From the wide canals of Venice to the sunny lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast, this luxurious 8-day itinerary is Italy like you've never seen it before. Tour Florence's world-famous art museums with an art historian, learn to cook Italian food in Rome and discover ancient Roman history at the Colosseum. Round out your trip with a helicopter flight over Pompeii and a tour of the sunny Amalfi Coast.
After exploring the Basilica, you’ll leave the square and crowds behind to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the real Venice. Enter the city’s labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys to discover an enchanting city of meandering canals and delicate bridges. Explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its gothic palaces, and at the Scuola di San Marco to learn about the famous trade schools of Venice, the foundations of the great mercantile empire.
As you walk, listen to your guide share insights and historical narratives about illustrious Venetians, such as Marco Polo. Visit his house and enjoy stories about this legendary globe-trotting Venetian. You’ll also learn how common citizens made this city a vibrant and magical place. Admire the Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, "the Pantheon of Venice," and enter an old merchant's warehouse. Emerge from the labyrinth of hidden Venice to discover the Rialto Bridge waiting for you!
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Itineraries with Venice Walking Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace
Starting in Venice, your 8-day trip will bring you the best of Italy's Veneto region. Take a guided walking tour of Venice, visiting its most famous palaces and piazzas, and head out of the city to the Murano and Burano islands known for glassmaking and lacemaking. Experience Roman history in Verona, taste Valpolicella wine, and visit the inspiration for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. On Lake Garda, explore the picturesque villages of Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, and Malcesine.