Romantic Italy

A Couple’s Tour – Fall 2023

Tour Highlights

The Floating City of Venice • Farm-to-Table Experience • Juliet’s Balcony • The Walled City of Lucca

Apostle Paul Tour in Rome • Lake Garda’s Sunset •  Italian Riviera

Encounter authentic Italy from coast to coast. You’ll enjoy excellent cuisine, stunning scenery, impressive architecture, and rich history at some of Italy’s iconic destinations. But you’ll also discover smaller out-of-the-way places that many overlook, meet Italians and come to understand their way of life in close-to-culture experiences.

Small groups

personalized service

Private local guides
and transportation


Venice, Floating City

Day 1, Thursday, Sept 21 Welcome to Italy!

Arrive in Venice. After check in and lunch, enjoy a relaxed afternoon (you might want or need a quick nap!) before an evening welcome Dinner.


Day 2, Friday, Sept 22 The Floating City

Spend the whole day in iconic and marvelous Venice! Let your guide orient you with a walking tour in the morning and then the afternoon is free. Explore the many shops and meet artisans, take a gondola ride through the canals, or absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Piazza San Marco.


Day 3, Saturday, Sept 23 Farm-to-Table

Drive an hour north to a unique farm-to-table family estate. Situated on massive grounds with over a thousand years of farming history, this is a jewel of a place. Tastings, a working farm, a museum, and a great meal are on the agenda.

Three nights in Venice


Sirmione, Dazzling Lake

Day 4, Sunday, Sept 24 Shakespeare

Depart for Sirmione with a stop in Verona en route. Visit Juliet’s balcony and the lovely Verona Amphitheater. In the evening gather for dinner together in Sirmione’s lovely surroundings.


Day 5, Monday, Sept 25 Lake Garda

Learn about the importance and use of olive oil and take part in an olive oil tasting experience. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the lake and then meet up for a sunset boat ride and dining.

Two nights in Sirmione



Levanto, Italian Riviera

Day 6, Tuesday, Sept 26 Parma: Italy’s Grocery Store

Stop in Parma en route to Levanto. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting lunch with fresh, local ingredients in a family restaurant on the outskirts of town. Tour Parma’s historic city center with a local Italian leader to learn about ministry throughout Italy.


Day 7, Wednesday, Sept 27 Cinque Terre By Sea

After a relaxing morning in Levanto, take an optional afternoon boat ride along the coastline with your guide. End the day with great company and a fresh meal from the sea!


Day 8, Thursday, Sept 28 Cinque Terre By Land

Join your guide for a light hike to discover the different towns that make up the highly-praised Cinque Terre region then enjoy a romantic dinner as a couple on your own.

Three nights in Levanto


Iconic Cities, Florence and Rome

Day 9, Friday, Sept 29 Lucca: The Walled City

On the way to Florence visit the walled city of Lucca. Enjoy a short tour and a picnic lunch. There will be an optional concert/opera offering on this night after a dinner together.


Day 10, Saturday, Sept 30 Florence

Explore the Renaissance’s birthplace, visit iconic piazzas, and take a walking tour of this small but impressive city. Then enjoy free time to explore your favorite spots or allow your guide to introduce you to some lesser known treasures in Florence. 

Two nights in Florence


Day 11, Sunday, Oct 1 Paul’s Rome

Transfer to Rome. After lunch as a group, follow in the footsteps of Paul with a guided walking tour from a local expert. Enjoy a romantic dinner in Rome as a couple.


Day 12, Monday, Oct 2 Iconic Rome

Visit Rome’s iconic Colosseum, followed by a self-guided stroll through the Roman Forum. Enjoy free time to explore Rome on your own. Wrap up the day with a farewell dinner! 


Day 13, Tuesday, Oct 3 Arrivederci.

Depart for home. 

Two nights in Rome


Due to weather and other factors itinerary is subject to change.

Romantic Italy


13 Days 

September 21 – October 3, 2023

Tour Price


based on double occupancy

Space is limited!

What does the tour price include?
    • Twelve nights’ accommodation
    • Breakfast and one other meal daily
    • Private transportation, inclusive of airport transfer
    • All tour activities and entrance fees per itinerary
    • Local, English-speaking guide who’s fluent in Italian and knowledgeable of the local region and culture
    • All pre-trip information, including detailed itinerary, travel and cultural tips
    • Detailed personalized service


    Does not international airfare into Venice (VCE) and out of Rome (FCO), alcoholic beverages and gratuities.

    Hotels and itinerary subject to change. 

    How is this tour unique?

    You’ll get to explore several out of the way venues that tourists don’t usually get to visit. You’ll get the inside scoop on Italian culture and history and have fun while doing it. Just by taking a tour you’ll be benefitting people making a difference in the lives of locals. 

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