Italian Classic Safari

Description

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.

Duration 8 days (7 nights)
Location Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, Florence
Season June—Sept. (Roe Deer); Oct—May (Boar)
Airport Rome (IN) – Florence (OUT)

Animals you can hunt during this tour

Roe deer

Wild boar

Pheasant

Detailed Itinerary

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 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 4* – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 3

Rome/ Umbria – The eternal city

In the morning visit the Eternal City and capital of the ancient world. Start with your tourist guide at the Colosseum, understanding more of the crude but grand culture of Roman empire; walk through the 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 Umbria.

Hotel 4* or Private Villa – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 4 / 5

Gubbio – Hunt

Enjoy two days roe deer or wild boar 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 and relaxing in the private villa’s swimming pool.

Hotel 4* or Private Villa – Full Board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 6

Tuscany/ Florence – Olive oil producer

Leave in the morning to Florence, on the way stop at a small olive oil producer on Trasimeno Lake. visit the “frantoio” as well as the olive grove and taste the olive oil produced at lunch before leaving toward Florence.

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 such 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.

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)

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