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UPSCALE PRIVATE TOURS & DAY TRIPS
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DAY TRIPS FROM ROME:
Naples & Pompeii Tour

Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour
Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Tour
Orvieto Tour

Siena Tour
Florence Tour
Ostia Antica Tour
Tivoli Tour with Villa D’Este
Tivoli Tour with Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana
Bracciano Tour
Tour of Cerveteri, Anguillara & Bracciano
Montefiascone, Civita di Bagnoregio & Bolsena
Capri Tour
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius TourPompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius Tours ROME TOURS & MUSEUM TOURS:Ancient Rome Tour
Piazzas of Rome Tour
Vatican City Tour
Rome
Discovery Tour
– Panoramic Driving Tour
Galleria Borghese & Museum Tour
Catacombs & Ancient Via Appia Driving Tour
Baroque Rome Tour – Driving Tour of Rome
Jewish Ghetto Tour
Gourmet Rome Food & Wine Tour

DAY TRIPS FROM FLORENCE & TUSCANY:
Assisi Tour
Chianti Region Tour
Cinque Terre Tour
Jewels of Tuscany: San Gimignano & Volterra
Lucca & Carrara Tour
Lucca & Pisa+Optional Wine Tasting Tour
Montalcino & Pienza with Wine Tasting Tour
Montalcino, Wine Tasting & Abbey Sant’Antimo
Montepulciano & Cortona with Wine Tasting
Parma – Balsamic Vinegar & Cheese Tasting
Pisa, Viareggio & Carrara
Siena and San Gimignano
Siena and Montalcino Tour w/ Wine Tasting
Verona Tour
Tour of Pisa
Tour of Lucca

FLORENCE TOURS & MUSEUM TOURS:
Florence
Discovery & Accademia Museum Tour
Florence Discovery & Uffizi Galllery Tour
The National Museum of the Bargello
Tour of Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens
Florence Food & Wine Appreciation Tour
Guided Tour of Galleria dell’ Accademia
Guided Tour of the Uffizi Museum
• Exclusive & Private Tour of Vasari Corridor

CAMPANIA / AMALFI & NAPLES TOURS:
A Day in Capri Tour
Naples & Pompeii Tour
Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour
Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Tour
Tour of Sorrento
Tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius
Tour of Positano, Amalfi & Ravello
Tour of Avellino with Wine Tasting
Tour of Salerno & Vietr Sul Marei
Tour of the Royal Palace in Caserta
Benevento Tour
National Archeological Museum Tour

UMBRIA / PERUGIA & SPOLETO TOURS:
A Day in Assisi Tour
Tour of Spello & Assisi
Spoleto & Montefalco Tour w/ Wine Tasting
Cortona & Lake Trasimeno Tour
Gubbio & Assisi Tour
Torgiano, Deruta, and Montecastello Di Vibio
Orvieto and Civita Di Bagnoregio Tour
Spoleto
& Montefalco Tour

TOURS IN SICILY:
Cefalu, Tindaris & Coast of Messina Tour
Cefalu & Wine Country Tour
Erice & Segesta Tour
Messina & Tindari Tour
Mount Etna Farm & Winery Tours w/ Wine Tasting
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Armerina & Agrigento Tour

Taormina & Messina Tour
Taormina, Savoca & Forza D’agro Tour
The Villages of Mount Etna & Taormina Tour
Siracusa & Ortigia Tour

TOURS FROM MILAN:
Milan Walking Tour
Lake Garda & Sirmione Tour
Lake Como: Bellagio & City of Como
Milan Walking Tour: Sforza Castle, Brera Gallery & The Last Supper – 4 Hour
Milan Walking Tour: Duomo, Sforza Castle, La Scala Opera & The Last Supper – 8 Hour
Walking Tour of Milan with Duomo and La Scala Opera

TOURS IN & FROM VENICE:
Accademia Art Gallery Tour
Boats, Battles & Foreigners Tour
CaPesaro Modern Art Museum Tour
Ca’Rezzonico Tour
FrariChurch and the Scuola of San Rocco Tour
Jewish Ghetto in Cannaregio Tour
St.Mark’s Square, Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour
The Fortuny Museum Tour
Walking Tour of the Castello District
Walking Tour in Dorsoduro
Walking Tour in San Polo

Upscale and Luxury Private Tours of Rome, The Vatican, Pompeii, Florence, Venice, Milan  With Expert Tour Guides and Professional Drivers

We offer private tours from Rome and The Vatican, driving tour in Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast. We also have services in the countrysides of Tuscany and Umbria.  Let us know where you will be and we can arrange the services you need.  We offer travel services, tours and transportation, anywhere in Italy, including Puglia.

VATICAN AND ROME – PRIVATE TOURS IN ROME (LINK) 

Private tours of Rome and The Vatican and a panoramic driving tour in Rome are just samples of what we offer in Rome. Day trips from Rome are also available. Private tours from Rome to Tivoli, Lake Bracciano, Orvieto, Assisi or Perugia are only samples of what we oofer

PRIVATE TOURS FROM ROME(LINK): PRIVATE POMPEII TOURS, POMPEII & HERCULANEUM TOURS OR MT. VESUVIUS

South of Rome, private tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum are offered. One can do a private Pompeii tour from Rome, Naples, Sorrento or anywhere in the Amalfi Coast. Our private Pompeii tours are led by expert tour guides with upscale private transportation. Consider Pompeii tours with Herculaneum, Mt. Vesuvius, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast. Guided tours of Capri or Positano can also be arranged.

Visit vineyards in Tuscany and Piedmont or other wine producing areas in Italy.   We have excellent wine tours and wine tasting excursions to prestigious and small producers.  Let us know what you have in mind.

Please contact us for more information.

Click on the menus to the left to view some of our Italy private day tours in each city of origin. Our published private tours are a mere sample of what we can do in Italy… contact us if you don’t see what you need. Need Reservation Forms?  Click here for Reservation Forms

ITALY – DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: ROME
ANCIENT ROME TOUR – 3-4 Hours
Our private Ancient Rome tour is a must for first-time visitors to Rome, Italy. Highlights include the following The Forum and The Coloseum. Your private English-speaking tour guide in Rome will bring the relics of the ancient Roman forum, dating back to 6th century BC, to life as you traipse through the ruins of numerous temples, basilicas, palaces, arches and shops. The first Roman civilization began here, in turn becoming the administrative and commercial center of ancient Rome.  Other sites of Ancient Rome here include Arch of Constantine and Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo.
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ROME DISCOVERY TOUR, A ROME DRIVING TOUR – 7-8 Hours
This comprehensive private driving tour of Rome, Italy whisks you through all of Rome’s most important neighborhoods and sights, from the ancient to the modern. Driving by at the top of the Spanish Steps square, you quickly reach one of the most famous balconies of Rome, Pincio Terrace. From here you can see above Piazza del Popolo, one of the most elegant squares in Rome, with its obelisk, the Twin Churches, and the famous Trident formed by the three streets converging here: Via del Babbuino, Via del Corso, and Via di Ripetta.
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GALLERIA BORGHESE & MUSEUM TOUR – 2.5 Hours
Your local museum tour guide will lead you through the Borghese Gallery, originally the private collection of Cardinal Scipione, a Pope’s nephew.  The collection has since expanded to include pieces by such masters as Bernini, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Canova, Rubens and Raffaello.  The collection is exhibited in a beautiful palace, surprisingly, the most silent area of the largest park in Rome.
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JEWISH GHETTO TOUR – 2.5 Hours
Our private tour of Rome’s Jewish ghetto will take you to a charming neighborhood off the only island over the Tiber: not your stereotypical “ghetto.” We will visit the modern-inspired, metal-domed Synagogue, twisty side streets facing the only ancient Roman theatre still visible in the area, and the nearby ancient fish market with its marble stalls.
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NAPLES & POMPEII TOUR – 11 Hours
This private tour in Italy begins with a short walking tour of Naples, where you will see the beautiful squares, palaces, an old fortress and ancient Roman remains for which this city is known. You can opt to have lunch at one of our favorite seaside haunts for pizza — Naples was the birthplace of that much-loved food. Your licensed local tour guide will then take you to the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.
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PIAZZAS OF ROME TOUR – 3 or 6 Hours
The six-hour walking tour featuring the most magnificent and important squares in Rome consists of morning and afternoon sessions – Parts A and B — with a lunch break.  Either A or B can be booked for a 3-hour tour.
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POMPEII & HERCULANUM TOUR – 13 Hours
Your licensed local tour guide will take you on a private tour of the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Your Pompeii tour will be conducted by our excellent tour guide who will take you through this once-prosperous city, established in 12th century B.C. You will see villas, baths, storefronts, houses, pizza parlors, forum and other artifacts from Pompeii’s heyday.
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ORVIETO TOUR – 8 Hours
Our private tour of Orvieto will take you to one of the most beautiful cities in Umbria.  This walled medieval city, dates back to the Etruscan period, 9th century BC. It is also famous for its wine, Orvieto Classico. It has many attraction including its beautiful Gothic cathedral with important frescoes by Signorelli and Fra Giovanni. The city boasts many attractions, to include museums, shops, cafes and restaurants.  You can also tour the underground city, made up of labyrinth of caves, tunnels, stairs and passageways, unaltered for 2,500 years.
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VATICAN CITY TOUR – 3 Hours or longer
Skip the long lines and book a private guided tour of the Vatican museum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.  Our private tour guides in Rome get booked well in advance and reservations at the Vatican are limited due to high demand, so please book ahead. Dress code (covered knees and shoulders) to enter St. Peter’s Cathedral is strictly enforced.
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SIENA TOUR – 8-9 Hours
Enjoy a fantastic day trip from Rome that will take you to Tuscany’s jewel, Siena. Your custom private tour of Siena follows the Superstrada del Palio, a scenic road cutting through the Chianti region. Along the drive, you will see the American Cemetery, built after World War II, and some of the finest vineyards of the Chianti region, including the “Black Rooster.” Built on three verdant hills in the middle of the Via Francigena (pilgrimage road), Siena is one of Tuscany’s crown jewels. Siena is a beautiful city, car-free, and very fun to explore.
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OSTIA ANTICA TOUR – 4 Hours
This guided tour covers the ancient Roman harbor of Ostia Antica, an important archaeological site en par with Pompeii. Here you will tour the ancient Roman ruins of baths, homes, temples and more. At Ostia, you can get a real sense of the various aspects of daily life of a Roman city.
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CATACOMBS AND ANCIENT VIA APPIA TOUR – 4 Hours
On this private tour of Rome, you will embark on a driving tour of some of the most important sights of this ancient city: Piazza Venezia, Marcellus Theatre, Aventine Hill, San Sebastiano Gate, Massenzio Circus, Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, You will drive on the first tract of Ancient Appian Way as far as Casal Rotondo Mausoleum.
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BAROQUE ROME TOUR – 4 Hours
On this Rome private tour, you will embark on a driving tour of some of the most important sights of Rome including its famous squares: Piazza Venezia (Venice Square), Navona Square, Farnese Square, Campo dei Fiori, Pantheon, Colonna Square, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps Square, Popolo Square.
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TIVOLI TOUR – HALF DAY – 5 Hours
This privately guided day tour in Italy features Tivoli, a historic hilltown and one of the most popular destinations for day trips from Rome. You will drive one hour from Rome before reaching Tivoli, where you will bask in the beauty of its magnificent gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este. This was the Renaissance residence of Cardinal Ippolito d’Este in the mid 1500s; the playful fountains and “water games” here were created from the plans of such famous artists and architects as Bernini and Pirro Ligorio.
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TIVOLI TOUR W/ VILLA D’ESTE & VILLA ADRIANA– 8 Hours
This privately guided day tour of the historic hilltown of Tivoli features both Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana. After a 45-minute drive from Rome, you will reach Villa Adriana, whose construction began in 118 AD. This villa is thought to be the largest of its kind built in antiquity. Visitors with a keen interest in the villa’s archaeology can rent an audio guide at the villa, or hire an expert local guide to accompany you.
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BRACCIANO TOUR (includes Castles & Lake)– 5 Hours
This privately guided day trip from Rome features the majestic castle and lake of Bracciano. After an hour’s drive from Rome, you will reach Bracciano, where you will visit the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle. The castle was built in the 15th century by the Orsini family, and passed on to the Odescalchis in 1696. The peculiarities of this site included its pentagonal boundary walls, and its manor–house with frescoes by Antoniazzo Romano and other Tuscan and Umbrian artists.
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TOUR OF CERVETERI, ANGUILLARA & BRACCIANO– 9 Hours
You will explore castles, tombs and beautiful Lake Bracciano on this privately guided day tour from Rome, perfect for families travelling with children. It’s an hour’s drive from Rome to reach Cerveteri, an important Etruscan town known for its cemetery. Here you will have a guided tour of the Necropolis, which holds thousands of tombs, some dating back to the 7th century B.C.
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TOUR OF SPELLO AND ASSISI – 11 Hours
This guided day trip from Rome combines two lovely destinations in Umbria, Spello and Assisi. Spello, one of Umbria’s most enchanting little hill towns, is a joy to stroll and visit. The town is a mix of styles, from Roman to medieval; you can visit the Santa Maria Maggiore church to admire frescos from the Renaissance painter Pinturicchio. There is also a nice gelateria/bar right with a comfortable terrace outside the city walls where you can stop for some gelato or a drink.
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SPOLETO & MONTEFALCO TOUR W/ WINE TASTING – 10 Hours
This fabulous day trip from Rome will take you into the Umbrian countryside to visit Spoleto and Montefalco. Your first stop will be ancient Spoleto, a beautiful Roman town built atop a mountain on the Flaminia Road. Spoleto boasts many important Roman structures including its stone wall, theater and bridge, the town is also known for its 14th century fortress. You will explore this charming city and its great churches, museums and medieval piazzas, have lunch, before heading to Montefalco for a brief visit.
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MONTEFIASCONE, CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO & BOLSENA – 8 Hours This privately guided day tour takes you along the pilgrim’s road, or Via Francigena. From Rome to Montefiascone, perched on a volcanic ridge surrounding Lake Bolsena. Medieval Montefiascone has many claims to fame, including its acting as a safe haven for popes, often forced to flee from the Papal Palace of Viterbo. The 12th century San Flaviano Church consists of two buildings, one on the top of the other. It is also an important agricultural center known for its wines, most notably “Est! Est!! Est!!!” wine, which dates from the year 1000. Bolsena
CAPRI TOUR – 12 Hours
This popular day tour will take you from Rome to the picturesque island of Capri via a hydrofoil ferry from Naples. A popular resort since Roman times, this beautiful island is a joy to explore on foot. As you explore the gorgeous island of Capri with your private tour guide, you will visit historic sites like Villa Jovis (Tiberius Villa), Villa San Michele (a grand mansion), Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso and Charterhouse of San Giacomo, which was a Carthusian monastery.
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POMPEII, SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST TOUR – 13-14 Hours
This great day tour from Rome features the ancient site of Pompeii as well as the beautiful beach resort areas of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in Positano and Amalfi. Your licensed English speaking tour guide will first take you to the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.
TOUR OF POMPEII AND MT. VESUVIUS – 12 Hours
This privately guided day trip from Rome features the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. You will have a detailed private walking tour of this once-prosperous trading center, established in 12th century B.C. With your private guide to this magnificent Roman town, you will explore its streets and squares, public buildings (temples, spas, theaters and the amphitheater), storefronts, houses, pizza parlors, and other artifacts from Pompeii’s heyday.
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DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: FLORENCE ~ TUSCANY
ASSISI TOUR – 9 Hours
This tour begins with a lovely drive south of Florence through the Arno Valley into one of the Italy’s most picturesque regions: Umbria.  Umbria is called the “green heart” of the country for its colorful landscapes dominated by olive trees and vineyards. You will pass along the fourth largest lake of Italy called Lago Trasimeno, where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 247 B.C.
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CHIANTI REGION TOUR – 8 Hours
Your guide will take you on a private tour of one of the most picturesque areas of Tuscany, a territory of vineyards and hill-towns that stretches from Florence to Siena.  The Chianti region, known all over the world for its great wines, offers travelers scenic roads dotted with grapevines and olive groves.
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CINQUE TERRE TOUR – 9 Hours
Your English-speaking guide will take you on a private tour of Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful coastlines of Italy.  You will drive west of Florence taking the scenic autostrada Firenze-Mare, and leave Tuscany for a region called Liguria, which stretches from the French border in the west to La Spezia in the east.
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JEWELS OF TUSCANY TOUR – 9 Hours
Enjoy a scenic ride through the countryside and tour two of the jewels of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Volterra. Your tour guide will take you to the medieval walled city of San Gimignano, your first stop. You’ll glimpse the famous towers of San Gimignano from a distance.  (The town originally had 72 towers; only 15 are left today.) We’ll stroll the city and stop in the main squares, Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza del Duomo.  You’ll have free time to visit the church called La Collegiata, as well as the civic museum.  You may also climb the big tower, see the fortress and the unusual torture museum, or enjoy the great shopping on the San Giovanni and San Matteo streets.
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LUCCA & CARRARA TOUR – 9 Hours
Enjoy a private guided tour of Lucca and Carrara with an English-speaking guide. Located at the foothill of the Apuane Alps, the ancient quarry town of Carrara still produces 700,000 tons of stone annually, making this area the world’s largest producer of marble. A local tour guide will lead you on a fascinating guided tour of the area, passing through the mountains where you can observe both man and machine at work. You will see the quarries, pass through the tunnels and stop for great photos.
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LUCA & PISA + OPTIONAL WINE TASTING TOUR – 8 -10 Hours
Enjoy a private guided tour of Lucca, one of the most graceful and elegant cities in Tuscany, and Pisa, home to the famous “leaning tower,” with an English-speaking guide. First stop on your guided tour of these twin historic towns is Pisa, a Roman colony from the 2nd century B.C. A naval and commercial port, Pisa became a maritime republic in the Middle Ages, rivaling Genova, Amalfi and Venice.
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MONTALCINO & PIENZA WINE TASTING TOUR – 9-10 Hours
Your custom private guided tour of Montalcino will first take you to the town center, where you will visit the 14th century fortress, the cathedral and the old Etruscan hilltop streets dominating the valley for miles around.  Montalcino is world famous as the birthplace of one of the finest wines of Italy, the Brunello.  You can pick up a few bottles of this fabulous red on your stroll through Montalcino.
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MONTALCINO WINE TASTING & ABBEY SANT’ANTIMO – 9 Hours
Optional private winery visit to Nardi (instead of Barbi) with wine expert and tasting is available at additional cost. Inquire for more details. Enjoy a private guided tour of Montalcino and The Abbey of Sant’Antimo with an English-speaking tour guide.  You will drive south of Florence and head towards the province of Siena, passing through the Superstrada del Palio, named after Siena’s famous bareback horse race, and through the beautiful heart of the Chianti wine region, a spectacular landscape composed of vineyards and olive groves.
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PARMA & MODENA TOUR – 9 -10 Hours
Your private tour will take you north of Florence to the region of Emilia Romagna.  Your English-speaking tour guide will take the autostrada to Bologna and cross the Appennini Tosco-Emiliani mountains. The landscape will transform as soon as you reach Bologna, the capital of the region, as you will be in middle of Padana Valley, the biggest and most important agricultural valley in Italy.
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PISA, VIAREGGIO & CARRARA TOUR – 8 -10 Hours
Enjoy a private guided tour of Pisa, Carrara and Viareggio with an English-speaking tour guide. There is a lot of history to know about this city, which was a Roman colony from the 2nd century B.C. and a naval and commercial port.  In the middle ages it became a maritime republic, rivaling Genova, Amalfi and Venice.  The good times rolled on into the 12th and 13th century, by which time Pisa controlled Corsica, Sardinia, and most of the mainland coast as far south as Civitavecchia.
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SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO TOUR – 8 Hours
Your custom private tour of Siena follows the Superstrada del Palio, a scenic road cutting through the Chianti region. Along the drive, you will see the American Cemetery, built after World War II, and some of the finest vineyards of the Chianti region, including the “Black Rooster.” Built on three hills in the middle of the Via Francigena (pilgrimage road), Siena is one of Tuscany’s crown jewels. It has an outstanding Gothic Duomo and another important church, San Domenico, which claims the skull of St. Caterine. It also has one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, il Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice a year. Your private guided tour will give you an overview of Siena’s most important neighborhoods, squares and churches, before giving you some time to explore them on your own.
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SIENA AND MONTALCINO TOUR W/ WINE TASTING – 9 Hours
This privately guided day tour combines two of Tuscany’s most intriguing places with a tasting of some of the fine wines of the region: Chianti, Brunello, and Montepulciano, to name but a few you may sample on this day trip. Your guided tour begins with a lovely drive to Siena. Built on three hills in the middle of the Via Francigena (pilgrimage road), Siena is one of Tuscany’s crown jewels. It has an outstanding Gothic Duomo and another important church, San Domenico, which claims the skull of St. Caterine. It also has one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, il Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice a year.
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VERONA TOUR – 10 Hours
Your English-speaking guide will take you on a private tour Verona, the most well-preserved Roman city in Italy after Rome.  You will drive north of Florence and take the Autostrada crossing the Appennini mountains toward Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna.  You will see the landscape transform as you arrive in the largest and most important agricultural valley of Italy, the Pianura Padana. An amazing city in every sense, Verona has luminous marble monuments that date back two thousand years.
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TOUR OF LUCCA – 4 Hours
Enjoy a private day trip from Florence and embark on a guided tour of Lucca, one of the most graceful and elegant cities in Tuscany, with an English-speaking guide. Founded by the Etruscans, Lucca became a Roman colony in 180 B.C. During the 12th century, it enjoyed a period of prosperity based on the silk trade. Lucca remained an independent republic for over 500 years, until Napoleon came along and created the principality of Lucca.
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TOUR OF PISA – 4 Hours
A naval and commercial port, Pisa became a maritime republic in the Middle Ages, rivaling Genova, Amalfi and Venice. Its peak came in the 12th and 13th centuries, by which time Pisa controlled Corsica, Sardinia, and most of the mainland coast as far south as Civitavecchia. Most of the city’s finest buildings date from this period, when the distinctive Pisan-Romanesque architectural style flourished. Since the 15th century, the city was governed by Florence, whose Medici rulers re-established the University of Pisa, where Galileo, Pisa’s most famous native, once taught.
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DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: FLORENCE & MUSEUM TOURS
FLORENCE DISCOVERY & ACCADEMIA TOUR – 3.5 Hours
Explore Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with your private tour guide.  You will hear about the amazing history of this 2,000-year-old city and see some of the world’s greatest art and architecture on this tour. You will get a glimpse of the famous art works at the Duomo (Cathedral) as well as Brunelleschi’s Dome, while you will also visit such famous landmarks as the Baptistry’s Gates of Paradise, Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, Vasari’s Corridor and Medieval towers.
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FLORENCE DISCOVERY & UFFIZI GALLERY TOUR– 4 Hours
Explore Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with your private tour guide.  You will hear about the amazing history of this 2,000-year-old city and see some of the world’s greatest art and architecture on this tour. You will get a glimpse of the famous art works at the Duomo (Cathedral) as well as Brunelleschi’s Dome, while you will also visit such famous landmarks as the Baptistry’s Gates of Paradise, Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, Vasari’s Corridor and Medieval towers. You’ll hear about the history of Florence and its famous rulers and artists, as we stroll by Renaissance palaces, beautiful piazzas, markets and famous shopping streets.
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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE BARGELLO TOUR– 2 Hours
This guided tour will introduce you to one of the finest sculpture collections in Italy, housed in one of the oldest and most striking buildings in Florence (a 13th-century medieval palace/fortress). You will tour both the interior and courtyard, with your tour guide showing you Bargello’s masterpieces of the Tuscan Renaissance. Donatello, Cellini, and Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists feature prominently in the collection.
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TOUR OF THE PITTI PALACE & BOBOLI GARDENS– 2.5 Hours
Our private tour will take you to the Pitti Palace, containing an array of small specialty museums, and Boboli Gardens. Boboli Gardens, formal gardens dating from the Medici era, extend from the Pitti Palace to the top of the hill overlooking Florence with fountains, statues, a lake, an amphitheater and other sights to explore. After traipsing around the many garden paths, you can stop and have a cappuccino in an 18th century coffeehouse on the grounds.
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FLORENCE FOOD & WINE APPRECIATION TOUR – 8 Hours
This private tour will immerse you in the culture and food of Florence. You will stop at a coffee house and learn how the Italians do caffè, and visit Mercato Centrale, Florence’s go-to market for fresh produce, meats, and cheeses.  You will visit have the opportunity to sample artisanal cheeses, vinegars, cured meats and more. This tour includes an authentic lunch with wine, accompanies by your tour guide, who will share the local culture of food and vino with you. The sweet ending to this lovely excursion is dessert and coffee at a wonderful pasticceria.
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GALLERIA DELL’ ACCADEMIA TOUR – 3 Hours
Our excellent tour guide will show you Galleria dell’ Accademia, home to some of Michelangelo’s most famous works. Michelangelo’s masterpiece Statue of David stood outside in front of Palazzo Vecchio since the artist’s time.  In 1875, it was given a new home at Galleria dell’ Accademia during the celebration of great master’s 400th birthday.  While the Accademia is still now primarily known for Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the museum’s collection also includes many gems from the Florentine Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance periods.
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UFFIZI MUSEUM TOUR – 3 Hours
Let one of our excellent tour guides take you on a private tour of Florence’s most famous museum. The Uffizi Gallery occupies the top two floors of a building originally designed by Giorgio Vasari, a leading 15th century painter and architect.  Today, it is one of the most famous and important art museums in the world. The Uffizi houses acclaimed masterpieces by Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Felippo Lippi, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and many others.  German, Flemish and Dutch masters like Rubens and Rembrandt are also well represented.
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DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: AMALFI / NAPLES
A DAY IN CAPRI TOUR – 8 -9 Hours
Your tour guide will take you to the picturesque island of Capri. A popular resort since Roman times, this beautiful island is a joy to explore on foot. As you explore this gorgeous island, you will visit historic sites like Villa Jovis (Tiberius Villa), Villa San Michele (a grand mansion), Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso and Charterhouse of San Giacomo, which was a Carthusian monastery.
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NAPLES & POMPEII TOUR – 8-9 Hours
This tour begins with a short walking tour of Naples, where you will see the beautiful squares, palaces, an old fortress and ancient Roman remains for which this city is known. You can opt to have lunch at one of our favorite seaside haunts for pizza — Naples was the birthplace of that much-loved food. Your licensed local tour guide will then take you to the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Your Pompeii tour will be conducted by a local guide who will take you through this once-prosperous city, established in 12th century B.C.
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POMPEII & HERCULANEUM TOUR – 8-9 Hours
Your licensed local tour guide will take you to the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Your Pompeii tour will be conducted by our excellent tour guide who will take you through this once-prosperous city, established in 12th century B.C. You will see villas, baths, storefronts, houses, pizza parlors, forum and other artifacts from Pompeii’s heyday.
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SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST TOUR – 8-9 Hours
This tour features the charming town of Sorrento, perched on a bluff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll enjoy the local scene as your tour guide takes you through the piazzas and narrow streets filled with tempting shops and tasty restaurants.  You will also visit a fragrant lemon and orange grove, where you can sample and purchase limoncello, a local lemon liqueur, among other products. From Sorrento, your tour guide will take you through the Amalfi Coast, whose stunning views will wow you.  You will stop in picture-perfect Positano, a classy resort town with trendy boutiques, alluring cafes, and a nice beach to get your feet wet.
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TOUR OF SORRENTO – 4 Hours
This tour features a relaxing walk along the elegant streets of this world-famous holiday resort, rich in history, fashion and breathtaking seaside views. Included in the tour is a visit to a lemon and orange grove located in the heart of the town – a treat for the eyes, nose and mouth!
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POMPEII, HERCULANEUM & MT. VESUVIAS TOUR – 10-11 Hours
Your licensed tour guide will first take you to the lost city of Pompeii. Thirty feet of hot mud and volcanic ash buried this Roman city completely when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. You will have a detailed private walking tour of this once-prosperous trading center, established in 12th century B.C.  With your private guide to this magnificent Roman town, you will explore its streets and squares, public buildings (temples, spas, theaters and the amphitheater), storefronts, houses, pizza parlors, and other artifacts.
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POSITANO, AMALFI & RAVELLO TOUR – 8 Hours
The laid-back town of Positano offers many photo and shopping opportunities, between its multi-colored houses clinging to the cliff face overlooking the bay, and the fashionable boutiques and cobblers’ shops along its pedestrian main street. Your next stop, Amalfi, is a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring the St. Andrea’s Cathedral, whose 57 steps will reward you with a great workout and a great view. The city is also home to the Museo della Carta, which introduces you to the art of paper making for which Amalfi is known.
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THE ROYAL PALACE & CASERTA TOUR – 3-4 Hours
Caserta, just north of Naples, is a must-see for its majestic Royal Palace. The palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was home to the Bourbon kings of Naples, a Spanish dynasty which ruled the Naples from 1734 to 1861. This Royal Palace is one of the most beautiful and elegant in Europe, built to surpass the beauty of Versailles in Paris. The palace boasts 1,200 rooms and a magnificent 180-acre park, including a lovely English garden. This lavish royal playground has been used as the set for many feature films, including “Star Wars.”
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BENEVENTO TOUR – 3-4 Hours
The town of Benevento, 40 miles northeast of Naples, has a rich and complex history stretching back even before Rome. Benevento became an important colony of the Roman Empire, thanks to the Appian Way the Romans constructed through here to get to Brindisi and sail to Greece and to the East. On your guided tour, you will see a very well preserved Roman Theater (still in use) and the Arch of Traian, probably the best arch ever made by the Romans for celebrating an emperor.
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NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – 2 Hours
This guided tour will take you through the National Archeological Museum’s extensive collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, particularly artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. The museum contains over 100 exhibits, including a collection of engraved gems and a well-known classical sculpture collection, largely carved from the famous Farnese marble. The building itself that houses the museum is an architectural and historical gem, built in the late 16th century. Don’t miss a visit to the “Secret Room” of Roman erotica, depicting the treatment of sexuality in Roman times.
DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: UMBRIA / PERUGIA / SPOLETO
A DAY IN ASSISI TOUR – 9 Hours
Your tour guide will take you to the picturesque island of Capri. A popular resort since Roman times, this beautiful island is a joy to explore on foot. As you explore this gorgeous island, you will visit historic sites like Villa Jovis (Tiberius Villa), Villa San Michele (a grand mansion), Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso and Charterhouse of San Giacomo, which was a Carthusian monastery.
CORTONA & LAKE TRASEMENO TOUR – 8 Hours
This day trip features Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns and best-preserved Etruscan cities in Tuscany. As you follow Cortona’s meandering medieval walls, you will be treated to magnificent views of vineyards, olive groves and Lake Trasimeno.  As you explore Cortona’s charming medieval streets, it will be clear why it was chosen as the setting for the movie “Under The Tuscan Sun,” The town is also known as the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Luca Signorelli.
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GUBBIO & ASSISI TOUR – 8 Hours
This guided tour features magical Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, patron saint of the animals. Your guided tour of this spectacular city, built up the steep slopes of Mount Subasio, includes the tomb and Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto’s brilliant frescoes depicting the saint’s life.  You will also travel through time through Assisi’s various historical sites, from the Temple of Minerva and Piazza del Comune, both built two millennia ago, to a 13th-century church called Chiesa di Santa Chiara.
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TORGIANO, DERUTA & MONTECASTELLO DI VIBIOR – 8 Hours
This guided tour takes you to Torgiano, a hilltown overlooking lush green vineyards at the confluence of the Tiber and Chiàscio rivers. Torgiano was originally an Etruscan enclave and later a Roman fort. You will tour Torgiano’s Museum of Wine, which takes you through the history of winemaking through artifacts ranging from wine presses to paintings. The museum, as well as a nearby hotel, restaurant, and winery, are owned by world-renown wine producer Giorgio Lungarotti.
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ORVIETO & CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO TOUR – 8 Hours
This guided day trip features Orvieto, an ancient Umbrian hill town dramatically situated atop volcanic tufa rock. Your guided tour of this charming medieval town features a beautiful Gothic cathedral and chapel where pilgrims and art lovers alike come to see Luca Signorelli’s colorful frescoes vividly depicting the Apocalypse.  Orvieto is just as interesting below ground as it is above, with Etruscan and medieval caves, and the underground remains of an old olive press, for example.  Orvieto is also famous for its museums, ceramics, and wines (most notably the Orvieto Classico).
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SPOLETO & MONTEFALCO TOUR – 8 Hours
This guided tour takes you to ancient Spoleto, a beautiful Roman town built atop a mountain on the Flaminia Road.  Spoleto boasts many important Roman structures including its stone wall, theater and bridge, the town is also known for its 14th century fortress. You can enjoy lunch and wine tasting at a very nice wine bar in Spoleto (price not included), and explore this charming city and its great churches, museums and medieval piazzas before heading to Montefalco.
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DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: SICILY
CEFALU, TINDARIS & COAST OF MESSINA TOUR – 8 Hours
To come all the way to Sicily and only enjoy Taormina would be a crime. The “real” Sicily is at Taormina’s doorstep, waiting to be discovered.  Our route along the northern coastline will trace magnificent roads overlooking the Ionian sea and Eolie’s Islands.
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CEFALU & WINE COUNTRY TOUR – 9 Hours
The first stop of this private tour is Cefalù, a quaint fishing village with a stunning setting, built on a rock that juts out into the sea. The town was probably founded by the Siculi people in the 9th century B.C., although its name comes from the Greek Kephalos (head) because of the shape of the rock on top of the village.
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ERICE & SEGESTA TOUR – 8 Hours
Your first stop on this tour of Western Sicily will be the magnificent Temple of Segesta, the first Doric-style Greek Temple, set among gently sloping hills of yellow-ochre and brown.  The temple was built by the Elimians, one of the most important Greek colonies in Western Sicily. The temple’s 36 columns are still intact despite several major earthquakes. You will also visit a typical Greek semi-circular-style theatre, set on the rocky slope. Its seats face west towards the hills, beyond which you can catch a glimpse of the Bay of Castellammare.
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MESSINA & TINDARI TOUR – 8 Hours
Messina has suffered both devastating earthquakes and World War II bombings. Yet it not only still survives, but boasts some of the most beautiful and important architecture and museums.  The Museo Regionale houses treasures by such artistic greats as Antonello da Messina and Caravaggio.  We’ll also see Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani in Piazza Catalani, a stellar example of the richly decorated and eclectic 12th century Norman architecture.  Outside the beautiful Fontana d’Orione is the finest fountain of its kind from 16th-century Sicily, while the fountain of Nettuno (Neptune), dating from the same period, celebrates Messina’s foundation as a major world port.
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MOUNT ETNA & TAORMINA TOUR – 8 Hours
Mt. Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes  — and one of the most beautiful and dramatic destinations in Sicily. The 11,000-foot-high volcano has more than 400 craters, split all over Catania county. Your private tour of Mount Etna will take you through several Sicilian towns: Santa Venerina, Zafferana and Milo, and visit some old lava flows. You’ll tour this beautiful town, situated on a rocky plateau as you head up the volcano, you will see the vegetation transform.  At 7,000 feet, you will take a walk and visit the ”Silvestri” craters, formed some 20 years ago, as well as the latest lava flows.
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PIAZZA ARMERINA & AGRIGENTO TOUR – 11 Hours
This morning we will drive south east of Palermo and take the highway towards Caltanissetta. Your first stop on this lovely day trip will be Piazza Armerina, one of the top destinations in Sicily today. Its known history dates back to the Norman era, although archaeological findings indicated the land was inhabited since prehistoric times. The main attraction of the area is the beautiful Villa Imperiale del Casale, a stunning 3rd century Roman Villa and one of the few relics of Roman Sicily.
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TAORMINA & MESSINA TOUR – 8 Hours
Messina has suffered both devastating earthquakes and World War II bombings. Yet it not only still survives, but boasts some of the most beautiful and important architecture and museums.  The Museo Regionale houses treasures by such artistic greats as Antonello da Messina and Caravaggio.  We’ll also see Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani in Piazza Catalani, a stellar example of the richly decorated and eclectic 12th century Norman architecture.
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THE GODFATHER TOUR – 8 Hours
Enjoy a daylong introduction to the real Sicily exploring the towns of Savoca – the notorious backdrop of “The Godfather” – and Forza D’Agro with your local expert driver guide. This private tour offers real insight into the island’s local culture and everyday life, and you will travel way off the beaten track visit some of the most beautiful nooks of Sicily.
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VILLAGES OF MOUNT ETNA & TAORMINA TOUR – 8 Hours
Enjoy a private tour of the villages that thrive on the slopes of Mt. Etna, while sampling Sicilian products along the way.  You will travel to different local villages of the Alcantara Valley, visit the Alcantara Gorges and a wonderful waterfall created from an old Etna lava flow 40 miles long.  You will continue the drive, stopping to visit the charming and unspoiled old Sicilian village of Castiglione di Sicilia with its beautiful and fragrant lemon, orange and olive groves, as well as the Etna grapevines.
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DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS:MILAN
MILAN WALKING TOUR – 3 Hours
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the fashionable city of Milan with a private English-speaking tour guide. This tour features the architectural and historic highlights of central Milan. You will start your tour with the Duomo, the city’s magnificent late Gothic cathedral, featuring the tallest Gothic vaults of any church in the world. The Duomo also boasts the world’s most extensive collection of marble statues, most notably the golden Madonna, which you’ll see on your way to the roof for a fantastic view of the cityscape.
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LAKE GARDA & SIRMIONE TOUR MILAN – 8 Hours
Enjoy this beautiful and relaxing privately guided day trip from Milan, featuring Lake Garda and Sirmione. You will begin your tour with a visit to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. You will enjoy a breathtaking drive along Lake Garda’s shores, lined with wildflowers, cypress and pine trees, and olive and lemon groves. The lake is a major tourist draw, and the towns flanking it boast many popular holiday resorts.
DAY TRIPS / PRIVATE TOURS: VENICE
ACCADEMIA ART GALLERY TOUR – 2 Hours
This guided tour will take you through the most important art museum in Venice. The Accademia was founded in 1750 by the Venetian Senate as Venice’s school of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Here you will see the masterpieces of Venetian and other painters, including works by Giorgione, Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Tiepolo. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibits on specific themes.
BOATS, BATTLES & FOREIGNERS TOUR – 3 Hours
This exciting tour starts from Venice’s Naval Museum. In the ancient granaries used by the Republic of Venice, you can admire the original models of boats used by Venetian merchants and military fleets. You can also see the several mementoes of the Arsenal, the powerful military shipyard of Venice, and learn about the past naval battles of the Venetian forces. You will next travel along the fondamenta (an Italian term for a long street running along a canal or pier) of the Arsenal to see the church and school of San Martino.
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CA PESARO MODERN ART MUSEUM TOUR – 2 Hours
This guided tour takes you through the recently renovated Modern Art Museum in Venice, Ca’ Pesaro. The museum is housed in the majestic palace on the Grand Canal, former home to the aristocratic Pesaro family, who owned the very works exhibited there now. The collection includes masterpieces by such modern European masters as Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee and Vassily Kandinsky.
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CA’REZZONICO TOUR – 2 Hours
This guided tour will take your through the Ca’ Rezzonico, otherwise known as the Museum of 18th Century, set in one of the most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice. The Rezzonicos were a family of rich merchants who became part of the new aristocracy. This palace, completed in 1756, became their lavish home in Venice. The palace has been the site of the Museum of the 18th Century since 1936.
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FRARI CHURCH AND THE SCUOLA OF SAN ROCCO – 3 Hours
This unique guided tour features Venice’s ancient Jewish ghetto, located in the Cannaregio district.   This area is one of the city’s most authentic, and yet quite unknown to tourists. In this private tour of Venice, you will see important historical and artistic reminders of the past on this tour, which starts from Rialto, where various foreign communities have lived throughout history. You will continue with the Jesuits’ Square, whose church features an important Titian painting and the small precious oratory of the Crociferi.
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JEWISH GHETTO IN CANNAREGIO TOUR – 3 Hours
Mt. Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes  — and one of the most beautiful and dramatic destinations in Sicily. The 11,000-foot-high volcano has more than 400 craters, split all over Catania county. Your private tour of Mount Etna will take you through several Sicilian towns: Santa Venerina, Zafferana and Milo, and visit some old lava flows. You’ll tour this beautiful town, situated on a rocky plateau as you head up the volcano, you will see the vegetation transform.  At 7,000 feet, you will take a walk and visit the ”Silvestri” craters, formed some 20 years ago, as well as the latest lava flows.
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ST. MARK’S SQUARE & DOGE’S PALACE TOUR – 3 Hours
On this private guided tour of Venice, you will see three of the city’s most important sights. You will start at St. Mark’s Square, the political and religious center of the Republic of Venice. You will see many of its historical and artistic treasures dating from antiquity: the Basilica with its precious mosaics; the Ducal Palace with its well-known Bridge of Sighs; the Procuratie palaces and the Napoleonic Wing; and the Clock Tower, the Campanile and the Marciana National Library. You can decide whether to include in the tour the visit to the Doge’s Palace inside or continue your walk to the Rialto area.
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THE FORTUNY MUSEUM TOUR – 2 Hours
This guided tour will take your through the Ca’ Rezzonico, otherwise known as the Museum of 18th Century, set in one of the most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice. The Rezzonicos were a family of rich merchants who became part of the new aristocracy. This palace, completed in 1756, became their lavish home in Venice.
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WALKING TOUR OF THE CASTELLO DISTRICT – 3 Hours
This walking tour starts at Riva degli Schiavoni, along the waterfront at St. Mark’s Square. You will visit the Gothic Bragora Church, where you can see Cima da Conegliano’s masterpiece, St. John the Baptist. Next, you will pass San Martino Church to reach the imposing entrance of the Arsenal, the former military shipyard of the Republic of Venice. Afterwards, you walk along Garibaldi Street, a very popular residential area, to end up at the island of San Pietro in Castello, the seat of the Bishop of Venice.
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WALKING TOUR IN DORSODURO – 3 Hours
This invigorating walking tour will take you through Dorsoduro, on the south side of Venice. There are many possible walks in this area, all including historically important places as well as more contemporary sights. The usual tour starts from the Santa Margherita campo (square), one of the liveliest areas in Venice, as it is near the University.
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WALKING TOUR IN SAN POLO – 3 Hours
You will enjoy this private walking tour of lively San Polo, located in Rialto, the commercial center of the Republic of Venice. Your tour guide will tell you about the foreign merchants that came here from far and wide to sell precious products like fabrics and spices. Today, you can still visit the outdoor fish and produce markets. The guided tour continues through the narrow, winding back streets to reach San Polo Square and its ancient palaces. From here, you will reach the Frari campo (square) with its magnificent church, where you can admire masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian and other artists.
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