Rome and Florence – Cradle of Italian culture
This 8-day itinerary unravels the two major must-sees in a trip to Italy. In both cities we have included special exclusive visits. Throughout the trip you will enjoy visits with professional private guides and luxury car with top level drivers, but we are always open to CUSTOMIZE EVERY DETAIL OF THE TRIP ON YOUR PERSONAL REQUESTS.
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ROME, the eternal city, with its Colosseum, the Vatican Museum, the most important jewish ghetto in Italy, Castle St. Angel, special insider accesses thought just for you. FLORENCE, cradle of Renaissance, from Uffizi Gallery, to Michelangelo’s David, Boboli’s Garden, the ghetto and wine tastings in Chianti area.
LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Rome, Florence, Chianti.
ELEMENTS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
1) Jewish Heritage;
2) Art cities;
3) Special Exclusive accesses;
4) Culinary Experiences;
5) Wine Tastings;
Arrival of clients at Rome Fiumicino in the morning, transfer from the airport to Rome, accommodation in hotel. Meeting with the guide and beginning of the guided tour of the city by cab (not included) to the Colosseum. The Eternal City is a real treasure trove, an open-air museum containing priceless works of art for which a lifetime would not be enough to visit them. Beginning of the visit to the Colosseum (tickets included), called by the ancient Romans "Amphitheatrum Flavium", was built by Emperor Vespasian, in about 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD. Our guide will help you relive the atmosphere of the shows with wild beasts and gladiators that were held for centuries in this imposing monument. Visit to the Palatine hill, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums, which are a series of five monumental squares built over the course of a century and a half (between 46 BC and 113 AD) in the heart of the city of Rome by Julius Caesar and the emperors Augustus, Vespasian, Nerva and Trajan. Return to the hotel in the afternoon to rest. Night in Rome.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer early in the morning by cab (not included) to the Vatican Museums (tickets included) where with a private guide we will discover the museum with the most annual visitors in the entire peninsula. Our special admission will get you into the Museums early in the morning, thus avoiding the crowds normally found in the halls. The Vatican Museums' fame is more than understandable, given the priceless works such as the Sistine Chapel, which houses Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam, Raphael's rooms, the Gallery of Maps and the Cortile della Pigna. From the museums we'll arrive at St. Peter's Basilica, where at the entrance we'll immediately find the wonderful statue of the Pieta by Michelangelo, along with other masterpieces of rare beauty. We will then move on foot to Castle St. Angel (tickets included), a medieval castle built on the mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The visit will also reveal the frescoed Baroque rooms that hosted the Popes who took refuge in the castle.
After lunch we'll rest a bit at the hotel before reaching the Ancient Appian Way by private car with driver: we'll admire this ancient Roman road, sprinkled with ruins of millenary mausoleums, with a horseback ride with the colors of the sunset. Return to the hotel and second night in Rome.
We will wake up later in the morning than yesterday to go and visit with a Jewish guide the Ghetto, which represents one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the whole capital. We will get lost in the small streets of the area, where picturesque squares, such as the one that houses the beautiful Fountain of the Turtles, open up to surprise guests. We will give an exclusive touch to your visit by letting you enter privately a place normally not accessible to the public: the Historical Archives of the Jewish Community of Rome. Here, in addition to receiving a detailed explanation from the Jewish Community about the history and development of the ghetto, you will be able to admire historical documents from five centuries ago such as torahs, ketubbahs, chumash and period photos. After lunch in one of the ghetto restaurants (not included) we will visit with a local guide all the most picturesque corners and squares of the city center, from Piazza Navona, to Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza del Popolo, Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. Return to the hotel and third night in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private car with driver to a cooking school to enjoy a Pizza or Gelato making class (in private or shared with other people), where a talented chef will reveal all his secrets to prepare these local delicacies. Fun guaranteed not only for children, but also for adults. In the afternoon, free time for shopping in the city center and then we will enjoy the most exclusive experience that the city can offer: a cocktail on the panoramic terrace of a noble house in the city center. The 360° view of the center of Rome with the colors of the sunset will be the best way to say goodbye to the eternal city. Return to the hotel by cab (not included), fourth and last night in Rome.
Check out from the hotel in Rome to go by private car to your next hotel in Florence. Meet with your guide at the hotel to set off on a tour of the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. We will start with one of the main monuments of the city, the Accademia Gallery (tickets included), which houses the famous David by Michelangelo. Then we will discover Jewish Florence and its Synagogue, a beautiful example of synagogue architecture of the Emancipation that stands out in its monumental forms to affirm the inclusion of the community in civil society and the achievement of equal rights. The Jewish Museum of Florence, inaugurated in 1981 on the initiative of the "Friends of the Jewish Museum", offers a historical overview of the Jewish community in Florence and their bond with the city. Return to hotel, night in Florence
After breakfast at the hotel, a professional guide will take us to discover the main monuments of Florence, such as the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower, the Porcellino Market and the beautiful churches of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. Then we will visit the Uffizi Gallery (tickets included), one of the most famous museums in Italy thanks to the famous works of art that it houses, such as Botticelli's Venus and Spring, Caravaggio's Medusa, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo and Leonardo's Annunciation. In the afternoon we will have fun with a treasure hunt through the streets of the city, which will help the little ones to learn more about the lives of historical figures such as Leonardo and Dante. Return to the hotel, second night in Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by luxury car to a wonderful winery (also kosher, on request) in the Chianti area to enjoy a tasting of the fine wines of the area and a lunch (included) based on local products. In the afternoon return to Florence. Free time at leisure. Third night in Florence.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the wonderful Boboli Gardens, a masterpiece of Renaissance and Italian Garden. Afterwards, we will board the typical Florentine "Barchetti" for a short private cruise on the Arno River that will allow us to admire the spectacular Pontevecchio bridge from below. At the end of the tour, return to the hotel and departure for Rome Fiumicino airport by private car with driver. Departure and end of services.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 participants||4 participants||6 participants|
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 5,000||€ 3,500||€ 3,000|
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 2390 - Excluding flights
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights
from € 2800 - Excluding flights
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