Two Weeks in Italy: Dolce Vita in Rome, Florence and Puglia

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  • Italy

  • Florence

  • Rome

  • Puglia

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • International Travel

  • Foodie

  • Multi-City

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

There is nothing like La Dolce Vita! Italy has some of the world's best architecture, food, and art — not to mention gelato! This trip is an overview of Italy that takes you through Rome, Florence and Puglia. It is a trip for families and honeymooners alike who enjoy understated luxury!

 

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Where to stay

Hotel Chapter Roma

The pick for design hounds, with Art Deco touches in the oversized rooms and a ground-floor bar for the style set.

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Masseria Torre Maizza

Chic Rocco Forte resort made for alfresco farm-to-table dining and cocktails with Adriatic views.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Masseria Trapana

You’ll find just eight suites, ancient olive groves, and a serene vibe at this transporting masseria outside Lecce.

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Things to do in Rome

Rome
  • Take a private tour of the Colosseum to the newly opened "underground" and see gladiators awaited their fate.

  • Go shopping in all the designer boutique flagship stores, make sure you get your VAT refund!

  • Wake up early and explore the Trevi Fountain, you'll be able to capture a solo photo without the crowds. 

  • Visit the Villa Borghese and surrounding gardens.

  • Take a food tour to taste the famous pastas of the region.

  • Explore Trastevere and stop for an apertif or two on your way out to dinner.


Eat & drink in Rome

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  • Pierluigi: Great all around restaurant, known for seafood. Sit outside in the warmer months.

  • Matricianella: Traditional Roman food very close to JK Roma.

  • Il Giardino: A great lunch spot with expansive views of the city.

  • La Ciambella: Roman cuisine with innovative cooking techniques.

  • Sacripante Art Gallery: An art gallery with a bar in the back.

  • Cul de Sac: A welcoming wine bar with snacks.


Things to do in Pugila

Puglia
  • Take a cooking class and use the region's own burrata cheese and Orecchiette pasta.

  • Visit the town, Alberobello, and see the famous UNESCO Heritage protected trulli, and you'll feel transported to a fairytale land.

  • Charter a boat and get a glimpse of the whitewashed region from a different vantage point. 

  • Olive oil tasting is huge in Puglia. Learn about the taste and subtleties of this rich tradition.

  • Masseria Torre Maizza has a great beach club to lounge around all day and swim in the Adriatic.


Eat & drink in Puglia

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  • Al Solito Posto: Pizza place with cute outdoors.

  • Hanky Panky: Great cocktail bar.

  • Osteria Madre: Located in Ostuni square, great traditional food.

  • Ristorante Lido Bianco: Seafood restaurant on the water with great design.

  • Primo: Super fine-dining at Michelin-starred restaurant.


Things to do in Florence

Florence
  • Go for a walk down the Arno River.

  • Take a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery.

  • Do a walking wine tasting tour of the city and sample Tuscan wine and cheese.

  • Climb to the top of the Duomo.

  • Get up close to the statue of David in the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.

  • Visit the Gucci Garden, and shop while you look at the carefully curated exhibits. 


Eat & drink in Florence

Two Weeks in Italy: Dolce Vita in Rome, Florence and Puglia - Eat & drink in Florence


Need to Know

This is a year-round guide! However, our favorite months to visit Italy are May and September.


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