Italians may or may not have invented romance, but they’ve certainly spent centuries refining it. This tour is perfect for that persons who want to celebrate their love or anyone ready to fall in love with Italy’s fine food, luxurious hotels and romantic landscapes.
10 days/ 9 nights – Amalfi Coast & Capri, Florence & Tuscany, Rome
• Amalfi Coast– most famous for the town of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) is one of Europe’s most breathtaking.
• Capri – one of the most picturesque and visited locations inCampania.
• Florence – It is the most populous city in Tuscany;
• Tuscany – possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.
• Rome – without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world;
Day 1 Bucharest – Rome
You will fly from Bucharest to Rome on a direct flight. On arrival you will take your car/ will be intampinati by your private driver and start your trip.
Begin with a three night stay at a glamorous seaside resort on Amalfi Coast in Sorrento, Positano or Ravello. En route to the Amalfi Coast, enjoy a tour of beautiful seaside villages.
Day 2 -3 Amalfi Coast
Enjoy a day to relax at your hotel. Another day take an excursion to the fabled isle of Capri. While there, enjoy time to explore the shops and cafes, visit the Blue Grotto, or explore the village of Anacapri.
Day 4 – 6 Florence
Next you will go to Florence for two nights. During a flexible private city tour, experience Florence according to your interests. You might like to explore the market squares, antique districts and artisan workshops of the Oltrarno district. Perhaps visit the world-renowned Uffizi or take a cooking class at a villa just outside of the city. Other options include touring the beautiful Boboli Gardens, small museums, nearby ruins, or shopping for Florentine gold jewelry, handmade paper, gloves, leather, antiques and housewares.
Day 6 – 8 Tuscany
Continue your tour to Tuscany and spend two nights in a luxurious retreat. En route, travel through olive groves and vineyards to explore celebrated hill towns such as Siena and San Gimignano and wine tasting in the Chianti countryside. Alternatively, visit the beautiful towns of Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Day 8 -10 Rome
Finally, you will go to Rome for a two night stay. Discover ancient pagan and Christian monuments, the splendors of Baroque and Renaissance palaces and churches, and the surprising urban additions of the modern city. During free time in Rome, enjoy la dolce vita and the city’s excellent cuisine.
Craggy, winding and riddled with caves and secret beaches, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world. The volcanic headland reaches out from the ankle of Italy towards the Tyrrhenian, sheer mountainside plummeting into the sun-sparkled sea.
Just to the south of Naples, this postcard-perfect promontory attracts landscape-hungry artists, glamour-hungry film stars and spaghetti-hungry gourmets from around the world. The serpentine coast road weaves around and tunnels through the mountains, never losing sight of the sea. It’s a route made for summer drives with the warm salty breeze in your hair, or for cliff-top hikes and hidden-beach picnics. Crumpled-wedding-cake towns spill down to the shore, where weathered fishing skiffs dock to unload the catch of the day, alongside summer sun-seekers sipping limoncello at the terraced bars of Positano or Praiano.
A legendary idyll: Capri’s beguiling combination of fabled beauty and hedonism has charmed Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and showbiz stars for decades. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal – a smooth cocktail of chichi piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes.
A love affair between culture, commerce and good living, this fine city has long been fêted as the most aesthetically pleasing in all Italy.
Notching up more past glories than the average continent, Tuscany’s capital still leads from the front: between its fairy-tale squares, centuries-old churches and sprawling palaces run streets alive with energy, style and irresistible shopping. It’s luxury goods galore on Via Tornabuoni, artisan jewellers on the mediaeval Ponte Vecchio and delectable deli fare everywhere – the riches on offer are enough to get the most ardent anti-capitalists scrabbling for the plastic. The city centre is architecturally breathtaking, and compact enough to stroll in an afternoon; follow heart-stirring glimpses of the gingerbread-hued Duomo and its frosting-pale Campanile down narrow streets, and eat Italian soul food in a simple trattoria.
When mother Nature was handing out charm, she really piled the goodies up high when it came to this above-the-knee patch of Italy.
If the slopes dotted with cypress trees and olive groves don’t win your heart, the aromas and flavours of the flourishing farmlands will, via your stomach. Perfectly preserved Renaissance treasures in culture-packed ancient cities scream out for attention, while the quieter lure of Maremma, Italy’s Wild West, is characterised by beautiful coastline, hot springs and marshes once patrolled by cowboys. Don’t let Tuscany’s popularity with tourists fool you into thinking you can’t get away from it all here – sure, this beloved province will treat you to the gamut of holiday activities, but whether you feel like touring mediaeval hilltop villages, hitting the designer boutiques, or flopping on a lounger-for-two for poolside sun-kissed snoozing, Tuscany’s allure can be enjoyed at every pace.
History, human genius and the hot midday sun have conspired to make Rome one of the world’s most seductive and thrilling cities.
A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the lifestyle as it is gorging on art and historic sights. And there’s no better way of getting into the local spirit of things than by eating and drinking well. Food and wine are central to Roman social life and the hundreds of pizzerias, trattorias, restaurants and gelaterie that crowd the city centre do as much business catering to locals as to tourists and out-of-towners. Do as the Romans do, says the proverb, and there’s nothing more Roman than enjoying a tasty wood-fired pizza in a packed pizzeria or dining al fresco on a glorious city-centre piazza.