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Portrait of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice 2025

October 26 - November 10, 2025
Length: 16 days
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From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate the small size of your group as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Travel to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, your base for exploring Italy’s Campania region.
  • Take a coastal cruise to Amalfi Center and ascend to mountaintop Ravello, with its beautiful gardens and coastal views.
  • Explore the ruins at Pompeii, the city frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE.
  • Stop in Montecassino, whose Abbey is the mother church of the Benedictine order and a center of medieval art.
  • Tour the heart of ancient Rome: the 55,000-seat Colosseum, built in 72 CE; and the Forum, ancient Rome’s political and legal center.
  • Visit the Vatican for a tour of St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums.
  • Travel through a pastoral landscape of rolling farmlands and medieval hill towns to Orvieto, where you’ll attend a cooking demonstration followed by dinner.
  • Take an excursion to the walled town of Assisi, a gem in the heart of Umbria.
  • Encounter classic Tuscany with tours of Florence, a living monument to the Renaissance; San Gimignano, known for its 13 medieval watchtowers; and Siena, boasting one of Europe’s great public squares.
  • Enjoy a local wine tasting in San Gimignano, a region known for Italy’s beloved Chianti.
  • Conclude your journey in magical Venice with a guided walk through vast St. Mark’s Square and surroundings as well as time to explore on your own.
  • Relax during three- and four-night stays in intimate small hotels in Amalfi, Tuscany, and Umbria.
  • Continue exploring Venice on your own on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

If you would like to view a digital copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the words “Digital Brochure” under Additional Resources (follows directly below Itinerary at a Glance) on this webpage.

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