Your own villa. Cooks who prepare your meals. Private guides. Exceptional hotel accommodations. Full time bi-lingual tour leaders. Eight to twelve guests in each tour. Experience Italy at the pace of Italian life. We provide all the support while you enjoy bella Italia; your own private tour of Italy. Since 2003, we have accompanied over 405 clients across Italy. Our explorations of Venice and across Tuscany are designed to provide clients with memories that last a lifetime. In Venice, our boutique hotel is located an easy five minute walk from either the Rialto Bridge or St. Mark’s Square. Clients are based in a restored 13th-Century villa near Florence, with olive grove framed pool. Tuscany is the most famous region in Italy; Italian Cypresses line gorgeous villa gardens, the Chianti area vintners create world-famous wines and the art of Florence entrances visitors. For the past eight years, Condé Nast travelers have overwhelmingly voted Florence and Tuscany their number one travel destination in the world. Join us for a remarkable visit to an unforgettable land. In Venice clients enjoy the hospitality and peace of a lovely restored family palazzo, located only a five minute walk from either St. Mark’s Square or the Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s exceptional location, close to the Basilica of Saint John and Saint Paul, offers a lovely shaded courtyard for breakfast or afternoon glass of wine. Our water taxi service, which transports clients from Marco Polo airport to the hotel, brings our clients directly to the front door of the hotel; no worries about public transportation, carrying your bags or getting lost. Our villa is located only thirty minutes from Florence’s city center. From the property, clients can take in views across the working estate’s olive trees and vineyards into the cities far below. The villa hosts clients in four bedrooms, all with private baths, a large terrace, swimming pool and tennis court.
• Meet and Greet/Departure private transfers
• All museum entrance tickets in Florence and Siena
• Accommodations in private villa near Florence
• Private dedicated guides in all sites visited
• Private dedicated transportation throughout the tour with our group
• Bi-Lingual staff
• Meals prepared at your villa by local cooks
• Custom bound itineraries created by Private Italy Tour’s staff for each client which feature details of each day’s activities, sites visited and services provided
(Note: Letters within parenthesis indicate meals included with your tour – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Day 1: Arrival. Meet and Greet at Venice airport and transfer to hotel in city center. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: Torcello and Murano (B)
Day 3: Morning tour of Venice. Afternoon at leisure. Late afternoon First Class train transfer (included with tour) to Florence. Private transfer to villa upon arrival. (B,D)
Day 4: Florence with private guide, including Accademia to view the David by Michelangelo. (B,D)
Day 5: San Gimignano and Monteriggione in central Tuscany. (B,D)
Day 6: Lucca with private guide. (B,D)
Day 7: Siena with private guide. (B,D)
Day 8: Private guided tour family winery in Chianti region of Tuscany. (B,L,D)
Day 9: Florence free day for clients to shop/explore on own. (B,D)
Day 10: Settignano and Fiesole. Villa Gamberaia. (B,D)
Day 11: Montelupo and Tuscan ceramics. (B,D)
Day 12: Free day at Villa. (B,L,D) This day is also available to visit specific places clients may wish to return to or visit on their own.
Day 13: Departure
A deposit of $1000.00 per person secures space in any of our four tour itineraries. The balance is due 120 days prior to client arrival date in Italy.