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Pasta making, Italy

Classic Italian family adventure: Venice, Florence & Rome

10 days from $10,115pp

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Tour highlights

  • Learn to make pasta from scratch with a local chef in Florence.

  • Create your own Venetian mask with a master mask maker in Venice.

  • Cruise on the back of a vintage Vespa to discover the secrets of Rome.

  • See Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence.

  • Uncover the history of Ancient Rome on a private family tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel on a private family tour of the Vatican.

  • Learn to fight like a Gladiator at the Roman Gladiator School

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers in comfortable vehicles
  • Age-appropriate activities
  • Family-friendly accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival at Rome Airport, your family will be met by your private driver and escorted to your centrally located hotel in Rome.

  • Today, your family will learn about the history of Ancient Rome on a privately guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. After a break for lunch, you will head to the Roman Gladiator School. Your family will travel back in time, learning what it takes to be a Roman gladiator with your instructor, an expert in the re-enactment of ancient Roman life and gladiator fighting.

  • This morning, your family will have a private tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon, you'll embark on a Vespa tour around the city, discovering some lesser-known areas and enjoying wonderful views.

  • In the morning, your driver will take your family to the train station for your premium class train journey to Florence, which will take around 90 minutes. Upon arrival, you will be met by a private driver and escorted to your hotel in the heart of the city. Your family will then have a free afternoon to explore. We recommend heading to the Duomo, where you can climb the bell tower and dome for spectacular city views.

  • This morning, your family will meet your private guide for a walking tour of Florence that includes the Accademia Gallery, where you will find Michelangelo's 'David' and the Uffizi Gallery, which houses some of the most celebrated Renaissance artwork in the world. You will have time for a short lunch in between visiting the galleries. Following the tour, spend the rest of the day at leisure, discovering why Florence is one of the most visited cities in the world.

  • In the morning, your driver will transfer your family by private car to a Florentine cooking school for a private class with a local chef. During the class, you will cook a traditional Tuscan menu, including pasta made from scratch, which you'll then be able to enjoy for your lunch. After the class, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel, and you have the afternoon at leisure to explore more of the city.

  • Today, your family will be transferred by private car to the station for your premium-class train ride to Venice, which will take around two hours. Upon arrival, you will be escorted by private boat from the station to your hotel overlooking the Grand Canal. After checking in, you'll finish your day with a gondola ride through Venice's picturesque waterways.

  • This morning, your family will meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour of St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace. With your private guide, you can explore a selection of secret rooms not normally open to the public. In the afternoon, your family will be escorted to a private mask-making class where you can share the experience of making your own Venetian mask.

  • Today, your family will have a private boat tour of the islands of Murano and Burano. On Murano, you will see a glassblowing demonstration at a local glass factory. The next island, Burano, is famous for its brightly painted houses and traditional lace-making. After exploring the island, you will return to your hotel.

  • Today, your family will be escorted from your hotel by private water taxi to Venice Airport for your return flight home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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