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The Signature Italy Tour

The Signature Italy Tour

Everything that Italy is famous for - its Renaissance masterpieces, cobblestone city streets, cafes, and exquisite wine selection – marks our signature tour. Find yourself in the presence of artists who were considered masters and geniuses. Sample the architecture and the artwork as it transports you to a period of intense and dazzling creativity; a period never replicated since.
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Your Day to Day

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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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Transfer from Airport to Accommodation

Private Standard (Economy Private Transfer)

47 Boutique Hotel

  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Via luigi petroselli 47, Roma 00186
With a stay at 47 Boutique Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Rome, steps from Mouth of Truth and within a 5-minute walk of Tiber Island. This 4-star hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Imperial Fora and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Colosseum. Take advantage o...
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  • Double room (1)


  • 3 Nights

1 Activities

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

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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.


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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Rome Termini / 12:15 PM
AccesRail and Partner Railways 9B 7227 AccesRail and Partner Railways
1h 12m Nonstop
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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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Grand Hotel Parkers

  • At 3.6 km from the center
  • Corso vittorio emanuele 135, Napoli 80121
With a stay at Grand Hotel Parkers, you'll be centrally located in Naples, within a 10-minute drive of Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel dell'Ovo. This 5-star hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Port of Naples and 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from Herculaneum. Take adva...
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  • 4 Nights

2 Activities

Discovering Naples' Masterpieces

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Discover historic and culinary Naples in this half-day tour that takes you from the seaside Castel Nuovo to the Teatro San Carlo opera house to the city?s most famous pizzerias and pastry shops.

The historic center of Naples is a feast for the eyes and the ears. Full of local color, its narrow lanes harbor over 2,400 years of precious artworks that rival those of any other European capital. Castel Nuovo is the starting point for this walking tour; a turreted medieval castle facing out to sea, it is one of the city's main architectural landmarks. Not far away is one of the world's oldest opera houses, Teatro San Carlo. The covered shopping arcade of Galleria Umberto leads to Piazza Plebiscito, dominated by the long facade of the Royal Palace where the Bourbon kings once lived. 

Piazza del Gesu' is the site of two of the most beautiful churches in town. After a peek at the exuberant Baroque interior of the church of Gesu' Nuovo, you cross the piazza to enter a totally different world: the austere, medieval spirituality of the Franciscan convent of Santa Chiara. It was begun in 1310 to house the tombs of the Angevin rulers. You'll be enchanted by the nun's cloister and garden, adorned with colorful majolica tiles painted with scenes of daily life in the 18th century.

Proceeding down the wide street known as the "Spaccanapoli" (Split Naples), you pass by some of the city's most famous pizzerias and pastry shops on the way to Via San Gregorio Armeno. The street of the celebrated Nativity scene artisans is crowded all year round, not just at Christmastime. At the end of Spaccanapoli stands the impressive Duomo where the Treasure of San Gennaro is kept. Flasks containing the saint's blood can be found in an ornate chapel in the right-hand aisle. Three times a year the blood miraculously liquefies, which is considered to be a good omen by the Neapolitans.


Please note that tour price does not include entrance tickets which must be paid in cash on site. Entrance tickets are approximately 5,00 Euro per person.

Sites Included: Castel Nuovo, Teatro San Carlo, Galleria Umberto, Piazza Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Church of the Gesu' Nuovo, Convent of Santa Chiara with cloister and museum, Via San Gregorio Armeno, Piazza San Lorenzo, Duomo


Amalfi Coast & Pompeii - Private Chauffeured Road Trip

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This tour offers you a chance to experience the best of Campania, from archaeological excavations to fresh air and seaside vistas. Starting from and returning to anywhere along the Amalfi Coast, this tour is a full day of exploration. You can choose to take your private guided tour of Pompeii in the morning or in the afternoon. Either way you'll drive along the scenic Amalfi Coast and visit many of the charming towns that dot this lovely area. 

There is flexibility in your time, so that you can pick the stops as you go, or rely on your driver for suggestions. Possible stops along the way are SorrentoPositanoAmalfi and Ravello. You'll have some free time for lunch (cost of meal not included). 

At the time you choose, you can schedule your three-hour, guided walking tour of the amazing archaeological excavations at Pompeii, one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Italy. This 'frozen city' is the result the fiery ash and lava of Mount Vesuvius that completely buried the city on August 26th, 79 AD. 

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. You'll gain unforgettable insight into daily life in Roman times, and at the end of your full day excursion, your driver will return you to the Amalfi Coast location of your choice.


You can choose to begin the tour either with driving or in Pompeii, whichever you prefer. Please let us know which is better for you so that we can make proper arrangements.

Entrance fees to Pompeii (13 euro per person) are NOT included in the cost of the tour and must be paid for in cash on site.

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes. During summer, it can be very warm, so bring a hat and some water with you.

Departs from and returns to anywhere in the Amalfi Coast. 

Sites Included:

  • Amalfi Coast - You will be driven along the coast and choose where to stop en route
  • Half-day private walking tour of Pompeii (entrance tickets not included)

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AccesRail and Partner Railways 9B 7209 AccesRail and Partner Railways
5h 51m 1 Stop - Rome Termini (3h 10m)
12:46 PM Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
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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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Hotel L'Orologio

  • At 0.3 km from the center
  • Piazza santa maria novella 24, Florence 50123
With a stay at Hotel L'Orologio, you'll be centrally located in Florence, within a 5-minute walk of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and Medici Chapels. This 4-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and 0.4 mi (0.6 km)...
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  • Double room (1)


  • 3 Nights

3 Activities

Medieval Florence & Its Urban Design

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Ideal as an introduction to the splendors of Florence, this half-day tour is perfect for those who want a basic understanding of the culture and historical events that shaped this magnificent city. 

The tour begins in the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the Forum in ancient times; from here you will explore the many picturesque corners of the centro storico. Marvel at the Piazza del Duomo, with its gaily colored, marble-clad cathedral and baptistery. You will then make your way to the poet Dante's house, and the little chapel where he first saw his beloved Beatrice. 

Discover the drama behind the Piazza della Signoria, the shape of which is the result of a 13th century family feud. Nearby is Orsanmichele, once a grain market, the exterior of which is adorned with masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture in marble and bronze. 

The tour ends in the majestic spaces of the Franciscan Basilica of Santa Croce, a veritable Pantheon of famous Florentine, housing the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. The depth of understanding you gain from this tour will follow you as you explore the rest of the city.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to conflicting schedules with Sunday Mass, Select Italy does NOT recommend this tour on Sunday morning as most churches will only be visible from the outside. 

Please also note that 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.

Sites Included: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Duomo (cathedral and baptistery), Dante's house and church (exteriors only), Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica of Santa Croce


Chianti Nord Wine Tour: Half Day

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Produced in the undulating hills of the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena, the famous Chianti Classico wine is known and celebrated all over the world. Tidy rows of vineyards set amidst historic villages and silvery-green olive trees are the scenic backdrop for this half day wine excursion to Chianti Country.

Departing from and returning to your Florence hotel, first stop is the town of Greve in Chianti with its picturesque, asymmetrical main piazza. It is lined by a succession of palaces, porticoes and loggias with the rebuilt church of Santa Croce at one end, housing beautiful Renaissance paintings from the School of Fra Angelico. At the other end of the piazza stands a statue of the explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered New York Harbor.

After a tour of Greve you'll head to the Casaloste Vineyards, known for their fine Chianti Classico and Riservawines. A visit to the cellars and a guided wine tasting are included. Then you'll visit the cellars of the Setriolo estate in Castellina in Chianti to learn how grapes become wine; a guided tasting follows.


  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • Short visit to the village of Greve in Chianti and the main piazza OR the Antinori vineyards at Badia a Passignano OR the exterior of the small castle of Montefioralle
  • Visit to the Casaloste Winery and wine tasting
  • Visit to the cellars of Setriolo and wine tasting

Lunch is not included in this tour.

Please note that if a winery is not available, it will be replaced by one of the same level.

This tour departs from Florence only. If your hotel is not located in Florence or along the route, extra charges may apply. If you are staying in Siena, please consider our Chianti Sud Half Day Winery Tour.


Cinque Terre: Day Trip from Florence - Private Tour

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Take a full-day private excursion from Florence to explore the renowned ?Five Villages? of the Italian Riviera.

A cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value, the Cinque Terre is an UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its incredible beauty. This full-day excursion departs from and returns to your Florence hotel, and offers a convenient way to discover the colors and flavors of this fascinating area.

You will meet your guide in Riomaggiore, the southern-most of the "Five Lands." Due to rock slides Via dell'Amore and some of the Cinque Terre's paths are closed until further notice, therefore instead of walking between the villages, you will take the train or public boat instead. 

After visiting Riomaggiore, you will reach Manarola, second smallest of the villages and probably the oldest; the cornerstone of Manarola's church of San Lorenzo was laid in 1338.

Corniglia is next. Perched on top of a promontory, Corniglia is the only one of the five villages without direct access to the sea. It is enclosed on three sides by picturesque, terraced vineyards while the fourth side descends steeply to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. After a guided visit of the village and its park, you'll stop for a tasty lunch of local dishes and wines at the Cantina de Mananan (included in the price).

Last but certainly not least is Vernazza, the most picture-perfect of the five and considered to be one of the most authentic fishing villages on the Italian Riviera. You'll not soon forget the feeling of being embraced by Vernazza's fine, natural harbor.

Please note that due to rock slides, the Via dell'Amore is closed until further notice. Therefore you will go from Manarola to Riomaggiore by train.



  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • Walk along the Via dell'Amore from Riomaggiore
  • Guided visit of of Corniglia and its park
  • (entrance ticket to the park included in the tour price).
  • Lunch at the Cantina de Mananan (included in the tour price)
  • Guided visit of Vernazza

Please note: If you choose the train or bus between locations, tickets are already included in the tour price. If your hotel is not located in Florence or along the tour route, extra charges may apply for pick-up and drop-off.

This excursion encompasses hiking between the five small towns of Cinque Terre. On request, it is possible to go from town to town by train. 

Equipment to bring with you: sunglasses, hat, shoes suitable for hiking, drinking water and, depending on weather conditions, a raincoat or jacket with hood. 

Please note that if a winery is not available, it will be replaced with one of the same level. 

Sites Included: Riomaggiore, Via Dell'Amore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza

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About the city

Perhaps no city is as fabulous as Venice, a metropolis built upon pilings, a labyrinth poised over a lagoon. Venice has been called the drawing room of Europe, and indeed for centuries the city was a sanctuary for ideas and idealists, a crossroad of the Byzantine and Roman worlds. Today Venice is a different kind of drawing room. Wealthy visitors clamber into gondolas to gawk at the Byzantine palaces while being serenaded by accordionists and art appreciators stand on tiptoe for a glimpse of Renaissance masterpieces. No monument is as memorable as the city itself, so use the major sights only as an excuse for wandering. Venice revolves around piazza San Marco. The best feature of the mosaic-covered Basilica di San Marco is the Pala D’Oro, a glittering gold Byzantine bas-relief. The Torre dell’Orologio, left of San Marco, is a beautifully embellished clock tower. For culture vultures check the Accademia for the best of Venetian paintings. Some say that the tourist Venice is indeed Venice, but there are other Venices as well. To find them, wander away from the major sights and into the quieter outlying residential neighbourhoods, you won’t be disappointed, this maze of stone and colour exudes enchantment from every brick.

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Palace Bonvecchiati

  • At 1.5 km from the center
  • San marcocalle dei fabbri 4680, Venise 30124
With a stay at Palace Bonvecchiati, you'll be centrally located in Venice, within a 5-minute walk of St. Mark's Square and Grand Canal. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from St. Mark's Basilica and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from La Fenice Opera House. Be...
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  • 3 Nights


Transfer from Accommodation to Airport

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The Signature Italy Tour
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