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Day tours

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Lonely Planet Experiences Private Florence Tour: Hill Towns in Tuscany

Starting at$249

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour: Skip-the-Line & See Masterpieces Without Crowds

Starting at$61

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Rome with Vatican Skip-the-Line, plus Most Important Basilicas

Starting at$117

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Kid Friendly

Rome Electric Bike Tour with Colosseum Ticket Option

Starting at$56

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Vatican City Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Starting at$45

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Venice Guided Food Tour with Traditional Cicchetti and Wine

Starting at$83

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Sistine Chapel VIP Private Viewing, plus Vatican Secret Rooms

Starting at$415

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Starting at$56

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Berlin to Venice

Starting at$2,430

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Berlin to Rome

Starting at$3,915

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Dubrovnik to Rome

Starting at$3,250

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Europe Explorer

Starting at$7,540

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Dubrovnik to Venice

Starting at$1,750

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Highlights of Italy

Starting at$1,525

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Budapest to Rome

Starting at$4,625

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Madrid to Rome

Starting at$8,685

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Time to Dream of Spain

We are so looking forward to welcoming you in Spain. We still need to wait, but we would love to give you some ideas to dream about, so that when you are ready to travel, you know where you want to go … From our spectacular mountain ranges to our warm sandy beaches, from our astonishing historic towns to our charming little villages. Start planning, and we hope to see you here very soon.

Recent stories

Road trips

6 of the most beautiful road trips in Italy

6 min readPublished Jun 30, 2021

From gentle Tuscan jaunts to hair-raising mountain adventures, when it comes to road trips, Italy has it all.

Coastline road near Positano, Italy - Aerial point of view. The winding road is just above the sea and the beaches.
Wildlife and nature

10 national parks you have to visit in Italy

7 min readPublished Jun 24, 2021

While Italy’s natural beauty is certainly no secret, the country’s national parks tend to slip under the travel radar.

Gran Paradiso National Park, Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont, Italy, Europe
Food and drink

Eat Italy: learn about Italian food culture with Lonely Planet's new book

5 min readPublished Jun 11, 2021

Fantastic food can be served anywhere in Italy. But how do you know an enoteca from a tavola calda, and which one is right for you?

Spaghetti with fresh Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil ( seen from above)
Food and drink

Italy’s best dishes and where to try them

5 min readPublished Jun 6, 2021

Booked your trip to Italy and hoping to eat your weight in pasta and pizza? We've found the best dishes in Italy and where to eat them!

Want to know where in Italy serves the best carbonara? We've done the hard work for you © REDA&CO / Getty Images
Explore

12 essential places to visit in Italy

6 min readPublished Jun 3, 2021

Home to some of the greatest artworks, historical monuments and food on the planet, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other. 

Photo taken in Roma, Italy