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8 Unique Italian Experiences We Love

We think that Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, said it best when he wrote, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”

Can we share Italy with you, Giuseppe? There are endless reasons to love Italy – the rich history, the charm, the life-changing food, the enthusiastic people, the stunning scenery, the appreciation for life. In fact, can you think of anything not to love?




Neither could we. Here are 8 of our favorite excursions that you can experience for yourself on a Cosmos tour of Italy. We invite you to join us for a true taste of La Dolce Vita!

  1. Stop in Ortisei, a tiny famous village that lies at the base of the striking Dolomites
  2. Tour the Tuscan countryside from Lucca to Vinci (yes, hometown of Leonardo da Vinci), where you can sample the region’s finest olive oils
  3. Take a ferry to explore the charming island of Capri
  4. Enjoy a ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola past quaint piazzas and under famous arched bridges
  5. Cruise around the magnificent Lake Maggiore, stopping at Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori
  6. Visit a local salt mine in Marsala, Sicily to learn how the product is extracted and refined
  7. Take a cable-car ride to the top of Mount Etna to view Europe’s largest active volcano
  8. Sip on the region’s finest Chiantis at the Vicchiomaggio wine estate