ITALY 2023

October 8-16, 2023

MV IS HEADING TO Italy.

Join us for 8 days & 7 nights for the ultimate Italy experience!

Melanin Voyage has prepared a beautiful, balanced experience touching the best classic destinations: Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore Italy in a way that will leave you yearning for more history, food, and wine. This experience will be one you don't want to miss.

 

We're just waiting for you to make this experience complete!  

*Passport & NEGATIVE COVID-19 Required*

 

Don't miss out on this experience with Melanin Voyage!

ABOUT THE DESTINATIONS

Rome

Rome is classified as the Eternal City, its the capital and largest city of Italy, and of the Lazio region. It is famous for being the home of the ancient Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita (the sweet life), the Vatican City, and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a millennia-long center of power, culture (having been the cradle of one of the globe's greatest civilizations ever), and religion, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence.

FLORENCE

Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is a captivating Italy destination that Mark Twain once described as a “city of dreams.” With its abundance of timeless art, rustic Tuscan cuisine, incredible boutique shopping, and mesmerizing views at every turn, the city of Florence is nothing short of spectacular. Neapolitan cuisine is noted for its association with pizza, which originated in the city, as well as numerous other local dishes.

VENICE

Venice is unique environmentally, architecturally, and historically. In its days as a republic, the city was styled la serenissima (“the most serene” or “sublime”). It remains a major Italian port in the northern Adriatic Sea and is one of the world's oldest tourist and cultural centres.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE

2 Nights in Venice/2 Nights in Florence/3 Nights in Rome

 

4/5 Star Accommodations

 

Round-Trip Airfare from JFK (Air & Land Only)

Daily Breakfast

Ground Transfers

 

Welcome Dinner

 

Photography Package (Images Delivered Daily)

 

Melanin Voyage Travel Box

 

City Tours & Sightseeing Per Itinerary

Dedicated Private Facebook Group

Local English Speaking Guides

**ANYTHING NOT LISTED ABOVE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE**

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itinerary

* Please note that this itinerary is subject to change*

DAY ONE

We meet at JFK (John F Kennedy International Airport) to depart for Venice! This is where you will meet your travel coordinator and possibly the founder of Melanin Voyage. You’ll have time to rest your eyes and fine tune the final details of your solo exploration day! It’s time to practice our Italian on the way there! 

Welcome to Venice! Upon arrival, we meet our local tour concierge and private chauffeur and we get a transfer to the hotel. Later that night, we will have an authentic Italian welcome dinner. ​

Italian Street

DAY FIVE

We're headed to Rome! We check-out of our hotel and meet our tour concierge to head to the train station. We hop on our high-speed train to Rome. 

Upon arrival in Rome, we will be welcomed by our private chauffeur and tour concierge for a private transfer to our hotel in the city historical centre.

 

Our local tour concierge will brief us

on the bus or at arrival about the city and the hotel.

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DAY TWO

It's our first full day in Venice!

 

We walk with our local tour concierge to discover St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace with masterpieces by some of the great artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Guardi, Tiepolo, to name a few and visit the famous “prisons” where the Venetian criminals were segregated.

 

This tour will also include the area of the Rialto Bridge. After our 4 hour tour, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Venice. 

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DAY SIX

This morning we meet our private chauffeur and tour concierge at our hotel and be transferred to Vatican city, where you will visit one of the most important museums in the world, with masterpieces from the masters of the Renaissance period among which the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.

 

Our tour concierge will also take us through St Peter’s Basilica, the most important monument to Christianity in the World where you will, among other sights, enjoy the Pietà by Michelangelo. After the tour, the rest of the night is at leisure. Explore Rome in style!

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DAY THREE

We're moving to the next city on this experience. We get an early start and head to the train station where we will board a high-speed train to visit the city of Florence. Once we arrive in Florence, our local tour concierge will take us to our hotel centrally located in the heart of the city. 

The rest of the evening is at leisure! Feel free to explore the streets of Florence. Taste some good wine, eat some amazing pasta, or do what makes you happy. 

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DAY SEVEN

We set off from our hotel on a private tour that will let us explore the most prominent sites and landmarks of Ancient Rome, stopping first at the mighty Colosseum where your tour concierge will provide a memorable narrated tour and an interesting account of its history. The Colosseum, constructed of concrete and sand, and completed in 80 AD, remains the largest amphitheater ever built. It was once used for gladiator contests, mock sea battles, public spectacles, and executions.

 

Your next stop will be the Roman Forum where you will discover the remains of several important ancient government buildings. This former political center of Ancient Rome was the place where people gathered to conduct business, appeal the courts, cheer or question the politicians, or simply hung around watching the world go by.

After this informative tour, you can chose to explore the city a little more or get some rest for departure in the morning. 

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DAY FOUR

Today, meet our English-speaking tour concierge at our hotel for a pleasant 3-hour tour of the city. Enjoy the view of Florence's major highlights: the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, just to name a few.

After some time at leisure for lunch, our bus will meet the group at the hotel and drive out of Florence to the town of Pisa. Here you will meet our private tour concierge and you will be overwhelmed by the pieces of art concentrated in the Piazza Dei Miracoli: the Cathedral, where Galileo Galilei was inspired to invent the pendulum clock, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower.

 

After our tour, the night will be yours to seize. 

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DAY EIGHT

We’re all sad, but unfortunately this amazing experience must come to an end. We’ve literally become a travel family during this experience and although it may be bittersweet, we know we will see each other again!

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EXPERIENCE INVESTMENT

AIR & LAND

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$4,150.98 per person

10 PAYMENTS OF: 

$375.09 

PAYMENTS START ON:

April 1, 2022

ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE FROM JFK TO ATH IS INCLUDED IN THIS OPTION.

LAND-ONLY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$3,050.98 per person

8 PAYMENTS OF: 

$331.37

PAYMENTS START ON:​

April 1, 2022

 

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OPTION.

AIR & LAND

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$4,658.12 per person

10 PAYMENTS OF: 

$425.81

PAYMENTS START ON:

April 1, 2022

ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE FROM JFK TO ATH IS INCLUDED IN THIS OPTION.

LAND-ONLY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$3,658.12 per person

8 PAYMENTS OF: 

$407.26

PAYMENTS START ON:

April 1, 2022

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OPTION.

All deposits & payments are non-refundable, but all experiences are eligible for purchase protection which can reimburse you should you have to cancel due to medical reasons. Travel insurance is still HIGHLY RECOMMENDED even if you obtain purchase protection for an additional fee. Payments are set to begin on the date listed above. If the date has passed, your deposit or payments may fluctuate to catch up with the payment cycle and may DIFFER from the investment pricing listed above. Payments are due monthly on the 15th and are considered late on the 16th. A travel disclosure and photography release are REQUIRED to be signed to proceed with registration for your experience. If the experience is not open for registration, we have either hit capacity or late registration has closed. To proceed with the registration, click the “register” button below and it will take you to our registration portal. Please read our FAQ for registration HERE if you have any questions or email us!

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