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Our DIY package lets you explore the best that Italy has to offer all at your own pace! Experience the highlights of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice and skip the line into all the top sights!
Our WSA Detours give you all the insider info to help you connect the dots on your own. All you've got to do is pick up our recommended connections between each city. Read on for more info.
- Skip the line into the top sights in Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Visit the Doge's Palace in Venice and check out a glass blowing demonstration
- Inside scoop on the best food, nightlife, sights, activities, viewpoints and more throughout the city
- Tickets to see Michelangelo's David in Florence
- Snap that classic shot with the tower of Pisa
- Hike the Cinque Terre
- 9 nights accommodation at our favorite hostels throughout Italy
- All Intercity transportation
- Cinque Terre
Taste the freshest pesto in the world in the Cinque Terre, in the region where it was invented. We recommend our favorite gelato spots in every city along the way. And get ready for some of the best cuisine, pizza, pasta and salads of your life. Get ready for the:
- Colosseum & Pantheon
- Vatican and Sistine Chapel
- Doge's Palace
- Glass blowing demonstration
- Academia to see Michelangelo's David
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Hiking Trails of the Cinque Terre
- The Canals of Venice
- All intercity transportation
And much more!
We've optimized a 10-day visit throughout Italy just for you. You've got two itineraries to choose from: Venice-Rome or Rome-Venice:
WSA's Italian Detour Venice-Rome Itinerary
Days 1 & 2 - Explore Venice and see the Doge's Palace
Days 3 & 4 - Connect over to the world famous Cinque Terre for a beautiful day of hiking through nature
Days 5 & 6 - Stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a selfie, and continue on to the Renaissance city of Florence.
Days 7, 8 & 9 - Head to Rome where you'll skip the line into the Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel all included!
Day 10 - Our adventure is sadly over. We'll provide directions for connecting to the airport.
WSA's Italy Detour Rome-Venice Itinerary
Days 1, 2 & 3 - Arrive in Rome and skip the line into the Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel!
Days 4 & 5 - Head to the Renaissance capital of Florence to dive into its student culture and nightlife
Days 6 & 7 - After a quick stop in Pisa for a selfie in front of the Leaning Tower, head to a breathtaking hike through the trails of the Cinque Terre
Days 8 & 9 - Connect over to Venice for the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Day 10 - Trip over :( We'll provide directions to the airport.
Flights & Transportation
Book flights into your starting city on day 1 and out of your finishing city on day 10. You can opt to extend your stay or arrive early. For early arrivals, remember that you'll then arrive on "day 0" and fly out on day 10.
You should always travel with travel insurance. We recommend our friends at World Nomads. We always use them ourselves when we travel too!
Bogi is a great guide. She was everything you could want in a guide plus more. She was fun, cool, and the best part- knowledgeable. She really made the trip great. We got to the hostel late and she was able to rearrange our schedule so everyone could go caving. After caving we were picked up by Bogi (thank goodness because figuring out Hungarian public transportation is really hard if you don't speak Hungarian). WSA made sure to include super cool things- caving, thermal baths, bus tickets, escape games and the hostel. I would definitely do this trip again. Bogi was fun and flexible, we didn't have to stick to a tight schedule and we were able to do things that we wanted to do like the Liberty Statue. She is great, WSA is lucky to have her.Cheyenne Hodur, Drake University ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015
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