Italy Tours & Vacations
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The Apennines run along the Italian peninsula from the north west all the way down to the Egadi islands to the west of Sicily. Of course the whole of Italy is famed for its cuisine, and on our walking tour in the Apennines you can visit local vineyards, try local olive oils and even have a go at making pasta. This region is famous for its scenery of mountains, forests and views of the glittering Adriatic Sea. Italy also offers the chance to enjoy its long-established agriturismo, where you can ...
The Apennines run along the Italian peninsula from the north west all the way down to the Egadi islands to the west of Sicily. Of course the whole of Italy is famed for its cuisine, and on our walking tour in the Apennines you can visit local vineyards, try local olive oils and even have a go at making pasta. This region is famous for its scenery of mountains, forests and views of the glittering Adriatic Sea. Italy also offers the chance to enjoy its long-established agriturismo, where you can stay on a local farm and get a genuine insight into rural life. As well as rural life, the region is home to the walled town of Urbino, which underwent a cultural flowering in the 15th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Start your journey
Travel to Italy with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY
Enjoy spectacular walksThis part of Italy offers some of the most spectacular walking, as you explore on foot in the San Bartolo Natural Park, the Cesane Forest and the Metauro River Valley, and of course the famed Furlo Gorge, known as Italy's Grand Canyon.
Sample Italy's culinary delightsEnjoy delicious locally-cooked cuisine throughout, and you can even learn about and take part in a pasta-making session in preparation for your well-earned dinner!
Discover the medieval town of GubbioGubbio is an enchanting mix of Gothic architecture, Roman ruins and meandering narrow streets. Visit the Church of St Francisco, the ancient Roman amphitheater and the 14th century houses of its Old Town.
Taste delicious local wineOne of the many perks of visiting this part of Italy is the abundence of fantastic world-famous wines. Enjoy wine tasting sessions and learn more about the importance of the wine industry in this region.
WHEN TO GO
Health and Vaccinations
There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Italy though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and may consider boosters for Diphtheria and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.
In Italy the official unit of currency is the Euro.
To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.
On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.
In the churches and monasteries please dress respectfully. This may mean long trousers for men and skirts for women. Ladies should also cover their shoulders.
Language & Religion
In Italy, the official language is Italian, spoken by approximately 93% of the population, however there are a number of local and regional dialects that some linguists would consider to be separate languages. Evolved from Latin, Italian has a long and celebrated history and is considered one of the most romantic languages in the world.
Home to the Pope who resides in the heart of Rome in Vatican City, Italy is considered the cradle of Catholicism. Italy is now a secular state and many religions are now present across the country, however Roman Catholicism is still the prominent religion within the population and plays an important role in Italian culture.
Italy is 1 hour ahead of GMT.
A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.
Travelling Solo In Italy
All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.