If you want to experience the best mix of Italy's urban thrills and rural delights, but your time is limited, our nine-day Heart of Italy tour might be just right for you. But don't take our word for it — here's what some recent tour members have to say…
"The tour was the perfect cultural experience for our teenager's first trip to Europe. We traveled as a family, and all felt fulfilled on every level as artists, explorers, foodies, and curious students of world history."
— Lisa in Toronto, ON
"This tour was extremely fascinating from start to finish. The hotels with character, the intense history lessons from guides, the delicious food in the most wonderful venues. The whole trip was filled with extras!"
— Cynthia in Port Angeles, WA
"Great experience! Our guides were very knowledgeable, the other tour participants were very fun to explore with, and the food was great! Definitely would be interested in another Rick Steves tour in the future!"
— Scott in San Diego, CA
"It was an amazing trip with an "out of this world" guide and a wonderful group. The amount of time in each city was good and the guides in each city were excellent. I would encourage anyone to take this trip."
— Sandra in Yuba City, CA
"Our tour was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. It was a great blend of relaxation, learning, exercise, and socializing. Being our first trip to Italy, it would have been impossible to experience as much on our own."
— John in Algonquin, IL
"Trip of a lifetime! Rome was magnificently crazy-paced. Volterra was absolutely everything you could ask for in the beauty of Tuscany. Cinque Terra was simplicity, beauty, soul-renewing. Florence was simply amazing."
— Jean in Seabeck, WA