Italy Extravaganza

11 Days

Italy Extravaganza

An Italian road trip, your way

Get behind the wheel to explore some of Italy’s most iconic cities and regions. Begin in the capital of Rome before driving through the vineyard-covered hills of Tuscany. End your stay in magical Venice, where the only modes of transport is on foot or by boat!

Unique Explorations

  • Imagine the Colosseum as it was in its prime; the crowd, the excitement, the danger.
  • Treat yourself to a wine tasting in Tuscany, and learn about the process from grape to glass.
  • Takes easy day-trips while in Tuscany. You can visit Florence, Pisa, Siena, and many other medieval towns and villages within a short drive.
  • Discover the staple dishes in each region; try white pizza in Rome, pasta faglioli in Tuscany, and risi e bisi (rice and peas) in Venice.
  • Experience firsthand Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, now on display at the Vatican Museums in Vatican city.

Ancient ruins, winding roads, floating cities, and culinary wonders beyond your wildest dreams.. experience all of this and more on your road trip through Italy!

Spend your first nights exploring the splendors of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, and more!

Then make your way to Tuscany; explore the idyllic countryside as you take day-trips to the surrounding cities and villages, from Florence to Pisa to historic Lucca.

Your vacations ends on a sweet note with a stay in Venice, where amazing works of architecture can be reached by a leisurely gondola ride.

Along the way indulge in the flavors of the regions, from pizzas to wines to amazing desserts.

*Please note: In Italy, certain car categories will incur an additional drop-off fee when returning to a different location within the same city. Drop-off surcharges will apply to all categories when returning to a different city. These fees vary based on the category of car rental and the drop-off location, and are required to be paid on-site at the time of rental.


*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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<p>Arrive in Rome and collect your rental car. Take off to your first destination, settle in, and begin exploring the Eternal City!</p><p></p><p>Why not start your Rome exploration with a visit to the iconic Colosseum? You'll also want to see the ruins at the Roman Forum and make a stop at the Pantheon. Stop by the iconic Trevi Fountain to throw a coin in and make a wish, then treat yourself to some authentic Italian food. </p><p></p><p>You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability</p><p></p><p>Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica</p><p>ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome at Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica, located approximately five miles away from St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican. From the outside, this hotel draws guests in with its eye-popping murals painted on the se... read more</p><p></p><p>Hotel Villa Mercede</p><p>FRASCATI, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Rest and recharge at the Hotel Villa Mercede, a beautiful 3-star hotel in Frascati, located approximately 18 miles from the center of Rome. Thanks to its strategic position, guests may enjoy an oasis of relaxation and entertainment while taking advantage of its proximity to Rome. The Hotel Villa Mercede offers its guests a modern environment of contemporary design. The elegance and the functionality of spaces and furnishings have been conceived for the complete satisfaction of its guests.</p><p></p><p>Only a quarter mile from the historic center of Frascati, the Hotel Villa Mercede offers enviable panoramic position overlooking the Roman countryside. There are various food shops, craft and jewelry boutiques of the Natural Mall of Frascati just walking distance away, where you can easily find some original souvenirs. In just a short drive you can reach Grottaferrata, Castel Gandolfo, or Ariccia. Point to Rome through the famous consular road, Via Tuscolana. In 30 minutes you will be in front of the Colosseum. Or take the local train to reach the central station of Termini in Rome, the train takes about 35 minutes.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Pineta Palace Hotel Roma</p><p>ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Start your day of adventuring with warm croissants, fresh cheeses, Italian cappuccinos and freshly-squeezed juice from the breakfast spread at Pineta Palace Hotel Roma. </p><p></p><p>Hotel Midas</p><p>ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Enter the relaxing atmosphere of the Hotel Midas. Comfort begins the moment you enter the lobby. With over three hundred rooms all equipped with amenities such as a minibar, private bathroom, free WiFi, a TV, and more.</p><p></p><p>Hotel Cristoforo Colombo</p><p>ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Located close to the GRA and in the bustling EUR district, Hotel Cristoforo Colombo's renovations are complete and ready to impress. </p><p></p><p>Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica</p><p>ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome at Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica, located approximately five miles away from St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican.</p>
Day 2 :
<p>Today you may want to spend the day exploring the highlights of Vatican City. Explore the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Christian basilica.</p><p></p><p>Treat yourself to a visit at the Vatican Museums, where you'll be surrounded by masterpieces of some of the greats, from Da Vinci to Giotto. Don't forget to stop by the show-stopper: the iconic Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo.</p><p></p><p>Don't leave Rome without trying Rome's culinary specialties, such as Roman artichokes. You'll also discover that Rome has its own specialty pizza, much different than the pizza found in Naples. Grab a slice (or two) and dig in!</p>
Day 3 :
<p>Today is your final full day in Rome! Consider exploring the Roman-Jewish Quarter today, home to the oldest Jewish community in Europe.</p><p></p><p>Notice the distinct architecture and eateries here; pay a visit to the Teatro Marcello, which was commissioned by Julius Ceaser, but completed by Augustus in 13 BC, and is still in use today. End your trip on a sweet note by treating yourself to a cone of decadent gelato, the perfect way to mark your last night in Rome!</p>
<p>Today you will take off to your next stop; Tuscany! Make your way through the Tuscan countryside until you arrive at your accommodation for the next four nights.</p><p></p><p>Your first night in Tuscany calls for a glass of locally-produced wine. Relax with a meal and treat yourself to a glass of its famous reds.</p><p></p><p>You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability</p><p></p><p>Villa Il Palagio</p><p>RIGNANO SULL'ARNO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Immerse yourself in the warm beauty of Tuscany at this historic, yet modern hotel. Surrounded by a large, private garden, feel your eyes widen as you gaze out at the lush greenery that extends around Villa Il Palagio. </p><p></p><p>Fattoria Degli Usignoli</p><p>REGGELLO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Fattoria degli Usignoli is surrounded by large olive groves in a resplendent, heart-warming natural setting. Built by the Vallombrosan friars in about 1400, it enjoys a panoramic position at an altitude of 1,300 feet, in San Donato in Fronzano, in the municipality of Reggello. Immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and decorated in classic Tuscan style, it provides the ideal base for visiting nearby cities of art such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo, Cortona and the Chianti area. The restaurant combines traditional recipes with inviting and innovative dishes, served in the property’s rustic former winery. While enjoying the delicacies of typical Tuscan cuisine, guests can enjoy the hotel’s own home-grown red and white wines, as well as the top wines from all over Italy. Fattoria degli Usignoli also features three swimming pools (including one for children), tennis, a riding school, two lounges and a wine bar.</p><p></p><p>Fattoria degli Usignoli is set on an enviable position between the Arno Valley and the Chianti Hills. It is located 180 miles from the Rome Airport, 20 miles from Florence, 65 miles from Siena, 54 miles from San Gimignano, 39 miles from Arezzo and 64 miles from Cortona.</p>
Day 5 :
<p>Today, hop in your car and make way to Florence! Discover the exciting culture, the dynamic atmosphere and all of the history that exists in this vibrant city. Stroll down the cobblestoned lanes, through the majestic squares, and across the ancient bridges that are sprinkled throughout the city.</p><p></p><p>Along the way, make stops at the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto's bell tower, and of course: the Accademia.</p>
Day 6 :
<p>Take the drive to Pisa today, where you can see its famous leaning tower up close. Spend some time at the famous Knights' Square where you can discover remnants of its Renaissance past, and explore the Gothic buildings that are sprinkled through the city.</p><p></p>
Day 7 :
<p>Today consider taking a drive to Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy. Take a stroll to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, then pay a visit to one of the most breathtaking examples of Romanseque-Gothic churches: the Duomo in Siena. This stunning building will have you in awe from the intricate exterior to the colorful interior.</p>
<p>Depart Tuscany today and drive to Venice where you will spend the final three nights of your vacation.</p><p></p><p>Check In - Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese</p><p></p><p>TREVISO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars</p><p></p><p>Villa Park Hotel Bolognese is surrounded by a magnificent park which provides a pleasant, relaxing welcome to its guests. With an atmosphere that combines modern innovation with classic decor, it offers 95 spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, Wi-Fi coverage throughout the hotel, a scenic outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, as well as a sauna, Turkish bath and solarium. The renowned and refined Bolognese Restaurant and Veranda is surrounded by the beautiful park, and keeps the culinary tradition of Treviso alive by featuring local specialties with a large wine selection.</p><p></p><p>Set in a historic 19th-century building in the middle of rich parkland, Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese is just outside Treviso and a 20-minute drive from Venice. This 4-star hotel offers free outdoor parking and a summer pool with hot tub. Park Hotel Bolognese features a new, renovated wing, which is connected to the main building by panoramic corridors overlooking the park. The spacious rooms feature parquet floors, classical or modern furnishings, and a satellite TV with Sky channels. Some rooms have e hydromassage shower. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. The hotel’s relaxation area includes a Turkish bath and a sauna. The on-site restaurant is open to the public and features an outdoor veranda. The lounge bar serves a variety of drinks and snacks. </p><p>Breakfast is buffet style.</p><p></p><p></p>
Day 9 :
<p>The city of Venice is picturesque and romantic with canals and outdoor cafes on every corner. Take a gondola ride over the Grand Canal, visit Saint Mark’s Square for a remarkable 360-degree view and take a stroll over the Accademia Bridge!</p><p></p>
Day 10 :
<p>Today is your last day in Venice. You can use this time to venture out on your own and explore. Visit the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace.</p>
<p>Depart Venice today. The airport is about 25 minutes from your hotel.</p><p></p><p>A Tip For Your Trip: Please note: In Italy, certain car categories will incur an additional drop-off fee when returning to a different location within the same city. Drop-off surcharges will apply to all categories when returning to a different city. These fees vary based on the category of car rental and the drop-off location, and are required to be paid on-site at the time of rental.</p><p></p><p>Fly home!</p>

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Rome (FCO), out of Venice (VCE)
  • Manual car rental for 10 nights*- upgrade to automatic available
  • 3 nights near Rome at the Hotel Villa Mercede, or similar
  • 4 nights in Tuscany in a 2-bedroom apartment at the Fattoria degli Usignoli or Villa il Palagio
  • 3 nights in Treviso at the Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese
  • Breakfast daily

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Italy Extravaganza