Italia Bella: Rome to Venice

2015 Prices From $4,511 for 8 Days - Tauck Bridges

Tauck Bridges' classic Italy tour is designed with your family in mind – on which you'll share the splendors of Italy together! Explore the imperial city of Rome and the legacy of the powerful Roman Empire that ruled the world millennia ago. Look up at the celebrated ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, as well as around at other Vatican treasures, on our special after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, without the usual crowds! Explore Orvieto's fascinating medieval tunnels, and discover the amazing art masterpieces of fabled Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, meet an art historian and watch a pizza-making demonstration. Travel to the Tuscan city of Pisa and see the Leaning Tower. Take a high-speed train to Venice where gondolas – and a serenade – mask-making and gelato introduce you to daily life in this city of canals on Tauck's ultimate family Italy tour!


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  1. Day 1

    Back in time to ancient and Renaissance Rome



    Day 2

    Imperial Rome and an after-hours Vatican Museums visit



    Day 3

    Through Orvieto's tunnels and Tuscany's hills to Florence


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    Day 4

    Insights from an art historian, Pisa and its Leaning Tower, and an evening free in Florence


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    Day 5

    In Florence, a day at the Uffizi and a night making pizza


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    Day 6

    Via high-speed train to Venice, St. Mark's, the Doge's Palace and more


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    Day 7

    Mask-making, time on your own and a fond farewell in Venice


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    Day 8

    Homeward bound



    Note: The Vatican is unavailable for the after-hours visit on tours of April 5 and August 14; we have arranged priority early morning entry (ahead of regular visitors).
The Tauck Difference

Our trip to Italy was, far and away, THE BEST TRIP OF OUR LIVES! This goes for every one of us, Steve, me and all 4 kids. So many things made such an incredibly memorable experience – our once-in-a-lifetime private tour in the Vatican Museums, the pizza-making and mask-making events, the ‘dream’ gondola serenade, the fabulous local guides, THE FOOD, just everything ... It does not get any better!

The Lynn Family, PA

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