The Art Capitals: Milan - Florence - Rome

Priced from € 1900
  • Individual & Small Group suggested tour
  • Featuring: Milan – Florence - Rome
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions
Highlights
  • Have dinner on the historic tram ATMosfera travelling around Milan
  • Drink a real Italian aperitif with a breathtaking view of Florence
  • Observe the worldwide famous Michelangelo’s David
  • Skip the line visiting the Vatican Museums and Colosseum
  • Learn how to become a real Roman Gladiator
  • Enjoy a Toga Party dinner dressed up like an authentic Roman
     

Day 1: MILAN

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome drink at your hotel. Accommodation and then welcome dinner on a historic tram called ATMosfera, combining the beauty of traveling in the heart of Milan with the first itinerant restaurants in Italy. Overnight.
Meals: D

Day 2: MILAN - GAY TOUR

Buffet breakfast and LGBT tour of Milan. Begin your LGBT exclusive guided tour of Milan, the Italian Capital of Fashion. Your tour will start in Duomo Square with the view of Milan's Cathedral, entrance fee to the top included. Then continue to Victor Emmanuel Gallery, a pedestrian mall built in the 1800s featuring a large arched glass ceiling. Afterwards the Sforza Castle. Lunch on your own to taste typical specialities like the famous “Risotto alla Milanese” and “Cotoletta alla Milanese”. Continue your tour in Milan with a LGBT Leonardo da Vinci walking tour. Visit the Dominican convent adjining the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie which houses one of the most important masterpieces in the world: the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, an enigmatic and mysterious masterpiece still source of debates (skip-the-line entrance fee included). Continue the tour following the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and his private life and relationship with Salaino, his favorite disciples. Afterwards walk through Brera district, with the famous Pinacoteca di Brera and the Artists Quarter. In the late afternoon, exclusive aperitif on a rooftop bar to admire the beauty of Milan from the above. Dinner on your own. Back to your hotel and rest of the night free for party. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips:  Live the vibrant LGBT Athmosphere in Plastic, Vanilla, Amnesia or Magazzini Generali Club.
Meals: B

Day 3: MILAN – FLORENCE

Buffet breakfast and free time for individual visits and shopping through the famous streets of Milan fashion like Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone, in the “Quadrilatero della Moda”. After lunch on your own, take your High Speed Train to your next Italian destination: the amazing Florence! Arrival in Florence, accommodation and welcome drink at your hotel. In the late afternoon charming aperitif near Piazzale Michelangelo to appreciate the sunset above Florence. Typical dinner in the magic area of San Niccolò in Oltrarno to try local specialities. Rest of the night free for party. Overnight at your hotel.
* Rainbow Tips:  Dance the night out in the LGBT clubs like Piccolo Café or Crisco Club.
Meals: B - D

Day 4: FLORENCE  - GAY TOUR

Buffet breakfast and start of your LGBT friendly city tour. Discover the Gallery of the Academy of Florence with the imposing Michelangelo's sculpture, David. Continue your tour in the city center of the city which is the birthplace and the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and the center of the world's finest art and architecture. Admire the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and take a look to the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Afterwards continue to the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio, known as the "Old Bridge". Typical lunch in the city center to taste the worldwide famous Fiorentina Steak. After lunch, continue your tour with Uffizi Gallery that provides insight into the history of the structure and its collections, where you can see the famous works of Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci (skip-the-line ticket included). Afterwards the magic of Boboli gardens (entrance fee included), situated behind the Pitti Palace and one of the most famous park in the city of Florence. Here the Medici family created the model of the "Italian garden" which was a source of inspiration for many European courts. Dinner on your own in the city center, don't miss the opportunity to taste the famous Pappa al Pomodoro. Rest of the night free for party. Overnight at your hotel.
Meals: B - L

Day 5: FLORENCE – ROME

Buffet breakfast and free time for individual visits or shopping. After lunch on your own, take your High Speed Train that will bring you directly to the Italian Capital City: the eternal Rome! Arrival in Rome, accommodation and welcome drink at your hotel. Discover the magic of Rome by night with a Fiat 500 tour. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant and then rest of the night free for party. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips:  Experience the Roman LGBT night life in Coming Out bar or in Muccassassina Club
Meals: B - D

Day 6: ROME – VATICAN CITY – GAY TOUR

Buffet breakfast and start of your LGBT friendly city tour. Start your tour through the Eternal City. Visit the ancient Rome tour with the legendary Colosseum (skip-the-line entrance fee included), one of the largest amphitheater built by Roman Empire with more than 50,000 seat, in which gladiator contests and public events took place. Afterwards continue to the Roman Forum and admire the magnificent Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate his leadership over the Eternal City. Lunch on your own in the city center to taste local specialities like Pasta alla Puttanesca or Amatriciana. In the afternoon alternative visit of the Vatican Museums and Sixtine Chapel (skip-the-line entrance fee included). You will discover a superb collection of homoerotic art which has been housed in this place for many years. Inside the Vatican Museums you will find and admire beautiful Greek and Roman sculptures that remind the homosexual iconography (like the Apollo del Belvedere), the magnificent Sixtine Chapel painted by Michelangelo, who was gay and catholic, and you will learn about the secret love stories and scandals occurred within the Papal rooms. Toga Party dinner at a local restaurant to live a unique experience in the whole word: Music, roman old fashioned clothing, terracotta setting, possibility of gladiators fight and belly dance. Experience the glory of the Roman Empire! Rest of the night free for party and overnight at your hotel.
* Rainbow Tips:  Experience the Roman LGBT night life in Coming Out bar or in Muccassassina Club
Meals: B - D

Day 7: TIVOLI – ROMAN GLADIATOR WORKSHOP

Buffet breakfast and departure to Tivoli. Today’s image of Tivoli is inextricably linked to its thermal baths and to the magnificent villas which adorn it. Here you will visit the spectacular Villa d'Este and the archaeological area of Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites (entrance fees included). In these unique sceneries, poets, painters and rich aristocrats used to come in the 19th century during their Grand Tour. Lunch on your own and then back to Rome. In the afternoon you will experience the magic to become Roman Gladiator! The course will last 2 hours, including the visit to the Historical Museum - teaching of the Roman legionnaire, divided into two sections: military (legionnaires, Praetorians and gladiators) and civil, followed by a training about how to be a Roman Gladiator (which includes the use of a rudis, wooden sword and a tunic). You will learn the techniques of attack and defense used during the gladiatorial fights. At the end you will get a certificate of Citizenship as a Roman Gladiator. Continue to your Grand Villa Hotel and farewell dinner. Overnight.
Meals: B – D

Day 8: ROME

Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the Rome airport.
Meals: B

Included Features

  • Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
  • Transportation by Deluxe AC Private Minibus in Milan, in Florence and in Rome
  • Private Transfer IN Airport Milan – Hotel Milan
  • Private Transfer OUT Hotel Rome – Airport Rome
  • High Speed Train from Milan to Florence
  • High Speed Train from Florence to Rome
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions (from 1 up to 5 people)
  • LGBT Friendly Tour Leader or Guide throughout the itinerary for Small Groups (from 6 people)
  • 3 Welcome Drink at each hotel
  • 4-Course Welcome Dinner in Milan on a historic Restaurant Tram (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Entrance Fee - Terrace of the Dome with Lift
  • Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Last Supper
  • Exclusive Aperitif on a Rooftop Bar
  • Full Day – Gaily Tour of Milan
  • Charming aperitif in Piazzale Michelangelo area (1 Drink + Snacks)
  • 3-Course Welcome Dinner in Florence at a local restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Entrance Fee – Gallery of  the Accademy of Florence
  • Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Uffizi Gallery
  • Entrance Fee – Boboli Gardens
  • 3-Course Lunch in Florence with Fiorentina steak (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Full Day – Gaily Tour of Florence
  • Night Tour in FIAT 500
  • 3-Course Welcome Dinner in Rome at a local restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Colosseum
  • Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Vatican & Sixtine Chapel
  • Toga Party 3-Course Dinner at a typical restaurant
  • Full Day – Gaily Tour of Rome
  • Entrance Fee – Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana
  • 2h Workshop “How to become a Roman Gladiator” + Certificate
  • 3-Course Farewell Dinner in Castelli Romani area (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)

Not Included

  • Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection

ACCOMMODATION:
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Milan – The Hub (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Florence – Grand Hotel Cavour (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Rome – Romanico Palace (or similar)
1 Night  in LGBT Friendly Grand Villa in Castelli Romani area – Villaferrata Il Babbuino (or similar)
 
  • The Hub Hotel 4* or similar
    Via Privata Polonia, 10, 20157 Milano
    Tel. 02 7862 7000
    www.thehubhotel.com
  • Grand Hotel Cavour 4* or similar
    Via del Proconsolo, 3, 50122 Firenze FI
    Tel. 055 266271
    www.albergocavour.it
  • Hotel Romanico Palace 4* or similar
    Via Boncompagni, 37, 00187 Roma RM
    Tel. 06 203 9241
    www.hotelromanico.com
  • Park Hotel Villaferrata 4* or similar
    Via Tuscolana, Km 23,00, 00046 Grottaferrata RM
    Tel. 06 9454 8049
    www.villaferrata.it

     

Prices

* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:

Dates 12 guests 10 guests 8 guests
Low Season € 1900 € 2100 € 2300
Mid Season € 2100 € 2300 € 2500
High Season € 2300 € 2500 € 2700
Single supplement: € 285
 
Dates 6 guests 4 guests 2 guests
Low Season € 2700 € 3100 € 5000
Mid Season € 2900 € 3200 € 5100
High Season € 3100 € 3300 € 5200
Single supplement: € 285

Rates are Commissionable

*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.


SEASONS
Low Season: Jan – Feb – Nov – Dec
Mid Season: Mar – Jul – Aug
High Season: Apr – May – Jun – Sep – Oct


 

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