Dear Nancy Aiello Team,
Your family walking tour of Ancient Rome was the best tour we experienced in 18 days of traveling in Italy and Greece with two young children and four adults. Throughout the private tour, our guide very creatively engaged the attention of both the 3 and 6 year olds, no mean feat, while still managing to present material of interest to the adults. I will highly recommend your team to friends and family. Thank you!
14 Day Fun-Filled Private Journey to Experience Rome and the Vatican City, Florence, Tuscany and Venice. Expose your family to travel experiences that are inspiring, enlightening and fun. Enjoy the best of Italy your way, at your own pace and hear the stories and anecdotes that bring it all to life. Exciting explorations, educational opportunities, and delightful discoveries await you in Rome and the Vatican City, Orvieto, Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Bologna, Venice and its islands. Our expert kid-friendly local guides enrich your understanding of the culture and wonders of each destination. Plus, your inside visits feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! In addition, you have independent time in each city to explore on your own. And because we take care of your transportation needs you won’t waste precious vacation time dealing with logistics, giving you more free time to do as you please! You can customize your trip with our selection of kid-friendly hotels matching your personal travel style and budget. You can also personalize this sample itinerary by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation exclusively yours. Because we only do private tours, contact us to customize and make changes that suit your timeframe and interests.
Rome and the Vatican City, Orvieto, Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano, Bologna and Venice.
Private/ Independent/ Family-Friendly/ Educational/ Easy-Paced/ Outdoor Adventures/ Skip the Line.
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Tour packages are customized for private travel according to your preferences and schedule.
TRIP AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 Rome – Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!
DAY 2 Rome – Rome Top Squares and Fountains
Chauffeured Rome Discovery Tour
DAY 3 Rome – Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and the Undergrounds of St. Clemente
Skip the Line Walking Tour of Ancient Rome
DAY 4 Rome – Ancient Appian Way, Underground Catacombs, Mouth of Truth and Capuchin Crypt
Chauffeured Underground Rome Family Adventure
DAY 5 Rome – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Skip the Line Walking Tour of the Vatican City
DAY 6 Rome – Orvieto – Florence – Welcome to Florence the Birthplace of Renaissance!
Family Adventure through Tuscany and Umbria to Explore the Hilltop Town of Orvieto
DAY 7 Florence – Get an inside look at Florence from Roman Days through the Renaissance.
City Discovery Walking Tour
DAY 8 Florence – Family Discovery in the Footsteps of Michelangelo
Walking Tour with Skip the Line Academia Gallery Visit
DAY 9 Florence – Discover why Pisa Leaning Tower Leans
Chauffeured Pisa Half-Day Trip
DAY 10 Florence – Travel back to the Middle Ages in the Heart of Tuscany
Chauffeured Siena and San Gimignano Full-Day Trip
DAY 11 Florence – Bologna – Venice – Welcome to the Floating City of Venice!
Food Cultural Expedition in Bologna in Search of the Real Bolognese Sauce
DAY 12 Venice – Real Venice Family Adventure with an Emphasis on Food
Off the Beaten Path Walking Tour
DAY 13 Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure
Murano and Burano Walking Tour
DAY 14 Venice – Your family’s unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
Day 1 Rome - Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!
Private Rome Airport Arrival Transfer
Upon arrival at Rome airport you are transferred by private a/c deluxe vehicle to your hotel.
What is included: Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
Day 2 Rome - Get your Family Acquainted with the Timeless Treasures of the Eternal City
Private Guided Chauffeured Discovery City Tour
Expose your family to a fun experiential learning experience in the heart of the city. Explore vibrant squares, quirky streets, magic fountains and unusual talking statues and discover their fascinating stories. In the company of your expert kid-friendly local guide and driver tour the mythic Pantheon, the famous Spanish Steps and the lively Piazza Navona Rome’s most celebrated square. Toss a coin into the legendary Trevi Fountain for good luck…and make a wish! Stop for in-depth discoveries, photo ops and a gelato break. A great introduction to a city packed to the brim with ancient wonders and our warm welcome to the Rome of the Romans! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 3hrs Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Guide and Driver.
Day 3 Rome - Step into the Pages of Roman History
Private Guided Hidden Rome Family Tour with Skip the Line Coliseum Visit
Expose your family to the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. Amazing secrets and delightful discoveries await you today! The secret underground world lying beneath Rome is home to many surprises! Go behind, beneath and beyond old Rome must see sights and learn why Rome is called archaeological lasagna! Meet your expert kid-friendly guide for an exciting journey into the past. Hear stories of gory battles between gladiators, animals, slaves and prisoners. Enter the Coliseum skipping the lines and discover its secret stories. Gain insights into the ancient city’s social life at the ruins of the Forum the heart of Roman daily life. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill religious center of ancient Rome. Keep going up to the roof terrace to discover treasured panoramic views and grab some gelato. For a complete history lesson descend into the underground excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente. Step back in time and learn about the development of the city. This 12th-century Basilica is an off the beaten path fun archaeological layer cake which showcases different slices of history. Get a real sense of just how old Rome is. Start in a 16th century Basilica which was built on top of a 12th century Cathedral that was built on top of a 2nd century pagan temple which was built on a 1st century Roman apartment complex. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 4hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Colosseum.
Day 4 Rome - Get your Children Feel like Archaeologists for a Day!
Private Guided Chauffeured Underground Rome Catacombs and Crypts Fun Family Tour
Expose your family to the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Get outside of the city center and explore some of the city lesser-known treasures. Descend into Rome most intriguing subterranean sites while encountering surprises. Meet your expert kid-friendly guide and driver to experience the secret underground world lying beneath Rome. For families who crave a vacation with a sense of adventure this original tour explores the secret side of crypts and catacombs. Discover the Mouth of the Truth the ancient lie detector machine! Travel along the ancient Appian Way where centuries of art, history, religion and myths are waiting to be explored. Discover the early-Christian mysterious past as you descend into catacombs where Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Learn about the secret language of the early-Christian as you take a look at frescoes and inscriptions that reveal clues. Enter the spooky bone Capuchin Crypt for an amazing anatomy lesson. Uncover Rome history layer upon layer and let your children feel like archaeologists for a day! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 4hrs Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Guide and Driver.
Day 5 Rome – Experience the Vatican from a Kids Perspective
Private Guided Skip the Line Walking Tour of the Vatican City
Expose your family to the art, history and great stories of the Vatican City. After skipping the line your expert kid-friendly local guide leads you through to the Vatican Museums home of one of the most astonishing art collection in the world to reveal the secrets behind the masterpieces you encounter. In the Sistine Chapel gaze in amazement at Michelangelo’s ceiling and understand the Creation of the World. Bypass the crowds once again to enter St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. Your guide provides insights into its many religious and art treasures including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s bronze baldachin. Your Vatican City tour concludes in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s amazing optical illusion. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 4hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Vatican.
Day 6 Rome - Orvieto- Florence - Welcome to Florence Cradle of the Renaissance!
Private Guided Sightseeing Transfer to Florence from Rome via Orvieto the Medieval Town Perched on a Volcanic Plateau.
Travel to Florence from Rome through Umbria, Italy’s ‘Green Heart. This morning meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide in the lobby of your hotel. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Florence stopping along the way for 2hrs in the walled hill town of Orvieto. The driving day is comfortable, interspersed with rest stops and sightseeing. During the scenic journey your driver/guide shares insights about this historical town with insider anecdotes and knowledge. Curiosities and singular stories will let you experience the story of Orvieto and the way in which old important buildings were made. Experience the peace and tranquility of the town. The cobbled streets of Orvieto are charmingly medieval, and away from the tourist routes but with plenty of distractions like delicious restaurants where you can enjoy local specialties such as truffles, and the renowned white wine Orvieto Classico. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 6hrs Chauffeured Tour Transfer to Florence from Rome via Orvieto led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle
Day 7 Florence - Get your Family Acquainted with the Timeless Treasures of the Birthplace of the Renaissance
Private Guided Florence Discovery Walking Tour
Like Rome, there is so much art and history crammed into this Renaissance city! Expose your family to the stories and legends of Florence’s amazing past. The Renaissance comes to life through the eyes of your expert kid-friendly guide. Learn about the city Roman origins and why Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance. Artistic masterpieces and amazing discoveries abound all along this carefully planned itinerary. Live in history while strolling the same streets and piazzas walked by Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Medici family. Enjoy Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the city’s oldest bridge. Gaze at Brunelleschi distinctive dome and the imposing multi-colored marble cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. Discover famous Giotto Bell Tower and the city hidden gems including where to find best gelato en route. After all, the original ice cream was indeed invented in Florence during the Renaissance! A fun experiential learning experience full of anecdotes and secret stories to get a feel for the city and our warm welcome to Florence! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 3hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.
Day 8 Florence – Family Adventure in the Footsteps of Michelangelo
Private Guided Florence Walking Tour with Skip the Line Accademia Gallery Visit
Relive the Renaissance in the footsteps of Michelangelo. Meet the real David with priority access at the Academia. Your expert kid-friendly guide gets the whole family involved sharing informative stories and anecdotes in a way that this huge sculpture tells an evolving story before your eyes. And you can face-to-face with this famous masterpiece since the museum only lets in 300 visitors at a time so it is never too crowded! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 3hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Academia Gallery
Day 9 Florence – Learn about the Mysteries that Surround Pisa Leaning Tower Inclination
Private Guided Chauffeured Pisa Half-Day Family Trip
Expose your family to Pisa a beautifully preserved medieval Tuscan art town that never fail to thrill! Meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide at your hotel. During the journey your local driver/guide armed with insider knowledge introduces you to the history and legends of Pisa’s glorious past. Find out why Pisa Leaning Tower leans. Enter and climb this true wonder of the medieval world skipping the line. Experience the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa. Discover Pisa’s famous Piazza dei Miracoli a site UNESCO recognized as being a “Patrimony of Mankind”. Stroll along this pedestrian square housing the striking Leaning Tower, the impressive Duomo and the largest Baptistery in Italy. At the end of the trip return to your hotel. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 4hrs Private Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at Pisa Leaning Tower (subject to availability).
Day 10 Florence – Enjoy the Medieval Hilltop Towns of Siena and San Gimignano
Private Guided Chauffeured Family Day Trip
Travel back to the Middle Ages in the heart of the Tuscan countryside lined by cypresses, vineyards and olive groves. This morning meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide at your hotel. Enjoy imposing castles en route to the historical towns of Siena and San Gimignano UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Along the way your driver/guide will explain the history, show you ancient places not in the guide books and tell you about the Italian themselves. San Gimignano famous for its towers looming over the landscape is known as the medieval Manhattan in the heart of Tuscany. San Gimignano Italy best preserved fortified hilltop town features Roman ruins and medieval architecture. Stroll the cobbled streets, marvel at the thick protective city walls and the remaining 13 towers while your driver/guide brings the past to life. Travel back to the Middle Ages while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white Vernaccia wine. Curiosities will let you experience the story of Siena and the way in which old important buildings were made. Walk through the narrow medieval streets of the wards of the famed Palio horse race takes place. Discover the famous Piazza del Campo one of the finest squares in Italy. Stroll hidden corners and mysterious streets where time seems to have stopped. It is here where history and legend meet! Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 8hrs Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
Day 11 Florence - Bologna - Venice - Welcome to the Magical City of Venice!
Private Guided Sightseeing Transfer to Florence from Venice via Bologna the City of the Kissing Towers and Tortellini!
Take a bite of Bologna a great family discovery for its history and traditional local food! This morning meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide at your hotel. Enjoy a comfortable guided tour transfer to Venice Piazzale Roma stopping along the way for 3hrs in the picturesque town of Bologna. Once in Piazzale Roma you are transferred in the comfort of a private water taxi to your hotel in Venice. When it comes to Italian food, Bologna is the capital, best known for its tortellini, pasta and tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce. Savor the city highlights and delights. Bologna is known as La Grassa aka the Fat One, which refers to the rich local cuisine famed for its tortellini, mortadella and Bolognese sauce. Bologna filled to the brim with Medieval and Renaissance monuments, is also home to the oldest university in the western world, and the tradition of ideas is ever present in this thriving city. The driving day is comfortable, interspersed with rest stops and sightseeing. During the scenic journey your expert driver/guide shares insights and anecdotes about the city history, art and traditions pointing out top sites as well as hidden gems showing you a fascinating side of Bologna most tourists never discover. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
7hrs Chauffeured Tour Transfer to Venice from Florence via Bologna led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle. Private transfer by Water Taxi to your hotel in Venice from Venice Piazzale Roma.
Day 12 Venice - Get your Family Acquainted with the Sights and Delights of the Floating City
Private Guided Real Venice Walking Tour with Emphasis on Food
Expose your family to the storied history and food treasures of this magical city built on water. Stroll off the beaten path Venice back streets away from the crowds and experience the real city. Stop for in-depth discoveries, photo ops and a gelato break. A fun experiential learning experience full of anecdotes, history and culture to get a flavor of the city and our warm welcome to the Venice of the Venetians! The guided walk is a food culture experience which combines the discovery of the city best street food with enthralling stories and insights into the real Venice. Enjoy an off the beaten path adventure full of surprises and discoveries. Stroll through the city major highlights and a hidden Venice made of old narrow alleyways, canals and haunted passageways. Your expert kid-friendly guide brings the sites to life by linking events, people and art works together leading you on an intimate journey through the city most authentic areas. As you make your way through the historic center experience the famous Rialto food market. Meet some of the most characterful vendors and be inspired by their stories and recipes. Your guide ensures you stop at the most delicious street food stalls. A great mix of fun, history, food, traditions and insider’s tips! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 3hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.
Day 13 Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure
Private Guided Murano and Burano Walking Tour
Expose your family to art, history and local artisan traditions. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for on an exciting outdoor adventure. Discover, enjoy and experience the art of glassblowing and lace-making. Travel to the famous islands of Murano and Burano the local way by the typical Venetian vaporetto public water bus. Explore Murano known around the world as the Queen of Glassmaking. Be introduced to the amazing secrets of glass blowing an art passed on from father to son through the centuries. Watch skilled artisans mold glass masterpieces. Learn why Murano is the center of the Italian glassmaking art since 1291. Explore Burano a picturesque fishing village with a dazzling array of candy colored houses and bridges. Considered a Venice in miniature this tiny island is known for its century old lace making industry using techniques inspired by the making of fishing nets. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with priceless insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 5hrs Murano and Burano Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.
Day 14 Your family's unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
Private Departure Transfer to Venice Airport or Venice Railway Station.
What is included: Transfer by Water Taxi.
Options to Enhance Your Family Travel Package
This sample family themed itinerary can be customized to suit your needs and dreams i.e. we can substitute other sites or add sites as you desire. This tour package may be personalized in any way such as addition or subtraction of sights or extension into other cities. We can help you create a tour that is focused on what you want to see. Let us know if you would like to visit a site or location that is not mentioned in the itinerary. Pre and post extensions to the tour package are available, as well as various other optional day excursions.
We offer you the opportunity to associate any type of property to this land package and customize it as you wish. Choosing the right hotel for your upcoming vacation can be an overwhelming affair. Our first-hand knowledge enables us to match the perfect accommodation tailored to your itinerary. As part of the trip planning service based on your budget and travel style, we recommend and help you booking a kid-friendly hotel that fit your needs.
PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
MEALS & DRINKS
TIPS & GRATUITIES (Optional)
ANYTHING NOT EXPRESSLY MENTIONED AS INCLUDED
What are the departure dates for the Best Italy Luxury Family Travel Package?
There are no set departure dates for Nancy Aiello tour packages because every tour is private, which means that you can depart on whatever day you wish.
Do you combine people to share a private Italy family tour package?
Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tour packages mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour package is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.
Are meals included in the Best Italy Luxury Family Travel Package?
We understand that local food is an important component of any Italy trip. Everybody has different tastes and we have found that our guests enjoy the spontaneity of discovering restaurants on their own. As a result, we intentionally do not include any meals in the itinerary. In addition, your private guides will be happy to recommend restaurants if you ask.
Do we skip the line to enter the Colosseum?
Yes. This tour package guarantees your reservation to enter the Coliseum. We do arrange for you to get a privileged entrance and means that you skip the line.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum.
Please Note: Since skip the line Coliseum tickets sell out fast tour package must be reserved well in advance.
Do we skip the line to enter the Vatican?
Yes. This tour package guarantees your reservation to enter the Vatican. We do arrange for you to get a privileged entrance and means that you skip the line.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Please Note: Since skip the line Vatican tickets sell out fast tour package must be reserved well in advance.
Do we skip the line to enter the Academia Gallery?
Yes. This tour package guarantees your reservation to enter the Accademia Gallery. We do arrange for you to get a privileged entrance and means that you skip the line.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Please Note: Since skip the line Accademia Gallery tickets sell out fast tour package must be reserved well in advance.
Do I need to make reservations for Pisa Leaning Tower?
Yes. Due to the very limited availability of the Leaning Tower skip the line tickets well in advance ticket reservation (at least 30 days prior to the requested date) subject to availability is required. Booking reservation for the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be made by us on your behalf.
Please Note: If you are making a last minute booking i.e. less than 30 days especially during the high season, we cannot guarantee skip the line tickets availability.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price of our tailor-made private vacations is quoted on an individual basis depending on party size and activity choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
The type of family trips we plan start at € 1,000 per day for four travelers (excluding airfares). Please keep in mind that every vacation, like every guest, is different. No two are alike, which is why costs can vary a lot and it will depend on the services and arrangements you decide to include.
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Dear Nancy Aiello Team,Jackie S. Rall
We had an outstanding experience with our 3 assigned tour guides. Laura took us through Ancient Rome, Lucia through the Sistine Chapel and Elisabeta guided us over 2 days of exploration in Florence. All 3 guides were friendly, animated, knowledgeable, professional and flexible. Elisabeta in particular was almost magical in her ability to engage the 6 children (ages 4-10yo) in our group. She also helped us find great lunch places on both of our tour days. 3 of the 4 adults in our group had previously traveled to Rome and Florence, and we all learned several new things during this trip thanks to our wonderful guides.
I would absolutely recommend your company to others.
I believe we learned of your company on either tripadvisor or ciaobambino.
Grazie!Amy and Jonathan Atkeson
Our overall experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was fabulous. I can’t say enough good about the entire experience. So worth the money and the tours helped make our trip memorable and want us to return. Luccianna was great with my boys and had a wealth of knowledge. One of my sons even said “I can see why she is a tour guide, she knows how to ask me questions that make me interested!” I love that she did that – asked them questions and not just tell them facts but give them the why behind a fact. Also our driver, Christiano, from the airport was great too. He stopped at an ATM machine at our request and then offered to get us some espressos too. Those were much needed that morning.
Our experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was fantastic. I would highly recommend Nancy Aiello Tours. The confirmation email was filled with the details I needed and wanted and the people selected were great. I came across Nancy Aiello Tours reading other parents’ blogs and lots of Google searching. All other reviews were great too. Thanks,Jennifer Hartig
Atlanta, Georgia, USA