From a passion... to a dream... to you
All our tours are able to be customised to suit the guests we have with us. With this in mind, we have created this tour which has enabled us to add some amazing places that we also love. From Florence and Northen Italy coast to coast. Join me for this boutique customised tour just for you and your group.
Florence - Cinque Terre - Lucca - Lake Como - Lake Garda – Verona – Venice - Bolzano - Cortina - Milano
DAY 1 Friday, 28th June 2019
We meet at the beautiful, centrally located Hotel to welcome you to Rome. Once checked in and rested, we will take a leisurely walk to view some of the most famous and ancient icons in Rome- including the famed Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. Next we will enjoy the best coffee in Rome at the world famous Saint Eustachio. Then we’ll stroll by the beautiful fountains and classic architecture of The Piazza Navona and continue to the Victor Emanuel II Monument and The Forum. From there will will enjoy a tasty evening aperitivo overlooking the Colosseum and then stroll via the illuminated Forum ruins after dark.
DAY 2 Saturday, 29th June 2019
Rome to Florence Breakfast / Lunch
After a breakfast at your hotel, we set off into the green countryside beyond Rome on our way to Florence. An amazing array of medieval villages dots the hillsides along the drive. The Classic Hotel in Florence awaits you (it is the epitome of Italian Villa style accommodation). Set in the most elegant tree-lined street. It is a quick and easy stroll to the amazing and ancient bridges leading into central Florence.
Lunch is at a traditional Fiaschetteria Toscana- deliciously regional cuisine. Then we take the rest of the day to explore Florence -shops, cafes, museums, art and architecture. Everything is right here for you to enjoy. Dine late into the evening at any of the many restaurants which are all within easy, level walking distance back to the Classic Hotel.
DAY 3 Sunday, 30th June 2019
Florence Breakfast / Dinner
Wake up and join us for a morning walk along one of the most beautiful Via’s in Florence. Rising into the lush green hills behind the Classic Hotel, this scenic 3km return walk winds its way past traditional villa estates and parklands to the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo.
After taking in the panoramic vistas of all Florence, we will walk back down stopping at one of my favorite places for a coffee. Then help us organize the rest of the day to make Florence your own. We can do anything you like! See our full “playlist” of things to do, and customise your day to be as busy or as relaxing as you like. Then join us as the summer sun sets along the river Arno for a refreshing and tasty aperitivo.
DAY 4 Monday, 1st July 2019
Florence Breakfast / Dinner
A full spectacular day in Tuscany. We tour the picturesque hills, vineyards and stunningly beautiful historic living ancient towns of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Siena. Experience history walking amidst the architecture, customs and culture of these amazing places. There is so much richness to take in that this is truly a day to remember forever. In the evening, we plan to attend the (prova Palio). This is the practice run of the famous Sienna medieval horserace “Il Palio” A memory to enjoy. Complete the evening with a lovely local feast.
DAY 5 Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
Florence Breakfast / Lunch
Casually start your day with breakfast at the hotel before we set off into the Tuscan Hills to Verrazzano Castle – one of the most charming wineries and historic building in Tuscany and located in the heart of Chianti shire. This picture-perfect vineyard hosts lunch for us today along with a memorable tour of the winery which dates back to the 7th century. Sample and/or purchase regional produce from the winery, or simply breathe in the stunning scenery.
DAY 6 Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
Today is a full day to enjoy Florence and the Tuscan region in exactly the way you choose. Would you love a cooking class to help recreate Tuscan dishes at home? A Vespa tour through the Tuscan hills? Or like to create your own signature scent at a Florentine perfumery? Maybe a water colour art class to capture the beauty of your holiday?
We will help you create your perfect day. Our Tuscan Holidays "Playlist" is your reference point for some amazing and memorable things to do.
DAY 7 Thursday,4th July 2019
Florence to Cinque Terre Breakfast / Dinner
We say goodbye to Florence for our stunning ocean experience. We set off for a 3 day adventure to the World Heritage listed Cinque Terre National Park. A day of spectacular vistas and towns, we visit beautiful Portovenere for lunch before driving over the hills to the colourful and iconic Cinque Terre town of Riomaggiore.
Settle in to the quaint accommodation that this town is renowned for, and then meet at Kiki’s Cliffside bar. The panoramic views of the Mediterranean are unforgettable.
Relax as we drift to the waterside dinner at Enoteca Dau Cila. After enjoying a heavenly meal. Your hotel is only metres away, or continue to enjoy the Mediterranean moonlit night air.
DAY 8 Friday, 5th July 2019
Cinque Terre - (Manorolo) Breakfast
Today is the day for the stunning, world famous Cinque Terre coastal town walk. After breakfast we set off on the trail along the Lovers Path to Manarolo. From there, choose your own journey by foot or train through one or all of the remaining picturesque towns to rejoin us at Monterosso.
Our way home will be board a cruise back down the blue Mediterranean waters to Riomaggiore. This is a great opportunity to photograph the iconic cliff-clinging towns from a distance on the water. Then the rest of the summer evening is yours to enjoy in any way you like.
DAY 9 Saturday, 6th July 2019
Cinque Terre - (Manorolo) Breakfast / Dinner
Today is the day for you to relax and explore the beauty that are the Cinque Terre. Walk, hike, catch a train, swim or just bathe in one of the worlds pristine experiences. Meet for dinner as I can imagine there will be many adventurous stories to tell
DAY 10 Sunday, 7th July 2019
Cinque Terre to Lucca Breakfast
Say goodbye to the family of lovely coastal towns as we make our way to the beautiful walled city of Lucca. Here we will relax and absorb the beauty this town has to offer.
DAY 11 Monday, 8th July 2019
Lucca Breakfast / Dinner
A quick sprint to the famous town of Pisa. We will then return to Lucca for a relaxing afternoon of shopping or sightseeing and food.
DAY 12 Tuesday, 9th July 2019
Lucca - Lake Como Breakfast / Dinner
Leaving Lucca begins our spectacular Lakes portion of our trip. Lake Como is our intended direction with our final destination being Bellagio. Settle into this beautiful lake surrounded town. Stroll and enjoy an alfresco dinner.
DAY 13 Wednesday, 10th July 2019
A day trip to Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como. Explore and enjoy a lovely lunch with us. The beautiful, small island is now property of the Brera Academny of Fine Arts. Then lets cruise back to Bellagio to take in the sight and experiences this lovely town has to offrt.
DAY 14 Thursday, 11th July 2019
Belagggio to Verona Breakfast / Dinner
Time for us to make our way to the Romantic town of Verona which will be our hub for a few days. Settle into the hotel and we will explore the town along with its lovely Colosseum and of course the immortal balcony of Romeo and Juliet
DAY 15 Friday, 12th July 2019
Verona – Venice – Verona Breakfast / Dinner
Changing the pace today. A quick train trip will take us to Venice for a lovely stroll to Piazza Venezia and other beautiful sights on the way. Lets enjoy the day, and apperitivo and then make our way home late into the evening
DAY 16 Saturday, 13th July 2019
Verona – Lake di Garda – Verona Breakfast / Lunch
A morning short drive takes us to Lago di Garda, Simrione to be precise. This spectacular point of land pierces the lake and shows us amazing 360 view and medieval town. We will relax and make our way back in the evening
DAY 17 Sunday, 14th July 2019
Verona to Bolzano Breakfast / Dinner
Our Coast to Coast portion of the holiday is over as we head for the famous Dolomites. The spectacular mountains will unfold infront of us as we drive north along the east coast of Lago di Garda. Bolzano is our destination and here will experience the Austrian influence on northern Italy wilt food, wine and a little bit of dialect
DAY 18 Monday, 15th July 2019
Let’s relax and savor mountain living. The views will never cease to catch your attention and amaze you.
DAY 19 Tuesday, 16th July 2019
Bolzano – Cortina – Bolzano Breakfast / Lunch
The greatest road trip will happen today. An unbelievable drive through the amazing Dolomites to the world famous ski town of Cortina. No snow, but I feel it will be fresh.
DAY 20 Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Bolzano to Milano Breakfast
Time to go. A sad goodbye sees us heading to discover Milano. An end for some and onward journeys for others. We will check in and then hit the famous piazza.
DAY 20 Thursday, 18th July 2019
Milano Breakfast / Dinner
Our final day of discovery and rest. Let’s take it easy and see the sights and activities that interest you
DAY 21 Friday, 19th July 2019
Our time together comes to end. We must say good bye. You are welcome to add to your wonderful adventure and if we can help, we would love to.
Friday, 28th June 2019
Friday, 19th July 2019
Dedicated transport by private mini-bus with driver
21 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels. Selected by ourselves for their unique character and excellent location.
Guided tours by local guides in Florence
21 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 11 dinners
Experienced Australian Tour Companion for the duration of the tour
What’s Not Included?
Arrival and departure airport transfers (can be arrangend on request)
International airfares into Italy (can be arranged on request)
Meals not stated on the itinerary
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (can be arranged on request and is essential)