Why take an Italy coach tour?

Six experiences you can only get on a coach tour of Italy

Wouldn't it be nice to discover the iconic sites and hidden gems of Italy, but have someone else take care of all the hotels, sightseeing and driving... and even carry your bags?

A coach tour does all these things – and so much more. Reaching places where a train or plane cannot, you can sit back and immerse yourself in where you are, whether you’re gazing out at the incredible scenery, making use of the onboard WiFi to look something up, or practising your Italian with the person sitting next to you.

But there are so many other brilliant reasons to travel by coach – and not just the fact you can indulge in the odd limoncello if you fancy it.

Here are six reasons why you should consider a coach tour of Italy next year.

1. The views are bigger and better.

Higher than the cars and with wide windows all around your seats, coach travel gives you a first-class view. So what can you expect to see on an Italy coach tour?

In the south, there are the stunning coastal roads that link the Baroque city of Lecce and whitewashed trulli houses of Alberobello, while Central Tuscany offers rolling hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves and red-roofed villages. Northern Italy has its pristine lakes, mountains and the Gardesana, one of the most beautiful roads in Europe, which offers views of the elegant villages, monuments and Roman architecture of Lake Garda's little towns. Bellissimo!

And with an experienced driver taking care of the transport, you won't need to miss a minute.

2. You'll become a master of Italy

Want to be an expert on an area? Travel through it on an escorted tour. When you're on the road, your Tour Director will fill you in on the history, politics and culture of each place plus all the stuff that's not in the guide book.

Visiting an exhibition by a well-known artist? You’ll hear the defining moments of his or her life and most famous works on your way there. Confused about all the Italian hand gestures? You’ll get the chance to practice your non-verbal communication as your Tour Director will demonstrate the basics.

Now there’s a skill you wouldn't have got anywhere else.

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