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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!
The most fun, exciting, educational, and craziest weekend I had during my semester abroad. You definitely get the maximum bang for your buck with WSA. WSA provided me with an unbelieveable weekend in Budapest. After hearing from my friends about their amazing experiences on WSA trips, I had to see what all the hype was about. I chose to take part in a WSA weekend in Budapest, and I loved every minute of it. The guide, Bogi, was the best! WSA is the perfect blend of an educational/tourist expereince while also allowing for sites off the beaten path as well as kickass nightlife. You won't regret a trip with WSA.Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame ~ University of Notre Dame, London, Spring 2015
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