8 or 10 days
Rome, Florence, extension to Siena and San Gimignano

Epicenters of power for centuries, these cities birthed some of history’s most famed patrons.

Wander among the ancient wonders of the Forum and marvel at the works commissioned by the Vatican. Florence bears the indelible stamp of the House of Medici, whose sponsorship made the city a beacon of the Renaissance.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Spend a half day exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Food walking tour

    Food walking tour

    Explore the culinary history of Italy on this food-focused walking tour of Rome. Pizza, pasta, and cold cuts give you a taste of traditional staples. Expand your knowledge (and taste buds) with suppli, a favorite fried snack made with rice & mozzarella before ending your day with Italian ice cream.

  • Day 5: Rome • Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also, visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. 

  • Day 7: Florence

    Visit the Uffizi

    Attend a gelato-making demonstration and tasting

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 8: Florence • Siena • San Gimignano

    Take an excursion to Siena and San Gimignano

    Visit the Siena Duomo

  • Day 9: Florence

    Visit the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Spend a half day exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Food walking tour

    Food walking tour

    Explore the culinary history of Italy on this food-focused walking tour of Rome. Pizza, pasta, and cold cuts give you a taste of traditional staples. Expand your knowledge (and taste buds) with suppli, a favorite fried snack made with rice & mozzarella before ending your day with Italian ice cream.

  • Day 5: Rome • Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also, visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. 

  • Day 7: Florence

    Visit the Uffizi

    Attend a gelato-making demonstration and tasting

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 8: Florence • Siena • San Gimignano

    Take an excursion to Siena and San Gimignano

    Visit the Siena Duomo

  • Day 9: Florence

    Visit the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Amazing

Loved this experience, completely life changing. Would travel again one day ...
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Riverview,fl / Posted on June 19, 2017

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 8 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Accademia; with extension: Ruins of Pompeii, Capri island cruise

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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