Italy has it all: World-class wine and cuisine, stunning landscapes from the lush rolling hills of Tuscany to the Mediterranean sun of Sicily.
Add to all this a rich history and culture which played a major role in shaping today’s world, and it’s no wonder traveling through Italy is on most people’s bucket list! Discover for yourself la dolce vita in 2018 with a guided vacation to Italy. Let others handle the planning so that all you have to do is relax and enjoy the Italian adventure you’ve always imagined. Here are five of our favorite vacations to Italy…
Bask in the treasures of Italy with a comprehensive tour of the country’s most famous cities. Step into history when you visit the Colosseum in Rome and walk the hallowed ground of the Vatican. Experience firsthand the architectural wonder that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the artistic gems that fill Florence’s museums and piazzas. And, finally, find yourself adrift in the magic of Venice.
Why have northern Italy’s lakes served as a destination for ancient nobility and the modern celebrity? Because the lakes’ azure water, set against the green backdrop of the Alps, is the picture of paradise. The natural beauty of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda combine with splendid Renaissance-era palaces, villas, and gardens to offer a fairy-tale vacation.
Voyage through Italy on a luxury river cruise. Feel the pulse of contemporary Italian life with a visit to Milan, then head to the Adriatic coast where your ship will take you from the iconic waterways of Venice to the enchanting and colorful Venetian islands to the bustling markets of seaside Chioggia. Excursions at each location allow you to immerse yourself in the best of Northern Italy.
For a trip that balances bustling cities with serene countryside, consider a vacation in the Umbrian and Tuscan regions. Journeying through the heart of central Italy, you’ll encounter medieval hilltop towns, local artisans, farm-to-table cuisine, and rolling vineyards. And with days devoted to Rome, Florence, and Venice, you’ll experience all the cultural landmarks of this magnificent country.
Southern Italy holds the remnants of ancient Rome and the most idyllic Mediterranean scenery you’ll find anywhere. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, where the city’s amphitheater and temples, preserved since 79 AD, will give you a taste of the great empire. Spend days soaking up the sun in Sorrento and Palermo, then get the R&R you deserve in the seaside resort towns of Taormina and Mondello.