For tailor made holidays to Italy the best is to use Italian travel agencies also based in Italy that have a deep knowledge of the Italian territory. Some agencies are specialised in mainly one region as for example Tuscany, Veneto, Sicily… some others are capable of designing a perfect itinerary throughout the whole country just right for you. It all depends on how many days you have at disposal, on the airport you are leaving from and going back to, your interests, age and last but not least of course, your budget.
A specialist of customized tours of Italy will certainly suggest the best and be of great help before and during your trip. It is also very important to have your travel organizer right on spot to help when needed and solve last minute issues.
Are you visiting Italy for the first time? Then you probably want to visit Rome, Florence and Venice. In Rome you can’t miss the Vatican City and a visit to the Vatican museums. Also a good walking tour of the main Roman sights and chic shopping area around the Spanish steps is advisable and a tour on foot of the Coliseum. Florence is the city of culture and museums, you certainly want to see the David by Michelangelo in the Academy museum, the Birth of Venus by Botticelli in the Uffizi museum. Just walking through the center is a not to be missed experience because each building is magnificent, the shops are great, the Duomo a must! Last but not least is Venice, you must see it at least once in your life and take a gondola tour along its canals.
Did you already travel to Italy once and know the “must see cities” and would like to explore minor cities of the Tuscany region and get to see San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Lucca…? Be aware, the list could be long: certainly, a travel specialist will select for you the best excursions from Florence, with the best guides and drivers with a perfect knowledge of the region and of the English language.
If your interest is the north of Italy, well… Milan is a good base to start. This is a fast paced city, center of finance, culture, fashion, music… you find it all here in one place. From Milan not to be missed an excursion to Lake Como surrounded by beautiful mountains, villages, villas and gardens such as Villa Balbaniello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi. It would be ideal to use Como, a bourgeois wealthy city, as a base to explore the lake and Switzerland. Wouldn't it be lovely to take an excursion to Saint Moritz or Lake Lugano?
The south of Italy is a fascinating part of our country! I suggest staying in Naples for 2-3 nights. This city was the capital of the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily until the unification of Italy, that is 1861 and it still shows it in its architecture. Not to be missed a visit to the National museum to see the artifacts found in Pompeii’s excavations, a walking tour through the old heart of the city Spaccanapoli, a walk and drive along the beautiful Bay of Naples. An ideal itinerary of this area should include Naples, the archaeological site of Pompeii, the Amalfi coast with its breathtaking panorama, stopping at Sorrento, Positano, and many more beautiful spots. You would love to spend a few days on the Amalfi coast itself.
Heading further south to discover our beautiful island Sicily? Well, here you could spend weeks… it is important that you are advised by an expert Italy travel specialist wether to see the area around the exotic Palermo in the east of the island, or the world famous Taormina, the temples in Agrigento… And you also want to experience food, people, shopping…