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A gastronomy giant, a natural masterpiece, an artistic and architectural astonishment – these epithets all describe Italy, yet still don’t do it justice. An Italian adventure has multiple faces which, though equally beautiful, are distinct. Learn what 3000 years of urban development looks like in Rome, where ancient icons of Italy’s golden age dominate the awe-inspiring cityscape or glide on a gondola through the twisting canal city of Venice, a floating fairytale connected by hundreds of bridges. Wander through Florence, the sun-dappled, sepia-tinged cradle of the Renaissance, or explore stylish Milan, where you could muse over da Vinci’s The Last Supper in the morning, browse high-end designer boutiques in the afternoon, and plan a lavish day trip to Lake Como at an uber-trendy wine bar in the evening. Drink in dramatic panoramas in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in Naples, and see ancient and modern Italy intertwined in Bologna, the country’s half high-tech, half historic culinary capital.
Italy is a country with more cultural contributions than can be counted, its mind-blowing beauty matched only by its cultural cachet – the frescoed churches, precious art, and tireless tradition that make private tours in Italy some of the most incredible experiences on earth. Each city has its own attractions to discover on a local tour of Italy. There’s Rome, where a walking tour reveals countless icons of the golden age dominating the skyline, and Venice, a floating fairytale connected by bridges. Then there’s sun-dappled Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, and stylish Milan, a supermodel among cities. A private tour of historic Naples almost always involves a slice of Neapolitan pizza, but beautiful Bologna is the true culinary capital of Italy. In a country with so much to offer, you could spend weeks exploring and still not scratch the surface. But many of the most memorable things to do in Italy are simple snapshots of the local lifestyle – the buzzing aperitivo bars and canalside picnics. On a private tour of Italy with City Unscripted, you won’t get caught in a tourist trap – simply tell us what a dream Italian experience looks like to you, and we’ll make it happen!