Overview: Italy is one of the world's most treasured destinations. Whether you crave culture, art, gastronomy, or cutting-edge design, this is a country for lovers of all that is good in life. While the most popular travel itineraries include Venice, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast, there are many other areas so incredibly magical and beautiful.
One thing to keep in mind is not to attempt to see the entire country in one trip if you really want to immerse yourself into the country and it’s culture. The best thing to do is to select an area and customize your trip based on your preferences.
Here is a sample itinerary that is one of my favorites:
3 nights in Rome – During your stay, enjoy a Private visit to the Vatican After Hours so you’re not fighting the crowds. Include unique excursions such as a Walking Food Tour for learning about Italian food and delicious tastings. A Segway Tour of this amazing city is another super fun activity. If you’re a foodie, a Cooking Lesson on the Roman Countryside is not to be missed.
2 nights in Cinque Terre – This string of five small towns dating back to the Middle Ages are located on a gorgeous, rocky stretch of the Ligurian Riviera coastline. The area is still unspoiled, and several hiking paths, famous for their charming nature and extraordinary views, connect the five towns. Spend a half day on the area’s most famous hike, the Sentiero Azzurro, spanning about 7 miles of coastal terrain. It's arguably the best way to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. On the beautiful beaches in the area popular activities are kayaking and paddle boarding. Seeing Cinque Terre from the sea is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a Private Sunset Cruise while enjoying delicious tapas.
3 nights in the charming city of Florence - full of museums, palaces and churches that overflow with masterful paintings and sculpture. There is also much more to enjoy in the neighboring Tuscany. Enjoy a Private Winery Tour and indulge in wine tastings, visit an Olive Grove, enjoy tastings and learn about how olive oil is made. Have a blast on a Bike Tour of Florence.
3 nights in Portofino - Portofino combines village charm with upscale shopping, sightseeing, fine dining and other pursuits of the jet-setting crowd. This is where you want to relax and enjoy the stunning views and charm of this beautiful coastal town. Bike, Hike and Sail throughout the stunning Italian Riviera and fall in love with Italy.
3 nights in Lake Como – Enjoy three incredible nights in one of the stunning lake towns. Visit splendid Villas and Gardens that this area is famous for, plus medieval villages and hiking opportunities along the shore with marvelous vistas. Golfers will enjoy the attractive settings of the courses with views over the lake or the plains. Enjoy a day tour with your private guide to explore the modern city of Milan. This magical yet understated city is bursting with a perfect mix of history, polished style and urban energy.
I hope I’ve inspired you to visit Italy! Contact me today to create your customized itinerary to this beautiful country.
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