reagan & cory’s ITALY trip, JUNE 2019
Welcome to your Italy trip Reagan and Cory! Your trip page is home to your itinerary and trip map, which holds driving directions, sightseeing information and restaurant recommendations. Here you will also find a link to your personalised Italy destination guide containing details on currency, driving in Italy and much more. We recommend saving a link to this page for quick and easy access during your time away.
DAY 1, SATURDAY 8th june: BUON VIAGGIO!
DAY 2, SUNDAY 9th june: ARRIVE FLORENCE
Arrive Frankfurt Airport (FRA) at 10:10
Depart Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Terminal 1 at 12:30 on Air Canada flight 9656
Arrive Florence Airport (FLR) at 14:00 (2pm)
Once you have cleared immigration and collected your checked luggage, your private transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your names on it. They will drive you the 30mins to your hotel in Florence for the next two nights.
PORTRAIT FIRENZE, PORTRAIT STUDIO with city view
A: Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4 50123 Florence | T: +39 055 2726 8000 | Inclusions: Daily breakfast & wi-fi
Once you are settled into your room, take some time to freshen up before you start your explorations of Florence. This afternoon we recommend walking to nearby Ponte Vecchio, the city’s famous shopping bridge, and Piazza Michelangelo for breathtaking views of the city as a whole.
DAY 3, MONDAY 10th june: A DAY IN FLORENCE
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel this morning before venturing out for the day.
Il Duomo di Firenze (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore)
** Arrive 30 minutes early to present your three booking confirmation pages at the box office to pick-up your tickets
** Do not take large items e.g. large daypacks or bags as they are not permitted when climbing the dome
Climb the 463 steps to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome for some of the best views over downtown Florence.
DAY 4, TUESDAY 11th june: from FLORENCE TO WINE REGION
After a sleep-in this morning enjoy one last breakfast at Portrait Firenze.
Pick-up Avis Rental Car
A: Avis Downtown Office, 128R Via Borgo Ognissanti, Florence | T: +39 055 213 629 | Confirmation # 44067555CA0
** Please note that the one way drop off fee is included in your rate so you do not have to pay that locally
Drive 1hr 30mins (toll roads) to your hotel in Tuscany. Upon arrival use the intercom beside the front gate to gain entrance to the Borgo.
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Suite Il Vecchio Forno
A: Loc. Palazzetto, 53012 Chiusdino Siena | T: +39 057 775 1222 | Inclusions: Daily breakfast, wi-fi, use of Borgo Bikes & valet parking
DAY 5, WEDNESDAY 12th june: WINE TASTING TIME!
Following breakfast enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel.
5:00pm Borgo Wine Seminar: learn how to taste local wines during your private wine tasting.
DAY 6, THURSDAY 13th JUNE: A DAY OF R&R
Today you can choose how you spend your day, perhaps by the pool or in the spa enjoying a treatment.
DAY 7, FRIDAY 14th JUNE: FROM TUSCANY TO THE AMALFI COAST
Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel this morning before packing up to leave Tuscany.
Drive 5hrs 30mins (toll roads) to the famous Amalfi Coast. The last hour or so is a fun white-knuckle drive with excellent views over the dramatic coastline.
Once in Positano park the car in your designated spot then check-in to your stunning hotel for your next four nights in Italy.
LE SIRENUSE, DELUXE SEA VIEW room
A: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30 - 84017 Positano SA | T: +39 089 875066 | Inclusions: Daily buffet breakfast, wi-fi & parking
DAY 8, SATURDAY 15th JUNE: POSITANO BEACH
The beach known for its colourful umbrellas and breathtaking views has become a popular spot in recent years and is a must on any trip to the Amalfi Coast.
DAY 9, SUNDAY 16th JUNE: AN AFTERNOON IN RAVELLO
One of the best spots to take in the famous Amalfi Coast views is Villa Rufolo (open 09:00 - 19:00, €7 per person entry fee) situated in the historic centre of the picturesque hilltop town of Ravello (the background image on your trip postcard is from here). It is worthy of a leisurely afternoon visit after a spot of lunch in town.
DAY 10, MONDAY 17th JUNE: A DAY IN CAPRI
After breakfast this morning your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby to transfer you to the boat dock.
Today you will be taken along the coast by boat to see the Amalfi Coast villages from the sea, as well as the grottoes and caves dotted en route to Capri.
Enjoy a few hours exploring the island and grabbing a bite to eat before heading back to the boat and Positano.
DAY 11, TUESDAY 18TH JUNE: From the amalfi coast to rome
At your leisure today, pack-up your car one last time to make your way to Rome.
Drive 3hrs 10mins (toll roads) to your airport hotel to spend your final night in a little countryside luxury.
QC TERME ROMA SPA & RESORT, ROMANTIC WITH PATIO
A: Via Portuense 2178, 00054 Fiumicino, Roma | T: +39 066 529 444 | Inclusions: Daily breakfast, wi-fi & parking
DAY 12, WEDNESday 19th juNE: ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END!
After an early breakfast, drive 10mins to the airport in time to return your rental car by 8am.
** We recommend re-fuelling prior to returning your car to avoid the exorbitant rental company fuelling fees
Drop-off Avis Rental Car
A: Avis desk in long-term parking level B, Rome Fiumicino Airport | T: +39 665 011 531 | Confirmation # 44067555CA0
INCLUSIONS FOR TWO ADULTS
10 nights accommodation including sales tax, mandatory service charges and each city's per person per night tourist tax
Daily parking in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and Rome
Monday 10th June: Il Duomo Florence tickets including dome climb
Wednesday 12th June: Private Tuscan wine tasting
Monday 17th June: Private full day Capri boat tour
Return international flights - direct booking
9 day automatic rental car (Volkswagen Golf or similar) including air conditioning, unlimited mileage and one way drop off fee - direct booking
Travel insurance: medical and trip cancellation
Lunch and dinner daily
Additional rental car charges, including but not limited to, one-way fee, additional drivers, re-fuelling, tolls, traffic violation charges etc.
Additional activities, entrance fees and transportation including taxis, lift shares etc.
Items of a personal nature, including but not limited to, cellular usage and roaming charges, room incidentals, shopping etc.
*Images used are not the exact room you will be in, but are of the same room type that you have booked
Here are the key location pins and driving directions for your time in Italy.
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ITALY DESTINATION GUIDE
All the destination information you need for your trip can be found here.