Whether you have two days or two weeks, Tuscany is a wonderful destination. Travelers short on time should focus their energy on Florence and the wine region of Chianti, while those with five days can road-trip to medieval highlights like Siena and San Gimignano. With a week, slow down and take a pasta-making class—and with 10 days or more, spend some time exploring Tuscany's gorgeous coast. Read on for advice on how many days to spend in the region.
Best of Tuscany
Wine, cuisine, art, history — whatever your passion, you’ll find astonishing variety in Tuscany. Previous kimkim travelers have taken guided visits to some of the region’s world-class vineyards, with winery owners giving insight into the magic behind the winemaking. The winding lanes are ideal for cycling, and you can combine two-wheeled adventures with wine and local product tasting. Overlooking the countryside, Tuscany’s age-old villages set the stage for cobblestone wanderings. Guided tours can take you to secret spots, where you’ll encounter little-known Renaissance art, verdant estate gardens, and 500-year-old bell towers with fabled views over the countryside.
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Tuscany is a fantastic destination throughout the calendar year. But there are advantages to visiting in spring and fall: you'll encounter fewer crowds, avoid high peak-season pricing on hotel rooms, and enjoy comfortable, sunny weather that's ideal for hiking, sightseeing, and the beach. Read on for more details on the best times to visit Tuscany—and the top events you won't want to miss during all four seasons.
It’s easy to fall into the Florence trap in Tuscany. While no one is denying the appeal of that most cultured of cities, Tuscany goes way beyond the obvious appeal of Pisa’s leaning tower, Siena’s Palio and popular hill towns like San Gimignano. Read on to find out how you can sidestep the crowds and find Tuscany's off-the-radar highlights.
Tuscany's first month of the year is also its coldest. But with the chilly weather comes fun snow activities, the start of carnivale season, fewer crowds, and lower costs than other times of the year. The snow and ice add an additional enchanting quality to already captivating attractions like Casentino National Park, the Apennines, and the Garfagnana mountains. Find out what to do and where to go with this January guide.
February is the last full month of winter in Tuscany, offering plenty of snowy adventures and lively festivals, as well as fewer tourists and lower prices. Ski season is well underway in the mountains, the resorts and their respective slopes bustling with activity. Meanwhile, the rest of the country celebrates the coming of spring with Lent and one of Italy's liveliest religious events: Carnevale.
Visitors to Tuscany in March will catch the earliest glimpses of spring and though the weather is a little temperamental, you can catch the best of both winter and late spring seasons. This is a great month to hit the slopes, explore the cities, and experience uncrowded popular attractions. Find out what to do and where to go with this March guide.
Spring is well underway in April, offering mild, sunny days, blossoming flowers, and religious events—with the entire country coming out for Easter festivities. Tourist numbers are low and prices for accommodation and flights remain attractive, making this an ideal time to sightsee less crowded popular attractions as well as take advantage of outdoor activities.
May offers the perfect time to visit Tuscany. The weather is sunny with fewer bouts of rain and the Tyrrhenian Sea is just about warm enough to swim. There's still a month before the foreign tourist onslaught and shoulder season bargains are still to be had. Read on for more tips on where to go and what to expect in Tuscany this month.
June marks the beginning of the high season as crowds start to infiltrate one of Italy's most popular regions. The sun and sea beckon visitors to flock to the Tyrrhenian coast, the mountains are waiting to be traversed, and the Chianti and Siena wine provinces are waiting to be explored. Drink in Tuscany as you learn what to do and where to go.
July is high season in Tuscany, and with sunny, hot weather, it's a perfect month for getting outdoors to bike, hike, and play in the water. The whole region is waiting to be explored, so take advantage of the fine weather and the slew of festivals that take place throughout the month.
Tuscany, like most of the country, is hot and crowded. It's the peak of tourist season, but this monthly guide can point you in the right direction—to less-crowded beaches and cooler locales.
Outside the height of peak season, September makes for a great time to visit Tuscany. Toward the end of the month, the crowds have lessened, the weather is not blazingly hot, and the Tyrrhenian Sea remains inviting. Read on to learn more.
October is one of the prettiest months to visit Tuscany. With few visitors, experience the changing foliage throughout the country, the Casentino National Park being a great place to start. Plus, the Tyrrhenian Sea is still warm enough for a dip.
While the weather has turned grey and rainy, November sees fewer crowds, lower-priced accommodation, and Tuscany's largest truffle fair in medieval San Miniato. Discover the region's cultural attractions: museums and galleries, monuments and castles.
Dark and chilly December brightens up in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's Eve, attracting visitors to Tuscany's decked-out villages, towns, and cities. This is a great month to hit the slopes, wander a holiday market, and feast on local Tuscan delicacies.
Sidestep the crowds in Florence and Pisa and get a more authentic taste of one of Italy's most beautiful regions with this enchanting list. Find hidden piazzas perfect for an aperitivo (aperitif) and artisan workshops that have been in business for centuries—or, dip into the countryside where lyrical landscapes unfold to reveal hill towns and tucked-away farm stays. Read on for our tips on Tuscany's best immersive experiences.
Few places fit the dream honeymoon bill quite like Tuscany. In Italy’s heart, this region delivers romance in a nutshell, with a dash of everything that makes the country great: gourmet food and wine, eyrie-like medieval hill towns perched above sloping vines and olive groves, and cultured cities packed with high-caliber Renaissance art and magnificent café-rimmed piazzas. You're bound to fall head over heels in love with it.
Whether it’s to be a family-friendly pedal through vineyards and poppy fields, a race to the top of a medieval tower, or the perfect scoop of gelato—Tuscany is a surefire kid-pleaser. With a little forward planning, this low-key corner of Italy can be utter heaven for bambini (children). Read on for the top activities, places to go, and trip ideas.
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.
One of the world's most beloved cities, Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Today, it remains a lively cultural hotspot—this is where "masterpiece" could mean a centuries-old Botticelli painting or, just as easily, a made-from-scratch cone of stracciatella gelato. Learn when to go, what to do, and where to stay in this idea-filled guide to vibrant Florence.
Tuscany is a dream destination for travelers from all over the world. From the medieval towers of San Gimignano and the art galleries of Florence to the wineries of Chianti and the beaches of the Maremma, the region has something for everyone. Learn more about what to do, where to go, what to eat, and where to stay with this ultimate guide to Tuscany.
Siena is the Gothic masterpiece of sunny Tuscany. Come for the impressive Duomo cathedral and medieval museums, stay for cheerful gelato shops, quiet botanical gardens, and a leisurely glass of Chianti (or two) with a view of famous Piazza del Campo. Find out what to do, where to stay, and what to eat with this ultimate guide to the city.
Ringed by Italy's most impressive and intact medieval walls, lovely Lucca often plays second fiddle to Florence and Siena, but opt instead for this highly cultured città and you won't be disappointed. Beyond the amphitheater-shaped piazza lies a delightfully walkable city, brimming with centuries-old towers and churches, hidden alleyways and botanical gardens, and restaurants that play up the bounty of farm-fresh Tuscan produce.
Sitting romantically astride the Arno River, topped by terracotta-tiled domes and medieval towers that lift the gaze skywards and bathed in painterly light—Florence is one of Europe's most captivating cities. The Tuscan capital has enough Renaissance art and architecture to keep you coming back for a lifetime, but in just one day, you can get a taste of what makes the city great.
The term "farm to table" is taken seriously in Tuscany. This northwestern region of Italy embodies the ethos of celebrating regional meats and produce, from its root vegetables to its prized Cinta Senese pigs. Here, these ingredients are treated with care to produce some of the finest dishes in the nation. Read on for our guide to the best things to eat in Tuscany—and where to try them.
From north to south to the islands, Italy has a prime coastline with some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches. You can find stretches of pebbles and sand in lakes surrounded by mountain peaks, lagoons with wetlands and colorful villages, hidden bays enveloped by cliffs, and scenic gulfs and coves. Combine a little adventure with relaxing on the beach, or spend your entire day zipping around the seaside searching for the dolce vita.
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."
A trip to Tuscany is truly unforgettable, with its landscape of endless vineyards and hills dotted with medieval villages and castles. Explore the historical centers of Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano and taste the region's famed wine at picturesque vineyards, estates, and bars. Savor the views with unique experiences, like ballooning over Chianti or walking along an ancient pilgrim path. Enjoy sunset-filled dinners, delicious cuisines, and some of Italy's most important history, architecture, and art.
Hang your hat in the birthplace of the Renaissance, where history's influence can be found in the most unexpected places. Whether you're eating breakfast or sipping a spritz while overlooking the Duomo, or relaxing in a garden where a young Michelangelo once practiced his carving, these hotels will put you in touch with the city's past in style.
Once the center of the Italian Renaissance, Florence has evolved into a sophisticated city that holds firmly to its cultural past. Filled with world-class museums and galleries, beautiful churches, and former palaces, this is a city where you'll want to spend at least two or three days—enough time to hit most of the essential landmarks, shop for quality leather goods, and stuff your face with delicious Tuscan food.
As the epicenter of the Renaissance, Florence remains one of Italy’s—and Europe’s—most popular destinations, crammed full of mind-blowing art. But as Mark Twain wrote in Innocents Abroad, “I used to worship the mighty genius of Michelangelo…But I do not want Michelangelo for breakfast, for luncheon, for dinner, for tea, for supper, for between meals. I like a change, occasionally.”
The Duomo of Florence is one of the great monuments of Europe, and there's much more to it than the mighty cathedral. This ultimate guide to il Duomo in Florence will help you get the most out of your visit to the Duomo complex.
Italy's culture is renowned across the globe, which is why it's the 5th most visited country in the world. Go beyond the typical tourist attractions and dive deeper into Italian culture. Visit bustling food markets, discover traditional music, join the locals for an afternoon Apertivo, and take an art class. Ditch the crowds of Venice and explore its islands, or take a break from shopping to learn the secrets behind Milan's fashionista reputation. Make the most of your trip by truly experiencing the authentic Italian culture!
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!
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.
Art and architecture dominate most visits to the historical city of Florence, but there is also plenty to keep little adventurers entertained. From a rewarding climb up Giotto's Bell Tower, to hanging out with local kids in cute parks, to a fun gelato-making class, here’s our guide to the best things to do in Florence with kids.
From strolling across the iconic Ponte Vecchio and admiring famous artworks in the Uffizi to learning how to make gelato and shopping lively markets. Then, there are the medieval hilltowns and Chianti wineries of Tuscany, explored by Vespa. To ensure you don't miss out on the main attractions and authentic local experiences, read on for the six best things to do in and around Florence.
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!
Spend five days exploring the art and cuisine of Italy's Tuscany region. Discover Renaissance art in Florence, browse bustling markets for fresh produce and cured meats, and stroll through narrow medieval streets to see the 1,000-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Head to the Tuscan countryside to visit Siena, tour a typical Chianti winery, and see the medieval Monteriggioni fortress. End your visit with a trip to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and Lucca's historic city walls.
Discover why Pisa's famous tower leans so much (and why it's not the only one!), plus much more on this exploration of Tuscany. Start in Florence to see Da Vinci's 'The Annunciation' and other famous Renaissance works in the Uffizi Gallery. Look for treasures in the San Lorenzo market, browse shops on the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and explore history in the medieval cities of Siena and Lucca. End your trip with sweeping ocean views on the Cinque Terre hiking trail.
You don't need more than five days to have a fantastic trip to Florence. This itinerary covers a great deal of ground, including Renaissance masterpieces, bustling food markets, and elegant gardens. You'll even take a pasta-making class and spend a day in Tuscany, visiting gorgeous hill towns, a Chianti winery, and the medieval city of Siena—known for its world-famous horse race.
Discover Tuscany's resplendent art, history, and landscapes on this weeklong jaunt that starts in Florence and ends in charming Lucca. See world-famous works by Michelangelo and da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery, climb Pisa's iconic Leaning Tower, and relax over aperitivo in Siena's Piazza del Campo. Experience La Dolce Vita with trips to the hilltop towns of Pienza and Montepulciano to sip fine wines and stroll cobbled backstreets before finishing your trip with a pasta masterclass.
If you only have 10 days to spend in Italy, this is the tour for you. Start in Florence to see Renaissance works by da Vinci and other artists in the Uffizi Gallery, then head to Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower. Continue to the Tuscan countryside to see the medieval city of Siena, and end in Lucca, where 11th-century churches and the perfect plate of handmade pasta await.
If spending 9 days seeing top works of art and eating chocolate Foccacia sounds good, then this trip is perfect for you. Start in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David', tour the Uffizi Gallery, and go shopping on the medieval Pontevecchio Bridge. See the Tuscan countryside from the top of Pisa's leaning tower, then see soaring cathedrals and ancient Piazzas in medieval Siena. Explore food and wine in the Val d’Orcia before ending in romantic Lucca, where quiet courtyards, 12th-century chapels, and the perfect cup of afternoon coffee await.
Discover why Tuscany is a favorite second home to many celebrities on this 12-day trip. Check out the iconic Duomo dome and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence, then climb to the top of the leaning tower in Pisa. Tour the medieval cities of Siena and nearby village of Montepulciano to see 12th-century architecture and the rolling Tuscan countryside. Sample the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine, then end your trip in Lucca where you will learn the art of pasta making and go horseback riding in the Tuscan hills.
Take a quick spin through the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance with this five-day Tuscan cycling tour. This challenging bike route will take you through the medieval villages and cypress-spotted hills of the Tuscan wine region . Go from Florence to Siena as you take in the region's food, historic castles, and sun-kissed landscapes, accompanied, of course, by a good glass or two.
Wind your way through the hill towns and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside on this weeklong exploration of Italy's most famous wine country. Arrive in Florence and kick things off with a guided walking tour in the birthplace of the Renaissance. Then it's time to hit the road to Siena, San Gimignano, and Montepulciano, where medieval architecture and plenty of wine-tasting experiences await.
Active travelers who value independence and flexibility will appreciate this self-guided tour through the Tuscan countryside. Opt for a leisurely pace, or more involved hikes, as you first see the masterworks of Florence—the birthplace of the Renaissance—and then make your way to Chianti. You won't want to miss tasting some of the region's famous vintages, with Cypress tree views all around you. End your journey with an exploration of the preserved medieval city of Siena for a trip back in time.
Combine historic hill towns, fine wines, and the Tuscan countryside for an Italian eight-day road trip to remember. Get your bearings amid the Renaissance splendor of Florence, then set out into the surrounding landscapes—basing yourself first in Siena and then in Montepulciano. Along the way, you'll experience wine tastings and workshops focused on local Chianti vintages and set off on day trips to hilltop villages like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Cortona.
Active travelers dreaming of a Tuscan retreat will love this six-days cycling itinerary that winds through medieval towns and quiet wine country. Begin in the artistically vital city of Pisa where you can learn about the Italian Renaissance before beginning your cycling trip through the lush countryside. You'll pass villas on your way to bustling Lucca, enjoy thermal spa treatments in Montecatini Terme, and visit the home of Leonardo da Vinci before enjoying a final night in the piazzas of Pisa.
Spend a week exploring the best of Tuscany on this weeklong road trip! You'll begin in Florence, touring the city's historic center with an expert guide before picking up your rental car and venturing into the Tuscan countryside. Stop to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take a full day to experience the pleasures of the Cinque Terre, hiking between quaint villages by the sea. Finish the itinerary in Siena, strolling around the historic center and day-tripping to the Chianti Classico region for a wine tasting.
Bring your walking shoes for this itinerary, perfect for first-timers in Florence. In less than a week, you'll meander all over the city, exploring the finest art and architecture, elegant gardens, hip neighborhoods, and food markets. You'll also take two incredible day trips to Tuscany (for medieval hill towns and wineries) and the Cinque Terre (for coastal hiking trails and seafood), returning each night in time for predinner "aperitivos."
With 7 UNESCO designated sites (as many as Egypt!), Tuscany's rich historic background is matched only by its wine and food traditions. Explore all this and more on this 13-day itinerary, starting in Florence to see world-famous Renaissance art by Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Take in the views from the top of Pisa's leaning tower, explore Siena's 13th-century streets, and discover the rambling country roads of the Val d'Orcia region. End your trip with a pasta-making class and a full-day hike connecting historic fishing villages on the Mediterranean coast.
The vineyards of Chianti, the quaint seaside villages of the Cinque Terre, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa await on this colorful eight-day road trip through Tuscany. Start in Florence, where you'll see Michelangelo's world-famous "David" sculpture, then drive to Pisa, where you'll base yourself while day-tripping to Lucca and the Cinque Terre. Continue to picturesque San Gimignano and historic Siena, finishing the trip with a wine tasting amid the vineyards in the Chianti Classico region.
This packed eight-day itinerary is perfect for travelers on a time crunch. Begin your trip in Florence to see top Renaissance works by Michelangelo da Vinci, tour the iconic Duomo, and go shopping on the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa and see the 12th-century Monumental Cemetery, then head to the countryside for wine tasting and afternoon coffee in medieval village piazzas. End in Lucca, where you'll tour the 11th-century Duomo di San Martino, then make—and eat!—the perfect bowl of pasta.
Explore the birthplace of Pinnochio on this packed 15-day itinerary of the Tuscany region. Begin in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Donatello. Hunt for flavorful truffles in the countryside, climb the leaning tower of Pisa and take a vintage Vespa out for a ride on rolling country roads. Visit the pretty medieval cities of Montepulciano and Siena, tour Tuscany's top vineyards, and handmake your own Italian pasta. Round out your trip with a hike on the historic Cinque Terre trail, which hugs the stunning Mediterranean coast.
This sophisticated 10-day trip is ideal for travelers looking to experience art, culture, food, and wine—all things that make Tuscany one of Italy's most sought-after regions. Start in Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture, to experience the city's rich history and walkable center. Then begin a self-guided road trip around Tuscany, visiting UNESCO-listed monuments, picturesque hill towns, and notable vineyards, including a memorable sit-down lunch and wine pairing in Montepulciano.
This road trip around Tuscany is perfect for those looking to delve into Italian wine culture. Start in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, stroll around its medieval plazas and cathedrals, and see for yourself the history that permeates the city. Visit picturesque Tuscan villages and local wineries, getting a taste for local life and in some incredible surroundings.
Hit the road for a nine-day self-drive adventure through Tuscany! Start in Florence, exploring the historic center and learning to make pasta in a cooking class. Then pick up a rental car and drive to Pisa, where you'll see the famed Leaning Tower and sleep in lodgings in the countryside. Continue to the villages of the Cinque Terre, take a day trip to medieval Lucca, and finish the itinerary in picturesque Siena. You'll enjoy a wine tasting in the Chianti Classico region before heading back to Florence.
Explore the region that gave birth to the modern Italian language on this packed 11-day trip. Start in Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and other famous Renaissance works, then head to Pisa to climb the leaning tower and try the local gelato. Sample world-famous wine and local pecorino cheese in the Val d'Orcia region and see Tuscany from a hot-air balloon. End in medieval Lucca, where you'll learn how to hand make your own pasta before relaxing in a 12th-century Piazza with a cup of coffee and a good book.
This ultimate weeklong introduction to Florence provides just the right blend of guided excursions and free time to explore independently. After an introductory tour with a local expert (great for recommendations), immerse yourself in the city's Renaissance art and architecture, elegant gardens, and hip neighborhoods. You'll also mix in your city sightseeing with day trips to gorgeous Tuscany and the Cinque Terre—and a cooking class where you'll learn how to make regional specialties to take home.
Most people visiting Florence spend about a week to 10 days in Italy, which usually includes some time in Venice and Rome as well. If you're only headed to Florence, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in about five days. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as two to four days. For the best itineraries, including Florence, keep reading below.
Most people visiting Tuscany spend about 7 to 10 days in Italy, which usually includes some time in Venice and Rome. If you're not interested in Venice and Rome, five to nine days is enough time for a trip to Tuscany. For travelers with limited time, a fast-paced highlights trip is possible in as little as two to four days. For the best itineraries including Tuscany, keep reading below.
This short itinerary is perfect for travelers who are short on time but love indulging in luxurious travel experiences. Explore the City of Water to see medieval palaces and a traditional gondola boatyard and view Michelangelo's "David" statue in Florence, then head to Rome for exclusive access to the Vatican and a private tour of the city sights.
Tuscany is famous for its beautiful landscapes, vineyards, cypress trees, farms, and medieval hill towns. What better way to experience some of the best views in Italy than by bike? With this brief but immersive five-day itinerary, you'll explore the hills and towers of San Gimignano, have a chance to taste Brunello wines in Montalcino, and learn about the history and architecture of Siena.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Balance your travels between the city and countryside with this week-long itinerary. In between the art and history found on the busy streets of Milan and Florence, you'll also visit the peaceful villas of Lake Como, the seaside towns of Cinque Terre, and the vineyards of Chianti.
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.
This incredible Italy itinerary packs a lot into five days but doesn't skimp on the luxurious details. Explore Venice to see wide city canals and ornate palaces and feast on fresh seafood, then head to Florence for a private tour of the Accademia Gallery with an art historian and a romantic sunset cruise on the Arno River.
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.
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.
Get ready, cyclists: this one's for you! The Eroica is a world-renowned vintage bike race, held annually in the hilly, vineyard-dotted region of Chianti in Tuscany. With a week to spare, you can follow the route of this legendary race, experiencing the "strade bianche" (unpaved white roads) that take you through the heart of this magnificent countryside. Between epic rides, you'll spend your free time strolling through hilltop medieval villages, sampling the local wines, and relaxing at peaceful agriturismos.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Greece & Italy Road Trip: Lake Garda, Bologna, Tuscany, Olympia, Nafplio, & More - 21 Days
Explore the back roads and small villages that characterize the countrysides of both Italy and Greece on this three-week road trip. You'll visit well-known highlights, like Florence, charming Tuscan hill towns, and the first Olympic site in Olympia, as well as some places a bit off the beaten path: Romeo and Juliet's Verona, the medieval villages of the Peloponnese, the wineries of Nemea, and more. With full control of the daily driving schedule, you'll have time to plan for spontaneous stops for coffee, for shopping at roadside markets, and for late-afternoon beach breaks.
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.
Embark on a scenic portion of the Via Francigena, once a path for religious pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome and today one of Italy's most magnificent long-distance walks. This five-day itinerary focuses on a short but spectacular section of the route that winds past quintessential Tuscan countryside, cypress avenues, and medieval fortresses. Along the way, you'll soak in ancient thermal baths, explore fortified castles, and spend your evenings in comfort in some of Tuscany's loveliest hill towns.
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.
From the Renaissance jewel of Florence to the vistas of the UNESCO-listed Val d'Orcia, spend a week discovering central Italy's medieval hilltop towns and vineyard-strewn landscapes with this gentle Tuscan walking tour. Hike through undulating hills dotted with cypress trees to some of the area's iconic towns, including Radda in Chianti and Pienza, before finishing with a well-deserved glass of wine in beautiful Montepulciano.
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.
Seven to 10 days is the most popular trip length for travelers to Italy interested in visiting both Venice and Florence, especially when also including Rome. If you're not interested in Rome, consider taking five to six days for your Venice and Florence trip. With less time, seeing the highlights in as few as four days is possible if you don't mind picking up the pace. Read on for the best itineraries, including Venice and Florence.
From Tuscany to Veneto to the Italian Riviera, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for indulgent travelers who want to see and taste the best of Italy. You'll start in Northern Italy, with a tour of Verona and then see romantic Venice. You'll visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, then tourTuscan vineyards, and visit Pisa's 'leaning tower.' Your adventure will end with the former fishing villages of the Cinque Terre where you'll sample the foods of Liguria — the Italian Riviera — including seafood, pesto, and focaccia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the magnificent natural beauty of the Val d'Orcia region in Tuscany, walking through cypress-lined hills and vineyards, with time for tasting the wine, cheese, honey, and other culinary delights that the area is known for. Your adventure will take you through the wine-growing town of Montepulciano, then to Pienza where you can taste its distinctive Pecorino cheese, and finally to the medieval Tuscan powerhouse of Siena.
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.
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.
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"!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Families with teens who want to get out and explore (and find the perfect backdrop for their photos) should give this two-week itinerary through the Veneto and Tuscany a try. You'll start in Venice, where you can explore secret passages, craft your own masks, and paddle a gondola. Then head to Verona and Lake Garda, biking through both urban and natural attractions. Wrap up in the Tuscan cities of Siena and Florence with a hot air balloon ride, gelato-making, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your whole family can fully engage with Italy on this adventurous itinerary, ideally suited for teens with energy to spare. You'll begin in Venice, where you'll craft Carnival masks and explore the secret passages of the city's famous landmarks. After a stop to wander the streets of Verona, you'll head to the park-lined shores of Lake Garda, filled with attractions for all ages. Finish the tour in the Tuscan city of Siena, your base for hot air balloon rides, hikes, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience "la dolce vita" with this week-long 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.
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.
Spend two weeks exploring northern Italy at your own speed with this self-drive itinerary that allows you to choose the stops. You'll start off in the northern lakes, with Lake Como and Lake Garda offering boat tours past villas and amusement parks alike. Then make your way into Tuscany, where you'll ride a horse-drawn wagon through the countryside and explore the medieval walled city of Siena and famous art of Florence. Finish your trip in the Italian Riviera and colorful five villages of Cinque Terre.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend eleven days hiking between small fishing villages and exploring Pisa on this getaway adventure. Start in the tight-knit community of Manarola, one of the Cinque Terre's many towns, to explore 1,000-year-old fortresses and rocky beaches. Continue to Portofino where elegant summer villas dot the steep hills to explore the coastline from the water, then end your trip in Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the small villages, rugged coastline, and the incredible scenery of the Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera on this comprehensive 15-day trip. Stay in old-world towns where you'll hike cliffside paths, visit coastal medieval fortresses, and learn to cook in a local's home. Visit Genoa for the food & old town, then end your trip in Pisa to climb the famed tower and hunt for truffles in the Tuscan countryside.
This 8-day itinerary takes you on a gastronomic adventure through two of Italy’s most spectacular landscapes and cuisines. Starting in the Piedmont hill town of La Morra, you’ll work your way south to Tuscany, ending in the medieval city of Montalcino. In between, you’ll explore picturesque villages, sample local dishes, and visit historic wineries.
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.
From rocky beaches to fresh-caught seafood and medieval fortresses, this 8-day trip to the Cinque Terre packs the adventure in. Stay in small fishing villages, hike along steep coastal trails, and snorkel to see the haunting Christ of the Abyss statue near Portofino. End your trip in Pisa to climb to the top of the leaning tower and eat the perfect cone of creamy gelato.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the best of Italy's northern regions, starting in the medieval city of Florence, with guided walking tours and wine tastings in Tuscany. Make your way through San Marino and the coastal cities of Riccione and Ravena before heading into Emilia-Romagna for a culinary exploration through Bologna and Parma. Take a cooking class and learn how to identify wine with a sommelier, then enjoy exploring the extravagant shores of Lake Como and the fashion-focused streets of Milan.
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.
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.
If spending 12 days exploring the rugged scenery and medieval fishing villages of the Cinque Terre sounds good, this trip is perfect for you. Start in Manarola, a small community with a big heart, for coastal hikes & a chance to learn traditional cooking from a local. Continue to Portofino for medieval fortresses and sunset kayaking, then end your trip in Pisa to see world-famous architecture and the Tuscan countryside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Mediterranean beaches, Renaissance capitals, and medieval hill towns on this delightful 13-day tour through the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany. Start your adventure on the west coast, where you'll discover the quaint villages, rugged shorelines, and breathtaking scenery of the Cinque Terre. Head inland to spend a day wandering through history in Pisa, before journeying west to soak up the Renaissance splendor of Florence. The final five days take you deep into the Tuscan countryside, where you'll stay at a rural agriturismo villa and immerse yourself in the culture and landscape of the Val d'Orcia—wine tasting and truffle hunting around picturesque hill towns.
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.
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.
Climb Pisa's leaning tower and discover old-world villages on this incredible 9-day getaway itinerary. Start in the town of Manarola and enjoy an evening sunset cruise. Hike on coastal paths and sunbathe on rocky beaches, then head to Portofino for a boat tour and 1,000-year-old fortresses. End your trip in Pisa, where world-famous architecture and delicious gelato await.
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.
Fare tredici (Italian for 'hit the jackpot') with this amazing 13-day itinerary of the Cinque Terre coastline. Hike between small villages on a stunning coastal path, snorkel to see the incredible Christ of the Abyss statue and sunbathe on rocky beaches in Portofino. Explore Genoa's maritime history & medieval downtown, then end in Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower and go wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend two weeks exploring the Cinque Terre to your heart's content on this packed itinerary. Start in the medieval village of Manarola where you'll learn traditional cooking from a local, then head up the coast to the beautiful town of Portofino to explore the rugged coast from the water. Continue to Genoa for medieval alleyways and a food tour, then end in Pisa to learn why, exactly, the famous tower leans.
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.
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.
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.
From the small villages that cling to steep cliffs to the medieval architecture and blue water, this 10-day trip to the Cinque Terre coast has something for everyone. Stay in the tight-knit community of Manarola where you'll go hiking & swimming, then learn to cook Italian fare from a local. End your trip in the port city of Pisa, where the Campo dei Miracoli and narrow streets offer endless opportunities to explore.
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.
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.
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.
Experience Italy from north to south in all its glory with this diverse 10-day self-drive itinerary. Tour Milan's magnificent gothic Duomo, sample Piedmont cuisine in Turin, visit the wine country of the Langhe region, and soak up the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence. Your journey ends in vibrant Naples, where you'll step back in time with a tour of ancient Pompeii.
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.
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.
This 6-day tour is perfect for those wanting to relax on the peaceful shores of Lake Como while still tackling Italy's impressive history. You'll hike the villages of Cinque Terre and enjoy the ancient cities of Parma and Florence, where you'll discover endless monuments, art galleries, and museums, including the Accadmia Gallery to see the David. After reveling in the scenic vistas of Levanto on the Ligurian Sea, explore vibrant neighborhoods in Florence, where you'll eat late into the night in buzzy neighborhoods.
This packed getaway itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to see a different side of Italy but are short on time. Spend 6 days on the UNESCO-designated Cinque Terre coastline, where you'll stay in small fishing towns, eat fresh seafood, and sunbathe on rocky beaches. Explore the historic area on foot (no cars allowed in the old villages!) then end your trip in Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend a week on the Cinque Terre coast, exploring the small towns and rugged cliffs that make this region such a popular destination. Stay in Manarola and Portofino, two of the UNESCO-designated region's old-world villages. Hike along the coast, snorkel in the clear blue water and eat delicious fresh-caught seafood. End your trip in Pisa where the famous leaning tower and richly decorated medieval churches await.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the best wines and food in the world will fuel you on this 8-day cycling adventure through rolling hills and quaint villages in Tuscany. Begin your active trip with a truffle workshop in Alba before cycling through Piedmont and on to Tuscany. Along the way, you'll wander through medieval villages of golden sandstone and limestone, dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, sample world-class wines and cheeses, and learn how to make pasta.
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.
Northern Italy Family Road Trip: Florence, Chianti, Italian Riviera, Lake Como & Lake Garda - 10 Days
Wheel your way through northern Italy on this road trip with stops that school-aged children and parents can enjoy, with timing adjustable to your own preferences. You'll start amid the Renaissance influences of Florence, then set out into the Tuscan countryside and Chianti Valley on winding olive- and vineyard-lined roads. From there, head to the coast to wander the beaches of the Italian Riviera and then up to Lake Como to explore its luxurious shores. Wrap up your Italian sojourn on the playful shores of Lake Garda before you return to Florence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tour takes you through the gorgeous region of Tuscany, where you'll indulge your tastebuds with locally-sourced cuisine and wine tastings, all while sleeping in a farmhouse surrounded by the scenic Chianti Hills. Visit medieval towns and cities, like Siena, Florence, Volterra, and San Gimignano, tasting wine along the way, including the famous noble wine at Brunello di Montalcino and Sassicaia in Bolgheri. End your trip in beautiful Cinque Terre, where more wine and local food awaits you, plus a private boat tour of all five villages.
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