Italy holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 264 Italy holidays. Whether exploring high renaissance art and classical architecture in Rome or Florence, cruising down a canal on a gondola in Venice, or exploring the rustic and timeless charm of Tuscan villages and the stunning Amalfi Coast in the South, a holiday to Italy is sure to be filled with fascinating culture, stunning countryside and famously beautiful cities. Our selection of Italy holidays include Tuscany walking holidays and agrotourism farmstays, luxury tailor made Italy tours and even diving holidays in Sardinia!
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £999 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1100 - €1300 (6 days) ex flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca., from €480 - €540 (8 days) ex flights
Liguria holiday accommodation, self catering apartments
Stay in a restored medieval village, from €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Italian Riviera walking holiday, self guided
Ancient wooded trails of oak and chestnut forest, from £1509 - £1687 (11 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1101 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £2049 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays
One of Europe's most dramatic stretches of coastline, from £1049 - £1219 (8 days) inc UK flights
Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy
Whale and dolphin conservation trip, from €799 - €886 (6 days) ex flights
Lake Como summits walking holiday, Italy
Splendid views for trained hikers at Lake Como, from €595 - €675 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
A fantastic range of activities in the Tuscan landscape., from £525 (8 days) ex flights
Puglia and Basilicata walking holiday in Italy
Unique regions between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas, from £1249 - £1359 (8 days) inc UK flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy, self guided
Discover the magnificence of the Alta Pusteria Valley, from £1049 - £1259 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday in Italy
Visit Naples Capri Pompeii and Sorrento, from £1479 - £1665 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Venice cycling holiday, Italy
Venetian countryside surrounded by olives, poplars and cherries, from £989 - £1059 (8 days) inc UK flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1740 - £1950 (10 days) ex flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (8 days) ex flights
Short break riding holiday in Tuscany
A short riding holiday through the Tuscan countryside, from €700 (5 days) ex flights
Kayaking holidays in Sardinia, Italy
Experience a true Mediterranean sea kayaking adventure, from £995 (8 days) ex flights
Sicily walking holiday, Sicilian Volcanoes
Discover Mt Etna and the beautiful volcanic achipelago, from £1199 - £1299 (8 days) inc UK flights
Matera to Puglia cycle in Italy
Nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, from £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany horse riding holiday in Italy
A weeklong riding holiday through famous Tuscan landscapes, from €1177 (8 days) ex flights
Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling holiday, Italy
Rocky ridges set between small picturesque inlets, from £1299 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cycling & mountain biking holidays in Sardinia
Choose one of these great biking adventures, from £895 - £1225 (9 days) ex flights
Relaxing escape in Italy
Unwind & relax physically, mentally, spiritually., from €515 - €730 (6 days) ex flights
Lake Como family walking holiday, Italy
Lake Como; a panoramic hike, suited to do with children!, from €615 - €699 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Explore the peninsula between Ravello and Sorrento, from £1419 - £1648 (9 days) inc UK flights
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
The classic of the Alps, from €665 (12 days) ex flights
Sardinia walking holiday, Italy
Superb daywalks amid rich and charming scenery, from £945 - £1049 (8 days) inc UK flights
Dolomites winter activity holiday in Italy
Fun packed winter activity holiday in the Dolomites, from £1149 - £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays
Memorable parts? Most exciting was definitely Walk of the Gods, from Bomerano where we stayed to Positano over 2000' down on the coast. Fantastic views surrounded by wildflowers and herbs, across precipitous slopes and finally descending steps through cacti gardens from Montpertuso. But I also have to say I was surpised by how attractive Naples was, with its very elegant seafront. Tips? The combination of mountains and coast means that you can experience every sort of weather in... (more)Juliet Dunn
From £1049 - £1219 including UK flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best holidays I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
The overall experience was memorable. The location is great and Marina and Jeancarlo are excellent hosts, they make you feel at home since the begining. When you realize you are relaxed, feeling energetic and sleeping like a baby after an excellent meal with nice wine and company. (more)Sylvia Azem
From €1100 - €1300 excluding flights
Sardinia snorkelling holidays
We loved it and hope to return some day. We were well looked after; the accommodation was clean and comfortable, adequate rather than elaborate; the excursions were fascinating and well managed with good attention to safety; the staff, especially Cinzia, were friendly, encouraging, well organised and willing to be flexible to meet our requests. (more)Carole Eyles
The snorkelling trips in the gulf of Orosei. Stunning coast line and clear blue waters. Cinzia makes a great guide - she tells you lots of information and points out stuff while you're snorkelling. You go in caves and swim or snorkel for as long as you want, getting back in time for lunch. (more)Alan Macdonald
Snorkelling in azure waters amongst tiny blue fish with Eleonora Falcons flying overhead was the most memorable part. (more)Kerry Riddell
From €325 - €550 excluding flights
Pinasca accommodation, Piedmont, Italy
Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the holiday five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. (more)Bill Reid
The kindness of our hosts, the nice balanced way they shared and included us in their individual enthusiasm and warmth, the pertinent information about local and Piemonte region, without coming too close were most memorable. Excellent holiday. (more)Anna Welsing
Whilst we have many very happy memories of our recent 5 weeks in Europe all involved voted that the week was 'the' most memorable. This was primarily a result of the passion that both Marla and Fabrizio bring to the running of the accommodation and to ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of their guests. Of course this professionalism is ably supported by the fantastic scenery and interesting history of the area. (more)Neal Dalgliesh
From €60 per couple per night
Sicily walking holiday
The trip was well thought out, with a variety of walks and other activities all of which were interesting. The Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. (more)sheila Knight
Being on stomboli while the volcano rumbled and spat - being so close to lava fountains was the most memorable part. (more)Fiona Paterson
Walks interesting, varied and demanding enough without imposing too much strain for those who like walking/scrambling holidays. (more)Sydney Fremantle
From £1199 - £1269 including UK flights
Cycling & mountain biking holidays in Sardinia
Wonderful we had a great time. A perfect way to see the country. Food delicious, the people very friendly and we had 2 excellent guides. (more)Gillian Arcone
The technical descents (mountain biking) were the most memorable part. (more)Lynda Elms
For me it was the first time for such a holiday and I would definitely go back and do it again. It was very enjoyable. (more)Anthony Wigmore
From £895 - £1225 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
Met/exceeded expectations....Hiking in the hail storms with high winds. Views of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting Pompeii and Hurculaneum. (more)Terry Manon
A very enjoyable and well organized trip...The scenery along the amalfi coast was amazing. (more)Layla Makkawi
From £999 - £1199 including UK flights
Tour of  Northern Italy
It was fantastic and we would do it again in a heartbeat. We are already talking about where we will be going next. (more)Jeffrey Maclusky
Every destination was exciting to experience but my favorites were the Cinque Terra, Lake Como, and the bike ride in Lucca. (more)Cheryl Wilkins
From £2540 - £2690 excluding flights
Beach and diving holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Memorable parts? The snorkelling and attention from the operator made the holiday, not to mention the pristine waters. (more)Chris Brown
From €280 - €630 excluding flights
Lake Como family walking holiday, Italy
This was a very well organised holiday, all of its aspects were effective and co-ordinated. In fact a thoroughly enjoyable week. (more)Nicholas Yates
The most memorable part was the whole hiking tour all together, being able to accomplish it as a family, experiencing the local hospitality and unbelievably splendid nature! We΄ve had the time of our lives! Found our paradise at Lake Como, and will return, for sure! (more)Jeanette Reinholdtsen
From €615 - €699 excluding flights
Yoga holiday in Tuscany, Italy
Memorable parts? My week at Lavacchio was absolutely heavenly. Jamie and Ailsa are wonderful hosts, and carefully consider every detail about their beautiful property for their guests, and at every turn you can see the way they lovingly tend to the place, from the lush lavender bushes fringing the poolside setting, through to the perfect positioning of the hilltop yoga shala. I loved their friendly hospitality, and the welcome made by their very personable cats and dog too! Everywhere was... (more)Annette Vieusseux
From £730 - £1075 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast self guided walking holiday
Memorable parts? There were actually many memorable parts, not least the lovely walks with their wonderful views way off the well beaten tourist track. It was so good to stand high up in the mountains gazing down at endless groves of huge lemons with the sound of a waterfall in our ears. We could see Amalfi so far down there in the distance like a tiny toy town and thinking how great to be up here in peace and solitude whilst others down there are elbowing their way through the crowds and... (more)Anne Hazzard
From £487 - £890 excluding flights
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy
Excellent....The beautiful location, warm friendly welcome, the happiness of our 2 year old son enjoying stroking the animals and the delicious, fresh tasty locally produced food. (more)Edith Finlay
We loved the view over the Umbrian hills from our cottage balcony - just like a movie set!....Wonderful stay helped by perfect weather. Would recommend to any animal loving friends. (more)Patricia Kiralfy
Absolutely brilliant! The best parts were the location coupled with a warm welcome and amazing food (more)Brian Cox
From €55 - €70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Sicily history tour, Italy
Memorable parts? It was an overview of Sicily which we thought was well paced. Very good guide, (Salvo) enthusiastic about his country and very knowledgeable. Tips? Be prepared for a busy schedule, but one that is perfectly manageable. Local benefits? The guide was conservation minded. I am not sure how you could have involved local people more. It is not a developing country where home stays are more common. Is there any 'agritourism' venue in Sicily which could accommodate... (more)Lorraine Hellen
From £1249 - £1349 including UK flights
Walking holiday in Tuscany
The only holiday I've even gone on that I would do again. (more)Mary Watkin
Most memorable was reaching the top of Monte Prado, the highest point in Tuscany and no other group in sight. The best kept secret, long may it continue. I plan to go back! (more)Marie Therese Filippi
Great for anyone who enjoys walking...Excellent trip (more)Elaine Savins
From £979 - £1179 including UK flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
Memorable parts? Simply the location! It was all that you imagine Tuscany to be - a converted farmhouse set in stunning countryside with a view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside that had to be seen to be believed and which afforded the sight of the most wonderful sunsets. That the accommodation was also superb and provided by the most dedicated and hard-working hosts ever made it the most complete location for a holiday in Tuscany. All the local food was pretty stunning too! Tips? 1.... (more)Rowland Cleverley
From £525 excluding flights
Learn to dive in Sardinia, Italy
One of the most memorable parts of my trip was a snorkelling excursion along the Golfo di Orosei. Along the way, as we sailed past all the stunning beaches and caves, Cinzia gave us plenty of information about the geography and nature along the coast, but all in a very humorous and fun way. Once in the crystal clear water we were lucky enough to see a couple of weird and wonderful creatures. (more)Christine Morton
Brilliant scenery, great underwater wildlife and quiet roads. Cala Garone is absolutely idyllic in October. (more)Ann Windle
The diving was very flexible and went at our pace. I'd go back again - I'm hoping to finish some more advanced diving courses there. (more)Eimear Monaghan
From €410 - €830 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Sardinia
Very good memories and a great experience. (more)Anne Ryan
The most memorable part was seeing two Sardinian deer on the track in front of us, especially the one we saw after nearly 5 hours walking in the heat. (more)Phillip Levi
The best memories I take away from this holiday are of the gorgeous springtime Sardinian scenery, eating enormous home-cooked meals at the agricoturismos and of the all-round kindness and generosity of everybody we met. (more)Beth Wyllyams
From £710 - £840 excluding flights
Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Beautiful countryside and a rustic, authentic venue. The horses were well trained and well cared for. Tips? It is good for singles as there are other people around and you are not on your own. There is limited time to do your own thing. Local benefits? The local village seems involved in the centre and employs locals. Overall rating? Great riding holiday, stress free in a beautiful setting. (more)Andrea Tubb
From €1435 excluding flights
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
Memorable parts? Everything about this trip was memorable, going up passes crossing over to another country, the ever changing scenery, camaraderie, and able to complete the circuit without cheating, the storm and the animal... The most of all, the mountain huts, the hot showers, comfy beds, flush toilet and the food or should I say feast! I wish we have some of those in Canada. Tips? I completed the circuit in 11 days, spent around 4 to 6 hours each day in trekking. Although the... (more)shirry insole
From €665 excluding flights
Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
One of the best holidays we have ever been on. We'd like to give it six stars. (more)Mo Calow
Excellent! Our hosts were outstanding; the accommodation comfy and spacious; the area is beautiful, food is great and there is lots to see and do. (more)Andrew Walker
We were very happy with our stay! This is a beautiful farmstay, which is lovingly cared for by the couple who run it and live there themselves...The view and experience of a peaceful environment and being surrounded by olive trees and also the ability to cook our own food was great, especially as we were on a budget. Breakfasts were delicious too. (more)Anna and Craig Clarkstone
From €69 - €90 per double room per night
Italian Alps self catering accommodation
Our holiday with our family was very enjoyable. The house was clean and well maintained with mostly good facilities. (more)Robin Harvey
Most memorable? Really lovely family walks and we took our dog. Charm of the little house and village we stayed in. (more)Rosi Lewis
A lovely family holiday or romantic getaway, off the beaten track, true Italy at its best. Some fabulous restaurants in chiavenna and wonderful food and drink, simply gorgeous views, fresh air and zillions of places to go and see from lakes to quaint villages to deserted mountain treks (more)Sarah Porter
From £360 - £850 per week (sleeps 6)
Liguria holiday accommodation, self catering apartments
It's the most fantastic place. I would recommend wholeheartedly but see my reservations above. (more)Frances Henderson
10 out of 10...The superb and very clean swimming pool, the friendly Giorgio, the silence, the breathtaking views, the easy walking paths, the nice restaurant in the village... Simply amazing. (more)Yann Gendrot
The best thing about Colletta is that it is far from all city noise, traffic.. The air is so fresh and the views are amazing.. (more)Agne Domarkiene
From €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy
The most memorable parts were the beautiful suite at the top of the fascinating building and the delicious food. The food and service was sooo lovely we ate there every night. (more)Sue Prince
A fabulous introduction to Umbria. Really want to re visit the area in the future. (more)Julie Ritchie
I had an excellent time. Manuele and Simone were extremely attentive and helpful and took a genuine interest in making sure that I had the best possible experience while staying at the accommodation. (more)Jacqueline Vann
From €70 - €105 per double room per night
Tuscany holiday, Italy
I enjoyed it immensely. The whole week was organised in a really excellent way and was varied and fascinating. The company was great and we all gelled very quickly. (more)Linda Marlow
Great swimming pool at the farm cottages, freezing water but still went in every day. Lovely scenery, every day sunny but not too hot. (more)Kathy Cowbrough
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing Michelangelo's David, he is amazing, no man could ever live up to that!! Ach no, the whole trip was fantastic, I enjoyed every minute. The food was absolutely beautiful. (more)Johanna kavanagh
From £1149 including UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the Dolomites
Memorable parts? Scenery, snow, sunshine, activity and a great guide. Tips? Go for it. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 4 stars. (more)Andrea Stirling
From £1229 - £1379 including UK flights
Yoga holiday in Italy
Very relaxing break...Yoga outside on the terrace and use of the beautiful private pool (more)carlene rowson
I enjoyed all the week. We loved meeting all the people on our course and the parallel one. It was great having a breakfast waiting for us. (more)Sue Humble
Fantastic....Casperia is very beautiful and so are the people. I can't say one thing in particular was exciting. I just find Casperia enchanting. The staff were more like friends. They were very lovely happy to help people. X (more)Ellen Kay
From €515 - €730 excluding flights
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
Memorable parts? All enjoyable. No one thing outstanding above others. But accommodation, food and hospitality in Briolo was very good. And staying with Marco and father at Prati Parini was unique. Tips? Some of the walking is quite strenuous for over 60s. Some on roads a bit boring. And some downhills on clay treacherous when wet. Essential to have good equipment, boots and waterproofs. Local benefits? Very much benefitted locally owned and run b&Bs. We enjoyed these... (more)Andrew Hollas
From €625 - €710 excluding flights
Sicily walking holiday, Sicilian Volcanoes
Memorable parts? The optional trip on Etna was very interesting, even though we couldn't get to the top - trip notes need to be updated. Stromboli would have been great if it hadn't been cloudy! Tips? Be prepared for a lot of boat travel around the islands. Local benefits? Local people benefitted - restaurants & tour companies. Overall rating? Good! (more)Hazel Geatches
From £1199 - £1299 including UK flights
Western Dolomites walking tour in Italy
Memorable parts? Despite having a mobility problem, I managed 3 out of 4 walks. They were amazing and Rudy was invaluable to give me the confidence to carry on even on some quite hard terrain. The hotel turned out to be experts in gluten free cooking and so the other perfect half was the ability to eat enough food to fuel the walking. Also the food was delicious. And the staff were lovely. Tips? If you have coeliac disease go on this holiday, you won’t have to worry about cross contamination... (more)Margaret Pomfret
From £1049 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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