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Make the most of your trip to Italy

With unparalleled culture, art, architecture, food and wine, Italy offers the quintessential European vacation. For travelers who haven’t yet made it to Italy, it’s time to see what la dolce vita is all about.

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 in the summer and during holidays when people are more likely to travel. If you have the flexibility, try and visit during the less crowded shoulder seasons. 

Where to go in Italy?
Rome, Florence, Venice, belong on every traveler’s bucket list. Visitors with a little more time should also see Pompeii, Naples, Milan, the Cinque Terre National Park, Sicily… the list of places to visit in Italy has no end.

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.

Italy Travel Insights

Alicudi panoramic view

Volcanoes of Sicily: Exploring Mt Etna and the Aeolian Islands - 9-Day Itinerary

Dominated by volcanic peaks, some of them still active, Sicily and the Aeolian islands offer dramatic, rumbling cones, stunning coasts, and fertile interiors. Explore the beautiful Aeolian Archipelago, made up of 7 diverse islands including Lipari, Vulcano and Stromboli, whose active volcanic cone dominates the horizon. The literal highlight of this trip is the climb to the top of Mt Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, with its combination of nature and the uncontrollable essence of fire. During your trip you will enjoy panoramic walks, wonderful beaches and excellent Sicilian food and wine.

The town of Manarola

An active tour of Cinque Terre National Park - 8 Day Itinerary

This one week tour of National Park of Cinque Terre lets you explore this UNESCO heritage site in all its glory. This is a unique area where houses are painted in vivid multi-colored shades and the sea is brighter than the sky. The hiking routes consist of ancient paths and mule tracks. Short train rides connect its five classic colorful fishing villages.

Sunset view from the island of Alba

Explosive Adventures in Southern Italy - 7-Day Exploration of Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Explore Naples and the Amalfi Coast on this active and culinary 7 day trip. You will visit the island of Capri and the fascinating remains of the Roman town of Pompeii as well as vibrant Naples, an incredible city rich with culture, museums and food. The landscape varies from typical Mediterranean macchia (shrub), to the cultivated terraces of citrus, olives, and vines. Lemons from the Sorrentine Peninsula have inspired the liqueur limoncello, sipped ice cold after dinner. Fresh seafood, mozzarella, and pasta dishes unique to the region are among other tastes to be savored in this exploration of a mythical coastline.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Italy
Travel operator Giorgia Carraffa
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Giorgia Carraffa

Travel is my absolute favorite thing! I took my first plane when I was 6 months old…and since then I’ve never stopped! Thailand, United States, Patagonia, Brazil, Iceland are just some of the...

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Travel operator Antonella Ravidà
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Antonella Ravidà

There is nothing better than traveling! However, planning and creating the perfect trip for other travelers can really be as much fun as traveling yourself! That’s why I decided to work in the...

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Travel operator Yenyi Fu
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active 6 hours ago

Yenyi Fu

I love exploring new destinations and new cultures, I feel it is a way of opening myself up to new ways to think about the world and new ways to interact with people. When I travel, I love...

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Trip Reviews for Italy

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Genoa to cinque terre, Italy - Jul 27 - Jul 27, 2017

Traveler: Todd-Paul T. - Local specialist: Giorgia Carraffa

Kimkim did a great job. Our liaison (Giorgia) coordinated exactly what we wanted and when one of the tours fell through, arranged for a substitute on short notice. Well done!

Giorgia was amazing! Couldn't have asked for anything better. Timely responses, adaptable to our desires, and provided excellent advice.

Trip to italy, Italy - Jul 7 - Jul 10, 2017

Traveler: Molly B. - Local specialist: Giorgia Carraffa

Overall the hotels were excellent and the trip-planning advice was spot-on. I was thinking of renting a car in Amalfi but was VERY glad I did not! Great job.

One hotel was not great, since it provided little in the way of service. We wished we had a guide in Pompeii. I'm sure I'm the one who didn't want it, but it would have been good to have one.

No title, Italy - May 1 - May 7, 2017

Traveler: Laurence V. - Local specialist: Giorgia Carraffa

Small exception with one of the drivers but overall it was exceptional.

Giorgia was quick to respond with any question or issue.

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2 week self drive in August starting in Catania

I am interested in 'Spectacular Self-Drive Tour Around Sicily - 14-Day Itinerary " We have already booked the flight tickets arriving at Catania to start the trip for 14 days. We would like the arrangement including car rental, hotel or guest houses...

Family of 3 is visiting Italy in August 2017

Ancient Sites of Palermo and Taormina

I want to split my week between Palermo and Taormina, with a focus on day trips to ancient sites and wines of the region. We would like it to be a leisurely trip with an English-speaking guide.

A couple visited Italy in May 2017

Everything Italy

Want to see many of the major cities and attractions of Italy. Starting in northern area and ending in amalfi coast. Would love a comfortable and local feel. This is a graduation trip and looking to be active but also relax. Husband is from Italy, would...

A couple looking to visit Italy in October 2017

Authentic, Immersive Experience from Sicily to Amalfi

My sister (40) and I (43) are going to Italy with my Dad (78). We've all been. We'd like to find a great 1 day cooking class in Sicily/Taoromina area. And the same in the Amalfi area. We'd love something in a farmhouse or villa to get an authentic...

Family of 3 visited Italy in May 2017

Summer Trip to Rome and the Amalfi coast

We are planning a week trip to Italy from July 4 to July 11. Starting with a day in Rome and then to the Amalfi coast, we will end up in Naples on day three. We'll take the ferry to Palermo and will spend two days in Sicily to see Palermo and Agrigento....

A couple visited Italy in July 2017