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Italy Tours & Vacations 2021-2022

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Italy is our top destination and passion. Since 2008, Zicasso’s travel specialists have planned over 67,000 Italian tours and vacations with nearly a million travelers in our world-wide Zicasso family. Past travelers give us the best ratings in the industry for Italy tours. Each luxury tour is expertly customized by Italy specialists with deep insider knowledge. Whether you wish to see the highlights of Rome, Florence, and Venice, visit the quaint towns of Tuscany, immerse in the rich culture, or savor the food and wine, our experts can tailor your Italy trip to perfection.

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

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

Rome, Florence, and Venice: Highlights and Hidden Treasures...

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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Faraglioni Cliffs in Capri

Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily: Luxury Italy for 2021-2022

Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily: Luxury Italy for 2021-2022...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $7,099

Experience the true splendor of ancient life, cultural cuisine, and inspiring scenery during your 12-day luxury Italy vacation. From Rome to the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, witness glistening mosaics, walk with master Renaissance artists and discover the dishes that have shaped tradition. Enjoy exclusive tours and remarkable insights as you explore it all.

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Gondolas on the canal in Venice, Italy

Italy from North to South: 10-Day Classic Tour

Italy from North to South: 10-Day Classic Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,815

From prestigious architecture to breathtaking art, natural beauty to captivating history, your 10-day classic Italy tour celebrates the layers of wonder from north to south. Wander the elegant lanes of winding through Capri, glide through the Venetian Lagoon to visit famous islands, and embrace the ancient life of Rome. From Renaissance Florence to seaside Sorrento, you will indulge in the simple pleasures of Italy’s classic belief in la dolce vita.

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Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy

Best of Italy for 2021-2022

Best of Italy for 2021-2022

12 Day Custom Tour

From $7,315

Your 12-day Italy highlights tour immerses you in elegant art, pristine nature, and the legendary dolce vita. You will celebrate history and heritage with exclusive tours that take you away from crowds from the Vatican Museum to Tuscany’s hilltop towns. From islands in the Venetian Lagoon to the Amalfi Coast’s panoramas, you will find flavor, glamour, and a zest for life during your Italy tour specifically designed for 2021.

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Vineyards in Langhe region of Piedmont with the castle of Castiglione Falletto in Italy.

Extravagant Italy Wine Tour of the Top Regions

Extravagant Italy Wine Tour of the Top Regions

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Embrace the marvels of Italian flavor and the splendor of Italy's scenery during this 9-day luxury Italy wine tour. You will have an immersive experience of the wine culture and Italy's fabulous history of wine consumption, which will reveal sumptuous vines, elegant tastings, and exclusive excursions. From regal estates to stately panoramas, you will wander through antique cellars, stroll through medieval towns, and sample the spirit of Italy through its illustrious wines.

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Vencie canals in Italy.

Honeymoon Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice Tour

Honeymoon Highlights: Rome, Florence, Venice Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,331

Little is left to the imagination on this 12-day tour of Italy that is handcrafted to bring you as close to the country as possible. As you make your way through Rome, Florence, Venice, as well as the regions of Lazio, Tuscany, and Veneto, you will enjoy a unique balance of rural leisure and urban thrills. This tour is designed to maximize your enjoyment of this colorful corner of the Mediterranean world.

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The ancient walls in Pompeii with Vesuvius volcano in the background.

Family Trip to Italy: Nature, Ancient Temples, and Cuisine

Family Trip to Italy: Nature, Ancient Temples, and...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,755

Bask in the splendor of La Dolce Vita from the Amalfi Coast to ancient Sicilian temples during your 12-day family Italy tour. Stroll cobbled lanes where ancient Rome presses against medieval walls. Wander the lush volcanic base of Mount Etna where grapevines thrive. Uncover ancient Greek theaters and recently excavated Roman mosaics. Your family-friendly tour reveals artistic splendor and as you celebrate the simple pleasures for which Italy is known.

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View of Florence, Italy with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in the background

Perfect Two Weeks in Italy Tour 2021-2022

Perfect Two Weeks in Italy Tour 2021-2022

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,943

Classic beauty and indelible charm will radiate from ancient ruins, Renaissance artwork, and captivating coastlines during your custom-tailored 2-week tour of Italy. The iconic wonder of Italy will seduce you with panoramas of the rugged Amalfi Coast and the glamour of St. Mark’s interior shimmering with gilded mosaics. The Colosseum reflects remarkable achievement of ancient engineering and the Uffizi Gallery displays the triumphs of spirited expression. Wander along the cherished shores of Lake Como and travel into the past while strolling down the streets of Pompeii. Embrace Italy as an embodiment of culture with classic style and timeless charisma.

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The colosseum at sunrise in Rome, Italy

The Best of Italy Tour: Rome, Amalfi Coast, Island of Capri and Tuscany

The Best of Italy Tour: Rome, Amalfi Coast, Island...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,547

Italy is ready to embrace you. Immerse yourself in its beauty and allow it to change you. Soak up the sun at outdoor cafés and stroll through piazzas in Rome while sampling gelato. Admire the view as you wind around the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Dive into a cooking class taught at a traditional farmhouse kitchen. Sail away to the glamorous island of Capri and take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Sample fine wines at scenic vineyards amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany.

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The coast of Sorrento.

Italian Adventure to Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily

Italian Adventure to Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily

12 Day Custom Tour

From $7,075

The wonders of Rome, the coastal Campania region, and Sicily come alive on this 11-day tour of Italy's southern half. From the Italian capital to the bustling port city of Palermo, enjoy a balanced itinerary that combines guided excursions, food tours, and ample free time to bask in all that is best of the regions you visit.

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence at sunset.

Italian Vacation of a Lifetime: Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome

Italian Vacation of a Lifetime: Venice, Milan, Florence,...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,379

This Italian vacation of a lifetime will take you on a 12-day journey through the most famous Italian cities as you will be wined and dined, and ultimately swept off your feet, immersing yourself in the wonders of Roman history and the romance of Venetian canals. Discover the iconic fashions of Milan and the graceful artistry of Florence. You set the pace and revel in the beauty of Italian splendor.

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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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Medieval town of San Gimignano in Italy.

Rolling Tuscan Countryside Tour 2021-2022

Rolling Tuscan Countryside Tour 2021-2022

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,920

Italy’s countryside is teeming with hilltop towns that are speckled across the breathtaking region of Tuscany, which you will explore on this handcrafted 7-day tour. Under the Tuscan Sun, you will appreciate the endless beauty of the emerald hills that roll from Montepulciano in addition to admiring the ancient architecture of the cultural heritage sites in San Gimignano. From town to town, you can find beauty in every charming destination against the beautiful countryside backdrop.

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The village of Civita di Bagnoregio in Orvieto.

Iconic Florence and Venice Tour with Countryside Culture

Iconic Florence and Venice Tour with Countryside Culture...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $7,195

Enjoy the perfect balance of rural charm and urban thrills on this 12-day tour through Tuscany, Umbria, and Venice. Savory cuisine and local wines provide the refreshment. As you make your way through these regions, expert guides will make sure that you experience what is best of each destination, history, and culture you encounter.

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Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano surrounded by Tuscan countryside

Food-Lover's Tour of Umbria and Tuscany

Food-Lover's Tour of Umbria and Tuscany

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,785

Along with the rich culture and abundant historical sites, this 9-day tour of central Italy is designed to showcase the gastronomic greatness of the places you visit. From Umbria to Tuscany, the beating heart of Italian olive oil and wine production will be yours to enjoy along with the many other culinary delights. By the time you depart, you will have a better understanding of Italy's love affair with food.

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View of Vernazza in Cinque Terre.

Remarkable Italy Itinerary: Northern Regions and Cinque Terre

Remarkable Italy Itinerary: Northern Regions and Cinque...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,379

The cultural richness, natural beauty, and historic legacy of Northern Italy are yours to enjoy on this 12-day tour of Piedmont, Liguria, and Lombardy. From Milan to Cinque Terre and back again, you will be able to focus your attention on the rural treasures and panoramic perspectives of each region through a blend of guided excursions and leisure. Handcrafted for your enjoyment, this tour allows you to experience much of the best that Northern Italy has to offer.

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Vineyards surround the comune of Serralunga d'Alba in the Piedmont region of Italy

Marvelous Piedmont, Cinque Terre, and Milan Tour

Marvelous Piedmont, Cinque Terre, and Milan Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,715

Embrace splendid flavor and graceful scenery during your 12-day Italy food tour taking you through the towns of Piedmont and Liguria. Bask in an ancient spa and sample the inspiring wines of Barolo. Witness da Vinci’s Last Supper and indulge in cuisine outlined by the Slow Food Movement. You can relax with a panorama of Cinque Terre and craft a meal in a historic palazzo during your flavorful Italy tour.

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San Giovanni Battista church in Riomaggiore,  Cinque Terre, Italy

Culture and Coastal Treasures of Northern Italy

Culture and Coastal Treasures of Northern Italy

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,855

Northwest Italy is yours to explore on this tailored tour that leads from the rich city of Turin to the spectacular coastline of the Cinque Terre and the magic metropolis of Milan. Every step of the way, you will treat yourself to the tantalizing flavors of Italian cuisine and witness the breathtaking unspoiled backdrops of Italy’s countryside while learning more about the local culture and heritage.

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Verenna on Lake Como, Italy

Spirited Journey through Italy: Highlights and Hidden Culture

Spirited Journey through Italy: Highlights and Hidden...

17 Day Custom Tour

From $5,010

Unbridled beauty veils Italy and its awe-inspiring countryside and spectacular coastline, scenes that will backdrop your educational exploration during this extensive 17-day tour from Venice to Rome. Whether it's the sprawling glimmering waters of Lake Como or the romantic skyline of Verona, Italy will dazzle and seduce you as you delve into its spirited culture and honored history along the journey.

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Vatican Dome of San Pietro Basilica and the Sant'Angelo bridge over Tiber river in Rome, Italy.

Rome and Neapolitan Coast Tour

Rome and Neapolitan Coast Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

On this handcrafted 7-day tour, witness the Italian heritage that shines through iconic monuments and contemporary restaurants that preserve the country's culinary roots. Allow yourself to marvel at the country's phenomenal art and architecture and appreciate the mesmerizing landscapes of each iconic destination.

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Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy

Highlights of Italy Tour 2021-2022: Venice to Sorrento

Highlights of Italy Tour 2021-2022: Venice to Sorrento...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $4,025

The endless variety of Italy is highlighted on this custom tailored tour along the country’s best sites, within marvelous cities and magnificent landscapes. Witness the intricate detail of Michelangelo’s David. Wander through the antiquity of Rome, where the sensational Colosseum continues to tower over the columns of the Forum. From the romantic canals of Venice to the astounding remains of Pompeii, you will wander along Italy at its best, immersing yourself in exceptional coastline and breathtaking cliff sides, and a different world of which many have only dreamed.

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Baunei Cala Marilou beach in Sardinia.

Secrets of Mediterranean Islands: Sardinia and Corsica Tour

Secrets of Mediterranean Islands: Sardinia and Corsica...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,945

The Mediterranean gems of Corsica and Sardinia are yours to explore on this 10-day island-hopping tour of all that is best of this region. A world apart, the islands of Corsica and Sardinia enjoy a secluded status when compared to the hustle and bustle of mainland Italy or France. From the port of Pula to Ile de Cavallo, visitors cannot help but fall in love with this stunning setting.

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A chuch in South Tyrol in the Dolomites.

Exploring the Dolomites: Splendid Northern Italy Tour

Exploring the Dolomites: Splendid Northern Italy Tour...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

Along with a vibrant history and thriving arts scene, Italy is also known for its abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. This 10-day tour of the Trentino and South Tyrol region is handcrafted to introduce you to a unique side of Northern Italy and to ensure an active approach to learning about the region's natural beauty and ancient origins. From horseback riding to cheese tasting, there is something for everyone in this colorful corner of Italy.

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Italy at a Glance

2021 Italy Travel Updates

Updated: April 6, 2021

To date, Italy has not yet announced the re-opening of travel to the country from non-EU countries, including the United States. However, if you are interested in visiting Italy later this year, our top travel specialists encourage travelers to start planning and booking now since demand is starting to pick up, especially for September, October, and early November.

Italy is one of the most-visited countries in the world and one of the most popular destinations for our Zicasso travelers. With postponed trips and increasing demand from travelers worldwide, plan early and book when you are ready.

A Zicasso travel specialist to Italy can provide you with updated information specific to where you want to visit and what you want to do on your vacation.

Related: Countries Open to American Travelers

When to Plan Your Trip

After a year of closed borders, our Italian travel specialists are eager to introduce visitors to the history, culture, food, and wine found across every region. Because Italy is one of the world’s most popular destinations for international travelers, we expect limited availability for 2021 and 2022 as travelers finally take trips postponed from 2020.

If you prefer to travel during the summer season, we suggest booking your trip 14+ months in advance. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we recommended that travelers to Italy book their trip between 12-14 months in advance, but now recommend planning even further ahead.

Once Italy opens its borders, last-minute trip planning will be possible, and your Zicasso travel specialist can help bring your fantastic vacation plans into reality. But until then, we recommend submitting your Trip Request to begin planning for your dream trip to Italy now and book when you are ready.

Related:  Best Time to Visit Italy

How to Plan Your Trip

Italy has not yet opened to travelers, but you can plan ahead for your next vacation through Zicasso for travel in 2021, 2022, or even into 2023. An international trip has always brought important questions, and now visiting a new country after Covid-19 could have inspired new answers.

“Do I have to wear a mask on domestic flights?” “Will I be able to see Michelangelo’s David?” “Can I eat inside a Michelin-starred restaurant?” “How will I travel from Venice to Rome or reach a Tuscan village?” “Are the beaches open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home, and how can I get one?” Your travel expert will be able to answer your specific questions and more before you book your trip. A travel specialist can handle any emergency that may come up in connection to your trip, as well — from changing your transportation option to a last-minute additional tour.

If you are thinking about traveling to Italy, you can fill out Zicasso’s Trip Request to speak with an Italy travel specialist.

Related: How to Plan Your Trip in 3 Easy Steps | How to Plan Your Trip Budget

Must-See Destinations in Italy

Alongside our Italy travel specialists, we have created a list of our favorite highlights of Italy. Depending on how much time you have, we have recommendations on where you should go and what you should do. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Italy.

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  • Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and other Roman ruins
  • Experience the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, museums, and historical works of art at the Vatican
  • Witness the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Pantheon
  • Savor an afternoon in Piazza Navona
  • Visit the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore), Piazza Santa Croce, and Museo dell’Opera dell Duomo
  • Discover the Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Bargello National Museum, and Casa Buonarroti
  • Enjoy an Olive Oil Tour and Tasting, Wine Tour (Chianti), and the towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca
  • Visit Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Grand Canal
  • Enjoy a scenic ride through the canals with a gondolier
  • Visit Murano Island for glass artifacts and a glass blowing demonstration
  • Hike the towns of Cinque Terre
  • Travel between the towns of the Amalfi Coast
  • Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Wander the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Shop the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the boutiques that fill every street and alley

Related: Must See Places in Italy | Things to Do in Italy 

Best Time to Visit Italy

The best time to visit Italy is during the first half of May, the second half of August, or the last half of October.

Visiting Italy in the summer months has changed in the past decade because the second half of August has become a great time to visit due to smaller crowds and the waning summer heat.

Related: Best Time to Visit Italy

What to Consider When Traveling Through Italy

Travel considerations during your Italy tour include safety, ease of logistics, and accessibility. The following information offers our recommendations on what to consider:

Is Italy Safe for Travel?

Italy is very safe. During your Italy tour, you will find the people and country welcoming and eager to share their culture. As anywhere, pickpocketing can be a concern, especially in larger tourist destinations like Rome, Florence, or Venice. Healthwise, there are no concerns regarding the general safety of eating and drinking throughout Italy.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The top active airports in Italy are:

  • Rome – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
  • Venice – Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  • Milan – Malpensa International Airport (MXP)
  • Pisa – Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA)
  • Florence – Florence Peretola Airport (FLR)
  • Naples – Naples International Airport (NAP)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights 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 and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with 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.

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