Day 1 Milan There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Milan/Venice (1B) After an orientation walk of Milan, set out on your own explore the fashion capital of Italy. Travel to Venice by train in the afternoon.
Local train (2.50 hour(s), 270km)
Day 3 Venice (1B) After an orientation walk, set out to explore. Opt for a vaporetto (water taxi) ride to the islands of Murano and Burano, take a gondola under the Ponte Rialto (Bridge of Lovers), explore the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, or get lost in the twisting maze of the city.
Day 4 Venice/Florence (1B) After enjoying the morning in Venice, travel to the capital of Tuscany, Florence. Opt to visit the stunning Duomo, or the famous Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
Local train (2.50 hour(s), 255km)
Day 5 Florence (1B) Visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Medici Chapels. Take a break at Piazza della Signoria with a gelato or an espresso (or both - did someone say affogato?) before hitting lively Piazza San Lorenzo to bargain for discounted woolen and leather goods.
Opt to catch a local bus or train to nearby Siena to see more of what this province has to offer.
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michaelangelo's 'David' statue.
Day 6 Florence/Rome (1B) Head to Pisa by local train and spend time at the famous leaning tower. Continue on to Rome by train taking in the coastal views.
Local train (1.00 hour(s), 83km)
Local train (2.50 hour(s), 355km)
Day 7 Rome (1B, 1D) Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.
Day 8 Rome (1B) We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.