This is the Perfect 10-day Italy Itinerary

by | 30 Apr 2024

If you’re trying to plan your next trip to Italy but don’t know where to start, then look no further. We’ve crafted the perfect 10-day Italy itinerary, filled with historic sights, best-in-class food, and unparalleled hotels. On Insight Vacation’s Easy Pace Italy tour, you can see the sights of Rome, Venice, Florence, and more, all at a relaxed pace, guided by a Local Expert including experiences you wouldn’t find on your own. Make your next trip to Italy one to remember, and let us do the hard work of planning it for you. 

Days 1-3: Rome and the Vatican 

Land in Rome and meet your wonderful Travel Director and fellow guests over a delicious Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, before you rest and prepare for your first day in this historic city. Dive headfirst into a day tour of Rome, from fast-track entry to the Vatican, the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum, and the Sistine Chapel. Day 3 brings a more leisurely side to the city as you can enjoy Rome at your own pace, either strolling with gelato or taking part in an optional experience to visit the archaeological site of Pompeii with your Local Expert. 

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Days 4-5: Florence

Nearly halfway into your 10-day Italy itinerary, it’s time to say goodbye to Rome and head for Florence, travelling through the rolling hills of Umbria, regarded as Italy’s green heart. Arrive in Florence and visit the Accademia Museum, laying eyes on Michelangelo’s David. Continue on-foot to admire the multi-colored marble cathedral, before moving on to admire the iconic statues along the front of the Palazzo Vecchio – though you also have the choice to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy a local Italian treat. Day 5 brings a full day in Florence, as you explore Florentine luxury goods, learn about local leatherwork during a demonstration, and have the choice to admire the green hills of Tuscany in the afternoon on an Optional Experience. 


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Day 6: Pisa & the Tuscan countryside

After a leisurely morning in Florence, explore the nearby town of Pisa with a Local Expert. Start at the famous Leaning Tower and then move on to an organic farm where you can sample olive oil and wine against a backdrop of the rolling Tuscan hills, rounded off with an authentic Italian meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients. 

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Day 7: Bologna & Venice

As you head towards Venice on the latter half of your 10-day Italy itinerary, travel through the Emilia-Romagna region and stop to sample the flavors of the region and learn about Italian food culture over a delicious lunch with wine. Arrive in at your luxurious Venetian hotel and take in the views over this romantic city in the evening.


An iconic feature of the city, Venice boasts 391 bridges crossing 150 canals

Days 8-10: Venice 

Wake up in Venice and board your private boat, taking you down Grand Canal past historic sights to St. Mark’s Square. Next, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, learning about its history which dates back to the 15th century. In the afternoon you’ll have plenty of time to explore the museums, galleries and churches, or cruise out to some of the other islands in the lagoon to experience the age-old lifestyle of Venetian fishermen and lace-makers. 

Day 9 gives you time to explore Venice at leisure, whether you choose to lose yourself off the beaten path in the back lanes and quiet squares, or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim. Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals before your final dinner, indulging in traditional Venetian dishes. 

Here your 10-day Italy itinerary comes to an end, and it’s time to say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy after breakfast in the morning. 

If you’re already pining for the delights of Italy, discover our Easy Pace Italy guided tour now.  

Jess is an experienced writer and editor, with 6 years' experience working within the whisky industry. Her work has taken her to Scotland and beyond, while her personal travel highlights include backpacking around Vietnam with her sister, trips to California, Madrid, and the Greek islands.