• Murano, Venetian Lagoon, Italy

December Tour News

Hi from Rick: The Experiential Tapestry of Italy's Cities

In the early Middle Ages, hundreds of horses navigated the narrow bridges and alleyways of Venice. You can imagine the downside. By the 14th century, the city had had enough. The beasts were banned, and the noble class embraced watercraft as a respectable form of transportation… Read more


Slideshow: Best of Venice, Florence & Rome, Day-by-Day

Italy's three greatest cities are like fine gelato — why settle for just one flavor if you can get three scoops at once? Join us in 2019 for the Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days! Here's a colorful preview… Read more


Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome, Italy

Raves About Touring Italy's Great Cities

When it comes to the joys of touring Italy's great cities, you don't need to take our word for it. Read these raves from recent tour members… Read more


Comparing Rick's Italy Tours

Comparing tours is like comparing top-rated wine: Deciding to go to Italy is pretty easy (it's all good), but figuring out what to see in a single trip makes the choosing part a lot harder! Let's get you started… Read more


Interview with Guide Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson — born in the US but living in Italy for the past 20+ years — has been leading tours for Rick Steves throughout her adopted country since 1999. Let's get to know her… Read more


'David' (Michelangelo), Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Video of the Month: Rick's Heart of Italy in 9 Days Tour

This one-minute video captures a few of the many delights that our Heart of Italy tour has in store for you. In nine unforgettable days you'll marvel at the must-see sights of the Eternal City of Rome… Read more


Tour Forum: Extra Days in Venice or Rome?

ItalyTravelerSoon writes, "We'll be taking the 10 day Rick Steves tour of Venice, Florence, and Rome in August 2019. We'd like to tack on a few extra days to our trip. Would you recommend more time in Venice or Rome…" Read more


Win Your Next Tour!

Did you travel on a Rick Steves tour this year? Create a website of your 2018 tour experience and enter it into our online Scrapbook Contest for your chance to win your next tour… Read more