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Our captivating Eternal Cities & Essence of Sicily tour captures the true spirit of Italy in one unforgettable 13-day trip.
Your trip through Italy begins in Venice, known for its romantic canals before heading to Florence to uncover its rich Renaissance heritage. Next, the eternal city of Rome awaits! Admire one of the most historic cities in the world, filled with cultural delights, such as the Colosseum, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and the Vatican City. Finally, take some time to unwind in idyllic Taormina, nestled on the sun-kissed coast of Sicily, in the shadow of legendary Mount Etna! Ready to live the Dolce Vita? Here’s what to expect on an Exoticca tour of Italy.
Arrive in the romantic city of Venice, built across more than 100 small islands. Venice is a pleasure to explore on foot as you navigate its labyrinthine streets, stumbling across hidden cafes and historical and cultural gems along the way. Get out and enjoy a peaceful gondola ride along the atmospheric canals, for a quintessential Venetian experience!
You can also take a guided tour through Cannaregio, one of the most characteristic Venetian neighborhoods, and cross the iconic Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. Finally, head to Campo San Bartolomeo to see the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo before arriving at Piazza San Marco, the most famous square in the city!
The next stop is Florence, the heart of the Italian Renaissance, where a guided walking tour reveals countless cultural treasures and hidden secrets of the Tuscan capital. Begin in elegant Piazza Repubblica, before heading to Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, home to the local market. Stroll through the streets of Florence before arriving at the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic bridge in the city and a timeless symbol of Florence. Walk through Piazza Della Signoria, the heart of medieval Florence and home to the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. End the tour in the spectacular Piazza San Giovanni, where you’ll find the impressive Florence Cathedral, with its iconic Brunelleschi cupola and famous Giotto Belltower.
Get to know Rome, the “Eternal City” and Italian capital. Enjoy included visits to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, three of the main archaeological sites in Rome and learn about the city’s rich and complex history, from its foundation to the gladiatorial fights. Cherish thisopportunity to appreciate the best-preserved corners of ancient Rome.
There’s plenty of time to indulge in delicious Italian cuisine and soak up the ambience of the city’s spacious piazzas and vibrant streets! Why not visit the Vatican, walk in the footsteps of the greats in the old city or simply indulge in some delicious gelato. However you choose to spend your time in this city, Rome is sure to delight you with its old-world charm and bucket-list sights.
Located just off the “boot” of mainland Italy, the island of Sicily is bursting with heritage sites and is famously the home of Mount Etna! Arrive in Taormina, a coastal town overlooking the Ionian Sea. Explore the captivating atmosphere of the old town and make time to sample the flavors of authentic Sicilian cuisine, a delight to the tastebuds!
There’s much to explore in Taormina, but the most unmissable sight is the Greek Theater of Taormina, dating back to the 3rd-century BC. It also boasts amazing views of the idyllic Sicilian coastline.
Why not take a stroll along Corso Umberto Street, flanked by upmarket boutiques and shops? Alternatively, you could catch the cable car down to the coast to pay a visit to Isola Bella Island. More adventurous travelers might like to hike through Mount Etna National Park. With the perfect combination of sun-kissed beaches and cultural sights, you’re sure to fall for the charms of Sicily!
The eternal allure of Italy and Sicily are undeniable. Still need convincing? Here are just a few of the Top Reasons to Visit Sicily, from its 14,000-year-old history to its mouth-watering cuisine and sophisticated regional wines.
Ready to experience an authentic Italian escape for yourself? For more details and departure dates for Exoticca’s extraordinary 13-day tour of Italy, contact one of our Travel Professionals today!
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*Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards. In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.