10 Day Italy Itineraries & Tours

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  1. Describe your dream 10-day Italy itinerary.

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  3. Book the trip when you are satisfied.

Experience Italy, a country with immense depth, on a 10-day personalized itinerary as you absorb the highlights and hidden jewels that are sprinkled throughout the country. Be it the legends of Rome, the wines of Sicily, the romance of the Amalfi Coast, or the art of Florence, treasures beyond imagination are awaiting on your Italy tour from Zicasso.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Burano Island in the Province of Venice.

Classic Italy Tour: Venice to Rome in 10 Days

Classic Italy Tour: Venice to Rome in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,095

From intriguing history to incredible food and wine, this classic 10-day tour has it all. Become captivated by the eternal beauty of Rome, the Renaissance splendor of Florence and the mystical ambience of Venice. Walk through ancient ruins in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, and get so close to Michelangelo’s masterpieces that the marble comes to life. Discover a secret world as you glide through dreamy canals in the world’s most romantic city.

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Quintessential 10-Day Tuscany Food and Wine Tour

Quintessential 10-Day Tuscany Food and Wine Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

During this 10-day Tuscany wine and food tour, indulge in the grandeur of rustic cuisine and develop an intimate understanding of the gorgeous landscape. Your private tours led by specialist guides offer insight into the heritage of local flavors. This customizable tour will shine a brighter light on Tuscany’s culinary marvels, such as visiting renowned winemaking regions, basking in the enticing aromas of a private kitchen, and scouring woodlands for the elusive white truffle.

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Northern Italy Tour: Beauty, Culture, Food & Wine

Northern Italy Tour: Beauty, Culture, Food & Wine...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

Italy offers you a world of remarkable landscapes, unparalleled wines, sensational artistry, and vivacious food. This custom tailored tour will bring you to the country’s magnificent north. You will find a world steeped in history and filled with pristine lakes, canals and Shakespearean drama, truffles and Barolo, castles and villas. You will find yourself in the opulent land of dukes and Doge’s, rich meals, fabulous hills, lavish gardens, noteworthy churches, and celebrated mountains. You will find greatness in Italy’s north.

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Due Torri, or The Two Towers at dusk in Bologna, Italy

Italy Food & Culture Tour for Seniors: Turin to Bologna

Italy Food & Culture Tour for Seniors: Turin to...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

History and culture surface through traditional cuisine and celebrated wine during your personalized senior tour of Italy. Indulge in the exceptional flavors and the local specialties of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. Savor the distinct taste of white truffles, craft the elegant stuffed shells of tortellini pasta, and experience the excitement of driving a Ferrari on a search for authentic heritage spanning more than two millennia. From forested countryside to magnificent medieval towers and charming city skylines, travel from Turin to Bologna for an immersive tour at your pace indulging in passionate history, flavorful cuisine, and captivating tradition.

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Luxuries of Puglia to Amalfi Coast Tour

Luxuries of Puglia to Amalfi Coast Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

Idyllic seaside villages, incredible traditional heritage, and opulent palaces highlight the mixture of luxury and style that stretches from Puglia to the Amalfi Coast during your personalized tour of Southern Italy. Gargoyles and cherubs adorn the lavish Baroque façade of Lecce’s unforgettable basilica while circular homes with conical rooftops overtake Alberobello’s hills and resemble a storybook village. Turquoise waters splash against white, gold, and black sand beaches found beneath the colorful antique homes. Taste the citrus of homemade limoncello, delight in the perfect texture of olive oil and bask in the wonders of the seaside while you explore labyrinthine streets and revel in luxuries.  To best plan your ideal vacation and tour Italy, consider browsing our other Italian itineraries.

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Falling in Love in Italy Tour: Seaside Resorts, Charming Florence and Tuscan Villas

Falling in Love in Italy Tour: Seaside Resorts, Charming...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

Experience incredible romance in a refined ambiance during your personalized Italian tour for lovers. Whether on your honeymoon or just ready to embrace a passionate getaway, you will bask in beautiful food, the comforts of traditional opulence, and the charm of Italy’s natural beauty. Share in the delights of the views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, and then discover the wonders of Renaissance art before appreciating the grandeur of Imperial architecture. Whether strolling in a manicured garden or standing in front of a priceless painting, luxuriating in an antique villa, or watching an artisan crafter create, unforgettable passion will accentuate your romance during your Italy tour.  For other itineraries and inspiration, click here.

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a bridge and buildings with their lights on with a river at dusk


Historic Cities to Treasured Coastline of Italy Tour: Rome, Naples & Sorrento

Historic Cities to Treasured Coastline of Italy Tour:...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

The sea charms you with layers of indigo and azure colors brushing against the small stretch of beach. Mountains encircle the enchanting and secluded coastal town. You can sit on the balcony and watch fishing boats roll into the marina, hold your partner’s hand, and indulge in the scenery with a glass of wine. Your Italy tour to Rome, Naples, and Sorrento is handmade to offer the romance of antiquity and amorousness of the coastline, ensuring that you can relax in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Italy with the one you love.

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High-End Fashion Shopping Tour of Rome, Florence, and Milan

High-End Fashion Shopping Tour of Rome, Florence, and...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

Fashion will reign supreme as you indulge in the chic style inspired by history during your custom tailored tour to Italy.  Reveal the fabulous and fierce designs of the ultimate fashion destination as you experience the designer streets and high fashion outlets with a personal shopper eager to uncover remarkable finds. Discover the captivating beauty of ancient Rome, the Renaissance flourish of Florence, and the artistry of Milan as the past and the future collide to inspire artists and stylists. From shoes to handbags, perfume to tailored suits, luxury, and elegance come first while the boutiques stay open on your exclusive shopping trip to Italy. Learn more as you browse some of our Italy itinerary options and handcraft your ideal vacation.

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Hidden Trails of Italy Tour: An Escape to the Road Less Traveled

Hidden Trails of Italy Tour: An Escape to the Road...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

The paths outside of Venice wind along the region of Italy rich with Renaissance art, succulent cuisine, and vibrant culture. Your custom tailored tour will take you from the Venetian Lagoon to the foothills of the Italian Alps to enjoy the splendors of the impressive architecture and the captivating landscape. Marvel at the lush cherry orchards and vineyards around Vicenza, and then delight in the aromas of sage and pumpkin near Soave. Follow the trails that connect the Venetian islands for a unique view of fishermen’s homes as well as marble palaces as you actively pursue grandeur while discovering around the region of Veneto.  

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Heart of Italian Cuisine: 10-Day Gastronomy and Culture Tour

Heart of Italian Cuisine: 10-Day Gastronomy and Culture...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,815

This 10-day journey through Italy presents a feast for the senses as you encounter new sights, flavors, and smells in this rich landscape. Your tour of the Italian culinary legacy will begin in Palermo and then to Rome, both revealing Italy’s diverse character in the open-air markets, kitchens, and regional ingredients. Finally, the rolling hills of Tuscany will beckon to you as you bask in the vibrant neighborhoods and charming countryside of Florence.

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Boat sailing on Tiber River with Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy

Highlights and Hidden Treasures of Italy Tour: Rome, Florence, Venice

Highlights and Hidden Treasures of Italy Tour: Rome,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,815

Embrace the wonderment of Rome, Florence and Venice as you enjoy the highlights of these iconic cities on this 10-day itinerary. From lavish gardens to the impressive museums, romantic cafes to private corridors, you have the key to the picturesque treasures of Italy.

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Escorted Art, Food, and Culture Tour of Italy

Escorted Art, Food, and Culture Tour of Italy

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

From awe-inspiring art to luscious landscapes, from the Trevi Fountain to Siena’s Campo to Florence’s unforgettable Duomo, this is a tour that will take you past your wildest dreams and beyond the places that tourists usually go. You’ll be moved, you’ll be inspired, you’ll be captivated: whatever you long to do and whoever you long to be, you can find it on this marvelous tour of Italy.

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St. Peter's Square at Christmas, Vatican City

Exclusive Christmas in Italy Tour: Rome, Florence, Milan

Exclusive Christmas in Italy Tour: Rome, Florence,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

From a graceful Christmas tree contrasting the powerful Colosseum walls to the vibrant display of lights accentuating Nativity scenes decorating the streets of Florence, Italy provides a holiday season brimming with welcoming, cheerful ambiance for all to enjoy. Discover the beauty of Pisa in December as seen from the top of the Leaning Tower and absorb the splendor of a New Year’s Eve performance at the famous La Scala Theater in Milan. Your customizable tour immerses you in Italian culture and illuminates the deep-rooted connection between ancient tradition and Christian heritage embodied in Italy’s art, architecture, cuisine, and customs.

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Capri Island in the Bay of Naples, Italy

Amazing Italy Tour to Amalfi Coast, Capri, Positano and Rome

Amazing Italy Tour to Amalfi Coast, Capri, Positano...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,835

Embark on this 10-day luxury tour of the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Positano, and Rome that combines modern comforts with historic Italian delights. A picturesque canvas of seaside towns inhabited with warm indigenous hospitality and vibrant beach culture, the Amalfi is Italy’s meridian of relaxation and beauty. Sip champagne and dine on seafood at one of the many gourmet restaurants along the crystal blue seashore and find yourself enjoying gelato at “The Terrace of Infinity” in Ravello, perched upon the jagged cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean. Travel back through ancient civilization and visit the marvels that define Rome, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast.

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Exquisite Tour of Sicily’s Culinary Culture

Exquisite Tour of Sicily’s Culinary Culture

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

While the reputation of Italian wine and food is legendary, the true art of the vinicultural and culinary spirit will shine during you custom-tailored wine and food tour of Sicily. Over the course of nearly three millennia, Sicily has acted as the center of Mediterranean trade, bringing vibrant culture and sensational flavor to the rugged mountains, fertile plains, and golden coastline. You will experience the majestic mixture of customs and the alluring continuation of tradition within the context of modern luxury that unveils the beauty of the vines, the splendors of the seasonal ingredients, and the preservation of cultural heritage.

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10 Days in Italy at a Glance

10 Day Italy Itinerary at a Glance

Italy is an ideal destination for international travelers. From its delicious food to its unparalleled landmarks, it is a magnificent country that offers something for everyone. Every city is filled with a rich history and vibrant culture, and a vacation to Italy is sure to create lifelong memories.

Regions

Italy is segmented into 20 different regions. Each region is made up of a number of cities, towns, and villages, and has a unique landscape, culture, and cuisine of its own. Some of the most well-known and visited regions are Lazio, Lombardy, Tuscany, Veneto, and Campania. Lazio is where you will find Rome, Italy’s capital and the location of numerous amazing landmarks, including the Colosseum and Pantheon. The highlights of Lombardy, Tuscany, and Veneto are Milan, Florence, and Venice, respectively. Just as magnificent is Campania, home to Naples and the stunning Amalfi Coast.

Climate

Italy has a Mediterranean climate, and experiences the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The Spring and Fall months tend to have moderate temperatures, though rain is more likely to occur in the months of April and November. Summers in Italy are quite warm, especially the more south you travel. Winters in the northern regions such as Piedmont, near some of Italy’s mountains, can be cold and even snowy. Snow is not much of a concern in the southern regions of the country, such as Calabria.

Population

Italy is one of Europe’s most populous countries, and is home to over 60 million people. The highest concentrations of people are found around the major cities of Milan, Rome, and Naples. Rome has a population of over 2 million people, and Milan’s city population is over 1 million people as well.

Religion

The Roman Catholic branch of Christianity is the most popular religion of Italy. The headquarters of the Roman Catholic faith center around the Vatican and Pope, located near Rome.

Language

The official language of Italy is Italian, but local dialects are also widely spoken, especially in smaller towns and villages. You may also come across people who can communicate in English. This is especially true in major cities and around tourist sites.

Currency

The currency of Italy is the European Euro, and this is the most commonly used form of payment. Major credit cards are also widely accepted at attractions, stores, and restaurants.

Where to Visit in 10 Days

10 days is a great amount of time to explore Italy, as you will be able to discover several of its fascinating cities and unrivaled destinations. Two days each in the cities of Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice is ideal to immerse in each city’s culture. The final two days in Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast is the perfect way to round out the trip. Rome’s attractions are endless, and include the magnificent Colosseum, Roman Forum, and nearby Vatican City. 

Florence is home to some of the world’s best Renaissance art, and visits to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries provide up-close views of some of the priceless masterpieces. The delightful city of Pisa, where you can find the legendary Leaning Tower, is also a short ride from Florence. While in Milan, you can visit the remarkable Milan Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. A gondola ride is a wonderful way to experience Venice, and St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace should also not be missed. Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are known for their breathtaking views and waterfront location, and are filled with amazing landscapes and picturesque streets.

Best Time to Visit Italy

May, the first half of June, September, and October are the best times to visit Italy as temperatures are mild, in the 70s Fahrenheit in most locations, and cities tend to be less crowded. The Summer months of July and August are known to be the hottest months, with temperatures in 80s and 90s Fahrenheit. Another important note to keep in mind is that much of Italy closes for vacation in the first half of August, so many restaurants and attractions may be closed during that time.

Essential Experiences in Italy

There are so many stunning cities and awe-inspiring landmarks throughout Italy, and you can experience many of them during your 10-day tour. Here are a few of the essential experiences you will not want to miss:

Vatican City Tour

Vatican City is its own city-state, and is the smallest country in the world. Though small in size, Vatican City is a premier destination to tour, and where you will find St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and marvelous Sistine Chapel.

Accademia Gallery in Florence

Florence’s collection of art and museums transport you back to the times of the Renaissance. The Accademia Gallery is filled with masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s renowned David statue.

Gondola Ride in Venice

A scenic gondola ride around the winding canals of the city is the ideal way to explore Venice’s wonderful atmosphere and unique landscape.

Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral is one of Italy’s largest Cathedrals, and its intricate statues and elaborate design are remarkable.

Travel Considerations

Weather

Spring and early Fall are the ideal times to visit Italy to avoid inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Rain may be encountered at any time, but is especially likely in April and November. The Summers tend to be very warm, and Winters can be cold and snowy in the northern regions. Even if the weather is not ideal, many attractions, such as museums and churches, are still open. Your Zicasso travel specialist can help plan alternate options for any day the weather is a concern.

Transportation

Italy is very accessible, and trains run between many of its regions and cities. Rental cars, buses, and escorted tours are also available for a 10-day trip. It is important to note that most rental cars are manual and not automatic, and navigating Italy’s various terrains can become tricky on your own. You can rest assured when traveling with Zicasso that all your transportation and logistic needs will be taken care of.

Packing

It is recommended to pack a variety of clothing for your trip to Italy. Comfortable shoes are essential for walking around cities such as Rome and Florence, and light jackets are great options for all times of the year. Lightweight pants and shawls are also important to bring, even in the Summer, as some attractions, such as the Vatican, require shoulders and knees to be covered. Some of Italy’s roads are still cobblestone, so keep this in mind if planning on bringing rolling luggage or large bags.

Weather Considerations:

In the case of rain or other inclement weather, it’s a good idea to pack umbrellas and raincoats. If traveling in warmer weather, hats and sunblock are great pieces to help keep you cool and safe.

Electrical Considerations:

Plan on bringing 1-2 adaptors and converters, as European standard electrical outlets are used throughout Italy. The adaptors and converters are needed to charge and utilize electronics from home, including phones and hairdryers.

Pharmaceutical Considerations:

It is recommended to pack sufficient amounts of all your medications before going on your 10-day vacation. Pharmacies can be easily found around major cities, but not all medications may be available.

Cultural Considerations

Italy is a major tourist destination, and the Italian people are overall welcoming and friendly to visitors. Besides the many landmarks and attractions, there are also open fields, gardens, and parks all over the country that you can enjoy. Unless you are at a tourist site, public restrooms may be difficult to come by, so it is a good idea to utilize them when available. It is typical to pay a small sum to use any public restrooms you do come across.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Travel Documents

It is essential to have all of the necessary travel documents with you for your trip to Italy. Being prepared with the correct paperwork will help ensure a smooth and easygoing trip. Here is a list of the most important documents you need:

  • Passport
  • Airline tickets/reservations
  • Hotel reservations/confirmations
  • Personal medical information, including all medications and special conditions
  • Emergency contact names and numbers
  • Required customs forms
  • Pre-purchased tickets for attractions
  • Travel and medical insurance (see above section regarding this)

Your Zicasso travel specialist can help provide further requirements specific to your trip, but responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order.  Travel requirements can and do change often to no notice, so it is important to stay updated as your trip approaches.

Finances & Tipping

ATMs and banks are widely available throughout Italy’s major cities, including Rome and Florence. Tipping large amounts, such as 15-20%, is not customary at restaurants. If there is not already a financing charge added to the bill, small tips of a few euros are acceptable. For tour guides, a tip for a full day tour should fall in the 10 euro range per person, with slightly less for shorter tours. Your Zicasso travel specialist can provide further suggestions for other staff and guides you may wish to tip. Keep in mind price negotiations are common with street vendors, but less acceptable in formal stores and boutiques.

Safety and Accessibility of Resources

Italy is considered a very safe country, and thousands of people visit every year. If needed, emergency resources can be easily accessed in most areas.

Crime Rate

Italy is known to be one of the safest countries in Europe, and you can feel safe and secure traveling from one city to the next. Crime has been decreasing, and most tourist sites and landmarks are closely watched at all times.

Things to look out for

The main concern while traveling around Italy and sightseeing is pickpocketing. This is especially common at crowded attractions, such as the Trevi Fountain in Rome. It’s a good idea to keep purses and wallets in front of you and secure to help reduce the chance of this occurring.

Medical & First Aid

Should you encounter a medical emergency, hospitals and pharmacies are located around most of Italy’s major cities, including Rome, Florence, and Milan. You will want to get to the nearest hospital in the event of illness or other health emergencies. It is also a good idea to notify the local embassy. It is highly recommended that all international travelers consult with a primary care physician prior to traveling, and this information is not intended as a substitute for personalized guidance from a doctor.

Water & Food Safety

Italy is home to some of the best cuisine in the world, and you can indulge in all of it knowing the food and water of the country are safe. Water from drinking fountains, such as those found around Rome, is also safe to enjoy. Most restaurants serve mineral water, and you will be asked whether you prefer natural or carbonated. Italy has a number of wonderful outdoor markets. If you purchase any fruits or vegetables, be sure to wash them thoroughly before eating.

Travel with Zicasso

When planning a luxury vacation, every detail matters, which is why our approach is different. We will match you with leading travel specialists who are the most qualified to make your dream trip happen. They know their country better than anyone, and each travel specialist in Zicasso’s network is among the finest travel agents and tour operators, comprising the top tier of the industry. Experience the wonder of an exceptional itinerary crafted just for you.

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