9 or 11 days

Como Region, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, with extension to Rome

In Venice and Florence, memorable landmarks like the Duomo and the Doge’s Palace convey Italy’s vital role in world history. In Cinque Terre, a train ride through the five villages brings you deep into the Italian culture. Each village has its own unique character and charm; experience it firsthand in the scenic vistas, the medieval forts and the lively markets.

Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

Day 2: Milan • Venice

Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Travel to Venice

Day 3: Venice

See a glass-blowing demonstration
Guided Sightseeing of Venice
With your expert local guide you will see:

  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Grand Canal

Visit the Doge’s Palace

Day 4: Venice • Ravenna • Florence

Travel via Ravenna to Florence
Tour Ravenna with an expert local guide
Visit the Museum and Basilica of San Vitale

Day 5: Florence

Take a guided tour of Florence
With your expert local guide you will see:

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Gates of Paradise

Day 6: Florence • Cinque Terre

Day 7: Cinque Terre

Explore the Cinque Terre by train

Day 8: Cinque Terre • Como region

Take a cruise on Lake Como

Day 9: Depart for home

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Day 9: Como region • Milan • Rome

Travel by train to Rome

Day 10: Rome

Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide
Take a guided tour of Vatican City
With your expert local guide you will see:

  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica

Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome
You will see:

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps

Day 11: Depart for home