Italian Discovery (Flights Included)

24 Day Small Group Tour from Venice to Rome with Bunnik

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 24 Day Italian Discovery (Flights Included). From Venice to Rome, immerse yourself in la dolce vita on this incredible journey through beautiful Italy. Discover Imperial history and admire Renaissance art and architecture. Taste the local delicacies, explore Lake Como...read more

     
24
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Venice
Rome
Small Group Tour
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Itinerary

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1 Depart Australia
2 Arrive Venice
Welcome to Italy and the ever-enchanting city of Venice! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
3 Venice
A place like no other, a day exploring Venice will leave lasting memories. Today's highlights include Piazza San Marco and the Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and a visit to a traditional glass-blowing factory. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (B/D)
4 Venice - Verona - Milan
Today we travel west through the northern Italian countryside to Milan, via the fair city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. (B) Special Experience: Visit a famous wine cellar in Franciacorta for a tasting, accompanied by some local cheeses and smallgoods.
5 Lake Como Excursion
Today's excursion takes us to the idyllic Italian Lake District at stunning Lake Como. We'll take a scenic cruise to admire the palatial villas and hotels and enjoy some free time in beautiful Bellagio. (B)
6 Milan
Discover the glamorous city of Milan today on a sightseeing tour. We'll admire the intricate Duomo, Sforzesco Castle and visit the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure. (B)
7 Milan - Langhe Region
This morning we depart for Turin. On a city tour we'll see the Basilica of Superga, the Royal Palace and the Renaissance Duomo. This afternoon we'll continue to the Langhe region. (B/D)
8 Langhe Region
Italy's hilly region of Langhe is renowned for its wines, cheeses and truffles. This morning we'll tour Cherasco and visit the majestic castle of Serralunga d'Alba.  Special Experience: We'll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before venturing into the woods in search of the region's famous truffles. Later this afternoon we'll visit a local farm to taste some of its produce and wine. (B/L)
9 Langhe Region - Bologna
Special Experience: This morning we depart for the food-lover's paradise of Bologna, stopping in Emilia Romagno to taste cheese, and Modena to try the famous balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. (B)
10 Bologna
Today we tour the city of Bologna, characterised by its red-brick palazzi, towers and lengthy porticos. This afternoon we'll make the short trip out to Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum. (B)
11 Bologna - La Spezia
Today we depart for La Spezia, stopping to visit Forte dei Marmi and taste the Lardo di Colonnata, a local cured salumi (special cold cut meat) flavoured with herbs and spices. (B)
12 Cinque Terre Excursion
Special Experience: We spend a full day exploring some of Italy's most photographed coastline, discovering some of the five colourful villages that make up the Cinque Terre. Clinging to steep terraces, the villages and ancient vineyards are linked by paths, trains and boats and cannot be accessed by car, making this a truly unique area. (B/L)
13 La Spezia - Pisa - Florence
We travel to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower. Here we'll also see the Baptistery and Duomo of St John. This afternoon we continue through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (B)
14 Florence
Our tour this morning commences at the grand Piazza del Duomo, where we see the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery. We'll also admire Michelangelo's sculptural masterpiece, the statue of David, at the famous Galleria dell'Accademia. This evening we enjoy dinner with a local and learn about everyday life in Florence. (B/D)
15 Tuscany Excursion
Today we venture out to explore the rolling hills of Tuscany. We'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns of Siena and San Gimignano. (B)
16 Florence - Rome
Sit back and enjoy the countryside as we travel to the Eternal City of Rome, via the beautiful town of Assisi and the city of Orvieto. (B)
17 Rome
Discover majestic Vatican City this morning (fast-track entry). We'll visit the amazing Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica - all containing works of art and sculptures by Michelangelo. We'll also explore Imperial Rome today. Highlights include the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Capitol and the Colosseum (fast-track entry), where gladiatorial contests and games were held along with mock sea battles and executions. (B)
18 Rome
Today is at leisure for you to explore the city at your own pace. (B)
19 Rome - Sorrento
We travel to the stunning Bay of Naples and the town of Sorrento via the ancient city of Pompeii (fast-track entry). Buried under ash for centuries after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD/ it is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman civilisation. (B) Special Experience: This evening we'll make our way to the historic Teatro Tasso for a performance of the ‘Sorrento Musical'.
20 Sorrento
After breakfast, we take the hydrofoil to the island of Capri. Beguiling Capri is known for its rugged landscape, café culture and brilliant bougainvillea. We'll tour the hilltop town of Anacapri and have some time at leisure before returning to Sorrento in the late afternoon. (B)
21 Amalfi Coast Excursion
Special Experience: We'll travel along the famous Amalfi Coast, through the stunning towns of Positano and Amalfi, making several photo stops along the way! Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Sorrento. (B)
22, Sorrento - Rome
After breakfast we return to Rome. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure before tonight's group farewell dinner. (B/D)
23 Depart Rome
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
24 Arrive Australia

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Journey Highlights
La Dolce Vita
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Venice, the most alluring city in the world, showcasing St. Mark's Square, St. Marks Basilica, Doges palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • See magic in the hands of a master craftsman at a Glass blowing Factory as they create a piece of art work before your very eyes.
  • Visit the fair city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
  • Stop at a famous wine cellar in Franciacorta for a tasting, accompanied by cheeses and smallgoods.
  • Discover the glamourous city of Milan on a sightseeing tour, including the Duomo, Sforzesco Castle and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery
  • Visit stunning Lake Como in the idyllic Lake District and take a scenic cruise to admire the palatial villas and hotels and enjoy some free time in Bellagio.
  • Explore Turin on a city tour, taking in the sights of the Basilica of Superga, the Royal Palace and Renaissance Duomo.
  • Tour the town of Cherasco in Italy's Langhe Region.
  • Visit the majestic castle of Seralunda d'Alba.
  • Venture into the woods in search of the Langhe region's famous truffle.
  • Stop in the Emilia Romagna region to taste its famous cheese and lambrusco.
  • Taste some of the balsamic vinegar for which the Modena region is famous.
  • Visit a prosciutto manufacturer for a tasting in Parma.
  • Tour the city of Bologna, characterised by its red-brick palazzi, towers and lengthy porticos.
  • Travel out to Maranello and visit the Ferrari Museum.
  • Spend a full day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cinque Terre. Made up of five colourful villages - Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore - the region's brightly painted houses are some of the world's most photographed.
  • Visit Pisa, home to one of Europe's most iconic structures -  the Leaning tower.
  • Enjoy some free time in the Tuscan town of Lucca.
  • In Florence see the Cathedral of Florence at the grand Piazza del Duomo, as well as Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery with Ghiberti's famed bronze 'Gate of Paradise'.
  • Admire Michelangelos's incomparable statue of David.
  • Enjoy dinner with a local and learn about everyday life in Florence.
  • Tour the sights of medieval Siena, including Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and Baptistery.
  • Enjoy free time to explore charming San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval walled town.
  • Explore the Umbrian town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, and tour the famous St Francis Basilica.
  • Take a walking tour in the clifftop town of Orvieto, sitting 1,000 feet above a valley of vines and olive trees.
  • Discover the opulent Vatican City and visit the amazing museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica.
  • Explore Imperial Rome including the roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Capitol and the Colosseum.
  • Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the wonders of Rome. 
  • Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii which laid buries for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in the year 79AD - it's one of the most significant examples of Roman civilisation.
  • Visit Sorrento's historic Teatro Tasso for a performance of the 'Sorrento Musical'.
  • Explore the beautiful Isle of Capri and visit the cheerful village of Anacapri.
  • Enjoy a half day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast.  Enjoy the views at a stop over Positano, and wander the streets of Amalfi.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included.
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour (if using group tour flight on arrival only)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid 
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 21 nights in good quality hotels (3-4-star)
  • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

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