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Guides for your first trip to Italy

Nov 13, 2019 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

Traveling to Italy for the first time? It can be tough to decide where to go—and that’s a good problem to have! If you’re wondering what the best place to visit in Italy is, then check out our guides below to discover an Italy for every personality.



Visit Italy for the art

Whether it’s following in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet in fair Verona or admiring Renaissance masterpieces in Florence, there’s no shortage of amazing artwork to uncover.

The art-lover’s guide to Italy


Visit Italy for the history

Soak up centuries of ancient history in Rome, marvel at the ruins of Pompeii, or learn about Venice’s maritime past. From top to bottom, Italy is a history-lover’s dream destination!

The history-lover’s guide to Italy


Visit Italy for the food

Wine in Tuscany, tortellini in Bologna, and sweets in Sicily—Italian food is famous the world over, and for good reason. See the flavors you can discover on our Food & Wine Tours.

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The food-lover’s guide to Italy


Visit Italy for the architecture

Italy is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking buildings, like the marvelous Siena Cathedral and the famous Florence Duomo. Don’t forget the Leaning Tower of Pisa, too!

The architecture-lover’s guide to Italy


Visit Italy for the great outdoors

Marvel at mountain scenery in Como and Bolzano, or dip your toes into the Mediterranean in Capri and along the Amalfi Coast.

The nature-lover’s guide to Italy

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