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See Italy with Those Who Know it Best!

Italy captures the heart of travelers like no other place in the world! The Italian Cultural Society offers travelers unique, hand-picked tours to Italy's most famous cities and charming villages with a variety of itineraries and destinations. A recent Harris Poll showed that Italy is the number one destination in the world for Americans. Condé Nast Traveler voted Italy as the world's best destination. Americans chose Italy when asked where they would most like to visit.
Group travel has many unexpected benefits, and our tours are planned and escorted by native Italians and guarantee you the best experience. We offer a land-only package which allows travelers to choose to make their own air travel arrangements or use travel rewards and miles. We can also provide air transportation, limousine service to and from the airport and a full array of services.
Travelers discover Italy in the company of a native Italian and enjoy many things tourists seldom get the chance to experience. Enjoy lunch on a magnificent hillside olive oil estate, walk or bike on the walls of Lucca and enjoy a Puccini concert in the town where the composer was born. Visit the Ferrari museum, and see the king of Cheeses, Parmigiano i made. These are but a few of the experiences awaiting you when you travel with us to Italy. A magnificent blend of incredible natural beauty, history, art, culture, architecture, wines and food all await the traveler in Italy, as well as a way of life that inspires travelers long after they return home. Here is what people who travel with us say about the experience.

"I want you to know that I had a wonderful time in Italy. The hotel, the food, our group of travelers, the touring arrangements, the tour guides ... everything was fantastic." ..."I have traveled a lot and your tour was by far the best travel experience I ever had."..."Your tour exceeded even my loftiest expectations. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime" read more traveler reviews
We invite you to join the Italian Cultural Society in Italy for any of these tours.


Group 2014Italy: The Grand Tour
Cinque Terre-Venice
12 days, June 19 to June 30, 2016
($2,699 per person/double occupancy)

This Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome and Venice grand tour allows travelers to experience the heart of Italy. Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers for over two thousand years. Travelers can enjoy the luxury and hospitality of staying in a welcoming villa hotel for the entire week in Tuscany, and taking short drives in our private motor coach to visit Florence (voted the world's best city by
Condé Nast Traveler), Lucca, Viareggio, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Montecatini and the Chianti Wine Road. We will also visit the charming Cinque Terre and Portovenere. This tour includes private motor coach, ferry boat, and train transportation and all visits.

Rome is a city blessed by an immense wealth of the world's most magnificent art and architecture. There is no escaping the Eternal City's importance and its history and grandeur, but Rome is one of the most phenomenally alive and vibrant places on earth! See Ancient Rome, St. Peters and Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Walk the ancient streets, visit the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and much more.
Our Tuscany - Cinque Terre - Rome- grand tour offers travelers an optional, full day, all-inclusive excursion to Venice, including San Marco Square, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Dodges' Palace. The Grand Tour is a wonderful mix of the wonders of nature, Italy's greatest art treasures, incredible architecture, excellent foods, wine and culture, shopping and much more.
Tour prices is per person and based on double occupancy and all accommodations in 4 star hotels - all buffet style breakfasts - full course Italian dinners while in Tuscany- comprehensive Sightseeing Tours - museum entrance fees - private deluxe motor-coach transportation and many other amenities. - Arrival and Departure Transfers in Italy and
Pre-Departure Show and Orientation Banquet are also included. Tour is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and local English-speaking local guides. Travelers may also arrange their own air, or use the group air available at competitive pricing. Please note that the tour begins in Pescia (near Florence) and ends in ROME. Follow this link for a complete brochure or call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to


bellagioItaly the Beautiful Tour
The Italian Riviera, Lake Region,
Milan, Verona and Venice
Returns in 2016!

This incredible 11 day excursion to Northern Italy allows you to discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera, the elegance of the Italian Lake Region and Milan, and the Romance of Verona and Venice with this exclusive Italian Cultural Society tour. September is magnificent in Northern Italy, and this tour highlights the jewels of the Italian Riviera: Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, and Le Cinque Terre. Then visit the spectacular Italian Lake Region. Lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda are stunningly beautiful and we will cruise their shores and visit charming hamlets like Como and Bellagio ( considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the world). But natural beauty is just part of the wonder. We will visit Milan- the world fashion center, the home of La Scala Opera House and the world's first shopping mall. Romance and history await us in Verona, home of Juliette and of the most perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater . Venice, called “the Queen of the Adriatic”, with her unique and stunning location is unparalleled in the world. We will finish our tour by visiting two of the Italy's national treasures: Parmigiano Cheese and the FFerrarierrari Museum!

The Italian Cultural Society brings you this exclusive tour which includes all accommodations in luxury 4 star hotels in Rapallo, Lake Como and Verona. All hot breakfasts and four-course gourmet dinners each evening. Full time English speaking native Italian tour host, local Italian guides, wine and balsamic vinegar tasting, Parmigiano tasting and Ferrari museum admission, all tours, museum and entrance fees, private motor coach and ferry boat passes are all included. Also included in this package are pre-departure orientation travel class and banquet. There is a single supplement for solo travelers with private room accommodations. Airfare and tips are not included. We will have a limited number of round-trip air available from San Francisco. Travelers may also arrange their own air, and we are working to provide a group airfare price quote. See brochure for details.

Your tour host from Sacramento is Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti a native of Tuscany, who has taught Italian language and travel classes for more than 25 years. Please see detailed brochure or you may call 916 482-5900 or email for details. Buon viaggio!

Will return in 2016

Make plans to join this spectacular tour of Sicily, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the magical island of Capri and Pompeii. Sicily is unbelievably rich in beauty, history, arts, culture and cuisine, and you will experience it from our lovely home base in Taormina. You will walk among the greatest Greek ruins anywhere, see incomparable Roman and Norman mosaics, and explore remote hilltop villages and spectacular landscapes. Visit the Sicilian cities of Siracusa, Agrigento, Taormina, Mount Etna, Forza d’Agro, and Savoca. Then transfer to the enchanting city of Sorrento. Enjoy a tour of the “Amalfi Drive" with its stunning views. It is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe. We will visit the partially buried Roman city of Pompeii which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Italy.

*The per person tour price is based on double occupancy all accommodations in lovely 4-star Hotels, all buffet-style breakfasts, and full course Italian dinners, comprehensive Sightseeing Tours and museum entrance fees, with private deluxe motor-coach transportation, full time English-speaking guide and tour director and many other amenities. Arrival and Departure Transfers, hotel portage fees and
Pre-Departure Show and Orientation Banquet also included. Tour is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and local English-speaking guides. While in Sicily your home base will be the romantic city of Taormina, called the Paris of Southern Europe for its elegance, beauty and culture. From your home base in Taormina, visit beautiful Mount Etna, Catania, Siracusa, Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples and the charming mediaeval villages of Forza d'Agro and Savoca. From your beautiful home base in Sorrento you will visit Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Pompeii -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. The complete brochure gives all details for pricing and terms and conditions. Passengers may use mileage or book their own air, and we are currently working to bring you competively priced group flights.
For information please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to

Tour will Return in 2016!

This nine day excursion is a favorite itinerary and being in Tuscany at Thanksgiving guarantees you'll have a lot to be thankful for! This time of year is perfect for experiencing an authentic Italy without crowds of tourists. Staying in one lovely villa hotel for the entire tour and unpacking only ONCE makes this the ideal trip ~ the per person price is based on double occupancy, which includes all accommodations in a 4 star Villa hotel, all buffet breakfasts and all full-course, sit down Italian dinners, a special lunch at an olive oil estate with local wines, 6 sightseeing tours and museum admissions, a native Italian host and local Enlish speaking guides, private motor coach for the entire time in Italy, your full time tour director is Italian Cultural Society Travel Director and Italian native Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti. A pre-trip orientation and slide show, welcome cocktail party, wine and olive oil tasting and special "insider's educational" package is also included. Airfare and tips are not included. Passengers may use mileage or book their own air, we have excellent roundtrip airfare on This tour is the perfect way to see Tuscany!

Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers for over two thousand years. Tuscany is an exquisite blend of the wonders of nature, the greatest art treasures, incredible architecture, excellent foods, wine and culture and much more.  Our trips allow the traveler to enjoy all of Tuscany while staying in one place - the lovely four star, Hotel Villa Delle Rose. Both the food and the service at this hotel are impeccable. 

While in Tuscany travelers will have escorted visits to Florence, Lucca, Vinci, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, and the Chianti Wine Road, an Optional tour to Rome is available. There is a single supplement charge of $350 for private accommodations. See the complete brochure with details of all the sites and placed we will visit. You may also call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to


All tour prices are based on double occupancy ~ (single supplement for private rooms is additional and is listed in the tour brochure). Tours prices are based on a minimum of 20 - 25 persons, please check trip brochure for exact details. . If you have questions or comments please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail