Central Italy Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays

"Wandering through Perugia, we felt like we’d travelled back in time, we stunning piazzas at every turn and history pouring from every corner."

Explore luscious rolling countryside in Tuscany and peaceful Umbria. Feel the magnetic allure of the cliff-top villages in colourful Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera. Buried deep underground through winding secret passageways, explore the literary namesake of Narnia, concealed in a fortress of secrets, hidden for centuries in Umbria. And you’ll discover exquisite UNESCO-listed heritage mosaics in coastal Ravenna.

Have you heard of Ravenna?

Taking a passeggiata – a slow, gentle stroll - around the heart of this humble coastal town, you’d never guess that in the Golden Age, Ravenna was thrice one of the most important cities in medieval Italy. Within its walls, Ravenna holds its secret crowning glory - stunning, ornate mosaics that grace the ceilings of churches, baptisteries and mausolea. Over 300 majestic years, Ravenna was the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths in the first half of the 6th century and the Byzantine Exarchate in the latter. It became a haven for local craftsmen, who used thousands of tiles to transform the ceilings of eight early Christian monuments into a dazzling display featuring emperors, saints and lambs. Each Ravennate reign bequeathed beautiful mosaics to the city. Ravenna is now a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its supreme artistry and the crucial evidence it holds of religious relationships. For mosaic lovers, making a pilgrimage to see the largest and best-preserved mosaics outside of Constantinople is a must. It must be one of Italy’s best kept secrets – until now!

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Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays to Central Italy

Discover Central Italy on a Travelsphere Escorted Holiday

Travel with us and we'll show you the must-see landmarks and attractions and help you sample the lifestyle, traditions and cuisine. Our experienced Holiday Directors will be there every step of the way, to ensure things run smoothly and to share with you fascinating insights no guide book could ever provide.

We'll take care of everything for you
  • Return & internal flights included where applicable
  • Experienced Holiday Directors
  • Included excursions
  • Over 60 years operating tours
  • ATOL protected and a member of ABTA

Featured Travelsphere Escorted Tours in Central Italy

  1. Treasures of Tuscany & Florence

    This relaxing tour takes in the iconic monuments of Pisa and Florence, beautiful medieval towns, and the stunning vineyards of Chianti.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel and 13 meals
    • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 light lunch, 5 dinners

    8 days from
    £1,324.00
    was £1,399.00
  2. Grand Tour of Italy

    Explore Italy from top to toe on an incredible journey that takes in the iconic cities of Venice, Florence and Rome and discovers the wonders of Pompeii, Sicily and more.

    • Return flights
    • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
    • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners

    15 days from
    £2,649.00
    was £2,849.00

What our customers say

  1. One of the best holidays we have ever had

    "We have just returned from the " Treasures of Tuscany" tour and everything was just perfect, our tour guide " Michela" was exceptional and she made sure that each day went smoothly without a hitch, from arrival to departure this was one of the best holidays we have ever experienced, even the coach drivers were very good and we felt safe at all times" Tony

  2. Everything was first class

    "It was an excellent trip, hotel surpassed our expectations. Location was great, very stylish, staff friendly and overall everything was first class!" - Yvonne Mcllmail

  3. Beautiful location

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful location. We loved our hotel which was reminiscent of a bygone, elegant age and our room had magnificent views across the bay – magical, even in winter - thank you" - Mr Langan

The Tour Manager was very good because he was Italian so his knowledge was extensive. He was so enthusiastic about his country and was eager for us to savour Tuscan life - he made our holiday.

Mrs Bullock