What To Do in Italy - 165+ Travel Bucketlist Ideas

Italy has a passion for the unique and there is no need to follow a standard route. Every region has its highlights and local is always best, wherever you go. Inspired by the personal experiences of Italy's top travel designers, these moments are rarely available anywhere else.

Sail the Tuscan Sea by San Lorenzo Yacht

Italy
Vatican Museum Spiral Staircase, Italy

Private Access to the Vatican Museums, Including the Sistine Chapel

Italy

Dining & Wine Tasting in a San Gimignano Castle Tower

Italy

Tuscany Heli Tour With Winetasting

Italy

Tour Val D’Orcia by Ferrari

Italy

Torciano Winery Full-Day Experience

Italy

Venice Tour by Private Gondola

Italy
Pillar on old house in Rome near to fountain Trevi

Exclusive Access to The House of Wonders Private Home in Rome

Italy
Violinists during a classical music concert, Italy

Private Classical Music Concert

Italy
Forum, Rome, Italy

Special Access to the Roman Forum

Italy
Carnival mask in Venice, Italy

Personal Invitation to Doge's Ball in Venice

Italy
Cathedral of Monreale, interior with its golden mosaics, Sicily, Italy

Private Concert in the Dome of Monreale

Italy
Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, Italy

After Hours Visit to Monreale Cathedral

Italy
Ominous Sky above Li Galli Islands, Amalfi coast, Italy

Romantic Dinner on a Private Island On the Amalfi Coast

Italy
Italy Experiences

Experiences are itinerary ideas from leading travel designers. They will show you how to make a realistic itinerary from the many Italy moments on Kated. A top Italy travel designer will create your experience, based on your preferences and wishes.

Ferrari Italy Experience

Italy

Rome & Amalfi Coast in 7 Days

Italy
An Immersion in Authentic Italian Food

It's not just what you eat, but where you dine and who you eat with. Italian cuisine is incredibly regional and chefs proudly celebrate millennia of local culinary evolution. Gastronomy is always part of what to do in Italy and the experience is more than just restaurants.

San Gimignano Horseback Riding With Lunch & Wine

Italy
Romantic dinner setup, Italy

Romantic Dinner on a Venetian Rooftop

Italy
Private Cooking Lesson, Rome, Italy

Cooking Class in a Rome Noble Palace

Italy
Italian Gelato, Italy

Cook Italian Specialities With a Michelin-Starred Chef in Rome

Italy
Italy, Cilento, archaeological site of Paestum, the Temple of Neptune

Paestum Ruins and Campania Cheese Factory Tour

Italy
Couple holding hands in a restaurant

Dine in a Historical Palace on Venice's Grand Canal

Italy
The chef makes fresh spaghetti from scratch. Wooden table. Photo in brown tones. Kitchen.

Pasta Cooking Class in Florence

Italy
Learning how to make fresh spaghetti from scratch.

Emilian Cooking Class in Bologna

Italy
Making Gelato, Italy

Make Pizza and Gelato in the Chianti Hills

Italy
Black truffles and slices on black

Truffle Hunting and Slow Cooking in Tuscany

Italy
"Delicious Parmesan Reggiano cheese plate with a bread assorment, selective focus on the front."

Visit Cheese Factories & More on a Emilia-Romagna Food Tour

Italy
Palace dinner setup, Italy

Romantic Dinner at a Private Palace in Rome

Italy
Pecorino Cheesee, Italy

Tuscan Cheese Making Demonstration and Tasting

Italy
Farmers market in Tuscany, Italy

Vegetarian Tuscan Cooking Class in Cortona

Italy
Traditional Sicilian pasta in Taormina, Italy

Street Food Tour in the Taormina's Historical Centre

Italy
Sicilian Cannolo, Italy

Cooking Class With a Michelin-Starred Chef in Taormina

Italy
Arancino Sicilian speciality, Italy

Learn Arancino and Cannolo on a Sicily Cooking Class

Italy
Cooking Class, Italy

Catania Cooking Class in a Noble Palace

Italy
Isola del Garda with Villa Borghese during sunset, Lake Garda, Italy

Garda Island Evening Food Experience

Italy

Balsamic Tasting With the Owner at Villa Sandonnino

Italy
Accommodation Experiences in Italy

Sleep inside history and embrace fashionista styles, as you discover the experiential places to stay in Italy. You can really live the heritage, in converted palaces, convents, royal retreats and palatial getaways. There is serenity, draped along the water and perfect for a few days away from crowds. Then there is convenience, as you can stay deep inside World Heritage Sites, at city hotels basking in their old and new glory.

Borgo Santo Pietro

Stay at Borgo Santo Pietro

Italy
Le Sirenuse Balcony View of Positano, Italy

Le Sirenuse Positano

Italy
Belmond Castello di Casole, Infinity Pool View, Italy

Belmond Castello di Casole

Italy
Aman Venice, Alcova Tiepolo suite, Italy

Aman Venice

Italy
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Private dining with views of the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Italy
The Gritti Palace Venice, The Hemingway Presidential Suite, Italy

The Gritti Palace Venice

Italy
Lefay SPA_ Treatment_Gazebo

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Italy
Villa Crespi, Interior decorations, Italy

Villa Crespi

Italy
JK Capri Pool Area, Italy

JK Place Capri

Italy
Belmond Splendido, Panoramic Swimming Pool, Italy

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Italy
Four Seasons Florence, Lobby, Italy

Four Seasons Florence

Italy
Villa Oliviera. Castiglion del Bosco

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Italy
Chalet del Sogno, Exterior winter view, Italy

Hotel Chalet del Sogno

Italy
Young woman having breakfast in the terrace of a bedroom at Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano,Relais & Chateaux on the Amalfi coast

Il San Pietro di Positano

Italy
Villa La Massa, Pool view, Italy

Villa la Massa

Italy
Villa Aminta Exterior

Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta

Italy
Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa

Italy
Villa d_Este, Entrance, Italy

Villa d'Este

Italy
San Luis Resort in Avelengo

San Luis retreat hotel & lodges

Italy
Il Sereno Lake Como, Lake views, Italy

Il Sereno Lago di Como

Italy
Pitrizza, Antas Villa, Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Pitrizza, Costa Smeralda

Italy
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony and Seaview, Italy

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Italy
Alessandra Farinelli Shooting

Caesar Augustus Capri

Italy
Verdura resort, Golf course, Sicily, Italy

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Italy
Bulgari Hotel Milan

Stay at Bulgari Hotel in Milan

Italy
Portrait Firenze Hotel

Stay at Portrait Firenze Hotel

Italy
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi Rome

Stay at Palazzo Manfredi in Rome

Italy
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Stay at Danieli in Venice

Italy

Stay at Lupaia

Italy
Discover Italy's Magnificent Historical Cities

Italy has more history than anywhere else. Even unremarkable dots on the map are glorious odes to past centuries. So much has happened in Italy's cities and you need expert guides to truly understand the stories. Wander lanes of cobblestone and charm, go behind the scenes in labyrinthine old towns, and discover living histories.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Walking Tour of Rome

Italy
Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Ravello and Amalfi Sightseeing Tour

Italy
Colorful facades of old houses on street Calle Gradisca Cannaregio in Venice, Italy. Venice is a popular tourist destination of Europe.

Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto in Venice Tour

Italy
Capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany

Florence Food and Art Tour

Italy
A lion sculpture from the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II on Piazza del Duomo in Milan - behind it the 'Duomo', Milan Cathedral.

Milan Tour Including The Last Supper

Italy
aerial view of ponte vecchio in Florence

Florence and Uffizi Highlights Tour

Italy
Parma, the Basilica Cathedra inside, view of the dome with the fresco of the Assumption of the Virgin executed by Correggio

Tour of Parma

Italy
Neptune fountain, Piazza Maggiore and twonhall building with statue of San Petronio in Bologna Italia at dawn.

Tour of Bologna

Italy
The awesome medieval stone town in Umbria region, with castle and the famous Saint Francis sanctuary.

Guided Tour of Perugia and Assisi

Italy
Ruins and columns of greek theater in Taormina and Mt. Etna in the background, Italy

Tour of Taormina, Sicily

Italy
rooftop view in Catania, with the domes of the Church of the badia di Sant_Agata and the Sant_Agata Cathdral, Sicily, Italy

Tour of Catania

Italy
Historical Arethusa_s fountain in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Tour of Siracusa

Italy
Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy

Tour of Piazza Armerina

Italy
Landscapes becoming an image.

Behind the Scenes of Pisa

Italy
Medieval town Siena, Italy

Tour of Siena

Italy
Driving Iconic Italian Roads

Italy is the home of Ferrari, Vespa and so many other iconic names. Driving can be part of the experience, whether it's revving a motorbike across the Misano World Circuit or taking a vintage motor deep into the Tuscan hills.

Green supersport car Italy

Driving Experience at the F1 Monza Circuit

Italy
Panorama of a marble quarry in Carrara, Italy. This the place where Michelangelo collected his marble for the famous David Statue.

Four-Wheel Drive Adventure to the Marble Quarries in Carrara

Italy
Driving Experience at Modena Circuit, Italy

Drive the Modena Racing Circuit

Italy
Craters Silvestri of the Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna by Four-Wheel Drive

Italy
Mile Miglia race car detail, Italy

Mille Miglia Race Participation in Brescia

Italy
Motorbike circuit experience, Italy

Drive a Motorbike on the Misano World Circuit in Rimini

Italy
Detail view of an old Fiat 500 car typical of Italy in yellow color parked

Vintage Car Tour in Rome

Italy
Vintage Vespa parked in the streets of Pienza village in Tuscany, Italy

Vintage Vespa Tour in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

Italy
Intimate Italian Wine Experiences

Vineyards stretching across verdant hills, decadent cellars inviting intrigue, and famous vintage wines opened up just for you. What to do in Italy isn't just taste wine. It's to go into the depths of wine culture, with winemakers, cellar-masters and opulent food and wine pairings.

Waiter pouring the wine in a glass

Tour of Chianti Wine Region With Tasting

Italy
Italy - Tuscany - Montepulciano - cellar for aging the wine in oak barrels

Brunello di Montalcino Vertical Wine Tasting in Val d'Orcia

Italy
Making Gelato, Italy

Florence Food and Wine Tour

Italy
Beautiful landscape with vineyards in Tuscany

Montepuliciano Nobile Wine Tasting and History Tour

Italy
View over vineyards on a winery in Etna, Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna 4WD Drive With Wine Tasting

Italy
Pasta cooking, Italy

Tuscan Pasta Factory and Wine Tour in Pienza

Italy
What to Do for an Active Italy Experience

Italy is more than culture. And often Italian culture is best discovered via the outdoors. There are also a number of active moments to add to your bucketlist, including the majestic Path of the Gods.

View from Path of Gods on Positano, Tyrrhenian sea, Amalfi coast, Italy

Hiking on the Path of the Gods in Amalfi

Italy
Shot of an affectionate young couple spending a romantic day with their bicycles in the city of Florence

Florence Bike Ride

Italy
Hiker alone on top of the mountain

Full-Day Hiking Around Lake Como

Italy
Kid stroke horse head, Tuscany, Italy

Horseback Riding for Kids in Tuscany

Italy
Kitesurfer on Lake Como, Italy

Kitesurf on Lake Como

Italy
Life is Splendid When Cruising Italy's Waters

In a country enveloped by the Mediterranean and crisscrossed by canals, life in Italy has always hinted at the water. Cruise the coast in a private yacht, gondolier through Venice, and cross Italy's magnificent lakes. Life is simple and serene on the water, and these moments are a great complement to cultural experiences.

Capri and Amalfi Coast By Yacht

Italy
Yacht fishing, Sardinia, Italy

Fishing Experience in Sardinia

Italy

Venice Tour by Private Gondola

Italy
Sea view of Riomaggiore village in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Full-Day Cinque Terre Tour by Yacht

Italy
Aperitiv in Venice Gondola, Italy

Aperitivos and Food Tasting in Venice

Italy
Venice landmark, Burano island canal, colorful houses and boats, Italy Europe

Murano, Burano & Torcello - Boat Tour on Venice Lagoon

Italy
Vernazza - Village of Cinque Terre National Park at Coast of Italy. Beautiful colors at sunset. Province of La Spezia, Liguria, in the north of Italy - Travel destination and attraction in Europe.

Cinque Terre Boat Tour to Three Towns

Italy
Lake Como, Italy

South Lake Como Boat Tour

Italy
View to Borromean Islands at Lake Maggiore from Stresa, Piedmont Italy

Pearls of Lake Maggiore Boat Tour

Italy
Orta San Giulio island in the lake Orta, North Italy, Piedmont..

Lake Orta Boat Tour

Italy
Italy Experiences

Experiences are itinerary ideas from leading travel designers. They will show you how to make a realistic itinerary from the many Italy moments on Kated. A top Italy travel designer will create your experience, based on your preferences and wishes.

Rome Long Weekend Break

Italy

Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna for Foodies

Italy
Behind the Scenes of Italian Culture

Italian culture is something you can feel. Even the Italians are continually exploring and discovering. And you'll find that it's the small details that create authenticity here. For every mass-market coach trip there is a special place that only the insiders know about.

Restoration Studio, Rome, Italy

Roman Restoration Studio Experience

Italy
Roma - Church of San Clemente

Visit Secret Roman Treasures in a Private Part of Rome

Italy
Statue of Michelangelo's David in the Accademia museum in Florence, Italy

Visit Uffizi and Accademia Galleries in Florence

Italy
hand of the cobbler repairs the shoe with an ancient tool and the piece of leather with vintage effect

Florence Artisan Tour

Italy
Temple of Selinunte, Sicily, Italy

Archaelogical Tour of Selinunte, Sicily

Italy
Windmills at the natural reserve of the _Saline dello Stagnone_, Sicily, Italy

Mozia & Selinunte Salt Production and Greek Ruins Tour

Italy
Temple of Segesta, Sicily, Italy

Segeste and Erice Guided Tour of Greek Ruins

Italy
San Francesco Church, Stucco, Chapel, Sicily, Italy

Medieval Tower and Oratory Tour in Palermo

Italy
Alabaster workshop, Italy

Alabaster Workshop Visit in Volterra

Italy
Stone work, Italy

Visit to the Precious Stony Factory in Florence

Italy
Discover Italy from Above

Oh Italy, how beautiful you appear from above! Think Tuscan vineyards, soaring volcanoes, ancient cities, and a coastline that morphs into the realms of surreal. Then add some of these aerial moments to your bucketlist.

Rome at Sunset with San Pietro basilica, Italy

Rome Helicopter Tour

Italy
Hot air balloon detail, Italy

Balloon Ride Over Tuscany

Italy
Aerial view of the Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy

Helicopter Flight Over Mount Etna

Italy
Parked seaplane on Lake Como, Italy

Seaplane Flight Around the Italian Lakes from Milan

Italy
Pilot opening helicopter cabin door for you, Venice, Italy

Helicopter Tour of Venice

Italy
Aerial view of the Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy

Helicopter Flight Over Taormina and Mount Etna

Italy
More Ideas for What To Do In Italy

Every Italy vacation can you take in a thousand different directions. Cocktails, shopping, architecture, palaces? Craft your dream Italy bucketlist and a travel designer will turn that list into a realistic itinerary.

Cocktail with a View, Rome, Italy

Cocktails on the Rooftop Terrace of a Noble Palace in Rome

Italy
Famous Grand Canal view from Rialto Bridge at sunset, Venice, Italy

Bragozzo Experience - Venetian Boat, Dinner and Aperitivo

Italy
Interior of the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery on square Duomo, in the city center of Milan, Italy.

Milan's Haute Couture Shopping Experience

Italy
Two beautiful young women going shopping in winter, looking for Christmas presents. Rear view.

Hidden Gems Milan Fashion Shopping Experience

Italy
Milan architecture studio, Italy

Exclusive Visit to a Milanese Architecture Studio

Italy
Old Lion face in stone on the external wall of Palazzo Pitti in Florence

Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden Visit in Florence

Italy
Scenic view of traditional tuscany landscape with a small village

Pearls of Tuscany & Lunch in a Castle

Italy
Palermo Cathedral, Sicily, Italy

Cloister and Noble Palace Palermo Tour

Italy
Color houses with boats on Burano island near Venice, Italy

Be a Fisherman For a Day in Venice

Italy
Italy Experiences

Experiences are itinerary ideas from leading travel designers. They will show you how to make a realistic itinerary from the many Italy moments on Kated. A top Italy travel designer will create your experience, based on your preferences and wishes.

Beautiful view of Dome and campanile of Siena Cathedral, Duomo di Siena, and Old Town of medieval city of Siena in the sunny day, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Without Crowds

Italy
Temple of Selinunte, Sicily, Italy

A Divine Week in Sicily

Italy
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Driving Experience, Italy, Super Sport Cars, Tuscany, Vintage Cars

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Florence, Italy, Living History, Tuscany, Wine, Yacht Charter