Italy at a Glance

01 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
Amalfi, Rome & Tuscany
  • Culinary Experience
  • Culture and History
  • Cooking class
  • City discovery
8 Nights
3 Homes
3 Destinations

One never gets too tired of Italy. Whether this is your very first experience there, or a desire to re-acquaint yourself with some of its most famed regions, you and a maximum of seven other guests are guaranteed an exciting and diverse memorable experience.

Welcome to fabled Amalfi, Rome and Tuscany: their cuisines, wines and glorious history. Art In Voyage invites you discover some of the highlights that make Italy so incredible. On the Amalfi coast, explore magical, centuries-old coastal towns and villages, overlooking the magical Mediterranean.

Find yourself transported back in time with visits to Ravello, Sorrento and stunning Positano, all part of a private boat day trip along the coastline. In Rome, we unearth 2,000+ years of history, religion and architecture. Join our private guide, for an insider's perspective on one of the ancient world's most advanced civilization. Dine with warm and garrulous locals, as they welcome you in their home for a splendid meal, then stroll and enjoy the enchanting allure of the Italian capital at night. In Tuscany, we pamper our guests at an authentic property while enjoying Renaissance culture and Chianti wines tours through famous, hilltop villages.

Italy at a Glance

Deluxe rooms
$5,299

Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $2299 per single traveler.

Highlights

Balanced and Diverse

Perfect for guests who don't have much time to vacation, our journey offers a well balanced and diverse set of activities, tours, excursions, food, wine and downtime. Do as much as we offer, or as little as you want.

Luxurious and authentic hospitality

While carefully selecting properties offering comfort and luxury, we also strive to ensure all offer authenticity and great hospitality without excess. On the last leg, we invite you to discover a unique and memorable experience in the Tuscan countryside, a true highlight of this journey.

Pompeii and Ancient sites

Our journey takes you back to different times. From Pompeii's incredibly well preserved way of life and architecture to Rome's ancient site, Florence's Renaissance buildings and Orvieto's medieval history, you are truly stepping back into incredible moments of European's history.

The food and wine of course

Discovering all of Italy would not be possible without incorporating its love (and art) of food & wine. On this journey, we offer a well balanced program, providing our guests plenty of free time to discover some of the best eateries on their own while also enjoying unique epicurean group experiences.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

Day 1

Welcome to the Amalfi Coast. You are picked up at the airport (or train station) and whisked away to your hotel in Sorrento where you are greeted by your hosts. This afternoon, we have planned a guided tour of Sorrento, ending with a Limoncello tasting. Tonight, we hold our welcome dinner..with a view!

Private boat day along the coast

Private boat day along the coast

Day 2

This morning, we depart for Positano where we board our very own private boat. We are greeted with Prosecco and beverages as we sail away towards the coastline, and Amalfi. For lunch, we visit Ravello where we enjoy a light bite at Villa Cimbrone after a walk through their famous gardens. Tonight is at leisure

Capri

Capri

Day 3

After a short ferry ride to the island, we are greeted by our local guide who makes sure we stay away from the touristy spots, and enjoy the caves as it should be: in private. After seeing the famous cave, we take the chair lift to Anacapri where you have lunch and the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at leisure. For our guests not interested in seeing Capri, we would be happy to arrange food & wine or culture & history focused tours.

Pompeii & Rome

Pompeii & Rome

Day 4

After checking out of our property, we head to Pompeii where our guide awaits. Be amazed by the amount of well preserved artifacts and buildings at the site, and step into the typical daily life of a Roman some 2,000 years ago. Our journey then takes us to Rome which is reached mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, we are graciously hosted by a local Roman for dinner.

Rome

Rome

Day 5

Our day starts with a private tour of Rome's highlights. Led by a local historian and major in architecture, you are transported back in time as you take on the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. After lunch (own account), afternoon is at leisure. Discover more of Rome, take on the Vatican and the Sistine chapel, take care of some shopping or simply enjoy Roman life sitting at a cafe. Tonight, dinner is at leisure, with our recommendations.

Orvieto & Tuscany

Orvieto & Tuscany

Day 6

This morning, we make our way to Tuscany. But first we stop in famed Orvieto, a little over one hour south of our final destination. There, we are met by our private local guide for a tour of the undergrounds and the Duomo. Lunch is then at leisure, before a mid-afternoon departure for our next home. Upon arriving at Il Borro, you are treated to a massage before dinner (own account).

Florence

Florence

Day 7

After a morning at leisure, we depart for Florence which we reach in less than one hour. There, our private guide awaits for a 3-hour walking tour of the Renaissance birthplace. Lunch is at leisure, and our day concludes with a stop by a local Chianti winery for some tasting on our way home.

Tuscany

Tuscany

Day 8

This morning, we head to a local farm in the Montepulciano area where we hold a fun Tuscan cooking class with Mama. After lunch, we head to Montepulciano where you are given a chance to discover this famed and memorable town of Tuscany. Tonight, we hold our farewell dinner at Il Borro where we are treated to a Chef's Table experience with wine pairings.

Departure, or extend your stay

Departure, or extend your stay

Day 9

With so much ground to cover in Tuscany and Italy, why not extend your stay? Discover and experience more of Tuscany (Siena, San Gimignano) by staying a while longer at Il Borro or have us suggest other properties. Or why not make your way to Lake Como or Venice (self drive, by train or assisted by our private drivers). Simply ask us, and we shall oblige!

Accommodations

Il Borro Toscana

Il Borro Toscana

The origins of the village of Il Borro are lost in the history of medieval Tuscany and the famous people who established the reputation of the region. Every alley, every stone speaks of a time that once was, of flavors and scents that recall the memory of a rare and more authentic Tuscany. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, in the shadow of the cypress trees of the ancient Via dei Sette Ponti, (an area rich in art and culture between the three main cities of Tuscany Florence, Arezzo and Siena), Il Borro is an open window on history, a fresco to a far away world. The Medici dynasty, the Savoia family and now the Ferragamo family have safeguarded and preserved this precious oasis, making this place, suspended between past and present, a sanctuary dedicated to well-being and the art of hospitality. You are welcome – one thousand years of history are waiting for you!

The rooms are an elegant portrait of the classic Tuscan style. Subjected to a meticulous restoration, they have retained their original features whilst enriching them with all the most modern comforts. Stay in historic villas or in one of the suites in the village and enjoy the unique culture of Il Borro.

Grand Hotel Ambasciatori

Grand Hotel Ambasciatori

The exclusive position of the Five Star Grand Hotel Ambasciatori guarantees its guests to be close to the city center all while enjoying a quiet location. The hotel is a prominent 5 star Luxury rating Hotel, surrounded by the greenery of a luxuriant old aged park, directly facing on a stunning cliff overlooking the sea, with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is furnished with classic-style décors, with comfortable sofas, chairs and antique carpets, finely inlaid furniture, refined marble staircases, magnificent floors boasting the typical hand-painted design, fine antiques and paintings.

The Hotel boats a private beach connected by a lift located inside the hotel as well as a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Guest Rooms and Suites at Grand Hotel Ambasciatori enjoy a remarkable view of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, or of the luxuriant private park. All rooms are equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connection and electric kettle ( tea and coffee for free ).

Grand Hotel Palace Rome

Grand Hotel Palace Rome

This boutique hotel is an example of Belle Époque luxury on the glamorous street of Via Veneto, minutes away from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

Designed by Marcello Piacentini in the 1920's, and refurbished by renowned Italian architect Italo Rota, this 5-star boutique hotel in Rome City Center is an architectural masterpiece. Featuring marble floors, chandeliers made of Murano crystal, and stunning frescoes by Venetian artist Guido Cadorin, the property truly is the essence of Dolce Vita.

It boasts 87 rooms which include magnificent terraces with panoramic views, and suites adorned with refined designer furnishings. The property also houses the luxurious Kami Spa.

This journey includes

Nights

3 nights on the Amalfi coast

2 nights in Rome

3 nights in Tuscany

Meals

8 traditional breakfasts

3 dinners with wine

2 dinners at the Sorrento property are included (not required, but included)

2 lunches

Activities

Private boat excursion long the Amalfi coast

Visit of Capri, to include ferry tickets

Private guided tour of Pompeii

Private guided tour of Rome

Visit of the Vatican museums (Sistine chapel included - self guided)

Private guided tour of Florence

Wine tastings (2)

Cooking class (1)

Extras

Services of a professional journey director throughout your stay

Air conditioned luxury transportation throughout

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

Testimonials

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Gail Erlitz

Mikael & Art in Voyage far exceeded any expectation I had! The customer service, personal attention, selection of accommodations, included dinners, and tours were all exceptional. What was really special was Mikael’s ability to modify the “set” itinerary to allow us more time in Florence and Siena, as well as the addition of our cheese making class. This was definitely “not” your “normal” tour; it was so much more; truly a trip of a lifetime!

July 2017
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Ralph Borger

…unbelievable. The attention to detail was exceptional and our hosts Franck and Sophie were so very attentive. Although the rain tried to dampen our spirits it was not to be. From the Amalfi Coast to Rome to Tuscany we have memories we will hold dear.

May 2019
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Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

Space is limited to 6 with a maximum capacity of 8 guests

How about extending?

We would be happy to assist you in making this journey a small part of a bigger picture. Extend in Rome prior to joining the group, or head to Lake Como, Venice or beyond Italy after the journey ends.
Allow us to assist and provide professional and knowledgeable guidance.

Why travel with us?

Expertise

Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit of $1500 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $2299.

Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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