Undiscovered Italy Escorted Journeys

Undiscovered Italy Escorted Journeys


Perhaps you’ve already stood inside the storied walls of the Colosseum or marveled at the chiseled lines of the statue of David. Maybe you’ve cruised through the most romantic of ancient canals. Even if you’ve experienced the highlights of Rome, Florence and Venice, there’s an entire country of diverse regions, people, traditions and cuisine you haven’t seen, experienced or tasted in Italy. And there is no better way to get to these picturesque towns, with the insight and expertise of local guides and ease of transportation, than on a tour.

The beauty of the less-traveled areas of Italy is what you’ll find more of—more intact ancient architecture, more wide-open views, and more local experiences. A tour gets you closer to these dolce discoveries—with more included features and unique surprises—plus plenty of free time to explore the cobblestone streets like a local.

Award-winning Acendas Travel advisor Kathy Sudeikis and Business Development Manager for the Globus Family of Brands Robin Pieper share the beauty of the less-traveled regions.

Award-winning Acendas Travel advisor Kathy Sudeikis and Business Development Manager for the Globus Family of Brands Robin Pieper share the beauty of the less-traveled regions.

A tour gets you easily to the tucked away villages and awe-inspiring landscapes that simply take your breath away. You can skip the lines and go straight to experiencing the magnificent views, whether of natural vistas, art masterpieces or even little moments of awe found in simple village life.

By eliminating lines—and including the must-see sights— you’ll actually have more free time to relax and explore on your own.

From north to south and heel to toe, we invite you to go off the beaten piazza. Come back to the country you loved for the first time and discover new sights, sparkling seas, rolling hills and the magic of an “undiscovered Italy”.

View this beautiful e-catalog with many more tempting Undiscovered Italy tours and then contact an Acendas Travel Advisor to plan your trip!


Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy

9 Day Tour from Naples to Sorrento
Starting at $2,089
Although Italy is full of wonders across “the boot,” some of its greatest treasures are hidden closer to its hell. From the lemon-scented streets of Sorrento down to the olive-oil rich region of Apulia, Southern Italy offers a slower pace, bluer water, and fresher perspectives of all that Italy has to offer.

Wander through the Old Town, visit a local café and savor the flavors of fresh local produce and wine from the region.

Stroll through the streets and soak in the views of the “Trulli”—white-washed conical-roofed houses.

Explore the caves of one of the most amazing natural wonders of Italy. This kaleidoscope of colorful stalactites, stalagmites and fossils will leave you speechless.

Enjoy a leisurely day in the breathtaking gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Known for locally made lace, ceramics and the Sorrento lemon made for crafting Italy’s famous Limoncello.

The Sicilian

10 day tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera
Starting at $2,249
An island in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily is a Juxtaposition of sparkling seas, rugged mountains and an active volcano, crossed over by half of the ancient civilized world, the island’s art, architecture and cuisine are as varied as the terrain, from the island’s ruins and resorts, to its seafood-rich restaurants, the magic of the Mediterranean awaits.


Take in the local culture at one of Palermo’s many lively and colorful city markets. Or visit a local bakery and try a cannoli, one of Sicily’s most famous sweet treats.

Walk through the magnificent Valley of the Temples, dating back to the 6th century BC. Even travelers who have visited Athens are awed by the gigantic, yet graceful Greek structures.

Our Local Guide will take you into Ragusa’s oldest district, the Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its beautiful palaces and churches.

Take a morning excursion to the majestic Mount Etna to see the most panoramic views of the entire island of Sicily.

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