Italian Vacations in Il Belpaese, the Beautiful Country
Italian vacations – the phrase itself spells romance. Italians like to call Italy Il Belpaese, the Beautiful Country. For Italy, with its great historical and cultural heritage, the birthplace of the Renaissance, has romance in the air. An Italy tour is a lifetime experience. Whether you are exploring the magnificent Roman ruins, marveling at Renaissance art, enjoying a peaceful getaway in the medieval hills, skiing in the Alps, gliding down the canals of Venice, or simply enjoying delectable pasta, an Italian vacation is ever so memorable!
Virgin Vacations has a number of Italian vacation packages designed especially to give you a glimpse of this country of many splendors. Italy tour packages could include escorted tours, cheap vacations, biking tours, walking tours, special tours of the great Roman cities you name it, we have it!
Great Italian vacation packages
For instance, the Italian vacation package ‘Amalfi escape’ takes you along some of Europe's most beautiful coastline. The Amalfi Coast, overlooking intensely blue waters, stretches 50 kms along a promontory from Sorrento to Salerno, and is a famous Italy vacation destination. Hugging the coastline is a road that zigzags along its curves and cliffs. The coastline is also dotted with picture-postcard villages that cling to the cliff walls of this stunning landscape.
While during the summer, Italy’s holiday resorts are packed with tourists enjoying their Italian vacations amidst the plethora of sports and cultural activities, winters find Italy’s Alps most inviting for its unequalled scenery, winter sports, skiing, et al. Of course, spring and fall are the ideal seasons for Italian vacations, but then summers and winters have their own charms.
Special Italy tours
Virgin Vacations lets you experience Italy at your own pace. With the Italy Fly & Drive vacation package including airfare into Rome and a car rental, Italy is yours to discover. Drive through the Tuscan countryside while enjoying the views of grape vineyards or explore the Amalfi Coast and navigate the winding cliff-side roads.
Our Taste of Italy Special tour allows you to visit three famous Italian cities; Venice, Florence and Rome in one trip! It includes airfare with budget to standard hotel accommodations in Venice, Florence and Rome; a perfect way for the value-conscious consumer to taste a little bit of Italy!
Cheap Italian vacations
If you are looking for cheap Italian vacations, we also offer some really great stopovers as part of our ‘land-only’ Italian vacation packages. Say, for instance, the Sicily stopover, which lets you use Palermo or Agrigento as a base, and with a rental car, explore the rugged mountains and fascinating coastlines of Sicily.
Another tempting Italy travel package is the Tuscany Stopover. Enjoy the picture-perfect Tuscan landscapes, dotted with medieval gems such as San Gimignano, Montalcino and Cortona, with a comfortable base in one town (or explore multiple towns in succession).
Or another super stopover package for your Italy tour could be the Umbria Stopover. Strategically located between Rome and Venice and neighboring Florence and Tuscany, this region serves as the perfect base for exploring Northern Italy by car. A stay in historical towns such as Assisi, Orvieto, and Spoleto takes you back centuries to Italy's past.
While on the subject of stopovers, the Italian Lakes Stopover is just too good to miss on your Italian vacation. Travel north to the idyllic Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda. Spend some time visiting the waterside mansions and exotic gardens, languish in the sun on a ferry, or take a car and explore the nearby Italian Alps and the Piedmont Region.
Exciting Italy tour options
We have a choice of exciting biking Italy tour packages that make your Italian vacations an unique experience in itself. A number of Italy vacation packages which let you explore this Beautiful Country on the cycle for instance, are on Tuscany alone.
Or explore Italy leisurely with walking tours during your Italian vacations.
For more information on Italy, check out these useful links:
Find information about countries of the world. Site includes country rankings in categories including population, wealth, pollution, size, nuclear weapons, cost of living and many more.
LET'S GO Travel Guides – a useful resource for the independent traveler.
People of Italian Origin
The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) encourages Italian culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, history and heritage and promotes closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute website brings together information about the institute’s activities and initiatives in the Italian American community in one place.
pictures of Italy
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