Taste of Italy - 9 Days

Taste of Italy

Wander through the Tuscan hills and explore the Eternal City

Spend 6, 7 or 8 nights in Rome and Tuscany! This self-drive vacation allows you to take in the excitement of Italy’s capital city before heading to the emerald green Tuscan countryside, prized for its vineyards and cuisine.

Unique Explorations

  • A self-drive vacation will allow you to take day-trips Siena, Arezzo, the Statue of David in Florence and beyond!
  • Enjoy Tuscany, known for its stunning landscapes and delicious wine, then stay in a villa set in Rome’s countryside.
  • During your time in Tuscany feel free to take day-trips to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in nearby Pisa!
  • Indulge in pizza, pasta, and gelato to your heart’s content. Don’t forget to try the local culinary specialties!
  • Purchase our upgrade and add breakfast daily, a Florence Walking Tour, and more!

Start your trip in the Rome area. Explore the capital city or venture beyond to the stunning countryside! In the city you can see the Colosseum, stop by the Roman Forum, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain for luck. Or you could visit  the ancient city of Ariccia to see the Abbazia di San Nilo a Grottaferrata.

Take your rental car and spend the last few nights of your vacation at an accommodation nestled in the Tuscan hills. Surrounded by vineyards and cities alike, feel free to make day trips of your choice. Maybe you’ll see the Leaning Tower of Pisa or Maybe you’ll spend your time in Florence to admire classic art from Picasso and da Vinci.

*Please note: In Italy, certain car categories will incur an additional drop-off fee when returning to a different location within the same city. Drop-off surcharges will apply to all categories when returning to a different city. These fees vary based on the category of car rental and the drop-off location, and are required to be paid on-site at the time of rental.

PRICES FROM: $1,439*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Italy!

Pick up your rental car and head to your accommodation. Why not explore the Frascati area? Its busy city center has a rich history and culture and today has an incredible business district, which attracts many celebrities!

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome at Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica, located approximately five miles away from St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican. From the outside, this hotel draws guests in with its eye-popping murals painted on the se… read more

Hotel Villa Mercede

FRASCATI, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Rest and recharge at the Hotel Villa Mercede, a beautiful 3-star hotel in Frascati, located approximately 18 miles from the center of Rome. Thanks to its strategic position, guests may enjoy an oasis of relaxation and entertainment while taking advantage of its proximity to Rome. The Hotel Villa Mercede offers its guests a modern environment of contemporary design. The elegance and the functionality of spaces and furnishings have been conceived for the complete satisfaction of its guests.

Only a quarter mile from the historic center of Frascati, the Hotel Villa Mercede offers enviable panoramic position overlooking the Roman countryside. There are various food shops, craft and jewelry boutiques of the Natural Mall of Frascati just walking distance away, where you can easily find some original souvenirs. In just a short drive you can reach Grottaferrata, Castel Gandolfo, or Ariccia. Point to Rome through the famous consular road, Via Tuscolana. In 30 minutes you will be in front of the Colosseum. Or take the local train to reach the central station of Termini in Rome, the train takes about 35 minutes.

Pineta Palace Hotel Roma

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Start your day of adventuring with warm croissants, fresh cheeses, Italian cappuccinos and freshly-squeezed juice from the breakfast spread at Pineta Palace Hotel Roma.

Hotel Midas

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Enter the relaxing atmosphere of the Hotel Midas. Comfort begins the moment you enter the lobby. With over three hundred rooms all equipped with amenities such as a minibar, private bathroom, free WiFi, a TV, and more.

Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the GRA and in the bustling EUR district, Hotel Cristoforo Colombo’s renovations are complete and ready to impress.

Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome at Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica, located approximately five miles away from St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican.

Day 2
Rome

There are several sites to check out in Rome including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. You will be about 30 minutes from the city, so you can do some site seeing, enjoy a traditional Italian dinner and come back to your hotel later tonight.

Stop by the iconic Trevi Fountain to throw a coin in and make a wish before you leave. When you head back to the hotel you can stop at the Frascati Cathedral and Abbazia di San Nilo a Grottaferrata.

Day 3
Rome

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Maybe take a day-trip to Rome again; spend some time in Vatican City, where you’ll find the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica as well as the Vatican Musuems, home to the Sistine Chapel and its famous ceiling.

Alternatively, you can estay nearby and explore the ancient city of Ariccia!

Day 4
Rome - Tuscany

Next, drive north to your next property is set in the dazzling Tuscan countryside. You can take easy day-trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Pisa, Lucca and Arezzo.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Villa Il Palagio

RIGNANO SULL’ARNO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the warm beauty of Tuscany at this historic, yet modern hotel. Surrounded by a large, private garden, feel your eyes widen as you gaze out at the lush greenery that extends around Villa Il Palagio. Its deluxe apartments combine all the … read more

Fattoria Degli Usignoli

REGGELLO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Fattoria degli Usignoli is surrounded by large olive groves in a resplendent, heart-warming natural setting. Built by the Vallombrosan friars in about 1400, it enjoys a panoramic position at an altitude of 1,300 feet, in San Donato in Fronzano, in the municipality of Reggello. Immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and decorated in classic Tuscan style, it provides the ideal base for visiting nearby cities of art such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo, Cortona and the Chianti area. The restaurant combines traditional recipes with inviting and innovative dishes, served in the property’s rustic former winery. While enjoying the delicacies of typical Tuscan cuisine, guests can enjoy the hotel’s own home-grown red and white wines, as well as the top wines from all over Italy. Fattoria degli Usignoli also features three swimming pools (including one for children), tennis, a riding school, two lounges and a wine bar.

Fattoria degli Usignoli is set on an enviable position between the Arno Valley and the Chianti Hills. It is located 180 miles from the Rome Airport, 20 miles from Florence, 65 miles from Siena, 54 miles from San Gimignano, 39 miles from Arezzo and 64 miles from Cortona.

Day 5
Tuscany

Head to Florence for the day and uncover the stimulating culture, dynamic atmosphere and all of the history that lives in this Renaissance city.

While in Florence, a must-see site is the city’s cathedral, the Duomo, which is a cathedral that took nearly 150 years to complete. You will also want to visit the Uffizi Gallery for some of the world’s most famous artwork and the Basilica di Santa Croce.

Day 6
Tuscany

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Your incredible accommodations place you about three miles from the Moorish Castle, Sammezzano and seven miles from Vallombrosa Abbey.

Day 7
Tuscany

Today you might want to journey over to Pisa, which is approximately, two hours west and home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

If you are looking to do a little less driving but still want to explore, head south for about an hour and you will reach the city of Arezzo. Enjoy the Medieval towers and Renaissance style sprinkled throughout the streets and the busy Piazza Grande, the city center!

Day 8
Tuscany

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Your hotel’s property is beautiful and relaxing, soak up the last bit of the Tuscan sun that you can before heading home tomorrow!

Day 9
Depart Italy

Depart Italy from the airport in Florence.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Rome (FCO), out of Florence (FLR)
  • Manual car rental for 8 nights*- upgrade to automatic available
  • 3 nights near Rome at Villa Mercede or similar
  • 5 nights in Tuscany in a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment at Fattoria degli Usignoli or Villa il Palagio

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