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Italy

Soft Mediterranean breezes rustle palms along the boardwalk of southern beaches. Fragrant olive and lemon groves dot the agricultural Piedmont. Cool mountain streams cascade in tumults off snow-covered Alps. Art, fashion, music and architecture flourish in the cities. Then, there's the food. You know what they say: "When in Rome...eat!"

Tours & Packages to Italy

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Florence and Rome Getaway by Rail
The eternal city of Rome & the Renaissance city of Florence; flexible dates to travel both cities on your own with flights, hotel & rail included
8 days from $1079
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Florence Getaway
Immerse yourself in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; flexible dates available to travel independently with flights & hotel included
6 days from $719
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Rome Getaway
Immerse yourself in Rome: the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon & more; flexible dates for independent travel with flights & hotel included
6 days from $729
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Venice and Florence Getaway by Rail
The charming canal city of Venice & the Renaissance city of Florence; see both independently on flexible dates with flights, hotel & rail included
8 days from $919
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Venice Getaway
The city built on water rivals any travel experience; tour Venice & its canals independently on flexible dates with flights & hotel included
6 days from $689
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Italy by Rail
Explore historic Rome, artistic Florence & romantic Venice; tour independently with flights, hotel & rail tickets included
closed
8 days
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + flights
Tuscany Fly & Drive
Base yourself in the medieval hill town of San Gimignano then tour the wine region of Tuscany independently; car rental, flights & hotel included
closed
8 days
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + flights

Rave Reviews

My husband and I learned about Friendly Planet Travel through friends who went on a trip to China. They returned home raving about the great value and good time they and other travelers had while in the Far East. We began our own study of Friendly Planet trips and found one to Italy that offered just about everything but cannolis. Based just outside San Gimignano, we were more than satisfied with the family-owned Hotel Sovestro, had no issues with our little rental car, found it an easy public bus ride to and from Florence and even a night of opera music in Siena. Added to our travel bliss was a non-stop Emirates flight to and from Milan and JFK/New York. There was also much joy in making new friends who were also guests at Hotel Sovestro. Thank you, staff, for making this a most memorable trip. You'll be hearing from us again.

Gail Giannetto, Wakefield, MA

Vacationing in Italy for Spring Break was our 13-year-old son's idea. We hadn't a clue how to pull it all together in less than 5 weeks, and then a friend recommended Friendly Planet. From the get-go (meaning my initial contact with your reservation agent), I knew that we would be in good hands. The tour of 8 key cities in Italy, including Rome, Florence, Venice, and Siena, was beyond our wildest expectations. And the price was right! And our charming tour guides were one better than the other! We also enjoyed the company of our fellow travelers -- all truly wonderful people. Since then, every chance I get, I recommend Friendly Planet to my family and friends.

Fran Carpentier, New York, NY
Italian Treasures

FAQs about Italy

Check out our Fast Facts about traveling to Italy, including currency conversion, tipping, weather, the best time to travel, what to wear, what to buy, voltage & plugs, immunizations you should get, and more.