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Why a Dolce Vita Tour is the Best Value for Your Money

Piazza Navona, Rome

Italy is an incredibly diverse place, which is probably why a lot of people keep coming back to it. There’s always something new to see every time! It is one of Europe’s most visited countries, attracting almost 48 million people in 2013.

If you are a new traveler coming in from America to discover this wonderful country, we highly recommend Tour Italy Now’s Dolce Vita Tour. The tour takes visitors on an 8-day tour of some of the most well-known cities and towns in the country. These include Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa (optional) Bologna, Padova, Venice, and Montepulciano.

Here’s a short introduction of the each of the places you will be visiting when you take this tour:

Rome – Rome is Italy’s capital and the home of more than 2.6 million people, making it the fourth largest city in the European Union by population. The surrounding metropolitan area is home to another 1.7 million people. With the Dolce Vita Tour, Rome will be your jump off point into Italy, but the walking tours will mostly be on the seventh day. The sights to see include the Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter’s Square) in the Vatican City, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)

Assisi – Located in the province of Perugia, the town of Assisi is well known for being the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan religious order (1208) and one of the most venerated saints in the Roman Catholic Church. The town is also famous for its Roman-era structures, which include the city’s defensive walls, the amphitheater, theater, the forum (now a public plaza) and the temple of Minerva, which was converted to a church in 1539. The Dolce Vita Tour gives you free time to explore the town’s sights on the second day of the tour.

Siena – Siena’s historic center was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1995. It is home to some of the best-preserved medieval structures in Europe, which include the beautiful Siena Cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, which hosts the fabled Palio di Siena horse races every July and August. The tour of Siena is also scheduled on the second day of the Dolce Vita Tour.

Florence – The third day of the tour takes visitors to Florence, the capital of the province of the same name and of the region of Tuscany. Florence is known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance, the period between the 14th and 17th centuries that was marked by the most profound flourishing of culture, arts, and sciences since classical antiquity. In Florence, you’ll be able to visit the famed structures of its historic district, including the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, and of the most celebrated cathedrals in the world.

Grand Canal Venice

Venice – A major maritime power during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, Venice is now one of the most important tourism destinations in the world. It is home to celebrated structures like the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs, the Accademia Gallery, and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The entire city and its lagoon were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1987.

Pisa – For an added cost, the Dolce Vita Tour participants can also opt to visit the city of Pisa, which is a little over an hour away by road from Florence. Pisa is home to the Piazza dei Miracoli, a complex which houses the Pisa Cathedral and its famous bell tower, otherwise known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city was also the birthplace of the polymath Galileo Galilei, who was one of the main figures of the Renaissance’s scientific revolution.

Bologna – The fourth day of the tour takes visitors to Bologna, the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region and one of the most important cultural and artistic centers of Italy. The city is home to the world’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088. Some of the sights that visitors will be taken to are the Piazza del Nettuno, Piazza Maggiore, King Renzo’s Palace, the Podestà Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, the 15th largest church in the world.

Padova – Built on the banks of the Bacchiglione River, Padova or Padua is said to have been founded in 1183 BC, making it one the oldest cities in northern Italy. Visitors will be able to see historic structures like the San’t Antonio Basilica, which was begun in 1230.


Montepluciano – Nestled in the hills of Tuscany, the town of Montepulciano is famous for the variety of fine food and beverage products it produces. These include cheese, honey, pasta and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a famed red wine produced from Sangiovenese grapes grown in the vineyards surrounding the city. Make sure to take a panoramic shot of the town’s skyline, which is dominated by the terra cotta rooftops of the buildings.

For more information about the Dolce Vita Tour, please call us at 800.955.4418


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By Priscila Siano (266 Posts)

Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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  1. faizan siddique
    Posted September 3, 2015 at 6:32 AM | Permalink

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