Bursting with ancient ruins, Renaissance architecture, breathtaking landscapes and an almost unrivalled food and wine industry, it’s no wonder that travellers flock to Italy for a slice of ‘la bella vita’ (a beautiful life). This incredible country is home to countless world-renowned attractions, and an organised tour is the perfect way to unearth its treasures. Whether you’re traipsing through vineyards in Tuscany or cruising the canals of Venice in a gondola, you can be assured that your time in Italy will leave a lasting impression.
Don’t miss these Italy attractions
- Rome’s Colosseum
- The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel
- Cinque Terre
- Wine tour of Tuscany
- Driving the Amalfi coastline
La Bella Vita
Home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, Italy is one of the birthplaces of Western culture and one of the post popular destinations in the world. It’s not hard to see why given its spectacular attractions from breathtaking capital Rome to the wonders of Florence and stylish city streets of Milan; all the way south to the rustic rural charm of Calabria and the unique island of Sicily.
A Highlights of Italy tour is a perfect way to see all the main drawcards in places like Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa and Rome. Alternatively, consider taking a specialised art tour to explore Renaissance wonders in some of the world’s greatest galleries, or join a food tour to indulge in glorious Italian cuisine. Be guided through olive oil farms, renowned wineries and local markets or learn to recreate Italian flavours with a professional chef.
While plenty of Italian tours are centred on the country’s well-preserved historic sites, there’s more to Italy than just ancient history. Some tours focus on Italy’s spectacular scenic coastline, with driving tours of the Amalfi coast a popular choice. Similar excursions include walking tours of Cinque Terre, bicycle trips around Tuscany and hiking around the hills of Lombardy.
Whichever tour you choose, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in one of Europe’s most unforgettable destinations. When it comes to living well, Italians are the masters, so take the plunge and come face-to-face with the locals for a bona fide experience.