Enjoy this 3 days escorted tour from Venice to Rome and explore some of the best spots of Italy in all its glory. Immerse yourself in the ages of history present in Sirmione and Milan, taking a tour through the historic centre of each of these with your expert guide. See two of Italy's three largest lakes, Lake Garda and Lake Como, and marvel at the decadent villas and palaces surrounding the shores of Lake Como. Experience a boat trip to the colorful Cinque Terre and then explore Tuscan villages.
Day 1: Venice - Sirmione - Lake Como - Milan
Meeting in Venice with the tour leader in the morning to depart for the first stop of the day: the beautiful Sirmione, which is an elegant city in a peninsula that extends into Lake Garda, the second largest Italian lake. The tour leader will take you through its historic center. You will be free to have lunch where you prefer, among these places from the magic, historical atmosphere.
In the afternoon it will be time to proceed towards Lake Como, one of the deepest in Europe and one of the most spectacular. It has been always attractive to the aristocracy since ancient Rome time, and is now an exclusive holiday resort. Your tour leader will take you through the most beautiful places of the town, observing the natural landscapes, the luxurious villas and the castles that surround it.
After visiting Lake Como, you will move to Milan in the evening. You will have time for a panoramic tour including the Sforza Castle, Piazza della Scala, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and then end the tour in Piazza Duomo. You will then reach the Hotel, where you will dine and spend the night.
Day 2: La Spezia - Cinque Terre - Lucca
After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for an unforgettable day tour! You will arrive in La Spezia, where you will embark on a boat tour of the beautiful Cinque Terre (in case of bad weather, the transportation will be partly by train and partly by boat).You will discover one of the most colorful areas in the world and enjoy the wonderful landscapes and the view of the small towns overlooking the sea, in a land surrounded by hills and ancient vineyards. We will stop in the beautiful Portovenere, overlooking the Golfo dei Poeti, walk through the medieval streets and discover the famous castle. Later, there is also a stop at the beautiful village of Vernazza, a small fishing village, surrounded by olive trees and breathtaking landscapes. Finally, explore the beautiful Monterosso and its fantastic beaches.
At the end of the visit, you will board the train that will take you to La Spezia, where a bus will wait for you to leave for Tuscany. The destination will be the charming town of Lucca, where you can take a walk with your tour leader through the medieval streets and the main attractions such as Piazza Anfiteatro or the Cathedral of San Martino. Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Lucca.
Day 3: Pisa - Montepulciano - Roma
After breakfast in the Hotel of Lucca, we will leave towards Pisa. Your tour leader will guide you in the city center for a walk in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, admiring from the outside the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Baptistery. So you can enjoy some free time for lunch and maybe for some shopping, before leaving for the next destination, surrounded by the beautiful Val d'Orcia.
You will stop in Montepulciano, you can stroll through the streets of this beautiful Renaissance village, famous also for the production of "Nobile di Montepulciano" wine, one of the oldest in Italy and maybe make a taste in one of the many typical shops, bars or restaurants while admiring the city's attractions.
At the end of the visit to Montepulciano, the tour comes to an end with the departure to Rome, where you will arrive in the evening.
More escorted tours of Italy
If you wish to visit the best of Italy in few days, have a look at our 5-Days Escorted Tour from Rome to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri or the 4-Day Escorted Tour from Rome to Tuscany and Cinque Terre.