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May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Bell’Italia!

I've been in Italy for the last 20 days, seasoning our program — whether it's guidebooks, TV scripts, or bus tours. And growing my beard while walking myself into great shape, I'm tuned into the good living of travel.

What makes a good TV show, guidebook, or tour in Europe? Experiences, people, laughter, and candid little moments. And, it occurs to me, our knack for swizzling your travels is a key to our success. Here are a few moments I've been able to discover and weave into our bank of travel experiences, which may ultimately be yours:

In Orvieto, a favorite stop for many of our tour groups, I had fun lining up a montage of experiences — sensual ones. As the butcher with the handlebar moustache looked on proudly, I savored his wild-boar sausage. I giggled with the ladies in the bakery as I crunched into their hot-out-of-the-oven cookies… Read more

In this issue


Comparing Our Italy Tours

Comparing Rick Steves Italy tours is like comparing fine 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 started… Read more


Slideshow: Best of Italy, Day by Day

If you'd love to experience the greatest cities, art, and natural wonders of Italy in a single trip, this is the tour for you. Starting with timeless Venice, you'll travel to Italy's must-see destinations… Read more


Slideshow: Best of South Italy, Day by Day

Our southern Italy tour features a region rich in contrasts, from cities to beaches and from rugged to glamorous — including Rome, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Matera, Naples, and more… Read more


Meet Italy Guide Sarah Corfield

Before she became a guide for Rick Steves, Sarah had already traveled to 50 countries around the world. Now that she lives in Italy and leads many of our Italy itineraries, she finds herself staying… Read more

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Video of the Month: Serene Sorrento

Take a stroll with Rick through the gateway of Italy's Amalfi Coast, Sorrento. Wedged on a ledge under the mountains and over the sea, and spritzed by lemon and orange groves… Watch

Italy for Food Lovers

Learn more about the culinary delights you'll experience in Italy with this February 2023 recording of Monday Night Travel featuring Rick and Fred Plotkin, author of Italy for the Gourmet Traveler… Watch


2024 Summer Sale

Need a vacation? Hop on board a Rick Steves tour this summer and save up to $300 on select departures to Italy, France, Scotland, and more for this June, July, and August… Browse tours