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Discover The Best Of Italy

Discover The Best Of Italy

A carefully curated tour that takes you across the best cities, awe-inspiring architecture, and the most romantic places that Italy has to offer: From Rome to Naples To Pompei, with culture-rich Florence thrown in for good measure. The very essence of Italy and everything that it has to offer is present in these cities. Discover this essence with the 12-day tour.

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Rome

About the city

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, since has so much to offer to any visitor, and it’s beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by. Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum... Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won't run out of things to do and you'll still feel like you're leaving too soon.

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Rome
Florence
Italy
Roma Termini / 6:05 AM
Train ZZ 8602-2TN0AR65726 Train
1h 21m Nonstop
Italy
7:26 AM Firenze Campo di Marte
01/09/2019 02/09/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Brunelleschi

90%
  • At 0.7 km from the center
  • Piazza sant elisabetta, 3, Florence 50122
The Brunelleschi is a magnificent luxurious hotel which enjoys a quiet situation in a pedestrianized zone close to the city's famous cathedral. Guests will be able to easily reach, after approximately 5 minutes on foot, the Uffizi Gallery, as well as...
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  • Double room executive (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 1 Nights

02/09/2019 03/09/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Brunelleschi

90%
  • At 0.7 km from the center
  • Piazza sant elisabetta, 3, Florence 50122
The Brunelleschi is a magnificent luxurious hotel which enjoys a quiet situation in a pedestrianized zone close to the city's famous cathedral. Guests will be able to easily reach, after approximately 5 minutes on foot, the Uffizi Gallery, as well as...
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  • DOUBLE OR TWIN CLASSIC (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 1 Nights

03/09/2019 04/09/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Brunelleschi

90%
  • At 0.7 km from the center
  • Piazza sant elisabetta, 3, Florence 50122
The Brunelleschi is a magnificent luxurious hotel which enjoys a quiet situation in a pedestrianized zone close to the city's famous cathedral. Guests will be able to easily reach, after approximately 5 minutes on foot, the Uffizi Gallery, as well as...
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  • DOUBLE OR TWIN CLASSIC (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 1 Nights

04/09/2019 05/09/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Brunelleschi

90%
  • At 0.7 km from the center
  • Piazza sant elisabetta, 3, Florence 50122
The Brunelleschi is a magnificent luxurious hotel which enjoys a quiet situation in a pedestrianized zone close to the city's famous cathedral. Guests will be able to easily reach, after approximately 5 minutes on foot, the Uffizi Gallery, as well as...
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  • DOUBLE OR TWIN CLASSIC (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 1 Nights

05/09/2019ECONOMY
Florence
Naples
Italy
Firenze Rifredi / 10:16 AM
Train ZZ 583-3VI2CW10161529 Train
5h 13m Nonstop
Italy
3:29 PM Napoli Centrale
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Naples

About the city

Most travellers hear the rumour Naples is a dirty, dangerous city not worth visiting. Nonsense. It is the heart of southern Italy, overflowing with energy and an abundant love of life. The local mafia gangs have earned the city its infamous reputation, but if you look beyond the fame, you’ll discover a city of breathtaking frescoes, sculptures and panoramas. Naples is rich in museums. The National Museum of Archaeology contains all the frescoes and jewellery excavated from Pompeii and outstanding sculpture and ceramics. The Galleria Nazionale features artists ranging from Massacio to Raphael. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s filled with royal palaces and castles. Stroll along the pedestrian seafront and enjoy delicious seafood dishes in one of its cosy restaurants. Neapolitans feel a cultural and communal identity that separated them from the rest of Italy; their passionate loyalties begin at home with the family, and, in many cases, end with the city. Ignore Naples’s honking horns and garbage-filled streets and enjoy a city of bewitching street life, of spontaneous conversations and profound humanity.

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Naples
Positano
05/09/2019 09/09/2019

Positano

About the city

Positano is a village and comune on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy, mainly in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS - Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta. This is one of the most famous attractions in Positano. The old church, boasting a majestic dome, was built in the 1920s and is the location of the famous 13th century Byzantine icon, the Madonna di Positano. - The harbor.

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Europa Stabia Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

90%
  • At 6.6 km from the center
  • Via pasquale moscogiuri 13, 80053 castellammare di stabia, Castellammare di stabia 80053
Property Location When you stay at Europa Stabia Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western in Castellammare di Stabia, you'll be connected to the convention center, a 3-minute drive from Gulf of Naples and 9 minutes from Pompeii Archaeological Par...
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  • STANDARD NOT REFUNDABLE-DBL (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 4 Nights

2 Activities
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Mediterranean Cooking Class & Wine Tasting in Positano

day 5 - Tour at 6:00 PM

Immerse yourself in the tastes and traditions of the stunning Amalfi Coast in this small group wine tasting and seafood cooking class at a private villa in Positano.


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Immerse yourself in the traditions, tastes, and sights of the Amalfi Coast with this small group wine tasting and seafood cooking class. A local family will greet you in their gorgeous whitewashed private home, which was one of the first houses to be build in Positano, and teach you how to prepare some typical Mediterranean dishes and how to pair them with wine.


The wine tasting and cooking class takes place on a sea facing terrace surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden. The terrace has its own kitchen where you will get busy cooking after you have sampled the wines and the antipasti. Your class will start with a tasting of four glasses of wines (two reds and two whites) produced by local boutique wineries. The wines will be paired with local cheeses such as caciocavallo and scamorza, and accompanied by olive oil dips and balsamic vinegars. 


The cooking class is hands-on and the food varies from day to day as the ingredients, mostly vegetables and seafood, are selected and bought fresh each day by the Chef. During the class, Chef Peter will share with you the cooking traditions and stories that have been passed down in his family, his love for the land where he lives and the people who every day produce organic high quality products. After preparing the meal, you'll seat down and enjoy the dishes you cooked with your fellow students while admiring amazing views of the Amalfi Coast.


This is an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, and is a must for anyone interested in Italian culture and cuisine.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This Small Group Wine Tasting & Cooking Class includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • Wine tasting paired with freshly prepared antipasti and local cheeses
  • Hands-on seafood cooking class
  • Meal on the terrace with the food you have personally prepared accompanied by local wines

Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. Maximum number of participants is 8. Minimum is 2.


Please inform us or the chef if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Please note that transportation is not included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.

Service duration is approximately 4 hours in length.


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Amalfi Coast Exclusive Cruise

day 6 - Tour for up to 8 people at 10:30 AM

Are you sick of interminable lines and crowds of tourists? Do you want to experience the pristine Amalfi Coast like a jet-setter? Then become a shipowner for the day and sail away on an exclusive cruise adventure! 


Choose the option that best suits your needs from a variety of exceptional vessels, such as the comfortable 50 foot yacht, the stunning 38 foot speedboat or the classy 28/32 foot boat. All of these yachts seem more like an upscale hotel suite than an ocean-going yacht, and they are all guaranteed to make your day unforgettable! 


Your sea escapade departs from the port of Positano, Sorrento, or Amalfi and cruises leisurely along the jagged coastline. Born and raised on the Amalfi Coast, an experienced, English-speaking captain will show you the secret grottoes and the private inlets of the coast, pointing out the best spots to swim in the turquoise waters. You'll hear the legends, facts and histories of the little villages that you pass all along the way. 


You are free to customize the itinerary as you like, but among the must-see highlights are: Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic that gave the coast its name; Atrani, the tiniest fishing village on the coast; the Grotta Pandora, with its clear blue waters; the enchanting Waterfalls of Marmorata and the Fiordo di Furore, a cliff famous for its diving championships.


Beverages, beach towels and snorkeling masks are included on board. We trust a local saying that "You haven't really experienced the Amalfi Coast until you see it from the sea." So what are you waiting for? Book this exclusive private cruise today!


Detailed information on the boats:

  • Category 28-32 ft: a classic, compact category of boat with modern and safe design, minimizing movement from the waves. Perfect for cruising between the inlets and islands.
  • Category 38 ft: The most popular boat category; completely customized and designed to include memory foam cushions, larger shower heads, top quality flooring and extended sundecks to create a natural Mediterranean spa-like experience. Additional shaded seating, spacious cabin and bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Category 50ft: a spacious yacht ideal for exploring the coast in comfort and privacy. A large cushioned sundeck on the bow as well as the stern creates optimal outdoor space, including a lovely outdoor dining area. Internal cabin boasts a bathroom, kitchen, dining area, lounge, VIP cabin and 2 additional cabins. Captain and hostess included.


Beverages, beach towels, snorkeling masks, gas and taxes included in the price.


Sites Included: Amalfi Coast, Positano, Sorrento or Amalfi

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Positano
Pompei
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Pompei

About the city

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or sixth century BC by the Osci or Oscans. It came under the domination of Rome in the 4th century BC, and was conquered and became a Roman colony in 80 BC after it joined an unsuccessful rebellion against the Roman Republic.

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Totally Ruined: The Excavations at Pompeii

day 8 - Tour at 9:30 AM

This half-day walking tour of the archaeological excavations at Pompeii introduces you to life in the ancient Roman Empire before the disastrous volcanic eruption of 79 AD.


With this half-day walking tour of these amazing archaeological excavations you will set off on a journey to explore the mystery of Pompeii and the life of people in the Roman Empire.


On August 23rd, 79 AD, Pompeii looked like any other bustling, prosperous ancient city but just three days later, on August 26th, the fiery lava and ash of Mt. Vesuvius made the city fall silent and literally vanish from the face of the earth. Gradually grass and vines covered the land where the town once stood and the local people eventually forgot even the name "Pompeii". 


For more than 1600 years, Pompeii remained buried until it was rediscovered in 1748. This discovery struck the imagination of people all across Europe and, suddenly, the classical world was once more fashionable. Philosophy, art, architecture, literature and even fashion drew inspiration from the discoveries that were made in Pompeii. The Neoclassical movement was born. Now, more than 1900 years after that fateful August morning, we are learning more and more about the last days of Pompeii.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tour price does not include admission fees which must be paid in cash on site.
  • Admission fee for the Pompeii Excavations is 13 euros per person.
  • TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM POMPEII IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE.


Sites Included: Pompeii Excavations

09/09/2019ECONOMY
Pompei
Rome
Italy
Napoli Centrale / 7:08 AM
Train ZZ 8506-2CW2TN78823 Train
1h 15m Nonstop
Italy
8:23 AM Roma Termini
09/09/2019 13/09/2019

Rome

About the city

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, since has so much to offer to any visitor, and it’s beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by. Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum... Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won't run out of things to do and you'll still feel like you're leaving too soon.

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Albergo Del Senato

99%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Piazza della rotonda, 73, Roma 00186
  • Double room (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 4 Nights

1 Activities
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Two Masters at the Papal Court: Raphael and Michelangelo in the Vatican

day 10 - Tour for 1-5 people at 9:00 AM

The Vatican palaces and St. Peter's Basilica were a true "factory" of Renaissance art: here worked the two most notable artists of the period, Raphael and Michelangelo. In adjoining rooms, sweet natured Raphael and his many assistants frescoed the private apartments of Pope Julius II from 1508 to 1520, while the gloomy and laconic Michelangelo labored almost alone on the Sistine Chapel ceiling from 1508-1512 (he returned in 1536 to paint the monumental "Last Judgment" on the chapel's altar wall). 


These treasures and much more will be revealed by your expert private guide in this half-day tour of the Vatican Museums, the most extensive collection of art in the entire world. Corners of the Vatican such as the Pio-Clementino courtyard with the famous antique marble statues of the "Laocoon" and "Apollo Belvedere," as well as the galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, and Maps will be passed through en route to the Sistine Chapel. 


The tour concludes in St. Peter's Basilica with its imposing dome and the sculpted marble masterpiece of the "Pieta'," both designed by Michelangelo. Gian Lorenzo Bernini"s impressive Baroque baldachino above the high altar, where only the Pope is allowed to say Mass, is lavishly covered in gold and bronze. You will also see the most recent papal tomb inside the Basilica where the Blessed Pope John Paul II was laid to rest in 2011.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Due to Vatican policy, this tour can only be confirmed within 60 days of the tour date. Select Italy will gladly hold your tour order on file and request the reservation as soon as Vatican policy allows (60 days beforehand). 


All orders depend on Vatican availability and the availability of Select Italy guides. No charges will be made to your credit card until all reservations are fully confirmed. 


Transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.


You will not be allowed to enter without proper attire - no shorts, miniskirts or capri-style pants, no sleeveless shirts or bare shoulders. 


St. Peter's Basilica is closed to visitors when ceremonies are in progress (Wednesday mornings, religious holidays, and feast days). 


Please note that for groups with more than 5 participants, headsets are required and are included in the final price. 


Important note for Wednesday morning tours:


Due to the weekly Papal Audience, the visit to St. Peter's Basilica is NOT guaranteed on Wednesday mornings. To avoid problems in entering the Basilica, on that day please choose an afternoon tour.


Sites Included: Vatican Museums, including the private apartments of Pope Julius II painted by Raphael and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel; St. Peter's Basilica (schedule permitting).


Entrance tickets are NOT included in the price (approx €21.00 per person, including the advance reservation fee) and must be paid in cash on site to the guide. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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