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Ah, that fatal charm of ITALY!!!
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“The Creator made Italy by designs from Michelangelo.”- This quote phrased by the renowned author-Mark Twain beautifully encloses the real magnificence of Italy where he makes a direct reference to the works of Italian painter and sculptor, Michelangelo, who was renowned for his precision and virtue. Here Twain, in just one line, clearly justifies why Italy is considered as the most graceful, enchanting and wonderful country in the world, just as perfect as Michelangelo’s paintings. Unarguably among the top tourist destinations in Europe and the eighth-largest country in the world, Italy offers myriad experiences for all sorts of travellers who are lured by its fatal charm that’s too hard to resist! It is a country where history spills from the world-class museums and on to the playful streets and piazzas, where tiny cafes serve up never-eaten-before pasta and pizza, where the ruins and rustic colours of Rome and the waterway treasures in Venice offer a treat to the senses, where the wide landscapes in Tuscany and beautiful buildings on the Amalfi Coast make you discover a slower pace of life. From one region to the next, from the touristy to the hidden gems, each worthy of a visit, Italy will keep surprising you with its awe-inspiring beauty and the fascinating stories that its cities tell you about the country’s pompous history and their deep love for art.
For many people, the Italy Tour even once in their lifetime is nothing less than a dream holiday. All the excitement to discover something new and beautiful is worth it and why not? After all, Italy is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, a country where the renaissance began and the home to the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are a living testimony of Italy’s classic style. Don’t worry if you are not the one who fancies history, Italy has much to offer beyond that. The incredible food and wine are yours for the taking while the beaches and their emerald waters, lakes like Lake Como, wine hills of Piedmont and quaint hillside towns like Cinque Terre are like a balm to the eyes and soul. Then, there's an endless shopping scene that you can indulge in, especially in Milan and Florence that have their luxury boutiques and top fashion labels streaming out of the shops. And there’s so much more...
Undoubtedly, Italy knows its way to charm travellers with nothing but sheer magnificence. Does this make you dream about a picture-perfect, experience-filled holiday in Italy? We can help you turn this travel dream into a wonderful reality. Get in touch with us to know more about our Italy Holiday Packages.
Languages: Italian and English
Driving Side: Right
Best Time to Travel: Round the year destination but the favourable time stands in between March to May & September to November
As obvious as it may sound, no trip to Italy is complete without visiting Rome. So much of not only Italy's history but that of the world can be traced to ancient Rome. Start your Italy Tour here and get a feel for the way the emperor's lived and see the famous Colosseum, visit the Vatican to see St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel while hoping to get glimpse of the Pope himself. Continue the journey in a gondola among the canals of Venice, hike through the charming Cinque Terre, soak up beauty and history in Florence, discover the shopping paradise in Milan, see the Greek temples of Sicily, picturesque countryside roads in Naples, scenic visuals along the Amalfi coast, the Leaning Tower of Pisa which still tilts at an angle and hasn’t yet toppled over… the list of places to visit in Italy is just endless. Go a little beyond the major cities and tourist routes and you will find yourself charmed by the hidden marvels like Umbria, Piedmont and Puglia while you will have a chance to discover the family-run vineyards, olive groves, tiny sun-drenched villages and other hilltop towns and beaches that you’ve only been dreaming of.
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1. ROME: historic, romantic and timeless
Italy’s capital Rome called the cradle of civilization is the city that is abundantly crammed with the relics of its ancient glories that include museums and galleries, cathedrals along modern age attractions. Expect the capital city to hold visually attractive wonderlands in terms of rustic buildings, romantic vibes, some of the most impressive buildings in the world and oodles of tourists lost in the timeless charm of its architectural finesse. From the famed Colosseum to the historic centre of Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the Palatine Hill to the incredible Sistine Chapel, Rome is deeply immersed in historical riches that need to be experienced. Not to mention, no visit to Rome is complete without a trip to St. Peter’s Basilica and scaling its heights is one fascinating experience to add to your Italy’s travel bucket list.
Talking of love, it is one thing that resonates throughout the entire city. Be it falling in love with the sights of the Spanish Steps, relaxation at the Borghese gardens or Trevi Fountains’ coin tossing. Rome is indeed a place for individual passions and whether it is architecture, food, history or anything you crave – it boasts all in abundance. Make sure you devote enough time to exploring this city at least for a week.
2. VENICE: unmatched and precious
There is no wonder why Venice has very quickly become one of the favourite cities in Italy to visit; the magic through which it pulls you in, the gondolas, red tile roofs, the old and beautiful buildings, the azure water and tiny, picturesque shops look as if they have been pulled out of an ancient fairy tale. Add to this a labyrinth of almost 400 bridges, overcrowded courtyards, twisting canals and little alleyways and you will know why Venice is highly preferred by the visitors for an ideal short break during their Italy tour. Prepare to get yourself hopelessly lost in the sights of San Marco square and Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. Adding to the wonderment are the majestic Grand Canal and the magnificent Palazzo Ducale.
While most of your days in Venice will be spent simply wandering around its colourful streets and admiring this unique city through a gondola ride but if you feel like going beyond the touristy path, the outer islands hold many charms with each island town having a distinctive character of their own, intriguing history and a matchless appeal.
3. FLORENCE: arty and classic
Truly a city that preaches art and diffuses the Renaissance vibes, Florence is another gem on Italy’s crown. Located in the heart of the Tuscany region, Florence unites a relaxed, small-town atmosphere with astonishing architecture. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River. You will surely want to pull out your camera here! Head to the Ponte Vecchio and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to spare some time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors or into the countryside of Tuscany. Here, you will experience sights of sweeping landscapes, views of extensive farmlands and traditional Italian Tuscan homes standing proudly amongst the rows of beautiful trees! Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
4. MILAN: shop, admire, relax, repeat!
Milan, Italy’s second-largest city is where the old-fashioned meets the brand-new and where fashion, food and modern designs are on display to the world. Rightly known as the fashion capital, Milan is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the European Union. It is the city where you’ll find modern Italy – looking to the future but always paying respect to its glorious past. The streets here glow with magnificence and you’ll find the epicentre of Italian fashion on the Via Montenapoleone in the Quadrilatero d’Oro while you get the glimpse of countless Renaissance by walking through the Brera district and on to Parco Sempione and its Castello Sforzesco. However, the real treat for history lovers is Milan’s historic centre found in the area around the Piazza del Duomo. This superb Gothic cathedral dominates the city skyline and is an emblem of Milan. And of course, Milan was home to Leonardo da Vinci so you can see the master’s impressions sprinkled across the city– from the canals of the Navigli district to the Duomo itself. You cannot afford to miss the city’s most romantic and relaxation friendly area- Lake Como which will fill your soul with harmony as here you will be surrounded by nothing but charming villas and villages set just next to the expansive blue waters of the lake.
5. NAPLES & THE TOWNS OF AMALFI COAST: colourful and wonderful
Colourful villages sitting quaintly over cliffs, cities with intriguing culture and history, crystal-clear warm waters and places frozen in time – South Italy has a lot to offer. Out of its incredible portfolio, two out of the region’s crowning gems are Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Naples or Napoli as known locally is the largest city in southern Italy and is the birthplace of the original pizza as here is where you can gorge on some of the oldest styles of pizza. The city has a strong personality of its own, is full of narrow winding streets with a strong African influence. If you’re in the city, you might want to head over to the medieval Castel Nuovo or the nearby active volcano, Mount Vesuvius. Opt for a road trip from Naples to Pompeii to see this historic city being uncovered. You will then continue your journey to the Amalfi Coast where you will be captivated by the beautiful landscapes of winding coastal roads and cliff-top, colourful towns and buildings on the Coast. Each area here is so unique and unusual that you might just not want to put your camera away! The driving route here is certainly not for the faint-hearted but the views around and not worth missing. A great way to see the coast and several traditional towns in the area is to visit Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and one or more of the smaller coastal villages.
6. TRENTO: blending nature and culture seamlessly
Trento is a small, charming town nestled in the Dolomites in North Italy. It is one of the cities that will impress you with its diverse territory, rich natural beauty, gastronomic wonders and cultural attractions. Here, you can discover a fresh sense of balance, well-being and having fun as you walk in the mountains, relax on the snow, go for amazing hikes or slide down ski slopes or sit and savour a glass of sparkling Trentodoc wine while you also take in the great architecture by visiting the 13th-century castle, a collection of rare aircraft and using your creativity at a state-of-the-art MUSE science museum.
7. SICILY: seductively beautiful
The largest island of Italy and the Mediterranean, Sicily is a marvellous land rich in history and traditions and here, you will be glad to see how the arts, folklore and cultures are intertwined. From its lively capital Palermo to the hilltop city of Taormina, the majestic smoke of Etna to the beauty of islands, Sicily is finally being discovered as the magical destination that it is. The juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities and also Sicily's varied landscape makes a spectacular first impression that is hard to forget. Sicily boasts numerous pearls like Taormina and its Greek theatre, Agrigento with the Valley of Temples as well as Greek and Arab-Norman testimonies. The conquest of the Baroque in the Noto Valley, capital Palermo and Catania’s beauty, the fascination of Mt. Etna, the matchless beauty of the Aeolian Islands, Trapani and the Egadi Islands, Lampedusa and Pantelleria and so much more.
Top Bucket List Experiences in Italy
Whether you want to follow the tourist trail or want to go off-the-tourist path, these bucket list experiences will surely give you the real essence of an incredible Italy tour:
1. Ditch the Gondola rides; visit the Outer Islands in Venice instead
While most of us who have heard or ever written about Venice will know that the Gondola ride is probably an identification mark of the city as this experience is every bit as beautiful as it is hyped. But if you go beyond the usual, there are other islands in the archipelagos that deserve a visit. Check out Murano, Burano, Torcello and the sandy island of Lido and you will know why they are considered the best-kept secrets of the city. From the glass beads and souvenirs of all shapes and sizes to the pastel-coloured buildings and lace shops, you will be surprised at every step you take!
2. Explore the beautiful Puglia region
Puglia, a picturesque region in the heel of Italy’s boot, is speckled with beautiful little towns, with unique architecture like the conical Trulli of Alberobello and the extravagant baroque of Lecce. Having churches and palaces, hidden piazzas and winding alleyways, markets and colourful environs, Puglia’s towns are the key reason to entice you away from the endless coastline. A must-do bucket list experience here is to stay in a Trulli, which are traditional homes made of limestone with conical roofs. These skillfully crafted structures have been in Puglia since the 4th century and the shopping here in the Trulli-lined streets is ‘oh-so-good’.
3. Eat as the Italians do in the Gastronomic Capital of Bologna
Though it is often underrated for the average traveller, Bologna should be on every foodie’s list. The city’s famous delicacies derive from a rich culinary tradition that has impacted the cuisine of Italy and there are several dishes you should try on your vacation. It is a must to try their world-famous tagliatelle al ragù, the authentic Bolognese sauce, green lasagna & tortellini in brodo. You can also look for eating spaces that serve Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Balsamic Vinegar, Mortadella and White Truffles.
4. Ever seen blue heaven on earth? Visit the Aeolian Islands in Sicily to see it for real!
Visiting the Italian paradise of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily will feel like you are in a world lost in time and a close tête-à-tête with nature. You will discover history; there will be beaches, bays, caves, creeks, cliffs and the incomparable variety and richness of its seabed. Seven islands make up this area that was formed from volcanic origins and that today, creates uniquely beautiful landscapes. Each island is exceptional, offering different experiences wherever you go.
5. Hire a vintage Fiat 500, explore the Tuscan countryside & go wine tasting
Tuscany, being the home of the renaissance with Florence as its capital, has always been famous for its exceptional wine, beautiful countryscapes and is considered to be one of the first places that started making wine at all. And there is nothing better to go for wine tasting in a vintage style, maybe by renting a Fiat 500, discovering the countryside on your way and reaching the incredible vineyards. Yes! You heard that right. Get behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500 from the 1960s for a drive into the Tuscan countryside and once you reach the vineyards, you will not want to look back. From wine tasting tours to classes about the entire wine making process, from meeting the winery owners to raising your sparkling glass at the private dinners inside the cellars, you will experience it all.
6. Take in the beauty of the Cinque Terre coastline
Comprising five small towns, Cinque Terre is on the western coast of Italy in the region of Liguria and is a real visual treat. This ruggedly beautiful stretch of coastline is spotted with tiny fishing villages perched along the Italian Riviera. Life is just so simple here and unspoiled without cars that you can easily breathe in the salt air, hike through the UNESCO–listed five villages quietly, paddle or kayak along the coastline to see secluded beaches, steep cliffs, the pretty colours of villages and enjoy the beauty of it all.
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Of all the beautiful countries in Europe, Italy always bags an enormous amount of love from travellers across the globe. Be it the stunning works by Michelangelo at Sistine Chapel or the Renaissance art at Uffizi Gallery, the overwhelming edifice of Colosseum or the unusually beautiful Leaning Tower of Pisa, the gondola rides at Grand Canal or the picturesque views from the Amalfi Coast, Italy Tour Packages are bound to have you yearning to go back for more. Have you made a plan for an experience-filled Italy tour yet? If yes, let's have a conversation! Our Italy Tour Packages from India are thoughtfully designed keeping in mind your preferences and budgets in mind and to keep you hooked throughout your trip to this wonderful chunk of Europe.
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