Things to do in Italy

Italy and its capital Rome, in particular, are famous for their cultural and historical tours. Visit the Colosseum and the Forum to invoke the power of the Roman Empire.

Rome is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

It's not just Rome though, for there are plenty more things to do in Italy. Boasting 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, picturesque Alpine villages and stunning coastal towns in the south. The most visited cities in Italy include: Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan which offer their own unique cuisine, culture and attractions.

All over the country you will find plenty of historical things to do in Italy. A day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Naples, is a must for history buffs. The ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum are incredible, and you will get a real feel of how the city looked thousands of years ago. Combine a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum to make the most of your time in Italy.

If you are into your wine, sample the vast and varied wines of this beautiful country. You will be spoilt for choice with things to do in Italy when it comes to visiting the lush wine countryside, its steeped in history and dedicated to producing the most excellent quality wines.

Enjoy a day trip from Naples along the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy stunning views over the Mediterranean. Take a trip to Sorrento and enjoy the sandy beaches and the sunshine, plus some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy. The islands of Ischia and Capri are also well worth a visit.

Italy tours combine, adventure, art, history, wine and a choice of rural experiences that you won’t find elsewhere in Europe.

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Best Season:June, July, August, September
Popular Location: Amalfi Coast, Florence, Rome and Venice