At every turn you will live the authenticity of Italy’s great cities – Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento on this independent Italy vacation by rail. We plan all of the main details of your trip, but you set the pace. Simply relax and enjoy it all, traveling between your selected cities and towns by deluxe rail. Make your way from destination to destination in comfort on board Italy’s splendid trains as you gaze upon spectacular views and vistas that are sure to take your breath away. Travel to Venice, famed island city of lively piazzas, elegant palaces, gondolas and gondoliers. Delve into the Renaissance city of Florence and discover such iconic sites as the Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo’s statue of the David in the Accademia, Brunelleschi’s imposing Duomo, and Pitti Palace. Travel to Rome and visit the Roman Forum, stop at the Colosseum, and enjoy Rome’s “Dolce Vita” through its people, piazzas, historic sites, and tratorrias. Take some time while in the Eternal City to travel to Vatican City where you can visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square and, at the Sistine Chapel, see Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling and wall frescoes painted by many celebrated artists. Then travel to the Sorrentine peninsula and participate in the optional tours to Capri and the Amalfi Coast.