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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 Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
The roof terrace at Portrait Roma (Photo courtesy of Lungarno Collection)
7 Best Boutique Hotels in Rome

Rome is a city where you can fully embrace la dolce vita, especially if you opt to stay in style and intimacy in one of its boutique hotels. Whether it’s a chic and central...

Views of Tremezzo on the lake
The Best Boutique Hotels on Lake Como

While George Clooney's villa isn't open for guests, you can still live the luxe life on Lake Como at one of these hotels. Choose how close you want to be to town and settle in...

Florence
6 Best Boutique Hotels in Florence

Hang your hat in the birthplace of the Renaissance, where history's influence can be found in the most unexpected places. Whether you're eating breakfast or sipping a spritz...

Best Things to do in Italy

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Buzzy Bologna and its Food Culture
Top Cultural Activities in Italy

Italy's culture is renowned across the globe, which is why it's the 5th most visited country in the world. Go beyond the typical tourist attractions and dive deeper into Italian...

Scenic Vistas on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Top Experiences on the Amalfi Coast
Top Experiences on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is arguably Italy's most glamorous destination, lined with pastel villas, colorful port towns, hiking paths, rocky shores, and posh islands. Enjoy walking along...

The Picture-Perfect Villages of Cinque Terre
Top Experiences in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre needs little introduction with its world-famous colorful villages hanging onto dramatic cliffsides. Explore this popular region by land and sea, hiking along its...

The Beautiful Beaches of the Amalfi Coast in Italy
Top Beach Excursions in Italy

From north to south to the islands, Italy has a prime coastline with some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches. You can find stretches of pebbles and sand in lakes...

Our Latest Italy Content

The Duomo of Florence and Giotto's Bell Tower illuminated at night
Ultimate Guide to Il Duomo in Florence

The Duomo of Florence is one of the great monuments of Europe, and there's much more to it than the mighty cathedral. This ultimate guide to il Duomo in Florence will help you get the most out of your visit to the Duomo complex.

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.

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

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Italy
Travel specialist Tasos Mylonas
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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 Chris Gravas
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Chris Gravas

My name is Chris and I have a passion for unique experiences with an authentic character, cultural awakenings and nature explorations! I am also a part-time musician, occasionally performing with...

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Trip Reviews for Italy

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

We could not have asked for a better trip. K...
Italy | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

Ashley
Ashley C.
Chesterfield, MO | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

We could not have asked for a better trip. Kimkim organized the perfect accommodations, sight visits and it was a breeze getting between each location. Our concierge, Alessia, was beyond amazing and helpful. We all got spoiled by the check ins, the reminders of our next steps, and the organized drivers. We will certainly be booking with KimKim again. read more

We could not have asked for a better trip. Kimkim organized the perfect accommodations, sight visits and it was a breeze getting between each location. Our concierge, Alessia, was beyond amazing and helpful. We all got spoiled by the check ins, the reminders of our next steps, and the organized drivers. We will certainly be booking with KimKim again.

Hotel Reviews
Bonvecchiati Palace
Venice

Very nice and clean!

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Grand Hotel Cavour Florence
Florence

This was a beautiful property and the location was perfect!

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Hotel Corallo
Sorrento

What a view we had! We felt like we were in a movie with the views and accommodations. The staff was very kind and helpful every day.

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47 Boutique Hotel
Rome

Perfect location for sight seeing all over Rome! Room was very nice and clean.

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Activity Reviews
Explore the Chianti Wine region
Florence

This was a picture perfect day. Michaela took us the back way through the region and we got to see the most beautiful sights. The wineries she selected were perfect and we enjoyed our day to the fullest.

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Guides, drivers and staff
We wanted to take Michaela with us every where else we went! She was amazing!
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Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour - max 12-14 people-free time in Capri
Italy

It was beyond magical to swim in the sea not once but twice. Transportation on the island was a bit annoying at the end of the day, but this excursion will live in my memory forever.

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Private Pizza-making class
Rome

Wow! What else can I say! We learned so much from Tony and Julia. They were so welcoming, kind, and fun to work with. We learned that we make pizza all wrong in America. Everyone who goes to Rome, should experience this fun class.

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Local specialist: Sonia Vanzin

Thank you Harris
Italy | Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2022

Leah
Leah P.
Novi, MI | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not... read more

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not particularly tourist or honeymoon friendly. We absolutely LOVED and enjoyed every second of our trip and thank Harris for coordinating everything for us so we could just follow the plans and enjoy our honeymoon

Hotel Reviews
Aenea Superior Inn
Rome

The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, bathrooms are great, and the service was absolutely wonderful. Great location.

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Hotel Villa di Sorrento
Sorrento

We loved it here. The most perfect location, wonderful staff, clean, modern, and comfortable rooms.

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Il Moro di Positano
Positano

Helpful staff, spacious and clean room, beautiful city.

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Residenza Borbonica
Naples
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Spectacular. Our guide, Josie, was so great. Can’t say enough good things about her character and knowledge - we loved the experience.

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Quick walk from our hotel.
Vatican Semi Private Tour
Rome

We loved this experience. Our guide was wonderful, though we unfortunately cannot remember her name. So knowledgeable, kind, and she made the tour very enjoyable.

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Hiking the Path of Gods
Amalfi Coast

Our hiking guide Elizabeth was spectacular. So knowledgeable, friendly, and made our hike even more enjoyable. We love hiking and the views were amazing, though the 1500 steps back down to Positano really did our legs in! So so happy we had this experience.

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Private Pompeii Tour
Pompeii

Could have stayed in Pompeii for hours and hours. Our guide, Danilo was fabulous. I could go on and on. One of our favorite experiences.

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Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Leah,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review!

We really appreciate your feedback about this trip and we will try as a team to be better and better every day. I hope that you had a great time in Italy and you enjoyed your trip. We trying our best for your best services so you could take the best memories with you. I will be glad to build together an other trip to Italy or Greece in the future!

Best wishes,
Harris

Mother and 2 daughter trip to Italy 2022
Italy | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

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BARSHA C.
Preston, MO | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Monica helped me begin planning the trip over a year ago. Sonia helped with last part. So organized and outstanding communication. I had never used a company like this. I was so pleased with how everything worked. Alessia was our Concierge assistant that met us at airport in Venice and escorted us to beautiful hotel. She also took us out for food tour on the evening. She checked in with us daily .
around 5 by Whats App to assure we had plan for the next day. Communication was... read more

Monica helped me begin planning the trip over a year ago. Sonia helped with last part. So organized and outstanding communication. I had never used a company like this. I was so pleased with how everything worked. Alessia was our Concierge assistant that met us at airport in Venice and escorted us to beautiful hotel. She also took us out for food tour on the evening. She checked in with us daily .
around 5 by Whats App to assure we had plan for the next day. Communication was outstanding. It was such a stress reliever. Our drivers were great. Michela came to hotel in Florence to pick us up and also our guide for Tuscany. So fun having lady private driver. Boat ride to Capri was beautiful . Peppe and Luca did a wonderful job explaining sites. Serving drinks, and snacks. It was such a great day.
We enjoyed each city. Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Rome. All so different. In Rome we had Apertivo tour with Valeria to Jewish Ghetto area and Pizza making class arranged by Kim Kim at Grotinno's. In business 35 years.Both so fun and educational. Train transfers went smoothly with help of drivers and Lucia. Marino, Deborah and Daniela to meet us and or get on. Next train. I can not imagine planning a trip like this without Kim Kim. It allowed three women to feel safe and have less stress. A mothers dream come true and Kim Kim and others above helped make it happen. We will be using Kim Kim again to plan a trip. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
Bonvecchiati Palace
Venice
Authenticity & Character
Vaporetto pulled up to door of our hotel to take us to train station
Location
Easy walk to all sites. Central location
Staff
Polite
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hotel Cavour Florence
Florence
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful entry and restaurant breakfast area.
Location
Loved the view from roof bar. Also central location for enter city
Staff
Answered many questions. Patient and kind
Cleanliness & Comfort
We had extra Bed in room. Some of slats fell out when I turned overr in the night.
Hotel Corallo
Sorrento
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful views
Location
Had shuttle since not in easy walking gdistance of town
Staff
Spoke English well bit did not understand and try to meet me on concern I had on bill. Marianna very helpful to get shuttle to lemon farm for us.
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47 Boutique Hotel
Rome
Authenticity & Character
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Close to Jewish Ghetto, Collesium
Staff
Kind of stuffy. Didn't go the extra mile to help with questions re walk and restaurants. Good view from roof top bar. Service and bill very slow
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Activity Reviews
"Bacari" local street food tour
Italy
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Alessia was fun, shared good info.
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Explore the Chianti Wine region
Florence
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Wine tasting and food at each location
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Michala was excellent. Took us back wY into Tuscany. Beautiful scenery. Fun to be with. Dropped us for walk through of small village about e Greve .
Transport
Mercedes van very comfortable. Easy to see out
Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour - max 12-14 people-free time in Capri
Italy

Beautiful boat ride with Peppi and Luca and app 10 others to Capri. Tour of shoreline and explanations of sites. Swam in water before and after Capri. Was not aware of15$ bus to Anicapri. Very organized. It was not part of KimKim. Drinks and snacks and sandwich provided along the boat ride. Day was a dream.

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Evening Aperitivo Tour
Rome

Valeria was our tour guide. Very informative. Since I follow WW II history, I liked the tour of Jewish Ghetto.

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Valeria was very knowlegabke
Food
Liked trying artichokes and stuffed zucchini blooms
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Private Pizza-making class
Rome

Tony made our experience so authentic. He had owned business 35 years. He and sister are partners. His business is in a Residential area with large market outside door. He was so patient with us. Explained details of Ingredients and temp, time and chemistry. We made 10 pizza between my two daughters and I. His assistant was so nice to make the experience move along by assuring supplies available . She took pics for us. His wife daughter and grandbaby dropped by.

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Local specialist: Sonia Vanzin
Sonia
Sonia Vanzin
Local specialist in Agordo | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Ciao girls! It was lovely having you in Italy.
A big thanks to you from both Monica and I: you have been very cooperative and really nice people to work with both during the planning phase of the trip and while travelling as well.
Hope to have you back in Italy soon!