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Rome, Florence & Tuscan Villa Vacation

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Vacation package is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Including hotels, rail, rental car & breakfast daily

Rome, Florence and Tuscany: Three of Italy's most popular destinations combined for one amazing holiday.

Start your vacation tour in Rome with a private arrival transfer, and spend three days among the ancient ruins and modern comforts at the Hotel Dei Mellini.

You then travel by rail to Florence where you'll spend two more nights at the romantic Tornabuoni Beacci Hotel. Explore the many museums and galleries of famous art in this renowned city, as well as shopping and great people-watching!

As you leave Florence, you'll pick up your car rental and make your way to the rolling hills of Tuscany. You will have three days to explore a region full of sunflowers, while making your base at the remarkable Villa Casagrande. While here, enjoy the Tuscan ambience just a few minutes walk from the villa: Local markets and restaurants are all nearby! You'll also have the opportunity to take advantage of such culinary activities at Villa Casagrande as a wine tasting experience, cooking class and/or pizza-making lesson.  

Then drive yourself back to Florence airport where you'll return your rental car and bid farewell to this splendid land, with a vow to return!

What's Included:

  • Round-trip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) and from Florence (FLR)
  • Arrival airport transfer in Rome 
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci, Florence
  • 3 nights at the Villa Casagrande, Tuscany
  • Continental breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
  • Rail transportation from Rome to Florence
  • 4-day manual shift economy car rental (pick-up in downtown Florence; drop-off at Florence airport on day of departure)
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare. Gratuities, some local city taxes, transfer to rail station, and meals other than noted are NOT included

Optional activities at Villa Casagrande (at an additional cost):*

  • Cooking class
  • Wine tasting
  • Pizza making lesson

* To add any of these activities to your vacation package, please contact our reservations team at 1-800-896-4600.

 

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Villa Casagrande - Tuscany, Italy
Villa Casagrande

LOCATION:

Villa Casagrande is located in the historical centre of Figline Valdarno, a small town strategically situated between the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

This elegant hotel represents pure Tuscan style, true to its artistic heritage, and set in the context of absolute tranquility. Recently renovated, Villa Casagrande is furnished with warm elegance and equipped with every comfort. Located at the bottom of the castle walls, the hotel's wellness centre includes an indoor pool, outdoor pool (seasonal), sauna, hydro-massage tub, hammam, sensory showers and relaxation areas. The restaurant, located in the antique halls of arms during the winter, and in the courtyard during the summer months, specializes in the delicate flavors of Tuscany, woven into a cuisine that is both light and international.

Hotel Amenities
  • Garden
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Pool table
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free self-parking (limited spaces)
  • Internet point
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms - 2
  • Pool sun loungers (chaise longues)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Room Amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Sofa bed
  • Window opens
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air-conditioning
  • City view
  • Climate control
  • Courtyard view
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Digital television service
  • Flat-panel television
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate sitting area
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower only
  • Wake-up calls
Hotel Location
Hotel dei Mellini - Rome, Italy
Hotel dei Mellini

LOCATION:

The Hotel dei Mellini is ideally situated on a quiet street just two blocks from the Tiber River, and a fifteen minute walk from both Vatican City and the Spanish Steps.  A favorite of Italian fashion designers and entertainers, the hotel‘s prime location in the heart of Rome attracts visitors who appreciate the charm of a quiet neighborhood that is close to world-class shopping and leading historic and cultural attractions.

 

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

The Hotel dei Mellini is a perfect oasis in the heart of Rome, with a cosmopolitan feel and a refined atmosphere that provide a warm and welcoming home in the vibrant city center. Designed by renowned British architect Harry Gregory, it was created from the imaginative fusing of two historic private residences from the era of Italy’s King Umberto I. The hotel is crowned with a lush roof garden, where bougainvilleas and azaleas bloom and where guests can relax with a coffee or an aperitif. Overlooking the rooftop terrace and bathed in natural light, the new 24-hour fitness center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment from TechnoGym. Elegant and comfortably designed, the 80 spacious, Art Deco-inspired guestrooms are acoustically protected and creatively furnished in a bright, contemporary English motif.

 

Hotel Amenities
  • Concierge desk
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Tour assistance
  • Free self parking
  • Free on-street parking
Room Amenities
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Climate control
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Wake-up calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes (on request)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Desk
  • Window opens
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV service
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-panel TV
  • First-run movies
Hotel Location
Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci - Florence, Italy
Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci

LOCATION:

Situated in the heart of Florence's artistic and historical city center, Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci overlooks the splendid Via de' Tornabuoni shopping street, within walking distance of the Uffizi Gallery, Santa Trinita Church, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

The Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci is a charming and elegant city center hotel made up of two Renaissance palaces, the Palazzo Minerbitti and Palazzo Strozzi del Poeta. Its refined guestrooms are individually decorated with historic paintings and frescos, heirloom furnishings, antiques from the 17th to 19th centuries and elegant Murano chandeliers - combined with all the modern comforts. The hotel's enchanting roof garden provides stunning panoramic views over Florence, and is the ideal place for dining and relaxing.

 

 

 

Hotel Amenities
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Elevator/lift
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant Rooftop terrace
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Room Amenities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Individually decorated
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Window opens
Hotel Location

Rome:

With a history that spans 2,500 the capital city of Italy deserves its nickname of "the Eternal City." Rome's historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Vatican Museums and Roman Colosseum are among the world's 50 most visited tourist destinations. The rest of the city serves up the visual treats of ruins, fountains, palaces, churches, basilicas and other monuments in addition to all you'd expect in a modern metropolis.

What to see:
 
Colosseum
 
The famous elliptical amphitheater sits in the heart of ancient Rome just east of the Foro Romano. Considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering, the theater seated 50,000 spectators and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It's the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.
 
Arco di Costantino
 
This triumphal arch between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill was erected in 315 AD to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
 
Foro Romano
 
In the center of Rome, the Roman Forum is a rectangular plaza that is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. For centuries this was the center of public life and the seat of the most powerful government in the world. Although entrance is free, it is suggested you purchase an audio guide in order to understand the hundreds of ruins in this area.
 
Capitoline Hill
 
The Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo in 1538, is the main attraction at Capitoline Hill. One of the famous seven hills of Rome, the English word "capitol" actually derives from Capitoline. Today, there are a few ancient ground-level ruins here, most of which are almost entirely covered up by medieval and Renaissance palaces that now house the Capitoline Museums, a group of archeological museums.
 
The Vatican City
 
Packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world, The Vatican is the center of Catholicism and its own sovereign city-state in a walled enclave within the city of Rome. Over 70 million people visit The Vatican City each year to walk through St Peter's Basilica and Square and The Vatican Museum, home to the Sistine Chapel.
 
http://www.vatican.va/
 
St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza di San Pietro
 
St. Peter's Square is a grand, elliptical plaza boasting 284 Doric columns and a central obelisk that was transported from Egypt to Rome in 37 AD. But the focal point is St. Peter's, the largest Christian church in the world and mother church of the Roman Catholic faith. Don't miss the artworks by Italy's greatest artists inside including those by Raphael and Michelangelo.
 
The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
 
The Vatican Museum is the largest museum complex in the world, with a collection of art that spans 3,000 years. Most famous is the Sistine Chapel, decorated with Michelangelo's frescos, but there are countless treasures on display. The museum is so massive and popular it's organized so visitors follow a one-way route.
 
http://mv.vatican.va/
 
Pantheon
 
The only building from ancient Rome that has survived intact is the Pantheon, built in 27 BC. The 142-foot-wide and 142-foot-high building takes the shape of a perfect sphere resting in a cylinder, and is among the architectural wonders of the world. Since the Renaissance, the Pantheon has been used as a burial place for important Italians, and artist Raphael and two Italian kings are among those buried here.
 
Piazza Navona
 
Upscale cafes ring this lively plaza and meeting spot, but the focal point is three lavish fountains that were the pride of Baroque Rome. At the center is the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, while the southern end has the Fontana del Moro with four Tritons and at the northern end is the Fontana del Nepttuno. The plaza is a great place to sit and watch street performers as you enjoy a cappuccino or some gelato.
 
Fontana di Trevi
 
The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the entire world. Legend has it if visitors throw a coin into the fountain they will return to Rome, and some say two coins will lead to a new romance and three will ensure either a marriage or divorce. An estimated 3,000 euros (upward of $4,000) are thrown into the fountain each day.
 
Scalinato di Spagna and Piazza di Spagna
 
The 135 "Spanish Steps" climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna and the Trinitá dei Monti church at the top. The widest staircase in Europe, the stairs were built in the early 18th century to link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy with the church located above. The Piazza di Spagna often hosts concerts and is famous for its Baroque fountain, Fontana della Barcaccia ("Fountain of the Old Boat") that is credited to Pietro Bernini, father of the famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
 
 
Tuscany:
 

Chianti Classico Wine Region: Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti region is home to picturesque villages, wineries and countryside. The famed Chianti and Chianti Classico wines are produced here, making this a favored destination for those looking to do some tasting.

San Gimignano: This classic medieval hill town is known as the "City of Beautiful Towers" because it has 14 surviving towers, serving up a fascinating skyline. But originally there were over 70 towers, which were all built by patrician families to demonstrate their wealth and power. The historic center of the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture.

Siena: This classic medieval hill town in Tuscany is famous for it's fan-shaped plaza and summer horse race, Il Palio. Dominating the plaza is a bell tower, the Torre del Mangia, and the rest of the city has a handful of museums and churches to explore.

Lucca: This small city has one of the best-preserved city walls in Italy, on top of which are walking and bicycling paths. Walk around the historic center or climb several historic towers for fabulous views.

Cortona: Francis Mayes made this Tuscan hill town famous in her book "Under the Tuscan Sun." Surrounded by 3,000-year-old walls, Cortona retains much of its history through its medieval architecture.

Montepulciano: Set on a sloping limestone ridge, Montepulciano is a small, walled town known for the wine called Vino Nobile. It also has one of the most impressive main square sin Tuscany, nnotable for its many beautiful Renaissance buildings.

Pienza: This Renaissance town in Tuscany is famous as the birthplace of Pope Pius II and for its pecorino cheese. The Pope's family home, Palazzo Piccolomini, is located in the heart of town near a cathedral also dedicated to him.

Val D'Orcia: This beautiful valley in southern Tuscany extends from Siena to Monte Amiata and is characterized by gentle, carefully cultivated hills. Home to the towns of Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, the entire valley has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Renaissance architecture and planning.