“You may have the universe if I may have Italy,” said Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi. A fair trade, really – Italy is that good. A tour in Italy is full of simple daily pleasures – eating home-grown tomato and basil on fresh bread.
Italy must see & do
1Be overwhelmed by history in the Roman Forum
2Walk the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre
3Chow down on pizza-as-it-should-be in Naples
4Snap yourself holding up the leaning tower of Pisa
5Imagine living out your life under the Tuscan sun
Some of our favourite Italy tours
Cities & Places in Italy
This simple country has a grand history of regional domination and political trail blazing. It is the birthplace of our world's finest artists, architects and masterpieces. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. St Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, the Pantheon. Italy is a country like no other; somewhere you can travel back to time and time again. And you definitely should – live La Dolce Vita in Italy as often as you can.
Experiences in Italy
Any Italy tour is surely going to involve food and art. But beyond that, the choice is all yours. Take a hiking tour through dramatic mountain scenery staying in alpine huts. Cycle through vineyards, stopping at rural villages for lunch. Learn how to cook a traditional risotto or make an authentic Italian salami. City hop between the cosmopolitan cities of Milan, Venice, Rome and Florence. Whatever your adventure in Italy, it will be magical.
The walks of Italy are timeless – wander along Lover's Walk in the Cinque Terre, stroll between wineries in Chianti, or walk along the rocky tracks of Sicily.
Food and wine tours
A visit to Italy is always about the food, but take an Italian culinary tour to focus your journey on regional cuisine and wine – it will enrich your soul and your belly.
Trek through the rugged peaks of the Dolomites or hike up the volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands – lace up your boots and get hiking in Italy's wilderness.
The ruins of Rome, the leaning tower of Pisa, the volcanic remains of Pompeii and the gelato of Florence – there's plenty of fascinating stuff for the kids on a family tour of Italy.
Wind along Tuscan backroads, pedal through Puglia or cycle through Sicily. Bike tours and Italy go together like tomatoes and basil.
Sail along the Amalfi coast, visiting local villages and islands. Swim, wander on shore, then kick back on deck with a Campari. A sailing tour in Italy is pretty close to paradise.
Ski the Dolomites, go snowshoeing, try winter walking, or head off on cross country skis along world-class trails. A skiing tour in Italy gets you right out amongst the white wonderland.
Package up your Italy tour with a regional exploration – travel through France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria or Germany for a complete European vacation.