“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Italian proverb

Undoubtedly one of the most traveled countries in Europe, Italy is sure to be the perfect escape for romance travel or your dream family vacation. It is home to some of the most famous landmarks and boasts the world’s highest concentration of UNESCO world heritage sites. For a romantic getaway, cultural heritage, art and architecture, or food and wine adventure, Italy is one country you don’t want to miss.

A sample tour might be the traditional Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and Venice:

  • Rome is a must for every traveler in Italy, from first-time visitors to seasoned veterans. Given its reputation for unrivaled food, architecture and art.
  • A fast train ride away from Rome is Florence with its Medieval Art collections and the not to be missed Statue of David.
  • From Florence, visit surrounding towns in Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Lucca, and Cortona. And of course, you can’t miss the Tower of Pisa. A Villa stay on a Wine and Olive Oil estate would be in order here.
  • It’s not illegal to visit Venice without tasting the local ombra (the Venetian word for wine), but it should be. The Veneto region is one of Italy’s most acclaimed and it is home to great wines like Prosecco and Amarone. Share a bottle on a romantic, serenaded Gondola ride.

Or you may choose to venture off-the-beaten path to The Amalfi Coast, Sicily or Italy’s lake region. Allow us to suggest some other amazing locations such as:

Cinque Terre (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which has an exquisite national park perfect for hiking during the day. When the sun begins to set, enjoy dinner complete with fresh seafood, wine, and picturesque coastal views from a rooftop terrace.

The Amalfi coast, known for its stunning landscape mixing sheer cliffs with beautiful beaches, is sure to stick in your memory for years to come. Hire a private driver to wisk you away to Positano or Ravello during your stay in this beautiful area.

Sorrento, a stunning seaside vista, is often the first stop on any Amalfi coast itinerary. Visit the island of Capri – a perfect day trip by boat from Sorrento – to see the Blue Grotto.

Italy is one country you need to add to your “experience portfolio”. Leave it to the experts at Lisa Hoppe Travel to plan the perfect getaway, customized just for you, to this captivating country!

For a whirlwind adventure through Europe, combine your Italy itinerary with Greece, Croatia or France. Call 414.258.8715 to begin planning your Italian Escape today!