This packed five-day itinerary is perfect for travelers with a thirst for adventure who are on a time crunch. Explore the glass-roofed Galleria Umberto shopping center, enjoy coffee on the medieval Piazza del Plebiscito, and try the seafood cuoppo in Naples. Visit the Pompeii ruins, hike around Mount Vesuvius, and visit the colorful bohemian Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Make sure you try the Naples pizza—the Amalfi Coast's real highlight.
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When is the best time to visit?
Italy is incredible year round, but since it is an internationally iconic place to visit, expect crowds at the premier tourist destinations from spring through fall, and during holidays when people are more likely to travel. If you have the flexibility, try and visit during the less crowded winter and early shoulder seasons. Learn more
Where should I go in Italy?
Rome, Florence, and Venice belong on every traveler’s bucket list. Visitors with a little more time should also see the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Naples, Milan, the Cinque Terre, Sicily—the list of places to visit in Italy has no end. Learn more
How many days do I need?
A week is barely enough to hit the main attractions in Italy, but it is doable. Stay for up to a month or more to truly savor the whole experience as well as the food and wine. And no matter how long you stay, you'll surely want to return for your next visit. Learn more
Getting around Italy
Trains are a great option for trips between Italy's cities, such as Florence to Rome and Milan to Venice. Driving is not always straightforward, but still a great choice if you feel comfortable taking the wheel along Italy's Autostrada and curvy roads. Other options include domestic flights and ferries. Learn more
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This 9-day itinerary is perfect for adventurous travelers who are short on time. Start in the floating city of Venice to explore city canals and tour ornate palaces, then continue to Florence to see works by da Vinci and enjoy a full-day Tuscany wine tour. After exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast, finish in Rome where the ancient Colosseum, world-famous Vatican, and romantic streetside cafes await.
Experience Sicily in all its glory by driving around the island in 2 weeks. Highlights of this tour include Palermo, a cultural melting pot with stunning monuments and vibrant local markets and Taormina, the elegant village famous for its Greek theater and the postcard views. You'll also visit Syracuse and Agrigento, with their archaeological masterpieces, and hike Mt. Etna—Europe's most active volcano.
Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this two-week highlights tour. Explore the floating city of Venice, the Renaissance jewel of Florence, and the Eternal City of Rome. Ride a Vespa through picturesque Tuscany and discover the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Soak up the culture, food, and wine while you fall in love with Italy.
Spend 10 days discovering historical wonders, eating incredible cuisine, and taking in the natural beauty of Italy in this tour through Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Start in Italy's capital and stroll through ancient streets and piazzas before making your way south to the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Take in the views of the sparkling Mediterranean while dining on fresh seafood on waterfront promenades and meander through colorful coastal villages and sandy beaches.
Explore Northern Italy's cities and landscapes in this packed five-day trip. Start in Milan, the fashion, culture, and business capital of Italy, to see the 16th-century Royal Palace-turned-art museum and enjoy the buzzing nightlife at the Navigli canals. Continue to Lake Como to enjoy a day on the lake and a trip on the funicular to see views of the snow-capped Alps. End in Bologna and Turin to explore medieval churches, the National Cinema Museum, and endless cafés and aperitivo bars.
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Experience the best of Mediterranean food, culture, and history with this two-week grand tour that sweeps you across Rome and Venice before alighting on the islands of Crete and Santorini. Start in Italy to step back in time with visits to the Eternal City's Vatican Museums and Colosseum, and sip fizz underneath the shady vines of the Prosecco Valley. Then, hop over to Greece for laid-back village life, ancient palaces, and a masterclass in Greek cooking.
Embark on the ultimate Italian food and wine tour as you uncover the secrets to delicious pesto in Genoa, sample the best of Emilia-Romagna's pasta, and savor artisanal cheeses and prosciutto in Bologna. Tour medieval Siena's foodie hotspots and wine taste your way through the hills of Chianti and Val d'Orcia, then save room for some southern Italian cuisine as you master the art of pizza making in Naples.
Experience "la dolce vita" with this weeklong jaunt to Italy that sweeps you into the ancient history, food, and laid-back piazza lifestyle of three of the country's best-loved cities. You'll start with the top sights in Rome and a deep dive into Roman cooking, then catch a train to Florence for Renaissance art and wine tasting in an elegant Tuscan vineyard. End your tour in enchanting Venice, where you'll weave through tiny canals on a Gondola and feast on Venetian tapas.
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