Italy special interest holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

Tuscany tours, walking and wine tasting in Italy
Walking and wine tasting in Tuscany, from £929 - £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1645 - £2215 (10 days) ex flights
Sicily tour, classical Sicily
Tour the main classical sights of Sicily, from £999 - £1359 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in Tuscany, Italy
Yoga holiday with gourmet food in the Tuscan hills, from £770 - £1075 (7 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1100 - €1200 (7 days) ex flights
Singing holiday in Italy
An uplifting week of choral singing in an Italian palazzo, from £965 (7 days) ex flights
Relaxing escape in Italy
Unwind & relax physically, mentally, spiritually, from €515 - €730 (6 days) ex flights
Learn to dive in Sardinia, Italy
Learn scuba diving in Sardinia, in crystal water, from €410 - €830 (7 days) ex flights
Italy small group tour, a food adventure
Unforgettable food tour throughout Italy, from £1465 - £1695 (9 days) ex flights
Abruzzo cooking holiday, Italy
Rural holiday and culinary art in Abruzzo natural paradise, from €1345 (7 days) ex flights
Italy luxury holiday, walking and gastronomy
Walking in stunning Umbria: flowers, fortified villages, from €2180 (8 days) ex flights
Abano Terme luxury spa hotel, Italy
European Spa resort in the Veneto region, from €130 - €3200 per accommodation per night
Yoga holiday in Italy
Relaxing yoga breaks & holidays in Italy, from €515 - €730 (6 days) ex flights
Italy gastronomy holiday, Sibillini Mountains
Autumn landscapes and flavours in Sibillini Mountains, from €565 (5 days) ex flights
Sicily cooking and culture holiday, Italy
A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily, from £2895 (8 days) ex flights
Archaeological cruise sailing holiday in Italy
Top-notch history tourism in super-luxe comfort, from £3595 (8 days) ex flights
Sicily yoga and cooking holiday, Italy
Explore astonishing Southern Sicily with all your senses, from €1560 - €2058 (7 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking and painting holiday, Italy
cook and paint in beautiful italian countryside (Umbria), from €730 - €790 (6 days) ex flights
Umbria gourmet tour, Italy
Relaxing gourmet tour: oil,wine, food tasting & art in Italy, from €500 - €840 (5 days) ex flights
Learn Italian & gastronomy tour in Tuscany, Italy
Enjoy Italian food and wine and learn Italian, from £725 (7 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in Sperlonga, Italy
A yoga holiday for the mind, body & soul in Sperlonga Italy, from €650 - €900 (7 days) ex flights
Basilicata walking tour in Italy
Sensational scenery and inspiring walks in seductive Lucania, from €860 (5 days) ex flights
Learn Italian holiday, private tuition
Learn Italian in a small town, engaging with the community, from €1400 - €1550 (7 days) ex flights
Guitar music course in Italy
A week of beautiful music in an Italian palazzo, from £995 (7 days) ex flights
Yoga retreat in Italy
Fantastic Italy Yoga Retreat in beautiful Umbria countryside, from €960 (8 days) ex flights
Italian cookery day courses, Italy
Discover our hands-on "Cooking Together" in the Italian Alps, from €75 - €100 per course (2 - 4 hours)
Tuscany vegetarian bed & breakfast, Italy
Organic B&B in Tuscany. Vegan Sugar Free Breakfast, from €70 - €90 per accommodation per night
La Tavola Marche self catering accommodation, Italy
Organic farm, inn & cooking school, from €80 - €170 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Organic farmstay in Italy
Self catering apartment in organic farm, from €65 - €75 per apartment per night

63 reviews for Italy special interest holidays4 star overall rating

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Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The cookery course was fun and we made tasty but not too fiddly food, so what you learn you can put to use when you return home. (more)nicola cosgrove
They were the perfect hosts! They always catered for our every need and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to book this holiday again! (more)Joanne Anagnostu
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
From €1100 - €1200 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
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
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 £770 - £1075 excluding flights
Singing holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Very hard to say - it was all really good - excellent location,organisation, opportunity to meet like minded people, whole experience Tips? Make the most of every opportunity - go on the trips as they are well planned. Local benefits? It supported a local hotel and some local businesses. Our concert was free with collections going towards the community Overall rating? Outstanding in every way (more)Veronica Shaw
From £965 excluding flights
Relaxing escape in Italy
very very good! a wonderfull place, wonderfull tretments, great yoga teacher. all the staff is so nice and helpfull (more)Ayala Franko
Excellent value for money. Laid back retreat/holiday. (more)janet bostock
Yoga practice, mountain views & food were the most memorable parts of this holiday (more)Svetlana Tsebriy
From €515 - €730 excluding flights
Sicily tour, classical Sicily
Very busy, as expected, but very enjoyable (more)Simon Phillips
Good - enjoyed it.... For me the ascent of Etna was one of the highlights. (more)Laurence Cale
Visiting outstanding classical sights such as the quarry in Syracuse where 7000 athenians were enslaved was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Adam Patchett
From £999 - £1359 including UK flights
Self catering farmstay in Tuscany
Just wonderful. Beautiful place to stay. Friendly, local, well informed and English speaking hosts. Most memorable was sitting outside the farmhouse on an evening, looking at the stars, listening to the quiet, and thinking about the beautiful day just spent. (more)Judy Powell
Outstanding. (more)Lou Limoges
The stunning views and setting were most memorable. Great walks right on the doorstep. We appreciated the helpful and welcoming style of the staff. They were always ready with a smile and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. (more)Nimet Rener
From €100 - €320 per apartment per night
Cooking holiday in Italy
The setting is magical, with the beautiful farmhouse set in the middle of the family’s land and olive groves. The cookery lessons were great - informal tuition with Anna, a local lady and amazing cook. You cannot beat making ravioli for lunch using local ingredients. (more)Kirsty Dennett
The most memorable part of our holiday was the passionate debate while preparing delicious food. (more)Christine Ward
The food was outstanding, every dish memorable. Claudio and Assuntina were fabulous hosts, and Anna, our cooking teacher, highly instructive and entertaining. And the location isn't bad either! (more)Stacey Flor
From €1200 excluding flights
Long weekend cooking in Italy
The most memorable parts were: the people, being welcomed by a family (and the incredible 'mater familias' Assuntina), the scenery, the view from my room, the cooking, the food. (more)Marga Peters
The location is idyllic and the views and house are wonderful. The most memorable part was learning to make fresh pasta and being inspired to continue at home, and relaxing in the grounds. (more)Lindsey Evans
The beauty of the place, the warm of the house or maybe most of all the wonderful people we met there. I was looking forward the cooking lessons but we have found much more than that. (more)Anca Stanese
From €400 excluding 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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