If you only have 10 days to spend in Italy, this is the tour for you. Start in Florence to see Renaissance works by da Vinci and other artists in the Uffizi Gallery, then head to Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower. Continue to the Tuscan countryside to see the medieval city of Siena, and end in Lucca, where 11th-century churches and the perfect plate of handmade pasta await.
Skip the long lines and let a guide lead you through one of the top museums in the world, the Uffizi Galleries. Renowned for its impressive Renaissance art collection, you’ll view some of Italy’s most important masterpieces. The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de’Medici, commissioned the building in 1560 CE and used it as offices for the Florentine magistrates (Uffizi in ancient Italian meant “offices”). Today, these rooms sprawl over 64,000 square feet (6,000 sq m), showcasing works by famous and beloved artists.
As you walk through the different exhibits, your guide will divulge interesting facts and fascinating stories. Learn anecdotes about the artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, as you admire their work. In addition, your guide will reveal important symbolism and share background stories for a deeper understanding of the art and artists.
Unveil any mysteries behind these famous pieces, including the commissioning and subsequent creation of the art. You’ll view works such as The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals by Raphael, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, and Venus of Urbino by Titian.
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If sitting on a Tuscan hillside winery with a glass of Chianti, kneading fresh pizza dough, and seeing the Sistine Chapel sound like a good way to spend nine days—look no further, because this packed itinerary is for you. Start in Bologna to see the 11th-century university and stuff yourself full of Parmeggiano cheese, prosciutto, and Ragu alla Bolognese. Continue to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' in the Uffizi Gallery, then spend a day drinking Chianti like the Romans do in Tuscany. Finish in Rome to see the Galleria Borghese and Colosseum before becoming best friends with your perfectly handmade Italian pizza.
Combine the historical splendor of Italy with its natural charm in this 14-day tour, highlighting the ancient cities of Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome with sunset gondola rides, regional dishes in local neighborhoods, and guided walking tours, plus visits to many museums, art galleries, and monuments. Enjoy tasting wine in the picturesque hills of Tuscany, plus guided tours of Siena, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum. Swap lively city centers for outdoor experiences in Lake Como and Cinque Terre, like boat tours, day hikes, and traversing the seaside in search of colorful villages.
Experience La Dolce Vita on this packed 11-day itinerary of Italy's favorite cities. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence for a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and a day in Tuscany. Continue to the Amalfi Coast for rocky beaches and summer villas, then end in Rome where the Sistine Chapel, Galleria Borghese, and bohemian Trastevere await.
From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to eclectic artist neighborhoods in Venice, this 9-day trip is perfect for travelers who want to see Italy's top sights at a relaxed pace. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and taste Chianti wine in Tuscany. End your trip with three days in Rome for trendy wine bars, nighttime foodie crawls, and an exclusive tour of the Vatican City.