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Best Things To Do in Italy

Italy travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Italy - Learn all about Italian Gastronomy: Naples
Learn all about Italian Gastronomy: Naples
The origin of pizza, spaghetti, and parmigiana, Naples is one of the world's most tasty food capitals. Have your operator help you get a few lessons in the art of the traditional pizza. Taste the fresh, locally grown ingredients in all of your meals, revel in the unique Napolitan architecture and enjoy its vivacious nightlife. See More >
Italy - Serenity and nature on tap: the Italian Lake District
Serenity and nature on tap: the Italian Lake District
Stretching across Northern Italy, the Italian Lake District is home to majestic scenery and pleasant weather. Experience Lake Garda, visit Lake Como and its forested slopes, or simply admire the Alps on a leisurely boating trip. See More >
Italy - Expose the kids to Italy's treasures: Florence, The City of Artists
Expose the kids to Italy's treasures: Florence, The City of Artists
Florence has always been a true historical and architectural wonder, giving rise to innumerable artists and authors. Visit the Piazza Michelangelo for that quintessential Italian experience. Other must-visits include Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo, each of which offer fascinating insights into the history and architecture of Italy. See More >
Italy - Bologna and Murano: Art, Architecture and food
Bologna and Murano: Art, Architecture and food
Revive your soul by travelling to the medieval towns of Bologna and Murano, perfectly suited for those who love architecture and the arts. A perfect combination of everything Italian (culture, food and architecture), these towns are a must visit for any tourist. See More >
Italy - Take the kids truffle-hunting in Langhe
Take the kids truffle-hunting in Langhe
Langhe, home of great table wine and truffle-mecca, is a hilly area to the south and east of river Tanaro, Northern Italy. Enjoy your time tasting delicious wines, cheeses and truffles. It is no wonder that this region of utter beauty and wonder was chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. See More >
Italy - Visit the Cultural Hubs of Italy: Capri and Anacapri
Visit the Cultural Hubs of Italy: Capri and Anacapri
Visit the beautiful city of Capri for its vibrant bustle, and counterpoint it with the countryside town of Anacapri, more quiet and reserved. Enjoy your days walking these elegant streets that made these islands famous even back in the fifties and sixties. See More >
Italy - Sicily for the family: Art and History and rugged beauty
Sicily for the family: Art and History and rugged beauty
The largest autonomous island in the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is a hub for art and history. Enjoy tours of Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, and visit Palermo's Baroque churches. For those fascinted by beautiful landscapes, take a trip to Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano! See More >
Italy - Milan: Europe's Fashion Center
Milan: Europe's Fashion Center
Enjoy one of the trendiest cities in Europe, Milan, perfect for couples and families. Go on a shopping spree at designer shops, visit Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, catch an Opera at the La Scala Opera House, and visit the Castello Sforzesco Gothic cathedral. See More >
Italy - Tuscany: Italy's Most Famous Region
Tuscany: Italy's Most Famous Region
Experience Tuscany, a region filled with picturesque rolling hills, vineyards, cypress trees, and small hill towns. Take a wine-tasting tour, explore Renaissance art in Florence, or learn about the history of Siena and San Gimigiano. A one-stop shop for any food, vino and history fan! See More >
Italy - Fall in love all over again: Venice, The City of Canals
Fall in love all over again: Venice, The City of Canals
Built on a large lagoon surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. Boat along scenic canals that connect 118 separate islands, and check out the stunning architecture at every turn of the head. This is where you will fall in love all over again. See More >
Italy - Pompeii: The Ashes of Italy
Pompeii: The Ashes of Italy
Buried under several feet of ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii is one of Italy's most famous cities. Step into the past to those final days as you tour the streets of Pompeii; learn about the everyday life of ancient Roman people through remains of homes, ancient bakeries and baths. See More >
Italy - Hike through the '5 lands' of stunningly beautiful Cinque Terre
Hike through the '5 lands' of stunningly beautiful Cinque Terre
Italy's five lands (cinque terre) are comprised of the surreally beautiful villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Corniglia. Enjoy incredible landscapes, hiking into Italy's nature, and wine tasting. For families who particularly enjoy hiking, the Blue Trail is an amazing (and easy) hike that connects all five of the villages. See More >
Italy - Rome: The Heart of the Roman Empire
Rome: The Heart of the Roman Empire
A city that needs no introduction, Rome is less a place than an experience, boasting countless historical sights juxtaposed with a modern lifestyle. Enjoy touring the Vatican City, learn about ancient Roman culture, visit cathedrals, explore the Colosseum, and enjoy exquisite Italian food from up and down the country. You'll never want to leave! See More >

Best time to go to Italy

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Peak ( Jun - Aug )

Crowds and large queues for all major sights. Hotels full up and prime properties impossible to book at the last minute. And this being Italy, the seat of Roman Catholicism, Christmas and Easter months are also sold out early. From late December to March, the Italian Alps and the Dolomites see an upswing in tourism as well.

Shoulder ( Apr - May , Sep - Oct )

Spring in Italy is perfect for festivals and a rich harvest of local produce. Accommodation prices drop and availability increases. Autumn months see the grape harvest season, and end-October is the time for the International White Truffle Festival of Alba up in the Piedmont region.

Low ( Nov - Mar )

Although Italy is a year-round destination, a few sights may shut shop on the coast and in the mountains; accommodation prices may be as much as 30% lower compared to high season. December and March get busy despite the low temperatures around Christmas and Easter.

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Armed with a University degree in Tourism Sciences, this formidable husband/wife team brings to you more than 20 years of experience in the tailor-made travel industry, first as professionals and then as business partners; their company just celebrated its 12th anniversary, with over 3500 happy travelers thus far. They consider themselves the heart and the mind of the business, creating itineraries and experiences personally tailored to their customers. Under their expert care and with a meticulous attention to detail, you may arrive as a foreigner but you will definitely leave as a native.

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