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Captivating, complicated, born and reborn for millennia—Italy continues to inspire artists and beguile travelers. Follow your heart to the rolling Tuscan hillside dotted with cypress trees, listen to the water lap Venetian canals, and succumb to the romance of Rome.

Immerse yourself in Italy

May 2024

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A Week in Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome
9 days | 11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension

4.7 out of 5 stars

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What to know before you go

POPULATION

Italy’s 59 million residents are joined by nearly as many yearly visitors—it’s the fifth most visited country in the world.

CAPITAL

Rome—known as the Eternal City—is older than Italy itself, predating the country by 2,600 years.

CULTURAL QUICK TAKE

With more than 162,000 coffee bars to choose from, Italians cherish their daily cuppa. To avoid riling up the locals, remember that you can enjoy an espresso any time, but cappuccinos are exclusively ordered in the morning.

WHAT TO GO FOR

Sumptuous art and architecture, bucolic village piazzas, and a rapidly melting pistachio gelato—all of which you’ll experience with our Italy travel packages.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON TOUR
Trips to Italy simply aren’t complete without truffle hunting and pasta making. Plus, visits to agriturismos, lemon groves, and olive farms let you add a bespoke touch to your already flavor-filled journey.

ITALY BESTSELLER

See it all on our Grand Tour

See Florence, Rome, Venice, and smaller treasures, too. It’s the most popular of our Italy trip packages for a reason.

Andiamo!

Venice, Florence & Rome: three iconic cities, three ways to see them

THE STAY A LITTLE LONGER

Slow down to
savor the romance
and relics of Italy

Explore the 11-night itinerary

THE SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Short on time?
Live la dolce vita in
one perfect week

THE SOLO, NOT ALONE

We’ve got your
back—and your
future best friends

Any time in Italy is time well spent. Want to make the most of your trip?

Here’s your Italy Travel Guide

See Italy from amatriciana to ziti

Filmmaker Federico Fellini—the La Dolce Vita director himself—once said that life is a combination of magic and pasta. If you happen to think that the magic is in the pasta, our Food and Wine Tours are your ticket to mangia your way up, down, and across the Italian countryside.

Piedmont & Tuscany with America’s
Test Kitchen

Curated with America’s Test Kitchen, join a truffle hunt, try your hand at chocolate making, and roll your own fresh pasta.

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RUSTIC AND HEARTY

Flavors of Tuscany
& Umbria

From handmade pasta simmering in full-bodied sauces to the locally produced wines of Chianti, Montalcino, and Montefalco, discover the simple, honest flavors of central Italy.

Want to experience Italy like a local?

Check out our best tips for embracing life as a traveler, not a tourist.

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CULINARY CROSSROADS

Southern Italy
& Sicily

Let the coastal climates and volcanic soils embrace you with a distinct personality punctuated by delicately fragranced almond pastries, cheeses, and robust wines.

FARM TO TABLE

Campania, Puglia
& the Amalfi Coast

The sole of Italy’s boot beckons you in Naples—birthplace of the Neapolitan pizza—before wooing you with the radiating warmth of fresh focaccia in the Itria Valley.

Put the “I” in Italy

Our solo travelers share their advice for where to go, what to eat, and how to spend your free time while traveling to Italy solo on a guided tour.

Signature experiences for your memory vault. Why don’t you...


Cruise Lake Como

For cliffside peeks at luxe estates and gardens. Try it on our Lake Como, the Italian Riviera & Venice tour.


Roll pasta in Rome

For tucking into a plate of fresh, handmade ravioli. Try it on our Journey through Italy: Milan to the Amalfi Coast tour.


Sip limoncello

For a tangy treat from a family-owned lemon farm. Try it on our Naples, Sorrento & Rome tour.


Dig for truffles

Sniff out prized, pungent fungi with a trained hound. Try it on our Food & Wine: Northern Italy & the Italian Riviera tour.

Uncover your Italy travel style

Treat yourself

What travelers say about our Italy tours

Incredible Italy
3/6/24 by 2nd-time traveler Deborah
Great trip! Laura, our tour director, was fantastic. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. This was my second trip with EF and it was as good as my first experience. Have already booked another trip! Italy is a beautiful country. Definitely take the extension! Sorento was one of the top places we loved. Would highly recommend.
Venice, Florence & Rome
Tour of Italy
10/6/23 by 1st-time traveler Amanda
This tour was our first with the Go Ahead team. Evey question and concern myself or my husband had was answered and resolved in a timely manner. We enjoyed the excursions offered by the company and the free time allowed us to go exploring on our own. It was such a relief to have all the transfers taken care of. Such a relaxing worry free trip.
Grand Tour of Italy
Best trip ever !!
04/16/22 by 1st-time traveler Pamela Shari
I had a wonderful time on EF go ahead tours with Katia our tour guide! We went to Venice, Florence and Rome. Duomo in Florence the largest dome in the world, I rode on a gondola with a singer and accordion player. They made my dream trip so special!! I highly recommend EF go ahead tours!!
A Week in Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome
Great first tour of Italy after Covid
09/15/21 by 13th-time traveler Renee
This was our 12th trip with GoAhead but none for almost 2 years. It felt so good to be traveling again! The best part is that I don't think we missed seeing anything that we would have seen pre-Covid. Hiking in the Dolomites was a highlight as was the hike in Cinque Terre.
Northern Italy & Cinque Terre Walking Tour
Fabulous Tour of Italy
11/06/21 by 1st-time traveler Bruce
The 17 day Tour of Italy was the first of my five scheduled tours with Go Ahead and they did not disappoint. All I had to do was show up and they took care of the rest. It was fabulous!
Grand Tour of Italy
Hello World
7/20/23 by 3rd-time traveler Berlisa
I really enjoyed this trip. It was very organized and detailed. This was my third tour with Go Ahead and it gets better and better. The tour guides are all great and I learned so much. Love, Love, Loved. Can’t wait for my next tour 2024.
A Week in Italy: Naples, Sorrento & Rome
Excellent tour company to deal with
11/13/23 by 1st-time traveler Richard
Having all the best sights to see, hotel accomodations and transportation taken care of is the best way for us to travel. Go Ahead took care of everything. Tour director, driver and the local tour guides were amazing. We couldn't ask for anything more on our trip to Italy. Even the weather was beautiful for late November!
Venice, Florence, Rome
A must do to learn more about Italian food & wine
11/06/21 by 5th-time traveler Sheryl
Great tour to learn more about Italian food, wine, and culture. Loved the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside. Our tour director Linda was excellent during our tour making a great experience!
Food & Wine: Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria
Foodies and Wine Lovers: This Tour is for You!
03/19/22 by 18th-time traveler Jan
We have just returned from the Food and Wine of Sicily and Southern Italy. It was absolutely amazing. We have been on several of the food and wine tours and while they are all excellent, this one was the best yet! Every winery we visited was interesting and welcoming. The wine did not disappoint..
Food & Wine: Southern Italy & Sicily
Great for new travelers, solo or otherwise.
04/16/22 by 1st-time traveler Tyler
This tour was fantastic and eye opening for me on a personal level. This was my first time traveling alone, and my first time in Europe and in a tour group setting. The tour group was so wonderful, warm, welcoming, and kind to me and everyone else. The tour was very fun and so worthwhile.
A Week in Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome
Amazing Trip!
10/20/23 by 7th-time traveler Joanne
We had a wonderful time on this tour with a fun group of travelers who all became friends! Each destination was beautiful with its own charm. The food & wine was plentiful. Our tour guide, Ione, is the BEST! This was our second tour with her. She is fun, sweet, caring & so knowledgeable of each & every destination. We had so many laughs...she made the tour extra special. Would love to tour with her again!
Food & Wine: Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria

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Enjoy Italy—and beyond

If Italy fired up your wanderlust—and we know that feeling—explore tours that complement your sojourn with even more of Europe’s delights.

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London, Paris & Rome
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