An Italian Family Adventure

Duration 14 days
Price guide
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A fantastic and captivating tour of Italy, tailor-made for families in search of fun, adventure, history and food. You’ll discover the most beautiful cities of Italy, all while soaking up its regional culture, history and cuisine, punctuated with exclusive and memorable trips and experiences to keep the whole family spellbound.

Trip highlights

  • Step back in time during fascinating tours of Ancient Rome
  • Learn to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato
  • Discover the hidden secrets of Tuscany, as well as its incredible culinary scene
  • See Florence through the eyes of its famed artists
  • Soak up the sunshine on the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
  • Days 1–4 Rome
  • Days 4–6 Venice
  • Days 6–10 Florence
  • Days 10–13 The Amalfi Coast
  • Days 13–14 Rome
An Italian Family Adventure
Price guide
  • Days 1–4 Rome
  • Days 4–6 Venice
  • Days 6–10 Florence
  • Days 10–13 The Amalfi Coast
  • Days 13–14 Rome

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–4

When in Rome

Rome, Italy’s capital and largest city, needs little introduction. One of the most history-rich and significant locations in the world, throughout your time in the city you will be exposed to numerous glorious reminders of Rome’s illustrious past. From the famous ancient Roman wonders to Renaissance masterpieces, all are on show, ready to allow you to experience a step back in time. That’s not to say that its cosmopolitan streets do not embrace the now; Rome is as exhilarating and forward thinking as ever, home to some superb dining, shopping and entertainment avenues.

Make it mine

Avoid the crowd

Back in time

Toss a coin

Early-access Vatican City tour

Arrive at the Vatican early when you’ll have the chance to enjoy a tour with your personal guide. The culmination of the visit is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, home to the conclave that elects Popes. The ceiling frescoes and Last Judgement on the altar wall are probably the most viewed paintings in the world. From here, enter St Peter’s Basilica where one of the first things you will see is Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Tour of the Colosseum

Built by the Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, the Colosseum seated about 50,000 spectators and staged all the most blood-thirsty games known to ancient Romans, including gladiatorial combat, man against beast, beast against beast, land battles, sea battles and executions. All were designed to inspire and overawe the citizens at the heart of this mighty empire.

Visit the Trevi Fountain

Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci in 1762, the vast Baroque Trevi Fountain is iconic of Rome, seen in countless films and is perhaps the most famous water feature in the world. Just remember that coins are meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder.

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Get cooking

Gladiator games

Pizza-making workshop

No visit to Italy would be complete without tasting an authentic Italian pizza, but what better way to experience this iconic Italian dish than through making your own? You’ll be welcomed by a professional pizza maker and be taken through the process of pizza making. You’ll get to knead the dough, create the topping, pop it into the oven and best of all, you’ll get to eat your creation too.

Gladiator School

Appropriately attired in togas, wooden sword in hand, learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a gladiator school led by members of the Historic Group of Rome. You’ll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome’s infamous gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient history and be shown around the museum on this fun two-hour tour.

Days 4–6

Canal life in Venice

Sat within a shallow lagoon between the mouths of Po and Piave rivers, Venice is formed of 118 islands formed by some 170 canals connected by over 400 bridges. The entire city is considered a World Heritage Site, an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building may contain works by some of the Europe’s greatest artists. Some of the iconic attractions you’ll see on the main Rialto islands are Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Grand Canal. It’s a unique collection of brooding Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque architecture. Spend your days discovering tucked away galleries, museums and palazzos. 

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On the water

Explore on foot

Island hopping

Gondola yard tour and ride

Providing a real ‘backstage’ insight to how Venice’s famous gondolas are crafted and maintained, this is a chance to see the boats out of the water, which allows visitors to appreciate the asymmetric shape and examine at all the boat’s components. And no visit to Venice would be complete without experiencing a gondola ride. Travel like a Venetian on a gondola down the city’s iconic canals.

St. Mark’s Square with the Doge’s Palace and Basilica

If you imagine landing in Venice from the sea, the first thing you see rising out of the water is the unmistakable shape of the Doge’s Palace – the city’s most famous building. Your historical walking tour will then take you through backstreets to the shimmering, mosaic-filled St. Mark’s Basilica. Its architecture is a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian.

Murano, Burano and Torcello

Visit Venice’s most famous islands, Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano has been known since the 1200s for the art of glass making, and you’ll visit a glass factory. Burano is a picturesque fisherman island known for its brightly-coloured houses and lace school. See the women who still work this antique technique of lace making by hand. The last stop is Torcello, where you will see its beautiful cathedral with its mosaics dating back to the 1100s. 

Private transfer from Venice to Florence via Bologna

Transfer in a private vehicle to your hotel in Florence, stopping en route in the city of Bologna for lunch and a stroll around the historic city.

Days 6–10

Enchanting Florence

Surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills, the beautiful city of Florence is one of Europe’s most enchanting and historically influential cities. If anywhere in the world can claim to have shaped modern Western consciousness, it is Florence’s grand piazzas and palazzos. The world’s greatest Renaissance artworks and sculpture can be found at every turn in the historical centre, an area that can be traversed on foot in under an hour but would take infinitely longer to properly explore. Make sure you head out on a gelato tour, discovering how it’s made and, of course, sampling a variety of flavours.

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River trip

Treasure hunt

Medieval meander

Boat trip along the River Arno

Glide along the Arno River, floating by the Uffizi and passing under the Ponte Vecchio. You’ll see the city in a new way as you drift towards the Santa Trinita bridge and Carraia bridge as your guide recounts amazing stories about the city and its architecture.

Renaissance treasure hunt

Discover the beautiful city of Florence with a fun and educational treasure hunt, suitable for children aged between six and 11. They’ll be given an old city map and a compass to guide them through the city, taking in the highlights. The focus of the hunt is Renaissance history and they’ll have fun learning how coded letters were written and deciphering them.

Medieval Tuscany tour: Siena and San Gimignano

Built on three steep hills and unchanged since medieval times, Siena is one of Tuscany’s most beautiful towns. Admire its major sites like the Piazza del Campo, where the famous horse race takes place every year, as well as explore quieter backstreets to appreciate Siena’s complex and rich history. Continue to San Gimignano, famous for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify the image of a Tuscan hill town.

Days 10–13

Head to the coast

Discover the spectacular Amalfi Coast, situated like an amphitheatre among the mountains and the sea. Visit Ravello with its villas, amazingly beautiful gardens and extraordinary views along the coast. You’ll also take in the wonderful Positano, considered to be one of the most picturesque of all Italy’s coastal resorts.

Make it mine

Cruising Capri

Fabulous flavours

Suspended in time

Capri day trip by private speedboat

Head out into the Gulf of Naples across to the beautiful island of Capri. The tour will visit Li Galli Islands, the legendary home of the sirens who lured Ulysses to the islands with their enchanting singing. This is also an ideal place for snorkelling, with its clear waters and underwater treasures. Tide permitting, you will approach the famous Blue Grotto where it will be possible to get inside using a local boat.

Pasta, mozzarella and limoncello

Handcrafted pasta is definitely something the Campania region can be proud of. Today you’ll enjoy a tour of a local factory that has been producing pasta since 1848. Everything they make is handmade and the pasta is extruded through bronze, a method that has been used for centuries. The resulting rough, porous surface means the pasta holds the sauce well, giving dishes a wonderful flavour. You’ll also visit a local mozzarella cheese factory, the oldest on the Sorrentine peninsula, that also produces the region’s famous limoncello.

Pompeii tour

In August of 79 AD, Vesuvius had been rumbling for some days and it is estimated that a large part of the population of 20,000 had been evacuated; those that were left were as if suspended in time, as the plaster casts made of the bodies that were found shows. Excavation started in the 18th century and continues to this day. You will get to walk Roman streets, look into bars, stroll into Patrician villas, complete with frescoes and mosaics, there is even a mosaic doormat, saying ‘beware of the dog’.

Days 13–14

Overnight in Rome

Spend your final night in Rome before your international flight home, thinking back on your incredible Italian adventure, and perhaps even plotting your next.

“Italian adventure‌”

Every detail of our Italian adventure was planned. We didn’t have to worry abut where to go, where to get tickets, or how to get there. It made the whole vacation so relaxing and enjoyable. It was a trip of a lifetime! Thanks so much Jacada Travel

Published 21st June 2019 on Trustpilot

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