Italy Experiences

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Explore Italy with kimkim's hand-picked selection of activities. Try an early morning Vatican tour in Rome, giving you a one-hour start ahead of the crowds, or a scenic drive along the renowned Amalfi Coast. Or maybe a guided food tour in picturesque Siena is what you're after. Regardless of what you choose, be sure to check out our top recommended activities in Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Venice, Siena, and beyond to ensure a truly memorable Italian adventure.

The Roman Forum
Rome
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour in Rome
5.0
(20)
3 hours
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Small group
Discover the icon of Ancient Rome, the famous Colosseum that still ranks as the largest amphitheater globally. We recommend taking a VIP tour or buying a special ticket to bypass the long lines and access lesser-known areas of the historic site, gaining entrance to places that few tourists visit....
Rome
Early Morning Vatican Tour in Rome
4.9
(19)
3 hours
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Small group
Discover the museums of the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel with an early-morning tour of the city's incredible art and history. By visiting the Vatican Museums early, you'll give yourself a one-hour head start on the rest of the crowds! A guide will lead you through the Pio Clementio Museum,...
Sorrento
Amalfi Coast Driving Tour
4.9
(10)
6 hours
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Private
Enjoy a driving tour along the Amalfi Coast, visiting the charming towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. As one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in the world, there’s much to see and admire in this renowned region. Your first stop is Positano, one of Italy’s most popular tourist...
Siena Duomo and old town skyline
Florence
Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano
5.0
(7)
7 hours
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Small group
Discover the picturesque region of Tuscany, known for its historic hilltop towns, rolling hills scenery, delicious cuisine, and world-famous wines. This guided tour will help you experience all that Tuscany offers in an authentic, relaxed way. You’ll visit the beautiful medieval towns of Siena...
Sun-filled street in Trastevere
Rome
Trastevere Sunset Aperitivo in Rome
5.0
(6)
3 hours
·
Small group
Discover Rome’s trendy Trastevere neighborhood with a guided walking tour focused on food and wine. You’ll visit four venues beloved by locals, tasting over 16 delicious appetizers, main dishes, and sweets. As you walk from place to place, you’ll admire the neighborhood’s interesting...
Rome
Rome Food Tour
5.0
(5)
3 hours
·
Small group
Get to know Rome with your taste buds on a food tour through the city. Food is an essential part of Italian history and culture, and you’ll leave this tour with a full belly and mind. Start your meal like Italians, with a pre-dinner Aperitivo of cheese and wine. Then pass through the Jewish...
Views from the Via Krupp
Capri
Sorrento Coast & Capri Boat Tour
4.7
(11)
8 hours
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Small group
Embark on a memorable boat tour to Capri Island, known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean." Sail along the Sorrento Coast and admire its attractions before arriving at Capri. Enjoy a guided boat tour of the island, visiting various grottos and landmarks, with stops for swimming and snorkeling....
Enjoy a sunset gondola ride
Assisi
Sunset & Aperitivo Gondola Ride in Venice
5.0
(5)
30 minutes
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Private
Enjoy a scenic sunset canal ride in an authentic Venetian Gondola. Paired with a bottle of prosecco as your traditional Italian Aperitivo, this is one of the most quintessential activities in Venice! You’ll explore the city's quieter, more evocative side canals, which offer a relaxed and romantic...
Trevi Fountain
Rome
Private Guided Walk
4.7
(12)
3 hours
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Private
Discover the Eternal City on this captivating tour of Rome, expertly guided by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local. Today you'll embark on a journey through the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. Discover hidden gems as your...
Restaurant outside
Siena
Tuscany Sunset Tour & Dinner
5.0
(3)
9 hours
·
Small group
Visit the hills of Chianti and take in the magic of San Gimignano, best appreciated when the tourists leave and the romantic afternoon light takes hold. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local farm overlooking the towers and the soft rolling, vine-covered hills.Start with a scenic...
Wine displayed under stone arches
Sorrento
Evening Food & Wine Tour in Sorrento
5.0
(3)
3 hours
·
Private
Discover Sorrento's renowned evening culture and explore the seaside town's culinary trends with a walking tour, a traditional Aperitivo, and a 5-course dinner. Join locals at buzzy outdoor terraces and in picturesque squares as you observe authentic ways of socializing. Enjoy this unique...
Rome
Tour Rome in a Traditional Ape Calessino
5.0
(3)
3 hours
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Private
Enjoy a guided tour of Rome while riding in an Ape Calessino, the traditional Italian motored tricycle. This panoramic tour of Rome is the ideal sightseeing excursion, as it allows you to enjoy the authentic atmosphere and beauty of the Eternal City. You’ll zip down picturesque alleys and up to...
Lake Como
Slow Travel on Lake Como: Brunate & Torno
5.0
(3)
6 hours
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Private
Explore Lake Como and its incredible scenery with a cable car, boat, and foot tour. Then, explore Brunate and visit Torno to admire the city from above. Learn the history and interesting facts about the lake while walking in the surrounding woods and tasting some local delicacies with a delicious...
Venice
Venice Highlights Walking Tour
4.8
(4)
2.5 hours
·
Small group
Discover the most important landmarks of Venice on a walking tour around the city center. With a history and culture expert as your guide, you’ll explore the founding of La Serenissima and the city’s current beauty. Learn about Venice's unique aspects of life, such as its navigation system of...
Rome
Pasta & Gelato or Tiramisu Making Class in Rome
4.8
(4)
3 hours
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Small group
Discover original Italian recipes and the secrets behind authentic, homemade pasta and tiramisu or gelato. Set in the heart of Rome, you’ll start your cooking class by preparing dessert. Choose between Italian gelato or tiramisu as your host gathers all the ingredients and tools needed. You’ll...
Colorful homes and fishing boats in Portofino
Italian Riviera
Day Trip to Portofino with Cooking Class, Lunch & Boat Trip
5.0
(2)
6 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a day trip and cooking class in beautiful Portofino, where a culinary expert will help you master traditional dishes. With special permission to enter Portofino Natural Park, you’ll explore, work, and dine in a scenic area thick with Mediterranean flora, olive groves, and vineyards. First,...
Bologna
Parmigiano, Prosciutto & Balsamico Tour in Parma & Modena
5.0
(2)
8 hours
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Private
Relish the tastes and flavors of authentic Italian cuisine as you explore Food Valley, the delicious region surrounding Parma and Modena. You’ll make several stops to taste Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, prosciutto ham, Aceto Balsamico (balsamic vinegar), and local wine. Then, learn how farmers,...
Vineyard on a green hillside in Bergamo
Lake Garda
Bike & Picnic in Sigurta Park near Lake Garda
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the picturesque landscapes of “Valle del Mincio” by cycling through the countryside and visiting one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. Here you’ll relax with a glass of wine and a gourmet picnic while admiring the scenery.Take your bike, map, and picnic, and cycle through the...
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence
Florence
Florence Highlights Tour & Uffizi Galleries
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Enjoy a tour of Florence, hitting all the major sites, including Michelangelo's David at the Accademia, the monuments and statues of Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo Square, and Giotto's Belltower. You’ll also stop to visit the Vasari Corridor, Baptistery and Gates of Paradise by...
Rome
Bike The Appian Way in Rome
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Escape the crowds and enjoy the peaceful countryside surrounding bustling Rome. This tour combines easy, fun, and family-friendly cycling with a delicious food experience along the famous Appian Way, the oldest Ancient Roman highway. Enjoy a guided cycle into a nature reserve, stop by...
View From the Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) Hike
Amalfi Coast
Hiking the Path of Gods on the Amalfi Coast
5.0
(2)
9 hours
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Private
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 level. You’ll trek between rocky passages, lush Mediterranean vegetation, oak forests, and charming terraces leading to...
Colorful buildings in Riomaggiore
Cinque Terre
Villages & Vineyards Hike in Cinque Terre
5.0
(2)
7 hours
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Private
Discover the Cinque Terre villages with a slightly steep hike through the area’s picturesque vineyards. Along the way, you’ll meet a local winegrower and taste the unique Cinque Terre wine. Then, enjoy the serenity away from the crowds and the quintessential panoramic views across the...
Venice
Gondola Ride through the Canals of Venice
5.0
(2)
30 minutes
·
Private
Enjoy a scenic canal ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola, one of the most quintessential activities in Venice. You’ll experience the quieter, more evocative side canals of the city, which offer a relaxed and romantic ambiance. Nothing is more magical than seeing Venice from the water! You can...
Siena
Siena Food Tour
5.0
(2)
2 hours
·
Small group
Discover the scenic and delicious town of Siena with a guided walking and tasting tour. Your local guide will introduce you to traditional Tuscan food culture and Siena's most typical bites. You’ll not only taste regional specialties, but you’ll also learn about Tuscany’s wealth of foods. Observe...
Glass Blowing Tour
Venice
Murano Glass Workshop & Walking Tour
5.0
(2)
2 hours
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Private
Experience the world-famous, 700-year-old tradition of glassblowing on this walking tour of Murano Island. Murano's artisans are known as Europe’s finest glass and mirror makers. Witness this artistry in action at a glass factory and create your own Venetian bead. You’ll also learn about...
Old homes in Montepulciano
Siena
Val D’ Orcia Wine Tasting in Tuscany
5.0
(2)
9 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a wine-tasting tour in the Tuscan countryside, vising the picturesque hilltop town of Montalcino. You’ll also taste local Nobile wines in historical cellars in Montepulciano and savor a full farm-to-table lunch near Pienza.You’ll start by touring the cellars and tasting the wines at a...
Sorrento's waterfront
Sorrento
Sorrento Sea Kayak Tour
5.0
(2)
2 hours
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Private
Enjoy an unforgettable sea kayaking experience along the Sorrento coast as you admire breathtaking landscapes, vibrant nature, colorful villages, and shimmering water. Together with a guide, you’ll kayak along Sorrento’s coastline and discover a completely different perspective from the...
Piazza della Signoria - Main Square in Florence
Florence
Walking Tour of Florence
4.7
(3)
3 hours
·
Small group
Dive deep into the art, history, and architecture of Florence with a tour. Choose between two options. You can either explore Michelangelo's David at the Accademia and take a Renaissance-themed walk passing Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo, and Baptistery, or visit Santa Croce Church...
Truffles, traditionally served shaved over pasta
Lake Como
Afternoon Food & Wine Tour in Como
4.5
(4)
3 hours
·
Private
Enjoy exploring the picturesque city of Como on a delicious food and wine tour, an experience ideal for quality food lovers! As you follow your guide through the quaint streets of the city’s historic center, you’ll taste exquisite food and savor fine wines and cocktails. You’ll visit three of the...
Florence
Florence Food Tour & Dinner
4.5
(4)
3.5 hours
·
Small group
Join the local Florentines and experience this historic city through your tastebuds. This authentic evening food tour will take you to the best places to eat in Florence. Savor the region’s famed cold cuts and cheese, and sip on special wine varietals, including a “Super Tuscan” wine. End the...

Best Experiences in Italy

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 culture. Visit bustling food markets, discover traditional music, join the locals for an afternoon Apertivo, and take an art class. Ditch the crowds of Venice and explore its islands, or take a break from shopping to learn the secrets behind Milan's fashionista reputation. Make the most of your trip by truly experiencing the authentic Italian culture!

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 some of the trails, including the popular Path of Gods, and exploring the beaches, islands, and coastline by boat. Go wine tasting or peruse the region's signature lemon groves and tasty products. And because the Amalfi Coast is so close to Naples, enjoy a day trip to the ruins of Pompeii near Mt. Vesuvius.

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 scenic paths suspended above the waves and cruising or kayaking along its coastline. Visit picturesque harbors, wander charming streets, or dig deeper into the local culture by exploring vineyards, tasty gastronomy, and traditional crafts.

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 surrounded by mountain peaks, lagoons with wetlands and colorful villages, hidden bays enveloped by cliffs, and scenic gulfs and coves. Combine a little adventure with relaxing on the beach, or spend your entire day zipping around the seaside searching for the dolce vita.

Naples at Sunrise
Best Things to Do in Naples

Naples is an eclectic mix of traditional Italian culture, authentic grit, and modern polish. It's loud, it's passionate, and it has a personality of its own. You'll arguably find Italy's best pizza here, the renowned Neapolitan variety that seems to melt in your mouth, and the city's musical heritage has influenced opera across the country and world. But it's Naples' location that makes it a hotspot, close to Mt. Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii, plus the scenic Amalfi Coast and islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida.

Beautiful Lake Como
Top Experiences in the Northern Lakes Region: Lake Como & Lake Garda

Italy has its fair share of beautiful lakes, but the most popular area to relax along freshwater is the Northern Lakes District. Here, you'll find the big three: Lake Como, Lake Garda, and Lake Maggiore (amongst others). Of all the scenic pools, Como and Garda steal the show with their dramatic mountainous surroundings, posh grand villas, and elaborate garden terraces. You can explore impressive waterfront castles, charming cobbled streets in historic villages, and even the famed Amarone wine region.

The Idyllic Landscape of Tuscany
Top Experiences in Tuscany

A trip to Tuscany is truly unforgettable, with its landscape of endless vineyards and hills dotted with medieval villages and castles. Explore the historical centers of Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano and taste the region's famed wine at picturesque vineyards, estates, and bars. Savor the views with unique experiences, like ballooning over Chianti or walking along an ancient pilgrim path. Enjoy sunset-filled dinners, delicious cuisines, and some of Italy's most important history, architecture, and art.

Swimming and Snorkeling in Italy
Top Active Experiences in Italy

Being active in Italy is easy, and it's a great way to dive a bit deeper into the cultural essence of the country. You can hike and explore lakes in the north, walk the cliffs of Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera, and the Amalfi Coast, and take full advantage of the warm, crystalline waters with swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking excursions. With so much diversity, you can quickly build an adventurous dream trip for any interest or ability!

Milan's Impressive Duomo
Best Things to Do in Milan

Known as a global fashion capital, this historic city is much more than high-end shopping. Its reputation sprouts from a fashion heritage dating back generations. You'll find authentic shops honoring the exceptional "Made in Italy" label selling everything from handmade bags to shoes to watches, clothing, and more. But Milan also offers a fascinating history with incredible architecture and the third-largest church globally, the Duomo. Attend an opera, visit the nearby Lakes District, or join the locals by bar-hopping for an evening Apertivo.

Discover Italian History from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century
Top Historical Experiences in Italy

From Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages to the World Wars, Italy is steeped in fascinating history. Whether you're exploring historical Verona in the north, medieval Tuscany and the catacombs of Rome in central Italy, or the archeological ruins of Pompeii to the south, you can walk through the centuries. Discover the Colosseum and Roman Forum, stroll the cobbled streets of Siena, and discover the secrets of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice.

View of the Florence Duomo from Giotto’s Bell Tower
Best Things To Do in Florence with Kids

Art and architecture dominate most visits to the historical city of Florence, but there is also plenty to keep little adventurers entertained. From a rewarding climb up Giotto's Bell Tower, to hanging out with local kids in cute parks, to a fun gelato-making class, here’s our guide to the best things to do in Florence with kids.

Take in the pretty views of a setting sun over Florence
6 Best Things to Do in Florence

From strolling across the iconic Ponte Vecchio and admiring famous artworks in the Uffizi to learning how to make gelato and shopping lively markets. Then, there are the medieval hilltowns and Chianti wineries of Tuscany, explored by Vespa. To ensure you don't miss out on the main attractions and authentic local experiences, read on for the six best things to do in and around Florence.

The Coast of Sorrento
Best Things to Do in Sorrento

Sorrento sits ideally between Naples and the Amalfi Coast on a peninsula jutting out into the sea. It makes an excellent hub for exploring some of Italy's most beautiful scenery and historic ruins, like Pompeii. You can discover the region's traditional wooden art and lemon-infused culinary treats, and enjoy the surrounding nature along the coast, in protected parks, and within the Campanian Archipelago, a group of islands including posh Capri.

Explore Italy's Beautiful Countryside, Cities, and Food
Top Family Experiences in Italy

Italy may be the most family-friendly destination, with so much diversity in history, environment, and activity. Plus, kids love Italian food like pizza, pasta, and gelato! From kid-friendly hikes and boat trips to interactive city tours with scavenger hunts to hands-on workshops, you can easily keep your little ones entertained and engaged. Follow the steps of Marco Polo, become archeologists in Pompeii, zip through Rome on a golf cart, and learn how to sculpt like Michaelangelo. The sky's the limit for kids in Italy!

Sunlight Streaming into the Roman Forum
Best Things to Do in Rome

Rome's nearly 3,000 years of history developed into a fascinating city filled with quintessential architecture, world-renowned gastronomy, and vibrant local culture. Besides the must-sees and top sites, you can dive deep into Italian traditions with a cooking class, an Apertivo in artsy Trastevere, and a trip to Rome's wine region. Get off the beaten path by exploring under the city and biking along ancient pathways.

Venice's Grand Canal at Sunset
Best Things to Do in Venice

Although Venice has a reputation for crowds, it's an Italian city not to be missed. With over 100 islands, you can enjoy the top sites and still find hidden corners and authentic cultural elements, like tasting Cicchetti and drinking an Apertivo. You can't miss Venice's primary landmarks, including the sprawling Piazza San Marco and its dominating church, San Marco Basilica, nor the Grand Canal and the ornate Doge's Palace. But Venice allows you to go further, exploring its island network and venturing into the nearby Prosecco Hills.