The Best Trips and Tours in Italy

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Gethin Morgan

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Whether your idea of an Italian summer is spent cruising along the Amalfi Coast, floating around Venice in a gondola or exploring famous cities like Florence, Rome and Milan on foot, we have the perfect trip itinerary, whatever your choice of destination in Italy.

Is there a more desirable destination on the planet? Italy’s photogenic coastlines, romantic old cities and endless rows of rolling vineyards have seduced many a traveller across the centuries. There’s something for everyone here. Winos and country bumpkins will love the serenity of Tuscany’s rolling hills, culture vultures will be well fed in Rome, Milan and Venice, while foodies lick their lips at the prospect of visiting Naples, Bologna or Sicily (or anywhere else, let’s be honest). Whatever you want from your Italy holiday, and whenever you wish to visit, Culture Trip has a small-group trip that will help you unlock the secrets of this magical European destination.

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Whitewashed buildings stand atop the cliffs of Polignano a Mare in Puglia, Italy

Seductive Southern Italy

If your idea of la dolce vita is a little more coastal, then have we got the trip for you. Both sides of southern Italy are dotted with gorgeous little fishing villages and pristine Mediterranean beaches. This dreamy 10-day road trip starts in the pulsating old streets of Naples – no city better exemplifies the Italian lust for life – where we’ll embark on an incredible street food tour. Tuck into the most authentic pizza you’ve ever had, and expect some surprise treats, both sweet and savoury. We’ll wind down the Amalfi Coast, swapping roads for waters on a boat cruise, before heading east towards the coast of Puglia. First stop is Matera, the surreal mountain town made famous by James Bond in No Time to Die (2021). We’ll check out the adorable trulli huts of Alberobello and the sophisticated whitewashed alleys of Locorotondo before exploring the Itria Valley’s vineyards and olive groves by e-bike. We’ll eventually reach the ocean, starting with the shimmering waters and beautiful beaches of Polignano a Mare. We’ll go olive oil tasting and check out other coastal towns like Ostuni – AKA the White City – and Lecce, the Florence of the South.

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