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Good afternoon! After much research I have decided on the following itinerary for a 10 (full) day trip to Florence and Rome. The trip is for my BF and I, both in our mid-30’s. He has never been to Europe so I am trying to keep it fairly ‘easy going’ and have kept many afternoons free (I think). I am using several companies for tours, and really tried to find the ones that offer what we are looking for (group size, price, itinerary).

That all being said, I haven’t booked anything for sure yet, so I am looking for your insights, suggestions, thoughts, etc. on my Itinerary overall (too aggressive? too much down time?)
• Places to eat for lunch and dinner close to our end point (eating and drinking are big priorities to us)
• The tour companies I’ve chosen (and their itinerary suggestions)
• Hotel critiques (my BF is a larger guy, 6’4” so hoping for a larger room and larger than average bathroom)
• Anything I missed or should cut? I know the spa afternoon is a little out there, but I’d really like to try the thermal waters and wanted to do something beyond the usual

I know this is long so hope I you’re still with me! And thank you in advance!

Florence:
Hotel dei Macchiaioli

Saturday: Arrive 4:45 PM

Sunday:
Walks of Italy “Best of Florence: City Stroll, David & Duomo Underground”
9:30 – 1:00
Includes:
David/Academia, Acedamia
Ponte Vecchio
Duomo
Underground Duomo
Baptistery Doors and Gates of Paradise
Piazza della Signoria
Palazzo Vecchio
Orsanmichele Church
Piazza Repubblica

Monday:
Take train to:
Pisa (reservations to climb)
Montecatini Terme - spa treatments

Tuesday:
Bargello Museum
Galileo Science Museum
Uffizi Gallery – reservations in advance (own audio tour)
Oltrrarno

Wednesday:
Museum of San Marco
Medici Chapels
Baptistry (inside)
Duomo Museum
Climb Duomo and/or Campanile

Thursday:
Chianti tour & transfer to Rome with Hills & Roads:
Drive through Chianti Classico scenic hills, wine and olive oil tasting and cellar visit at two wineries
Visit of Radda
Lunch on farm
Train in Chiusi station to Roma termini

Rome
Hotel due Torri

Friday:
Walks Inside Rome “Ancient Rome” walking tour
9:00 – 12:00
Includes:
Pantheon
Forum
Coliseum
Capitaline Hill
Arch of Constantine

Afternoon:
Rick Steves “Dolce Vita Stroll”
Flamino Metro down Via del Corso to the Spanish Steps

Saturday:
Morning:
Borghese Museum (reservation 9:00 AM)

Afternoon:
Rome Walks “Peter & Paul Patron Saints of Rome” Tour
2:30 – 6:00
Includes:
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
St. Peter in Chains
Basilica of St. Clement
Scala Sancta – have reserved in advance to climb steps
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Sunday:
Appian Way (road closed to most traffic on Sundays)
Catacombs (Catacombs of San Callisto only one open)
Capuchin Crypt

Afternoon:
Campo de Fiori
Trevi Fountain
Spanish Steps

Monday:
Pompeii day trip with Visit Pompeii
2.5 hour tour of Pompeii
Lunch at Le Cantine del Vesuvio Winery at the base of Mt. Vesuvius
1.5 hours to hike Mt. Vesuvius

Tuesday:
Walks with Italy “Pristine Sistine” Tour
7:35 – 11:15
Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Afternoon:
3:30 Scavi Tour (reserved in advance)

Wednesday:
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