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BOOK YOUR ITALY VACATION WITH CONFIDENCE FOR TRAVEL THROUGH 2021
 

Exclusive Vacation Packages are independent and a great way to see Italy without having a to-the-minute itinerary. 

We covered the most popular and interesting itineraries you look for and selected the hotels, day tours, and transportation for you. 

This way, you can check off all the must-sees and still have time to go back to your personal favorites, or explore each city as you wish.  Not only does this make seeing Italy easy and fun, it's also a great value!

Take a look at the most popular ones below with set dates!

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Spend a week in a Tuscan wonderland and live like a local! With an incredible private villa as your home base, you are never more than an hour's drive from any of Tuscany's lovely cities, towns and villages. Visit as much of the region as you like, or spend as much time as you like taking in the beautiful grounds of your private villa.

The basic package includes a car rental and a private villa for 7 nights. You can decide to have every day at leisure, explore on your own, add a private guide for each suggested tour or even hire a private chauffeur driver. 

Enjoy a week on Italy’s enchanting Northwestern coast, where quaint fishing villages, gracious old-world harbors, and the fascinating city of Genoa have enticed travelers for centuries.

With the alluring city of Genoa as your home base, discover its elegant palaces and the fascinating labyrinth of caruggi (alleyways) that make up Genoa’s historic center and are packed with historical shops, offering treasures from spices to chocolates, fine linens, tableware, clothing, and beauty products.

Plus, venture out to the surrounding gems including splendid Portofino, charming Santa Margherita village, the medieval San Fruttuoso Abbey and Cinque Terre, five small colorful fishing villages carved out of the rocky mountainside above the sea.

Birthplace of Christopher Columbus, pesto and focaccia bread, Genoa is a city full of surprises. Named ‘the City of Palaces’ for its splendid gold-leaf halls of the Unesco-listed Palazzi dei Rolli and ‘the Superba’ for its glorious past and impressive landmarks, Genoa is arguably Italy’s most unjustly unknown city. As Charles Dickens rightly said: ‘It is a place that grows upon you every day! I will part from Genova with anything but a glad heart.’

Genoa and its region, Liguria, are perfect for marvelous outdoor activities, ranging from hiking to sailing to visiting tiny villages. It’s a territory that offers authentic experiences that are far from the more crowded and popular destinations in Italy.
 

With the Eternal City as your home base, see the highlights of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, and the Vatican, plus venture out to Pompeii and Tuscany to make the most of your week in Rome, Italy. 

Can't choose between a city vacation and a seaside break - you don't have to. You can experience both on this Romantic Getaway to Rome and Positano. Visit the highlights of ancient Rome with your private guide and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Eternal City. Then head to the Amalfi Coast, the most enchanting coastline in the world where you can dine on a fresh seafood, enjoy ocean views from your hotel room and take day trips to neighboring towns and the famed island of Capri.
 

Acquaint yourself with the natural beauty, historical sights and savory food that makes Sicily a diverse and interesting destination. Enjoy an intimate experience with superior accommodations, private transportation and tours.

Dig in to the famous and beloved culture of Tuscany with a trip to Siena and San Gimignano, a visit to the Leaning tower of Pisa, a tour of Florence including the Duomo & Accademia Gallery, and even a private cooking class at a Florentine signora's beautiful country home to taste some Tuscan delicacies and local wines!

Enjoy a private cooking class at a Florentine signora's beautiful home located in the outskirt of Florence. The house was built in the 11th century as a lookout tower. Later, it became the residence of Francesco Granacci, a successful painter in the 16th century and one of Michelangelo’s close friends, and for this reason it was named “Casa del Pittore” (Painter’s house). It’s now a gorgeous renovated stone farmer’s house on a hilltop overlooking Florence.

During your 3-hour hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to prepare a typical 4-course Tuscan meal. The menu may slightly vary depending on the season and the fresh ingredients available, and it will usually include a starter, home-made pasta from scratch, a second dish of meat (beef, pork or chicken), and a dessert.

At the end, savor the meal you prepared paired with some of the finest Tuscan wines.

This is the luxury way to see Italy for the first time! We've taken care of selecting wonderful 5* hotels and your private transfers between cities. All you have to do is enjoy yourself as you visit the must-sees of each city on our hand-selected private day tours, and have some free time to explore on your own with this independent tour of Italy.
 

A perfect itinerary for your first time in Italy! We've taken care of selecting wonderful 4* hotels, transfers and 1st class train tickets between cities. All you have to do is enjoy yourself as you visit the must-sees of each city on our hand-selected day tours, and have some free time to explore on your own with this independent tour of Italy.

Spend a week in a Tuscan wonderland! With an incredible private villa as your home base, you are never more than an hour's drive from any of Tuscany's lovely cities, towns and villages. Visit as much of the region as you like, or spend as much time as you like taking in the beautiful grounds of your private villa.

The basic package includes a car rental and a private villa for 7 nights. You can decide to have every day at leisure, explore on your own, add a private guide for each suggested tour or even hire a private chauffeur driver. 

Venture to the beautiful countryside of the Orcia Valley, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, to discover hilltop villages, rows of vineyards, and culinary specialties while surrounded by unique scents and amazing tastes. Visit the gorgeous medieval village of Montepulciano, the Renaissance center of Pienza and the hill town of Montalcino, famous for the Brunello wine. This package also includes two lunches, two wine tastings and a cooking class.

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Tuscany, Rome, or any part of Italy.  We are happy to help make travel arrangements for you to Siena.
 

Famous the world over, five small colorful fishing villages carved out of the rocky mountainside above the sea, the Cinque Terre are a must-visit for any traveller to Italy. The tiny towns are connected only by boat, train and hiking paths. A short and easy hike is the best way to get acclimated. Our local guide will take you through terraced vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean. Afterwards you will experience a traditional meal in a local trattoria, tasting vegetable pies, focaccia, anchovies, cheeses and more. The other best way to experience the Cinque Terre is by boat and you will enjoy a private tour on a vintage boat, giving you a unique view of these five villages.

This package is available from March to September.

The Borromean Islands are the highlight of a stay at Lago Maggiore. Isola Bella will surprise you: its sumptuous baroque palace is completely furnished and its elegant rooms are full of paintings and works of arts. On Isola Madre the atmosphere is even more authentic: you will learn how the Borromeo family created a luxuriant English-style botanical garden full of tropical and rare plants. Isola Pescatori is the most lively, with its many little shops and cafés. On another day you will visit the gem of Lake Orta and the small town of Orta San Giulio with its 20 chapels whose frescoes tell the story of St. Francis of Assisi.

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Milan, Cinque Terre, or any part of Italy.  We are happy to help make travel arrangements for you to Stresa.
 

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples is one of the most exciting and fascinating destinations in Italy. In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Bella Napoli is home to one of the best archeological museums in the world. You will see artifacts from Pompeii and as part of our package, visit Pompeii itself. While exploring the city and surroundings, eat pizza in the place where it was born and drink the best espresso you will ever have (they say it is because of the water).

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Sorrento, Rome, or any part of Italy.  We are happy to help make travel arrangements for you to Naples.

Check out more activities on ItalyVacations.com and add more nights to the package and take an Amalfi Coast Drive, a tour to beautiful Capri & Anacapri or a Southern Wine Tour!

 
 

Enjoy a week on Italy’s enchanting Northwestern coast, where quaint fishing villages, gracious old-world harbors, and the fascinating city of Genoa have enticed travelers for centuries.

With the alluring city of Genoa as your home base, discover its elegant palaces and the fascinating labyrinth of caruggi (alleyways) that make up Genoa’s historic center and are packed with historical shops, offering treasures from spices to chocolates, fine linens, tableware, clothing, and beauty products.

Plus, venture out to the surrounding gems including splendid Portofino, charming Santa Margherita village, the medieval San Fruttuoso Abbey and Cinque Terre, five small colorful fishing villages carved out of the rocky mountainside above the sea.

Birthplace of Christopher Columbus, pesto and focaccia bread, Genoa is a city full of surprises. Named ‘the City of Palaces’ for its splendid gold-leaf halls of the Unesco-listed Palazzi dei Rolli and ‘the Superba’ for its glorious past and impressive landmarks, Genoa is arguably Italy’s most unjustly unknown city. As Charles Dickens rightly said: ‘It is a place that grows upon you every day! I will part from Genova with anything but a glad heart.’

Genoa and its region, Liguria, are perfect for marvelous outdoor activities, ranging from hiking to sailing to visiting tiny villages. It’s a territory that offers authentic experiences that are far from the more crowded and popular destinations in Italy.
 

Don’t just visit Tuscany – immerse yourself in the language and cooking of the region! Your base will be the spectacular walled-city of Lucca. Each morning you will join a small group for four hours of fun and interactive Italian language instruction. In the afternoons, you will be able to use your new Italian language skills while experiencing the culture and cuisine of this area.

One cooking class will focus on the local tradition of cooking, utilizing fresh local ingredients in simple recipes. During a wine tasting and an olive oil lessons, you learn how to distinguish the flavors, textures and colors of the local vintages and oil production. Lucca itself has much to offer to food and wine lovers and you will enjoy an insider’s culinary walking tour of the city.

Parla e Cucina in Lucca is the ultimate local Italian experience!

With the Eternal City as your home base, see the highlights of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, and the Vatican, plus venture out to Pompeii & Vesuvius and Tuscany to make the most of your week in Rome, Italy. 

Can't choose between a city vacation and a seaside break - you don't have to. You can experience both with a visit to Rome where you will receive a private tour of the highlights of ancient Rome. Enjoy time on your own to explore the Eternal City. Then head to the Amalfi Coast, the most enchanting coastline in the world where you can dine on a fresh seafood, enjoy ocean views from your hotel room and take day trips to neighboring towns and the famed island of Capri.
 

Acquaint yourself with the natural beauty, historical sights and savory food that makes Sicily a diverse and interesting destination. Enjoy an intimate experience with superior accommodations, private transportation and tours.

Dig in to the famous and beloved culture of Tuscany with a trip to Siena and San Gimignano, a visit to the Leaning tower of Pisa, a tour of Florence including the Duomo & Accademia Gallery, and even a dinner at a historical villa to taste some Tuscan delicacies and local wines! 

This package is available from April to October. We suggest that you leave from the US on a Tuesday or Friday.

See the best of Italy's history and beautiful coastline! Start in the Eternal City visiting Ancient Rome and the Colosseum then head south to sunny Sorrento and the stunning island of Capri. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without some food and wine! You'll have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food and taste some local wines and cheeses - buon appetito!