Our most recommended things to do in Italy
1. Private tour Rialto area and Frari Church 2-Hour Tour
A pleasant walking tour with professional private guide starting from Rialto Bridge, the most typical and symbolic monuments of the city, to have a first introduction to a part of the minor Venice. Crossing the famous bridge built at the end of XVI century by Antonio Da Ponte in the form of one great arch, above which on both sides runs a loggia with several shops, you will visit Rialto area: the New Buildings built by Sansovino in the XVI century, today home of the Judical Court and Offices; the Old Buildings built by Scarpagnino in the XVI century; San Giacometto Church, rebuilt by Scarpagnino in the XVI century after the fire which destroyed it almost completely; the colourfull fruits and fish market. Then the visit will proceed towards Frari Church built at the beginning of the fourteen century in Gothic style. The interior has beautiful paintings by Bellini, Titian and Vivarini an...
2. Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide
Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.
3. San Gimignano Wine Etiquette Course with Tasting & Appetizer
Whether you're a wine novice or an expert, enjoy this wine tasting in an authentic Tuscan winery. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the staff for a short walking tour through the historic structure. Engage in topics drawn from modern etiquette with wine, where you can learn the correct posture and how to set a formal table, the glass etiquette, and how to select a wine for the occasion, whatever it may be. Indulge in a verticle wine tasting of 13 different Tuscan wines including personal reserves with vintage 1996-1997 and limited editions. As you sip, learn about the different areas of the winemaking region, and discover professional wine tasting techniques. The range of Tuscan wines will be paired alongside a range of local gourmet products, depending on the option you booked. Taste cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, white truffle or hot pepper flavored olive oil, and sele...
4. Sicily: Private Chef Local Cuisine Cooking Experience
Your personal chef will visit you in your apartment, complete with the necessary equipment and ingredients for cooking. Your guide can also bring wine too, if so requested. From here your activity will begin, as your guide prepares a complete dinner menu, typically sicilian, using just seasonal ingredients. You will have 4 courses freshly prepared in front of you, including dessert. It is possible to choose a menu consisting of ingredients such as fish, meat, vegetatables, or gluten free. You can let your know what you prefer, and enjoy the unique and private experience to have a local chef in your house, cooking just for you! This experience is for those who want to taste the best local cuisine in the comfort of your accommodation, far from the crowds and tourists. You can enjoy authentic Sicilian food in a very familiar and private setting.
5. Rome: Private Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
You'll begin by exploring the Colosseum, one of the wonders of the world and an incredible feat of engineering that hosted some of the cruelest yet spectacular shows in the ancient world. Your guide will help you understand the complex history of this magnificent monument, telling you stories about the incredible spectacles that took place there throughout time. You'll hear of bloody gladiatorial combat, wild animal hunts, and even naval battles, as you follow your guide through the tunnels of the Colosseum and walk in the footsteps of gladiators and slaves. On your Colosseum tour you’ll discover that truth is stranger than fiction, as you learn about what went on behind the scenes. You’ll hear about the lives and deaths of the gladiators, many of whom became celebrities, and will find out how the games were staged using complex machinery and the labor of slaves. Next to the Colosseum ...
6. Discovering history and cooking: Galatina, Gallipoli
The pick-up will take place at 9am in your favourite location in Lecce. Your first stop in this driven tour will be in Galatina where Latin and Greek cultures coexist in harmony, an "outdoor museum" that in 2005 was declared City of Art. After Galatina, your driver will take you to Cantina L'Astore in Cutrofiano, about 100 hectares of vineyards and olive groves, where you can have lunch and taste local wines. Finally, your driver will take you to Gallipoli, the tourist center for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. Gallipoli is a trendy town that still keeps the atmosphere of the ancient fishing village. Its name derives from the greek "Kalé polis", which means "beautiful city" and is in fact called Pearl of the Ionian Sea. After a walk downtown, we strongly recommend a stop in Piazza della Dogana, home to the folklorist fish market. Every day the fishermen open their oily...
7. Pompeii: Wheelchair Friendly Tour
Don't let restricted mobility needs stop you or your family from exploring Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was completely buried in the ash of nearby Mount Vesuvius when it erupted in 79 AD. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy and is valued for providing archaeologists with a well-preserved snapshot of ancient Roman life. Your wheelchair friendly itinerary leads you along a two kilometer-long path complete with ramps and elevators created to overcome architectural barriers and make Pompeii accessible to everyone. A knowledgeable guide will lead you on a two-hour tour of the ruins, stopping to introduce you to such highlights as the Antiquarium (an interactive museum space that allows you to get acquainted with the history of Pompeii), a domus (private house typically owned by members of the upper classes), the necropolis of ...
8. Maratea: Private Mount Biagio Tour
Your tour starts from the highest part of the city, Mount San Biagio. Here you can admire in all its beauty the statue of Christ the Redeemer, a symbol not only of the city of Maratea but of the whole region of Basilicata. The statue of Maratea is 21 meters tall, with a 19-meter arm and a face measuring 3 meters. The statue was made of reinforced concrete covered with a mixture of white cement and Carrara marble, and was created by the artist Bruno Innocenti in 1965. After admiring the statue, your tour continues to the nearby Basilica of San Biagio, patron saint of the town. Popular tradition has it that this church was born by adapting to the Christian cult. The most important work you will discover in the interior is the fresco of the 15th century, which portrays Madonna with a Child, commonly called Madonna of Pomegranate. The tour then continues through a Medieval village, comple...
9. Naples: 1-Way Private Airport Transfer from Sorrento
Enjoy a comfortable, convenient, and affordable luxury transfer between the Naples International Airport, train station, or port, and your hotel on the Sorrento coast. You’ll be assisted every step of the way by a professional driver. The 1-way, 2-hour service is priced for up to 3 passengers. Sit back and relax as you travel in a deluxe Mercedes sedan or comfortable minivan, depending on the size of your group. There’s no scramble for taxis, and the private service is just for you! This service covers all major tourist destinations in Naples and Campania, and the transfer ensures a stress-free beginning or end to your time in the region.
10. Pompeii: Ancient Ruins 2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Private Tour
Enjoy a private tour of the ruins of Pompeii, exclusive to you and your group with a local expert archeologist. Listen to your guide as they bring the stories of this tragic city to life, telling you anecdotes, secrets and stories, and taking you through the most fascinating sites of Pompeii. Visit the Teatro Grande, experience the acoustic perfection of the auditorium in the Teatro Piccolo and learn what life was like in the Roman times. Stroll through Pompeii’s main streets to reach the Forum. Take in the forum’s Roman atmosphere and visit its traditional markets. Later, explore thermal baths, the domus, the gladiator’s gym, and the Lupanare, famous for its erotic frescoes.
As cliché as it may sound, no trip to Italy is complete without a stop in Rome. So much of not only Italy's history but that of the world can be traced to ancient Rome. Get a feel for the way the emperor's lived and see the famous Colosseum. Christians and non-Christians alike visit the Vatican to see St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel while hoping to get glimpse of the Pope himself.
The city of Venice was designed to face the water, not the streets of the city. Some of the best views of Venice are from the sea. However, no one should go to Venice without traversing the city in a gondola. Inland from Venice to the north and to the west are Milan and Florence.
Milan is the largest city in Italy and is full of bustling, big city atmosphere, but there is one must-see attraction there. The church of Santa Maria della Grazie has on display what may be the greatest painting of the Renaissance – The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
Florence is famous for the part it played in starting the Renaissance period and has been home to Michelangelo's David for over 500 years.
Italy is rich in history, art, and architecture. You can visit Roman ruins, get your fill of Renaissance art, stay in small medieval towns, go skiing in the Alps, discover the canals of Venice and be awed by beautiful churches.
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