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How Many Days Should You Spend in Venice?

Spend 2-3 days in Venice, and you'll be able to experience the city's many highlights and visit a few of the surrounding islands, like Burano and Morano. With up to six days, you can add more local experiences—try a cooking class in a Venetian palace or rowing lessons from a professional gondolier. If you only have 24 hours here, you can still cover the basics: stroll St. Mark's Square, hit the art museums and blown glass galleries, and toast an Aperol spritz as the sun sets over the canals.

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Best Time of Year to Visit Venice

Venice is justifiably one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, with a charming combination of scenic beauty and cultural treasures. But, with immense popularity comes the problem of overtourism. To have the most enjoyable experience in Venice while minimizing your imprint on the local people and surroundings, it's advisable to visit outside the peak season. Read on to find out when is the best time of year to visit Venice.

Getting Off the Beaten Path in Venice
Getting Off the Beaten Path in Venice

Venice is one of the most popular destinations on Earth, with a well-developed hospitality industry that goes back to the early 1800s. It can seem like the city is little more than a giant museum where visitors far outnumber the locals, but it’s surprisingly easy to lose the crowds. Indeed, getting off the beaten path is the best way to appreciate the enduring charm of “La Serenissima”—find out how below.

24 Hours in Venice
24 Hours in Venice

Have just one day in Venice? Plan on starting early. It is possible to get a decent taster of the city’s art and architecture—and still have time to explore the back alleys and quieter canals that make “La Serenissima” so special. From riding the vaporetti to finding that special masterpiece by Titian or Tintoretto, here’s the best plan for spending 24 hours in Venice.

6 Best Day Trips from Venice: Exploring the Veneto Region
Map of 6 Best Day Trips from Venice: Exploring the Veneto Region
6 Best Day Trips from Venice: Exploring the Veneto Region

Venice is crammed with attractions, but if this is your second visit or you’re here for a week or more, head across to the mainland. Beyond the causeway lies the Veneto, a vast, historic region rich in culture, vineyards and intriguing medieval towns. Though this was once part of the Venetian Empire, it feels very different from the city: visit Palladian mansions, stand on Juliet’s balcony, and sample bubbly prosecco with these great day trips.

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Ultimate Guide to Venice: Floating City of Art & Culture

From its famous canals to festive Carnivale, Venice is a constant in pop culture imaginings of Italy. Long dismissed as over-touristed, this city still has some tricks up its sleeve: think historic restaurants with jaw-dropping wine lists, small islands full of master craftsmen, and lesser-known neighborhoods with nary a traveler in sight. Learn how to do Venice right with this guide.

Ultimate Guide to the Venetian Islands: Island Hopping in Venice, Italy
Ultimate Guide to the Venetian Islands: Island Hopping in Venice, Italy

After you've marveled at the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square, what's next? A short boat ride from central Venice, the island of Murano has long been famous for its glass. Lace is the claim to fame of tiny Burano, and bucolic Torcello contains the huge Basilica di Santa Maria dell’Assunta. Learn more in our guide to island-hopping in Venice.

Venice Itineraries

Ancient Roman Forum in Rome
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice & Florence - 5 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice & Florence - 5 Days

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.

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

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

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

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

River Arno & Ponte Vecchio at Sunset
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice & Florence - 6 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice & Florence - 6 Days

This short and sweet 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.

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

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

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

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

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

From city treasure hunts to skip-the-line tickets, this 9-day itinerary is perfectly crafted for your next family adventure. Hunt for hidden lion statues and go for a family bike ride in Venice, then tour medieval piazzas and learn to make the perfect pizza in Florence. End in Rome where you'll go on a kid-friendly tour of the Vatican and dive into Roman history at the Colosseum. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colorful Carnival Masks in Venice
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 10 Days

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

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

From Venice's Grand Canal to Tuscany's winemaking region, this 7-day 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 legendary Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and buzzing nightlife await.

Vatican City at Sunset
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Rome - 7 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Rome - 7 Days

Spend a week in luxury exploring Italy's cities on this packed itinerary. Explore Venice from the water, see Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence, and get exclusive access to the world-famous art and history of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Throughout the trip, enjoy private guided tours, indulge in delicious local food, and relax at night in luxurious accommodations.

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

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

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

Explore Italy's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day trip. Start in colorful Venice to see the ornate Doge's Palace and take a ride 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rialto bridge, Venice
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 7 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 7 Days

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region may be small, but it's packed with some of Italy's favorite spots. Spend seven days sauntering through historic architecture, hiking trails, handmade arts, and more as you explore the scenery and culture.

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

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

Church Interior on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Luxury Venice, Rome, and Sorrento - 7 Days
Luxury Venice, Rome, and Sorrento - 7 Days

Spend seven days exploring art and history in three of Italy's most beautiful cities with this luxury itinerary. You'll tour the famous islands of Murano and Burano to see the master glassblowers and lace makers at work, explore Venice's canals on a private gondola, see ancient ruins in Rome and Pompeii, and spend three days exploring the Amalfi Coast.

Monreale Cathedral in Palermo
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 14 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 14 Days

Spend two weeks delving into Italy's historic 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. 

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

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

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

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

Summer in Grado
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 11 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 11 Days

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region combines Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian, and Italian influences to create the perfect combination for this 11-day trip. Whether you're enjoying urban cafe culture on the streets of Trieste, lounging on the beaches of Grado, or exploring the Venetian canals, you're sure to learn something new along the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unity of Italy Square in Trieste
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 8 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 8 Days

Get enchanted by eight days in this region of northeastern Italy.  You'll stroll the city streets of Trieste before you hike its neighboring Carso Ridge, then switch over to seafaring Venice to see its dramatic landmarks and local artisans at work.

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

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

Trieste Channel and Ponte Rosso Square
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 12 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 12 Days

Taste thousands of years of cultural influences on this 12-day tour through northeastern Italy. Sample prosciutto in San Daniele, sip signature white and orange wines in the Friuli countryside, and dine alongside the edges of the canals of Venice as you make your way through the region.

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

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

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

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

Steep Buildings on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days
Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary is perfect for adventurous travelers who are short on time. Start in the floating city of Venice to explore city canals and tour ornate palaces, then continue to Florence to see works by da Vinci and enjoy a full-day Tuscany wine tour. After exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast, finish in Rome where the ancient Colosseum, world-famous Vatican, and romantic streetside cafes await.

Former Jewish ghetto in the Cannaregio district, Venice
Map of Jewish Heritage in Northern Italy - 9 Days
Jewish Heritage in Northern Italy - 9 Days

Jewish history is of fundamental importance for Italian cultural heritage, and nearly every city in Italy can trace back their Jewish communities. Spend 9 days exploring the synagogues, ghettos, old cemeteries, and more to explore this rich culture. See the San Sabba concentration camp in Trieste, explore Venice's medieval ghetto and view ancient Hebrew texts in Bologna. 

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

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

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

From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to eclectic artist neighborhoods in Venice, this 9-day trip is perfect for travelers who want to see Italy's top sights at a relaxed pace. Start in Venice to see the Grand Canal, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture and taste Chianti wine in Tuscany. End your trip with three days in Rome for trendy wine bars, nighttime foodie crawls, and an exclusive tour of the Vatican City.

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

Get exclusive access to world-famous historical sights, dine on incredible food, and experience Italy's renowned hospitality on this luxurious 9-day itinerary. Ride a gondola in Venice, go wine-tasting in Tuscany, and learn to make traditional Italian food in Rome. Round out your trip with a dive into ancient Roman history and two days on the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast.

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

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

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

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

Venice's Grand Canal
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 9 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 9 Days

Petite Friuli Venezia Giulia offers plenty to cover on this nine-day trip. You'll learn about the arts of mosaic construction, glassblowing, lacework, and more as you traverse city streets and ancient mountain roads in Udine, Trieste, and Venice.

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

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

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

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

Florence, Italy
Map of Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples - 14 Days
Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples - 14 Days

Discover the sights and delights of Italy on this two-week highlights tour. Explore the floating city of Venice, the Renaissance jewel of Florence, and the Eternal City of Rome. Ride a Vespa through picturesque Tuscany and discover the stunning Amalfi Coast. Soak up the culture, food, and wine while you fall in love with Italy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miramare Castle
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 10 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 10 Days

The capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia moved from Udine to Trieste, and so will you on this 10-day trip. Make your way through regional history, artwork, and landscapes to discover this distinctive region and its famous Venetian neighbor.

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

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

Windows in Venice
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 6 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 6 Days

Breeze through the Friuli Venezia Giulia region for six spectrum-spanning days. Whether you're in the craggy capital city of Trieste, hiking through ancient towns along the Corso Ridge, or gliding over Venetian canals, you're sure to find something to keep you here.

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

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

Venice
Map of Romantic Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice by Train - 10 Days
Romantic Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice by Train - 10 Days

On this 10-day trip, you'll travel by train to three of Italy's most popular cities, where flavors, history, archaeology, and the territory intertwine. Your journey begins in Rome with a day-long excursion to the fabled ruins of Pompeii. Next, you'll visit Florence, the city of Michelangelo, and take a day tour to 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 will truly understand why Italy is called the Bel Paese!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grado Lagoon
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, & More - 13 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, & More - 13 Days

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region and its neighbors are a work of art in themselves, but you can explore some of its smaller properties as well on this 13-day trip. Study the art of mosaic-making, visit  Roman ruins at Aquileia, and hike the mountain scenery of the Carso Ridge before you leave the region for its neighbors. Then seek out Da Vinci's works in Milan and handmade traditions in Venice before you return home.

Traditional Buranelli Cookies
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, & More - 14 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, & More - 14 Days

Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can spend fourteen days eating and drinking your way through Italy's top culinary destinations! Go for a gondola ride in Venice, try the decadent tiramisu, and sample the local Cicchetti. Head to Bologna to see 11th-century architecture and try the Parmeggiano, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's David and Leonardo's top works. Pair a bottle of Tuscan Chianti with a farm-to-table charcuterie board, then head west for four days on the sunny Amalfi Coast. Explore medieval fishing villages and learn to make the perfect Neopolitan pizza before capping your trip off with visits to the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and local gelateria in Rome. 

Island of Capri on the Amalfi Coast
Map of Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 14 Days
Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, & More - 14 Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Aquileia
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, Bologna, & More - 14 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, Bologna, & More - 14 Days

One of Italy's biggest attractions has always been its food, and you can sample plenty of it over the course of these two weeks. You'll relax by the seaside, walk through former Roman cities, and hike over mountains as you make your way to various tasting and art experiences to satisfy all of your sense.

Ferry across the palm-lined shores of Garda Lake
Map of Cycling Northern Italy: Dolomites to Venice, Slovenia to Croatia - 14 Days
Cycling Northern Italy: Dolomites to Venice, Slovenia to Croatia - 14 Days

Featuring two weeks of cycling through beautiful and diverse landscapes in northern Italy, you'll also pedal along the Slovenian and Croatian coastline. Begin your journey in Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites, and work your way south to Peschiera before turning east to Venice and following the Adriatic Sea around the Gulf of Trieste, where you'll end along the Istrian coast in Croatia's Poreč. Discover romantic Verona, marvel at architectural masterpieces in Vicenza, and soak weary muscles in thermal waters in Padua.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Map of Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days
Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days

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.

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

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

The Cinque Terre village of Vernazza.
Map of Explore Liguria & Tuscany: Cinque Terre, Florence, Pisa & Val D'Orcia - 13 Days
Explore Liguria & Tuscany: Cinque Terre, Florence, Pisa & Val D'Orcia - 13 Days

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.

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