8 days tour: The most beautiful medieval villages in Italy, from Rome to Venice

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An unforgettable journey exploring and visiting the oldest villages in Italy, the charm of Tuscany, the most important and Renaissance cities of art. The history and traditions of the peoples, the tastings of fine wines and delicious tastings of the gastronomy of typical products in the different regions. Discover the best in a private tour, comfortable and in complete relaxation, of 8 nights with departure and return to Rome, with driver, tour guide and luxury vehicle available for at least 10 hours a day. You will be amazed by visiting the enchanting cities of Rome, Bagnoregio, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Orvieto. It will be a fantastic trip! Exploring and comparing the various historical sites, rich in art, culture and tourist attractions that will remain forever in your heart. Prepare to admire and photograph in these 8 days of the itinerary, the largest cathedrals, museums, galleries, monuments, palaces, squares and breathtaking panoramas.

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Duration: 8 days
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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An unforgettable journey exploring and visiting the oldest villages in Italy, the charm of Tuscany, the most important and Renaissance cities of art. The history and traditions of the peoples, the tastings of fine wines and delicious tastings of the gastronomy of typical products in the different regions. Discover the best in a private tour, comfortable and in complete relaxation, of 8 nights with departure and return to Rome, with driver, tour guide and luxury vehicle available for at least 10 hours a day. You will be amazed by visiting the enchanting cities of Rome, Bagnoregio, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Orvieto. It will be a fantastic trip! Exploring and comparing the various historical sites, rich in art, culture and tourist attractions that will remain forever in your heart. Prepare to admire and photograph in these 8 days of the itinerary, the largest cathedrals, museums, galleries, monuments, palaces, squares and breathtaking panoramas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome – Rome (H)

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy
The Colosseum is the symbol of Rome and is the most visited monument in the world. Originally called the Flavian Amphitheater by the ancient Romans, imposing and majestic where various activities took place, including the hunt and the fight of gladiators.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52, 00153 Rome Italy
The Baths of Caracalla were built by the will of Emperor Caracalla, the work began in 212 AD These famous public baths were the most impressive ever built in the Roman Empire until the inauguration of the Baths of Diocletian. Inside this gigantic rectangular enclosure, the spas were surrounded by libraries, gyms, gardens, animated by spectacular jets of water and rooms that offered various services. Currently in the Baths of Caracalla important music and opera performances are held, confirming the great fame they enjoyed in antiquity.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Circus Maximus, Via del Circo Massimo, 00186 Rome Italy
The Circus Maximus is located near the River Tiber, this strategic location allowed and facilitated trade and socialization with other peoples. Here the race of small horse-drawn carts was held for seven laps.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome Italy
The Vittoriano is the Altar of the Fatherland, it is located in the area of ancient Rome, it has great architectural and artistic value focused on the Risorgimento. During Fascism the Vittoriano became one of the stages of the regime led by Benito Mussolini.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mercati di Traiano – Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Via IV Novembre 94, 00187 Rome Italy
Trajan’s Market was the first Roman commercial center. This brick structure consisted of six floors with 150 commercial premises. The Imperial Forums were monumental squares considered the center of the political activity of ancient Rome, which over the centuries has been enriched with structures and buildings.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy
The Trevi Fountain is a beautiful monument, a rectangular swimming pool famous all over the world and one of the symbols of Rome. In addition to becoming a scenario of Italian fashion, we must mention the important scene in the 1960 film by Federico Fellini – La Dolce Vita! and also the famous and well-known scene, with the beautiful Anita Ekberg who dives into the tub and invites Marcello Mastroianni to do the same.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza di Spagna, Rome Italy
Piazza di Spagna is beautiful and famous in the world of fashion, it dresses up as a gala since in July the famous Women Under the Stars parade is celebrated there. It is located in one of the best areas of Rome, in the streets famous for shopping and the designer.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 2: Rome – Rome (H)

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
They retain one of the largest collections of art in the world, a huge collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes. The Sistine Chapel and the frescoed rooms, the masterpieces of masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, the dark Caravaggio, the imposing Titian and the grandiose Michelangelo.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Piazzale Garibaldi, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Rome Italy
At the center of the square stands the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi riding his horse, is located on a hill overlooking the right bank of the Tiber, on top of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rome from which you can enjoy the most suggestive panorama. At noon you can watch the characteristic cannon shot.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Trastevere, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio
Over the years it has become famous and a destination for many tourists, it is undoubtedly one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of Rome, with narrow streets and narrow colorful alleys, full of Roman trattorias, craft breweries, markets, shops and artisan shops but also simple B & Bs and cheap hotels.

it is a characteristic and original neighborhood with a bohemian atmosphere that has its secular roots in the working class. It is known for traditional and innovative trattorias, craft breweries and craft shops, but also for simple B & Bs and cheap hotels. From the walk before dinner until late, a crowd of young people is concentrated around Piazza di San Callisto and Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, where there is a church full of golden mosaics.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy
Formerly it was a stadium dedicated to athletic competitions, today it is one of the most famous monumental squares in Rome which represents the Baroque style of the city, built by the Pamphili family

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome Italy
The Pantheon is a world famous monument, a temple dedicated to the worship of all the gods. Its circular shape and its characteristic portico at the entrance supported by sixteen Corinthian columns of gray and pink granite have made it immortal over time.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza di Campo de’ Fiori, 00186 Rome Italy
Campo de ‘Fiori is one of the most famous squares in Rome, full of charm and history, it is the only square where there is no church and which has a double soul: in the morning it is a popular market where the voices of the Romans resonate. they sell fruit and vegetables; in the evening it is a lively square, especially for tourists, attracted by the small clubs surrounding the square.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50, 00193 Rome Italy
Built as a tomb of Emperor Hadrian, it is another symbol of Rome which over the years has had different functions: a prison, a fortress, a residence and is currently a museum and venue for cultural events.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 3: Rome – Bagnoregio – Pienza – Montepulciano (H)

Stop At: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 01022 Bagnoregio VT, Italy
During the trip from Rome you will be fascinated by the landscapes of the Lazio countryside, you will be able to observe the cultivated land, the vineyards immersed in the green hills, with splendid medieval towns and villages, perfect for photo shoots. In a short time we will arrive in the enchanting medieval village recently discovered “Civita di Bagnoregio”, founded 2500 years ago by the Etruscans, is a real jewel that unfortunately has suffered devastating effects in the past due to the excessive flow of tourists. The 300 meter long pedestrian bridge is the only way to access the village, built in reinforced concrete because the original bridge had been destroyed during the Second World War. In Civita every corner deserves a photo, the inhabitants in this place are just under fifteen people in total, but the village is always crowded with tourists. Strolling you can visit its souvenir shops, small medieval houses, the church of San Donato, the bishop’s palace, a 16th century mill and much more. During the Christmas period it houses a living nativity scene, the Holy Family, the shepherds, the Three Wise Men and the artisans of Bethlehem of 2000 years who come to life in the narrow alleys of the village.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, near Montepulciano, 53026, Pienza Italy
Pienza is another jewel of Tuscany, an exclusive village known worldwide for its beauty, enjoys a strategic position on top of a hill offering a breathtaking view. Here Pecorino de Pienza is produced, a very tasty, more or less seasoned cheese that you can taste in its small and charming shops together with many other typical local products.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Montepulciano, Montepulciano, Tuscany
Montepulciano is a hilly and panoramic village, it is one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany, rich in history, art and culture, it has origins from the Etruscan people. Walking through the walls that enclose it, you will immediately find yourself in the heart of the town, with characteristic shops and small shops full of charm. Known for the wealth of excellent vineyards, which give rise to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 4: Montepulciano – Siena – San Gimignano (H)

Stop At: Val d’Orcia, Italy
The noble wine tasting in Montepulciano includes a guided tour with an expert of the winery, a walk through the beautiful vineyards, a stop at the cellars of the estate and finally the tasting of 5 types of different wines, paired with delicious typical Tuscan products . From the richness of its excellent vineyards, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is obtained.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Centro Storico di Siena, Piazza Del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy
Siena is an ancient medieval city built on three hills and surrounded by walls. The whole city was built around the Piazza del Campo, which has always been considered a work of art. Its narrow streets, museums, palaces, squares, countless churches and towers, clearly speak of the history of this city and the type of life of today.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 5: San Gimignano – Pisa – Florence (H)

Stop At: Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Piazza del Duomo 2, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
San Gimignano is a famous medieval village with a beautiful well-preserved historic center, known for its imposing tower houses, symbols of their wealth and power, for the production of Vernaccia and saffron. A hilly town surrounded by a verdant crown of olive trees, numerous cypresses and splendid vineyards.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Duomo Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy
Pisa is a city of art, an open-air museum and also a lively and modern city whose rhythms and everyday life are marked by an intense youth and student life. The leaning tower is the symbol of the city and the most famous Italian monument in the world, it is a cylinder of white marble 56 meters high which was once the bell tower of the marble Romanesque cathedral.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 6: Florence – Venice (H)

Stop At: Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
It is one of the Gothic masterpieces. The cathedral of Florence is one of the largest churches in Italy and still remains the largest masonry cathedral ever built. One of the objectives of its construction was to overcome the cathedrals of the Tuscan rivals Pisa and Siena, both in size and in the richness of the marble and sculpture decorations. Inside you can admire one of the largest frescoes in the world: 3600 square meters of paintings
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy
The three galleries unified inside, for quantity and quality, constitute a precious collection of priceless works of art and is considered among the most important museums in the world. A museum complex in Florence that houses the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, the Vasari Corridor and the collections of Palazzo Pitti.
The architectural body of the U-shaped building makes it unique and among the most superb examples of Renaissance architecture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
Piazza della Signoria has always been the center of citizens’ civil, political and social life, today rich in masterpieces of art and architecture. The turreted shape of Palazzo Vecchio dominates the square, one of the best syntheses of fourteenth-century civil architecture. The “Fountain of Neptune” with a basin in the center of which stands the giant marble statue of the god of water. The statue of David is the marble copy and is the emblem of the victory of the Florentine Republic against all enemies.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy
The famous Ponte Vecchio was the first and oldest bridge that crosses the Arno river at the narrowest point. For those visiting Florence it is a mandatory stop for souvenir photos of tourists. Before reaching its splendor and fame today, it was the bridge of butchers and vegetable farmers. Then the shops were considered inappropriate and the eviction of the butchers was decided to give commercial space to the craftsmen and goldsmiths, who still continue the traditional work of jewelry known all over the world. Curiously the Ponte Vecchio in 1938 was visited by Hitler, Mussolini and the Nazi and fascist hierarchies.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
Known as Palazzo della Signoria it is characterized by a 94 meters high tower. It represents the best synthesis of the 14th century civil architecture of the town and is one of the most well-known civic buildings in the world. Today, in addition to being a municipal seat with the Mayor’s office, it is also a museum that houses magnificent rooms where valuable works of great historical and artistic value are exhibited.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo is dedicated to the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo, offers a beautiful panoramic view that embraces the heart of Florence and the Arno. It represents the most famous observation point of the city panorama and is certainly an obligatory destination for tourists visiting the city. Today the square is crowded with tourists, stalls and a large bronze reproduction of Michelangelo’s David.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 7: Venice – Florence (H)

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy
The imposing Patriarchal Cathedral of San Marco is one of the symbols of Venetian art and Christianity, together with the bell tower and the square of San Marco, they form the main architectural site in Venice. In the 11th century it was known as the Golden Church, for its architectural value, for the treasure of San Marco and the precious coatings, making this Basilica a visible symbol of power and wealth.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venice Italy
For many it is the bridge of lovers, but it hides secrets and curiosities that perhaps not everyone knows. It was built in Istrian stone and in Baroque style and served as a link between the prison and the seat of government and justice, where the newly judged and sentenced prisoners were transported. During a romantic Gondola trip through the canals you pass under this famous bridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
Of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal of Venice, the Rialto Bridge is the oldest and most famous, it remains the king of all Venetian bridges. At the end of the twelfth century there was a wooden bridge that united the city divided by the great canal, it was nicknamed “that of the coin” because, before it was built, whoever crossed it had to pay a “quartarolo” coin to the ferrymen.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
This square is among the most beautiful and important in Italy and in the world, it has always hosted all the most important events in the city and is known as the “Venice living room”. Piazza San Marco is the heart and symbol of the lagoon city.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Campanile di San Marco, Sestiere San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy
The Venetians affectionately call it “El parón” de casa. The bell tower of San Marco stands isolated on one side of the square and was a source of inspiration for the construction of several buildings abroad. Its height is about center meters, and originally the bell tower was used as a watchtower and lighthouse of the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gondola Bacino Orseolo, Bacino Orseolo, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
For millions of tourists it is famous as the symbol of Venice, it is a unique boat in the world typical of the city, it is 11 meters long and weighs more than 600 kg. The Venetian gondola today is an expensive tourist attraction, used for romantic walks on the canals of the city, in the past instead it was a boat for domestic use, used by every family to move around the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel

Day 8: Florence – Orvieto – Rome

Stop At: Duomo di Orvieto, Piazza del Duomo 26, 05018, Orvieto Italy
The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is a wonderful masterpiece of Gothic architecture in central Italy. In particular, famous all over the world is the magnificence of its facade, which rises upwards with its towers. Inside the cathedral you can appreciate the decorations and especially the frescoes of the greatest Italian painters of the time.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pozzo di San Patrizio, Piazza Edouard Cahen, 05018, Orvieto Italy
It is located in the center of Orvieto and is a masterpiece of Renaissance engineering, it was built in the 16th century to guarantee water to citizens at all times of the year, especially in the event of a calamity or a prolonged attack. The birth of the Well of Orvieto draws inspiration from the Irish cave known today as Purgatory of San Patrizio.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Orvieto Underground, Piazza del Duomo 23, 05018, Orvieto Italy
The exploration of the subsoil of the city, started by private individuals and subsequently surveyed by the institutions, led to the discovery of more than 1200 artificial cavities. Most of the underground environments of Orvieto are the result of initiatives almost always undertaken by private individuals. Yet under the buildings and churches, there are more than a thousand empty areas and this constitutes an anti-seismic buffer
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Centro Storico Orvieto, Piazza della Repubblica, 05018, Orvieto Italy
Orvieto was a city of great prestige in the different historical periods, with the Etruscan civilization it experienced a period of great splendor and importance, so much so that it became the fulcrum and the most populated and important center of the vast territory of Etruria. The heart of the city of Orvieto is Piazza del Duomo, a valuable area overlooked by ancient Palaces and the imposing structure of the Duomo rises, whose wonderful facade shines with polychrome marble and mosaics, monopolizing the attention for the purity of the its lines.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star superior hotel / 4-star hotel



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