Top Italy Attractions

Roman Forum

Roman Colosseum

The Ancient City of Pompeii

Statue of David in Florence

Sistine Chapel in Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy

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Top Activities in Italy

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Eating amazing food

Taking a cooking class in Bologna

Cycling in ancient cities and along the coast

History tour

Going back in time in Sicily

Photography tour

Sailing

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Classic Italy Itineraries

Italy in 7-10 Days

If you only have one week in Italy, you will have time to see the “big three,” that is Venice, Florence, and Rome. Each is distinct and will provide a wonderful glimpse into the country. A word of warning though: once you’re there, you will not want to come back!

Day 1-3, Rome & Vatican City: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Forum, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain

Day 4-5, Florence: Shop along the Ponte Vecchio, see incredible works of art at the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace and The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, visit the Duomo and other churches.

Day 6-7, Venice: Gondola rides, Piazza San Marco, walk over picturesque bridges for spectacular photo ops, and explore shops full of intricate Venetian masks.

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Italy in 2 Weeks

If it's your first visit to Italy, try to plan two weeks in which you can see the countryside as well as the major tourist spots. 

Day 1-2, Rome & Vatican City: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Forum, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain

Day 3-5, Florence: Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Wine Tasting 

Day 6, Milan: Pristine Milan is a great shopping city, also offering impressive history and the incredible cathedral at its center. 

Day 7, Verona: Famous for its star-crossed lovers, fair Verona is a lovely stop, with a long artistic history. 

Day 8-9, Venice: Gondola rides, Piazza San Marco, Doges Palace walk over picturesque bridges for spectacular photo ops, and explore shops full of intricate Venetian masks.

Day 10, San Marino: Marvel at stunning medieval architecture and stroll through classic piazzas.

Day 12-14, Naples: Take a day trip to Positano and Pompeii. Enjoy classic Neapolitan pizza and ocean views.

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Culinary & Wine Tour of Italy

If there's one thing Italy is known for, it's food! A culinary tour of the country will showcase their signature dishes, and the traditional way to make them. And a food tour would be nothing without a visit to some of the country’s premier wineries where you'll get a taste of classic old world wines.

Day 1-2, Rome: Enjoy your introduction to Italy in Rome, enjoying classic Italian fare at hole in the wall restaurants. Eat dessert al fresco as you taste delicious gelato while lounging on the Spanish Steps.

Day 3-6, Bologna: Learn how to make a traditional Bolognese sauce, and visit where true Parmesan Reggiano is made.

Day 7-10, Tuscany: The rustic charm of Tuscany will be revealed as you walk in fresh gardens, drink delicious wines, learn to make homemade pasta, and picnic in vineyards. 

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Dear Alexandra, thank you, it was great! I was describing Assizes and Spelo to my daughters and my boyfriend, I hope we are all well and be lucky enough to come again to your beautiful homeland.
I think the weekend I will start my Italian language lessons! Wish you, your family and the people you love, all the best! Let's keep in touch Anna Anna Maltabe
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i had a wonderful time January 2017

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Heart of Europe Grand Tour

In May of 2016 we did the Heart of Europe Grand Tour which started in Amsterdam and ended in London. Both my husband and i had a wonderful time and saw sites we may have never seen before(we have been to Europe before but only to Germany and Amsterdam) Our Tour Guide was Ron Lazet and he was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Would recommend these tours for anyone. I hope to be able to do another tour in the near future Read more

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Rome and Tuscan Highlights Summer 2018

The sights covered were varied and full. I don't see how we could of done much more. I never felt that I had missed anything or anything was left out.

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Untours saved us hours of planning time. October 2016

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The Italy - Florence Untour

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Untours saved us hours of planning time the 6 months before our trip and we felt very confident in our ability to manage our daily activities knowing that we could give our team a call if we needed help- which we did! Helen was great. She went above and beyond to make our stay the best. She made sure all of our questions were answered. Very professional! Large apartment, great location, all the needed amenities, lots of good information for guests in the apt., very pleased with this! Read more

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Fascinating Italy October 2016

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The Best of Italy

My tour to Venice, Florence and Rome was ABSOLUTELY fantastic!!! Andrea and the Museum Tour Guides were excellent. They were not only knowledgeable about the subject matter of each tour, but also friendly and attentive to answering any and all questions. Andrea has a wonderful personality and went beyond the call of duty to make everyone happy and to even offer assistance to a disabled person throughout the tour. I was very happy with the stops between the major cities where we were able to visit Assissi, as well as have a wonderful lunch at a Olive Oil and Winery and a fantastic dinner in Tuscany. Additionally, the driver was friendly and very careful to get us to each and every destination safely. There are two things I would suggest...a much nicer hotel in Rome and a much longer tour and stay in Italy. I would have loved a twelve or fourteen day Italy stay. Thank you Smartours for these wonderful tours--this was my second one, first visiting China and just recently Italy. I am seriously contemplating Dubai/Abu Dhabi or Cuba. Keep it up Smartours! You are the best at world wide travel!!! Loretta Flanagan Read more

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Amazing tasting, food and tour guide October 2016

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A Taste of Tuscany

All of the different types of tastings. The beautiful walking / hiking trails. Cooking class and the size of our group. The working farm that we stayed at for 3 nights with the most lovely hostess Angela and her family. Wow what a lady and what a cook ! Our tour guide Ben's vast knowledge of all things Italy and his passion made this a prefect vacation for me. Read more

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