Italy highlights tour, Venice to Rome
Description of Italy highlights tour, Venice to Rome
Soak up delightful Italian culture with this tailor made Venice to Rome tour that sees you travelling independently by train, with all of the arrangements made ahead so that you can relax and enjoy the journey.
From Venice (or Milan if you’d prefer) you travel to the gorgeous Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands – don’t miss the “margheritine di Stresa” here – these crumbly, buttery biscuits sprinkled with sugar are wickedly good.
After the elegance of Turin you continue on to La Spezia, and your starting point for a couple of days exploring Cinque Terre, one of the world’s most photographed stretches of coastline. Walk quieter trails linking these colourful villages to avoid the crowds, and perhaps stay in one of the villages so you can enjoy the atmosphere once the tourist buses have left for the day.
Lucca is one of the best-kept secrets in Tuscany, a wonderfully walkable city full of magnificent architecture. Orvieto meanwhile, perched on a cliff in Umbria, is renowned for its cathedral, and the wines that are kept cool in deep caves by local producers – it’s easy to arrange a tasting here.
Finally you arrive in Rome, with the chance to extend your stay and savour one of Europe’s most fascinating capitals. Throughout this Venice to Rome tour you’ll stay in a succession of welcoming and charming hotels, chosen for their convenient locations, and run by local people.
The beauty of a bespoke itinerary is that it can be shaped to your passions and interests, so you have a wealth of opportunities to experience Italian culture, while your trip helps with the preservation of many ancient sites and buildings.
6 Reviews of Italy highlights tour, Venice to Rome
Reviewed on 05 Jul 2023 by Marie OSo many highlights as we saw so much... Excellent and highly recommend the services of the tour operator if you would like a customised trip to Italy curated for you. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2023 by Roger CottonThe first boat trip in our private speedboat was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 May 2023 by PN CranOverall well organised. I should have listened to Chiara ideally spoken with her. 4 hotels on just over 6 days is too much moving around. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2022 by Neela Bettridge5 ***** Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Feb 2022 by Lynn DimeryEverything booked for us was exceptional from the accommodation, transfers to the guided tours yes Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2019 by Paula AppletonEverything was memorable ! The Rome food tour, the Vatican tour, Capri & Anacapri, the Blue Grotto & Venice. Read full review
PlanetThe survival of some of the places that you are going to visit on this tour is strictly linked to the preservation of the environment: access to Le Cinque Terre is quite restricted for cars and coaches, the five villages are accessible mainly by train or boat which we will use to travel there. We are in a very fragile geological area of rare beauty and the local administrators pursue a far-sighted policy about the preservation of this territory. It is rare to see local regulators favouring the survival of the environment instead of immediate profit from thousands of tourists visiting this beautiful corner of Italy every year, so we are proud to work with such a forward thinking organisation.
The “dying town” of Civita di Bagnoregio is a unique place where the preservation of the environment means the survival of the town itself. On this tour, we are able to offer a choice of hotels which are historical buildings turned into hospitality venues to preserve them and to pass their cultural heritage on to future generations.
PeopleYou will have the opportunity to get in touch with local guides who will introduce you to the local culture and traditions off the usual touristic routes. The driver who will take you to Civita di Bagnoregio and Bolsena is a local who will share with you his passion for the territory where he lives.
We are a small Italian tour operator and we establish partnerships with businesses similar to ours, usually small local companies; some of them usually work with Italian tourists and rarely with foreigners, your visit would be a special event for them and you can count on a friendly attitude even if they may not speak flawless English.