Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this two-week highlights tour. Explore the floating city of Venice, the Renaissance jewel of Florence, and the Eternal City of Rome. Ride a Vespa through picturesque Tuscany and discover the stunning Amalfi Coast. Soak up the culture, food, and wine while you fall in love with Italy.
Starting in Florence, a local guide will lead you on your Vespa through the quiet, cypress-lined roads of the Chianti region, capturing the best of the scenery, aromas, and soft breezes. Enjoy the feel of the fresh air as you admire the gentle fields dotted with silvery olive groves, tiny ancient parish churches, and gold-hued farmhouses. Absorb the beauty of luxuriant vineyards and stop along the way for photos and a visit to a famous local winery. Explore the cellars and learn all about wine production techniques from the expert winery staff.
Continue through flower-filled meadows as you make your way to a boutique winery. Here you’ll enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch (or dinner). Savor the unique flavors of seasonal local specialties while learning about the estate's approach to winemaking. Your host will lead you through a tasting of olive oil as you enjoy the ambiance.
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Itineraries with Day Trip: Tuscany by Vespa
If spending 9 days seeing top works of art and eating chocolate Foccacia sounds good, then this trip is perfect for you. Start in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David', tour the Uffizi Gallery, and go shopping on the medieval Pontevecchio Bridge. See the Tuscan countryside from the top of Pisa's leaning tower, then see soaring cathedrals and ancient Piazzas in medieval Siena. Explore food and wine in the Val d’Orcia before ending in romantic Lucca, where quiet courtyards, 12th-century chapels, and the perfect cup of afternoon coffee await.
Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance in all its splendor. Discover Rennaissance art in Florence, browse bustling markets for fresh produce and cured meats and stroll through narrow medieval streets to see the 1,000-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Head to the Tuscan countryside to visit Siena and see the medieval Monteriggioni fortress and learn the secrets behind a homemade Italian meal.