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Italian Extravaganza

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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.

Tour Features:

  • 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


  • Venice
  • Cinque Terre
  • Florence
  • Rome
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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.

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Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College

Happy Backpackers

I went to Rome with a few of my friends. Before we got there, our tour guide, Rhianne, sent us plenty of information regarding how to arrive at the hostel, and what our Itinerary would be like. She also made it a point to meet up with people the night before if their flight got in early so students would have something to do. Having a tour guide that lived in the city was amazing. It made me not have to stress about getting lost, and provided many opportunities to eat at the best restaurants, and, most importantly, the best Gelato places. By the end of the tour, I was good friends with each of the 14 members of the tour group, including our tour guide. I definitely recommend taking a tour through WSA because the guides make you feel like they actually care about each person on the trip. I knew that I could just relax, and enjoy my trip.

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College ~ Kingston University, London, Fall 2015

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