Italy immediately sparks up ideas of romance, fantastic food and cobbled streets. Take an art tour around Rome, exploring its museums and landmarks, or do a wine tour in Tuscany, home to the world’s best ‘vino’. You can also take a food tour, tasting everything from pesto to risotto, explore the Renaissance heritage of Florence, or drop by Venice for a romantic gondola ride.
Wander around Rome's famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and much more.
Feel La Dolce Vita while sipping espresso alongside sharp-dressed locals on the glamorous Sorrentine Peninsula.
Explore the vast, frozen in time ruins of ancient Pompeii, which emerged from the ashes after thousands of years, and take a peak inside the steaming crater of Mt Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed it.
“Allessandro was our guide and he was exceptional!!!! He provided a great depth of knowledge that brought the past history to life.
We ventured to areas in Rome off the regular tourist track but also in the heart of the city.
He was very attentive, ensuring we understood all aspects of the tour.
We would like to thank him for showing us another face on Rome. We highly recommend this tour! Thanks Alessandro.”
“Allesandro was friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the Borghese Gallery, often referring to it as the best art gallery in the world and his home. He made a solid effort to get to know each of us and provided interactive discussions to enrich our experience. My favorite part was how he connected the iconography across movements and pieces to tell the larger story and deeper meaning. The experience would have been much less overall without a tour guide like Allesandro.”
“Loved the fact that we were on our own and yet everything seemed organised for us. The Amalfi Coast was nothing but great. I imagine it's busy during high season. Definitely perfect during the shoulder-season. Well done.”
Once home to the fabled Roman Empire and the Great Vatican, Italy has really seen the highest of highs in world history. Italy and France feel quite similar except the fact that Italy manages to come across as that cooler cousin who is more fashionable, more beautiful and yet, more approachable. Home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on the planet, Italy is everything you want your holiday to be.
A trip to Italy means that you have some of the greatest arts and artifacts to give you company. Creations such as da Vinci’s Last Supper, Michelangelo’s David, Giotto’s frescoes, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Byzantine treasures and Sistine Chapel frescoes can be found here. Moreover, the country’s museums are also overflowing with some of the most important pieces of history from all over the world.
Discover ancient Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Watch the annual horse races in Siena
Climb the crooked staircase of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Take a gondola ride in Venice
Cross the Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Run throw a field of sunflowers in Tuscany
Eat a margherita pizza in Naples
Rent a scooter and zip through the streets of Rome
Do not eat at a restaurant unless they have a full Italian menu. Restaurants catering only to tourists will not have the best authentic Italian food.
Italians can be very laid back and relaxed, but do not offend them with special food requests. Italians take great pride in their food.
Wake up early to avoid crowds and get the best views of top tourist spots, especially during high season.
Indulge in some afternoon snacks (like gelato!) to tide you over, as Italian restaurants rarely open for dinner until 7pm.
Italian cities have a bad reputation for pickpocketing. Keep your debit card, credit card and cash in separate pockets and always watch your luggage.
If you plan on visiting churches and other holy sites, be sure to bring something to cover your shoulders and knees. You will not be allowed to enter in short shorts or tank tops/vests.
Italy has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Italy before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do in Italy, check out our Italy Travel Guide for more information.