Tuscan Temptations: A Couple's Journey to Florence, Tuscany, Bologna & Venice
Indulge in love, art, and culinary delights while crafting timeless memories for two with a romantic voyage through Italy's heart!
Are you and your loved one wondering how you can explore Italy's most captivating regions, combining the picturesque landscapes of the Tuscan countryside, like rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, and the charms of the country’s most iconic cities?
We invite you to vicariously experience the magic of Florence, Tuscany, Bologna, and Venice through vivid descriptions and evocative storytelling. This journey transcends time and space, leaving a mark on your hearts!
Welcome to Italy! Your journey begins in Florence, where you and your partner embark on a cultural Odyssey through the cobbled streets and iconic landmarks.
Upon arriving at the airport, you are immediately greeted with Italian hospitality. A driver will be waiting for you to drive you safely to your hotel, where you can spend your time resting until the next day’s adventure.
On your first full day, we have arranged VIP access to the Duomo, Florence's architectural crown jewel, for you. With our knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll have the opportunity to appreciate the intricate details of this masterpiece without the usual crowds and even ascend to the summit for a panoramic view of Florence.
Next, step into the Accademia Gallery with expedited access, where the magnificence of Michelangelo's David awaits. Our expert guide will reveal all the details about the Renaissance masterpieces.
Your exploration, though, doesn't end with art; there is still much to discover. Each step unveils the city's rich history and vibrant culture, from traversing charming streets and discovering hidden piazzas to crossing the iconic Ponte Vecchio.
During your second day, Renaissance masterpieces come to life in the heart of Florence, in the Uffizi gallery. Marvel at the sublime beauty of Botticelli's Birth of Venus as part of a small, exclusive group and stand in awe before the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci.
The experience is unique thanks to the expertise of our local guide, a passionate lover of art and history who is willing to answer all your questions and turn you into an art enthusiast if you have yet to be one!
Your time in Florence has ended, but more adventures await you!
Step into our comfortable vehicle as you enjoy every turn that reveals pristine countryside scenes. Your driver will take you directly to your accommodation in Tuscany, where you will have time to rest and prepare for your next day’s adventures!
What better way to appreciate Tuscany's beauty than an exclusive journey through the region's most enchanting towns, Siena and San Gimignano?
Your adventure begins as your private guide escorts you through the captivating streets of Siena. Wander through the iconic Piazza del Campo, framed by architectural masterpieces, and delve into the stories that echo through its historic streets.
In San Gimignano, a traditional Tuscan lunch awaits you, where you can delight your senses with local delicacies, complemented by a wine-tasting experience. For panoramic views across the Tuscan countryside, we recommend climbing the iconic bell tower!
On day 5, you have the opportunity to follow your taste and enjoy the region's beauty at your own pace. You can start your day with breakfast at a local cafe, try Tuscany’s delightful pastries, or simply explore your surroundings.
A unique experience is watching the sunset over the vineyard-covered hills while savoring the flavors of renowned Tuscan wines like Chianti or Brunello.
Your visit to Tuscany might have come to an end, but that only means you are off to Bologna!
Leaving Tuscany, a professional driver will meet you, providing a smooth and enjoyable transfer to the Florence train station. From there, you will embark on a train ride to Bologna, the historic capital of the Emiglia-Romana region. The train journey becomes an opportunity to relax, unwind, and catch glimpses of the scenic beauty from your window.
The following day, get to know the city by joining a half-day city tour that unveils the city's rich history and cultural treasures.
Together with your guide, you'll marvel at the imposing Asinelli Tower, an emblem of Bologna's medieval skyline, stop by the elegant Neptune Fountain, a symbol of the city's artistic legacy, and hear the famous legend about taking two counterclockwise turns around the fountain to succeed in a task. Why not try this yourself?
Continue exploring by strolling through the Quadrilatero Market, the lively market stalls, and traditional shops. Your tour culminates with the city's highlight, the majestic Basilica of San Petronio.
Your trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting the charming city of Canals! In the morning, you will take the train to Florence; then, we will take care of your transportation to your hotel in Venice.
Inside the train and later our vehicle, you will enjoy glimpses into the diverse landscape, reminding you once again of the reason why you chose Italy to spend time with your partner.
The same day, we planned a culinary feast that will offer an immersive experience across five carefully selected, locally-owned establishments.
Get ready for an entertaining and educational culinary adventure through the less-trodden paths of San Polo and Dorsoduro, and venture into hidden gems like the bacari (Venice's local wine and tapas bars) away from tourist traps.
Like a local, indulge in every bite of cicchetti and drinks, from spritz to timeless prosecco and exquisite Italian wines. Cap off your culinary adventure with a sweet treat, a gelato-based dessert that is a local specialty, a perfect ending to your gastronomic evening!
On day 10, skip the lines and step into the iconic Saint Mark's Basilica without the wait. Among its interesting aspects, you will marvel at the intricate mosaics, the golden altars, and the architectural wonders that have stood the test of time.
We have ensured you have a private guide to walk you through Venice's labyrinthian streets and bridges, narrating Venice's past and leading you to the awe-inspiring Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo and General Bartolomeo’s statue.
Your journey continues through the enchanting Campo Santa Maria Formosa, an area that unveils 11 bridges and an array of architectural marvels.
Our guide will transform the tour into a dialogue, creating an atmosphere where questions are welcomed, stories are shared, and curiosity is provoked.
For your final day, let us take care of your last transfer to the airport. We will ensure you have plenty of time to catch your return flight back home.
We hope you have made plenty of great and loving memories with your other half during this trip, and we would love to tour with you again!
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Discover the epitome of luxurious comfort and historical charm at Brunelleschi Hotel, where every moment becomes a timeless and unforgettable experience.
Experience the enchanting beauty of Venice from the comfort of Hotel Bucintoro, where timeless elegance and breathtaking views await your stay.
Experience the epitome of Venetian charm and luxury at Hotel Heureka, where every moment is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered.
Elevate your Florence experience to new heights of elegance and sophistication by choosing to stay at Hotel Lungarno, where art, culture, and unparalleled views of the Arno River come together in perfect harmony.
Indulge in the timeless charm of Venice and elevate your experience at Hotel Moresco, with luxury, elegance, and authentic Venetian hospitality.
Immerse yourself in Siena's captivating history and modern luxury in Hotel Palazzetto Rosso!
Indulge in the charm of Siena by staying at Relais degli Angeli for a blend of historic allure and modern comfort!
Indulge in an unforgettable retreat of luxury and relaxation at The Moon Boutique Hotel and Spa, where every moment is a celestial escape waiting to be experienced.
Experience pure tranquility and luxury in the heart of Tuscany by staying at Villa del Sole for a blissful escape to the Italian countryside!
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours with excellent licensed guides, as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles and professional drivers
- All domestic flights/trains/ferries
- All taxes and VAT
- All personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- International flights