Romantic Italy

Duration: 7 days

Highlights: Venice, Grand Canal, Frari church, Verona, Cortona, Assisi, Rome

This is an idyllic honeymoon or romantic 7-day break to Italy. It encompasses the main sights this beautiful country has to offer.

Travel the stunning canals of Venice by gondola, re-enact famous scenes from Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet' in Verona, picnic in the grounds of an Umbrian vineyard and wonder through Rome at your leisure.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Venice

Upon arrival at Venice airport you will be welcomed to Italy by your local Guardian Angel and transferred to your hotel where you will be assisted with check-in procedures. On arrival, speed across the lagoon to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Luna Baglioni

 

Day 2 - Lover's Venice

Explore the romantic, less explored side of Venice with your expert local guide today. Meander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways in the old artisans' quarter where picture postcard images seem to appear around every corner. Visit the Frari Church which houses masterpieces by Titian, Bellini and Canova.

Overnight: Hotel Luna Baglioni

Meal Plan: B

 

Day 3 - Transfer to Florence via Verona

This morning you will be assisted on to a private motor launch and transferred from your hotel to Piazzale Roma, where you will meet your English-speaking driver and depart Venice by private vehicle for Florence. Stop en route in the beautiful city of Verona where you will meet your local English-speaking guide for a 2½ hour walking tour. Your tour will include Juliet's House and the Arena, the 3rd largest Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, home to gladiator battles and today, theater and opera performances. After lunch at leisure (up to 1 hour), rejoin your driver and vehicle and continue to Florence.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Florence

Meal Plan: B

 

Day 4 - Under the Tuscan Sun & Assisi

Join your driver-guide on a journey through to central Italy today and the stunning Tuscan countryside. Explore the region around Cortona, synonymous with the romantic novel and film 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. 

Enjoy the remainder of the day in Assisi at leisure. Your hotel’s amazing spa sits within the 2000 year old Roman structure of the building – truly unique. Rooms are in part of a converted church, many with incredible views over the dramatic Umbrian landscapes.

Overnight: Nun Assisi Relais Palace

Meal Plan: B

 

Day 5 - A Romantic Italian Picnic

Enjoy the morning at leisure or explore the fascinating town of Assisi.

Spend your lunchtime at a family-run Umbrian vineyard, where in its heart a luxury picnic has been laid out for you in the serenity of the Italian countryside, with the medieval city of Assisi as your backdrop. Take your time, as long as you want, your personal waiter will continue to serve estate wines as long as you may wish to linger.

In the evening your driver will bring you to the outskirts of Rome for a truly romantic and memorable meal. The Solo Per Due restaurant is one of a kind, where the intimate (world's smallest) restaurant is dedicated just to you and your partner, with the whole experience tailored around your tastes and preferences. Afterwards continue on to your hotel in Rome.

Overnight: Hotel Rose Garden Palace

Meal Plan: B

 

Day 6 - Transfer to Rome

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in the historic Italian capital.

Overnight: Hotel Rose Garden Palace

Meal Plan: B

 

Day 7 - Depart Rome

Today you will be transferred by private vehicle with an English-speaking driver to the Rome Fiumicino airport to board your departure flight.

Meal Plan: B

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