Italy with Lauren and Julie Food

Rome - Florence

2023: Jul 23 - Jul 29


The Italian fantasies of legendary cuisine, breathtaking architecture, timeless art pieces, wine tastings in vineyards, afternoon espressos and sidewalk cafes are not a myth but a reality. What the Italians call 'La Dolce Vita,' or the 'Sweet Life,' is yours for the taking. Benvenuto in Italia!

  • 7 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) , between 9 AM and 4 PM

  • TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) on the last day

Activities Included

  • Rome Cycle Tour
  • Colosseum Visit
  • Trevi Fountain Visit
  • Walk the Spanish Steps
  • Vegan Pasta Making Class
  • Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Tour
  • Train From Rome to Florence
  • Florence Walking Tour
  • Espresso Experience at Ditta Artigianale
  • Train from Florence to Rome

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels
  • Local guide throughout trip
  • All city transfers
  • Arrival airport transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure airport transfer (morning of last day)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Optional Activities

  • Wine Tasting with an Italian Sommelier
  • Arno Boat Tour

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Airport transfers outside of designated times

Your Host

Rabbit And Wolves

The story of Rabbit and Wolves begins with Lauren Hartmann, a classically trained pastry chef. She founded Rabbit and Wolves, a popular food blog pushing the envelope on vegan cuisine and is the author of Southern Vegan: Delicious Down-Home Recipes for Your Plant-Based Diet. Lauren and her family live in Sarasota, Florida just minutes away from her right hand gal, Julie, who acts as her blog manager, additional food photographer and taste tester. They've been good friends for 10 years beginning pre-blog. Even their kids are best friends! Lauren and Julie are so excited for you to join them on this foodie adventure!

Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, Jul 23, 2023

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Day 1

Benvenuto and welcome to ‘la dolce vita’ or the ‘the sweet life’ of Italy! Rome awaits you and upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to the Eternal City where your adventure will begin.

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) , between 9 AM and 4 PM

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dinner

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant is included.

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Hotel Noto

Overnight in Rome.

Day 2

Monday, Jul 24, 2023

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Day 2

Buongiorno! Wake up to your first morning in the old world. After breakfast, you will head out to the streets of Rome for a day of exploring with your fellow travelers.

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Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Rome Cycle Tour

One of the best ways to explore the ancient backstreets of Rome is on a bicycle. Your guide will help to provide you with all the equipment for your day of exploring.

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Colosseum Visit

Your cycle tour will take you to the Colosseum. This massive stone amphitheater was constructed around 70-72 AD as a gift to the Roman people. Throughout its history, the Colosseum would be used for events such as gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. After standing for 4 centuries, the Colosseum began to crumble due to neglect and was used as a source of building materials. To this day, the amphitheater remains an iconic symbol of Rome.

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Trevi Fountain Visit

You’ll visit the famous Trevi Fountain, in the Trevi district of Rome. At 86 feet high and 161.3 feet wide, the Trevi Fountain is the largest fountain in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Have some coins handy, legend has it that if you toss a coin into the fountain, you’ll always return to the Eternal City.

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Walk the Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps were built between 1723 and 1725, to join the Trinita dei Monti church to the Spanish square below and is the widest staircase in Europe. Not only a popular meeting place for tourists and locals but the Spanish Steps have been used in many movie scenes throughout the years.

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lunch

Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

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Vegan Pasta Making Class

Join a local chef for a pasta-making class. Each region of Italy has its own unique pasta form and flavor and tonight your chef will lead a workshop on how to prepare a few types by hand.

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dinner

Included with the pasta making class.

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Hotel Noto

Overnight in Rome.

Day 3

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2023

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Day 3

Today is your last full day in Rome. Enjoy a morning activity before an afternoon at your leisure.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Vatican City and Sistine Chapel Tour

The Vatican City has a population of just 825 and is the smallest state in the world. This exciting tour will take you to the Vatican Museums displaying famous works of art, then on to the official residence of the pope, the Sistine Chapel. Stand beneath and experience the impressive masterpiece, created by Michelangelo, which took four years to complete.

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Wine Tasting with an Italian Sommelier (Optional)

The optional wine tasting will be led by a professional Italian sommelier. They will not only give you a master class on wines, but also a bit of geography when you sample wines from the north, central and southern regions of Italy. All paired with snacks of course!

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Hotel Noto

Overnight in Rome.

Day 4

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2023

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Day 4

Today you will say goodbye to Rome as you travel by train to the beautiful region of Tuscany.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Train From Rome to Florence

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the train as you head north from Rome to Tuscany.

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Florence Walking Tour

Your guide will take you on this walking tour through the cobbled streets of Tuscany. Discover the hidden alleyways, local gems and bustling marketplaces of this historic city.

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Hotel Mediterraneo

Overnight in Florence.

Day 5

Thursday, Jul 27, 2023

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Day 5

Today you will travel to the enchanting Tuscan countryside, a true foodie paradise.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Espresso Experience at Ditta Artigianale

Enjoy this espresso experience which includes brief explanations and tasting of 3 Espresso together with the head barman.

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lunch

Lunch in Tuscany is included.

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Arno Boat Tour (Optional)

You'll hop aboard a ‘barchette’, and your local "barcaiolo" will gently steer you over the Arno River and back in time through Florence’s historical center of majestic palaces, stunning bridges and imposing towers.

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Hotel Mediterraneo

Overnight in Florence.

Day 6

Friday, Jul 28, 2023

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Day 6

The morning is free to do any last-minute sightseeing or shopping in Florence before you travel back to Rome.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Train from Florence to Rome

Say ‘Ciao’ to Florence as your train takes you back to Rome for a free afternoon of shopping or sightseeing.

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dinner

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant is included.

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Hotel Noto

Overnight in Rome.

Day 7

Saturday, Jul 29, 2023

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Day 7

All good things must come to an end but only until our next adventure! After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport and say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your travel buddies.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) on the last day

Cancellation Policy

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*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.

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