When visiting Italy for the first time, it can be quite a daunting experience deciding where to start. You’ve probably heard of all the incredible monuments, fantastic galleries, breathtaking landscapes and mouth watering cuisine, and while you want to take full advantage of it all, you don’t want to be caught in a tourist trap. From years of experience and a real passion for luxury travel in Italy, we know how to craft an itinerary that’ll turn a first-time traveller into a life-time lover of this special destination. We’ve gathered a few itineraries that map out the best way to see Italy in 10 days for first time travellers so read on for a kickstart into planning your next trip.
The Grand Classic:The Ultimate City Break
There is nothing quite like an Italian city. The cobble-stoned streets and ancient buildings are truly the stuff of fairytales. The melody of the Italian language can be felt in the architecture and side streets of Venice, Florence and Rome, and if you’re a city-lover, this is exactly where we recommend you start your love affair with Italy. Our Ultimate City Break package highlights the best of this iconic trio in a 10 day Italian itinerary that will immerse you in each place, while still affording you enough time to relax and unwind.
Each moment is carefully crafted so you don’t miss a chance to take advantage of these exquisite destinations. Your days will be spent exploring sites like the Venetian Canals, the Colosseum and Palazzo Vecchio, browse galleries like Uffizi and Accademia, and sampling wines from the world-renowned Chianti region. By night, you’ll dine at glamorous rooftop restaurants and rest your head in some of the most luxurious hotels Italy has to offer. A highlight of this particular itinerary is a chance to experience an exclusive private tour of the Vatican. For more information on what to expect, take a look at a full description of the Ultimate City Break package here.
Luxury Wine Tour
The reputation of the Italian countryside precedes itself. If you’re a wine connoisseur and a culinary aficionado, your idea of the best way to see Italy in 10 days involves a lot of wining and dining. If this sounds familiar, the Luxury Wine Tour package is the perfect place to start. This itinerary showcases the gems of the Northern Italy wine scene, and offers a comprehensive introduction into what this dynamic region has to offer.
Explore corners of Verona and Lombardy, discovering the magic of Amarone Wine and sample the famous reds of Piedmont. Visit the wineries where these age old wines are created, and speak to the winemakers who have been perfecting the craft for centuries. The region hosts a range of Michelin Star dining options to take advantage of, so by the time you make it to the end of your trip, you’ll be an expert in Italian cuisine. To find out more about what this delicious itinerary entails, take a look at our Luxury Wine Tour package.
Amalfi Coast & Capri
If crystal clear waters and panoramic coastal views are your calling, we’ve got just the itinerary for you. Italy’s natural beauty is unprecedented and to lie aboard a yacht off the coast of Capri with the blue of the sky merging with the turquoise waters is the epitome of luxury. This itinerary is designed to offer first-time travellers of Italy a glimpse into the elegance and style that this region is so well known for.
Spend your days exploring coastal towns, sampling delectable wine and cuisine, and soaking up the superb natural environment. This is the ultimate opportunity to reset, while still being able to experience all the things that make Italy one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. For an experience that’ll not only showcase the dynamic beauty of Italy, but also allow for much needed R&R, choose the Amalfi Coast & Capri package.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the culture of an ancient city, take a dip in the azure waters of the Amalfi Coast or bask in the Tuscan sun with a glass of brunello at hand, we’ve got the trip for you. We’re dedicated to helping you find the best way to see Italy in 10 days and all our itineraries can be tailored and tweaked to suit your specific travel needs. Get in touch with us to start planning your very first Italian escape today!
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