Veni, Vidi, Vici: Umbria & Tuscany By Design, PLUS Rome (FIE)

11 days from Ostia to Rome

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Any way you slice it, this 11-day journey through the kitchens and countryside of Umbria & Tuscany will inspire La Dolce Vita! How will you feed your travel appetite? Hunting for truffles or tapping in a putt? Soaking in the beauty of waterfalls or stirring watercolors? With our complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you can choose to say “ciao!” to golf swings or thermal springs and everything in-between. 

Break the mold with fresco paintings overhead and St. Peter at your feet with three more colossal nights in Rome, courtesy of Monograms.

Why This Tour Conquers Travel Cravings:
  • A winding, wonderful journey through high hilltop towns with deep discoveries and in-depth storytelling.
  • This flexible tour appeals to foodies and cultural fanatics, alike, inviting you to Mangia (eat up!) Italy in every way!
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Spoleto and Siena.
  • Olive You, Italy!


Veni, Vidi, Vici: Umbria & Tuscany By Design, PLUS Rome map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN OSTIA

Welcome to Ostia! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 OSTIA–VITERBO–SPOLETO

VITERBO Guided walking tour and free time for lunch.
SPOLETO Orientation.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 SPOLETO

SPOLETO YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

GAZE: Isn't it Romantic?
GAZE: Isn't it Romantic?
The excellent location of the city of Terni has ensured that it was an important trading and transport center for goods of all kinds throughout history. So, it's no wonder that Terni was not a very small city, even during Rome's world power. See the Roman amphitheater, where concerts are still performed today a perfect example of Roman legacy. Terni is also the birthplace of St. Valentine, protector of lovers. Visit the saint's tomb at Basilica San Valentino and learn all about his life.
STROLL: Diamonds in the Rough
STROLL: Diamonds in the Rough
Wild truffles have been called the diamonds of the kitchen. These jewels of haute cuisine are hard to come by and in great demand by elite chefs across Europe who pay top dollar (or Euro) for this flavorful delicacy. During an unforgettable cultural experience in the hills of Umbria, you'll learn the art of truffle hunting with local farmers who share everything you need to know about finding, collecting, and cultivating truffles. A great experience for foodies and wine lovers, this excursion to Umbria will also delight you with its spectacular countryside and lovely people.
TREK: Chasing Waterfalls
TREK: Chasing Waterfalls
Among the highest cataracts in Europe, Marmore Falls is the highest man-made waterfall in the world. Created by the ancient Romans to drain the swamps above the Nera River, these spectacular falls remain an engineering feat and one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Umbria. Follow an expert natural guide on a short and easy path through the park's pristine natural setting leading up to the falls. You'll get close enough to almost touch the thundering falls. Try not to get soaked!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 SPOLETO–PERUGIA–SIENA

PERUGIA. Orientation and free time.
SIENA. Guided walking tour includes sights of the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 SIENA

SIENA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

PEDAL: Firenze in Bicicletta
PEDAL: Firenze in Bicicletta
Discover the soul of Florence on a small-group bike tour through its maze of quaint cobblestone alleys and small piazzas. Breathe in fresh air and the city's most impressive landmarks, including historic city center and Oltrarno. On this guided bike ride, uncover Florence's hidden views and secret spots only the locals know and love. Take a break, park your bike, and relax with lunch at a local restaurant!
GAZE: When in Florence
GAZE: When in Florence
Follow your expert Local Guide through a maze of must-see-sights and legendary landmarks. You'll hear a secret or two about the stunning sights that only locals know, and celebrate your day with a traditional T-bone steak for lunch in one of the best ristoranti in Florence.
FEAST: Like Mama Used to Make!
FEAST: Like Mama Used to Make!
In Siena, learn how to prepare an authentic Tuscan meal from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Under the instruction of a professional chef, you'll learn the secret techniques for preparing wonderful dishes using fresh, organic ingredients. Your personal chef instructor will assist you in preparing a delicious Italian meal, including appetizers, a made-from-scratch pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Mangia!

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Day 6 SIENA

SIENA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

CREATE: Color Your World
CREATE: Color Your World
Find your inner artist in Siena. Follow your painting instructor to learn how to draw with free-flowing lines and stir your imagination while mixing and brushing translucent watercolors onto the canvas to create a masterpiece of your own to take home.
DELVE: Time Travel in Tuscany
DELVE: Time Travel in Tuscany
Located on a hill 550 meters above sea level. the ancient city of Volterra is visible from afar and dominates the entire area with a magnificent view from its legendary fortress walls and gates. On a clear day, you'll see as far as the Apuan Alps and across the Mediterranean Sea 50 km away to Corsica. Discover nearly 3000 years of history in one of Italy's oldest cities with a visit to the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci for an in-depth look at its extraordinary Etruscan culture.
PLAY: Golf Swings or Thermal Springs
PLAY: Golf Swings or Thermal Springs
Take your pick of a day on the links or working out the kinks at Royal Golf La Bagnaia resort spa. Serenely situated on more than 130 hectares of wooded hills and tranquil landscapes, this prestigious golf course was designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. to skillfully blend with the ancient ambience of the surrounding area. La Bagnaia Resort has risen to the top in Tuscan golfing circles, offering one of the most thoughtful course designs in Italy. If golfing is not your idea of relaxing, we'll treat you to a visit to the resort's world-class spa.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 SIENA–CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO–NETTUNO–OSTIA

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO Guided walking tour.
NETTUNO Visit the American Cemetery.
OSTIA Farewell dinner at local restaurant.

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Day 8 OSTIA–ROME

Begin your 3-night Monograms vacation package in Rome with a drive from Ostia to the “Eternal City.” Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 9 ROME

Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous frescoes (ceiling paintings). Enter monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb, and cross the Tiber River to visit the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum. Complimentary headsets mean you’ll never miss a word of fascinating commentary.

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Day 10 ROME

Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of Rome. Your Local Hosts are available with tips and suggestions to best enjoy your free time.

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Day 11 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.



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