Only in Italy can you sip cappuccino at a café in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old
market, and have an audience with the Pope, all in one morning. Here, the preoccupation with the
aesthetic fuses with incredible urban scenery to make Italy an entire country where you feel cool just
strolling through the streets.
Life is sweet – the cake is there for the eating. Speaking of eating, truly authentic Italian cuisine, smooth ice cream, frothy cappuccino and exquisite wines abound. While the landmarks are monumental, the cuisine supreme and the atmosphere enticing let's not forget Italian designers and shopping! The Via Margutta has reinvented itself as a design destination, from rich leather at Saddlers Union to high-end jewelry at Enigma right up to custom marble art at La Bottega del Marmoraro Italy has it all!
It's warm all over Italy in summer; it can be very hot in Rome. The high temperatures begin in May, often lasting until sometime in October. In Rome the weather is warm year-round, averaging 50°F (10°C) in winter. For the most part, it's drier in Italy than in North America, so high temperatures don't seem as bad because the humidity is lower. In Rome, temperatures can stay in the 90s for days, but nights are usually cooler and more comfortable. The average high temperatures in Rome are 82°F (28°C) in June, 87°F (31°C) in July, and 86°F (30°C) in August; the average lows are 63°F (17°C) in June and 67°F (19°C) in July and August.
8 Day Affordable Italy Escorted Tour
This adventure in Italy allows you to visit three famous Italian cities. Highlights include
Doge's Palace in Venice, Michaelangelo's David in Florence, the Basilica of St. Francis
in Assisi, the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel in Rome, all while using Whisper
enhanced technology during the tours.
• Flights NYC-Venice, Rome-NYC
• Airline fuel surcharges
Other departure cities available
• 6 nights accommodations
• 2 nights Grand Hotel Principe or Amadeus Hotel, Venice
• 2 nights Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence
• 2 nights Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome
• All Transfers
• Buffet Breakfast Daily
• Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
• Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
• Services of local guides in all major cities
• Entrance fees per itinerary