Italy for First Timers
Rome, Florence, Venice
10 days, 9 nights
From €4,985 per person
Experience the best of Italian food and wine, art and antiquities in the cultural capitals of Rome, Florence and Venice—visiting both well-known highlights and off-the-beaten-path finds—and discover the pastoral charms of Tuscany’s most picturesque villages and sought-after wineries.
Why You'll Love It
- Enjoy private tours of the monuments and marvels of Ancient Rome and Vatican City; Venice’s canals, piazzas and palazzos; and Florence’s historic center
- Spend a full day with a private driver exploring top vineyards and medieval villages or learning the art of Italian cooking in the rolling hills of Tuscany
Fly into Rome (FCO) airport and enjoy seamless VIP meet & greet service—with a dedicated arrival concierge, fast-track through customs, and luggage assistance—followed by a private luxury car transfer to your accommodations. Settle into your accommodations and explore on your own.
Today, explore Rome with a private local guide. Choose from a selection of half-day touring options such as Ancient Rome, Vatican City, or a culinary walking tour.
Depart Rome for Florence via train. Settle into your accommodations and enjoy your first evening at your leisure, with the option to add on a twilight walking tour through the city.
Today discover Florence with a half-day private guided walking tour spanning Renaissance treasures such as David at the Accademia or the food markets and culinary delights of Firenze.
Travel Through Tuscany
Spend the day in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You’ll have the choice of either exploring hilltop towns and family-run wineries with a knowledgeable local driver, or learning the secrets of Tuscan cooking with a private chef in her 17th century Chianti estate.
Free Day in Florence
Enjoy Florence on your own, with the option to add on a cooking class in Chianti or another walking tour of the city.
Travel to Venice
Depart Florence for Venice via train. Upon arrival at the Venice train station, a private boat will escort you to your accommodations.
Explore Streets & Canals
Weave your way through the streets and canals of Venice with one of our knowledgeable local guides. The day will include two hours on foot visiting major sites such as San Marco, artisanal shops and neighborhoods, followed by a one-hour private water taxi ride through Venice’s famed canals.
Fly out of Venice (VCE) airport with private boat and car service to the airport. Buon viaggio!
We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.
I studied Archaeology, and am a great lover of food and wine. Is a real pleasure for me to meet people from all over the world and share with them our local traditions and history.
I am a longtime driver in Italy, bringing to life for my guests unforgettable, immersive journeys through the magnificent countryside. My motto? Enjoy the world!
In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.
Luxury Car Service
Across all cities and regions of Italy we work with trusted local drivers who provide reliable private transfers using best-in-class luxury vehicles, such as Mercedes E Class and Mercedes Viano.
High Speed Train
Fast train is often the most seamless way to travel between major cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. We can help arrange for our electronic tickets for reserved business class seats with flexible fare.
Private Water Taxi
Venice can be a tricky city to navigate, with its winding side streets, bridges and small alleyways. Upon arrival and departure, when you are managing luggage and are trying to get your bearings, we provide private water taxi service to take you right to or from your hotel’s private dock (or as close by as possible).
Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. Whether you seek out full-amenity luxury properties, boutique art hotels, or charming B&Bs, our partner hotels are service oriented, conveniently located, comfortable and full of local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Perfect for traveler seeking the finest in luxury accommodations. From boutique to grand, and classic to modern, our favorite 5-star properties blend service and Italian design with the highest level of comfort and amenities.
For those who care about charm and aesthetic, but don’t need the full 5-star experience. We work with wonderful properties that offer a mix of Italian hospitality, character, comfort and value from B&Bs, countryside castles, seaside inns and beyond.
9 nights accommodations with daily breakfast and welcome amenity
VIP Fast-Track service at Rome Airport (FCO) including arrival concierge, fast-track service through customs, and luggage assistance
Private pickup at Rome (FCO) airport and drop-off at accommodations in Rome via luxury car service
Choice between one of three private guided tours of Rome including admissions and skip-the-line access where applicable
Business class train from Rome to Florence
Choice of half-day private guided city tour of Florence including skip-the-line access and tastings where applicable
Choice between full day countryside tour through Tuscany including private driver for 8 hours, visit to 1-2 towns, wine tasting, tour and lunch or hands-on cooking class
Business class train from Florence to Venice
Pickup at Venice train station and drop-off at accommodations via private boat and porter service
Half-day private walking and canal tour of Venice for 3 hours (2 hour walking tour, 1 hour canal tour by private water taxi)
Private pickup at accommodations in Venice and drop-off at airport (VCE) via luxury boat + car service
What's Not Included
Airfare, hotel city taxes (2-10 EURO per person per day), travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals and transfers not specified, and optional guide gratuities.
The Ciao Difference
Every Ciao Andiamo Trip Includes
Expert Local Guides
One-On-One Expert Planning
Personal Concierge in Italy