Connect with some of the world’s greatest cultural highlights on a two-week exploration of Italy. Get in touch with the ancient past alongside an archaeologist amid the ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii, marvel at Renaissance treasures in iconic Venice and enchanting Florence, and stop and smell the lemons in the quaint cliff-side villages of the Amalfi Coast. La dolce vita is sweet indeed.

Trip highlights

Amalfi Agriturismo Experience, On a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, cook up (and then eat) a classic Italian feast at a charming agriturismo. This converted 17th-century monastery specializes in homegrown, delicious produce.

Pompeii with an Archaeologist, Walk with an archaeologist through the ruins of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. See the forum, the baths, and the many homes that have remained frozen in time over two millennia.

Sorrento Lemon Farm and Limoncello Tasting, Stop at an organic lemon orchard and try one of Italy’s most beloved exports: limoncello. As you stroll through the fragrant lemon groves, marvel at panoramic views of the sea below.

Itinerary - 14 Days

Day 1 Venice

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Venice

Take an orientation walk through the local markets and neighbourhoods of Venice. Opt to visit museums, churches, the Doge's Palace, or take a gondola ride.

Day 3 Venice/Cinque Terre

Head to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean. Visit Monterosso al Mare, a charming village nestled in the hillside. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the villages along the crystal clear Ligurian Sea.

Day 4 Cinque Terre/Florence

Travel to Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region. Take an orientation walk with our CEO through the lively yet ancient streets and enjoy an included aperitivo (pre-dinner alcoholic beverage) experience at a local bar.

Day 5 Florence

Enjoy a free day with a multitude of options including a day trip to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca, a visit to the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the Medici Chapels, or take an excursion to Pisa.

Day 6 Florence

Enjoy a free day with a multitude of options including a day trip to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca, a visit to the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the Medici Chapels, or take an excursion to Pisa.

Day 7 Florence/Naples

Catch the train to Naples with the option to enjoy a fantastic meal in the birthplace of pizza. Opt to visit the National Archaeological Museum.

Day 8 Naples/Sorrento

The day begins with an excursion to the ruins of ancient Pompeii with an archaeologist. Continue by private bus to Sorrento, where you're welcomed to the south by panoramic views of the sea before settling in for the night.

Day 9 Sorrento

Enjoy a free day in Sorrento. Opt to visit the nearby islands of Capri or Ischia.

Day 10 Sorrento/Amalfi

Visit an organic lemon farm to see how limoncello is made from beginning to end. Stroll through fragrant lemon groves and enjoy a taste of this delicious liqueur. Travel to the stunning Amalfi coast for lunch at a local agriturismo that specializes in home grown, delicious produce. Meet the family and tour the property — a converted 17th-century monastery. Head into the fields and gardens to learn about local produce and herbs, then sit down to a wonderful meal of local fare surrounded by lush greenery, open terraces, and groves overlooking the Mediterranean. Continue to the hotel, which offers spectacular views of the coastline.

Day 11 Amalfi

Hike the famous "Walk of the Gods," following ancient paths and trails linking isolated farms, villages, churches, and monasteries.

Day 12 Amalfi/Rome

Travel to Rome and take an orientation walk with the CEO.

Day 13 Rome

Enjoy a free day to explore Rome. Opt to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican, or just wander the streets and palazzi, taking time for a caffè or gelato.

Day 14 Rome

Depart at any time.

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