9-Day Golfing in Italy Tuscany & Rome’s Ryder Cup Course

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Day 1: Your Golfing Journey Begins—An Enchanting Welcome to Florence

This tour starts in Florence and ends in Rome. Your booking agent can assist you with airfare quotes; just ask!

Upon your independent arrival in Florence, enjoy your Private Arrival Transfer directly to your hotel . Allow a courteous driver to whisk you away in a sumptuous car, offering you the leisure to absorb your first impressions of Florence’s majestic vistas.

Overnight in Florence: Quality and Comfort

As evening descends, settle into your fully-inspected accommodation, thoughtfully located in the historic city center. Rest assured that each lodging option we offer meets high standards and includes a private bath and daily breakfast, setting the tone for an exquisite Italian adventure.

Whether you opt to saunter through the ancient, atmospheric streets or choose to relax and rejuvenate for the myriad experiences that await, your first night in this art city is sure to captivate your senses and fuel your anticipation for the incredible journey ahead.

Florence Square

Day 2: Florence in a Day—A Timeless Expedition Through the City

Your exploration of Florence reaches new heights today as you join an expert local guide for an intimate, small-group tour through the city’s storied past.

The Medici Legacy: A Symphony of Art and Power

Begin your journey with an insightful delve into the incredible influence of the Medici family. Far more than just renowned bankers, they were instrumental patrons of the arts, transforming Florence into a cultural epicenter. Your guide will lead you through this fascinating narrative, bringing to life the art, politics, and personalities that shaped this iconic city.

Piazza della Signoria to Ponte Vecchio: A Tapestry of Landmarks

Marvel at the sculptural and architectural wonders that adorn Piazza della Signoria. Gaze upwards at the grandeur of the Cathedral and Giotto’s bell tower, then stand in awe before the Baptistery, where Ghiberti’s golden panels depict Biblical stories with unparalleled craftsmanship. Continue to Orsanmichele, a unique blend of market, chapel, and granary, and a testament to Florence’s multifaceted past.

The journey wouldn’t be complete without crossing the fabled Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, which leads you into the Oltrarno neighborhood. Here, you’ll find a fusion of artisan workshops and inviting cafes, making it a splendid locale to indulge in a delectable gelato.

Accademia Gallery: An Artistic Epiphany

The crown jewel of today’s adventure is your visit to the Accademia Gallery. This revered institution houses Michelangelo’s David, an awe-inspiring testament to human potential and artistic mastery. The gallery also features works by Florentine greats like Giotto and Botticelli, as well as an intriguing collection of antique musical instruments and plaster casts.

Overnight in Florence: A Restful Oasis

As your day comes to an end, return to your fully-inspected accommodation in Florence’s historic center. Here, the comfort of a private bath and the promise of a daily breakfast await you, offering a serene sanctuary where you can reflect on a day steeped in history, art, and immeasurable beauty.

couple on golf green

Day 3: 18-holes at Ugolino Golf Club

About the Ugolino Golf Club

Back in 1889, it was the British expats in Florence who introduced golf to Italy. They set up an 18-hole course on land owned by Princess Demidoff, just a stone’s throw north of the city. Fast forward to 1934, and the scene shifts to the outskirts of the picturesque Chianti region. That’s where the Ugolino Golf Club was born, stepping in to carry on the legacy of the original Florence Golf Club.

Imagine hitting the links in Florence for nearly 90 years, where the game of golf weaves through the scenic Chianti slopes like a well-told story. This gem of a course was dreamt up by an Englishman, Cecil Blandford, and an Irishman, Peter Gannon. They took one look at the rolling Tuscan landscape, with its vineyards, olive groves, maritime pines, and wild broom, and saw the perfect backdrop for a golf course that’s as beautiful as it is challenging.

It might not stretch out as far as other courses, but don’t let its size fool you. Playing here means you’ve got to bring your A-game. The greens are small, asking for precision, and they’re snugly tucked away behind sly bunkers. Plus, those sloping fairways? They’re a test of skill and strategy.

But here’s the thing: swinging your clubs at Ugolino is more than just a round of golf. It’s a journey through a slice of heaven, with olive trees and the scent of fruit in the air. It’s the kind of experience that sticks with you, uplifting and utterly memorable. Chris Santella even shouts it out in his book, “Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die,” marking Ugolino as a must-visit spot. So, when you’re here, you’re not just playing golf; you’re stepping into a piece of history and beauty that’s been cherished for almost a century.

Ugolino Golf Course map

Ugolino Golf Course Fairway

Day 4: The Soul of Tuscany — Full Day of Wineries with Guided Visits in the Chianti Area with Tastings

Dive into the heart of Tuscany with our “Full Day Wineries Guided Visit in the Chianti Area with Tasting”, where the renowned Sommelier Fabio Ceccarelli will be your guide through the lush vineyards and storied wine-making traditions of this beautiful region. Fabio, a true connoisseur and expert of the area, will unveil the secrets of the Chianti landscape, introducing you to its breathtaking vistas and the rich palette of its wines.

He’s handpicked at least two distinguished wineries in different towns for you, ensuring a diverse tasting experience that highlights the unique characteristics of wines based on their specific production zones. Amidst the day’s explorations, you’ll pause for lunch either in the cozy ambience of a cellar or at a carefully selected restaurant known for its authentic local cuisine.

This journey promises not only a taste of Chianti’s finest wines but also a deep dive into the culinary delights that make this region a must-visit for any food and wine lover.

Day 5: 18-holes at Royal Golf La Bagnaia - Italy’s Best Golf Course 2023 - Transfer to Rome

About the Royal Golf La Bagnaia Course

Ever imagined hitting the links in Tuscany? Well, Robert Trent Jones Jr. turned that dream into reality with this killer course. Imagine 18 holes, par 71, sprawled out over 322 acres of classic Tuscan hills near Siena. The views here? Absolutely epic, the kind that might just make you lose focus on your game for a sec.

So, it’s no shocker this place was voted “Italy’s Best Golf Course 2023.” With its stunning lakes, local critters roaming around, and that chill Tuscan vibe, playing here is like stepping into a whole other level of golfing. And Royal Golf La Bagnaia isn’t just about swinging clubs; it’s a feast for the senses, especially with the top-notch grub on offer that turns a day on the course into an unforgettable experience.

The clubhouse is the icing on the cake, with its picturesque lakes making every shot look like a postcard. And if you’re looking to chill after a day of golf, the Golfer’s Restaurant has got you with killer views of the entire course. Oh, and for those who love a bit of shopping, the pro shop is packed with the best brands in golf. Seriously, it’s like golf heaven here.

After your morning play, you will travel the short distance to the capital of Italy, Rome to settle into your accommodations.

Royal Golf La Bagnaia course and building

Royal Golf La Bagnaia course map

Tuscany golf course with sun

Day 6: 18 holes at Castelfalfi Golf Club

About the Castelfalfi Golf Club

Imagine teeing off in Tuscany’s biggest golf playground at Castelfalfi, where nature, wellness, and sports vibe together like nowhere else. Picture this: you’re surrounded by over 9,400 meters of lush fairways, dotted with groves and olive trees, creating the perfect backdrop for your swing. Thanks to the genius of architects Preißmann and Moroder, who really got how to make the landscape pop, you’ve got 27 holes split into two jaw-dropping courses. These courses are a real treat for the pros but are totally welcoming for newbies who are just getting into the swing of things.

Here, it’s all about the love and respect for nature. At Golf Club Castelfalfi, they’re super serious about keeping their slice of paradise pristine. They collect rainwater for watering the greens and follow eco-friendly upkeep routines that are so top-notch, they’ve earned the GEO CertifiedTM eco-label. That’s like the gold star of being green and sporty at the same time.

Castelfalfi Golf Club overhead view

Castelfalfi Golf Club map

Day 7: Rome in a Day

Imagine spending a full day wandering through the eternal city of Rome, guided by someone who knows it like the back of their hand. Your local guide, bursting with stories and insights, leads you through the cobbled streets, where history and modern life blend seamlessly.

You start at the outside of the Colosseum, feeling the echoes of ancient gladiators, before strolling through the Roman Forum, where the heart of the ancient city once beat. Lunch is a leisurely affair in a tucked-away trattoria, where you savor authentic Roman dishes that taste like they’re straight out of an Italian grandma’s kitchen. The afternoon is filled with hidden gems, from the Pantheon with its architectural marvels to a quiet corner of the city where you can sip espresso and watch the world go by. Your guide brings Rome to life, sharing tales that aren’t found in guidebooks, showing you the soul of the city beyond its iconic monuments. As the day winds down, you find yourself at a scenic spot with a view of the city bathed in golden sunset light, feeling deeply connected to the rich tapestry of Rome’s history and culture.

golfer teeing off with Rome in the background

Day 8: Play the RYDER CUP course! 18-holes at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

About the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club – 2023 Ryder Cup host!

Hey, have you checked out Marco Simone Golf & Country Club yet? It’s the rad spot hosting the 2023 Ryder Cup, and get this, it’s only the third place in Europe to ever do that. Talk about a golfer’s paradise, with insane views of Rome and that famous St Peter’s dome.

They’ve spruced up their 18-hole course to be all ready for big events like the Ryder Cup and the Italian Opens. And there’s this laid-back nine-hole course right next to a super cool 11th-century castle.

Best part? It’s just a quick 30-min drive from the heart of Rome. So, hitting Marco Simone isn’t just about golf. It’s your ticket to dive into authentic Roman vibes, grab some delish food, and just soak in all the awesome that Rome has to offer.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

 

Departing

Day 9: Depart from Rome

Wow, can you believe our 9-day golfing road trip from Florence, through the stunning Tuscan countryside, all the way to Rome is wrapping up? We’ve hit up some of Italy’s top golf courses, caught some breathtaking views, and dived deep into the rich history and yummy food that only Italy can offer.

From swinging our clubs against a backdrop of vineyards and ancient olive trees to wandering through cities filled with age-old stories, it’s been a blast. Now, as we say goodbye to this amazing adventure, there’s a private ride ready to take you to the Rome airport for your flight back home.

It’s a chill way to end our journey, making sure you head home as relaxed as you’ve been on the greens. Catch you later, Italy – you’ve been awesome, and we’re already dreaming about coming back.

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Departure Dates

Departure Days:

  • Spring through Fall
  • Customize your own departure dates.

We invite you to join us on this exquisite journey, where each day is a blend of classic allure and modern comfort, all framed by the unparalleled beauty of Italy.

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Customized Pricing

Pricing is in Euros and is based on the departure date you choose and if you would like 4 or 5 star hotels included. Contact us today at info@italy4real.com for a custom quote on this golfing in Italy adventure. 

Room Availability Disclaimer:

Please note that for the duration of this tour, only double rooms are available. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests for single or triple rooms on this particular journey. We appreciate your understanding and are committed to ensuring your stay is as comfortable and luxurious as possible within these specifications.

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Overview

Ready for an epic 9-day golf getaway that swings through the heart of Tuscany and ends up in the historic lanes of Rome? Imagine this: a journey that’s not just about hitting the links but also about stepping into a world where history comes alive. From the ancient Etruscans to the splendor of the Renaissance, and onto the cobbled streets of Rome, you’ll be walking through centuries of art, culture, and stories.

Kick off your adventure in the postcard-perfect Chiantishire, meander through the stunning Val d’Orcia, and finally, make your way to Rome—yeah, the Eternal City itself. As we go, you’ll sip on the legendary wines of Tuscany and dive into the deep, rich tastes of Roman dishes that have been centuries in the making.

But hey, let’s talk golf. You’re here to play, right? Well, you’re in for a treat with four days spent on Italy’s most iconic courses, where the game is as rich in history as the surroundings. You will play on Italy’s best course and a the course for the 2023 RYDER CUP!And when the day’s play is done, you’ll be chilling in some seriously nice hotels, soaking up Italy’s world-renowned hospitality, art, and history.

And the cherry on top? The food. We’re talking meals that’ll have you reminiscing long after you’ve headed home, all made from locally sourced ingredients and packed with traditional flavors. If golf, culture, and a bit of culinary adventure are your things, welcome to your dream Italian escape.

What's Included

Included

What’s Included in Your 9-Day Tuscany and Rome Golfing Adventure 

To ensure an unforgettable experience, Italy4Real has meticulously curated a selection of services and offerings for your 9-day adventure through Rome, Florence, and Tuscany.

Inclusive Services and Offerings:

  • Personalized Local Support: Full access to our local staff in Italy via phone, text, or WhatsApp. We’re here to assist you in real-time throughout your journey.
  • Curated Accommodations:
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– 8 nights’ stay in a cozy double room, with breakfast included, at our carefully chosen hotels
– A day to explore and taste your way through the Chianti area’s wineries, guided by an expert
– A full day of discovery in Florence, including a guided tour and a visit to the famous Uffizi Museum
– An entire day to wander and soak in the beauty of Rome
– One round of 18 holes at the scenic Ugolino Golf Club
– One round of 18 holes at the prestigious Royal Golf La Bagnaia
– One round of 18 holes at the stunning Castelfalfi Golf Club
– One round of 18 holes at the renowned Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Not Included

What’s Not Included: For Your Information

  • Airfare to and from Italy. However, we offer free research and pricing services for finding the best airfare—an exclusive service only for Italy4Real customers.
  • Travel insurance, which we strongly recommend for your peace of mind.
  • City taxes to be paid directly at the hotel.
  • Transfers to meet your guide for the scheduled tours, and return transfers to your hotel after the tours, unless specified otherwise.
  • Transfers to and from train stations, unless specifically noted.

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We place a premium on offering extraordinary value in concert with exceptional services, hence all our package prices are stated in Euros. Here’s why this matters:

Clarity in Financial Dealings

By presenting prices in Euros, we ensure you receive the most straightforward and competitive rates, devoid of hidden costs that often lurk in U.S. Dollar quotations due to ever-changing exchange rates.

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Our team of Travel Specialists is perpetually monitoring the value of the Euro against other principal currencies. This proactive approach enables us to guide you on the ideal moment to lock in your payment, thereby maximizing your financial well-being.

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Each invoice you receive is meticulously crafted to display the current exchange rate, ensuring absolute clarity in your financial transactions. With Italy4Real, what you see is what you get—no hidden fees or unanticipated charges.

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We solidify the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro solely at the time of your concluding payment, allowing you the leeway to capitalize on favorable exchange rates as they arise.

Your choice of Italy4Real as your European tour partner is deeply valued. We consider your satisfaction and the value we provide to be the cornerstone of our service.

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