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Our classic escorted tour of Italy's most iconic cities! Discover the capital city Rome, hilltop town Assisi, fascinating Orvieto, Florence and the Renaissance, historic Bologna, ancient Padova and the stunning canals in Venice.

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Extraordinary Holiday Packages & Tours to Italy

A tour to Italy is on the bucket list of nearly every traveler worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Delectable cuisine, spectacular sites, and rich history come together to create an extraordinary travel experience for everyone. 

Italian holiday packages help you escape everyday life and explore a world of breathtaking architecture and mesmerizing views. Exoticca has various travel solutions to choose from, most including flights, accommodation, and transportation. 

We take care of the stressful part of planning a trip to Italy, so you don’t have to. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy every moment of this quintessential country.

Italy holiday packages from the UK

Exciting Italy tours deliver an immersive experience into local lifestyles. Thanks to its incredible ancient civilization, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country. It’s no wonder that Italy is in the Top 5 tourist destinations worldwide!

A visit to the “Cradle of Civilization” allows the opportunity to trace the steps of gladiators. Enjoy tours of Italy and explore iconic landmarks like the Colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

With Exoticca, planning a trip to Italy is a breeze. Enjoy Italy holiday packages from the UK for an extraordinary travel experience, so just look forward to ticking incredible destinations off your bucket list. 

Our carefully planned travel solutions cater to your preferences. While most Italy tour packages include flight, transportation, and accommodation bookings, not all cover meals. But in one of the top culinary hubs in the world, that won’t be a problem. 


Top points of interest in Italy


Whether enjoying the cuisine in Bologna or soaking in the hot springs of Tuscany, Italy tours have something for everyone. There’s so much to this extraordinary country that you can only experience first hand.

Exoticca’s Italy tour packages have the perfect blend of planned and free time. Take advantage of your free days to immerse yourself in the local culture and have authentic experiences you’ll be telling your friends and family about for months!


Known as the Eternal City, Rome is the most populated city in Italy and dates back over 3,000 years! The birthplace of one of the most important ancient civilizations, influencing culture, religion, art, food, and many of the aspects we know today. 

Rome is a must-see stop for all Italy tours, especially for those seeking an enriching and immersive exploration back in time. Visit sites like the Colosseum, to see where many epic gladiator battles, Roman games, and animal fights occurred. 

Do you believe in wishes coming true? Be sure to visit the famous Trevi Fountain and toss two coins in it. One coin is to make a wish and the second is to ensure that you’ll return to Rome. 


Located in the Veneto region, the historical center of Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is the largest collection (118 to be exact) of small islands connected by 455 bridges. 

A trip to Italy is not complete without a visit to this extraordinary “Floating City” and enjoying a memorable gondola ride on the canal. For a bird's-eye view of the area, make your way to the top of Saint Mark’s Bell Tower—the highest point in the city.

For a true historical experience, stop by St Mark’s Basilica, the cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Palazzo Ducale is also home to many significant historical sites like the Prisons of Giacomo Casanova and Council Hall. 


For a truly enriching experience, filled with historical and artistic significance, Florence is a popular destination on Italy tours—seeing over 13 million visitors each year. The city played a significant role in the Renaissance art movement, which earned its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an art aficionado, you’ll appreciate the abundance of museums like the National Museum of Bargello and Uffizi Gallery. As home to noteworthy artists like Dante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, there are plenty of significant masterpieces to admire.

The impressive architecture around the city reflects its rich history. Fortunately, when you book a trip to Italy with Exoticca, we offer fully guided tours. With a local guide, you’ll experience everything that this incredible city has to offer. 


Found along the pristine western coastline, Tuscany is a sought after destination for expansive landscape views and Renaissance culture. A visit to Tuscany is an enriching addition to any trip to Italy, especially for cultural aficionados and culinary connoisseurs. 

Step back in time at the medieval city of Siena, home to the Piazza del Campo which housed the Roman forum. If you time your Italy tours just right, you’ll catch the famous Palio horse racing events.

For an immersive cultural experience, visit a working farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside. Or test the local folklore and visit the healing spring in Montecatini Terme. Many travel far and wide to enjoy a simpler way of life in this enchanting hamlet.

There’s no shortage of activities when planning Italy tours as each region presents an extraordinary travel experience. For unique gastronomic delights visit Bologna, or head to Genova (Liguria) to enjoy scenic hikes. 

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Exoticca’s specialist travel crafters use their in-depth local knowledge to put together authentic itineraries full of local flavor. Enjoy unique moments on your trip to Italy and fill your trip with special memories you’ll never forget.

All of Exoticca’s Italy vacation packages are crafted based on expert local input, guaranteeing you a quintessential experience.

Exoticca offers Italy holiday packages that take care of all the red tape, leaving you to enjoy every moment of your trip, from beginning to end. Escape the rush of everyday life and immerse yourself in Italian tours that’ll meet your needs. 

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers

We understand that a holiday should be relaxing and hassle-free. Unfortunately, planning a trip abroad can become overwhelming. That’s why, at Exoticca, we take care of everything when planning your Italy trip from the UK. 

Our inclusive packages differ according to your needs and budget. Most of our travel solutions include flight bookings, accommodation, destination transfers, and tours

We should note, though, that not all Italy tour packages include meals. In a destination like Italy, this isn’t a problem, leaving you with endless possibilities to choose from.

Italy trips partially or fully guided

With so much to see and experience in Italy, we’ve designed our packages to give you the most of every destination. So it’s up to you to decide which kind of tour you’d enjoy most. 

Our group tours are either guided, semi- or fully escorted, or independent. Our expert tour guides are locals, guaranteed to help you experience the best that Italy has to offer. The partial and independent group tours provide more flexibility, leaving you to enjoy each site at your own pace. 

You also have the option to book a private tour, just speak to our expert travel agents to make the arrangements. With the Exoticca digital itinerary app, you’ll have 24/7 in-trip assistance. Just ensure that you have a compatible device and reliable internet connection.

Crafted by our own travel experts

At Exoticca, you know that you’ll receive an extraordinary travel experience from beginning to end. Our team of travel experts use their knowledge and personal experience to curate unique and memorable Italy holiday packages. 

We design each itinerary to put the spotlight on the best that Italy has to offer, from delectable food to breathtaking views. We’re committed to making travel accessible and affordable to everyone. So with our selection of packages, you’re guaranteed to find the right fit for you.

Frequent Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Italy?


There is no bad time to visit this extraordinary country. The Summer months are the most popular, offering pleasant sight seeing weather. For those looking for a skiing adventure, Winter is your best bet. For comfortable conditions between the two extremes, Spring and Fall are the ideal alternatives.

How many days is enough in Italy?


When planning a trip to Italy, it’s recommended to set 10–14 days aside to get the full Italian experience. 

Which is the most beautiful part of Italy?


Tuscany boasts a selection of museums and breathtaking architecture, while Milan has the country’s largest lake and romantic mountain views. Puglia offers pristine beaches and rich history, whereas Capri adds ancient monuments to the mix. 

Which area has the best food in Italy?


Italy is known for its gastronomic delights, leaving everyone wanting more. Bologna is considered the culinary metropolis and even has the world’s first food theme park!

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Travel to Italy to experience the vita all Italiana, or ‘Italian life’ with its rich artistic heritage, vibrant culture and delicious national cuisine. As home to some of western civilisation’s most admired works of art and architecture, a trip to Italy is sure to ignite your senses and stir your soul. 

Italy is situated in southern Europe and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Its boot-shaped mainland is instantly recognisable, but there are also several islands within the territory of Italy, such as Sicily, Sardinia, Ischia and Capri. A package trip to Italy is sure to be a cultural awakening as the country is home to more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on earth, with a staggering total of 55, and counting! From the Colosseum of Rome to the ashes of Pompeii in Naples, Italy’s historic sights are just one part of its attraction as a travel destination.

Italy is known for its food-obsessed national culture. Every meal is an extravaganza of mouth-watering flavours and a passionate cooking heritage. From Neapolitan pizza to creamy gelato and the divine simplicity of the best pasta dishes on earth, travelling to Italy is a pilgrimage for foodies. 

Once you’ve strolled through the eternal streets of Rome, checked out stylish Milian, seen the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence and got in touch with your inner romantic in Venice, Italy’s gorgeous natural landscapes tempt you to explore further. As well as an array of sun-drenched beaches and rustic coastal villages, you’ll also find snow-capped mountains, turquoise grottoes and glistening freshwater lakes. There’s so much more to Italy than its most famous cities, so let a tour of Italy reveal the charms of this beautiful country or bel paese as the locals say!

History of Italy

The country’s rich history is a huge attraction for those planning a holiday to Italy. With such a vibrant heritage influenced by civilisations such as the Phonecians, Greek, Romans and Byzantines, it’s little wonder that Italy is sometimes called the ‘Cradle of Civilization’. The Colosseum and Pantheon in Rome or the Temple of Valleys in Sicily are just a few of the relics of Italy’s vast history. 

Of course, the most famous period in Italian history is the Renaissance of the 14th-century, credited with propelling western Europe into modernity. This marked a rebirth of ancient arts, language, philosophy, politics and literature and was a period that gave rise to the genius of great Italian’s such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo, Titian and Copernicus. Even today, a trip to Italy is incomplete without contemplating the visual storytelling of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Rome or viewing Da Vinci’s legendary Last Supper in Milan. 


Three distinct periods can be seen as the defining moments in Italy’s vast and complex history. First was the Roman Empire, with Rome as the centre of power and influence over a vast, continent-spanning empire. The Renaissance, which flourished between the 14th and 17th-centuries marked another pivotal time in Italian history and shaped the nation as one of great artistic and cultural innovation. Lastly, the Reunification or Risorgimento of the late 1800s saw the coming together of Italy’s kingdoms, culminating in the unified Kingdom of Italy in 1871, with Rome as its capital. 

The 20th-century in Italy saw the rise of far-right politics and Mussolini’s fascist party. Finally, the Republic of Italy came into existence in 1946. 

Nature in Italy

Italy is home to a range of spectacular landscapes, from the snowy peaks of Mont Blanc in the Alps, the highest point in western Europe, to the glistening turquoise waters of the Adriatic coast. From Sicily to Sardinia and Tuscany to Calabria, an organised tour of Italy is the best way to experience the grandeur of its remarkable natural landscapes. 

Italy’s freshwater lakes, such as glacial Lake Maggiore, stylish Lake Como and breathtaking Lake Garda are some of the most popular holiday destinations to visit in Italy. On the other hand, for a more rustic getaway Tuscany’s rolling countryside, characterised by the gorgeous Val d’Orcia, is a sight to behold. Vibrant hills of green and gold and patchwork vineyards dotted with characterful farmhouses are popular settings for agriturismo holidays. Whilst exploring the region of Tuscany, visitors can make a stop a the Saturnia Thermal Baths, a beautiful natural hot spring with therapeutic properties, just one of the many natural wonders of this blessed region.

On the island of Sicily you’ll find natural attractions as captivating as the Scala dei Turchi, a sparkling white marl cliff face, shaped by centuries of natural wind and sea erosion, and towering Mount Etna, Italy’s most active volcano. Another island delight is the Blue Grotto of Capri, on the island of the same name. This must-see natural wonder is a sea cave, filled with bright-blue water, a unique result of light refraction. 

Boasting generally warm, sunny summers and mild winters, if you travel to Italy you’ll surely be blown away by the diversity and natural beauty of its landscapes.


Culture in Italy

All who travel to Italy are captivated by its vibrant national culture. Said to be the birthplace of Western civilisation, this cultural powerhouse is sure to amaze you with its arts, cuisine, music and customs. 

Aside from the brilliant art, literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance, Italian culture has the family unit at its heart. Family gatherings are frequent and encompass the entire extended family circle, not just the nuclear family. Of course, food is sure to be part of these traditional family gatherings. 

More than just a source of nourishment, food is a pillar of the national identity and a source of passion, creativity and joy in Italy. Italian food is revered throughout the world, and if you travel to Italy, you’ll find that each region has its own subtle style of ‘Italian cuisine’. Wine is another great passion in Italy, which is home to some of the most famous vineyards in the world. An Italian meal is almost always accompanied by good wine. 

When it comes to religion, the Roman Catholic faith is the most important in Italy, and the country is famously home to the Vatican City, the residence of the Pope. Many Italians identify with Roman Catholicism to some degree and most of the national holidays and festivals are connected with Christianity. 

Lastly, aside from food, art and religion, one of Italy’s most famous exports is its style. Italian fashion houses such as Prada, Armani and Versace are credited with creating some of the most sought clothing designs in the world. 

A holiday to Italy is sure to be an unforgettable experience, filled with mouth-watering cuisine, legendary landmarks and plenty of beautiful Mediterranean sunshine. 

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