To experience Italy with Tauck is to get as up close as possible to the monuments, masterpieces and marvelous food found throughout these irresistible lands. Venice, Florence and Rome offer a wonderful introduction. Shelley Heyman not only got to experience the culture and the coastal life but was immersed in Jewish history.
Was this a guided tour? If guided, what did you get to see or do that you may not have been able to otherwise?
GUIDED TOUR We had private evening tour of the Vatican, very specialized tours of Jewish synagogues in each city, Jewish Ghetto in Rome and Venice.
Tell us about your favorite destination within the itinerary?
Venice was a very special city built on water to visit. We had beautiful weather, very good guides and the best hotel on the tour.
What are your top 3 pieces of advice for someone going on a similar trip?
a) Month of travel with October or April being less crowded, a bit cooler and clear skies.
b) Don’t overpack and leave room for shopping
c) Travel with friends
If you were to plan this trip again, would you do anything differently OR what would you make sure you do again?
I would go to Cinque Terre first and then meet group in Venice and I would definitely go to Amalfi Coast, as we did for 3 days after. Very nice to be traveling independently after being with a group for 7 nights.
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