Celebrate Italy on a journey that will have you floating through history in Venice, admiring great art in Florence, tasting wines and olive oils at an agriturismo in Tuscany, and exploring Rome's magnificent sites with a private guide.

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 The Colosseum of Rome  The legendary Grand Canal in Venice  Colorful homes along a canal in the fishing village of Burano  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  Some of the many treasures in the Uffizi Gallery. Credit: Art Kowalsky/Alamy  Freshly made pasta  Trevi Fountain  The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy  St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City  Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldocchio

Tailor-Made Travel to Italy

12 days from $7,950

Celebrate Italy on a journey that will have you floating through history in Venice, admiring great art in Florence, tasting wines and olive oils at an agriturismo in Tuscany, and exploring Rome's magnificent sites with a private guide.

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Accommodations

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Our Hotel Picks:

Hotel L'Orologio Venezia 
Perched on the Grand Canal, the Hotel L’Orologio Venezia is a stylish boutique hotel set within a refurbished building in the heart of Venice. Rooms are modern and minimalist, featuring custom-made furniture and marble bathrooms, and many overlook the Grand Canal  The hotel has a lovely bar and lounge area on the ground floor and provides seating outside along the canal during the summer months. It is, five minutes from the Rialto Bridge and about 15 minutes from St Mark’s Square.

Hotel Bernini Palace
A luxury hotel in the center of Florence, the Hotel Bernini Palace is situated in a 15th-century palace with a storied history. Rooms and public spaces are appointed with period décor and antiques and equipped with modern amenities. The hotel features a  fine-dining restaurant and a handsome bar and lounge, and breakfast is served under a fresco-covered ceiling in the former Parliament Hall. The Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery are just steps away.

Badia a Coltibuono

On a hilltop in Chianti, the Badia a Coltibuono is an enchanting 11th-century monastery that has been transformed into a family-owned agriturismo. Guestrooms are beautifully refurbished monk’s cells—or private apartments—and the restaurant is housed within the former stables. The property includes extensive gardens, a pool, and intimate courtyards, as well as a working farm and vineyards. Wines and olive oils are produced here, and the wine cellar is well worth a visit. 

Hotel De Russie
The Hotel de Russie is a stunning oasis near the Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome. The 19th-century building offers elegant rooms and suites that have welcomed the likes of Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. A terraced Secret Garden is full of stunning courtyards and intimate spaces for dining or taking a stroll.  The hotel’s excellent restaurant offers al fresco seating in the garden, and the Stravinskij Bar is a posh landmark in Rome. The acclaimed spa includes a salt-water hydropool, a steam room and sauna, a gym, and a range of wellness therapies.

Number of nights: 12

Stay Longer

If you have more time to explore, a visit to the romantic town of Verona – famous for the balcony scene in Romeo & Juliet – and the scenic Lakes District would be a perfect addition for the start your trip. Otherwise you may wish to venture further south at the end to relax in luxury along the Amalfi Coast.

To plan your own Tailor-Made Journey, call a Country Specialist today at 855-215-8690.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.