Uncover Venice's hidden past by visiting secret chambers within the Doge's Palace.
Discover the secrets of Ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum.
Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with a private guide.
Experience Baroque art through Caravaggio's most famous works in the Borghese Gallery and Santa Maria del Popolo Church.
Travel Venice's Grand Canal in style by arriving at your hotel via a private boat.
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Italy, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.
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See impressively preserved Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale.
Explore the Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Juno as you tour the UNESCO-protected Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
Tour the island of Ortigia in Syracuse and sample food from its covered market over a leisurely lunch.
Summit Mount Etna and follow this with a tasting of wines produced at vineyards on the volcano’s slopes.
Amalfi Coast Region
Sample Naples' traditional street food and explore the historic heart of the city.
Climb Mount Vesuvius with a private guide and peer in the volcano's cavernous crater.
Learn to cook like a local at a private cooking class in a traditional family home.
Tour the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum for a glimpse into the ancient past.
Relax on the chic island of Capri and soak up the luxurious atmosphere.
Explore the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast.
Uncover the secrets of the Doge's Palace on a private tour in Venice.
Make pasta from scratch during a private cooking class in Florence.
Go truffle hunting in the Tuscan countryside with a guide and his truffle dog.
Discover the history of Ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Take a guided Vespa tour around Rome and enjoy some spectacular views of the city.
See Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence and visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Learn to cook like a Tuscan at a Florentine cooking class with a local chef.
Tour Naples Archaeological Museum with a private guide and see original objects from Pompeii.
Visit the Vatican Museums with your private guide and see the Sistine Chapel at its least crowded.
Experience local life in Venice away from the crowds on a food tour of Venetian wine bars called bacari.
Uncover the secrets of the Colosseum and Roman Forum on a private tour.
Marvel at the majesty of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and St Peter's Basilica.
Visit Siena and San Gimignano and have lunch in a local Tuscan farmhouse.
Visit Michelangelo's iconic 'David' and explore the opulent Pitti Palace in Florence.
Cruise Lake Como in style by private boat past dramatic scenery.
Explore the magnificent gardens of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore.
Lose yourself in the winding medieval streets of Verona.
Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper in Milan.
Cycle through the vineyards and hill towns of Chianti on a guided E-bike tour.
Learn how to make cheese on a visit to a local pecorino producer’s farm.
Sample Tuscan wines and cuisine at a Michelin starred restaurant in a 12th century abbey complex.
Stay in a medieval borgo located close to the Umbrian capital of Perugia.
Visit the city of Assisi, where St Francis and the Franciscan order were born.
Take in the historical sights of Verona with your walking guide.
Sample delicious Italian wine at a family-run winery.
Relax on the shores of Lake Garda.
Visit the impressive Vittoriale degli Italiani.
Hike among the Dolomites in Val di Genova, known as the ‘waterfalls valley’.
France and Italy
Embrace Nice’s old town on a private walking tour.
Discover Monaco, Monte Carlo and medieval Èze.
Stroll through the town admiring the pastel-hued houses in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Explore the picturesque Cinque Terre from the water with a local guide.
Take a tour by private boat along the Ligurian Riviera for panoramic views.
Learn to make pasta from scratch with a local chef in Florence.
Create your own Venetian mask with a master mask maker in Venice.
Cruise on the back of a vintage Vespa to discover the secrets of Rome.
Uncover the history of Ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Visit the Sistine Chapel on a private tour of the Vatican.
See Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence.
Stay overnight in a working farmhouse surrounded by olive groves.
Cycle around the Baroque town of Lecce and taste some local olive oil.
Explore the cave town of Matera, and enjoy some local food tasting.
Visit the town of Alberobello, renowned for its conical trulli houses.
Admire the scenic seaside town of Otranto.
Amalfi Coast Region, Italian Lakes and Tuscany
Kayak the caves and secluded beaches from Sorrento.
Hike the famous Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast.
Tour Lake Como by private boat and visit the beautiful Villa Balbianello.
Stroll through the picturesque medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano.
France, Italy and England
Explore London aboard a vintage double-decker bus that serves afternoon tea.
Discover some of London's finest small businesses on a food walking tour that includes several tastings.
Enjoy visiting the iconic highlights in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre.
Explore the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with a private guide.
Zip around Rome on a classic Vespa motorbike.
France and Italy
Eat your way through the traditional local cuisine of Turin on a tasting tour.
Show off your cooking skills at a cooking class in the Piedmont countryside.
Discover Lyon, the culinary capital of France, on a food walking tour.
Experience the winemaking process of the Beaujolais wine region.
Enjoy a cooking class with private French chef.
Sample local wines on a visit to Barolo and Barbaresco wine producers.
Meet a local hazelnut producer, cheesemaker and visit a family-run winery in Piedmont.
Taste products of local producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese, prosciutto and aged balsamic vinegar.
Take a walking food tour around Rome’s Campo de' Fiori and Jewish ghetto.
Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
Visit Italy's ancient sites from the Colosseum and Roman Forum to the ruins of Pompeii.
Learn about the Renaissance as you explore Florence.
Attend Gladiator School in Rome and learn the skills to fight like a gladiator.
Learn to make pasta from scratch in a medieval Tuscan monastery.
Catch your own dinner from a traditional fishing boat in Sorrento.
Greece and Italy
Watch the sunset over the water from a private catamaran in Santorini.
Experience sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast while hiking the Path of the Gods.
Sample local wines with views over Santorini’s caldera.
Explore the best of Roman culinary traditions on a food-based walking tour of Rome.
Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
Explore the island of Capri on a private boat tour from your hotel on the Amalfi Coast.
Enjoy a private cooking class in Florence.
Discover the hidden secrets of Rome on a Vespa tour of the city.
Relax in the heart of the romantic Tuscan countryside.
Experience the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican on privately guided tours.
Hike the Zingaro Nature Reserve, one of Sicily’s most picturesque sections of coastline.
Enjoy a street-food tour through the bustling streets of Palermo and wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Etna.
Visit key filming location from The Godfather, nestled among Sicily’s rugged hillsides.
Visit Sicily’s most important classical sites from the temples at Segesta and Agrigento, to the Ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina.
Explore the glittering gold mosaics of the Norman cathedrals at Monreale and Cefalù.
Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
Learn to make Italian cuisine with a professional chef during a private cooking class in Florence.
Cruise the waters of the Amalfi Coast on a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri.
Explore Venice on a private panoramic boat tour.
Watch traditional glassblowing on the historic island of Murano.
Visit the picturesque towns of Siena and San Gimignano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
Italian Lakes, Tuscany and Amalfi Coast Region
Visit the Sistine Chapel and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Take in the dramatic scenery of Lake Como by private boat.
Enjoy the wines of Chianti on a day of wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside.
Explore hidden corners of the Doge’s Palace on a private tour in Venice.
Relax on a private boat on a day exploring the island of Capri.
Some of our favorite travel guides
- How to eat like the Romans do
- Introducing Puglia
- Family vacations in Italy (in 5 experiences)
- Visiting the Cinque Terre
- How to see Rome in four days
- A guide to the regions of Italy
- Food highlights of Italy
- Italy’s art cities: Venice, Florence and Rome
- Where to visit in Sicily
- 4 experiences to introduce Umbria
How to eat like the Romans do
Bold, powerful and deceptively simple, Roman cuisine is often overlooked. That’s a shame, says Italy specialist Nick, a one-time resident of Rome. He talks about where to eat the city’s signature dishes and why you shouldn’t buy bottled water when you visit.View this travel guide
Roman ruins, a Baroque city, sunbaked beaches and olive groves — Puglia is where Italians go to relax, away from the cruise-ship crowds. Specialist Cara talks about the region’s highlights and why it’s worth getting to know this quieter corner of Italy.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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 Cara talks about walking along their seaside trails and eating basil gelato on a windy seaside terrace.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
Food highlights of Italy
Italy specialist Caroline talks about her love of Italian food in this guide, focusing on the more renowned culinary cities and regions. She also talks about her experiences of creating pasta, catching fresh fish for dinner in Sorrento, wine tasting in Tuscany's Chianti region and where to eat like a local.View this travel guide
Italy’s art cities: Venice, Florence and Rome
From classical Roman statues through Renaissance frescoes to modern installations, you can trace a complete history of Western art in Italy’s great cities. Specialist Kimberly talks about how to deal with the crowds as you take in these important works.View this travel guide
Where to visit in Sicily
Beyond its azure waters and white pebbled beaches, Sicily offers a complex cultural experience, one that is seen in its Baroque churches, open-air markets, Greek ruins and complex cuisine. Discover why it’s the crossroads of the Mediterranean with Audley specialist Kimberly.View this travel guide
4 experiences to introduce Umbria
Often lost in next-door Tuscany’s shadow, Umbria offers a less-visited option in the Italian countryside with the same hill-top towns, Renaissance heritage and truffle-hunting experiences. Specialist Brandon describes why he’s so passionate about the region, and where to focus your attention.View this travel guide