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From the Sistine Chapel in Rome to the sun-kissed coastline of Sorrento, our Italy tours span the breadth of Italy, offering expert guidance in the most important sites, and the chance to explore its hidden towns and secret landscapes. 

See the sights of bustling Florence, Venice and Naples, step back in time in Pompeii and ramble the trails around Lake Garda and Lake Como. Discover the ancient trulli houses of Alberobello in the Puglia region and explore Baroque Lecce, the 'Florence of the South'; wander through the pretty Cinque Terre fishing villages and learn the secrets of Italian winemaking from a vineyard in Tuscany. Italy holidays with Cosmos give you the chance for all these quality experiences at affordable prices.

Our travel specialists are experts on Italy and are always happy to help. Simply call 0330 0588 237 and we'll talk you through the many options for you to find your perfect Italy tour and personalise it.

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First time in Italy?


Our popular tours offer the first-time Italy traveller a mix of inspiring sightseeing with a taste of la dolce vita. Here are some of our favourite moments to savour on your first tour of Italy: 

  • Soak up the carefree holiday buzz in Sorrento on a tour of Rome, Capri and Sorrento. Wander the atmospheric cobbled lanes, browse the boutique stores, and taste the catch of the day at a café with a sea view.
  • Get a taste of fresh air as you hike the gentle trails of Lake Garda on a Magic of the Italian Lakes tour. 
  • Explore the colourful, winding canals of Venice by boat on an Italian Showcase tour.
  • Get some fantastic pictures of Florence's beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge along the banks of the River Arno on a Rome, Florence and Venice tour. Take your time crossing it and do some window shopping for the finest jewellery in Florence! 
  • Visit the balcony in Verona where Shakespeare placed his Juliet on our tour of Italy's Best. This unique shrine to modern love is deeply moving: with thousands of prayers, romantic hopes and dreams written directly on the wall underneath it.

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Experienced Italy before?


If you're looking to get beyond the main sights of Italy and explore more hidden treasures, you'll find plenty of chances to experience the regional traditions of Italy, both old and modern, on our tours.

  • Spend time in Alberobello on our tour of Apulia, the Heel of Italy to admire the incredible and unique trulli houses: a conical style of architecture that has been preserved since medieval times. And then taste the village's unique artisan bread.
  • Linger over a brioche and refreshing granita on our The Sicilian tour at Bar Vitelli – the location for Michael Corleone’s wedding in The Godfather.
  • Master the art of Italian cooking in a hands-on class and competition from a Tuscan farmhouse on our Gourmet Tuscany tour.
  • Explore the tranquil, landscaped beauty of Bellagio Islands on a boat trip across Lake Maggiore on our Magic of the Italian Lakes tour.
  • Ramble around the beautiful Cinque Terre villages on the Italian Riviera on our Northern Italy’s Highlights and Cinque Terre tour.

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