~ Italy ~
Italy is a destination legend. Simply brimming with history, art, and architecture in every courtyard and street corner nationwide, there are so many things to see, do, and discover that it is almost impossible to satisfy one's wanderlust in just one visit. Whether this is your first visit or your twenty-first, EXPLORE personalized tours and itineraries offer just what you need to experience the unparalleled inspiration and magnificence of fascinating Italy.
~ The Eternal City ~
No other city in the world embodies history quite like the Eternal City. With over 2000 years of continuous historical heritage, Rome is bursting with art, architecture and anecdotes. From the emperors in ancient Roman times, to the noble families in the Middle Ages and the popes and artists of the Renaissance, each great historical figure left its indelible mark on the city : the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain... the list goes on. An outstanding destination that merits an equally outstanding, exceptionally-curated visit.
Florence & Tuscany
~ Renaissance Beauty ~
Florence : the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and possibly the only other city that could rival Rome with the richness of its cultural heritage. Explore the stronghold of the supremely powerful Medici family and discover the countless Renaissance masterpieces and iconic landmarks to be found only in Florence : the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo Cathedral, and Michelangelo's David, among so many others. Soak up the atmosphere of over 500 years of artistic inspiration and heritage in one of the world's most enchanting cities, and pair with a trist into the Tuscan countryside to explore the quaint stone villages, rolling hills and rich historical customs in Siena, Lucca, and San Gimignano.
~ La Serenissima ~
Venice, also known as the jewel of the North and La Serenissima, is on par with the cutural heritage to be found in Florence and Rome. More than 1000 years as Europe's wealthiest and most powerful port city have made Venice a beauty to behold, overflowing with artistic masterpieces and full of historical anecdotes of the famous figures that passed through over time. The romantic setting on Venice's many canals is the stuff of movie sets, and discovering its many iconic monuments makes for an unparalleled, one-of-a-kind Italian travel experience.
Milan & Northern Italy
~ Elegant Style ~
Northern Italy could be considered off the beaten track by most, but Milan and its neighbouring regions hold a charm all their own. In Milan, consider the fascination of contemplating Leonardo da Vinci's original Last Supper first-hand, shopping at first-class Italian designer boutiques or seeing an opera at the renowned La Scala Opera house. For a memorable excursion into nature, a visit to the breathtaking Lake Como, and the beautiful villages of Bellaggio and Lugano. And just to the northwest of Milan, on the Italian Riviera, are the spectacular Cinque Terre cliffside villages, perfect for a luxurious escape in the midst of Italy's lush, picturesque seaside landscapes.
Amalfi & Capri
~ Limoncello & Lemon Spritz ~
Home to the original limoncello, the Amalfi Coast is a destination in southern Italy known for its dazzling Mediterranean views and picturesque seaside villages. Popular with honeymooners and jet-setters alike, it is the perfect get-away for those longing for a bit of sun, sea, and scenic views. Have a gelato on the steps of the church in Amalfi, enjoy a lemon spritz in the town square in Ravello, or pop over to Capri (home of the original Capri pants) for a shopping spree. With its breathtaking seascapes, it makes for a perfect jaunt through the south and a peaceful way to round out a trip to the hustle and bustle of Italy's bigger cities.
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