Avanti's Italy

A diverse and intriguing land is an undeniable magnet for lovers of art, history, food, and wine. In the south, find sun-kissed beaches and miles of olive groves. The central regions boast rich farmlands with ancient villages and some of the most famous wines in the world. Each of Italy’s 20 regions has its own allure. - from Piedmont to Sicily, discover the cultures and cuisines of this beautiful boot.

Customized Vacations

Our Recommended Vacations showcase how Avanti utilizes decades of expertise to seamlessly connect the dots across Europe. Fully customizable, your many choices include city tours with cooking classes emphasizing the country's culinary traditions, romantic candlelight dinners on private boats, and unique accommodations that deliver the authentic Italian experience. Click the button to check out more Recommended Vacations for Italy.

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Best of Italy:

Rome, Florence & Venice

10 Days/9 Nights

This is the classic "Grand Tour" of Italy with visits of Rome, the Eternal City, Florence, the grand city of the Renaissance, and Venice, famed for its canals and the Piazza San Marco. Better still, these three cities feature some of our favorite hotels, sightseeing, and fine dining. Best of all, with this tour you have plenty of free time to explore, shop, or relax without feeling rushed.

ACCOMMODATIONS

3 Nights Rome | 3 Nights Florence | 3 Nights Venice

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Arrival & Departure Transfers Per City | Small Group Panoramic Rome Tour | Small Group Florence Tour with Academy Museum | Gondola Ride | One Traditional 3-Course Dinner Per City | 1st-Class Rail Between Cities + Seat Reservations | TripBuilder CityGuides Per City | Daily Breakfast

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Italian Romance:

Rome & Sorrento

7 Days/6 Nights

Come to the soul of Italy, where history, culture, and natural beauty surround and inspire. Enjoy two of our most popular destinations - Rome and the Amalfi Coast - in this 6-night package.

ACCOMMODATIONS

3 Nights Rome | 3 Nights Sorrento

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Private Arrival & Departure Transfers Per City | Small Group Panoramic Rome Tour | Private Tour of Pompeii | 1st-Class Rail to Naples | One Traditional 3-Course Dinner per City | Daily Breakfast

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Flavors of Italy:

Bologna, Florence & Rome

10 Days/9 Nights

A flavorful feast of foodie experiences! Learn traditional recipes while cooking in local homes, stroll through city streets and lively markets tasting regional specialties, and discover Italy's famous wines.

ACCOMMODATIONS

3 Nights Bologna | 3 Nights Florence | 3 Nights Rome

INCLUSIONS

Private Arrival & Departure Transfers Per City | Private Bologna Gourmet Walking Tour | Private Cooking Class in Bologna Home | One 3-course dinner in Bologna | Small Group Florence Food Walking Tour* | Wine Tasting in Florence | Private Cooking Class in a Tuscan Home | Small Group Panoramic Rome Tour* | Market Tour & Cooking Class with Lunch in Rome | Wine Tasting in Rome | Florence & Rome TripBuilder City Guides | First-Class Rail between Cities with Seat Reservations | Daily Breakfast | *These tours available April - October only

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Northern Italy's Hidden Gems:

Turin, Lake Orta, Gavi & Portovenere

8 Days/7 Nights

Experience the vibrant city of Turin, with its passion for chocolate and architecture. Before straying away towards Lake Orta's genuine charm, be sure to admire the beauty of the Alps. Taste distinguished wines in one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions before ending your trip near the picturesque Cinque Terre coastline.

ACCOMMODATIONS

1 Night Turin | 2 Nights Lake Orta | 1 Night Gavi | 3 Nights Portovenere

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All Private Ground Transfers | Private Lake Orta Walking Tour & Boat Ride | 1 Bottle of Wine in Room | Private Transfer Orta to Gavi | Wine Tasting & Dinner in Gavi | Private Transfer from Gavi to Portovenere | Private Tour to the Cinque Terre | One 3-Course Dinner in Portovenere | Daily Breakfast

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Splendors of Southern Italy:

Rome, Sorrento, Matera, Lecce & Fasano

10 Days/9 Nights

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast proudly facing the sea, to the yet untouched lands of Puglia, experience true authenticity on the narrow, winding street of Matera or in the market of Lecce. Your adventure will end on the charming beaches of Savalletri di Fasano, where you can enjoy world-renowned cuisine and explore the nearby Trulli houses.

ACCOMMODATIONS

1 Night Rome | 3 Nights Sorrento | 1 Night Matera | 1 Night Lecce | 3 Nights Savalletri di Fasano

INCLUSIONS

Private arrival & departure transfers | All private transportation throughout | Semi-Private Rome Tour | Traditional 3-course Dinner in Rome | Private Tour of Pompeii | Traditional 3-course Dinner in Sorrento | Sorrento Countryside Tasting Tour | Cooking Class in Lecce | Private Tour to Martina Franca, Cisternino & Locorotondo with lunch | First-class Rail from Rome to Naples | Daily Breakfast

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Flavors of Puglia:

Bari, Pezze di Greco & Lecce

7 Days/6 Nights

Puglia, the "heel of the Italian boot", with its stunning coastline, charming villages, and a slower pace of life, is a favorite vacation area for the Italians themselves. Come find out why as you enjoy the regional cuisine and wine, and the cultural flavors, of this less-crowded but beautiful region of Italy.

ACCOMMODATIONS

1 Nights Bari | 3 Nights Countryside | 2 Nights Lecce

INCLUSIONS

Private Bari Walking Tour with Lunch | Private Ostuni & Alberobello Tour with Olive Oil Tasting | Afternoon Mozzarella Cheese, Pasta & Focaccia Making Class with Dinner | 6-day compact manual car rental | Daily Breakfast

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Umbrian Elegance:

Perugia & Norcia

5 Days/4 Nights

Once known as Tuscany's less alluring sister, Umbria has come into its own as region where the food, wine, art, culture and architecture are the equal of any in Italy. Discover all the charms of this region combing medieval hill town towns, gastronomic specialties, world class vineyards, all while staying at stylish villas. Enjoy stays in Perugia, the bustling provincial capital of Umbria and Umbria's hidden jewel, Norcia. Interspersed between the towns are visits to Assisi, Montefalco and Spoleto while tasting fantastic regional wines.

ACCOMMODATIONS

2 Nights Perugia | 2 Nights Norcia

INCLUSIONS

Private Perugia Tasting Tour | One Wine & Olive Oil Tasting | Private Transfer Perugia to Norcia via Assisi, Montefalco & Spoleto | Wine Tasting En Route | Daily Breakfast

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Best of Sicily:

Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa & Taormina

8 Days/7 Nights

Sicily has been a crossroads of civilization for several millennia, and the record of its many ruling groups can be found in its architecture. Among the greatest sights are the classical Greek temples and theaters, built in the 5th century B.C. when Sicily was an important part of greater Greece.

ACCOMMODATIONS

2 Nights Palermo | 1 Night Agrigento | 1 Night Ragusa | 3 Nights Taormina

INCLUSIONS

One 3-Course Dinner in Palermo | Private Palermo & Monreale Tour | Private Agrigento Tour | Private Piazza Amerina Tour | Private Siracusa Tour | Private Taormina Tour | One 3-Course Dinner in Taormina | 5-Day Compact Manual Car Rental | Map & Sicily Guidebook | Daily Breakfast

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Italy Handpicked Hotels

Recommended hotels, resorts, and more; personally inspected and selected by Avanti's travel professionals. Go for accommodations housed within historical buildings in famous Italian cities or head out to the countryside for a romantic stay at a wine villa. Explore your Agent Portal for options.

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Italy Tours and Experiences

Avanti strives to provide authentic and personalized experiences, including city tours, cooking classes, local family dinners, and more. From visiting the iconic ancient sites littered across the entire country to creating home-cooked Italian classics with locals, there's plenty of amazing offerings. Check out your Agent Portal for options.

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Share the Passion:

"The food and drinks in Italy are amazing! Most cities throughout the country are known for a specific dish, and my favorites are the tortellini in Bologna and the red wine risotto in Verona. In the afternoon be sure to enjoy an Aperol Spritz at a sidewalk or piazza café as you relax and chat with friendly locals."

-Tracy Moran, Avanti Destinations Travel Consultant

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