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We offer a wide variety of tours throughout Italy that range from several hours in one city to several days in multiple cities.  Everything from architecture, museums, art, history to food, wine, olive oil and just plain fun!  Private tours are also available. Below is just a sampling of some of our most popular sightseeing tours and services.   For more tours or information please contact our call center at info@ItalyByChoice.com or call toll-free at 1-832-EUROPE1 (1-832-387-6731).






Rome, Italy  Colosseum Ancient Rome (502) – $45      1.5 hours, mornings     Friday-Sunday, Apr.-Nov.
Points of Interest: Colosseum (inside visit)
Enjoy priority entrance to the Colosseum. Take an informative tour lead by expert, local guides.
Get ready to enter the legend!  Jump into Roman history and discover the “Anfitearo Flavio”, the Colosseum: the most popular attraction in the Eternal City!

Ancient Rome (501) – $74   1.5 hours, Thursdays at 9:10 p.m. Apr. – Oct.
Points of Interest: Underground Colosseum, Arena Floor
See the Colosseum in a different light on this unique night walking tour, skip the long lines at the entrance and explore the arena level and the levels beneath!  Visit the Colosseum by night: it will be more special! Take the most complete walking tour of the Colosseum to access the Arena Floor and the Underground lead by professional and expert guides in a charming atmosphere. You will walk through hidden paths, included the underground that allow you to descend into the hypogeum of the most famous and visited ancient monument in the world.

Rome Italy Ancient Rome (15) – $82    3 hours, every afternoon
Points of Interest: Colosseum (inside visit), Palatine Hill, Roman Forum
Visit the Colosseum & Archaeological Area, skipping long lines at the entrance. Take an informative tour lead by expert, local guides. Take a complete tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights and skip the lines for the Archaeological Area. Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the exciting past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere lead by passionate and expert guides. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine and climb up Palatine Hill.

Rome, Italy Combined Tour – In the Heart of Rome & Ancient Rome (18)$147   9 hours, daily except Wednesdays from Apr. – Oct.
Points of Interest: St. Peter’s Basilica, Navona Square, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. Lunch. Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, Roman Forum, Coloseum,   Palatine Hill
Our tour will leave from Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, heading to Piazza della Repubblica, previously known as “dell’Esedra” as its central area also called Esedra of the Diocletian Baths is hidden now by the Fountain of Naiadi. We will continue towards Via Sistina where we’ll leave the bus to start our walking trough the ages, starting from the Spanish Steps and reaching Piazza di Spagna, with the famous fountain “la Barcaccia” realized from Pietro Bernini. Then the guided tour will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, a baroque jewel, and to the Pantheon (meaning “Temple of all the Gods”), a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome. It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age. At the end of the tour we will finally reach the gorgeous Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian’s Circus adorned by the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini realized in 1651. Lunch in typical restaurant. In the afternoon you will enjoy the splendour of the classic Roman Empire. Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, we will head to Piazza Venezia. Crossing the square we will admire on one side the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After this ample view of an important part of the city, the guided tour will take you to visit the Roman Forum, walking along the ancient pavement, which crosses the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, the Reggia. You will then admire the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. The tour will continue with the visit of the massive structure of the Colosseum (internal visit). Originally named Flavian Amphitheatreit is a giant amphitheatre used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. The amphitheatre, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian’s reign. The excursion will go on visiting the Palatine Hill. The ancient “palatium”, historical residence of the Caesars, from whose name is derived the use of the term “Palace”, to indicate a seat of official power.

Rome Italy Illuminated Rome (20) – Discovering Rome – $63  2 hours, every evening except Dec. 24 & 25
Points of Interest: Walking tour of Trastevere, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, colosseum, Circo Massimo
See an illuminated Rome on a 2 hours nighttime sightseeing and have a beautiful walk in Trastevere.  Get on board! Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of Rome by motor coach and discover the magical charm of the most famous monuments illuminated at night. It’s a special sight to see these important monuments under another light.

Rome ItalyVatican Museum – Sistine Chapel (325) – $90    3 hours, every afternoon except Sunday and religious holidays, blackout dates apply
Points of Interest: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
Take a relaxing afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums and escape from the crowd. 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 in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. Unforgettable!

 Christian Rome ItalyRome (17) –  $70  3 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday afternoons
Points of Interest:
Basilica of St. John in Lateran (inside visit), Holy Staircase, Catacombs, St. Mary Major Basilica (inside visit)
Visit two of the most important basilicas in the world and the unforgettable catacombs. Climb up the Holy Stairs at St. John in Lateran.  Enjoy a journey through the Basilicas, Catacombs, and ancient streets of Rome! See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, and St. Mary Major, then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

Rome Italy Jewish Ghetto &  Piazzas (406) – $46  3 hours, every morning
Points of Interest:  Jewish Ghetto, Ponte Fabricio, Portico d’ Ottavia, Piazza Mattei and the Turtle Fountain, Isola Tiberina, Trastevere
Escape Rome’s crowds to explore Rome’s more traditional districts that most tourists don’t get to visit. You’ll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere area accompanied by your knowledgeable guide. A visit to Rome cannot be completed without learning about this area and its history. Your tour starts from Trastevere, one of the most beloved areas of Rome by locals and tourists alike. Admire the splendid Basilica of St. Mary in Trastevere, then ready to stroll through beautiful alleys. Reach Isola Tiberina, the island on the Tiber river sites for important hospitals and through Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in town, access the Jewish Ghetto: one of the oldest Jewish communities in Rome. Life in the ghetto was, at that time, one of crushing poverty, due to the severe restrictions placed upon the unskilled jobs, such as ragmen, second-hand dealers or fish mongers that the jewish could perform. Discover how those people lived at that time and look at it now, full of life and destination for leisure time. Stroll through the medieval alleys that survived the restoration of the area and admire the gorgeous Fountain of Turtles by Giacomo della Porta. You’ll admire the 20th century buildings next to the medieval ones and the fascinating archaeological area of the Porticus Octaviae, the remains of an ancient Roman building. Our guide will introduce to you the Synagogue of Rome, built after Italy’s unification in 1870, when the Jews were given Italian citizenship. Tour ends at the Synagouge.

Rome Italy Underground Rome: The Jewish Catacomb of the Old Appian Way –  $495 for up to 6 people  1.5 hours — call for specific days and times
The Jewish Catacombs of Vigna Randanini were discovered in the 19th century on the Appian way. They are one of seven known complexes utilized for Jewish burials. Today they are closed to the public and may only be visited with special permission.  These catacombs, like their Christian and pagan counterparts, are a series of underground burial galleries with tombs carved into the soft volcanic stone of the area. The deceased were interred in painted loculi, cubicula, and kokhim. The presence of these kokhim set them apart from Rome’s pagan and Christian catacombs. They were deep chambers in which the deceased would be buried perpendicular to the wall. The openings were sealed with marble epitaphs. The Vigna Randanini present interesting inscriptions predominantly in Latin and Greek language.

Rome Italy Italian Cuisine – Tasting Tour (504) – $82  5 hours, Fridays at 8:30 a.m. from Apr. – Oct.
Points of Interest:  Castelli Romani, Castel Gandolfo, Albano, Ariccia, local food connoisseur guide, food & wine tastings
“Do as the Romans Do” in the Countryside
Take a break from the crowds of the city and visit the Castelli Romani. Taste the typical food specialties and wines.
ONLY FOR FOOD LOVERS!!!  In summer, do as the Romans do! Take a break from the crowds of the city and visit the Castelli Romani, area, full of small villages on the hills, surrounded by nature. Ariccia, Genzano, and Albano are the most popular for their food specialties and wines. Take the opportunity  to taste some of those specialties and drink in typical ‘fraschetta’. This half-day tour will tantalize your taste buds and a small group size will provide you with an intimate experience.

Italian Cuisine – Cooking Classes – Exclusive Cooking Lesson & Grocery Small Group Tour (373)  $160
5 hours,  9:30 a.m. daily except Sundays and Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 & Jan. 01
Points of Interest:
  Grocery Tour, Cooking Lesson, Pasta Making, Lunch with beverages
Experience a mix of leisure and lifestyle, exploring markets and small grocery shops. Learn how to make handmade pasta enjoying a typical Italian lunch in an amazing location.  The chef invites you to live an unforgettable experience off the beaten path. First, you’ll be taken on a  visit of the enchanting places where Romans love to go grocery shopping, a real experience in the heart of the city. Your cooking class will take place in an amazing apartment with views over the historic rooftops of Rome or in a house on Tiberina Island. At the end of the lesson, you’ll taste what you prepared and enjoy a glass of  Italian wine.


Naples Italy Full-Day Naples & Pompeii (27) – $170    daily at 7:30 a.m. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01
Points of Interest:  Naples, Ruins of Pompeii, entrance fees, lunch
Seize the opportunity to visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii. You’ll spend a day surrounded by nature and culture. Enjoy a panoramic overview of Naples and reach the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the fateful day in 79 AD when neighboring Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash.

Campania Italy Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri$475 per person in double room/single supplement upon request   2 days, daily except Dec. 25 and Jan. 01
Points of Interest:  4* hotel in Sorrento for 1 night, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, entrance fee in Pompeii, guided tour of Capri
The Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast are some of the most captivating and beautiful areas in Italy leaving an unforgettable impression to all visitors. Enjoy our multi day tours and discover this area full of wonderful landscapes, incredible views, charming fishing village and, of course, excellent cuisine. Day 01: Departure at 07.30 to Naples by coach with multilingual Tour Escort. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, Galleria of Umberto and the San Carlo Opera House. Then continue to Pompeii. After a short visit to a coral and cameo factory lunch in a local Restaurant and then visit the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 b.C. and buried under 4 to 6 mt. of ash and stones. Proceed to Sorrento, a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Day 02: After breakfast at the hotel, leave by boat to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Garden and then stop at the famous Piazzetta. A Minibus will take you up to Anacapri, where you can be delighted by its magnificent views. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry. Once on land you will be transferred to Rome by coach. Approximate arrivals at the hotels or nearest point at about 09.00 p.m * For your own comfort, we suggest not to bring heavy or large luggage, as you will have to carry it around with you from the port to Sorrento to the luggage storage in Capri and vice versa *




Florence Italy Guided Visit of Accademia and Uffizi Galleries (49) – $102  2.5 hours daily except Mondays and Dec. 25 & Jan. 01
Points of Interest:  Local guide, entrance fees, no lines.  Lunch may be added at an additional cost.
Meet your guides at the galleries. Guided tour of Accademia Gallery: Total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to get to know his most famous work, David, and other important works of art such as “I Prigioni” and “San Matteo”.
Guided tour of Uffizi Gallery: You can’t leave Florence without visiting one of the most important art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.

Florence ItalyMorning  Tour of Florence (42) – $73  3 hours daily except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01
Points of Interest: Piazzale Michelangelo, Duomo Square, Cathedral, Baptistery & Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Accademia, entrance fees, guide.  On Mondays, The Uffizi Museum is closed and we will replace it with the Bargello Museum of the Medici Chapel.
Take a guided walking tour of the best of city center and don’t miss the unforgettable Accademy Gallery!  Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo:  stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour will proceed by coach through the old city center. Then take a walking guided visit of the outdoor Duomo complex: the Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta del Paradiso and  visit  the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. Tour ends inside the museum.
Florence Italy Half-Day Tour of Florence (256) – $73  daily at 2:15 p.m. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01.  On Mondays, The Uffizi Museum is closed and will be replaced with the Palazzo Vecchio.
Points of Interest: Fiesole, Santa Croce, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Signoria, entrance fees, local guide
A fine coach tour offering panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence, taking in Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set on the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. The tour continues to the old city centre for a visit to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (exterior). A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the famous Piazza Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi. The tour continues with a guided tour of the famous Galleria degli Uffizi where you can admire the superb paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.
Full-Day Florence (45) – $139  8 hours daily at 9:15 a.m. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01  On Mondays the Accademia is closed and will be replaced with Bargello or the Medici Chapels and the Uffizi will be replaced by the Palazo Vecchio.
Points of Interest:  Piazza Michelangelo, Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Porta del Paradiso Cathedral, Galleria dell’Accademia, Fiesole, Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia del Lanzi, Galleria Uffizi.  Lunch may be added at an additional cost.
Morning: Drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo: there we stop to admire the breathtaking view of the city, spread out beneath us – one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour continues by coach down into the centre of the oldest part of the town. From there proceed on a guided walking tour of the Santa Maria del Fiore or Duomo complex: the Baptistery with its gilded bronze doors including the famous Doors of Paradise and a walk around the exterior of the Cathedral with the magnificent Brunelleschi Dome and Giotto’s Belfry with its fascinating marble statues and reliefs. A short walk through the historical streets of the heart of Florence takes you past stately, rusticated stone Palazzo Medici Riccardi, where young Michelangelo lived as a guest of Lorenzo the Magnificent, to the renowned Gallery of the Accademia where one can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. The guided tour ends inside the museum, enabling you to explore a little further on ones own.

Afternoon: Drive by coach or by minibus to Fiesole, a lovely town founded by the Etruscans on the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley from the north and enjoy spectacular views, framed by the cypresses and olive groves covering the hill slopes. After driving back into Florence, we get out near the river Arno and continue on foot through the medieval streets, to the east of the old city centre, as we walk past the Franciscan Basilica of Santa Croce (where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and many other famous people are buried) on our way to the spectacular Piazza della Signoria, where we admire the imposing Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio and the harmonious Loggia della Signoria, as well as the many statues by Cellini, Giambologna and Ammannati adorning the square . The tour continues with a guided tour of the famous Uffizi Gallery where we can follow the development of Christian painting, admiring superb works by Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, etc. The guided tour ends inside the museum, enabling you to explore a little further on your own.
Tuscany Italy Tuscany Wine Trail (443) – $180  6 hours Monday to Saturday
Points of Interest: guided tour of two wineries and the cellars, tastings of wine, olive oil and typical products, typical Tuscan meal
The Tuscany Wine Trail was born to give travelers the opportunity to enjoy the greater Wine area of Tuscany called “Chianti” and in particular the “Chianti Classico” one, with a selection of special wineries and the knowledge of the sommelier on board that will lead the way for you in the world of Chianti Wines. Chianti Classico is one of the most known wines of the world with its unmistakable logo of the Black Rooster who guarantees the authentic taste of Tuscan wine; enjoy our full day small group wine tour traveling in comfort with our professional English speaking driver in a minivan. The area explored is outstanding with its olive trees, cypresses and vineyards that produce some of the best wines in the world with a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and different varieties of red grapes blended differentely by the producers. During the day you will learn the different characteristics of wine, you will get to know how to distinguish the acidity, the taste, and flavor pairing with food. This glorious trail will give you the chance to get acquainted with the history of wine and the secret of how to keep long lasting traditions alive. This full day experience includes a visit to two wineries, the cellars, and wine and olive oil tasting, a typical Tuscan meal, many photo opportunities and also the friendly feeling of a small and intimate group of wine lovers. Get to know the area of the great wines, get to know Tuscany, join the perfect experience for wine lovers.. the “Tuscany Wine Trail”! The tour is very enjoyable for everyone, any age.  Children under 16 years of age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Wine Academy – Florence Wine & Olive Oil Tasting Class (495) – $53  1.5 hours daily at 3:45 p.m.
Points of Interest: wine tasting, olive oil and typical products tasting, learn about the production of wine and olive oil
Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil revealed!  Discover, learn, taste the two masterpieces of the Tuscan food and wine culture.  Wine and Olive Oil are the essence and two kings of Tuscan food and wine culture. There is no Tuscan recipe that doesn’t include olive oil in its preparation and doesn’t consider a specific wine to be paired with. With this class, you will discover all the secrets of the production of Wine and Olive Oil. You will learn how to distinguish the different and various flavors that each wine presents. You will learn how to pair different wines with specific dishes. You will taste the region’s finest olive oils and other typical products like cheeses and honey. The friendly atmosphere of this class will let you enjoy a relaxing break in the afternoon, while learning interesting facts and secrets about the Tuscan food and wine culture and tasting some truly gourmet products. The perfect afternoon break for food and wine lovers.
Tuscany Italy Pizza & Gelato Making (432) – $68  3 hours daily at 5:45 p.m.
Points of Interest: Lessons with a local chef, all ingredients included, dinner with wine tasting, graduation certificate
Learn to make Pizza and Gelato just like the Italians do! Our chef will be happy to introduce you to the history of these italian glorious creations!  Meet a  professional pizza chef, called pizzaiolo. You will learn how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, and even the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. Even if you bake pizza in your own oven, these techniques are universal and using them really makes a difference. With the pizzaiolo, you’ll make your very own pizza, you’ll stretch it, sauce it, bake it, slice it. It will be the best pizza you ever tasted, and you made it yourself!  Then on to gelato!  The chef will tell you why gelato remains Italy’s favorite dessert while giving an insight to the ‘gelato culture’ that continues to grow. You will get to know the basic raw ingredients, how to select the best products available according to specific principles and you will have a presentation and tasting of some of the flavors used in gelato making. You will learn about the development and application of natural colors, the heating and freezing techniques and how they have different effects on ingredients. It is always a great day to discover the recipe of the world most loved dessert! This activity is strongly recommended for families that wish to have children learn about the Italian culture, an easy and fun experience that will last forever in their memory.
Lucca Italy Pisa & Lucca Full-Day Tour (510) – $84  8.5 hours Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
Points of Interest:  Piazza dei Miracoli, the Leaning Tower, Cathedral & Baptistery, Lucca city center with the Anfiteatro Square, Guinigi Tower, San Martino, entrance tickets to the Cathedral, Buccelato cake tasting, local guides
Visit two of the most beautiful cities in the Tuscan countryside!  Our trip will start from Florence and our first stop will be in Pisa, the city known worldwide for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces. Once  in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracles Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos and for lunch (not included) before departing for Lucca. In Lucca you will meet your local guide, who will lead you on a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome and the typical “antique dealers street”. The guided visit in Lucca will end in a local pastry shop where you’ll taste Buccellato, typical sweet of Lucca. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.
Tuscany Italy Small group Siena & San Gimignano with Dinner (498) – $225  9 hours daily at 1:45 p.m.
Points of Interest: guided walking tour of Siena, Piazza del Campo,  tasting, San Gimignano, typical dinner in the countryside, Piazza Michelangelo
Enjoy this small-group tour which will let you discover the beauties of Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti countryside, before admiring the sunset on the Tuscan hills and tasting a typical dinner in a fascinating location. In the ancient times, there was only one city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena. Starting from Florence, you will be taken to Siena by a comfortable air-conditioned minivan by an English speaking driver and tour leader. Here you will enjoy a guided walking tour of this compact city that will let you discover also Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. During the visit in Siena you will also have the opportunity to have a surprise tasting of a typical product. The journey continues to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify most peoples image of a Tuscan hill town. San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline. After some free time in San Gimignano, gaze in awe at a marvellous sunset on the Tuscan hills and then enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner in a fascinating location in the Chianti countryside. You will then be taken back to Florence in the comfort of the minivan and, time permitting, you will end this beautiful day with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to get the best view, admiring all the lights of Florence.

Venice Italy Walking Tour of Venice (527) – $41  1.5 hours daily at 9:15 a.m.
Points of Interest: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica & Baptistery, Doge’s Palace, Campo Ss. John & Paul, local guide.
Take a walk through the most characteristic and important places of the history of Venice. An essential tour for  understanding this beautiful city!! Route: Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
Venice Italy Discover Venice & Gondola Ride (337) – $88  2 hours daily at 2:45 p.m.  (weather permitting)
Points of Interest: La Fenice Theater, La Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge, Gondola ride, local guide
Spend a romantic, relaxing  afternoon going through the narrow streets and canals of Venice, the best way to visit this wonderful city: walking and by Gondola.   Take a walking tour with your local guide to see the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by some special places: Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge.

Then, embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) for a fascinating 35 minute ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area) – The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana).
Venice Italy Excursion to the Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello (342) – $36  4 hours daily at 2:p.m.
Points of Interest: Murano, Burano, Torcello, local guide, boat transportation
Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon! You’ll watch glass-blowers at work on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice’s first church on the tranquil island of Torcello.  After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’ Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you have a 40 minute visit to one of the factories, to discover the magic of glass. The second stop will be at the pictoresque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colors. The stop will last about 30 minutes.  Then, after a short sail, you’ll reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the lagoon. Only the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. This stop lasts about 30 minutes. Then the boat will make its way back to St. Mark’s Square.

Note for all tours:

Visitors wearing shorts or sleeveless tops will not be admitted into churches.
Certain blackout dates apply to all tours. Some tours are multilingual but may be available in English only also.  Availability and prices for these tours will be given upon request.


Private Excursions and Transfers

Private Transfer From airport to hotel or from hotel to airportfrom $100 From Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to your hotel or for your return from your hotel to the airport. Price is for one car, which will accommodate up to two passengers depending on the number of suitcases you will have. Larger cars are also available at a higher rate upon request. An additional local tax and/or supplements may apply.Private Excursions in Rome3 hoursfrom $200 See the beauty of Rome with your own private car and driver. Price is for one car, which will accommodate up to three passengers. Larger cars are also available at a higher rate upon request. An additional local tax may apply.

Other services and tours are also available on request.
Prices are per person and are valid only if tours or transfers are purchased and prepaid in the U.S. at least five days prior to departure.
Private cars have an additional night supplement from 8:00p.m. to 7:00a.m.
For reservations or information on other tours please email info@ItalyByChoice.com or call 212-400-7347.

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