day: Rome

Meet with our driver at the airport and transfer to the “St. Regis” hotel, where you will check-in and have time to relax. In the afternoon, take part in a fantastic city tour with a private guide to admire the capital from the panoramic terraces of the most beautiful noble palaces. At the end of the tour, we recommend dinner in the characteristic Trastevere district before going back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Trevi Fountain Rome Travel
2° day: Rome

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our guide for a private tour to discover Baroque Rome (Pantheon area, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna), and enjoy a typical lunch. In the afternoon, experience an excursion with a professional photographer, who will teach you how to immortalize the majestic archaeological remains of the Imperial Forums. Return to the hotel and rest for the evening.

Roman Castles Italy Travel
3° day: Rome - Castelli Romani - Rome

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a Ferrari tour among the medieval villages known as Castelli Romani, encircling the gentle Alban Hills near the capital. Arrive at a prestigious winery and enjoy a tasting of specialties, and a scrumptious lunch in a restaurant with a spectacular viewpoint. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening.

Florence Travel Italy
4° day: Rome - Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and leave towards Florence, where you will be accommodated at the “St. Regis” hotel. In the early afternoon, enjoy a  private guided tour of the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For dinner we recommend trying the succulent Florentine steak in one of the many traditional restaurants. Return and relax at the hotel.

5° day: Florence - Chianti - Florence

Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for a 4WD tour along the characteristic “white roads”, country cart tracks that cross the famous Chianti wine region; stop for a visit, accompanied by an expert, to the vineyards of a renowned winery and sample the oenological specialties, organic oil and honey, and a typical Tuscan lunch. Return to the hotel and unwind.

6° day: Florence - Venice

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and depart for Venice, check-in at the “St. Regis” hotel and take your time to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk through the streets of the city and a characteristic gondola ride with a private guide. At the end of the tour, return to the hotel, where we recommend an aperitif on the veranda and a dinner in the prestigious restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. 

Travel Venice Motor Boat
7° day: Venice

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a private excursion into the dreamy labyrinth of the “Serenissima” on board a luxurious “Riva” motorboat, and enjoy a typical aperitif on the water. Return to the hotel and take some time to relax.

Travel Italy Milan
8° day: Venice - Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and leave for Milan, where you will check-in at the “Bulgari” hotel. We recommend lunch in the enchanting artistic district of Brera. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit with a private guide to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, a symbolic masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Afterwards, experience the indispensable ritual for every authentic “Milanese”, the “aperitivo”, on the panoramic terrace of the Branca Tower, almost 109 meters high, built in 1933 and designed by the well-known architect Gio Ponti. Return to the hotel and rest for the evening.

9° day: Milan - Lake Como - Milan

Have breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and depart towards Como, where you will spend a day on a boat to discover the beautiful lake, among scenic coasts, colorful villages, noble villas, and will have the possibility of a fantastic lunch on a panoramic terrace. At the end of the day trip, return to Milan, where we suggest dinner at one of the many Michelin starred restaurants of the city. Return to the hotel and rest for the evening.

Milan Travel Italy
10° day: Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a private transfer to the airport.

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