Tour Overview

Uncommon Venice, Florence & Rome Travels off beaten paths experience an Italy most visitors seldom see, behind the scenes in three of its most beguiling cities... in Venice, find masterpieces in the bohemian backstreets of San Polo... on a Florence tour, get a rare look at Renaissance art restoration; wine and dine at a hilltop fortress that shelters the wine cellars of the Frescobaldi family (vintners since the 14th century); and visit the palazzo of a concert pianist in the heart of the city for an intimate evening of music, aperitifs, and an insider's look at local history... in Rome, tour the Vatican Museums, off-hours, including halls and rooms seldom open to the public; and visit Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope. Discover Rome, Florence and Venice the Culturious way... close and personal, outside the lines.Small groups (averaging 22 guests); walking tour and visit to the Basilica dei Frari in Venice; tour of Scrovegni Chapel in Padua to view Giotto's frescoes; after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums including rooms usually not open to the public; wine & olive oil tasting and dinner at Frescobaldi vineyards; private visit, piano recital and an aperitivo with pianist Gregorio Nardi and his wife in Florence; exclusive behind-the-scenes look at art restoration at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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