La Dolce Vita Touring

Italy Travel Specialist

Girls in Italy Tour

Girls in Italy Tour-Venice, Florence & Rome

10 days/9 nights

Girls in Italy Tour is tailor-made for you to celebrate Italy on a journey that will have you floating through history, art, food, wine and culture.

Venice brings romance to the forefront, with sprawling Baroque palaces and meandering, gondola-dotted canals, let's experience a memorable walking tour visiting St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal and enjoy a gondola ride. 

In Florence we’ll devote time to the breathtaking Renaissance art of the Uffizi — home to the finest collection of Italian paintings anywhere — including works by Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more. We’ll visit the Accademia Gallery to marvel at the power of Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece, David.

And in Rome, history is ever present, the people, the food, the way of life…experience what Italy is all about. Behold Michelangelo's take on creation at the Sistine Chapel and retrace the footsteps of ancient Romans at the Colosseum. Let’s end one of our days as any good Roman would — with a stroll through the historic heart of the city, lacing together the classy Piazza Navona, splashy Trevi Fountain, and the remarkably preserved, 2,000-year-old Pantheon.

ITINERARY

Venice 3 nights:

Day 1:

We'll meet at 4 p.m. at our Venice hotel, deeply nestled amidst the canals, bridges, and alleyways of this magical, preserved-in-amber city. After introductions, we'll set off on an orientation walk and then enjoy getting acquainted over a traditional Venetian dinner together. Light walking: 2–4 miles throughout the day on mostly level terrain. Sleep in Venice.

Day 2:

Historic Venice. Our local guide will join us this morning for a historical walking tour — with a modern Venetian's-eye view — through the backstreets of Venice, ending in St. Mark's Square and the shimmering, mosaic-filled Basilica. Along the way, we'll learn about the city's remarkable past and its challenging future. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the imposing Doge's Palace, take in a church concert, waltz on St. Mark's Square, or pub-crawl your way through this unique city. Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Sleep in Venice.

Day 3:

Venice's Accademia Gallery and Lagoon. This morning we'll have our first real brush with the Renaissance — Venetian style — with a tour of the Accademia's treasure trove of great Venetian art, starring Titian, Veronese, Bellini, Tintoretto…and every shade of color imaginable. Then it's all aboard for a cruise into Venice's lagoon on our private boat. We'll visit your guide's favorite island, where you'll have free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. After returning, we'll set you free to discover Venice's other famous sights and find dinner on your own in the tangled maze of alleys and trattorias. Tonight, we'll regroup for a classic, romantic gondola ride through Venice's moonlit canals. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. Boat: 1 hour. Sleep in Venice.

Florence 3 nights:

Day 4:

Wonders of Renaissance Florence. At 8:30  am we'll check out from our hotel to take, at 10:00 am, a 2 hours high-speed train straight to Florence and hit the ground walking with a Renaissance tour of the city's historic center. We'll learn about Brunelleschi's magnificent cathedral dome, Ghiberti's Baptistery doors, and other creations that helped define this world-changing era. Tonight we'll share a hearty Tuscan dinner together. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. Sleep in Florence.

Day 5:

The Backstreets of Florence. A local scholar will join us this morning as we take a walking tour of the backstreets of Florence, with some fascinating peeks into Roman, medieval, and 19th-century Florentine life along the way. After exploring the highlights of the Bargello Museum, we'll continue our tour across the river, where we'll create today's tasty lunch during a fun and informative cooking class. Your afternoon will be free to see more of the city's museums. Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Sleep in Florence.

Day 6:

The Uffizi and David.  This morning we'll devote our time to the breathtaking Renaissance art of the Uffizi — home to the finest collection of Italian paintings anywhere — including works by Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more. After lunch, we'll visit the Accademia Gallery to marvel at the power of Michelangelo's rough-hewn Prisoners and his greatest masterpiece, David. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs.  Sleep in Florence.

Rome 3 nights:

Day 7:

Rome, the Eternal City. On this day we will take the high speed train to Rome. After checking in we'll take a neighborhood orientation walk on our way to today's  late lunch together. We'll end our day as any good Roman would — with a stroll through the historic heart of the city, lacing together the classy Piazza Navona, splashy Trevi Fountain, and the remarkably preserved, 2,000-year-old Pantheon. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs.  Sleep in Rome. 

Day 8:

The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's. Today we'll focus on Renaissance (Catholic) Rome. At the sprawling Vatican Museums  we'll visit what seems like a limitless collection of treasures as you make your way to one of the world's most famous works of art: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. We'll then be introduced to the greatest church in Christendom: the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, home to Michelangelo's sublime Pietà. The rest of your day is free to wander through this immense church and explore more of the Eternal City on your own. Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Sleep in Rome.

Day 9:

Monuments of Ancient Rome. We'll spend our morning uncovering ancient Rome, starting with a tour of multi-layered San Clemente — a 12th-century church sitting atop a fourth-century basilica and a previous Roman temple. Then we'll tour and hear vivid tales of the larger-than-life Colosseum and the birthplace of ancient Rome: the Forum. You'll be free this afternoon to wander through the nearby Palatine ruins, visit St. Peter-in-Chains Church (home to Michelangelo's Moses) or climb to the top of the Victor Emmanuel Monument to enjoy a panoramic city view. Tonight we'll feast together at our farewell dinner sharing travel memories and toasting new friends. Salute! Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Sleep in Rome.

Day 10:

Our fantastic tour comes to an end after our farewell breakfast. Your La Dolce Vita Tour guide is available to help you with any post tour planning including airport transfers, leaving you well prepared for the road ahead.

Arrivederci!

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

For the best experience, capacity is limited to 10 travelers per tour.

Choose to join other travelers or form your own group with a minimum of 6 travelers.

Tour Dates:

Fall: October 15 - 24, 2021

Spring: March 18 - 27, 2022

Price: $4,999.00 USD

RESERVE

Contact:

Minchu Mendive - Certified Travel Associate

minchu@ladolcevitatouring.com

+1-210-606-4746

Jessica Velez - Marketing Director

jessica@ladolcevitatouring.com

Hotels & Flights

Tour Hotels In case you wish to book pre- or post-tour hotel accommodations, the contact information for the tour's first and last hotels is included in your tour confirmation email as well as in the Itinerary section of your tour account. One month prior to the tour departure, you'll find the directions to your first tour hotel and a complete list of hotels where we'll be staying while on tour in the Documents section of your tour account. 

Flights

Our price tours don’t include airfare, so your flight arrangements and transfers are completely up to you. Most tour members arrange to fly into Venice (VCE) and out of Rome (FCO) — choose "multicity" on flight-booking websites. Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Italy.
We suggest arriving a day before your tour begins to allow ample time to get over jet lag and be well-rested for the first few days of your tour.
For more information about transportation options for getting to and from your tour, contact your 
La Dolce Vita Touring advisor.


COVID-19

Requirements for entering Italy.

Americans can now enter Italy as long as they are vaccinated for COVID-19, have recovered from COVID, or present a negative COVID test result. 

The Italian government’s new plan for U.S. travelers went into effect on June 21.

Italy Is Reopening to Travelers.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know In order to meet the new requirements for entering Italy:

Travelers from the U.S. must provide proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Italy (so you must have received your second dose, if two are required, at least two weeks before traveling).

Italian officials said that they’ll accept the white CDC-issued paper vaccination certificate that Americans receive when they are vaccinated.

Alternatively, U.S. travelers can also present a lab-generated negative COVID-test result—either a rapid antigen or PCR test—that was carried out within 48 hours of departure for Italy (travelers must present certification from the laboratory that performed the test).

The third option is to provide proof of having recovered from COVID-19 “with a medical certificate outlining any necessary information,” according to the Italian government.

Minchu Mendive

Certified Travel Associate

with more than four decades of experience