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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Rome
On a trip through Italy, be sure at least one road leads you to Rome. The longtime center of the powerful Roman Empire is home to nearly 3,000 years of architecture and history, including some of Italy’s top attractions. But even if the Classics aren’t for you, Italy’s largest city is perpetually evolving, with extensive opportunities for cultural and culinary experiences beyond the tourist track to get a taste of the vibrant local life that pulses through the capital.

For a first visit, many travelers start off by stepping back in time at the must-see attractions: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican. Beyond the highlights, kimkim travelers have loved experiences such as strolling up Gianicolo Hill followed by sunset aperitivos in the bohemian Trastevere neighborhood, meeting locals and sampling wines just south of the city in Frascati, or biking along the ancient Appian Way. However you spend your time here, the Eternal City is certain to not disappoint.
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Rome Essentials

Explore the historic ruins of Rome's ancient colosseum
How Many Days to Spend in Rome

If you're heading to Italy, your first stop will likely be Rome. With its position halfway down Italy's western coast, it's a convenient travel hub and one of Italy's most appealing destinations in its own right. Spend at least a couple of days exploring, starting with Rome's most famous icons—the Colosseum and the Vatican—and stay for the fun neighborhoods, food, and excellent day trip opportunities. See our recommendations below for one night, five days, and everything in between.

A cobbled street in Rome's Jewish Ghetto
Getting Off the Beaten Path in Rome

There’s more to Rome than standing in line at the Colosseum and jostling up to the Spanish Steps. With a little insider knowledge (and a pair of decent walking shoes), you can see a totally different side of the Italian capital. See an Egyptian-inspired pyramid, take in the views from hidden hilltop gardens, and stroll through blissfully uncrowded neighborhoods brimming with markets and cafés.

The Trevi Fountain should feature on any honeymoon in Rome
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Italy

Italy oozes romance like few other destinations can: after all, this is where the world's best-known love story, Romeo and Juliet, was set. From exploring the cultural vibrancy of Rome through sipping wine straight from the vineyards of rural Tuscany down to sun-bathing on the sultry coast of Sicily, these are the most passion-inducing places in Italy to celebrate your new marriage.

Rome as seen from the Tiber River
Ultimate Guide to Rome: Italy's Enigmatic Capital City

Ah, there's no place like Rome! The Italian capital never loses its touch, with its peerless ensemble of ancient monuments, lavish galleries, basilicas adorned with Renaissance art, streets lined with baroque palazzi, and fountain-splashed piazzas. Learn more below about where to eat, stay, and play—along with expert trip planning tips.

The roof terrace at Portrait Roma (Photo courtesy of Lungarno Collection)
The 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 escape near the Spanish Steps or a historic palace overlooking the Fountain of the Four Rivers, we've sought out places that skillfully bring together history, design, entrancing views, and tempting food.

Cafes and Tasty Meals in Rome
Top Culinary Experiences in Italy

Italy is a food haven with some of the world's favorite dishes, like the signature Neapolitan pizza, fresh pesto pasta from the Italian Riviera, lemon-infused delicacies of Sorrento, and various seafood dishes in the south. And no trip to Italy is complete without tasting wine and gelato! Enjoy perusing through local markets, attending culinary workshops, partaking in traditions like evening Apertivos, and exploring the country's famous "Food Valley."

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!

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.

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.

Rome Itineraries

Skyline of Rome
Map of Explore Rome - 5 Days
Explore Rome - 5 Days

Discover historical and modern highlights of the Eternal City in this five-day tour. Hear stories of gladiators in Rome's ancient Colosseum, tour the iconic Pantheon, and visit the Vatican Museum to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Explore the Galleria Borghese to see works by Rafaello and Caravaggio, then stroll around the peaceful gardens of Villa Borghese. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the Piazza Navona and unwind at night with a homemade Italian pizza and a glass of wine.

Roman Forum
Map of Explore Rome - 6 Days
Explore Rome - 6 Days

Discover historic and modern highlights of the Eternal City in this 6-day tour. Hear stories of gladiators in Rome's ancient Colosseum and visit the Vatican Museum to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Explore the nearby town of Frascati,  and visit the peaceful vineyards for a wine tasting. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the Piazza Navona and unwind at night with a homemade Italian pizza and a glass of wine.

Skyline of Rome
Map of Explore Rome - 7 Days
Explore Rome - 7 Days

Discover historic and modern highlights of the Eternal City in this 7-day tour. Hear stories of gladiators in Rome's ancient Colosseum, tour the iconic Pantheon and visit the Vatican Museum to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Explore the Galleria Borghese to see works by Rafaello and Caravaggio, then stroll around the peaceful gardens of Villa Borghese. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the Piazza Navona and unwind at night with a homemade Italian pizza and a glass of wine.

Magical evening in Rome
Family Adventure in Italy & Greece: Rome, Athens, & More - 10 Days

If your family loves to travel and explore together, look no further than this kid-friendly 10-day trip to the Mediterranean. With a five-day stay in Italy's capital, you'll have plenty of time to explore the city's highlights: the Pantheon, Vatican, Colosseum, and more, with experiences specially designed to keep the kids entertained. Spend the second half of the trip in Athens, where you'll explore the Acropolis, go back in history to experience the first Olympic Games, and luxuriate in a slower pace of life.

Creating memories on the beach
Family Adventure in Italy & Greece: Rome, Athens, Naxos, & More - 14 Days

Bring the whole family to explore history, art, and nature on this kid-friendly 14-day trip to Italy and Greece. You'll kick things off in Rome, where activities like a city-wide scavenger hunt and an art class keep the little ones entertained. Next, catch a flight to Athens where you'll travel back in history to the time of the first Olympic Games. End the trip on the island of Naxos for family beach time, a catamaran cruise, and all-around relaxation.

View of Vatican City from Rome's Saint Angelo Castle
Map of Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas

Seven to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Italy travelers interested in visiting Rome, especially when also including Florence and Venice. If you're only headed to Rome, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in about five days. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as three or four days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Rome and beyond.

Sweeping views across Capri
Map of Luxury Italy: Sorrento & Rome - 8 Days
Luxury Italy: Sorrento & Rome - 8 Days

Sun-soaked Amalfi beaches and Rome's ancient splendor are the star attractions of this 8-day Italian itinerary. Start in Sorrento, your base, to explore the glamorous Amalfi Coast's lemon groves and fishing villages. After a magical day spent sailing around Capri, transfer to Rome for the remainder of your stay—leaving you with ample time to soak up the rich history and cosmopolitan energy of the Eternal City. With transport provided by private drivers and concierge train journeys, you'll have the luxury of forgetting about logistics and relaxing into an Italian dream vacation.

View of Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Highlights of Rome & Florence - 6 Days

Combine the best of Rome and Florence in this six-day trip, starting with guided tours of the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, Rome's historical center, and the ancient Colosseum and the Roman Forum sites. Take the train to Florence, where you'll discover medieval plazas, monuments, cathedrals, and museums, plus incredible views of the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio. End your tour with a cooking class in Florence, where you'll learn how to make traditional Italian pasta, dessert, and more.

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

This 5-day adventure fits it all in, from the highlights of Rome to the sunny beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Start your trip exploring the historical sites and monuments of the Eternal City before heading down south to discover the ruins of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Finish things off with the blue waters of Capri and the dramatic landscapes of the Amalfi Coast.

Evening sky over Santorini
Highlights of Italy and Greece: Rome, Florence, Venice, Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini - 14 Days

If you have two weeks to travel and want to see the highlights of the Mediterranean, this Italy & Greece itinerary is for you. Start the trip in Rome, where you'll explore treasures like the Vatican and the Colosseum. Continue to Florence and Venice for art museums and medieval palaces, then catch a flight to Athens — home of the iconic Acropolis. Spend your second week island-hopping in Greece, with wine tastings, sunset cruises, and much more.

Sunset over Santorini
Highlights of Italy and Greece: Rome, Florence, Venice, Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini - 10 Days

If you only have ten days to explore the best of Italy and Greece but don't want to miss anything, this highlights itinerary is for you, with plenty of big-city exploration and beachside relaxation. Spend a few days admiring architecture in Rome and art in Florence, then take a train to Venice to experience a traditional gondola excursion. From here, catch a flight to Athens for old-world history and a modern cultural scene. Spend your last few days kicking back in Mykonos and Santorini, where the views are plentiful and the wine flows all day.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

No Italian vacation is complete without a visit to Rome, and this one-week whirlwind trip takes you through the country's capital city and its beautiful southern coastlines. Explore Rome's historical center, where ancient history comes to life, before setting out to discover the incomparable Amalfi Coast. Discover the ruins of Pompeii and round out your trip with some relaxed beach time.

Spend a morning discovering the Vatican City's sites, like St. Peter's Basilica
Map of Rome & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas

Seven to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Italy travelers interested in visiting both Rome and Florence, especially when also including Venice. For travelers wanting to visit Rome and Florence exclusively, plan six to seven days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five days. For the best itinerary ideas, including Rome and Florence, keep reading below.

Siena's Main Square
Highlights of Rome & Florence - 7 Days

Your trip to Rome and Florence starts with guided 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, plus an Italian cooking class to learn how to make traditional pasta and dessert. End your trip in the Tuscan countryside with visits to Siena and San Gimignano, complete with walking tours and a wine tasting.

Skyline of Rome
Highlights of Rome and Florence - 5 Days

Start your 5-day trip by discovering the sites of Rome with a guided tour through historic cathedrals, squares, museums, and bridges, plus enjoy incredible views atop one of its seven hills. Visit Vatican City, perusing its Renaissance art through museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, then head to Florence to discover its famous Duomo and the statue of David in the Galleria dell'Accademia. Finish the tour with a visit to Lucca and Pisa, two Tuscan cities with history that goes beyond the Leaning Tower.

Radda in the Chianti countryside
Map of Getaway to Tuscany & Rome - 6 Days
Getaway to Tuscany & Rome - 6 Days

Spend six days visiting historical sites, eating delicious food, and relaxing in Italy. Start in Tuscany for a wine tour of the Chianti region and admire the beautiful villages of the Italian countryside. Catch a high-speed train to Rome and explore the Eternal City with visits to the Vatican City and Colosseum, then round out your trip with a food tour of the city's famous markets and gelaterias.

 Marvel at the still-standing Roman Colosseum
Map of Tuscany & Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas
Tuscany & Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting both Tuscany and Rome spend about a week to 10 days in Italy, which usually includes some time in Venice as well. For travelers wanting to visit Tuscany and Rome exclusively, plan six to eight days for a well-paced trip. Alternatively, quicken the pace to see the highlights in five days, ideal for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Tuscany and Rome, and beyond.

The Colosseum
Map of Italy with Small Children: Rome & Sorrento - 7 Days
Italy with Small Children: Rome & Sorrento - 7 Days

This week-long trip will take you to some of Rome's most popular spots, then let you unwind on the beaches of Sorrento, while leaving plenty of wiggle room to accommodate the less-predictable petite family members. You'll start by cruising around Romes's highlights on a golf cart tour, then follow guided tours of the main sites that can be customized to your interests while being speedy enough to keep the smaller, fussier members of your party engaged.

Pompeii ruins and surrounding hills
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days

Discover the vibrant culture of Rome and the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast on this nine-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.

Paint your own Venetian Masks in Venice
Map of Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice & Rome - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice & Rome - 7 Days

This week-long Italian excursion is ideal for families, with plenty of interactive activities. Start by cruising the canals in Venice, where you'll learn how to craft your own Carnival mask and explore the halls of the Doge's Palace and islands within the lagoon. Then head to Rome, where you'll visit top sites by golf cart, taste your way through the markets, and learn the hidden secrets of the Vatican's museums. With activities specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, you'll hit the highlights of Italy while keeping the little ones entertained.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 7 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 7 Days

In a mere week, you can craft an unforgettable Italian holiday that includes two historic regions. The first is Rome, with its ancient Colosseum, Vatican, and the myriad other sights you'll discover on a city tour. Then you're off to Sicily for a bit of culture and island fun in the form of street-food tours and a day trip to Cefalú, one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world.

Experience the local tradition of evening aperitivo in Venice
Map of Mediterranean Culinary Odyssey: Rome, Venice, Crete & Santorini - 14 Days
Mediterranean Culinary Odyssey: Rome, Venice, Crete & Santorini - 14 Days

Experience the best of Mediterranean food, culture, and history with this two-week grand tour that sweeps you across Rome and Venice before alighting on the islands of Crete and Santorini. Start in Italy to step back in time with visits to the Eternal City's Vatican Museums and Colosseum, and sip fizz underneath the shady vines of the Prosecco Valley. Then, hop over to Greece for laid-back village life, ancient palaces, and a masterclass in Greek cooking.

The fountain of Neptune in Florence's Signoria Square
Map of Rome, Perugia & Florence - 7 Days
Rome, Perugia & Florence - 7 Days

With a week at your disposal, you can discover two of Italy's most historic cities with time to get off the beaten path in between. See Rome's ancient origins on Palatine Hill, then witness the spirit of the Renaissance as you tour the Sistine Chapel. Break up your journey north with a night in the hilltop Umbrian city of Perugia, and end your trip in Florence—where you'll explore the city's elegant piazzas, parks, and galleries before settling in for an "aperitivo" and a Tuscan sunset over the River Arno.

The Alexander Mosaic is a Roman floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Italy typically plan a trip for 10 to 14 days when combining both Rome and the Amalfi Coast with Tuscany and Venice. If you're only headed to Rome and Amalfi, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in seven to nine days. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five or six days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and beyond.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 9 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 9 Days

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.

Spend your first full day in Rome with a self-guided visit to the Colosseum
Map of Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 7 Days
Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 7 Days

Experience two of Italy's most cultural cities at a relaxed pace during this one-week train trip. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican museums and Colosseum before going to the lesser-frequented Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Here you'll enjoy scenic walks along the ancient walls and join a wine-tasting session. Continue north to Florence to see Renaissance masterpieces and get a local's perspective during a private walking tour.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 12 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 12 Days

12 days is not only enough time to enjoy an unforgettable Roman holiday, but you can add a road-trip adventure through Sicily to the itinerary. In Rome, you'll tour famous sights like the Vatican and Borghese Gallery plus learn the secrets to Italian cuisine in a cooking class. Then, after jetting to Sicily, you'll hop in a rental car and drive from one beautiful coastal city to another, from Palermo to Taormina to Syracuse to Catania.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 10 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 10 Days

Embark on the trip of a lifetime with a visit to not one but two of Italy's most historic locales. On this 10-day jaunt you'll enjoy city tours of Rome plus a cooking class where you'll learn to prepare traditional Italian dishes. Then you'll fly to the island of Sicily, where on a road trip you'll travel to coastal cities like Palermo and Cefalú, visit ancient Greek ruins at Syracuse, and even ascend Mt. Etna.

Explore the Vatican City with your little one
Map of Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days
Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Take your young ones on the experience of a lifetime as you travel through Italy. You'll start in Venice, where you'll explore on a slew of scavenger hunts. Follow it with Florence, where you'll learn to craft your own gelato, before you make your way through the markets and museums of Rome while engaging in interactive activities. The activities throughout this trip are specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, allowing you to experience many of Italy's highlights while keeping the little ones entertained.

Discovering the Italian Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice - 8 Days
Map of Discover Italy's Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice - 8 Days
Discover Italy's Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice - 8 Days

Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this week-long highlights tour. Visit Rome, the Eternal City, Florence the Renaissance Jewel and Venice one of the world's most romantic cities. Then head to the Tuscan countryside to taste its tradition, culture and famous Italian food and wine.

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Map of Italian Highlights from Rome to Cinque Terre - 8 Days
Italian Highlights from Rome to Cinque Terre - 8 Days

From artistic Florence to the famously beautiful National Park of Cinque Terre, this week-long highlights tour will give you a taste of some of the best that sunny, charming Italy has to offer. Explore Rome's ancient monuments, soak in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, and visit vineyards, food shops, and incredible restaurants along the way.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days

From the bustling streets of Rome to the sunny stretches of coastline in Amalfi, this trip is perfect for those looking to delve into the Italian culture while relaxing amid picture-perfect scenery. Discover the capital city of Rome and its rich history and vibrant nightlife before heading down south to stroll through colorful villages and dip your toes in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Start your trip in Rome where you can explore sights like the Spanish Steps
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 8 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 8 Days

Travelers will cover a lot of ground with this train trip through Italy. Over eight days, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel—on your own and with a private guide. Then board a train to Florence for an introduction to Renaissance art and culture and a day trip to the Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean coast. Finish in Venice with two days to explore its network of canals and delicious food options, especially at the Rialto Market. 

Colorful homes on Burano Island, Venice
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 8 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 8 Days

Explore Italy's top cities and winemaking regions with this whirlwind 8-day itinerary. Dive into history as you discover extravagant Venetian palaces, medieval Tuscan towns, and Rome's Vatican City. Ride a gondola on Venice's Grand Canal and taste world-famous wine in the Chianti Classico region. See masterpieces by Michelangelo and da Vinci in Florence, then end in Rome, where bohemian neighborhoods, a vibrant food scene, and the magnificent Colosseum await.

Capitoline Hill in Rome
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 15 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 15 Days

If spending 15 days relaxing on the beautiful Amalfi Coast and exploring history and culture in Rome sounds perfect, this itinerary is for you. Start in Amalfi to see old-timey fishing villages, go wine-tasting, and eat fresh-caught seafood. Take a day trip to see the Pompeii ruins, then visit Naples' medieval city center. End your trip in Rome to see world-famous art in the Galleria Borghese and explore ancient Roman ruins.

Spend a full day in Venice before taking the one-hour train back to Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 8 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 8 Days

Experience four stunning cities during this 11-day Italy adventure by high-speed train. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Colosseum and Spanish Steps—on your own and with a guide. Then head to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, for world-class museums and Tuscan wine. Finish in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, home of Juliet's balcony, where you'll squeeze in a trip to Venice to boat through the canals to complete the adventure.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 8 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 8 Days

Get ready for a brisk tour of some of the most famous, beautiful, and ancient sites in Italy. This eight-day getaway begins with your arrival in Rome and guided tours of Roman landmarks like the Colosseum and globally renowned art museums like the Borghese Gallery. In Sicily, you'll make the capital of Palermo your base of operations as you go on street food tours and day trips to gorgeous coastal cities like Cefalú.

You'll have three nights in Rome to take long, evening walks
Map of Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 8 Days
Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 8 Days

Take eight days to explore Italy by train, combing two world-class cities and a bit of the scenic countryside. You'll land in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before going to the lesser-known Umbria region for a night in Orvieto. Enjoy some quiet time with walks along the ancient walls, exploring caves, and tasting local wine. Continue north to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where you'll see the masterpieces and learn Tuscan recipes to take home for the ultimate souvenir.

Italy's capital, Rome, is situated along the Tiber River
Map of Rome, Assisi & Florence - 8 Days
Rome, Assisi & Florence - 8 Days

This scenic eight-day tour through Italy checks off two world-class cities and a UNESCO-listed hill town in the Umbrian countryside. First, stay three nights in Rome to see ancient ruins and the Vatican's many museums (including the Sistine Chapel). Then pick up a car and drive through the rolling olive groves and wineries to get to medieval Assisi, the birthplace of 12th-century St. Francis. Finish the adventure in Florence, where you'll discover elegant gardens and Renaissance masterpieces.

Start your Italian adventure with a self-guided tour of Palatine Hill and the Colosseum
Map of Rome, Perugia & Florence - 8 Days
Rome, Perugia & Florence - 8 Days

Spend eight days soaking up central Italy's art, culture, and history as you zip between Rome, Perugia, and Florence by train. Start in the Eternal City to walk in the footsteps of the Roman Empire at the Colosseum before ducking into the museums and galleries of the Vatican. Head north into Umbria for wine tasting and two nights in the hilltop city of Perugia, then continue to Florence for a walking tour through its Renaissance splendor and a "skip the line" ticket to see Michelangelo's "David" up close.

Beach in Amalfi
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast and Rome - 13 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast and Rome - 13 Days

In Italy "fare tredici" means to hit the jackpot, and you'll do that on this relaxed 13-day itinerary. Start on the Amalfi Coast, where lemon groves and sleepy fishing villages tumble down steep cliffs to the turquoise sea. Visit the Pompeii ruins, explore the resort town of Sorrento, then continue to Rome where world-famous art, eclectic neighborhoods, and historic city monuments await.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 13 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 13 Days

If you want to see as many of Italy's historic sights and locales as possible on a limited time frame, you'll visit two places: Rome and Sicily. This 13-day itinerary covers both, beginning in Italy's capital with tours of the city sights and art museums. You'll then fly to Sicily for a road-trip adventure in which you'll stop at its most famous cities, ruins, and landmarks, like Mt. Etna.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 6 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 6 Days

This fast-paced trip is perfect for those looking to make the most of their time in Italy. Discover the historical sites of Rome where culture and history abound before making your way to the sunny stretches of the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through colorful villages and along sandy beaches as you discover what makes this area so incomparable.

Sant`Angelo Bridge and St. Peter's Basilica
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 6 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 6 Days

This packed 6-day itinerary is perfect if you want to discover the best of Italy but are short on time. Start on the Amalfi Coast for Roman villas and small fishing villages, then head to the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento for a cooking class. Stop to see the Pompeii ruins, then head to Rome for a classic tour of the historic city.

Colosseum in Rome
Discover Greek & Italian History: Athens, Crete, Venice, Rome, & Naples - 10 Days

If you have ten days to get away and want to dive into Mediterranean history from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages, this itinerary combining Greece and Italy is for you. From the mighty Acropolis of Athens to the gilded palace halls of Venice, you'll explore thousands of years of archaeology and architecture. Spend four days in the heart of Ancient Greece with a stop in Crete to tour the 3,500-year-old Minoan Palace of Knossos, then travel to Venice, Rome, and Naples to see the grandeur of the Venetian Republic, explore the Colosseum, and even hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius.

Navigating the waters of Venice
Highlights of Italy and Greece: Rome, Florence, Venice, Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini - 21 Days

From Rome's ancient center to the stunning caldera of Santorini, this 21-day highlights itinerary explores everything from Renaissance history to famed Greek beaches. See Michelangelo's "David" in Florence, visit Tuscany's quiet hilltop villages, and explore ancient Greek archaeological sites in Athens. You'll sample Aperol Spritzes in Venice, eat spelt pie in Santorini, and more on this three-week adventure around the Mediterranean.

Board a gondola for a romantic cruise of Venice's canals
Map of Romantic Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice by Train - 10 Days
Romantic Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice by Train - 10 Days

On this 10-day trip, you'll travel by train to three of Italy's most popular cities, where flavors, history, archaeology, and the territory intertwine. Your journey begins in Rome with a day-long excursion to the fabled ruins of Pompeii. Next, you'll visit Florence, the city of Michelangelo, and take a day tour of the Chianti region. Your Italian adventure concludes in Venice, where you'll wander through Saint Mark's Square and travel by boat along the famous Grand Canal. After this trip, you'll truly understand why Italy is called the "bel paese"!

Parmigiano-Reggiano in Parma
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 11 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 11 Days

Eat like royalty, drink like a Roman, and explore Italy's top cultural and historic sites on this packed 11-day trip. Start in Bologna and explore the 11th-century university and the covered porticos which line the streets. Indulge your taste buds with the local Parmigiano Reggiano and mortadella, then continue to Florence to see the iconic Duomo and Galleria dell'Accademia, which houses Michelangelo's 'David'. Pair handmade chocolate Foccacia with a glass of chilled Prosecco and the rolling Tuscan countryside for a perfect afternoon delight. End in Rome to see the Galleria Borghese & Sistine Chapel and spend lazy afternoons trying every single flavor of gelato.

Morning in Positano
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 11 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 11 Days

Escape your daily worries and discover the magic of the Amalfi Coast on this 11-day itinerary. Visit the seaside towns of Positano and Amalfi, go for a sunset cruise, and enjoy a full day of wine tasting at the Marisa Cuomo vineyard. See the abandoned city of Pompeii then head to Rome fo ancient ruins, world-class art, and trendy wine bars in bohemian neighborhoods.

Baklava: the quintessential Grecian dessert
Best of Mediterranean Food & Wine: Rome, Florence, Bologna, Crete, & Santorini - 10 Days

From Crete's rocky hillsides to the rolling farmlands of Tuscany's heartland, this 10-day itinerary delivers top destinations in both Greece and Italy — and leaves you hungry for more. Start the trip in bustling Rome, where archaeological sites and quiet neighborhood gelaterias compete for your attention. Continue north to Florence and Bologna for Chianti and Parma ham, then catch a flight to the Greek islands where wineries and ocean-view sunsets abound.

Visit Sicily's Palermo Cathedral on a guided tour
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 13 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 13 Days

Give yourself over to the beauty of Italy for 13 days of culture, romance, and adventure. After touring the famous sights of Rome, like the Forum and Colosseum, you'll travel south to the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast and the incomparable Mediterranean gem of Capri. The trip culminates with an exciting road trip around the island of Sicily, in which you'll tour Palermo and visit ancient Greek ruins.

Garden of the villa San Michelle in Anacapri, island of Capri
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 16 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 16 Days

Get away from it all on this comprehensive 16-day trip to the Amalfi Coast and Italy's capital city. Soak in the sunshine and explore small fishing villages on the Amalfi Coast. Visit ancient summer villas on Capri and go wine-tasting on the cliffs along the sea. End your trip in Rome, where the world-famous Vatican, bohemian neighborhood food tours, and a buzzing nightlight await.

Spend one night in Orvieto, a stunning hill town outside of Rome
Map of Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 6 Days
Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 6 Days

This six-day train adventure through Italy combines world-class cities and stunning countryside. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before heading to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Finish in elegant Florence, where you'll see Renaissance masterpieces and enjoy predinner aperitivos overlooking the Arno River.

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Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 11 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 11 Days

The only thing better than visiting one incredible region of Sicily is visiting three. Over 11 days you'll do just that, beginning in Rome with tours of its ancient ruins and historic sights. You'll then travel south to the incomparable Amalfi Coast and island of Capri before finishing up in Sicily with an epic road trip that includes a visit to historic beach towns like Cefalú and ancient Greek ruins.     

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days

This adventure through Italy takes you through from the Eternal City of Rome, where you will discover its rich history and architecture, to the picturesque Amalfi Coast, full of stunning villages perched on cliffsides, clear blue waters, and sandy beaches. Discover the ruins of Pompeii, and indulge your taste buds with fresh seafood and limoncello.

Ruins of Pompeii
Map of Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days

Travel back in time strolling through the streets of Florence. Meander along the Ponte Vecchio bridge and gaze upon the Brunelleschi's Duomo before making your way to the Eternal City of Rome. Your Italian adventure continues with visiting the ancient sites of the Colosseum and breathtaking beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Round off your unforgettable trip with a stay along the Amalfi Coast, where sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Mediterranean await. 

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 11 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 11 Days

No Italian holiday is complete without visiting Rome, and no trip to Sicily is complete without driving around that historic island. On this 11-day itinerary you'll do both, starting with tours of Rome's most ancient and beautiful sights. In Sicily, you'll hop in a rental car and travel from its capital of Palermo along the stunning north coast to the east side, stopping at other historic cities like Syracuse and Catania.

Town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 14 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 14 Days

Spend two weeks living "la dolce vita" on this relaxing getaway trip. Spend four days exploring rocky beaches and sprawling summer villas on the Amalfi Coast, then head to Sorrento for beautiful architecture and a cooking class. Go shopping in Naples' glass-roofed Galleria Umberto, then head to Rome to discover Roman ruins, cozy streetside cafés, and serene city parks.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days

In two weeks you'll not only immerse yourself in the splendor of historic Rome, but you'll also embark on an unforgettable road trip around the cultural melting pot that is Sicily. In the former, you'll tour famous sights like the Colosseum and Vatican plus take part in a local cooking class. In the latter, you'll drive around the island at your leisure, stopping at historic and beautiful cities like Syracuse, Agrigento, and Taormina.

End the trip in Venice with a self-guided tour of the Basilica San Marco
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 9 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 9 Days

This nine-day tour travels by high-speed train to Italy's most famous cities. Start in Rome, where you'll wander through ancient sights and museums independently or with a private guide. Next, explore the manicured gardens and architecture in Florence—with a day trip to the Cinque Terre to hike between villages on the Mediterranean. Then you're off to Venice to wander through the squares, basilicas, and hidden canals of the "Floating City" to complete the adventure.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome, Naples, & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days
Rome, Naples, & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days

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. 

Typical house facade in Venice
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 9 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 9 Days

From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to eclectic artist neighborhoods in Venice, this nine-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 Vatican City.

Mountains and beach in Amalfi
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days

Blend relaxation and culture on this laid-back nine-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.

Cinque Terre Villages
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 9 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 9 Days

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. 

Spend three nights in Florence, home of the Duomo
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 9 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 9 Days

This scenic train journey through Italy covers four cities in nine days, starting in Rome, where you'll walk through the historic core and visit the Vatican. Then make your to Florence to see Michelangelo's masterpieces and get firsthand lessons in Tuscan cuisine and wine. End the trip in UNESCO-listed Verona, home of a first-century amphitheater and Shakespeare's favorite balcony. You'll also have a day in Venice to boat through the canals for the ultimate adventure.

This nine-day tour begins in Italy's capital, Rome
Map of Rome, Assisi & Florence - 9 Days
Rome, Assisi & Florence - 9 Days

Travelers wishing to combine Italy's cities and a bit of the stunning countryside will love this nine-day tour. It starts in Rome, where you'll spend three days exploring the ancient sights with a private guide and on your own. Then pick up a car and drive through Umbrian vineyards and olive groves to get to Assisi—a UNESCO-listed town oozing with history. Continue to Florence and spend the last few days walking between Renaissance gems and hilly viewpoints for an adventure to remember.

Cross the Ponte Vecchio across Florence's River Arno as you explore this Renaissance city
Map of Rome, Perugia & Florence - 9 Days
Rome, Perugia & Florence - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary combines bucket-list sights with plenty of self-guided tours—so you can set your own pace as you discover the best of central Italy. Start in Rome to see the Colosseum at first light and go behind the scenes at the Vatican. Venture off the tourist trail with a trip into Umbria for walled cities and wine-tasting. End in Florence, choosing your own path through Renaissance squares, palaces, and museums before getting hands-on with a pasta-making and cooking experience.

While in Florence, take a drive through Tuscany and visit San Gimignano
Map of Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 9 Days
Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 9 Days

This classic nine-day trip through Italy combines two of its most cultural cities with stops in the beautiful countryside. First, land in Rome to spend quality time in the Vatican and Colosseum before taking a train to Orvieto in the Umbria region—the country's green heart. Spend a night here before you continue to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where you'll take a walking tour, learn how to make fresh pasta and drive through Tuscany to finish the adventure.

Amalfi at Night
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 12 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 12 Days

From the sleepy towns of the Amalfi Coast to Rome's buzzing nightlife, this 12-day itinerary has something for everyone. Go wine tasting, tour the ruins of Pompeii, and take a day trip to the island of Capri, Ancient Roman's favorite summer getaway. End your trip with five days in the capital city of Rome to see the world-famous Vatican and explore family-run cafes and old city streets.

View of Florence's skyline
Map of Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days

Make the most of your 12 day Italian getaway with visits of the highlights. Start off in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. Admire the Duomo and stroll through its picturesque streets before continuing on to Rome, where ancient history and incredible art abound. From here, you'll make your way down to the Amalfi Coast to finish off your trip lazing on sandy beaches along the Mediterranean sea. 

Exploring old city streets
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 12 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 12 Days

Bring the family and spend 12 days exploring Italy's top historic and cultural sites. Learn to make a carnival mask and visit medieval palaces in Venice, explore family-friendly museums and craft the perfect pizza in Florence, then head to Rome for 4 days in the bustling capital. Let the kids' imagination run wild as they tour the Colosseum and go back in time to Ancient Rome. 

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Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 12 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 12 Days

Get away from it all for 12 days of unforgettable experiences in Italy. This includes touring the most famous sights of Rome, lazing on the pebbly beaches of the Amalfi Coast, and marveling at the cotton-candy-pink sunsets of Capri. The Mediterranean dream doesn't end there—you'll also embark on a road trip adventure around Sicily, from the historic streets of Palermo to the Greek ruins of Syracuse. 

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days

Start off your adventure in Italy exploring its capital city, delving into the rich history and cultural importance of Rome. From there, you'll head south to discover the incomparable beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Visit the ruins of Pompeii and admire Mt. Vesuvius before discovering sunny Sorrento. Indulge in fresh seafood and visit the stunning island of Capri before finishing off your trip along one of the world's most famous coastlines.

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Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 15 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 15 Days

Get ready for the ultimate 15-day Mediterranean experience. You'll first tour the highlights of Rome before venturing south to Italy's Amalfi Coast and the nearby island of Capri, which rises out of the sapphire blue waters like a siren. The adventure then kicks into high gear with an epic road trip around Sicily, where you'll explore its famous ruins, luxuriate in its rich culture, and dine on its incomparable cuisine.

A gondolier steers a boat in Venice
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 15 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 15 Days

Spend 15 days discovering Italy's art, culture, and cuisine with this comprehensive trip. Ride a gondola in Venice, climb Pisa's famous tower, and see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence. Enjoy wine tasting in Tuscany and learn to make the perfect pasta dish. Round out the trip with 5 days in Rome, where world-famous Vatican City and a relaxing visit to Castelli Romani summer estates await.

Enjoying the views in Venice
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 15 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 15 Days

Bring the whole family on this incredible 15-day adventure through Italy's top sites. Start in Venice where you'll go on a city-wide treasure hunt and learn to make carnival masks, then continue to Florence for a food tour and craft making. End your trip in Rome, where you'll dive into Ancient Roman history with a visit to the Colosseum and spend an afternoon in gladiator school. 

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary places you in the heart of two of Italy's most historic locales: Rome and Sicily. The adventure begins in Italy's capital where you'll have multiple days to tour its most famous sights and uncover its lesser-visited gems. Then you're off to Sicily for the road trip of a lifetime as you visit Greek and Roman ruins, dine on incredible street food, and ascend Mt. Etna.

View of Capri
Map of Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days
Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days

Spend 10 days discovering historical wonders, eating incredible cuisine, and taking in the natural beauty of Italy in this tour through Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Start in Italy's capital and stroll through ancient streets and piazzas before making your way south to the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Take in the views of the sparkling Mediterranean while dining on fresh seafood on waterfront promenades and meander through colorful coastal villages and sandy beaches.

Old Buildings in Trastevere, Rome
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 7 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 7 Days

This seven-day getaway trip is a short and sweet solution for travelers who want to relax and explore Italian culture. Start on the Amalfi Coast for small fishing villages and old-timey villas, then head to sunny Sorrento for an authentic cooking class. End your trip in the capital city of Rome to see the world-famous Vatican and other top city landmarks.

Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Map of Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days

Spend 10 days soaking in the incredible culture and natural beauty of Italy. Start off your unforgettable trip visiting Florence, home to breathtaking architecture and Renaissance art. Continue your travels with a stay in Rome, where the ancient Colosseum and Vatican City await. From there, your adventure culminates with a visit to the Amalfi Coast. Dine on fresh seafood, soak in the sun, and take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean. 

Florence City Skyline
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 7 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 7 Days

From Venice's Grand Canal to Tuscany's winemaking region, this weeklong itinerary is a top choice for travelers on a time crunch. See Michelangelo's "David" sculpture in Florence, shop for carnival masks and handblown art in Venice, and explore medieval hilltop towns in the Chianti Classico Region. End in Rome, where the legendary Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and buzzing nightlife await.

St. Mark's Square, Venice
Map of Venice, Rome, & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 7 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Italy trip with stops in Venice, Rome, and Florence. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 5 or 6 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Amalfi, Sorrento, or Maiori. Keep reading for more inspiring Venice, Rome, and Florence itineraries.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days

Start off your trip in the heart of it all—Rome. Explore this capital city's ancient monuments and historic piazzas before making your way down the Italian peninsula to Naples. Peruse the glass-roofed Galleria Umberto shopping center and partake in the incomparable food scene before discovering the ruins of Pompeii. You'll finish off along the Amalfi Coast, visiting colorful villages and soaking in the sunshine next to the crystal-clear blue waters.

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Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 10 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 10 Days

In just 10 days you can craft an unforgettable Italian vacation that includes many highlights. This, of course, includes the historic locales in Rome, but you'll also travel south to the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast and Capri, a pure postcard region if ever there was one. You'll then immerse yourself in the rich culture of Sicily on an adventurous jaunt that will take you from Palermo to Cefalú to ancient Greek ruins. 

Beaches in Cinque Terre
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, & Venice - 7 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, & Venice - 7 Days

Start your trip in Rome, admiring the Sistine Chapel on a tour of the Vatican and strolling through the streets to experience 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.

Wine tasting in Chianti? Yes please
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence & Rome - 7 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence & Rome - 7 Days

Embark on a week-long culinary journey through Bologna, Tuscany, and Rome, savoring the best in Italy's regional produce and wine. Treat your taste buds to Parmigiano Reggiano and prosciutto in Parma, then head to Florence for, culture, Chianti, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina. A masterclass in the perfect Pizza Romana and aperitivo in the shadow of the Pantheon completes your small but perfectly formed trip.

Murano Island in Venice
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Explore Italy's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day trip. Start in colorful Venice to see the ornate Doge's Palace and enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal. In Florence, see world-famous art by Renaissance masters like Michelangelo and Donatello, then go wine tasting in rural Tuscany. End your trip in Rome, where visits to the Sistine Chapel, bohemian Trastevere neighborhood, and mouth-watering pizza round out the perfect getaway.

Savor evening aperitivo in Bologna
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence & Rome - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Savor the highlights of Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and Lazio with this foodie trip that begins in Bologna for the best in regional cheese and prosciutto. Then, it's off to explore Florence's Renaissance gems and sample artisan olive oil and focaccia. Sip Chianti and tour hilltop towns laden with vineyards before perfecting your pizza-making skills in Rome, where you'll step back in time to explore the city's extraordinary ancient ruins and taste the perfect gelato.

Cliffside Buildings in Amalfi
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days

Spend a week and a half delving into history and relaxing on the laid-back Amalfi Coast. From small fishing towns to buzzing Rome nightlife, this itinerary has something for everyone. Go wine tasting and take a day trip to the Ancient Roman resort island of Capri, then end your trip with four days in Rome to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel, stroll through bustling piazzas, and enjoy the city's vibrant food scene.

Colosseum in Rome
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 11 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 11 Days

Experience la dolce vita on this packed 11-day itinerary of Italy's favorite cities. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence for a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and a day in Tuscany. Continue to the Amalfi Coast for rocky beaches and summer villas, then end in Rome, where the Sistine Chapel, Galleria Borghese, and bohemian Trastevere await.

Young tourist in Tuscany
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 10 Days

Spend a week and a half exploring Italy with the family on this packed 10-day itinerary. Find hidden lion statues and visit sprawling villas in Venice, craft the perfect pizza and visit medieval plazas in Florence, then continue to Rome. Go back in time as you explore the Colosseum and ancient Forum, view art in the Vatican, and visit Gladiator School for an afternoon in Ancient Rome. 

Evening view of the Vatican, Rome
Map of Rome, Bologna & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome, Bologna & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 7 to 10 days are the perfect amount of time for a trip with stops in Rome, Bologna, and Florence. Travelers with less time can hit the highlights in six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Venice and the Amalfi Coast. Get inspired with our trip ideas below.

Sunrise at San Marco, Venice
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 10 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 10 Days

If spending a week and a half exploring the best that Italy has to offer sounds good, this luxurious itinerary is perfect for you. Start in Venice where city-wide canals, ornate palaces, and famously fresh seafood leave you wanting more. Continue to Tuscany for world-famous art and medieval architecture, then head to Rome for exclusive access to the Vatican. End on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea to see Pompeii's ruins and the dramatic coastline from a helicopter ride.

Stay two nights in Cinque Terre, with access to the Mediterranean
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 10 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 10 Days

This itinerary combines Italy's three most famous cities—and a group of villages on the Mediterranean coast—for a 10-day train trip of your dreams. Start in Rome, where you'll see the ancient sites at your own pace before traveling to Florence for wine tasting and Renaissance art. Then head west to the Cinque Terre to hike between cliffside villages and swim in the turquoise sea. Finish in canal-laced Venice, where you'll take as many charming walks and gondola rides as possible.

View of the Cinque Terre Coast
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome & Amalfi Coast - 10 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome & Amalfi Coast - 10 Days

Spend your 10-day holiday discovering the highlights of Italy. Start off in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the spectacular Duomo. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio before heading to the coast to explore the colorful villages and seaside cliffs of Cinque Terre. Venture down to Rome and delve into Italian history, visiting the Colosseum and the famed Sistine Chapel. Finish things off on the Amalfi Coast for some well-deserved beach time. 

Learn about the height of the Roman Empire from your private guide
Map of Rome, Assisi & Florence - 10 Days
Rome, Assisi & Florence - 10 Days

If you have 10 days to spend in Italy, this tour blends two world-class cities and a road trip through the countryside for a well-rounded adventure. Start in Rome to see the Vatican and learn about the height of the Roman Empire with local guides. Then pick up a rental car and make your way to the hilly Umbria region for medieval towns, like UNESCO-listed Assisi, plus wineries and olive groves. Finish in Florence for Renaissance culture and a cooking class, where you'll learn recipes to take home.

Florence at Sunset
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 7 Days

An excellent combination of nature and history, this tour starts on the shores of picturesque Lake Como before heading to the colorful hills of Cinque Terre. Enjoy relaxing on the waterfront and hiking from one colorful village to another. End the tour in the ancient cities of Florence and Rome, where private guides will take you through the historical streets to the best art galleries, museums, and monuments, including the Vatican Museums, the Roman Forum, and the Accademia Gallery to see the David.

Climb to the Gardens of Augustus for Capri's most famous view
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

You can fit plenty of memorable experiences into just seven days, as this weeklong trip to Italy attests. Starting in the capital, you'll step back in time to see Rome's ancient sights and experience "la dolce vita" in the city's Baroque squares. A brief interlude in Naples whisks you on a guided tour of the city's foodie hotspots before you wind up on the Amalfi Coast, touring lemon groves, colorful clifftop villages, and the nearby island of Capri.

Florence's iconic skyline is dominated by the Duomo cathedral
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 13 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 13 Days

This less-than-two-week Italy adventure travels by train to the country's most legendary cities. After landing in Rome, you'll visit the ancient sites, tour the Vatican, and learn pizza-making. Then board a train to Florence to experience the gardens, Renaissance masterpieces, and nearby Tuscan hill towns. Next is the Cinque Terre for seaside bliss on the Mediterranean, followed by several days in Venice to explore its maze of canals and colorful islands.

Piazza San Marco at twilight
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence & Rome - 7 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence & Rome - 7 Days

Spend a captivating week exploring the artistic masterpieces and ornate architecture of Italy's most mesmerizing cities with a luxury tour that whisks you from elegant Venice to the art-filled streets of Renaissance Florence and, finally, the Baroque majesty of Roma. You'll feast in Michelin-starred restaurants, sip cocktails, and watch the sunset over the Colosseum before ending your tour in style with private access to the world-famous Vatican museums.

Take a peek at Rome
Map of Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento & Naples - 10 Days
Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento & Naples - 10 Days

Parents who want to travel with small children without disrupting their fellow explorers can turn to this 10-day itinerary. You'll explore Rome's archaeological and religious sites on private tours, with plenty of time to relax in the parks, then head to Sorrento for some time on the beach and boat cruises. Wrap up the trip in Naples with a pizza-making class and visit the islands of Ischia and Procida before you head home.

There's no place quite like Venice, Italy
Map of Italy Highlights Tour: Rome, Florence & Venice - 7 Days
Italy Highlights Tour: Rome, Florence & Venice - 7 Days

Experience "la dolce vita" with this weeklong jaunt to Italy that sweeps you into the ancient history, food, and laid-back piazza lifestyle of three of the country's best-loved cities. You'll start with the top sights in Rome and a deep dive into Roman cooking, then catch a train to Florence for Renaissance art and wine tasting in an elegant Tuscan vineyard. End your tour in enchanting Venice, where you'll weave through tiny canals on a Gondola and feast on Venetian tapas.

Castel Gandolfo
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 13 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 13 Days

Explore Renaissance masterpieces and modern culture in this 13-day packed Italy trip. See the Grand Canal in Venice, visit colorful Murano island, and tour the gothic Doge's Palace. Head to Florence for Michelangelo's 'David' and a visit to Pisa's famous tower, then spend a day in rural Tuscany. End in Rome, where Vatican City, trendy restaurants, and a visit to the serene Castelli Romani estates await.

Discover beautiful Sorrento and the Bay of Naples
Map of Rome, the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome, the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 7 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Italy trip with stops in Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in five or six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Naples, Tuscany, or Florence.

Skip the touristy eateries and dine in local neighborhoods like Rome's Trastevere
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 10 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 10 Days

Make the most of your 10 days in Italy with this exciting trip that travels by high-speed train. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain—on your own and with a guide. Then head to the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, for two days of culture and Tuscan gastronomy. Next is the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, with its enchanting mix of prehistoric sites and Shakesperean monuments, where you'll squeeze in a day trip to Venice to complete the adventure. 

Selecting the perfect gelato flavor
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 7 Days

This packed weeklong itinerary is perfect for adventurous families who are short on time. Hit the top highlights with visits to Venice and Florence, where you'll tour medieval palaces, go on city-wide treasure hunts, and explore kid-friendly museums. End in Rome to go back in time to the ancient empire with a visit to the Colosseum and a chance to become gladiators for the day.  

Temple ruins in Rhodes
Discover Greek & Italian History: Athens, Crete, Rhodes, Venice, Rome, & More - 14 Days

Explore over two thousand years of Greek and Italian history in this two-week tour. You'll kick things off in Athens to see the Acropolis and nearby historic villages, then explore maritime history in the Greek islands with two nights in Crete and Rhodes. Catch a flight to Venice in the north of Italy to continue your education of ocean-going empires, then travel south to end your trip in Rome and Naples to discover the world of the gladiators and ancient Pompeii.

Let a local guide show you the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Map of Rome, Assisi & Florence - 7 Days
Rome, Assisi & Florence - 7 Days

This Italy tour makes the most of a weeklong adventure by combining three legendary destinations. Start with the ancient monuments in Rome, including a guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Then pick up your rental car for a gorgeous road trip through the Umbrian countryside, where you'll taste wine and olive oil straight from the source. After exploring the medieval hill town of Assisi, drive north to Florence to absorb the city's Renaissance art and architecture, followed by aperitivos at sunset.

Visit the Noto Cathedral in Noto, Sicily
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 16 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 16 Days

This 16-day adventure includes visits to some of the most incredible locales in Italy. This includes everywhere, from the capital of Rome to the Amalfi Coast to the island of Sicily. On top of the beautiful sights, you'll also enjoy unforgettable activities like museum visits, a street-food tour of Palermo, hiking up Mount Etna, and more.

View of Florence's Duomo
Map of Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 13 Days
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 13 Days

Start your Italian adventure visiting the incomparable city of Florence, with its ancient cobblestones streets and impressive architecture. Venture into nearby Tuscany before traveling down to the capital city of Rome, where ancient monuments and bustling nightlife await. Finish off your time with a stay on the Amalfi Coast, soaking up the sun in Sorrento and relaxing on the island of Capri. 

Spend two nights in Orvieto, a charming hill town in lesser-known Umbria
Map of Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 10 Days
Rome, Orvieto & Florence - 10 Days

Travelers with 10 days to explore Italy will love this trip through cultural cities and hill towns in the stunning countryside. It starts in Rome, where you'll visit the famous fountains, ancient ruins, and museums in Vatican City. Then take a train to Orvieto, a medieval walled town in Umbria, to explore an Etruscan cave network and taste local wines. Finish in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, to see Michelangelo's "David," make fresh pasta, and take a driving tour through Tuscany.

Aerial View of the Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola by the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Italy typically plan a trip for 10 to 14 days when combining Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast with Sorrento. For travelers wanting to visit Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast exclusively, plan 8 to 10 days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five to seven days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and beyond.

Leave the tourist trail to visit Perugia, the capital of Umbria
Map of Rome, Perugia & Florence - 10 Days
Rome, Perugia & Florence - 10 Days

With a relaxed pace and some off-the-beaten-path finds, this 10-day Italian adventure gives you a taste of Rome and Florence without rushing through the highlights. Check off the Colosseum and the Vatican before getting a local's eye view of the Eternal City in its parks and markets. Hop over to Umbria to wander the medieval city of Perugia and visit rural wineries, then head to Florence for Renaissance treasures, a day trip into the Tuscan countryside, and an intimate pasta-making workshop.

Family time in Rome
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 13 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 13 Days

From Venice's waterways to Rome's Colosseum, this thirteen-day trip is the perfect family-friendly Italian adventure. Explore Doge's Palace and go on a lion treasure hunt in Venice, then learn to make the perfect pizza and climb Pisa's famous tower in Florence. Finish in Rome for a kid-friendly tour of the Vatican and an afternoon at gladiator school. 

Catch a sunrise over Venice's Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute
Map of Tuscany, Venice & Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas
Tuscany, Venice & Rome: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 7 to 10 days are the perfect duration for an Italy trip with stops in Tuscany, Venice, and Rome. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in five or six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Milan.

Enjoy authentic Italian gelato in Rome's Piazza Navona
Map of Tastes of Southern Italy: Rome, Naples & Sorrento - 7 Days
Tastes of Southern Italy: Rome, Naples & Sorrento - 7 Days

Bring your appetite to this weeklong tour of southern Italy's foodie hotspots, starting with an evening of aperitivo and iconic city sights in Rome. Discover how to make the perfect pasta and tiramisu in the Enchanted City, then it's off to Naples for a cacophony of tastes, culture, and street food. Sprinkle in trips to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Capri, then finish in elegant lemon-scented Sorrento, where you'll earn your "cucina italiana" stripes by preparing a traditional three-course meal.

Wander the charming narrow streets of Florence
Map of Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast spend about 10 to 14 days in Italy, which usually includes some time in Venice as well. If you're not interested in Venice, 8 to 11 days is enough for your Rome, Florence, and Amalfi Coast trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in seven days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries, including Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast, keep reading below.

Spaghetti alla scoglio in southern Italy
Map of Tastes of Southern Italy: Rome, Naples & Sorrento - 10 Days
Tastes of Southern Italy: Rome, Naples & Sorrento - 10 Days

Follow your taste buds across southern Italy on a tour tailor-made for foodies. Starting in Rome, you'll combine the key sights with local delicacies such as porchetta, supplì, and pizza bianca. Head south to Naples and experience the city's beautifully choreographed chaos while learning the art of Neapolitan pizza making. Then, journey to elegant Sorrento for trips to the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and the Sorrentine Peninsula to discover the area's best artisanal produce.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days

Lose yourself in the sights and sounds of Italy's capital before venturing south to the historic island of Sicily. This packed 16-day itinerary begins in Rome, where you'll visit the emblematic city sights. Then you'll jet south to Palermo and embark on a road trip around Sicily to discover its rich culture, cuisine, and history.

Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days

This 17-day grand tour of Italy is your ticket to all the beauty and living history for which that country is famous. You'll begin in Rome and visit the most famous sights, including the Colosseum, Vatican, and Roman Forum, before absconding south to the sunkissed shores of the Amalfi Coast. A jaunt to Sicily and a road-trip around that incomparable island completes the adventure as you discover its great food, wine, and natural beauty.

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Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 14 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 14 Days

Over  15 days you'll experience the highlights of Italy. In the capital Rome, you'll visit landmarks like the Colosseum and historic institutions like the Vatican. You'll then enjoy the pebble beaches and sun-kissed coast of Amalfi before venturing far south to Sicily, where a road trip will take you from Palermo to Mount Etna.

The beautiful Amalfi Coast
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome & More - 14 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome & More - 14 Days

Spend two weeks experiencing Italy's cities and Amalfi Coast in luxury. Start with a private tour of Venice to see ornate palaces and visit a traditional gondola workshop. In Florence, dine on world-class food and wine and go on a hot-air balloon ride above the Tuscan hills. Dive into history with priority access to the Vatican and a private tour of the Colosseum, then soak up the sunshine and ocean views on the gorgeous Amalfi Coast.

View of the Cinque Terre
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 14 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 14 Days

Your two-week getaway to Italy fits in cultural highlights and coastal beauty the country is famed for. Begin your adventure in Florence, admiring the art and architecture the birthplace of Florence offers before heading to Cinque Terre. Stroll through the colorful villages and admiring the coastline on a sunset cruise. From here, you'll visit Rome, where ancient history comes to life. Finish off your trip with a stay on the Amalfi Coast. Soak in the sunshine and discover the beauty of this enchanting area.

Spend two nights in the Cinque Terre and explore its colorful villages
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 14 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 14 Days

Travel by train on this epic two-week trip to Italy that combines world-class cities and excursions to lesser-known destinations. It starts in Rome, where you'll see ancient sites and learn how to make pizza in a nearby hill town. Then head to Florence to see the Renaissance art and explore the Tuscan countryside. The adventure continues in the Cinque Terre—with a sunset cruise on the Mediterranean—before you finish in Venice to explore canals and nearby islands, including one known for glassblowing.

Vatican City
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 14 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 14 Days

Spend two weeks visiting Italy's top cities and world-famous winemaking regions. See ornate palaces and colorful bohemian islands in Venice, tour the Uffizi Gallery to see da Vinci's work in Florence, and climb the leaning tower in Pisa. Spend a day touring vineyards and small farms in Tuscany, then make—and eat!—the perfect pasta dish. Round out your trip in Rome for a visit of the Sistine Chapel and buzzing neighborhood wine bar.

View of the Florence skyline
Map of Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 14 Days
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 14 Days

This two-week trip through Italy takes you to it all. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence and meander through piazzas and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Rome and admire the Sistine Chapel and stroll through the streets of its buzzing nightlife before finishing off on the incomparable Amalfi Coast and Capri Island for some leisure and beach time to complete your trip.

Pose in front of the iconic Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence
Map of Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples - 14 Days
Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples - 14 Days

With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.

Young child painting a carnival mask in Venice
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 14 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 14 Days

If spending two weeks traveling with the family through Italy's top cities and historic sites sounds perfect, then this packed itinerary is for you. Start in Venice to see ornate palaces and ride a gondola on city canals, then continue to Florence for amazing food, kid-friendly museums, and the rolling Tuscan landscape. End in Rome where the kids can follow Percy Jackson's adventures through Ancient Roman ruins. 

Spend two nights in the Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean Sea
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 11 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 11 Days

Travelers keen on visiting Italy's three most famous cities by train will love this 11-day tour. It begins in the Eternal City, where you'll see legendary attractions, like the Sistine Chapel and the Roman Forum. Then take a train to Florence for Tuscan wine tasting and Renaissance masterpieces before heading to the Mediterranean coast. Here, you'll hike between cliffside villages before finishing in Venice with free time to explore its 150 city-based canals.

Gondolas near Piazza San Marco in Venice
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 21 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 21 Days

Dive deep into Italian life and culture on this immersive 21-day highlights itinerary. Sample the chocolate focaccia and go wine tasting in Florence, tour ornate palaces and glass-making workshops in Venice, and relax on the sunny beaches of the Amalfi Coast. End your trip in Rome, where the world-famous Sistine Chapel, bohemian neighborhoods, and Ancient Roman ruins await.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome & Amalfi Coast - 11 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome & Amalfi Coast - 11 Days

Make the most of your time in Italy with this 11-day journey through the country's highlights. Stroll through cobblestone streets in Florence and sip on Chianti wine before discovering the enchanting, colorful villages of Cinque Terre. Immerse yourself in the history of Rome at the Colosseum and travel back in time to explore the ruins of Pompeii. Finish off your travels relaxing on the Amalfi Coast, dining on fresh seafood and limoncello. 

Handblown Murano glass in Venice
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 11 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 11 Days

Spend eleven days visiting historical sites, eating delicious food, and enjoying yourself in Italy. Start in Venice, where romantic canals, Italo-Byzantine architecture, and exquisite hand-blown glass beckon. Tour the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, then spend a day visiting vineyards and medieval fortresses in Tuscany. Finish the trip in Rome, where you'll dive into history at the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, then enjoy the buzzing nightlife.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 11 Days

Make the most of your trip with this exploration starting in Italy's capital and venturing down to its beautiful Southern coasts. Start your travels in Rome, where history abounds and a vibrant food scene awaits. From there, you'll journey down to the birthplace of pizza, Naples. Stroll through the ancient streets and enjoy coffee on the medieval Piazza del Plebscito. You'll explore the ruins of Pompeii and the mighty Mount Vesuvius before ending your trip on the picturesque Amalfi Coast, soaking up the sun and admiring the colorful villages. 

Roman Forum
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 11 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 11 Days

From busy streets of Rome to the sunny beaches of the Amalfi Coast, this luxurious 11-day itinerary has everything you're looking for. Dine on fresh seafood and tour ornate palaces in Venice, see Florence's medieval architecture and Michelangelo's 'David', and discover ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum. End your trip on the coast where old-world fishing villages, a luxury yacht trip to Capri, and a helicopter tour of Pompeii will leave you wanting more.

Young tourist dancing in the street
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 11 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 11 Days

Don't forget the camera to capture all the memories you'll make on this incredible 11-day kid-friendly adventure. Start off in Venice, where enchanting waterways and a city-wide scavenger hunt bring the city's magic to life. Continue to Florence for a full day of crafting and delicious focaccia bread, then end in Rome where you'll dive into history with a tour of the Colosseum and a chance to become a gladiator. 

Finish the trip in the romantic city of Verona, where you'll spend three nights
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 11 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 11 Days

This 11-day train journey through Italy covers four beautiful cities and some of the stunning countryside for a memorable trip. Start in Rome, where you'll see the Vatican and Colosseum, before going up to Orvieto in the lesser-known Umbria region. Then continue to Florence to see the city's Renaissance masterpieces and learn how to make fresh pasta. Finish your adventure in Verona's lovely and romantic streets with a day trip to its neighboring city, Venice.

Begin the trip with three nights in Rome, home of the Spanish Steps
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 11 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 11 Days

Split your time between four world-class cities in this 11-day tour of Italy. It starts in Rome, where you'll see the ancient sights at your own pace before joining a private tour of the Vatican. Then, travel by high-speed train to Florence to soak in as much Renaissance art and Tuscan food and wine as possible. Finish in Verona, a UNESCO-listed city known for more than just Shakespeare. You'll even have a day to boat through the narrow canals of Venice to finish the adventure.

Enjoy a day trip to stunning Capri, and check out the beach and Faraglioni cliffs
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 18 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily - 18 Days

Take in the sights and sounds of Italy's romantic capital, travel along the ruggedly beautiful southern coast, and dive deep into Sicily's ancient culture. You'll do all this and more over 18 unforgettable days, beginning in Rome with tours of the city's emblematic sights before heading to the rocky beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the sunny island of Capri. Then you'll visit the island of Sicily, where you'll experience the best of its culture and cuisine on an adventurous road trip.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days

This fast-paced trip combines the highlights of Rome with the bustling cultural hub of Naples, capping off your visit with some relaxing time on the Amalfi Coast. Explore the famous monuments and historical sites in Italy's capital city before venturing down south, the birthplace of pizza. Stroll along the harbor and take in the views of Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Finish your trip with a visit to the Amalfi Coast, where turquoise waters and colorful villages perched on cliffsides await. 

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Florence, Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days
Florence, Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days

This whirlwind eight-day tour through Italy's highlights fits it all in. Start in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the incredible Duomo and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Continue your travels in Rome, where ancient monuments and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel await. Finish off your travels on the Amalfi Coast, relaxing in the sunshine and admiring the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Scooters on a Narrow Street in Rome
Map of Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 8 Days
Relaxed Amalfi Coast & Rome - 8 Days

Take in the sights and sounds of the Amalfi Coast and dive deep into Roman history on this eight-day itinerary. Start on the Amalfi Coast for rocky beaches and a day trip to the sunny island of Capri before heading to Sorrento, a favorite Italian getaway. End your trip in Rome to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel and enjoy Rome's buzzing nightlife.

Town of Amalfi from the Tyrrhenian Sea
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 8 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 8 Days

From the wide canals of Venice to the sunny lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast, this luxurious 8-day itinerary is Italy like you've never seen it before. Tour Florence's world-famous art museums with an art historian, learn to cook Italian food in Rome and discover ancient Roman history at the Colosseum. Round out your trip with a helicopter flight over Pompeii and a tour of the sunny Amalfi Coast.

Tiramisu—The Perfect Dessert
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 8 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 8 Days

This 8-day trip is perfect for travelers who want a packed itinerary but don't have tons of time. Explore Bologna's culinary delights, from traditional Parmeggiano Reggiano cheese to local prosciutto, then head to Florence to see pieces by top Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Machiavelli. In Tuscany, visit medieval villages, sip on full-bodied Chianti, and relax in sun-filled plazas overlooking rolling hills. End the trip in Rome to see the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and try your hand at making the perfect pizza. 

Endless Fun with Bubbles in Trastevere, Rome
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 8 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 8 Days

Eight days isn't enough time to explore all of Italy, but bring the family and hit the top highlights for an unforgettable adventure. Start in Venice for a city-wide treasure hunt and a ride on a gondola, then head to Florence for kid-friendly museums and delicious chocolate focaccia. End in Rome, where Ancient Roman ruins and the world-famous Vatican await. 

End your trip in Venice, home of Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square)
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 15 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 15 Days

Traveling by high-speed train, this 15-day itinerary covers Italy's three most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Not only will you see the top attractions and trendy neighborhoods, but you'll break up the trip with excursions that include making wood-fired pizza, tasting Chianti, and boating to lesser-visited islands on the Adriatic. To round out this epic adventure, you'll also have three relaxing days in the Cinque Terre to partake in its hiking trails, Mediterranean beaches, and west coast sunsets.

Town of Campania on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 15 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 15 Days

From metropolitan Rome to small-town Amalfi, explore Italy's cities and coast on this luxurious 15-day comprehensive itinerary. Start in Venice to tour grand palaces and dine on fresh seafood, then head to Florence for world-famous art museums and famous Tuscan wine. End the trip with exclusive access to Vatican City and three days on the Amalfi Coast for luxury yacht tours and a helicopter flight over Pompeii.

The Colorful Village of Vernazza, Cinque Terre
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 8 days

Explore the historical heritage of Italy combined with its natural splendor, starting with the scenic areas of Lake Como and Cinque Terre, where you'll cruise the shore by boat and hike from village to village. Stop in Parma to learn the secrets of world-famous prosciutto curing and discover the hidden side of Pisa beyond its leaning tower. End your trip in the ancient cities of Florence and Rome, where private tours will guide you to all the best monuments, museums, and art galleries, including the Accademia Gallery, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum.

Farm-fresh olives
Best of Mediterranean Food & Wine: Athens, Santorini, Crete, Tuscany, Rome, & More - 14 Days

Sample both Grecian and Italian fare on this two-week itinerary as you explore everything from Rome's busy piazzas to Santorini's beaches. You'll start your trip in Greece for equal parts culinary and archaeological education, with stops at the Acropolis and family-owned olive farms. From Crete, catch a flight to Bologna in Italy's Emilia Romagna region for local Parma ham and parmesan, before eating and drinking your way south through Florence to the capital city of Rome.

Start your trip in Rome and take an evening walk to the Trevi Fountain
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 15 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 15 Days

Travel by high-speed train from Rome to Venice on this grand 15-day tour of Italy. Upon landing in Rome, you'll take dreamy walks through elegant streets and ancient ruins, with guided tours of the Vatican and Catacombs. Next is Florence to see masterpieces, cook Tuscan cuisine, and hike between villages in the Cinque Terre. Then head north to Verona to tour its UNESCO-listed streets (and nearby wineries) before ending in Venice with free time to explore its maze of canals and islands.

Explore Florence's Renaissance art and architecture, including Palazzo Vecchio
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 15 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 15 Days

Enjoy a mix of world-class cities and scenic excursions during this grand 15-day tour of Italy. After landing in Rome, spend three days seeing the legendary attractions independently and with a private guide. Then make your way to off-the-beaten-path Umbria to stay in an ancient walled city. Next is Florence for pasta-making and a drive through Tuscany before heading to the romantic city of Verona. You'll also boat through Venice's canals and sample the waterfront bar scene—the perfect end to the trip.

Vatican through the Aventine Hill keyhole
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 19 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 19 Days

Get to know Italy on this comprehensive 19-day city highlights itinerary. View world-famous art by Michelangelo and da Vinci, explore medieval piazzas, and spend a day on a wine tour of Tuscany. Relax in the old-timey fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast and see how Roman emperors spent their summers, then head to Rome for a visit to the Vatican and ancient Colosseum.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 12 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 12 Days

This 12-day trip perfectly combines the cultural and historic aspects of Italy's most notable cities with laidback relaxation on the Mediterranean sea. Admire the stunning Duomo in Florence and sip wine amongst the hills of Chianti before heading to the Cinque Terre coast to sail along the turquoise waters. Travel back in time in Rome's Colosseum and Vatican City, before finishing off your adventure strolling along the sunny streets of the Amalfi Coast villages. 

Rocco di Papa
Map of Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 12 Days
Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 12 Days

From the top of the leaning tower of Pisa to the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for adventurous travelers. Start in Venice to explore ornate palaces and tour glassblowing workshops. Head to Florence for masterpieces by da Vinci and tour small vineyards and farms in Tuscany, then end in Rome—the world-famous home of the Vatican, bohemian neighborhoods, and a buzzing street food scene.

Finish the trip with a train ride to Venice along the Adriatic Sea
Map of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 12 Days
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice - 12 Days

This inspiring 12-day trip to Italy is packed with world-class culture and scenery. The adventure begins in Rome, where you'll spend quality time at the Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum. From here, train to Florence for Renaissance masterpieces and private lessons in Tuscan wine and gastronomy. Next is the Cinque Terre to hike among vertiginous villages on the Mediterranean, followed by Venice, where you'll ride gondolas and take a day trip to a nearby island known for glassblowing.

Florence Skyline at Sunset
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 12 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 12 Days

Spend 12 days indulging in Italy's finest artwork, cuisine, and scenery on this luxurious itinerary. Explore Venice on a private guided gondola tour, dine at 3-star Michelin restaurant in Florence, and go wine tasting in the scenic hills of Tuscany. Travel to Rome to see the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive then head to the Amalfi Coast for old-world fishing villages and a luxury yacht trip to the famed island of Capri.

Explore Venice's charming network of canals and islands
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 12 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 12 Days

This 12-day tour through Italy combines four world-class cultural destinations. Your trip starts in Rome's historic core, where you'll get close to ancient landmarks and see the Sistine Chapel. Then train to Florence to experience its elegant gardens, Renaissance museums, and Tuscan cuisine. End your trip in UNESCO-listed Verona, visiting wineries and the famous balcony of Shakespeare's love story, followed by quality time in the floating city of Venice.

Blue waters of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days
Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 12 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historic core, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await. From there, head south to 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 Mount Vesuvius, and visit colorful bohemian villages on the Amalfi Coast.

Take a train from Venice to Florence where you'll spend two nights
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 12 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 12 Days

This 12-day trip through Italy is perfect for travelers who want to see the highlights. Starting in Venice, you'll walk along the bridges and ride a gondola through the famed Grand Canal. Then hop on a train to Florence to see world-class cathedrals and Renaissance masterpieces. From here, pick up your car and start a self-drive adventure, exploring the stunning region of Tuscany (and its wineries) before ending in Rome, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await.

This itinerary includes three nights in Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 12 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 12 Days

Travel from Rome to Venice via high-speed train on this exciting 12-day tour of Italy. Your first stop is the "Eternal City" to visit the Vatican and Colosseum before going to Orvieto in the lesser-known Umbria region. Then train to Florence to experience the Renaissance culture and Tuscan cuisine. Finish your trip in the romantic and UNESCO-listed city of Verona with a quick trip to the "Floating City," where you can cruise through the canals and explore St. Mark's Square.

View of the Cinque Terre
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 16 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 16 Days

This 16-day itinerary travels through all the highlights Italy has to offer. Start off in Florence, strolling along cobblestone streets and across the famed Ponte Vecchio before venturing to the coast and exploring the colorful villages of the Cinque Terre. From here, head south to Rome to discover the Eternal City, delving into the history of the Colosseum and admiring the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Finish up with some beach time and relaxation along the Amalfi Coast. 

Spend three nights in Verona, a UNESCO-listed city
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 16 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 16 Days

This 16-day trip to Italy travels from Rome to Venice via high-speed train, with stops along the way. Land in Rome to see ancient sights and the Vatican museums before heading to Florence for Renaissance masterpieces and pasta-making. Then train to Verona—home of Shakespeare's famous balcony—and finish in Venice, where you'll explore the canals and Piazza San Marco. You'll also take scenic day trips to hike on the Mediterranean, taste wine in Valpolicella, and visit a glassblower near Venice.

 With your rental car, you'll have the freedom to explore wineries in Tuscany
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 16 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 16 Days

This 16-day tour of Italy combines classic highlights and lesser-known surprises. Start in Venice, where you'll relax on a gondola and visit islands on the Adriatic. Then train to Florence to walk among Renaissance art and discover your pasta-making skills. From here, drive through Tuscany, stopping at medieval hill towns, Mediterranean beaches, and wineries. Finish in Rome to see the big hitters, followed by dinners in Monti and Trastevere—two neighborhoods filled with trendy locals.

Arno River & Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 20 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 20 Days

From the sunny Amalfi Coast to Rome's buzzing nightlife, this incredible 20-day highlights trip through Italy is perfect for travelers who want to see it all. Start in Venice to see the famed Grand Canal, then head to Florence for Tuscan wines and da Vinci's art. Round out your trip with a stay in the small coastal town of Amalfi before ending in Rome, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await.

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.

Golden light in Venice
Map of Effortless Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento - 9 Days
Effortless Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento - 9 Days

Hop between four iconic Italian destinations on this nine-day trip. Whisked between cities by comfortable high-speed trains, you can forget about the logistics and immerse yourself in the experience. Cruise the canals of Venice, marvel at Renaissance art in Florence, discover ancient history and modern culture in Rome, then change gears and end your grand tour soaking up the sun on the Amalfi Coast. With two days in each location, you can get oriented with a guided tour, then spend the next day exploring at your own pace.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Florence, Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days
Florence, Rome & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days

Cover the highlights of Italy, starting 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 south to the Amalfi Coast. Finish off your travels lazing on sandy beaches and exploring the colorful villages. 

Capri Beach
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 13 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 13 Days

Immerse yourself in the richness of Italian culture and Renaissance art on this 13-day itinerary. View ornate palaces in Venice, go wine tasting in Tuscany, and enjoy rocky beaches and summer villas on the Amalfi Coast. End in Rome, where bohemian city neighborhoods, the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and ancient Roman ruins await your exploration.

Panoramic View of Como, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 9 Days

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. 

Gondolas in front of Venice's Grand Canal
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 17 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 17 Days

Discover Italy's incredible history and beautiful cities on this whirlwind 17-day trip. Explore Venice on foot, try Tuscany's famous gelato and visit art museums in Florence, then check out the turquoise sea and old-timey fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast. Your trip ends in Rome where the ancient Roman Colosseum, world-famous Vatican, and the perfect slice of pizza await.

 Child playing in Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milan
Map of Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 9 Days
Family Adventure in Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome - 9 Days

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. 

Typical Italian Pizza
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 9 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Rome - 9 Days

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. 

View of the Cinque Terre Coast
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 13 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 13 Days

Escape it all with this 13-day holiday through the highlights of Italy. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, go for a wine tasting in Tuscany, and feel the cool sea breeze on a sunset cruise along the Cinque Terre coast. Delve into the history of Rome and admire the stunning Vatican City before soaking up the sun on the Amalfi Coast. Dine on fresh seafood and meander through colorful villages to round off your trip. 

Panorama of Capri island from Mount Solaro
Map of Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento: Best Itinerary Ideas
Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for an Italy trip with stops in Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as seven to nine days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country. Some of kimkim's favorite itinerary extensions include Tuscany or Florence. Keep reading for more inspiring Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento itineraries.

Mt. Vesuvius from Naples Bay
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 9 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome - 9 Days

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.

Rome Skyline at Sunrise
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 13 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 13 Days

Explore the best of Italy's culture and history on this luxurious 13-day trip. Begin with the City of Water to dine on famously fresh seafood and visit a gondola workshop, then head to Tuscany for world-famous artwork and a stay in a luxurious countryside Relais. Tour Rome on a private city tour and dive into ancient history at the Colosseum, then end on the Amalfi Coast for old-world fishing villages and a helicopter flight over Pompeii.

Take a boat tour in Venice to nearby islands to finish your trip to Italy
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 17 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 17 Days

For travelers with 17 days to spend in Italy, this itinerary moves at a relaxed pace letting you savor each destination. It starts in Rome, where you'll explore historic streets and trendy neighborhoods. Then take the train to Florence to see Renaissance masterpieces, make Tuscan cuisine, and hike between villages on the Mediterranean. From there, head to Verona—your base for day trips to Valpolicella and the Dolomites—and finish in Venice with boat trips to famous canals and nearby islands.

Take the train from Venice to Florence and stay three nights
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 13 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 13 Days

This 13-day trip explores Italy's three famous cities with plenty of guided excursions. Kick off in Venice to stroll across romantic bridges and glide along charming canals. From here, take a train to Florence, where you'll see its famous Renaissance masterpieces and learn how to make pasta. Then it's time to pick up a rental car for the ultimate Tuscan road trip with stops in Pisa, Siena, and Cinque Terre, before finishing in Rome for three days of sightseeing in the Eternal City.

Spend three days in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 13 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 13 Days

This 13-day Italy itinerary travels by high-speed train to four cities known for culture, food, and wine. Explore Rome's historical core and Vatican City before heading to Florence to soak up masterpieces and Tuscan cuisine. Next, head to Verona, a UNESCO-listed city with prehistoric landmarks and romantic balconies, not to mention nearby wineries. Finish in Venice, the City of Water, and get lost in its charming canals, stopping to enjoy the Venetian version of tapas. 

Discover Cinque Terre's oldest town, Corniglia, on the Ligurian Sea
Map of Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre & Florence: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten days to two weeks is a great length for an Italy trip with stops in Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre, and Florence. It's also possible to hit the highlights in eight or nine days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Milan, or Sorrento. Get inspired with kimkim's Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre, and Florence trip ideas below.

 View of Verona from a pavilion of Giardino Giusti, a public park
Map of Venice, Rome, Florence & Verona: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, Florence & Verona: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 12 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a trip to Italy, with stops in Venice, Rome, Florence, and Verona. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 8 to 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced vacation. With more time, however, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or spend a few days in another region like Siena, the Amalfi Coast, or Montalcino. Keep reading for more inspiring Venice, Rome, Florence, and Verona itineraries.

Spend your last full day in Venice to see famous landmarks like Basilica San Marco
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 13 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 13 Days

Experience Italy's culturally-rich cities and stunning countryside during this 13-day itinerary. Kick off in Rome, where you'll see the Colosseum and the Vatican, before spending two days in the Umbria region. Then take a train to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where you'll learn how to make pasta and visit hill towns in Tuscany. Complete the adventure by exploring the neighboring cities of Verona and Venice—each with its charms—for a memorable trip.

Beautiful view of the Amalfi Coast
Map of Venice, Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for an Italy trip with stops in Venice, Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in eight or nine days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Naples, Bologna, or Sorrento. Keep reading for more inspiring Venice, Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast itineraries.

Stroll the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno in Florence for a little shopping
Map of Luxury Italy: Sorrento, Naples, Rome, Tuscany, Florence & Venice  - 18 Days
Luxury Italy: Sorrento, Naples, Rome, Tuscany, Florence & Venice - 18 Days

Never feel rushed on this 18-day luxury grand tour as you're whisked to each destination by a blend of private drivers and concierge train journeys. Start in Naples to explore the clifftop villages of the Amalfi Coast, then head to Rome for ancient history and buzzing nightlife. Taste your way through Tuscany as you tour Chianti's lush countryside and discover Florence's Renaissance splendor before ending your journey of a lifetime among the palaces and canals of Venice.

Positano on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 18 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 18 Days

Explore world-famous art and discover Italy's incredible food on this packed 18-day itinerary. Visit ornate palaces and go on a food tour in Venice, check out Tuscany's hilltop villages and learn to cook in Florence, then relax on the rocky beaches of the Amalfi Coast. End your trip in Rome to see 2nd-century Roman catacombs and view the world-famous Sistine Chapel. 

Start your trip in Rome where you can get views of the Vatican from the Tiber River
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 18 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 18 Days

Travel by train on this 18-day trip to Italy that combines world-class cities and scenic excursions. It starts in Rome, where you'll explore ancient ruins and take a private tour of the Vatican museums. Then head to Florence, with trips to Tuscan hill towns and Mediterranean villages. The second half of the journey visits the UNESCO-listed city of Verona—with wine tasting and a funicular ride in the Dolomites—before ending in Venice, where you'll have boat tours and free time to explore its network of 150 canals.

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

See Murano artisans craft decorative pieces like these flowers
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 14 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 14 Days

Spend two weeks delving into Italy's historical and cultural sites on this packed itinerary. Ride a gondola down Venice's Grand Canal and see art by Michelangelo and da Vinci in Florence. Explore Tuscany's medieval towns, then continue to the Amalfi Coast for ancient summer villas, limoncello, and seaside terraces. End in Rome to see the Vatican and explore eclectic neighborhoods. 

Explore the Vatican City with your little one
Map of Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Naples - 14 Days
Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Naples - 14 Days

Take two weeks to explore Rome and some of Italy's most popular coastal cities with this itinerary designed to make traveling with babies and toddlers simple. Private tours to Roman highlights like the Vatican, Colosseum, and Palatine Hill will make sure you can move at your own pace before you head to the coast. In Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, plentiful free time allows for maximum flexibility and time to lounge on the famous beaches. Finish your trip in Naples, where everyone can enjoy making pizza and exploring the ruins of Pompeii.

Travel by gondola in Venice's iconic canals
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 14 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 14 Days

Travelers with two weeks to spare will love this Italy tour, which offers a mix of guided excursions and free time. The adventure starts in Venice, where you'll glide through charming canals and sail to lesser-known islands before taking a train to Florence. After a few days of Renaissance culture, pick up your car for a Tuscan road trip through wineries, hill towns, and beaches in Cinque Terre. Finish in Rome, where you'll see the classic sites, as well as hip neighborhoods like Trastevere.

Take evening walks in Rome to see historic attractions like the Pantheon
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 14 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 14 Days

Experience a mix of Italian cities and scenic excursions during this two-week Italy adventure. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps—on your own and with a guide. Next, train to Orvieto to see Etruscan caves, followed by Florence for a cooking class and a drive through Tuscany. Finish in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, home of Juliet's balcony, where you'll squeeze in trips to the Dolomites and Venice to complete the adventure.

End this Italy adventure with three nights in Venice
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 14 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 14 Days

Spend quality time in four amazing Italian cities during this two-week itinerary. After landing in Rome, you'll have three days to see the fountains, ancient ruins, and Vatican museums. Then board a high-speed train to Florence for Renaissance art and pasta-making. Next is a day trip to the Cinque Terre to hike between villages on the Mediterranean before you head to UNESCO-listed Verona for wineries and Shakespearean balconies. Finish with a gondola ride through the canals of Venice for a trip of a lifetime. 

Spot colorful Carnival masks in Venice
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days

From Venice's canals to seaside towns on the Amalfi Coast, this packed 10-day itinerary covers Italy's top sites. Tour the Doge's Palace and look out on the city from the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, then view Michelangelo's art and explore the Chianti region in Tuscany. Continue to the Amalfi Coast for cliffside villages and rocky beaches, then end in Rome to see the Vatican and Ancient Roman ruins. 

Finish your trip with free time to wander around Rome's Centro Storico
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 11 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 11 Days

Make your way to three of Italy's most famous cities by train and rental car on this 11-day adventure. You'll land in Venice, the "Floating City," with time to wander through its network of 150 canals. Then take a train to Florence to see Renaissance masterpieces and elegant gardens. This is where you'll begin your road trip through Tuscany, visiting hill towns, wineries, and villages on the Mediterranean. Continue the journey to Rome, where ancient history and eclectic neighborhoods await.

The Evening Glow of Ancient Rome
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 10 Days

Combing nature, history, and culture, this Italian tour takes you through the ancient cities of Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, plus Lake Como and Cinque Terre, all with luxury private transfers and guides. Enjoy meandering through museums, art galleries, and monuments, as well as trying the regions famous prosciutto, riding a gondola at sunset, and discovering hip neighborhoods. Relax on the shores of Lake Como before settling in Cinque Terre, where you'll hike from one village to another.

Faraglioni Rocks on Capri
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 15 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 15 Days

Head to Itay for 15 days of adventure and relaxation. Visit world-famous art museums and historic palaces, take a gondola ride in Venice, and explore Tuscany's Chianti wine region. From the cliffside villages and rocky beaches of the Amalfi Coast to the ancient Colosseum in Rome, this itinerary offers the best of Italy's culture for every type of traveler. 

View of the Cinque Terre
Map of Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 15 Days
Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, & Amalfi Coast - 15 Days

Spend your holiday taking in the sights and sounds (and tastes!) of Italy with this 15-day tour. Peruse the piazzas in Florence and head into Tuscany for a wine tasting before discovering the colorful, cliffside villages of Cinque Terre and blue waters of the Mediterranean. From there, head to Rome, where history and architecture abound before finishing up your travels soaking in the sun with time along the Amalfi Coast, lazing on the sandy beaches.

Streets of Rome and Vatican City
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 15 Days

Spend two weeks exploring the historical and natural charm of Italy, focusing on the highlights of ancient cities like Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where you'll enjoy sunset gondola rides, guided tours, traditional meals in hip neighborhoods, and endless visits to museums, art galleries, and monuments. Travel in style with private, guided tours of the medieval city of Siena, the Chianti Wine Region, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum. Swap the bustle of city life for solitude in Lake Como and Cinque Terre, enjoying boat tours, day hikes, and traversing the seaside in search of colorful villages.

Walk to the Trevi Fountain in Rome and throw a coin in for good luck
Map of Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 15 Days
Discover Venice, Tuscany & Rome - 15 Days

Travel by boat, train, and rental car on this exciting 15-day tour of Italy. It all starts in Venice, where you'll glide through charming canals and visit nearby islands. Next is the walkable city of Florence for incredible art and culture (and, yes, pasta). Pick up your rental car from here and explore Tuscan hill towns, Mediterranean beaches, and vineyards in Chianti before heading south. Drop your car in Rome and spend the last few days touring the Eternal City's ancient sites and famous fountains on foot.

Rome's Pantheon at sunrise
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 16 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 16 Days

Spend sixteen days visiting Italy's incredible cities and explore the sunny Amalfi Coast on this getaway trip. Visit ornate palaces and art galleries in Venice and Florence, go wine tasting in Tuscany, and slow down to a quieter pace of life on the Amalfi Coast. Spend the last four days in the capital city of Rome where ancient ruins and a buzzing nightlife meet for a modern vibe.

Charming Streets of Rome, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 11 Days

Perfect for those looking to explore Northern Italy's range of historical and natural charm, this 11-day trip visits important sites in Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, plus Lake Como and Cinque Terre. Enjoy your trip in style with private guides and transportations ensuring your discovery of museums, art galleries, and monuments, as well as the region's famous prosciutto. Satisfy your bucket list with a gondola ride at sunset, authentic meals in hip neighborhoods, a boat tour of Lake Como's famed mansions, and an incredible hike from one Cinque Terre village to another.

Catch a morning sunrise over Bologna's Piazza Maggiore
Map of Venice, Rome, Bologna, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, Bologna, Florence & the Amalfi Coast: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 14 to 15 days is perfect for a well-paced Italy trip with stops in Venice, Rome, Bologna, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 12 or 13 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Naples or Siena. Get inspired with the below itinerary ideas that include Venice, Rome, Bologna, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast.

Church interior on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 12 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 12 Days

If spending 12 days exploring art and history in Italy's beautiful cities sounds perfect, this itinerary is for you. Tour the exquisite San Marco Basilica and bohemian San Samuele district in Venice, see Michelangelo's "David," and go wine tasting in Florence, then spend three days in the stunning fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast. End in Rome for ancient Roman ruins and the world-class Vatican.

Aperitivo hour in Rome's Campo di Fiore
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome & Amalfi Coast- 14 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome & Amalfi Coast- 14 Days

Indulge in a 14-day culinary odyssey across Italy's foodie hotspots. Begin in Venice with local cicchetti, and venture to Bologna for 11th-century architecture and the best parmigiano and prosciutto. Admire Florence's Renaissance masterpieces and savor Tuscan Chianti with traditional farm-to-table fare. Conclude your trip in Rome and the Amalfi Coast, where you'll master the art of Neapolitan pizza and savor the Eternal City's famous street food and pasta dishes.

Lemon Stand on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Amalfi Coast, & Rome - 12 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Amalfi Coast, & Rome - 12 Days

Is twelve days enough time to try every single gelato flavor? Likely not—but you can try your best with this food-centric tour of Italy. Start in Bologna, where artisanal cheese, cured ham, and medieval architecture dominate the scene. Then, head to Florence and visit a perfect Tuscan winery before soaking in the sunshine of the Amalfi Coast. End your trip in Rome, with nightlife, the iconic city highlights, and plenty of pizza.

Beautiful Lake Como, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 12 Days

From a romantic gondola ride in Venice to exploring ancient ruins in Rome, this 12-day tour is the perfect harmony of history and nature. Aside from Venice and Rome, you'll also discover the ancient cities of Pisa, Florence, and Parma by sampling the region's famed prosciutto, visiting monuments and museums, eating traditional dishes in hip neighborhoods, and encountering some of Italy's most treasured art. Enjoy the country's natural charm with boat rides and scenic hikes in Lake Como, and walking from one colorful village to another in beautiful Cinque Terre.

Selection in a Local Gelateria
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome & More - 15 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome & More - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary is our most comprehensive culinary tour through Italy, from a Venice street food excursion to wine tasting in Tuscany's medieval vineyards. You'll visit Bologna for medieval churches, aged cheese, and cured Parma ham, spend four days relaxing on the sunny Amalfi Coast, and end your trip in Rome, where the Vatican City, Colosseum, and the perfect cappuccino await.

Dining with a view
Best of Mediterranean Food & Wine: Athens, Santorini, Crete, Rome, Tuscany, & More - 21 Days

Indulge in the best of the Mediterranean region's food and wine on this comprehensive three-week getaway. Start the trip in Athens, home to both the famed Acropolis and the bustling Varvakios Market. Spend a few days island-hopping for winery tours and some of the world's best olive oil, before catching a flight to the south of Italy. Enjoy the best of Italy's cuisine, from pizza in Naples to parmesan in Bologna as you eat and drink your way through the country.

Unwind in style on Italy's Amalfi Coast
Map of Luxury Venice, Rome & Sorrento - 7 Days
Luxury Venice, Rome & Sorrento - 7 Days

Spend seven days exploring art and history in three of Italy's most beautiful cities with this luxury itinerary. Start in the north, touring the famous islands of Murano and Burano to see the master glassblowers and lace makers at work and exploring Venice's canals on a private gondola. Head south to see ancient ruins in Rome and Pompeii, then spend three days relaxing in fragrant Sorrento on the elegant Amalfi Coast.

Ripe Wine Grapes in Tuscany
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Amalfi Coast, & Rome - 13 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Amalfi Coast, & Rome - 13 Days

If you like eating and think thirteen is a lucky number, then we've got the trip for you! Start in Venice, the "City of Water", and explore the Grand Canal with a ride on a gondola. Sample Parmigiano-Reggiano, local prosciutto, and explore medieval architecture in Bologna, then head to Tuscany to see Renaissance-era art in Florence and spend a sunny afternoon with a glass of local Chianti. Explore the steep cliffside wineries, turquoise water, and lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast before ending your trip in metropolitan Rome at the Galleria Borghese & Sistine Chapel, and exploring bohemian Trastevere in a full-day food & wine tour.  

Beautiful Florence by Night
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 13 Days

Your exploration of Italy's historical and natural charm starts in the streets of Venice and continues through the ancient cities of Parma, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where you'll discover museums, art galleries, monuments, and more. Enjoy a sunset gondola ride, a private food tour, traditional dishes in hip neighborhoods, and a guided visit to Vatican City and the Roman Forum. Trade bustling city centers for outdoor experiences like boat tours and day hikes in Lake Como, as well as the unforgettable memory of traversing colorful villages in Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Map of History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 14 Days
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 14 Days

Combine the historical splendor of Italy with its natural charm in this 14-day tour, highlighting the ancient cities of Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome with sunset gondola rides, regional dishes in local neighborhoods, and guided walking tours, plus visits to many museums, art galleries, and monuments. Enjoy tasting wine in the picturesque hills of Tuscany, plus guided tours of Siena, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum. Swap lively city centers for outdoor experiences in Lake Como and Cinque Terre, like boat tours, day hikes, and traversing the seaside in search of colorful villages.

Umbrian countryside outside of Spoleto
Self-Drive Italy: Hill Towns of Tuscany & Umbria - 8 Days

The medieval hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria take center stage on this relaxed, 8-day road trip through the Italian countryside. Starting in the ancient city-state of Cortona, you'll set out on day trips to the stunning fortified towns of Montepulciano and Arezzo, discovering a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture. Hop over to quieter Umbria for spectacular scenery and more magical hilltop locales, visiting historic fortresses, cathedrals, and cities from your base in beautiful Assisi.