Join a longer escorted tour of Italy
Get a more relaxed and in-depth experience of Italy. This magnificent country boasts the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, and fully deserves a deeper look into its wonderful secrets.
On a longer trip you get the chance to see places off the beaten track and at your own pace. For example, Trafalgar’s ‘At Leisure’ tours include the 13 day ‘Italian Glory’ tour which covers the rich historical centres of Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan, as well as the divine Amalfi Coast and sublime Isle of Capri. Arrive in Milan and shop until you drop before leisurely enjoying the fabulous sights and sounds of Venice and Florence.
Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
Next, be transported to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, and then feel you are in seventh heaven as you let the stunning scenery wash over you. Explore the delightful town of Amalfi, take a dip in the glorious Mediterranean Sea, or sip a coffee and watch the world go by. Embark on a short cruise to Capri, the 'Isle of Dreams' in Italy’s Bay of Naples to get a taste of luxurious splendour and astonishing natural beauty. Visit the Blue Grotto and watch the sea glow electric blue, join an escorted tour to the luxuriant Caesar Augustus Gardens to view the Faraglioni rocks, and relax and unwind in the evening at the famous and opulent La Piazzetta.
The Italian Riviera and the famous Cinque Terre are also a must see on any Italian holiday. Witness the delightful charm of this UNESCO World Heritage site and be transfixed by the magical colour drenched houses and spectacular landscapes.
The sheer beauty of Cinque Terre is breathtaking, it’s like the sun has passed through a prism to create the most glorious rainbow. Take time to visit the five old seaside villages which have sat majestically on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline for centuries. Roam the elegant streets and browse the bountiful boutiques, or just be enchanted by the boats bobbing in the shimmering harbour while relishing the delicious local cuisine.
On the ‘Italy Bellissimo’ tour you also get to visit the irresistible charm of Siena and Assisi, as well as other traditional stops such as Rome, Pompeii, Florence and Venice. Be transported back in time as you stand in awe at the medieval Siena Cathedral in all its Gothic finery, discover Siena’s past in fascinating frescoes depicting Siena’s history found in the Museo Civico, and find a place to relax and dine in one of the many superb restaurants on the Piazza del Campo.
The exquisite town of Assisi is best known as the birthplace of the patron saint of Italy - St. Francis of Assisi, the well-loved founder of the Franciscan order. In addition to being one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, this celebrated town is a pilgrimage site for Catholics all over the world. Take a guided walking tour along the winding medieval streets and Roman ruins, visit the wondrous Basilica of St Francis, and discover a whole new world where Roman and Medieval architecture lie side by side in graceful harmony.