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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

February 2024

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Italy & Greece
11 days | 15 days with Santorini & Athens extension

4.6 out of 5 stars

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With all the ways to experience Italy, find yours

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 coffee fix. 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.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON TOUR
Truffle hunting and pasta making, plus agriturismo, lemon grove, and olive farm visits let you add a bespoke touch to your already action-packed and flavor-filled journey.

ITALY BESTSELLER

See it all on our Grand Tour

Florence, Rome, and Venice—and smaller treasures along the way. It’s our most popular tour 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?

Your ultimate 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 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 as a solo traveler 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

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
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
Southern Italy Wine & Food tour
04/17/22 by 1st-time traveler Deborah
This is an excellent tour full many hidden gems that Italy has to offer- off the beaten path.
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
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
Our Grand Tour of Italy
11/06/21 by 1st-time traveler John
This tour took us everywhere we wanted to go. We saw so many amazing places! Our tour director, David, was phenomenal. We hope to travel with him again. The excursions, hotels and meals were great!
Grand Tour of Italy
Incredible Italy
02/22/20 by 2nd-time traveler Anita
Our tour guide(s) were the best and made us feel safe and loved. The trip was coordinated beautifully and the food was perfect!
Venice, Florence & Rome (9 days)
Amazing trip in every way.
11/20/2018 by 2-time traveler Frances M.
This was a trip of a lifetime. I am still thinking about all the many things we experienced and wondering how we did it and had so much fun. It was so special because our guide, Mary, added so much information about the places we went. We learned about all the local specialties for food, crafts, etc
Grand Tour of Italy
Perfect Balance
09/16/21 by 1st-time traveler Andrea
Our trip was perfect in every way. We had a small-sized group, there was a perfect balance of tour time and free time. We got to see all the highlights of Italy. Our tour guide alone was the best!
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
Wonderful tour!
10/09/21 by 11th-time traveler Jeffrey
The tour of Tuscany and Umbria was just perfect. The pace of the tour was just right. Also, for those traveling, with COVID stipulations in place, our guide (Giorgio) made this most smooth and provided proper information. This tour is a great way to truly experience all that is Italy!
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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