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.
“We really enjoyed our Lake Como Rambling trip. Accommodation and food were excellent and maps and directions for walks were very helpful. It was great being offered a couple of options for walks on most days and Lake Como was such a beautiful destination you could have enjoyed it just sitting by the lake eating gelato or drinking coffee.”
“The connection of historic places through a well planned bike trail offered a great mix of experiences - slow travel engaging with the local place and people. Well organised with good local operator and extensive support information.”
An Italy tour 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.
Italy Tour Highlights
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
Italy Travel Tips
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.