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Introducing 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 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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Italy Tours & Itineraries

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Cefalú at sunset
Map of Spectacular Self-Drive Tour Around Sicily - 14 Days
Spectacular Self-Drive Tour Around Sicily - 14 Days

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.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Naples & Amalfi Coast - 5 Days
Naples & Amalfi Coast - 5 Days

This packed 5-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 Mt. Vesuvius, and visit colorful bohemian Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Make sure you try the Naples pizza—the Amalfi Coast's real highlight. 

The ruins of Taormina at sunset
Map of Road Trip Around the Scenic Sicilian Coast - 15 Days
Road Trip Around the Scenic Sicilian Coast - 15 Days

An island as beautiful and historically rich as Sicily deserves to be experienced at a leisurely pace. This 15-day itinerary features beaches and cathedrals, fishing villages and urban markets, a volcano and ancient archeological sites. Take your time as you circumnavigate this stunning region of Italy.

Agrigento
Map of Sicily Highlights Tour - 7 Days
Sicily Highlights Tour - 7 Days

Explore the highlights of Sicily beginning in its capital of Palermo. In this cultural melting pot, the aromas of exotic spices carry from backstreet markets to cobbled throughways lined with Arab-Norman buildings. Then it's off to the Baroque gem of Catania, where en route you'll stop at Greco-Roman ruins and medieval fortress towns guarding long stretches of postcard beaches.

Florence, Italy
Map of Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples - 14 Days
Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples - 14 Days

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 stunning Amalfi Coast. Soak up the culture, food, and wine while you fall in love with Italy.

Steep Buildings on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days

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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Italy

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Manarola is one of Cinque Terre's five colorful villages
How Many Days to Spend in Italy

Italy has 20 regions, each with its own identity. Landscapes, cuisine, and dialect differ greatly from one to the next, and each merits its own visit. If your time is limited,...

The laid-back beaches on the Amalfi Coast make a wonderful getaway
Map of 7 Days in Italy - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Italy - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a week in Italy, you could hop between its major cities, or base yourself in one region for a week of in-depth cultural (and culinary) experiences. Whether you choose to...

Italy Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Cycling in the Dolomites
Best Time of Year to Visit the Dolomites

Spread across Alto Adige, Trentino, and Veneto in northeastern Italy, and wedged between the Swiss and Austrian Alps, the Dolomites are a year-round mountain destination. Snow...

Naples
Best Time of Year to Visit Southern Italy

Although not an exceptionally large country, Italy has a lot of geographic and climatic variety because of its long and narrow shape. Southern Italy has a generally warm...

Italy Travel Advice

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Italy Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country

Italy Experiences

Unique things to do in Italy
Free Beach Day in Sorrento

The beaches along Sorrento’s southern coast are some of the most beautiful in Italy. As a result, many people choose to spend all or part of their trip on this small stretch of...

Fishing boats on Lake Garda
Lake Garda with Kids & Teens

Lake Garda is the most family-friendly Italian lake. There are many activities to enjoy in amazing nature and a significant number of theme and water parks for everyone but...

View From the Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) Hike
Hiking the Path of Gods on the Amalfi Coast

Hike one of the most beautiful trails in Italy, the “Path of the Gods” on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the incredible panoramic views as you walk about 1,600 feet (500 m) above sea...

Colorful street cafes, Capri
Capri Island & Grotto Boat Tour

Explore the stunning island of Capri and its many surrounding caves from the comfort of a traditional Gozzo Sorrentino boat. Start in the morning from the port of Piano di...

Our Latest Italy Content

See the Duomo cathedral in Florence on a 3-week tour of Italy
Map of 3 Weeks in Italy - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas
3 Weeks in Italy - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

You can explore far and wide in three weeks, returning home with memories of many of the top Italy destinations you visited. Maybe you want an experiential tour focused on one destination, such as Northern Italy. Or spend time soaking in the classics, such as Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast. And if you love to drive, then combine an exploration of Sicily with the sister Italian isle of Sardinia.

Enchanting Lake Como
Map of Crossing Northern Italy - 21 Days
Crossing Northern Italy - 21 Days

From a Gondola ride through the Venetian canals to a skip-the-line admission to Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" fresco, this 21-day itinerary takes in all the high points of northern Italy. In-between, you'll hike the alpine foothills around Merano, drive the thrilling Stelvio Pass, and spend nine days exploring Lakes Giardia, Como, Maggiore, and Orta. End with four days of coastal hiking plus culinary experiences in Cinque Terre before a final day taking in the best of Milan.

Ruins of the ancient Greek theater in Taormina
Map of Luxury Southern Italy: Sicily, Amalfi Coast & Capri - 17 Days
Luxury Southern Italy: Sicily, Amalfi Coast & Capri - 17 Days

Explore southern Italy in style on this relaxing, 17-day odyssey through Sicily and the Amalfi Coast. Starting in Palermo, you'll visit ancient ruins in Agrigento, go wine tasting on Mount Etna, and discover the stylish resort town of Taormina. Back on the mainland, the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast beckons—with lots of free time to explore its clifftop villages and lemon groves before sailing to Capri. Cruise the island's enchanted coastline by private yacht, then hop over to neighboring Ischia and Procida for a memorable day trip.

Italy Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Italy map: Guide to Italy's Regions: Where to Go for Beaches, Wine, History, and More
Guide to Italy's Regions: Where to Go for Beaches, Wine, History, and More
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Italy map: A Week in Sicily: 3 Great Self-Drive Itineraries
A Week in Sicily: 3 Great Self-Drive Itineraries
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Italy map: 5 Days in Italy - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Italy - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Tasos Mylonas
active 11 hours ago

Tasos Mylonas

Traveling is a very personal matter! Following masses and ticking checklists has never been my cup of tea! As founder & director of travel12, I see every client as a unique personality who is...

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Travel specialist Harris Bitsounis
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Harris Bitsounis

Traveling is a #never-ending_experience! I come from the cultural hub of Athens with its UNESCO sacred rock of Acropolis and breathtaking Santorini with its spectacular Caldera views. What I...

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Travel specialist Andrea Gambino
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Andrea Gambino

Travelling is my greatest passion – especially travels that respect the local culture and show the authentic side of a destination. I set out on my first trip at 20-years-old and haven’t stopped...

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Travel specialist Fabio Fasone
active 15 hours ago

Fabio Fasone

My name is Fabio and I am a Travel Designer at Your Custom Journey. I was born in Venice and spent 10 years in Florence before moving back to Venice. I have a passion for traveling and I love to...

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Trip Reviews for Italy

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Trip of a Lifetime! · Italy - Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2022

Traveler: Becky W. - Local specialist: Eleni Fotiou

Eleni planned an amazing trip to Italy for my family! Everything from the planning stages to the spectacular trip start to finish was superb. The experiences were so enjoyable and engaging for the whole family (4 teenagers included)- especially the private tour guides through Rome (Giovanni and Lorenzo), Pompeii (Mina), and Naples (Frederica). Each one had great personality and local insight. We learned so much, laughed a lot, and had a ball. My favorite part was a stunning and breathtaking... read more

Eleni planned an amazing trip to Italy for my family! Everything from the planning stages to the spectacular trip start to finish was superb. The experiences were so enjoyable and engaging for the whole family (4 teenagers included)- especially the private tour guides through Rome (Giovanni and Lorenzo), Pompeii (Mina), and Naples (Frederica). Each one had great personality and local insight. We learned so much, laughed a lot, and had a ball. My favorite part was a stunning and breathtaking boat tour of the Sorrento and Amalfi Coasts with our skipper, Paolo. Another highlight was the pasta making class with our wonderful chef, Leo. Each hotel was perfect and unique with an attentive and helpful staff. Our drivers were always on time, pleasant, and had lots of local insight. We had a little mixup on our trip back but the KimKim team handled it immediately. It was so helpful to have extra people from the team available to help if we needed anything during the trip. I would not want to plan another trip without Eleni and the team. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

Hotel Reviews

Relais Le Clarisse

Rome

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Amazing hotel with lots of history, character, and charm in the Trastevere section of Rome. Staff was excellent!

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Palazzo Murrano Beach

Vico Equense

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A beautiful and immaculate hotel in quaint fishing village. The hotel manager (Tomas) was so attentive, knowledgeable, and very helpful when planning our activities and meals.

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Residenza Borbonica

Naples

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A perfect place to stay in Naples, right in the middle of things but on a pedestrian only street. The rooms were so unique and beautiful!

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Family-Friendly Rome By Golf Cart

Rome

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Giovanni was friendly, outgoing, and clearly has a love and passion for Rome!

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Private Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Rome

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We loved our tour guide, Lorenzo. We all learned so much. It was especially engaging as we got to go underground the Colosseum.

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Pasta & Gelato Or Tiramisu Making Class

Rome

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We had a wonderful teacher, Leo and a fantastic experience. After learning how to make fresh pasta and gelato, we all sat down to dinner and enjoyed the finished product. Leo was fun, charismatic, and so personable.

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Guided Pompei and Wine Tasting Vesuvius

Italy

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Mima was the best tour guide we could ask for, she had my teenagers thoroughly engaged and asking questions. She was funny and so knowledgeable and we all learned so much. To top it off, we headed to the beautiful winery with gorgeous views and even more delicious food and wine!

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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento

Sorrento

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This was definitely the highlight of my trip. Paolo was our skipper and he was fantastic. We spent the whole day on the boat with spectacular views, spent time in Amalfi and Positano, and went swimming in the deep blue crystal clear water.

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Naples Street Food Tour

Naples

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The perfect way to see and experience Naples. We all loved Frederica. She was so genuine, funny, and knowledgeable. She took us off the beaten path to see a true glimpse of Naples, old and new. The street food was delicious, especially the gelato from the chocolate store. Her love and passion for the city shines through her!

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This was our first time using KimKim, but we absolutely loved it! · Italy - Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2022

Traveler: Britton D. - Local specialist: Marianne Lopez

This was our first time using KimKim, but we plan to use the service again in the future. It was so easy to communicate with out agent, Marianne, and we had a wonderful trip to Italy.

We were easily able to share what our desires/plans were, including specific dates and locations, and what types of activities we wanted to do. Marianne and her team put together a great itinerary that covered what we requested. We were able to stay in contact with Marianne even after booking to make small... read more

This was our first time using KimKim, but we plan to use the service again in the future. It was so easy to communicate with out agent, Marianne, and we had a wonderful trip to Italy.

We were easily able to share what our desires/plans were, including specific dates and locations, and what types of activities we wanted to do. Marianne and her team put together a great itinerary that covered what we requested. We were able to stay in contact with Marianne even after booking to make small changes (our flights were changed so that we arrived earlier and were able to request an additional tour the afternoon we arrived). Additionally, when one tour was canceled due to the leader testing positive for COVID, Marianne immediately contacted me with new arrangements for another tour. We were greeted at our first hotel with our printed vouchers, itinerary, and even souvenir books for the two areas we visited in Italy. One of the easiest parts of the trip was that our hotels and train travel was booked, as well as private tours, so we didn't have to worry at all about these details once we were in the country. Additionally, with the private tours, we skipped the long lines, which in addition to the phenomenal tour guides, was well worth the cost. We look forward to using KimKim to book a similar trip in the future!

Hotel Reviews

Culture Hotel Centro Storico

Naples

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We were so grateful to the helpful staff and the air conditioning! The breakfast was delicious, and the atmosphere of the hotel overall was welcoming and comfortable.

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We noticed ants the last day we were there
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Helpful and shared great information about Naples
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Modern furnishings and bathroom
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Easy to get to the marina and the centro storico

Impero Hotel Rome

Rome

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The location of the hotel was great- very close to the train station, and within walking distance of many of the central Rome attractions, and even had a variety of restaurants all around the block. The toilet didn't flush well, and didn't improve after we informed staff, but there happened to be an extra bathroom near our room for the meeting rooms, so it was fine. The breakfast was large, and erred on the side of boring and Americanized, but was good enough to start the day. The air conditioning was very welcome!

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My husband thought the bed was lacking in softness.
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Centrally located
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Private guided tour on Naples

Naples

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Ludovica was absolutely phenomenal! She was extremely knowledgeable and did a wonderful job showing us around the centro storico. She answered our questions and shared details about history and architecture that kept us readily engaged for the whole tour.

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There is no way to experience the heart of Naples except on foot.
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Tour the Colosseum and Forum area with a private guide

Rome

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Martina from RomeGuides was phenomenal! Her husband, who we were originally scheduled with, had an emergency, so Martina conducted our tour. We are so happy she did! She was extremely knowledgable and engaging, and did a wonderful job of helping us better understand the history of Rome (there's SO much history!)

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This kind of tour can only be enjoyed on foot!
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Seeing and hearing the history and architecture
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Everything!

Visit the Vatican Museums and Sixtine Chapel with a private guide

Rome

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Martina did an amazing job! We had a tour with Martina from RomeGuides the day before at the Colosseum and Forum, and touring with her a second time was a great experience. She was able to connect the history we had experienced at the Colosseum and Forum with all (SO much) we were seeing at the Vatican. Rather than just going through room by room and pointing out art, she wove a story that pulled everything together, culminating in the papal suites. We do wish we had had more time to see the modern art collection at the Vatican museums (which we didn't know existed until Martina briefly walked us through), but there was so much to take in, we would have probably needed another tour!

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7 people going to Italy and Greece · Italy - Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2022

Traveler: Celeste M. - Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Everything was planned and even when plans changed they made backups that were great options to help us have a great time. Love all the tour guides and learned so much more than I would have not having them! Everything was top notch and would recommend him to everyone for an amazing trip!! I will use him again!! read more

Everything was planned and even when plans changed they made backups that were great options to help us have a great time. Love all the tour guides and learned so much more than I would have not having them! Everything was top notch and would recommend him to everyone for an amazing trip!! I will use him again!!

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Hotel Modigliani

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Hotel NapoliMia 

Naples

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NLH Monastiraki

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Trastevere Afternoon Aperitivo & Food Tour

Rome

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Explore Pompeii Walking Tour

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Tasos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Celeste,

Thank you for your kind words.
It was a real pleasure having you as guests and I look forward to helping you plan your next visit, perhaps with a taste of the Cyclades islands which I think you'll love!

All the best!
Tasos