Seat of the Roman Empire, leading light of the Renaissance and fervent advocate of la bella vita, Italy is renowned for its art, architecture, style and passion. Such is the depth of Italy’s cultural treasures, even the most modest church façade can hide work by the likes of Michelangelo. Our Italy specialists draw on their deep-seated connections with the country to help you unravel Italy’s well-known highlights, from Rome’s ancient Colosseum to the untouched medieval towns of Tuscany and the lagoon city of Venice.
They also use their first-hand knowledge to show you Italy’s lesser-known ways of life. You might find yourself truffle hunting with an expert and his dog in Tuscany’s hillsides, sampling street food in Palermo, Sicily, exploring the characterful villages of Puglia, or hiking through terraces of vines to reach the tiny villages of Liguria’s Cinque Terre. Whether you explore great cities, alpine lakes, or Roman relics, our specialists can help you unlock Italy’s hidden secrets, from exploring Pompeii without the crowds to uncovering the many delicacies of Italy’s gastronomic capital, Bologna.
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These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Italy could entail. Treat them as
inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide
on the shape of your own trip to Italy. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations
for how to appreciate Italy at its best.
This guide describes some of the lesser-known highlights of the Tuscany region. Our Italy specialist Kimberly has included her top things to see and do in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano as well as truffle hunting.
The focal point of history and culture for over 2000 years, Italy is perhaps understandably also the world’s pre-eminent destination when it comes to its art and architecture. This guide highlights its basilicas, cathedrals and churches, and the priceless artworks contained within them.
Italy specialist Giovani picks some of his top things to see and do on and around the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Highlights include driving along the Amalfi coast, taking a boat tour of Capri, and hiking the Path of the Gods and Path of the Forts.
Currency: Euro (€)
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Italy for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.
If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
Electricity & Power Adapters: 230 volts. Plugs C, F & L. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
Best Time to Visit: The best months to visit Italy are between mid April to the end of October with average temps between 70-80° F during the day and 50-60° F at night. Keep in mind that the months of July, August and part of September are hot, humid, and full of tourists. Bring a sweater for evenings all year-round.
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included.
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