Italy Itinerary and Nervous Thoughts

Italy Itinerary and Nervous Thoughts

As I said when I announced my trip to Italy, I decided to go with a guided tour. This is my first international trip. To say I’m nervous is an understatement. Remember, I just got my passport a few months ago! I have never traveled outside of North America and even then, my experience is pretty limited.

See, I didn’t call the blog UNworldly because it sounded good. I mean it. I feel VERY unworldly, domestic, naive and a bit out of my league.


You never learn or grow or gain experience unless you push yourself out of your comfort zone, right?

So let’s do this!

Our Tour is through Trafalgar and it’s called Simply Italy.

Day 1 – January 12

Fly overnight to Rome


Day 2 – January 13


Hotel: Barceló Aran Mantegna

Free Time During the Day

5:30 PM Welcome Reception with Travel director and group

Day 3 – January 14

Rome Sightseeing includes,

  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St. Pete’s Square
  • Palazzo Venezia
  • The Colosseum
  • Circus Maximus

Our evening is free.

Day 4 – January 15

Rome to Venice

Rome to Venice

Hotel: Continental

Traveling through Umbria, Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany on our way to Venice.

Day 5 – January 16


Orientation Cruise along the Giudecca and over to St. Mark’s Square, with views of the Doge’s Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs.

Our evening is free.

Day 6 – January 17

Venice to Pisa to Florence

Venice to Pisa to Florence

Hotel: Mediterraneo

Stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Square of Miracles on our way to Florence.

Day 7 – January 18


Walking our includes,

  • Duomo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Piazzale Michelangelo

Evening is free.

Day 8 – January 19

Florence to Siena to Rome

Florence to Siena to Rome

We stop at Piazza del Campo in Siena, have some free time and then it’s back to Rome for our Farewell dinner.

Day 9 – January 20

Fly back home.

Ok, now that I typed all that I’m even MORE nervous!

Anyone have a a first international travel story to share? I know I sound like a big baby but this is HUGE!

Note: Maps are for reference only. They are not exact routes.