Dominated by volcanic peaks, some of them still active, Sicily and the Aeolian islands offer dramatic coasts and fertile interiors. Explore the beautiful Aeolian Archipelago—7 diverse islands including Lipari, Vulcano, and Stromboli—whose active volcanic cone dominates the horizon. End your trip with a climb to the top of Mt Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano.
Italy 9-Day Tours & Itineraries
Whether you prefer culture, coastline, or cuisine, in 9 days you can craft your perfectly immersive Italian adventure. You could indulge your appetite with a food & wine tour. Or, bring the entire family along for an active adventure in Rome, Venice, and Florence that’s sure to please travelers of all ages. Perhaps venture south and enjoy all the highlights of the island gem that is Sicily, a region so big and unique that it’s practically a country unto itself.
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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.
Jewish history is of fundamental importance for Italian cultural heritage, and nearly every city in Italy can trace back their Jewish communities. Spend 9 days exploring the synagogues, ghettos, old cemeteries, and more to explore this rich culture. See the San Sabba concentration camp in Trieste, explore Venice's medieval ghetto and view ancient Hebrew texts in Bologna.
Explore why Sicily has been one of the world's most densely occupied regions for over 2,000 years on this colorful 9-day itinerary. Begin in the food capital of Palermo to see 12th-century churches, Italy's largest opera house, and learn to make a 4-course meal. Continue to the resort town of Taormina to hike Mount Etna, see a show at the Greek theater, and explore the beautiful little island of Isola Bella. End in Catania, where finger-licking street food and Baroque architecture dominate the scene.
Climb Pisa's leaning tower and discover old-world villages on this incredible 9-day getaway itinerary. Start in the town of Manarola and enjoy an evening sunset cruise. Hike on coastal paths and sunbathe on rocky beaches, then head to Portofino for a boat tour and 1,000-year-old fortresses. End your trip in Pisa, where world-famous architecture and delicious gelato await.
If sitting on a Tuscan hillside winery with a glass of Chianti, kneading fresh pizza dough, and seeing the Sistine Chapel sound like a good way to spend nine days—look no further, because this packed itinerary is for you. Start in Bologna to see the 11th-century university and stuff yourself full of Parmeggiano cheese, prosciutto, and Ragu alla Bolognese. Continue to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' in the Uffizi Gallery, then spend a day drinking Chianti like the Romans do in Tuscany. Finish in Rome to see the Galleria Borghese and Colosseum before becoming best friends with your perfectly handmade Italian pizza.
If spending 9 days seeing top works of art and eating chocolate Foccacia sounds good, then this trip is perfect for you. Start in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David', tour the Uffizi Gallery, and go shopping on the medieval Pontevecchio Bridge. See the Tuscan countryside from the top of Pisa's leaning tower, then see soaring cathedrals and ancient Piazzas in medieval Siena. Explore food and wine in the Val d’Orcia before ending in romantic Lucca, where quiet courtyards, 12th-century chapels, and the perfect cup of afternoon coffee await.
Make the most of your time in Italy exploring the capital of Rome and southern highlights in Naples and Amalfi. Discover the Eternal City with a visit to Rome, admiring its rich history and architecture. Make your way from there to Naples, meander through the bustling streets and try the seafood cuoppo before visiting the Pompeii ruins and Mt. Vesuvius. End your trip with a stay along the Amalfi Coast, soaking in the sun in Sorrento and exploring the colorful villages.
See the best of the Dolomites and Lake Garda in 9 days. Explore medieval and baroque churches, interesting museums, and stunning nature throughout. Hike beautiful trails around Belluno and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Meet with local guides in Bolzano and Bressanone and learn the fascinating histories of these winding and narrow medieval town centers. Be charmed by Lake Garda's natural beauty and the colorful houses lining the lakeside promenades.
Spend 9 days on the "heel" of the Italy boot on this packed Puglia itinerary. Start in Alberobello, where Trulli homes, prehistoric caves, and ancient olive groves dot the landscape. Head down the coast to Lecce for Baroque architecture, sun-soaked towns, and rocky beaches. End in Bari to see religious icons, try delicious street food, and explore the medieval city center.
From city treasure hunts to skip-the-line tickets, this 9-day itinerary is perfectly crafted for your next family adventure. Hunt for hidden lion statues and go for a family bike ride in Venice, then tour medieval piazzas and learn to make the perfect pizza in Florence. End in Rome where you'll go on a kid-friendly tour of the Vatican and dive into Roman history at the Colosseum.
Blend relaxation and culture on this laidback 9-day itinerary to Italy's favorite getaway destinations. Explore cliffside villages and go wine tasting on the Amalfi Coast, then learn to make the perfect Italian meal in sunny Sorrento. Finish the trip in the capital city of Rome to tour the world-famous Vatican and view art in the Galleria Borghese.
Discover Puglia, one of the lesser-visited yet stunningly beautiful regions of Italy. Over nine days you'll experience the highlights of this southern coastal region, including the ancient caves at Matera and the historic streets of Lecce and Bari. To cap the trip, you'll fly to Palermo, Sicily, where you'll discover the culture on walking tours plus visit Cefalú, one of the most beautiful beach towns on the island.
From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to eclectic artist neighborhoods in Venice, this 9-day trip is perfect for travelers who want to see Italy's top sights at a relaxed pace. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and taste Chianti wine in Tuscany. End your trip with three days in Rome for trendy wine bars, nighttime foodie crawls, and an exclusive tour of the Vatican City.
Get exclusive access to world-famous historical sights, dine on incredible food, and experience Italy's renowned hospitality on this luxurious 9-day itinerary. Ride a gondola in Venice, go wine-tasting in Tuscany, and learn to make traditional Italian food in Rome. Round out your trip with a dive into ancient Roman history and two days on the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast.
Find the perfect balance of Italy's history and natural beauty on this tour, starting with boat rides and scenic vistas on Lake Como before heading to the scenic hills of Cinque Terre, where you'll hike from one colorful village to another. Transfer to Pisa and Florence, meandering the cobblestone streets in search of endless monuments, museums, and art galleries, including the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and The David. End your trip with a private tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome, all while enjoying traditional dishes in Rome's hip and buzzy neighborhoods.
Make the most of your time in Italy while visiting the cultural hub of Naples and stunning Amalfi Coast. Delight your taste buds trying the famous Neopolitan pizza and discovering the incredible street food the city offers. From there, delve into the history of Pompeii and Vesuvius before making your way first to sunny Sorrento and then to the incredibly scenic Amalfi Coast.
This packed 9-day itinerary is the perfect blend of metropolitan culture and a relaxed lake vibe. Start in Milan, the fashion capital, to see world-famous art and medieval churches. Head to the countryside for a week of exploring lakeside villages and villas, swimming, and market shopping for picnic lunches. From wine tasting to paragliding, Italy's Lakes are waiting to be explored.
Enjoy cultural and historical experiences on this 9-day circuit of Sicily beginning in the regional capital of Palermo, a cultural melting pot, and ending in lively Catania. Along the way, you'll visit stunning landscapes, like the limestone cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, roam ancient Greek and Roman ruins at Agrigento and Syracuse, and learn to cook a traditional Sicilian meal in Taormina.
This leisurely 9-day itinerary introduces you to the medieval hill towns and rolling countryside of Italy's lesser-known central regions. Skip the crowds and explore the rolling wine country and fortified villages of Marche before heading north to the tiny kingdom of San Marino. Cross the Apennines to end your trip in Umbria, sampling the culture and cuisine of the regional capital of Perugia.
This whirlwind getaways fits it all in, from the historic monuments of Rome to the incredible natural beauty of the Cinque Terre Coast. Stroll along the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence and admire the incredible Duomo. Dine on some of the best seafood and citrus in the world on the Amalfi Coast and dip your toes in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Sample some of the finest flavors of Northwest Italy on this nine-day journey. Whether it's fresh seafood along the waterfronts of Portofino and Cinque Terre, rare truffles and wines of the Piedmont region where the slow food movement was born, or city cafes in Turin, your trip is sure to leave a good taste behind.
Experience Sicily's coastal cities, Sicilian-baroque towns, and the remote Aeolian Islands with this 9-day circuit from Catania. Start in Milazzo and discover the ruins of Lipari and the black-sand beaches of Stromboli before picking up your rental and driving to elegant Taormina. Learn to prepare traditional Sicilian fare in a cooking class in Taormina, navigate narrow and winding lanes and alleys in Syracuse's historic Ortygia, and take in the embellished architecture of charming Noto.
This road trip around Tuscany is perfect for those looking to delve into Italian wine culture. Start in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, stroll around its medieval plazas and cathedrals, and see for yourself the history that permeates the city. Visit picturesque Tuscan villages and local wineries, getting a taste for local life and in some incredible surroundings.
Go from lakes to mountains and back again with this nine-day itinerary. Wander the shores of Lake Garda, take a cable car up to the top of Monte Baldo, ride some of the most famous Swiss train routes, and more as you enjoy the views, history, and more along the way.
Nine days is enough time to both discover Rome and set off on an exciting road trip around the island of Sicily. In Rome, you'll tour the unmissable city sights like the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Borghese Gallery. Upon arrival, in Sicily, you'll pick up a rental car and set off from the streets of Palermo along the gorgeous coast to Mt. Etna before finishing the trip in the Baroque city of Catania.
Petite Friuli Venezia Giulia offers plenty to cover on this nine-day trip. You'll learn about the arts of mosaic construction, glassblowing, lacework, and more as you traverse city streets and ancient mountain roads in Udine, Trieste, and Venice.
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 9 Days
Discover Northern Italy's Piedmont region and the Italian Riviera during this 9-day trip. Learn the storied history of the Savoy at the Royal Palace and marvel at the baroque design of the San Lorenzo Church. Head to the Italian Rivera and luxuriate in the beachfront town of Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy coastal walks to nearby Portofino and hiking through the Cinque Terre villages. Take a day trip to Genoa and explore the city's medieval Old Town and port at your own pace. Finish off your trip exploring cultural, religious and historical monuments in Milan, Italy's unofficial capital.
Combining the two islands of Malta and Sicily, this tour starts with ancient history and ruins in Valletta, where you'll visit prehistoric and medieval cities, a deep sea cave, and megalithic temples. Sail to Sicily on a catamaran to explore the island's impeccable baroque architecture in Ragusa, Noto, and Syracuse, then enjoy the history, views, and wine of Mount Etna. End your trip with a visit to ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Taormina, plus a Sicilian dinner in the city of Catania.
This unforgettable Italian getaway takes you through the highlights of this incredible country. Your journey starts in Florence, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and admire the architectural wonder of the Duomo before heading down to Rome. Tour the impressive Colosseum and visit the incomparable St. Peter's Basilica before continuing further south to the Amalfi Coast. Finish off your travels lazing on sandy beaches and exploring the colorful villages.
Uncover Roman history on this 9-day trip to Northeast Italy. Tour the cosmopolitan city of Trieste, including the important Piazza Unità d'Italia. Take a day trip to the gorgeous Lake Bled in Slovenia before moving on to Grado, a picturesque beach town steeped in ancient history. Tour beautiful and historical architecture with a local guide in Venice, including the Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Square. End your trip with a visit to the islands of Murano and Burano on a self-guided day trip.
Start your trip in Rome and visit the legendary Colosseum. Admire the Sistine Chapel and stroll through the streets of its buzzing nightlife. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence, meander through piazzas and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge before exploring the colorful, seaside villages of Cinque Terre. Finish off in Venice, shopping for carnival masks and handblown art.
Discover the vibrant culture of Rome and the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast on this 9-day tour. Start off in the Eternal City, exploring its vast history and buzzing nightlife before heading down south to the incomparable coastlines of Amalfi. Drive along this stretch of coast the local way (on a Vespa) and delight your taste buds with some of the best seafood and citrus in the world.
On this 9-day trip, head from Venice to Milan with time to relax along two of Italy's top lakes. Venice's canal network, gondolas, and grand piazzas are iconic. Take a tour with a local guide and learn about the significance of St Mark's Square and Basilica. Explore Lake Garda and Lake Como by boat as you visit Bellagio's villas and Lake Garda's castles, and admire the views from Monte Baldo mountain. Immerse yourself in Milan's history and art as you spend a day walking through the city from Piazza del Duomo to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where "The Last Supper" painting awaits you.
On this 9-day food and wine itinerary, indulge in Italy's best regional produce. You'll start in Bologna and Parma sampling the high-quality cured meats and cheeses sold in bustling markets, as well as exploring iconic buildings and piazzas. Move on to the foodie-friendly city of Mila and, wander the Navigli District, enjoying aperitivos with locals along the canals. Take a day trip out to Lake Como for a relaxing tour of the villages and a boat ride. End your trip in the Piedmont region, origin of the Slow Food movement, and go on a full-day wine tasting experience in the Langhe Hills.
On this 9-day trip starting and ending in Milan, discover two of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Italy. Explore Lake Como by boat, and visit the elegant villas in the villages of Como and Bellagio. On Lake Maggiore, be charmed by the picturesque town of Stresa and the island of Isola Bella, and enjoy panoramic views over the lake with a cable car ride. While in Milan, hit all the highlights including the Duomo and Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting.
From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence, this trip is perfect for travelers who want to see Italy's top sights at a relaxed pace, while getting a glimpse at a more off-the-beaten-path region as well. Start in Rome for trendy wine bars, nighttime foodie crawls, and a tour of Vatican City, end in Florence to explore the medieval cathedral and plazas. Nestled between the two big cities is the less-visited and equally stunning region of Umbria, where you'll stop to admire the landscapes to round out your trip.
Explore Tuscany's incredible art and history with this itinerary. Start your trip in Florence, where world-famous works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and others dominate the art scene. On a self-drive tour, explore the Tuscan countryside to see 13th-century churches in Siena and try the renowned Chianti wine. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa and relax in the charming villages of the Cinque Terre before ending your trip back in Florence.
Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.
Prepare for a full food and wine experience in 9 days on this trip to the Veneto region. Verona is steeped in Roman history, including the well preserved Arena, and is also a great place to try out a fun pasta making class. Enjoy a serene day at Lake Garda, then continue to the Regional Park of Colli Euganei for olive oil and wine tastings at world-renowned sources. Admire the art, architecture, and canals in Treviso before rounding off your trip with an Italian prosecco experience.
Beginning in Venice, this 9-day trip will take you through the highlights of the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Visit the main sights of the 'Floating City' on a guided tour of St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, and take time to discover the islands of Murano, Torcello, and Burano. The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with beautiful, historic attractions. See Casa di Giulietta, the house which inspired Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, and learn how to cook homemade pasta. Experience tranquility on Lake Garda as you hop by boat between the villages of Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, and Malcesine.
Nestled between two stunning cities, the town of Assisi makes for the perfect stopover for your journey up the Italian peninsula. With a couple of days to explore these stunning landscapes of the Umbria region with your rental car, this tour visits the highlights of Rome and explores the Renaissance beauty of Florence, combined with a few nights of small-town Italian life.
This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint.