Destination Guide:
Italy

Ciao! Welcome to Italy – Land of incomparable historical treasures, breathtaking scenery, and mouth-watering cuisine.  It’s everyone’s dream to travel to Italy, and for good reason. It was here that European civilization was born, Dante and Da Vinci were inspired, and an entire language of hand gestures perfected. If you haven’t already experienced this incredible country – get ready.  Italy is a heart-pounding, awe-inspiring feast for the senses.  That’s why we bring you a collection of Italy vacations that’s nothing less than extraordinary.

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Whether you’re headed to the iconic cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice, or lesser-known towns off the beaten path, the possibilities are endless with our collection of best-selling tours of Italy. Where to begin?  Rome is ideal, with epic monuments and ancient sites that are sure to amaze.  Don’t miss the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and Pantheon. Venture beyond the Eternal City and witness Italy’s other great highlights, from the Renaissance architecture of Florence to the ancient ruins of Pompeii and mesmerizing canals of Venice.  

Our tours of Italy are as exciting and unique as the regions they uncover, with something special for every interest.  From jaw-dropping landscapes to evocative art – these trips cover it all. You can explore the gems of the north on a luxury cruise; delve into the gastronomy of Piedmont on a small group tour; immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Como; or investigate Greek ruins in Sicily. The possibilities are limitless with our collection of nearly 40 Italy vacations to choose from. 

We offer the best tours of Italy available, thanks to our relationships with our award-winning travel partners.  Each trip is hand-picked for its unique itinerary, great value, and – most importantly – traveler ratings.  You can review guest feedback for yourself and book with confidence knowing that you’re choosing from the best tours of Italy. Whichever unforgettable Italy vacation you choose, you’ll enjoy unmatched service, luxury transportation, expert guides, special access to legendary sites and so much more.  What are you waiting for?  Get inspired with our curated collection of tours of Italy and leave the planning to us.

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“Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a world-class museum with an incredible renaissance art collection. Enjoy a guided tour with a Local Specialist to make the experience more memorable, especially when in front of Botticelli’s stunning ‘Birth of Venus’ painting”

Pino, Travel Director

Italy at a glance

From the canals of Venice, to the ancient Colosseum, to the hills of Tuscany, we explore the pockets of Italy that make this country a classic. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why this country is much more than pizza, pasta and picturesque sites.

Currency

Euro

 

Capital City

Rome

Winter avg temp

46°F

 

Language

Italian

Summer avg temp

79°F

 

Good morning

Buongiorno

Time Zone

PST+9 / EST + 6

 

Good evening

Buonasera

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Best Places to Visit in Italy

For many, a trip to Italy is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Trying to visit an entire country inside of a couple of weeks is an overwhelming task. Instead of trying to “see it all,” consider focusing on an itinerary that features the “best” of Italy.

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Things not to miss in Vatican City

Despite its small size, many of the most famous works of art in the world are housed here, making this a full-day adventure for all tourists of Italy.

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History of the Trevi Fountain

You might have heard of the world's most famous water fountain, but do you know why and how to toss your coin into it?

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Pizza's Origin Story

Where did this beloved Italian dish come from? Read the history of your favorite slice here.

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Land of la dolce vita, where you can spend an afternoon sipping wine in the sun, wind your way through a multi-course meal, and finish your evening with dreamy gelato. Italy is waiting for you.

Rome & Southern Italy

Begin your Italy vacation in the eternal city of Rome, where you can set foot in ancient sites including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and the Vatican.

Take your Italian tour south to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. Journey on to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast for sunshine, alluring turquoise waters, and cliffside lemon groves. Or, take a boat ride to stylish Capri, the Isle of Dreams. Delve into the rich history of Sicily in Taormina, Palermo, and Syracuse while watching the sun rise over Mount Etna.

Florence & Tuscany

Discover the artistic hub that is Florence. See Michelangelo’s “David” statue—among other Renaissance masterpieces—cross the Ponte Vecchio, relax in the Piazza della Signora, and climb the Duomo di Firenze. Elsewhere in Tuscany, you can savor Chianti wine, visit Siena and the famous Piazza del Campo, and pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Venice

Cruise the Grand Canal of Venice to visit St. Mark’s Square, the stunning Doge’s Palace, and Bridge of Sighs. And don’t miss a traditional glass-blowing demonstration in Murano!

Northern Italy

Relax in the beautiful Italian Lakes District or hike between the five colorful cliffside villages of Cinque Terre. In the fashion capital, Milan, admire La Scala Opera House, the Milan Cathedral, and Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” before perusing the boutiques of Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II.

Can't decide which Italian cities you want to visit? Read our roundup of the best places to visit in Italy to narrow down your search.

Best museums in Italy

Uffizi, Florence

The Tuscan capital is home to Uffizi Gallery, where the brushworks of art’s true masters are found.

Italy Florence Uffizi Gallary

Vatican Museums, Rome

A collection of Christian artwork that spans centuries and stirs the soul.

People looking at ceiling of Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy

Doge's Palace, Venice

An opulent example of Venetian Gothic architecture and home to numerous historical works.

Paintings on ceiling of Doges Palace, Venice, Italy

MAXXI, Roma

Contemporary art and architecture shows a 21st Italy... and beyond.

Italy Rome Maxxi National Gallery

Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

One of the leading art collections in Italy, including masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio.

Pinacoteca

Best food in Italy

Pollo alla Cacciatore

Literally translating to ‘hunter’ in Italian, cacciatore offers an appreciation for Italy’s meals of days gone by.

Paintings on ceiling of Doges Palace, Venice, Italy

MAXXI, Roma

Contemporary art and architecture shows a 21st Italy... and beyond.

Italy Rome Maxxi National Gallery

Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

One of the leading art collections in Italy, including masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio.

Pinacoteca

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