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July 22nd, 2015

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When people think of an Italian holiday, they usually think first of “the big three” -- Venice, Florence, and Rome.

And there’s a reason those places are so popular: each one represents an incredible and magical holiday destination.

But there’s more to Italy than those most familiar locales, and by including some different spots in your Italian vacation itinerary, you’ll be able to have a truly memorable and totally customized holiday!

Among Avventure Bellissime’s many Italy Tours and Italy Vacation Packages you will find interesting destinations, fascinating heritage sites, and stunning landscapes. We also love to help travellers plan custom-designed Italy vacation packages.

Here are 6 fabulous ideas for Italian holidays that are a little less typical:

Amazing Amalfi Coast - Watching the ocean waves is restorative and breathing the fresh sea air helps you sleep well, but doing so along Italy’s incomparable Amalfi Coast is good for the soul. Our Exclusive Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Trip brings you right to the breathtaking views and charming villages of Amalfi and Positano as well as to see the ancient ruins of Pompeii. This stunning coastline is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List and the communities, vineyards, and lemon groves will stay in your memories for a lifetime.

Do the Dolomites - On this small group Venice day tour of the Dolomite mountains, clients enjoy a memorable day exploring what many people believe to be Europe's most beautiful range of mountains. Includes stops at scenic viewpoints, a walk around the lakes, a visit to the hometown of the famous Renaissance painter Titian, a visit to Cortina, and much more.

Travel to Tuscany - One of our most popular day trips from Rome is a tour to Tuscany! Departing directly from your hotel, this day trip to Tuscany includes wine tastings, a visit to the enchanting hill towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza that all afford incredible views of the surreal landscape of the Val D'Orcia, and much more.

Relax in Ravenna - Once a Byzantine stronghold and now a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture, Ravenna is a wonderful place to explore away from the madding crowds. There are many notable buildings and pieces of art, but most famous are the exceptional Byzantine mosaics that are another Italian UNESCO destination and the tomb of Italy’s beloved poet, Dante. In addition to all the wonderful reasons to visit Ravenna, travellers can expect to find eateries and restaurants where they can indulge in fine Italian cuisine and wine.

Pretty Pisa - There is so much more to Pisa than the famous leaning tower! This historic city, a university city for generations, offers a vibrant contemporary arts community as well as busy restaurant and music scenes. There is much to see and do in Pisa, and it works very well for anyone looking for pre- and post-cruise Italy vacations & tours.

Fantastic Florence and the Cinque Terre - Get away from it all along this unforgettable stretch of coastline along the Mediterranean. Five quaint, centuries-old fishing villages comprise the Cinque Terre, dotting the coastline here in the Italian Riviera. Sit and soak in the view as you sample the regional cuisine or explore the network of trails at your own pace. Our expert guides understand the beauty of wandering rather than touring as you enjoy learning and experiencing Italian culture.

Inspired to learn more about our exclusive or most popular Italy vacations? Contact us at Avventure Bellissime to book your next Italian vacation or find out more about our custom-designed Italy vacation packages.

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