Small-group tours to special destinations throughout Italy


In 2018:

Fundamental Italy

Rome and the Bay of Naples:  January 18 to 26, 2018

Limited availability

A chance to discover, or perhaps to rediscover, during the calm of winter, some of Italy's most iconic sites: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum, masterpieces of Caravaggio, backstreets of Naples, excavations of Pompeii and more. 


Po Valley

September 27 to October 5, 2018 

Limited availability


Mantua, Milan, Bologna, Verona and Ravenna: these golden cities along the Po River make up our itinerary.  It's an elegant trip, with beautiful hotels, memorable meals, and art commissioned and collected by the most powerful families of the Renaissance: the D'Este, Gonzaga, Scaligeri of Verona and Sforza of Milan.  A princely trip indeed. 

Brought back by popular demand!

The Quattrocento

Rome and Umbria: February 22 to March 2, 2018


On this journey through Rome and the hill towns of Umbria, we explore a rich vein of  1400s art and architecture.  And, at the same time, discover how Central Italy has reinvented itself in the modern era. Stunning artworks of the past alongside industry, agriculture and politics of the present.


November 2018

Sicily is our most popular trip.  Conquered or crisscrossed by Ancient Greeks and Romans, Phoenicians, Normans, Aragonese, Spanish Bourbons and even, more recently, Allied troops, this small island offers an astonishingly rich cultural heritage in a setting of spectacular beauty.  

An island we return to each November, Sicily continues to dazzle and amaze us.


The Heel of the Boot: April 4 to 13 and May 7 to 16, 2018  

Limited availability

Puglia is the spiky heel of Italy that juts into the Adriatic.  With its back against the mountains, this most southern region of Italy looks east toward Byzantium or south toward the Holy Lands, but rarely back over its shoulder toward Rome.  Perhaps this explains why Puglia feels like no other place in Italy.  Indeed, it hardly feels Italian. 


Bespoke Tour

Whenever and to wherever you choose


With no templates or fixed itineraries, we prefer to work closely with families, couples or groups of friends to create a trip that exceeds expectations.  One of the joys of designing these "Bespoke Tours" is pairing travelers, be they 8 or 80, trained art historians or wine merchants, seasoned travelers or neophytes, billionaires or graduate students, with trips that suit their interests, budgets and dreams.  

We have travelled with Italian Journeys each year since 2001. These trips have given us the most wonderful travel experience of our lives. Nancy and Libby have a remarkable knack of including both famous sights and not-so-famous sights on their trips, and often the latter are as interesting as or more interesting than the former. Finally, Nancy's extraordinary knowledge of Italy's history and culture gives their trips a dimension that we have particularly appreciated. It simply doesn't get better than Italian Journeys!

Edith and Fred Byron; Amherst, Massachusetts

Many of the beautiful photos on this site are used courtesy of Elizabeth Matheson of Hillsborough, NC.


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