Journey from the Amalfi Coast to the Adriatic, experiencing some of Italy’s most beloved cities and sites on a tour that includes Rome, Florence, Venice, and a stay in a lovely Tuscan villa. 

Starting at: $6,374 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Roman Forum
 Michelangelo's early <i>Pieta</i> in St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican
 Village of Positano, along the Amalfi Coast
 Remarkable Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background
 Painted wall found in Pompeii
 The Colosseum of Rome
 Florence with its iconic Duomo
 View of Rome from St. Peter's Basilica, with Bernini's colonnade
 St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
 Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldacchino
 Michelangelo's ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel
 The Etruscan town of Orvieto, sitting high above the Umbrian plain
 The dramatic facade of Orvieto's cathedral
 The Campo, or main square, in Siena
 The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
 Panoramic view of Florence
 Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, at the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy
 Visitors outside the renowned Uffizi Gallery. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy
 The quintessential Tuscan countryside, replete with rolling hills, cypress trees, and farmhouses
 Enjoy private food and wine tastings. Credit: Steve Bly/Alamy
 The hill town of San Gimignano, featuring its many medieval towers
 Venice
 View of the Doge's Palace and Campanile from the canal in Venice

Highlights of Italy

16 days from $6,374 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Journey from the Amalfi Coast to the Adriatic, experiencing some of Italy’s most beloved cities and sites on a tour that includes Rome, Florence, Venice, and a stay in a lovely Tuscan villa. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I had always traveled independently so this was my first experience with a group tour. I picked well! This was a great experience with a wonderful group of people. I loved the combination of being "guided" and opportunities to go on my own at times. 

- Sharon W.

The Highlights of Italy tour met all of my expectations. We thoroughly explored the abundant art and architecture of the regions we visited. The Smithsonian Journeys Expert and tour director were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly, and the other members of the tour were as inquisitive as I am.

- Michael Z.

It is because of exceptional customer service consistently provided by your company and your guides that we choose Smithsonian Journeys as our #1 tour operator. We’ve had the pleasure of traveling with you multiple times and haven’t been disappointed yet. So thank you for the fantastic tour and thank you for the excellent service you provide!! We always speak of Smithsonian Journeys with pride!

- Gary M. & Nina B.

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Marmorata Hotel (Select 2022 Departures)

Amalfi, Italy

A former paper mill owned by the Camera d'Afflitto family, the Marmorata has been converted into a 37-room hotel overlooking the romantic Amalfi Coast. It boasts a tranquil, secluded atmosphere just 1½ miles from the town of Amalfi. Still owned and personally run by the d'Afflitto family, the hotel features a restaurant, bar, Internet access, laundry services, fitness center with Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool, and access to the sea. Each air-conditioned room comes decorated with a navy theme and fully equipped with a private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone. Please note that you will need to negotiate a steep driveway down to the hotel.

Travelers on the following departures will stay at this hotel: May 3, 2022; May 17, 2022; October 4, 2022; October 11, 2022

Number of nights: 3

Hotel San Francesco (Select 2022 & All 2023 Departures)

Maiori (Salerno), Italy

Situated amongst orchards of citrus trees and floral gardens, the contemporary Hotel San Francesco stands across the street from the longest beachfront stretch of the Amalfi coast.  The 48-room hotel features a restaurant and bar, safe deposit box, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, laundry service (for a fee), private beach with beachside bar, and a swimming pool overlooking the beach.  Each air-conditioned guest room offers a private terrace and has a private bath with hair dryer, minibar, TV, and phone.

Travelers on the following departures will stay at this hotel: April 12, 2022; September 6, 2022; September 13, 2022; October 25, 2022; All 2023 departures

Number of nights: 3

Monti Palace Hotel (For 2022 Departures Only)

Rome, Italy

Sitting just a 10-minute walk from Rome’s famed Colosseum, the Monti Palace Hotel occupies a 19th-century building in the heart of the Eternal City.  Amenities of this stylish and contemporary hotel include a rooftop bar with terrace overlooking the city, library bar and lounge, 24-hour fitness center, laundry services (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

EXE International Palace (For 2023 Departures Only)

Rome, Italy

Well located in the center of a triangle formed by Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza della Repubblica, EXE International Place has been recently refurbished.  The 192-room hotel features Renaissance-style décor and ambience inspired by Palladio villas and enhanced with contemporary amenities. The hotel features a bar and restaurant.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hairdryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. TV, and phone. Number of nights: 3

Grand Hotel Italia

Orvieto (Umbria), Italy

Located in Orvieto's medieval town center, this refurbished 19th-century building with hanging gardens is close to some of Orvieto's key points of interest, including the Palazzo del Popolo, Moro Tower, and the Duomo. The intimate 46-room hotel also features a bar, rooftop terrace, library, Internet access, and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda

Florence (Tuscany), Italy

The Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda enjoys a spectacular location in the heart of Tuscany, with sweeping vineyard views from the hotel’s garden-filled grounds. Amenities of this classic Italian villa include a restaurant and bar, spa, sauna, outdoor swimming pool with poolside bar, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms include private bath with hairdryer, minibar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 4

Carnival Palace Hotel

Venice, Italy

Opened in August 2012, the contemporary Carnival Palace overlooks the Cannaregio Canal in the heart of historic downtown Venice. Along with a garden and waterfront terrace bar, the 67-room hotel offers Internet access and laundry service. Guest rooms have Venetian furnishings, private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

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