Travel from the Empire Era to the Renaissance
Experience the glories of Italian history, art and tradition travelling from the Empire Era in Rome to the Renaissance in Florence; enjoy the culinary traditions hidden in Trattorias and vineyards off the beaten tracks.
Day by day
Day 1 – Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome Airport and meet your Italian Safari tour director, transferring you to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, enjoy breakfast together with your Tour Director and spend some time walking around the city center: Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Campo de Fiori before enjoying a quick lunch with the best “Pizza al Taglio” of the city. Afternoon and evening available to recover from the flight.
Hotel Nazionale (4*) – Meals not included – Italian Safari Tour Director
Day 2 – Rome/ Vatican City – Michelangelo’s finest in the heart of Christianity
Take advantage of the morning to get rid of jet lag or exploring magnificent monuments as Fontana di Trevi or the Spanish Steps, all at walking distance from your hotel. After lunch meet your tourist guide in Rome and move to Vatican State where to explore the museums and Saint Peter Cathedral, admiring Michelangelo’s finest artworks: the Sistine Chapel and the poignant Pietà. At the end of the visit meet your Tour Director for dinner and a walk through Rome-by-night.
Hotel Nazionale (4*) – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director
Day 3 – Rome/ Gubbio – The eternal city
In the morning visit the Eternal City and capital of the ancient world. Start with your tourist guide at Colosseum, understanding more of the crude but grand culture of Roman empire; walk through Fori, stepping on the same stones and roads Cesare walked through. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel for a quick lunch in the surroundings before meeting your Tour Director and leave by car to Gubbio.
Hotel Relais Ducale (4*) – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director
Day 4 / 5 – Gubbio – Hunt
Enjoy two days roe deer hunting at sunrise and sunset. During the rest of the day, time available to discover the magnificent medieval town of Gubbio as well as organizing tours in the surrounding Assisi or activities as cooking classes or truffle hunts.
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Hotel Relais Ducale (4*) – Full Board – Italian Safari Tour Director
Day 6 – Tuscany/ Florence – Vineyards and the Castle of the Sovereign Order of Malta
Leave in the morning to Florence, on the way stop at Magione: the 1000 years old castle of the Sovereign Order of Malta, closed to every other tourist, and enjoy a private lunch inside the rude castle. Taste the wines produced in the property and explore their vineyards and cellars before leaving toward Florence.
Niccolini Dome Palace (Boutique hotel) – Lunch Included – Italian Safari Tour Director
Day 7 – Florence – The Uffizi and Michelangelo’s David
In the morning meet your tourist guide in Florence and start your visit into the Uffizi gallery, admiring some of the most impressive artworks of the renaissance as Caravaggio’s Medusa or Da Vinci’s Annunciation; continue your guided tour in the Accademia and Michelangelo’s David. Spend your afternoon walking around the Dome and the central roads of Florence, admiring the 500 years old palaces and the boutiques where most of the Italian fashion brands where founded. For dinner take our advice to taste a Bistecca alla Fiorentina in one of the most typical “Buca” (trattoria) of the city.
Niccolini Dome Palace (Boutique hotel) – Meals not included
Day 8 – Depart Florence
According to your flight schedule, transfer to Florence airport (transfer to Rome airport is also possible at an extra charge).