Here is just a taste of the wonders of Italy that you can experience.
One of the most popular attractions for visitors from all over the world, as they come on a pilgrimage of wonder and awe. The grand and impressive Vatican has been a draw for centuries and one of the main things people want to see in their lifetime.
Michelangelo’s master piece, the Sistine Chapel, is undoubtedly the most famous part of the apostolic palace. In just 4 years, between 1508 and 1512, the artistic genius painted 1.100 square meters of ceiling. This astonishing fresco, and especially the Last Judgment scene, is often regarded as Michelangelo’s greatest art work, and his immense talent reflects on each detail of the painting. The Sistine Chapel is a must-see in Rome, but choose your booking date carefully as it cannot be visited during the mysterious papal conclave…
The ancient civilisation of Rome amazes and inspires. From an historic point of view, the Romans essentially founded life as we know it today. From the engineering that was far beyond their years and the culture that they developed.
The Colosseum is testament to that. An architectural feat, it stands tall, representing the eternity and durability of the Roman Empire, even all these years later. It speaks of the culture and history of a time long ago.
“Visitors are always blown away when they enter the colosseum and realise how sophisticated is the engineering, or when I tell them about this beautiful cosmopolitan city where people from all over the empire lived together peacefully.” explains Francesca, one of our official guides, whose fascinating and accessible explanations will take you back in Roman time.
Again, for those interested in history, Pompeii is a remarkable and surreal experience. A city frozen in time that allows you to step directly into an era which is long gone. The story has stood the test of time and people will always continue to be fascinated by the ancient tragedy.
Along the rugged Amalfi Coast, there are towns and glimpses into the history along the way. Known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world, the Amalfi Coast points to a quieter life than that of the major cities like Rome, but there are still many things to see. Look out for the famous lemon trees and don’t forget to try the Limoncello!
“Firenze è unica! (Florence is unique)” recalls Antonella, our Florence guide. “It’s not just two lovely squares and a couple of nice streets. Florence is a cultural and historic gem, where there is something for everyone: food and wine lovers, museums and churches enthusiasts or fashion shoppers.”
In Florence, live like a Florentine. On the Original Renaissance Tour, you will discover all the facets of the mesmerising city alongside Antonella, a Florence native. From the Uffizi Gallery to the Galleria dell’Accademia where you can see Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture, to the grandiose architecture of the Renaissance era. Antonella will also give you a lot of tips to enjoy Florence like you’ve always lived here.
The rolling hills, the vineyards, the miles of green, the hilltop towns - the landscapes of Tuscany are as romantic as its poetry. Home of Dante Alighieri, who wrote the first book in “modern” Italian language, and cradle of Renaissance, Tuscany is an experience all of it’s own. Very few region can boast of having produced such influent artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto, Vasari….
Tuscany is also renowned for its precious wine terroirs. Chianti or Montalcino are probably the most famous, but if you ever find yourself in Bolgheri, have a glass of Sassicaia and Ornellaia at the centrally located ‘Enoteca’ (wine bar).