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Private Tours

J&J Services Italy,inc can arrange private liscensed guides in all major and lesser know cities throughout Italy. All of our knowledgable and personable guides are either Art majors, historians or Archeologists.

Rome tours:

Rome is the capital city of Italy and Lazio,[2] and is Italy’s largest and most populous city, with 2,705,317 residents,[3] an urban area of 3,457,690[4] as well as a metropolitan area of 4,013,057 inhabitants spread over a 5,352 km² area.[5] It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber river.
Rome’s history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization. Even outside of the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the story of Christianity up to the present day, for it endures as the home of the papacy. The worldwide Roman Catholic Church is administered from the Vatican City, run by the Holy See as an independent enclave and the world’s smallest sovereign state.

Ancient Rome tours:
Your private English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel at a pre-determined time for your tour of Ancient Rome which includes the Imperial and Roman Forums, the Coliseum, the Palatine, Circus Maximus and the Pantheon.

Vatican Rome
Your private English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel at a pre-determined time for your tour of Vatican Rome to include the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel, St.Peters and the Basilica. Clients will have reservations in order to avoid lines

Classical Rome:
Your private English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel at a pre-determined time for a stroll through Rome’s most famous squares and fountains: from the Piazza del Popolo to the Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza della Rotonda (including the Pantheon), Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese.

Borghese Gardens:
Your private English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel a pre-determined time for a Stroll through Rome ‘s tranquil paradise, the Borghese Gardens and the magnificent and decadent Borghese Palace which houses one of Europe’s most astounding art collections with works by Bernini, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and others.

Other tours available to be customised.

Florence tours:

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany and has a population of 364,779 (696,767 in the urban area[1]).
The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.[2] It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

Florence – the Basics
Your private English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel at a pre-determined time for a basic walking tour of the city. Your first stop will be the Piazza del Duomo, where you will visit the Cathedral, the Campanile and the Baptistery. Then you will walk to the Piazza Signoria the ‘political’ stage of Florence, finally you head over to the Accademia to visit the Statue of David.

Uffizi museum
Your private English speaking will pick you up at a pre-determined time at your hotel for a walk over to the Galleria degli Uffizi; this is considered one of the finest art museums in the world. Here you will see works by Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Rubens and many other famous artists.

The Churches of Florence
Your private English speaking guide will pick you up at a pre-determined time at your hotel. You will visit the more famous and the lesser known churches of Florence. Your stops will include the Church of San Lorenzo, the Capelle Medicee, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce and Santo Spirito.

Other customized tours available on request.

Tuscany tours:

Tuscany is a region in Italy. It has an area of 22,990 square kilometres (8,880 sq mi) and a population of about 3.6 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence.
Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Six Tuscan localities have been UNESCO protected sites: the historical center of Florence (1982), the historical center of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical center of San Gimignano (1990), the historical center of Pienza (1996) and the Val d’Orcia (2004).

Chianti Tour
You will be picked up at your hotel by your private car and English speaking driver at a pre-determined time. Your day will consist of a morning visit to a winery, lunch and then a visit in the afternoon to another winery. Return back to Florence in the afternoon.

Siena and San Gimignano
You will be picked up at your hotel by your private car and English speaking driver for full day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. First stop will be Siena where you will meet up with your local guide for a tour to visit the Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Duomo and the Baptistery. Lunch in Siena in pre-reserved local restaurant. Then continue to San Gimignano where you will stop to see the Piazza della Cisterna, Piazza del Duomo and walk the charming streets. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.

Montalcino
You will be picked up at your hotel by your private car and English speaking driver for full day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. First stop will be Montalcino where you will visit a producer of Brunello di Montalcino. Then you will have lunch at the famous Castello di Banfi. After lunch and tour of their wine cellars visit the town off Montalcino and return to Florence in the late afternoon.

Other customized tours available upon request.

Naples and the Amalfi coast tours:

Naples is the capital city of the Italian region of Campania, and of the province of Naples. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,800 years old. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples.
Founded by the Ancient Greeks it held an important role in Magna Graecia and then as part of the Roman Republic in the central province of the Empire. Naples was the capital city of a kingdom which bore its name from 1282 until 1816 in the form of the Kingdom of Naples, then in union with Sicily it was the capital of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification.

Amalfi coast:
The Amalfi Coast, or Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore,Praiano and Positano.

A day in Naples
Your private car and English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel a pre-determined time for your day in Naples. Your tour will start with a drive around downtown Naples with stops at Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale and Porto di Santa Lucia. Then drive to the heart of Naples with its many churches and dilapidated palaces, small crafts and businesses. Then you will have lunch in an authentic Pizzeria. After lunch meet your private English speaking guide for tour of Naples famous Archeological museum, here you will visit treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

A day among the ruins, Pompei and Herculaneum
Your private car and English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel for transfer to Pompei. Here you will meet your English speaking guide for a tour of the Roman ruins to include the Forum, Porta Marina, the Terme Stabiane and finally the Villa dei Misteri. After Pompei you will continue to Herculaneum here you will visit the excavations which include the Terme, Casa Sannitica, and the Casa dell Atrio a mosaico.

The Amalfi Coast
Your private car and English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel at a pre-determined time for your tour of the Amalfi coast. You will drive along 49 mile coast, with stops in Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

Other customized tours available upon request.

Venice tours:

Venice is a city in northern Italy, the capital of the region Veneto, and has a population of 271,251 (census estimate January 1, 2004). Together with Padua, the city is included in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area (population 1,600,000). Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light”. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.[1]

The city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers.

The Venetian Republic was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century.

San Marco & Rialto Walking Tour
Your private English speaking guide will pick you up at a pre-determined time at your hotel. You will visit the famous St.Marks square, its Basilica and the Bell tower. Then you will visit the Dodges Palace; better known as the Palazzo Ducale, the symbol of Venetian power. Continue your tour to the Sospiri Bridge and then finally the Ponte di Rialto, the main bridge which connects both sides of Venice.

Academia and Zattere area
Your private English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel at a pre-determined time and take you to the Academia Gallery to see the largest collection of Venetian art in existence. Here you will see the masterpieces of Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, and Tiepolo. After your visit to the Gallery you walk with your guide through the characteristic Zattere area and visit the church of the Gesuiti, known for its richly decorated interior and frescoed ceilings.

Murano-Burano and Torcello
Your private English speaking guide and private motor launch will pick you up at your hotels dock at a pre-determined time for a excursion to the Venetian Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your first stop will be Torcello where you will visit the noble Churches of Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Fosca.Then off to Burano where you will visit the famous lace making Island. Finally the last stop Murano, famous all over the world for its glass making. A stop in the basilica of Santa Maria e Donato, a masterpiece in Veneto Byzantine Art.

Other customized tours available on request.

Milan and Lake Como tours:

Milan is the second largest city of Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.
Milan is renowned as one of the world capitals of design and fashion.[2] The Lombard metropolis is famous for its fashion houses and shops (such as along via Montenapoleone) and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza Duomo (reputed to be the world’s oldest shopping mall).

Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m (1320 ft) deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (656 ft) below sea-level

The Milan Tour
Your private English speaking guide will pick you up your hotel at pre-determined time. Your visit will begin with the Castello Sforzesco the seat of the Sforza’s the ruling family of Milan. You will visit the inside and the outside of the Castle. Then continue your walk to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church where you will visit Leonardo’s Last Supper. Your tour will move on to the Duomo, visiting the inside and the outside. Then to the Galleria and finally finishing up in Piazza La Scala.

Shopping in Milan
You private English speaking personal shopper will pick you up at your hotel at a pre-determined time. You will begin walking the streets of the famous Golden Triangle, Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Manzoni.

Lake Como and Lugano
Your private English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel at a pre-determined time for trip to Lake Como; you will drive around the lake and then head to the Swiss town of Lugano famous for its watch making, on the way back to Milan stop in the Fox Town shopping outlet. Return to Milan in the late afternoon.

Other customized tours available on request.