Classic Italy

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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For a country full of impossibly pretty and romantic cities, Venice, Florence and Rome perhaps win a hard-fought battle as Italy’s most iconic locations. This ten-day luxury tour splits its nights evenly between the historic triumvirate.

Trip highlights

  • Explore the beautiful city of Venice and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Learn about renowned Italian wines in the beautiful Chianti region
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Rome on the back of a vintage Vespa
  • Join a local culinary expert and learn how to cook classic Italian dishes
  • Enjoy a private tour of some of the highlights of Vatican City
  • Explore Florence’s Renaissance past through its artist masterpieces

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
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  • Days 1–4 Venice
  • Days 4–7 Florence
  • Days 7–10 Rome
Classic Italy
Price guide
  • Days 1–4 Venice
  • Days 4–7 Florence
  • Days 7–10 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

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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Explore on foot

On the water

Island hopping

St. Mark’s Square, 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.

Gondola ride

No visit to Venice would be complete without experiencing a gondola ride down the city’s iconic canals. It gives you a very special Venetian point of view and it is from the water that beautiful city offers its most spectacular side.

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. 

Days 4–7

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.

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Walk through history

In the vines

Siena highlights

Walking tour of Renaissance Florence

Explore Florence’s Renaissance past on a guided walking tour of the city’s historic centre. Visit the Academia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’. You’ll also visit the church of Santa Maria del Fiore – the famous Duomo – to view Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome; the nearby Campanile of Giotto (bell tower); and Ghiberti’s enchanting ‘Gates of Paradise’, the door to the Baptistry. Continue to the Piazza della Signoria’s  captivating outdoor sculpture gallery. 

Explore the Chianti region

Discover the beautiful Chianti region with a private driver. Learn about some of the most excellent Italian wines and explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside and its scattered Medieval towns.

Siena city tour

Start at Piazza del Duomo with the spectacular Romanesque and Gothic cathedral. The square is surrounded by the Santa Maria della Scala Hospital, the Archbishop’s Palace, the unfinished Duomo, and Opera del Duomo museum. You’ll then reach the Piazza del Campo, a unique shell-shaped area which was paved in the 14th century. Look out for the different animals and symbols that represent the city’s 17 contradas; giraffes, dragons, owl, unicorns and caterpillars all appear on the outside of buildings.

Private transfer to Rome, via Orvieto

Located on a hilltop in the beautiful Umbrian countryside, Orvieto is sure to capture your heart with its churches, cobbled lanes, and medieval piazzas; the stunning Gothic cathedral is not to be missed.

Days 7–10

Rome on two wheels

Rome, Italy’s capital and largest city, needs little introduction. One of the most historied locations in the world, glorious reminders of Rome’s illustrious past, from ancient Roman wonders to Renaissance masterpieces, are all on show. One of the best ways to explore this exhilarating city is on a Vespa tour. You’ll weave your way through everything from large avenues to tiny alleyways.

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Get cooking

Ancient Rome

Into the Vatican

Campo de' Fiori market and cooking class

Visit Rome’s famous Campo de’ Fiori food market with a chef, and stock up on fresh, seasonal ingredients. You’ll then prepare a delicious meal while learning all about southern Italian cuisine, before sitting down to enjoy what you have made.

The Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum

Discover the great Roman Forum, for centuries the centre of civic life. Then, along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way), head to the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Circus Maximus. Finally, enter the magnificent Colosseum, considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture.

Tour of the Vatican City

The Vatican City is the smallest state in the world, covering just 0.44 square kilometres. At the sprawling Vatican Museum you’ll tour the collection of treasures as you make your way to the single work of art that dwarfs them all: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. This tour will end with St. Peter’s Basilica designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

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Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.