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Italy Tours for Seniors

At Zicasso, we specialize in making Italy travel for seniors the most comfortable and convenient experience possible. From private transportation and ideal accommodations to private tours at the perfect pace, our travel specialists will assist you throughout your trip to deliver the most extraordinary vacation.

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Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

Italy Vacation for Seniors: Rome to Venice

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,295

The cultural and historical Italian Peninsula becomes an open-air museum filled with enchanting flavors and captivating stories that will enrich the deep corners of the cities, towns, and countryside during your personalized senior tour of Italy. The charm spreads from Rome to Venice, Florence to Verona accentuating the restored marvels of ancient life and the majesty of Renaissance works propelling Western Europe from the Middle Ages. Treasures glow in the sunlight revealing works by Giotto and Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini. Discover traditional flavors and enjoy the local flare of Italy’s most fascinating destinations.
Joys of Rome and Southern Italy Itinerary for Seniors...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

Whether a lover of art and history, mythology or culture, you will find the majesty of it all as you tour Rome and the Amalfi Coast during your exclusive Italy itinerary for the senior traveler. The treasures of the Vatican span millennia with works displayed that are entangled with the past as the prestige of gladiatorial heroes emanates from the walls of the Colosseum.  The peak of Mount Vesuvius continues to linger above ancient Pompeii as lemon groves overtake the terraced ridges along the coast outside of Amalfi. Your customizable itinerary for seniors will embody the warmth of Italy and provide a masterful exploration of Rome and the Amalfi coast. 
Perfect Italy Vacation for Senior Travelers

17 Day Custom Tour

From $4,245

The sights of Italy abound with mystery and legend throughout the breathtaking odes to history. Begin with Da Vinci in Milan, and then explore Michelangelo in Florence and the Vatican, continue to Assisi, Venice, Pisa, and Siena.  See Signorelli’s frescoes, Brunelleschi’s dome and Bernini’s baroque, the canals of Venice and Bellagio on Lake Como. All of these are just the start on this handcrafted sightseeing tour for seniors as you will delve beneath the surface with expert guides to live the history that is often felt far beyond what any words can explain.
Best of Sicily and Southern Italy Tour for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

Uncover the legends and immerse yourself in the history of Southern Italy. Spend a week in Sicily and a week on the mainland, hopping between three millennia of ruins, cultures, cities, and charms. Authentic local experiences mix with grand historical remains and plenty of coastlines, with just about every major European civilization having a role to play. Handcrafted for senior travelers who seek to both explore and experience, this is an in-depth tour full of fascinating details.
Highlights of Northern Italy Vacation for Seniors

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,245

Northern Italy is a land of culture and charm, where wonders are draped along the water, and the atmosphere is always relaxed. When you want to take it slow on vacation, this is where you come. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this luxury tour spends three nights in each of four exceptional destinations: Rome, Bologna, Cinque Terre, and Lake Maggiore. Travel with a leisurely pace to discover the art, history, food, and tradition as you take in all of the legendary sights. 
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.
VIP Tour of Italy: A Signature Experience

16 Day Custom Tour

From $9,595

This is Italy with no-holds barred, an excursion of such incomparable luxury that it beggars description. Private tours of the Vatican Museum and after-hours visits to Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica. Exclusive cruises along the famed Amalfi Coast and once-in-a-lifetime excursions to Bologna and St. Moritz. The biggest suites in five-star hotels and dinner at restaurants with multiple Michelin stars. Whatever your inclinations, this tour comes down to five words: Go big or go home.
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.
Enticing Flavors of Italy Tour: Private Cooking Courses,...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

Your custom tailored Italy tour of private cooking courses, wine, and olive oil tasting takes you through the sites and flavors of Italy, exploring illustrious dishes every step of the way. The enticing aroma of fresh pasta emanates from a small restaurant in an antique building. Wander a medieval town with a chef as your guide, stepping into historic cheese and butcher shops to find the perfect ingredients to use for cooking. Michelangelo’s David stares down at you from a stunning perch etched in brilliant marble and eternalized in a gallant pose. The Colosseum lights up the night with powerful arches standing as a reminder of Rome’s continuous history.

Italy Tours for Seniors

Best Time to Visit for Seniors

Updated: February 19, 2020

The stunning country of Italy is rich in history and is known for its lively culture. Italy is also home to some of the best cuisines in the world. From the capital city of Rome to the gorgeous landscapes of the Amalfi Coast and the idyllic atmosphere of Venice, Italy has something to offer everyone and is the perfect destination for a memorable senior’s vacation.

Italy is beautiful year-round, but seniors can find the ideal weather and pleasant temperatures during the second half of April through May and from September through October. The summer months, from June through July, tend to be quite crowded, so vacationing in Spring or Fall is an excellent way to experience all Italy has to offer with smaller crowds. During the first half of August, many places throughout Italy close for vacation, so this can also be a quiet time to visit. You should keep in mind that attractions and restaurants may be closed as well. The main cities, such as Rome, Florence, and Venice, are easily accessible and accommodate seniors with ease.

Essential Experiences

From northern Italy to the island of Sicily, incredible destinations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences can be found for active seniors and those who want to tour at their own pace. The following three activities are deemed essential for first-timers to Italy:

Opera Show at La Scala Opera House

You can visit and tour Milan’s legendary La Scala Opera House before enjoying a stunning and memorable opera performance.

Tour Vatican City

Vatican City is breathtaking, and a private tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the gorgeous Sistine Chapel allows you to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city.

Florence’s Accademia Gallery

Florence is known around the world for its unrivaled collection of Renaissance art and museums. A tour of the Accademia Gallery provides the chance to view priceless art masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s David.

Travel Considerations

For seniors, there is often a lot to keep in mind when traveling. From what to pack to logistics and customized tours, here are some of the main items to consider to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip:

Pacing

The pace of a vacation is of the utmost importance to many seniors, and Zicasso can accommodate you. Whether you prefer a slower pace or a more active vacation, each destination and activity can be crafted around your needs and preferences to cultivate a memorable and easygoing trip. Longer stays in Rome and Florence can reduce the hassle of having to change hotels on a daily basis in addition to allowing you to fully explore each city and surrounding area. With Zicasso, you will have any requests or needs fulfilled.

Weather

Weather is an important consideration when traveling, and warm temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit can be enjoyed throughout the summer in most of Italy. It can also reach into the mid-90s Fahrenheit in July and August, especially in the southern parts of the country. If you prefer slightly cooler temperatures, May and September are great times to visit because they host temperatures that typically fall in the mid-70s. Rain can be encountered in any city, especially in April and November. Many attractions can still be visited in the rain, including indoor museums and churches.

Transportation

For seniors, transportation logistics can be difficult and sometimes concerning. You can rest assured when traveling with Zicasso that your trip will be hassle-free because you will be able to travel from one destination to the next without any concerns. Private transfers, door-to-door transportation services, and guides that can help you with your bags and luggage are just a few of the ways Zicasso can make traveling within Italy smooth and relaxing. Many major cities, including Rome and Milan, have excellent public transportation options that can help you reach restaurants and attractions when spending time at your leisure. If mobility is a concern, a Zicasso travel specialist can plan specific activities and tours to ensure all your accommodations and needs are met.

Packing

It’s a good idea to pack a variety of clothing when traveling to Italy, regardless of what time of year you visit. Sweatshirts and jackets are great pieces that are easy to take on and off when needed. Even if traveling in the summer, it is important to bring shawls and lightweight coats because certain attractions, such as the Vatican, require that shoulders be covered. When touring, it is recommended to only carry what you need because large bags can be difficult to manage when navigating crowds, attractions, or cobblestone roads.

Weather Considerations

You never know when you may encounter inclement weather during your trip, so we suggest that you pack an umbrella and raincoat. When the weather is warm and you are touring outdoor attractions, hats and sunblock can help keep you safe and cool.

Electrical Considerations

Throughout Italy, European standard electrical outlets are utilized, so you should pack a few power adapters and converters. These will be required for charging and using electronics from home, such as cellphones and hair dryers.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

It is important to remember to pack all your required medications and prescriptions before leaving for any vacation. Pharmacies can typically be found in Italy’s major cities, such as Rome and Milan, but not every medication may be available. Therefore, it is a good idea to pack all your required medications.

Cultural Considerations

In Italian culture, older members of families and society are widely respected, so you will find the country welcoming and its people friendly. When visiting attractions, it is customary for hats to be removed when going inside, especially at churches. Some churches also have a dress code, and it is recommended to double-check any requirements before visiting.

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 very important to bring all the necessary travel documents with you on your trip. When you are prepared, it creates a smoother and more relaxing vacation. Here are some of the required travel documents you should have with you during your trip to Italy:

  • Passport
  • Flight and hotel reservations/confirmations
  • Personal medical information, including any health condition(s) and prescriptions
  • Emergency contact information, including any specific doctors and healthcare professionals
  • Pre-purchased tickets for any museums or attractions
  • All required customs forms
  • Travel and medical insurance (see above)

It is also essential to double-check with your personal travel specialist regarding what other travel documents may be required. Your Zicasso travel specialist will be able to provide requirements that are specific to your trip, although responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order.  Travel requirements can change with little to no notice, so it is wise to stay updated as your trip approaches.

Finances & Tipping

Banks and ATMs are readily available in Italy’s major cities, including Rome, Florence, and Venice. Credit cards are also widely accepted at most attractions, museums, and restaurants. Tipping at restaurants is not required in Italy. For exceptional service at restaurants, you can leave a few euros as a tip, but some restaurants charge service fees. In such a case, no additional tip is required. For tour guides that you may wish to tip, it is common to tip 5 euros for shorter tours and closer to 10 euros (per person) for full-day tours. Your Zicasso travel specialist can provide you with further tipping guidelines so that you are fully prepared. Negotiations and bartering are common in Italy, so you can feel comfortable trying to get a lower price on souvenirs and other purchases. You should note that bartering and haggling is not a common practice in reputable dealers and shops.

Safety & Accessibility of Resources

Italy is known as a very safe country, and you should feel comfortable as you travel throughout the country. Most major cities are also great to experience at night and are considered to be just as safe as during the day. If needed, emergency services, such as law enforcement and hospitals, are readily accessible in cities across the peninsula.

Crime Rate

Italy is considered one of Europe’s safer countries. Unfortunately, tourists can become targets for pickpockets and stealing, especially in crowded attractions or on public transportation. We recommend that you store your personal belongings in a money belt or in an inside coat pocket.

Things to look out for

As you travel around Italy, you will want to look out for people who sell counterfeit goods or charge exceptionally high prices. This type of situation is more likely to occur with street vendors, so you should always be sure of what you are buying and the average price for it (your guide can help you with this). You should always be aware of whom you are speaking to and use your best judgment if approached by anyone when out in public.

Medical & First Aid

Hospitals and pharmacies are widely available throughout Italy’s major cities, including Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome. It is always a good idea to keep important medical information with you while touring. In the case of a medical emergency, you will want to get to the nearest hospital and notify law enforcement and the local embassy. This information is not a substitute for personalized guidance from a doctor, and it is highly recommended that you consult with a primary care physician prior to traveling.

Water & Food Safety

From the delicious pasta to the savory wines, the food and water of Italy is safe to enjoy. Water from drinking fountains, such as those found around Rome’s main sites, are also safe and can be refreshing when out and walking. If you have any dietary requirements, you should discuss them with your Zicasso travel specialist and have a list of your allergies (written in both English and Italian).

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 of the top tier of the industry. Experience the wonder of an exceptional itinerary crafted just for you.

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