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Italy vacations 2020 & 2021

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Seat of the Roman Empire, leading light of the Renaissance and fervent advocate of la bella vita, Italy is renowned for its art, architecture, style and passion. Such is the depth of Italy’s cultural treasures, even the most modest church façade can hide work by the likes of Michelangelo. Our Italy specialists draw on their deep-seated connections with the country to help you unravel Italy’s well-known highlights, from Rome's ancient Colosseum to the untouched medieval towns of Tuscany and the lagoon city of Venice.

They also use their first-hand knowledge to show you Italy's lesser-known ways of life. You might find yourself truffle hunting with an expert and his dog in Tuscany’s hillsides, sampling street food in Palermo, Sicily, exploring the characterful villages of Puglia, or hiking through terraces of vines to reach the tiny villages of Liguria’s Cinque Terre. Whether you explore great cities, alpine lakes, or Roman relics, our specialists can help you unlock Italy’s hidden secrets, from exploring Pompeii without the crowds to uncovering the many delicacies of Italy’s gastronomic capital, Bologna.
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Suggested tours for Italy

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Italy could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Travel Advice

Practical tips for traveling to Italy, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.

Italy by region

If you’re planning to focus your time in Italy around a particular area, you can jump into the region you're most interested in to find detailed itinerary ideas together with accommodation choices and a taster of the experiences we can offer.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Italy

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Italy. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Italy at its best.

  • Introducing Italy

    Introducing Italy

    Watch our short video that looks at Italy's many highlights such as its varied scenery, culture and rich history.

  • Alley in old town San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Hidden highlights of Tuscany

    This guide describes some of the lesser-known highlights of the Tuscany region. Our Italy specialist Kimberly has included her top things to see and do in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano as well as truffle hunting.

  • Positano, Amalfi Coast

    Our expert guide to exploring the Amalfi Coast & Capri

    Italy specialist Caroline picks some of her top things to see and do on and around the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Highlights include driving along the Amalfi coast, taking a boat tour of Capri, and hiking the Path of the Gods and Path of the Forts.

  • Rome skyline at dusk

    How to see Rome in four days

    Discover Rome’s long history, from the half-ruined majesty of the Colosseum to a romantic burial yard for non-Catholics. Nick, a one-time resident, talks about what to see and do in Rome and how to beat the crowds at the Sistine Chapel.

  • Manorala, Cinque Terre

    Visiting the Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre is a collection of five historic fishing villages that are literally carved into the rocky shoreline of the Italian Riviera. Italy specialist Kerry-Ann talks about walking along their seaside trails and eating basil gelato on a windy seaside terrace.

  • Local fishing boats, Lake Como

    A guide to the regions of Italy

    A tour of a private palazzo, or a cooking class with a Sorrento grandmother? We highlight the major sights and unearth lesser-known attractions for some of our best-loved Italian regions, spotlighting tours that really explore their character.

  • Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany

    Basilicas, cathedrals & churches in Italy’s art cities

    The focal point of history and culture for over 2000 years, Italy is perhaps understandably also the world’s pre-eminent destination when it comes to its art and architecture. This guide highlights its basilicas, cathedrals and churches, and the priceless artworks contained within them.

  • Carnival Mask, Venice

    Family vacations in Italy (in 5 experiences)

    If you’re considering a family trip to Italy, here are five hands-on classes to entertain your children or teens. They can don glasses that let them see through time, swing a sword like a gladiator or explore ancient cave dwellings.

  • Gondolas, Venice

    Secret canals & corners of Venice

    Italy specialist Kimberly describes how to get off the beaten track in Venice and discover some of the city’s lesser-visited highlights. These include Venice’s lagoon islands, Castello, Cannaregio and Torcello and taking in the sights and sounds along the Zattere.

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