Have You ever tried to have a vacation by convertible? Come and join us for an unforgettable road trip, driving Italy from south to north. There is so much to experience! From the deeply natural beauty of Naples passing through the marvelous Sorrento and Amalfi Coast to the exciting vitality of Rome and the vine-clad Tuscan hills. Ending the tour by spending time in Florence and Venice serves as the perfect conclusion to this magical journey.
Pick up the BMW series 2 and start an in-depth cultural tour of Italy by visiting Naples, an ancient Greek colony located between two important volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and Phlegraean. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, what makes it a cultural and historic chest. With the largest city center of Europe (a UNESCO World Heritage site), it also offers excursions to compelling historical sites such as Palace of Caserta, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also famous, even among Italians, for its exquisite gastronomy. This is where pizza was invented, and since the 19th century, the locals have raised it to a fine art. Have a nice dinner in a famous Neapolitan restaurant!
Experience Italy’s most spectacular coastal scenery on a panoramic drive along the Amalfi Coast to the unique towns of Sorrento and Positano, crawling down the cliff sides and seeming to descend into the Tyrrhenian sea. There is some good walking in the towns, and plenty of restaurants and bars for enjoy a panoramic drink. From Positano to Amalfi to Ravello, the jewels of the stunning Amalfi coastline have also been a popular setting for famous movies.
Depart on an enchanting road trip to discover Frascati and the historical sights and landscape of the so-called Roman Castles, a group of 13 towns located at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium. The panoramic area of the castles occupies a fertile volcanic area which has allowed since ancient times a flourishing agriculture. The former crater is occupied by two lakes, the Lake of Nemi and that of Albano. Stop to visit Principe Pallavicini estate owned by Pallavicini Family since 1670. This gorgeous winery covers 90 hectares of beautiful Castelli Romani countryside. Driving to Marino for a short break and continue to Castel Gandolfo, mainly known as the Pope’s summer residence.
The tour will then take you on a spectacular journey through the charming walled town of Cortona and the fairytale wine roads of Chianti, quintessential Tuscany, completed with castles, medieval villages and cypress lined narrow country roads. You can stop in Castellina in Chianti and in Panzano in Chianti from which you can enjoy amazing panoramic views.
Continue to Florence known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” for its monuments, churches, and buildings. Then head towards Bologna, the so-called “La Rossa”. Discover how this color makes the city unique. The warm, reddish palette of much the city’s medieval architecture is a fitting match to the warmth of character and personality of its people. End the road trip in the lovely city of Venice, world-famous for its iconic architecture, canals and gondolas.
Arrival at Capodichino Airport and pick up the BMW series 2 cabrio at rental car. Walking city tour to discover the beauty of Naples, such as: Plebiscito Square, Royal Palace, Spaccanapoli (main street), Piazza del Gesù with its baroque church, Maschio Angioino Castle. Dinner at one of the most famous and popular restaurant in Naples. Check in and overnight at Your 4* selected hotel centrally located.
After breakfast experience Italy’s most spectacular coastal scenery on a panoramic drive along the Amalfi Coast to the unique towns of Sorrento and Positano. Walking tour on your own in Sorrento, Positano and in Amalfi. The fourth stop is the famous Village of Ravello. Back to Naples to have dinner in one of the most famous pizzeria in the city.
After breakfast transfer to Frascati and explore the historical sights and landscapes of the so-called Roman Castles, a group of 13 towns located at the feet of the Alban Hills. Visit of Principe Pallavicini estate. Wine tasting with snacks. Driving towards Marino for a short break and continue to Castel Gandolfo. Arrival in Cortona. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Cortona.
After breakfast drive towards Cortona and the fairytale wine roads of Chianti, quintessential Tuscany. Stop in Castellina in Chianti and in Panzano in Chianti from which You can enjoy amazing panoramic views. Elegant dinner in a romantic restaurant on the hill of Fiesole. Arrival in Florence. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Florence.
After breakfast Florence walking tour to discover its “symbols”, such us: the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Cathedral Dome, Piazza della Repubblica, the oldest part of the city then transformed in an elegant square, Ponte Vecchio with its renowned jewelers’ shops and Piazza della Signoria, that holds an open-air gallery of Renaissance statues. Dinner in a typical restuarant.
After breakfast head towards Bologna, the so-called “La Rossa”. Discover how this color makes the city unique. Later drive towards Venice. Drop off the car at Piazzale Roma. Check in and accommodation in Your 4* selected hotel in Venice. Dinner in a typical restuarant.
After breakfast explore the highlights of the magical city of Venice, starting from St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the enchanting Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Return back to the hotel.
After breakfast, check out and departure with private transfer boat to Venice Airport.
The ancient Greek colony, Naples, is one of the oldest cities in the world, what makes it a cultural and historic chest. With the largest city centre of Europe, listed in the World Heritage List by the UNESCO, it also offers great immediate excursions to very significant cities such as Palace of Caserte, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is located in the South part of Italy, between two important volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and Phlegraean, that have drawn its history. Naples is also famous, even among Italians, for its exquisite gastronomy and tastes.
SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST
In the coastal town of Sorrento the streets and squares are lined with “bars” – as cafés are commonly called in Italy. The most popular cafés in Sorrento are those located in Piazza Tasso; if you’d like to drink a nice cappuccino served with a view. The Amalfi Coast drive is arguably the world’s most beautiful and thrilling sightseeing road. It stretches 50 kilometers between Sorrento city and Amalfi village, the community that gave the coast its name. Known as the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Positano charms millions of tourists every year with its amazing views. The houses cascading down the hillside, the tiny streets, the buildings’ grand entrances, the many steps and the wonderful beach make this an stop.From Positano to Amalfi to Ravello, the jewels of the stunning Amalfi coastline have also been one of Hollywood favorite roads. Picturesque Amalfi has been featured in films for as long as cameras have rolled at 24 frames per second, mainly chick flicks like Under the Tuscan Sun or the 1957 Humphrey Bogart classic Beat the Devil, featuring a very sultry Gina Lollobrigida
The so-called Roman Castles (is a group of comunes in the province of Rome. They are located at short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium. The panoramic area of the castles occupies a fertile volcanic area which has allowed since ancient times a flourishing agriculture. The former crater is occupied by two lakes, the Lake of Nemi and that of Albano. The name of the town seems to derive from the custom of putting branches over the doors of wine cellars to announce the arrival of the ‘new’ wine, for the ‘fresco’ of the climate. Tusculum (the ancient name) was thus chosen by Ancient Romans as their holiday destination. Villas were owned here by Cicero, Seneca, Lucullus, and Nero.
The Principe Pallavicini estate represents the largest, private estate near Frascati. It has been in the Pallavicini Family (one of the most ancient and important noble families in Italy) since 1670. This gorgeous winery covers 90 hectares of beautiful Castelli Romani countryside. Wine tasting and snack (Wines will be accompanied with wood-oven baked bread drizzled in the estate’s own cold pressed EVO oil, pizza and typical dry biscuits).
The history of Cortona started over 2700 years ago. The town passed from the Etruscans’ to the Romans’ domain, it kept flourishing during the Middle Ages and survived to this day, most beautiful than ever. Lately, it was in fact chosen as location for best selling books and movies such as “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “La vita è bella”.
You can stop in Castellina in Chianti, that stand on the border line between Florentine and Senese Chianti. It has Etruscan roots and always played an important role in the fights between Florence and Siena. The majestic Fortress and the massive walls prove this glorious past. Do not miss Via delle Volte, where You can admire a spectacular panorama, and the Archeological Museum of Senese Chianti. Second stop is in Panzano in Chianti. It became famous over the last few years for the Antica Macelleria Cecchini, a butcher where Florentine steak is cut performing Dante’s Divine Comedy. Located on top of a hill it offers a stunning panorama. In the old center You can see traces of its ancient fortress.
Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region and is one of the most important and historic cities. Full of beautiful Renaissance-style buildings, including wonderful churches and enormous palaces, Florence is steeped in culture and atmosphere and has not changed greatly since the 16th century. Chest of art treasures, it hosts two of the most important museums in the world : the Academia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery where are held the most famous works of important painters such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo.
The so-called “La Rossa”, almost all of Bologna’s buildings are done painted in a rose/orange/red color scheme, and the city blends right in with the sunset every evening. The Classic Tour is ideal for those who wish to discover Bologna’s monuments and significant landmarks in one day, starting from Piazza Maggiore. Leaving the Basilica of San Petronio (see Piazza Maggiore and the Quadrilatero) on the right, pass under the Portico del Pavaglione and continue until you arrive at the entrance of the Civil Archaeological Museum.
Venice, famous for its casino and its carnival, known as the ‘city on water’, can be appreciated in many ways, strolling along the narrow streets flanked by canals and colored houses, sailing over along the Grand Canal to admire the splendor of the palaces or going to the little islands to be suprised by the local craft productions. The classic guided tour of Venice will include the most important sights in the city, starting from St.Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge.