Italy Tours, Shore Excursions and Vacation Packages throughout Italy

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Design Your Own Vacation

Make Italy Your Own

This is private travel, perfected. Your own Italy is uniquely positioned to help you design and live your dream. Would you like to take a culinary tour from the north...

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Colosseum, Rome

Roman Rhapsody

The Eternal City

Rome Experience the glory of ancient Rome, the treasures of the Baroque, and everything in between. You will enjoy private tours of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel...

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Tuscan landscape

Tuscan Treasures

Bask in the luxury of Tuscany

Tuscany Enjoy private tours of Florence and its museums. The Uffizi's unparalleled collection..Michelangelo's David at the Accademia. Indulge in wine tasting and...

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The Faraglioni of Capri

Amalfi Coast Adventure

Experience authentic Italy, unchanged, unaltered

Positano - Amalfi - Ravello Discover the gems of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello on the panoramic winding roads. Set sail on a romantic tour of Capri on your private boat...

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The Eternal City and the City of Romance

Rome and Venice

Rome - Venice This private tour is your chance to indulge yourself for 8 days/7 nights in two of the world’s most memorable cities, all with experienced English-...

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Italy's Heart and Soul

Rome and Florence

Rome - Florence This is the perfect Italian tale of two cities. Discover historic Rome, the Roman Forum and Coliseum. Explore art and religion with private visits to...

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The Glory of Rome... the Gems of Amalfi

Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Rome - Amalfi Coast Start your Italian adventure in historic Rome, visiting the Roman Forum and Coliseum. Explore art and religion with private visits to The Vatican...

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The Three Cities of Art

Rome, Florence and Venice

Rome - Florence - Venice When your family or small group arrives in Italy, you will experience the glory of ancient Rome, The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and...

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The Eternal, the Spirit and the Art of Italy

Rome, Amalfi Coast and Florence

Rome - Amalfi Coast - Florence From the history, religion and art of the Eternal City to the blue waters of Capri to the culinary delights and world-renowned art of...

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Italy's Heart, Soul and the Italian Riviera

Rome, Florence and the Cinque Terre

Rome - Florence - Cinque Terre When your family or small group arrives in Italy, you will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, accompanied by English-speaking guides...

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The History, the Shore and the Romance of Italy

Rome, Amalfi Coast and Venice

Rome - Amalfi Coast - Venice This 11-day trip includes more than you can imagine. From the history, religion and art of the Eternal City to the heart-stopping roads of...

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The Soul of Sicily

Palermo, Trapani, Agrigento, Syracuse and Taormina

Palermo - Trapani - Agrigento - Syracuse - Taormina This nearly two-week tour of Sicily includes more than you can imagine. From Palermo, the largest city in Italy, to...

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Sicily and the Amalfi Coast

Sicily - Amalfi Coast This 10-night trip through Sicily and the Amalfi Coast includes 3 nights in Sorrento, 3 nights in Syracuse and 3 nights in Taormina. See the...

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The Culture and Antiquity of Southern Italy

Rome, Vieste, the Gargano Coastline, Alberobello, Matera, the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Naples

Rome - Vieste - Gargano Coastline - Alberobello - Matera - Amalfi Coast - Capri - Naples If you’ve dreamed of seeing Rome and Southern Italy, this will be the vacation...

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The Lakes and Villages of Northern Italy

Milan, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Verona and Venice

Milan - Lake Maggiore - Lake Como - Verona - Venice A trip to Northern Italy is a trip to one of Italy’s most beautiful and romantic regions. You’ll start in Milan,...

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The Complete Italian Experience

Venice - Cinque Terre - Florence - Tuscany - Amalfi Coast - Rome

Venice - Cinque Terre - Florence - Tuscany - Amalfi Coast - Rome This is it: your Grand Tour of Italy. Seventeen days/sixteen nights touring all the major regions of...

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Florence in a Day
Livorno Port

Florence in a Day

The route from your cruise ship to the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance will take you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once in Florence, you will briefly stop at Piazzale...

Rome Port

Basilicas of Rome

Rome Italy Basilicas Tour. Nowhere is the intersection of Western history, religion, art, and architecture as palpable as in the patriarchal...

Livorno Port

The Cinque Terre

Built in ancient times by people seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, and lying between the mountains and the sea, the villages of the Cinque Terre have for centuries been isolated from the rest...

 The Appian Way
Rome Port

Walk With the Ancient Romans

Italy Rome Tour Packages. Your Own Italy’s shore excursion of ancient Rome is ideal for families and those looking for an in-depth and...

Venice in a Day
Venice Port

Venice in a Day by Boat

Boat Tours Venice Italy. This private tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Venice. It departs directly from your cruise ship and features a...

Rome Port

Rome in a Day for First Timers

Is it possible to see much of Rome in a day? It is with Your Own Italy and our experienced tour professionals! Beginning at the beginning with the most important landmarks of the ancient Forum, your...

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Naples Port

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Meet Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it! The world’s most well-preserved ancient town, Pompeii boasts paved streets, vivid frescoes, brilliant mosaics, and in many buildings walls that are...

Pisa and Lucca
La Spezia Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa is, of course, the site of the famous Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it would be a remarkable place even if the tower stood perfectly upright. Its baptistery, duomo, and tower that...

Pisa and Lucca
Livorno Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa Italy Tours. There is only one Tower, and it's in Pisa, your first stop on this tour of two small Tuscan treasures! Once in Pisa, however...

The Cinque Terre
La Spezia Port

The Cinque Terre

Nestled between sea and mountains and founded in ancient times by natives seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, the towns of the Cinque Terre have been isolated from the rest of Italy for centuries...

Amalfi Coast
Naples Port

Amalfi Coast

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime! The winding roads of the Amalfi Peninsula are a cinch for your Italian driver, and all you'll have to do is sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the...

Venice in a Day Walking Tour
Venice Port

Venice in a Day Walking Tour

This walking tour of Venice begins with, naturally, a boat ride from your cruise ship through the Grand Canal, where you will learn about the palaces, warehouses, churches, and gardens that line this...

San Gimignano and Tour of Chianti Region
Livorno Port

San Gimignano and the Chianti Region

The medieval gem of San Gimignano, known as "the city of beautiful towers," is your first stop on this enchanting tour of Tuscany. In its heyday, the town boasted 72 towers. Although only 14 remain,...

Rome Port

The Roman Countryside Tour

The tumult of Rome has been something that Romans have been happy to leave behind for almost as long as there has been a Rome. This full-day guided trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome...

Florence in a day
La Spezia Port

Florence in a Day

Florence, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance," is your destination from your cruise ship through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will begin at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you will enjoy...

Baroque Rome and The Vatican
Rome Port

Baroque Rome and The Vatican

This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Rome from the Baroque period - a time when, thanks to political consolidation, wealth from the New World, and pressure from the Protestant north...

Florence and Pisa
Livorno Port

Florence and Pisa

With the kind of planning and attention to detail that you can expect from Your Own Italy, it's possible to see both Florence and Pisa in one day. You will be picked up directly at your cruise ship...

Naples Port

Capri

Do not forget your bathing suit for this sensuous, sumptuous dalliance with the blue waters of the Mediterranean! Your guide will accompany you from your cruise ship aboard a private boat to Capri...

President

Carmen Carbonell

Carmen Carbonell is founder and President of Your Own Italy. Carmen was born in the United States. Following college, she married an Italian and moved to Rome, where she raised 4 sons. She also developed a passionate love for Italy – its art, its architecture, its cities, its countryside, its culture and cuisines, and its people. Now, after nearly 30 years living in Italy, Carmen wants to share her love for Italy with American travelers who...

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February 1, 2018

Sicily Invites Exploration

Sicily invites exploration on so many fronts -- cuisine, art, architecture, archaeology -- all reflecting settlers and conquerors who left their mark, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Baroque-era rulers, among them. But the Mediterranean island also begs you to stay put, slow down, swim in...

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What Our Clients Say

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Just returned from an incredible family trip to Italy with wife, children aged 22 and 19. Each of us had different expectations, different wishes of things to see and do. Carmen put it all together without a single glitch. From checking out flats, sorting out hotels, dinner reservations, tours, etc. Constant communication throughout the trip to ensure satisfaction, flexibility and adaptability along the way. Could not possibly be happier. Stress free travel. Can't wait to return! Highly, highly recommended!'

Denis Zayia

Chicago, IL.

We had never been to Europe – and I was a bit anxious. Would we be able to communicate? Would we be able to find what we were looking for? Working with Your Own Italy on our Rome vacation solved all those issues. We had a private vacation – just the 2 of us. But we had English speaking drivers or and tour guides taking care of us. It not only eliminated my anxiety; it made everything we did easier and more wonderful at the same time. It really was our own Italy. I cannot say enough how much Carmen did to make it all happen. From planning to follow through, she was amazing. We spoke with her a few times while we were there – and had dinner with her our last night in Rome. I’ll finish by saying that it is not just a marketing line that with Your Own Italy, you have a friend in Rome. We will definitely go back to Italy. And I wouldn’t plan the trip with anyone but Your Own Italy.

Diane B.

Carmen was invaluable in helping plan our honeymoon to Italy across Florence, the Tuscan countryside, and Rome. The Uffizi tour in Florence and Vatican evening museum tour in Rome were amazing experiences. The friendly and knowledgeable guides she selected helped us get the most out of our visit in navigating and learning about such rich and dense environments. Most importantly, Carmen's help and feedback was based on our specific needs and goals which in our case varied depending on place and time, a huge advantage over other "one-size-fits-all" sources. She helped us find a perfect balance and variety from day-to-day while still maximizing our sight-seeing goals, and even helped with advice on different neighborhoods/towns and booking accommodations. Overall, I highly recommend reaching out to Carmen and taking advantage of her services for personalized assistance to help maximize whatever kind of trip you are planning.

Jeffrey Lian

My wife and I are experienced travelers. Now, maybe for the first time, I’m a truly satisfied travelers. I knew how happy it would make my wife to have a truly romantic vacation. I figured Venice. Our trip was planned, executed, guided, and made nearly perfect by Your Own Italy. From being picked up at the train station to staying in hotels that were well vetted and well worth it…to gondola tours and restaurant recommendations that fulfilled the romantic quotient easily…with the added benefit of our own private English speaking drivers and guides. My wife was ecstatic. My recommendation: Your Own Italy.

Thomas H.

Can’t say enough about Your Own Italy! On short notice, they created an outstanding personalized tour of Rome, Florence and Venice with custom-made stop overs in Tuscany, Assisi, and Padua. As a return traveler to Italy, Your Own Italy tailored our trip with great tour guides to take us on specialized tours focused on our preferences. Your Own Italy planned and executed a tremendous vacation experience for our family of eight with beautiful apartments and taking care of every minute detail from the moment we arrived.

From a personalized tour of St. Peter’s (where we saw the Pope speak) and the catacombs in Rome, to an enjoyable tour of Tuscany wine country and seeing the finest art in Florence, to riding on the romantic gondolas in Venice and seeing the islands of Murano and Burano, we did it all in one week! This impossible task was only made possible by the detailed planning and expertise of the Your Own Italy team with excellent chauffeurs and tour guides who created a wonderful experience where everyone had a great time.

The fantastic lunch and dinner plans including dinner with Carmen provided the perfect touch all for a reasonable price compared to other package tour offerings. They get our highest recommendation to make your dream vacation come true!

Josè and Soledad D.

It is really true: if you have just one day to spend in Florence, you should take Your Own Italy’s Florence in a Day Shore Excursion. Our ship was stopping in Livorno–for a precious 24 hours and I wanted us to see as much of Florence as we could in the limited time. The day with Your Own Italy was absolutely perfect. From the drive through Tuscany to the amazing Uffizi tour, we were taken care of by our guide and driver…we saw more than I could have imagined…all I can say is that it was perfect. I really recommend it to anyone who has a day to see Florence.

Faye K.

So we met Carmen at the Santa Clara Travel Show in 2017. We went ahead and booked a few tours with her. AMAZING!!! The guides that she booked for us were so knowledgeable and fun. She planned everything down to the last detail. She even met us at our hotel in Rome to walk us to where we were to meet our private bus driver. I have been to Italy 7 times and was so impressed that she she could still bring tears to my eyes with another amazing experience!! On behalf of the Taylor and Lee Family we will book and future trips with Carmen. She makes you realize why you love Italy �. It truly is the people that make the trip!! �Carmen!!

Kathi Taylor

One of the most important thing in my life now is painting. Seeing other painters…examining their work…well, it is a necessity and a luxury. This year, I was in the wonderful position of being able to go to Italy. Really, all I wanted from the trip s were the museums in Florence. Well, since food is the second most important thing in my life and Florence is in Tuscany, I also wanted food. When I found a friend who would join me, I also found Carmen Carbonell and Your Own Italy. Carmen really listened to me and custom designed the trip of my dreams. We were guided the whole way, which gave us a really sense of safety and care. We had a couple of experts who could tell us about the Uffizi and the amazing galleries. And the food? It certainly felt like our own Italy. We certainly consumed enough of it!

Elizabeth A.

Six of us were travelling together on the cruise. None of us spoke Italian. So we were thrilled to find Shore Excursions that guaranteed English-speaking drivers and guides. But frankly, Your Own Italy gave us so much more than that, it’s hard to describe. We had a marvelous Mercedes van. The guide was very knowledgeable. The Basilicas of Rome excursion satisfied every single one of us, which is very rare with our group, believe me. We were so pleased, we booked another Your Own Italy Shore Excursion in our next port in Venice. I really want to thank the people at Your Own Italy for making Italy so great for us.

Janet R. and her friends

Just returned from an incredible family trip to Italy with wife, children aged 22 and 19. Each of us had different expectations, different wishes of things to see and do. Carmen put it all together without a single glitch. From checking out flats, sorting out hotels, dinner reservations, tours, etc. Constant communication throughout the trip to ensure satisfaction, flexibility and adaptability along the way. Could not possibly be happier. Stress free travel. Can't wait to return! Highly, highly recommended!'

Denis Z

Chicago USA