Tours in General

The best guided walks, bus tours, escorted excursions, and private guides to help turn deepen your vacation experience

Sights in General

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How to get expert guides and speciality tours while still having a D.I.Y. vacation

 

Experiences in General

A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive

Microtours in Italy—Guided walks, bus tours, museum tours, private guides, escorted sidetrips, and more

 
Context Travel is among the companies offering excellent walking tours of Rome

The best guided tours, thematic walks, and escorted excursions in Italy

 
A 14-day G Adventures tour of Italy includes Rome, Florence, Venice, the Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Pisa, Siena, and the Tuscan wine town of Montepulciano (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

Guided tours let you sit back and enjoy yourself while someone else does the driving and an expert guides you around the top sights

 
The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy

 

Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

 
Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside

 

How to find short city sightseeing tours by bus in Rome and other major Italian cities

 
The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of Italy

 

Guided visits to Italy's sights—museums, cathedrals, castles, palaces, ruins—can help make them come alive, deepen your understanding, and enrich your experience

 
Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle

 
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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in Italy

 
A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in Italy

 

Get out of the big city to see nearby sights and add breadth to your trip without adding too many days to your schedule

 
Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

 
A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in Italy

 
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Free greeter programs around the world encourage locals to welcome you to their hometown

 

Take a Italy tour lasting from 2 to 18 days

 

Planning a trip to General

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to Italy

 
A Go-Today.com package offering roundtrip airfare from NYC, 2 nights each in Rome, Florence, and Venice, and train tickets between each starting at $949 (Photo courtesy of Go-Today.com)

Not a tour, but a bundle of airfare, lodging, maybe a car all at wholesale rates

 
Ah, to be single and in Pisa

Tours for women, gays, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in Italy

 
A gay pride event in Rome's Piazza Navona (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

LGBT tours of Italy

 
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Tours and advice for women traveling in Italy

 
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Accessible tours for the handicapped in Italy

 
Religious and spiritual tours (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Spiritual journeys to Italy

 
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Student and youth tours of Italy

 
Camping Panoramico Fiesole is in an Etruscan town in the hills right above Florence

Italy tours aimed at families

 
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Italy tours for mature travelers

 
Ah, to be single and in Pisa (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Singles tours and other options and tips for solo travelers in Italy

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Amalfi

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Amalfi

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Amalfi

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Amalfi

 

Experiences in Italy

Tours
Amalfi Coast

Getting to Amalfi Coast by escorted tour

 
By sailiboat
Amalfi Coast

Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

 
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Amalfi Coast tours
Amalfi Coast

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Amalfi Coast

 
Tours
Amalfi Coast

Getting to Amalfi Coast by escorted tour

 
Multi-day tours
Amalfi Coast

Multi-day escorted tours, packages, walking vacations, and sailing trips along Italy's Amalfi Coast

 
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Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

 
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Private guides
Amalfi Coast

Hiring a private tour guide in Amalfi Coast

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Amalfi Coast

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars on the Amalfi Coast

 
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Wine tours
Amalfi Coast

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Amalfi Coast

 

Experiences in Italy

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Campi Flegrei—The Phlegrean Fields tours
Campi Flegrei—The Phlegrean Fields

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Campi Flegrei—The Phlegrean Fields

 
Tours
Campi Flegrei—The Phlegrean Fields

Getting to Campi Flegrei—The Phlegrean Fields by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Capri

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Capri

 
Tours
Capri

Getting to Capri by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 

Experiences in Italy

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Tours
Caserta

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Caserta

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Caserta

 
Tours
Caserta

Getting to Caserta by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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Castelli Romani tours
Castelli Romani

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Castelli Romani

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Castelli Romani

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Castelli Romani

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Castelli Romani

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Castelli Romani

 

Experiences in Italy

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Tours
Cinque Terre

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Cinque Terre

 
Tours
Cinque Terre

Getting to the Cinque Terre by escorted tour

 
By tour
Cinque Terre

Getting around the Cinque Terre by escorted tour

 
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Private guides
Cinque Terre

Hiring a private tour guide in Cinque Terre

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Cinque Terre

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in the Cinque Terre

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Cinque Terre

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Cinque Terre

 

Experiences in Italy

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Tours of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Florence

 
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Florence is truly a walker's city—and a professional guide makes that walk even better (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Florence

 
Tours of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Tours
Florence

Getting to Florence by escorted tour

 
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The wine hills of the Chianti are a popular side trip from Florence (Photo by Thomas Willemsen)
Sidetrips
Florence

Visiting Pisa, the Chianti, vineyards, Tuscan hill towns and more from Florence on a day trip

 
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You can even learn how to make gelato in Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Learn
Florence

From cookery classes to language lessons in Florence

 
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Learn about the Medici and more on a history tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Florence

 
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A private guide can show you the Florence you want to see (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Florence

 
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Touring Florence by bicycle (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Bike tours
Florence

Guided bicycle tours of Florence

 

Dining in Italy

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Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
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 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Herculaneum

 
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Private guides
Herculaneum

Hiring a private tour guide in Herculaneum

 
Tours
Herculaneum

Getting to Herculaneum by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Herculaneum

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Herculaneum

 

Experiences in Italy

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Lazio lake district tours
Lazio lake district

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Lazio lake district

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Lazio lake district

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Lazio lake district

 
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Private guides
Lazio lake district

Hiring a private tour guide in Lazio lake district

 
Tours
Lazio lake district

Getting to Lazio lake district by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Lazio lake district

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Lazio lake district

 

Experiences in Italy

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Guided walks and docent-led tours of Milan

 
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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Milan

 
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Italian cooking class
Learn
Milan

From cookery classes to language lessons in Milan

 
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Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Milan

 
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Visiting Lake Como, Verona, the Certosa di Pavia, wine country, and more from Milan on a day trip

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Milan

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Milan

 
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Guided bicycle tours of Milan

 
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Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Milan

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Milan

 

Experiences in Italy

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Guided walks and docent-led tours of Naples

 
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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Naples

 
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Learn
Naples

From cookery classes to language lessons in Naples

 
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Bus tours
Naples

Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Naples

 
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Sidetrips
Naples

Visiting Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, or Mt. Vesuvius on a day trip

 
★☆☆
A private tour of the Naples Archaeology Museum (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Naples

 
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Guided bicycle tours of Naples

 
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Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Naples

 

Dining in Italy

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Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 

Planning for a trip to Italy

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Tours
Naples

Getting to Naples by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Paestum

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Paestum

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Paestum

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Paestum

 
Tours
Paestum

Getting to Paestum by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Parma

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Parma

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Parma

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Parma

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Pisa

 
★☆☆

Hiring a private tour guide in Pisa

 
Tours
Pisa

Getting to Pisa by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pisa

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Pompeii

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Pompeii

 
Tours
Pompeii

Getting to Pompeii by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Pompeii

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pompeii

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Pompeii

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Pompeii

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Positano

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Positano

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Positano

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Positano

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris
Wine tours
Positano

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Positano

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Ravello

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Ravello

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Ravello

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Ravello

 

Experiences in Italy

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Context Travel is among the companies offering excellent walking tours of Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Rome

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Rome

 
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Learn about Rome's history with a professional guide (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Rome

 
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Learn about Rome's history with a professional guide
Learn
Rome

From cookery classes to language lessons in Rome

 
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A hop-on/hop-off tour bus in Rome (Photo courtesy of City Sightseeing)

Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Rome

 
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The Forum and The Capitolum (temple of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva), at the intersection of the Cardo Maximus (main north-south street of any Roman town) and the Decumanus Maximus (main east-west street)

Visiting Tivoli, Ostia Antica, the Castelli Romani, and more from Rome on a day trip

 
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Hire a private guide in Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Rome

 
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Biking by the Colosseum (Photo Public Domain)

Guided bicycle tours of Rome

 
Rome tours (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Tours
Rome

Getting to Rome by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

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Food tours of Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Rome

 
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Sipping wine in Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Rome

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Salerno

 
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Tours
Salerno

Getting to Salerno by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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Capua tours
Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Santa Maria Capua Vetere by escorted tour

 
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Private guides
Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Hiring a private tour guide in Santa Maria Capua Vetere

 
Tours
Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Getting to Santa Maria Capua Vetere by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

★★☆
Sidetrips
Sorrento

Visiting Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and more from Sorrento on a day trip

 
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Guided walks and docent-led tours of Sorrento

 
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Learn to cook in Paris
Learn
Sorrento

From cookery classes to language lessons in Sorrento

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Sorrento

 
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Bike tours
Sorrento

Guided bicycle tours of Sorrento

 
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A scene from the Notre Dame and Gothic Paris seminar from Context Travel (Photo )

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Sorrento

 
Tours
Sorrento

Getting to Sorrento by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Sorrento

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Sorrento

 
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Wine tours
Sorrento

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Sorrento

 

Experiences in Italy

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Tivoli

 
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Hiring a private tour guide in Tivoli

 
Tours
Tivoli

Getting to Tivoli by escorted tour

 

Experiences in Italy

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The inquisition room (Photo courtesy of ItalyGuides)
Free

A tour that gets you—quite literally—behind the scenes, into the rooms and chambers hidden behind those lavishly decorated walls where the actual governing of the Venetian Republic happened

 
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The other islands of Venice—Murano, Burano, and Torcello

 
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Context Travel and others offer amazing walking tours of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Venice

 
 (Photo by Ray in Manila)
Tours
Venice

Getting to Venice by escorted tour

 
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Sidetrips
Venice

Visiting Padova, the Brenta, Verona and more from Venice on a day trip

 
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Context Travel and others offer amazing walking tours of Venice

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Venice

 
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Learn the art of the Bellini at aperitivo hour (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Learn
Venice

From cookery classes to language lessons in Venice

 
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Hire am expert private guide to discover your own Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Venice

 
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Do a deep dive on the long history of La Serenissima with an expert guide (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Venice

 

Dining in Italy

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Nibble on cicchetti during a bacaro crawl in Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Venice

 
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Enjoy vino (or the classic Venetian spritz) on a wine tour of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Venice

 

Experiences in Italy

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Tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Walking tours and escorted tours of Mt. Vesuvius

 
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Private guides
Mt. Vesuvius

Hiring a private tour guide in Mt. Vesuvius

 
Tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Getting to Mt. Vesuvius by escorted tour

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars around Mt. Vesuvius

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Mt. Vesuvius

 

Experiences in Italy

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Vietri sul Mare tours
Vietri sul Mare

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Vietri sul Mare

 
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Useful links
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for rail travel

English (inglese) Italian (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...train station la ferroviaria [or] la stazione lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah [or] lah stat-zee-YO-nay
ticket un biglietto oon beel-YET-toh
first class prima classe PREE-mah CLAH-say
second class seconda classe say-CONE-dah CLAH-say
one way solo andata SO-low ahn-DAHT-tah
round trip (return) andata e ritorno ahn-DAH-tah ay ree-TOUR-noh
Just the supplement Soltanto il supplemento soul-TAHN-toh eel sou-play-MEN-toh
Just a seat reservation Soltanto una prenotazione soal-TAHN-toh oo-nah pray-no-tah-tsee-YOH-nay
I have a Eurailpass Ho il Eurailpass oh eel YOO-rail-pahs
sleeping couchette una cucetta oo-nah koo-CHET-tah
berth in a sleeping car un posto nel vagone letto oon POH-sto nell vah-GOAN-nay LET-toh
track binario been-AR-ree-yoh
train treno TRE-no
car (carriage) carozza ka-RO-tza
seat posto PO-sto
departures partenze par-TEN-zay
arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay
left luggage deposito bagagli day-PO-zee-toh ba-GAHL-yee
     
punch your ticket timbrare il biglietto teem-BRA-ray eel beel-YET-toh
Is this the right platform for the Rome train? E questo il binario per il treno à Roma? ay KWAY-sto eel been-AR-ree-yo pair eel TRE-no ah RO-ma? 
delayed in retardo een ree-TAR-do
strike sciopero SHO-pair-oh
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
City / Train station names
English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Main station
Rome Roma Termini
Florence Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Venice Venezia Santa Lucia
Milan Milano Centrale
Genoa Genova Porta Principe
Naples Napoli Centrale
Leghorn Livorno Centrale
Turin Torino Porta Nuova

Useful Italian for air travel

English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)   Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
the airport l'aeroporto LAHW-ro-port-oh
the airplane l'aereo LAIR-reh-oh
terminal terminal TEAR-me-nahl
flight volo VOH-lo
gate uscita d'imbarco oo-SHEE-tah deem-BARK-oh
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
departures partenze par-TEN-zay
arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
delayed in ritardo een ree-TAR-doh
on time in orario een oh-RAH-ree-yo
early in avanti een ah-VAHN-tee
boarding imbarco eem-BARK-o
connecting flight la coincidenza la ko-een-chee-DEN-za
check-in accettazione ah-chet-ta-zee-YO-nee
immigration controllo passaporti cone-TRO-lo pah-sa-POR-tee
security check controllo di sicurezza kohn-TRO-lo dee see-kur-AY-tzah
customs dogana do-GA-na
shuttle la navetta lah na-VET-tah
boarding pass carta d'imbarco kart-ta deem-BARK-o
baggage claim ritiro bagagli ree-TEER-oh bah-GA-lyee
carry-on luggage bagaglio à mano bah-GA-lyo ah MA_no
checked luggage bagalio bah-GA-lyo

Useful Italian for car travel

English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
car automobile ow-toh-MO-bee-lay
scooter/motorboke un motorino oon mo-tair-EE-no
gas station stazione di servizio stah-zee-YO-nay dee sair-VEE-tzee-yo
gas benzina ben-ZEE-nah
diesel gasolio [or] diesel gah-ZOH-lee-oh [or] DEE-zell
Fill it up, please al pieno, per favore ahl pee-YAY-noh, pair fa-VOHR-ray
Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
...the highway l'autostrada lout-oh-STRA-dah
...the state highway la statale [written "SS"] lah sta-TAHL-eh
...the road for Rome la strada per Roma lah STRA-dah pair RO-mah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
to cross attraversare ah-tra-vair-SAR-ay
toll pedaggio peh-DA-jo
parking parcheggio par-KEH-jo
road map carta stradale kar-ta stra-DA-lay
where can I pay the fine? dove posso pagare la multa DOH-veh Po-so pag-GAR-ray la MOOL-tah


Typical road signs / terms » more

English (anglais) French (français) 
Stop Stop
Exit  Uscita
Staffic light Semaforo
One-way Senso unico
Dead-end Strada senza uscita
Parking prohibited No parcheggio or parcheggio proibito
Pedestrian zone Area pedonale
Limited Traffic Zone (you pay to drive in) ZTL or Zona Traffico Limitato

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).