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16 June – 23 June

A Roman Holiday

Live la dolce vita as you explore Italy, drinking wine in Tuscany, marvelling at Michelangelo’s masterpieces, walking through the streets of Rome eating gelato, and more.
Come enjoy a 8-day binge of freedom, fun and adventure in beautiful Italy with travellers just like you.

Together, you’ll walk through Renaissance streets in Florence, see world-famous art in Rome, drive through the scenic Tuscan countryside, spoil yourself with lots of pasta, wine and gelato, and relish bouts of shopping. And all throughout, you’ll indulge in little escapades, mingle with locals, learn and laugh a lot while making tons of unforgettable memories with your new friends.

This tour is operated by Mappamondo, a well-established destination management company and tour operator.

Over 50+ departures per destination based on multiples dates, budgets, # of days and more. Tell us when you want to go and we'll figure out what works best for you.

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Trip Price

₹ 171,925 ₹ 137,540


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Group Size: 10 - 12
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Venice - As Romantic As It Gets

Relish the romantic vibe of Venice, as you wander through crisscrossing alleys and sail smoothly across canals.

Why Take This Trip With Us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeble, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Group

Our groups are deliberately small. We believe such groups make for better shared experiences.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Rome

Welcome to Rome! After a meet & greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay.

Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence

Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. 

Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, known worldwide for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo.

Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Florence

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle.

Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, its shopping streets and so on. 

From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a real gourmet’s heaven, don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! 

In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Venice

After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

Venice > Montepulciano (Tuscany wine region) > Rome

After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, known worldwide for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July.

LUNCH at a local restaurant included. Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in to your hotel.

Rome

Between 7:45 - 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access!  

No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. 

After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St.Peter’s Square: enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night! Overnight stay.

Rome

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Arrivederci!

Inclusions

 Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

 Monolingual tour-escort in English

 Accommodation in 4 stars or 3 stars hotels

 Meals as per itinerary

 Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary (Rome, Florence, Venice, Sorrento, Capri,

 Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa, Bari, Matera, Lecce)

 Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites in Sicily, Castel del Monte (Fantasia of Puglia), St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica, archaeological site in Pompei with “Skip the Line” (when included in the itinerary)

 Visit of the Blue Grotto in Capri (when included in the itinerary)

 Porterage service included only on our escorted tours in Sicily & Apulia

Not Included

 Porterage service

 City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

 International Airfare

 Visa Fee

 Travel Insurance

 Personal expenses such as beverages, food

 Gratuities

 Meals that are not included in the itinerary

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Frequently Asked Questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

This Trip Is Operated By Mappamondo

Viaggi del Mappamondo is a boutique travel operator based in Italy. Mappamondo's core belief that people travel to seek new things and experiences drives everything that we offer. From service ...

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