A week in Italy with Belmond

Sample the Dolce Vita with Belmond as you explore Italy’s gems in a week-long journey. You choose your route – stay for seven nights in any two Belmond properties around Italy (including Venice, Florence, Ravello, Portofino and Taormina) to experience unforgettable and unique experiences. We have put together the following itinerary to inspire you, however this can be tailored to your requirements.

Start off your holiday in Venice, a glorious experience that will leave you breathless. Then indulge on a picture-perfect stay on the Italian Riviera – time seems to slow down when you are in Portofino. Finish off with a stay in a property steeped in history in Florence. Vistas, history and elegance – the makings of an ideal escape in Italy.

 

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani. This iconic hotel is located on the tip of Giudeca Island facing St Mark’s Square, a 30-minute cruise from Venice’s Marco Polo International Airport.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax. Venice boasts lots of incredible architecture and the best way to enjoy the beauty of the island it to stroll through it and take in all the wonderful sights.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Day 2 : Exploring Venice

Your day starts off with a visit of San Lazzaro, an island of Armenian treasures. Three acres in size, the island is often referred to as ‘Little Armenia’ and since 1717 has been the home of the Armenian Catholic Monastery of San Lazzaro and one of the prominent centers of Armenian culture and studies.

You have the afternoon to continue your explorations of Venice at your own pace. Then head out on a Bacaro Tour at sunset and taste Venetian delicacies and specialist wines in unusual and lively bars – the perfect start to the evening before heading back to the hotel and enjoying dinner at Oro Restaurant.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Day 3 : From Venice to Portofino

This morning you will be transferred to your next hotel, Belmond Hotel Splendido. This luxury hotel is set amid four acres of lush subtropical gardens overlooking the stunning harbour in the enchanting town of Portofino on Italy’s Riviera.

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Whether you opt to go on a cruise, kayak along the Riviera, go on a nature walk or take a stroll through Cinque Terre, there is no doubt you will be enchanted by the region.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Splendido

Day 4 : Admiring Liguria

After breakfast, you will have a morning at leisure in the hotel to explore the surroundings or just relax.

For lunch, indulge in a Ligurian picnic with views that are bound to take your breath away.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Splendido

Day 5 : From Portofino to Florence

This morning you will continue your journey to your next destination, Florence. There you will spend the next three days in the beautiful Belmond Villa San Michele. Located just fifteen minutes away from the heart of Florence, the property is the ideal choice if a relaxing retreat in the Chianti hills appeals more than a city centre hotel.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: Belmond Villa San Michele

Day 6 - 7 : Days at leisure

Enjoy the next two days a leisure. We recommend the following activities for an authentic experience of Florence :

  • Join a culinary class at the Villa San Michele School of Cookery. Buono Buonissimo!
  • Visit Brunelleschi’s Dome where you can see the best panoramic views of Florence from the top of the historic building
  • Exclusively for guests of Belmond Villa San Michele, Vivoli opens the doors for an unforgettable experience in ice cream making, including the opportunity to meet the family and a mouth-watering ice cream tasting session.
  • Feel like a Florentine master and learn the art of sculpture at Galleria Romanelli.

Stay: Belmond Villa San Michele

Day 8 : Departure

Today, you will depart Florence and be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Day 2 : Exploring Venice Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Day 3 : From Venice to Portofino Belmond Hotel Splendido
Day 4 : Admiring Liguria Belmond Hotel Splendido
Day 5 : From Portofino to Florence Belmond Villa San Michele
Day 6 - 7 : Days at leisure Belmond Villa San Michele
Day 8 : Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

1- Belmond Hotel Cipriani 2- Belmond Hotel Splendido 3- Belmond Villa San Michele

From USD 4,535 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • Price excludes tax.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.