2023 SMALL GROUP TOURS TO ITALY

SEE ITALY WITH THOSE WHO KNOW IT BEST! 

We have closed our 2023 tours and are heading to Italy to share Italy with our lucky travelers. 

While there, our tour director and staff will be working to bring more of our popular tours for 2024. We will continue to offer the best small group experience for travel to Italy, featuring the Amalfi Coast, all of Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca,  Lake Como, Portofino,  Le Cinque Terre,  Sicily, Venice, and many more Italian treasures! All our tours are meticulously planned, professionally organized, and personally escorted.
Our small group tours are limited to about 20 passengers, and the personal attention starts long before your arrival to Italy.


SEE ITALY AT ITS BEST IN 2024!
Join the Italian Cultural Society’s Small Group Tours to Italy!

Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti,
the Italian Cultural Society's 'Ambassador to Italy'

See what a difference experience,
knowledge and passion make!

The Italian Cultural Society offers travelers exclusive, unique, small group 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. The Italian Cultural Society's travel team are Italy experts, taking thousands of travelers ONLY to Italy for more than 30 years!

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TUSCAN TREASURES and
LE CINQUE TERRE TOUR

This tour is no longer available for 2023; check back soon for 2024 tour details!

Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers to this region of Italy for  over two thousand years! 


Discover the beauty of Florence, Lucca, The Chianti Region, Pescia, Pisa, Siena, Tuscany’s magical hill towns, Viareggio, Volterra, San Gimignano, The Cinque Terre.

This truly insider’s tour highlights the romantic, legendary region of Tuscany. Discover a region that is brimming with the finest Italian art,         history, culture, scenic beauty, and culinary delights. Our Native Tuscan Tour Director makes sure you visit the must-see locations and offers travelers access to unique truly “insider” experiences. 

Unpack only once and enjoy exceptional VIP service at our lovely four-star villa hotel where both the food and the service are impeccable.   See the incredible city of Florence, which is a living museum, and just one of the many spectacular cities we explore on the “Tutta Toscana” adventure! Visit Pisa, with its famous leaning tower and the Piazza of Miracles. Enjoy Siena, with its stunning Piazza del Campo, where each July 2 and August 16, the breath- taking “Palio delle Contrade” the world’s most exciting horse race takes place. Explore Lucca, a magnificent walled city, and the birthplace of famed Italian Opera composer Giacomo Puccini. Ride a bike, stroll atop Lucca’s amazing walls, enjoy the gelato voted the BEST in the world and experience a concert of Puccini’s music while in his hometown! 

Imagine yourself in Tuscany’s in lush olive groves, sweet hillsides, Chianti vineyards, and romantic hamlets. This tour takes you to the rich Etruscan city of Volterra, famous for its beautiful alabaster, and to picturesque San Gimignano with magnificent towers built in the Middle Ages and cobblestone streets lined with wonderful shops. Travel the legendary Chianti wine road and tour and taste these noble wines. Explore the town of Leonardo da Vinci where we visit Leonardo’s Museum and his home. In Vinci, we will be special guests at Luigi and Filomena’s hillside olive oil estate where you will         enjoy an incredible homemade lunch with food and wine grown on the estate. Visit the Italian riviera in Viareggio with its lovely white marble dust sands. Learn how the famous Marble of Carrara is quarried and visit the stunning marble mountains.

Enjoy a full day excursion to the region of Liguria and travel by ferry to visit the beautiful seaside villages of Portovenere and the famous Cinque Terre. Travel to the port city of La Spezia to board a ferry boat to visit the enchanting village of Portovenere with its stunning views and lovely stone church of San Pietro. This area is called the “Gulf of Poets” Byron, Shelley, Wolfe, and Keats all fell in love and lived in this area. Then our ferry will bring us to the magical Cinque Terre where we will enjoy time for lunch, shopping and even a dip into the Mediterranean Sea.

Tuscany is the wonderful region of splendor and beauty. Tuscany awaits your discovery on this “Tutta Toscana” Tuscan Treasures and Le Cinque Terre Tour. Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net 


ITALY, THE BEAUTIFUL TOUR

This tour is no longer available for 2023; check back soon for 2024 tour details!


Spectacular Northern Italy and Italian Lakes Stunning VIP Tour features visits to the most beautiful cities of the Italian Riviera, the Lakes Region (Como, Maggiore, Garda) Milan, Genoa, Rapallo, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portovenere, Le Cinque Terre, Maranello’s Ferrari Museum, Parma, Verona, Murano, Burano and Venice

Travelers often call this tour “the vacation dreams are made of” and “the vacation of a lifetime.” 

Every day of this tour brings new discoveries of the finest natural beauty, architecture, culture, gastronomic delights, and Italian art and history. Visit the lakes and the Venetian Lagoon by private boat with local skippers and guides. Tour the spectacular Ligurian coast to reach two gems of the Italian Riviera: Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure. This area is called the Gulf of Tigullio, and for decades it has been the most desirable destination for the world’s rich and famous.

Visit the charming villages of Le Cinque Terre and the little-known jewel of Portovenere (the Port of Venus). Travel to Milan where we will enjoy a private guided tour of this vibrant, elegant city. Be a special guest at an exquisite Valpolicella Wine Estate and meet a Balsamic Vinegar producer whose family has produced this magic elixir for 10 generations. Go inside a famous Parmigiano factory to see each stage of production. Enjoy a lovely cruise to Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) on our private motorboat.

In Verona see the famous Arena Roman amphitheater, which predates Rome’s Colosseum and visit Juliet's house. Enjoy Venice, a magical city which you will never forget! Visit the incredible FERRARI MUSEUM in Maranello where it is possible to take one of these beautiful machines for a test drive!

Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net 

SICILY, SORRENTO &
THE AMALFI COAST TOUR

This tour is no longer available for 2023; check back soon for 2024 tour details!

Spring is the ideal time to visit Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily.  

Our tour highlights: Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Anacapri, Pompeii, Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Taormina, Etna, Siracusa, Ortigia, Ragusa, Noto, Modica, Catania

We have perfected our Sicily & Sorrento tour to bring you an unforgettable visit to this beautiful island paradise and the spectacular Amalfi coast! 

Incredibly, this tour includes more than ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

This Sensational Southern Italy Tour begins in Naples, then Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri and the incredible city of Pompeii. Enjoy the breathtaking “Amalfi Drive" with its stunning views said to be the most spectacular road in Europe. We 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.

Then fly to Sicily’s capitol of Palermo (Naples to Palermo flight included in tour price) and discover magic of this unbelievably rich island jewel. Sicily is brimming in natural beauty, history, arts, culture, archeology, and cuisine! Walk among ancient Greek Temples, see incomparable Roman and Norman mosaics, and explore remote hilltop villages, islands, and spectacular landscapes. 

Visit the Baroque cities of Modica and Ragusa. Modica is particularly famous for its chocolate which, of course, we will sample.

Explore Sensational Siracusa, one of the world’s most important archaeological centers. The Roman Amphitheatre which dates to 5th century B.C. and the Ear of Dionysius and the Baroque city of Noto.

Be awed by the views from Mount Etna for an unforgettable visit to the volcano. Taste local honey, wine, and olive oil. Experience the magic of Southern Italy on the SPRING IN SICILY, SORRENTO & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR with us!

Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net