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Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo: Shutterstock
Chiesa di San Biagio standing in a green landscape of Montepulciano Italy Tuscany
Chiesa di San Biagio, Montepulciano, Tuscany. Photo: Shutterstock
Capri, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Capri, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo: IC Bellagio
Matera, Basilicata, Italy: landscape at sunrise of the old town (sassi di Matera), with the ancient cave houses carved into the tufa rock over the deep ravine
Matera's sassi, ancient cave dwellings. Photo: Shutterstock
aerial view of Venice Italy and surrounding water
Venice, Italy. Photo: Pixabay
market vegetables in Puglia Italy
View at St Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) from Vatican Gardens with beautiful green lawns, pines and palm trees, Rome, Italy.
Vatican Gardens. Photo: Shutterstock
Florence, Italy. Photo: Shutterstock
Florence, Italy. Photo: Shutterstock
Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, Italy. Photo: Fototeca ENIT/Gino Cianci
Tuscany vineyard landscape Italy
Tuscany, Italy. Photo: marissat1330/Pixabay
Ski Resort of Corvara at Night, Alta Badia, Dolomites Alps, Italy
Poolside and deck view. Ca di Pesa Italy villa
Villa rental
Via dei Prefetti, Rome
Balcony with a view, Via dei Prefetti, Rome. Photo courtesy Homebase Abroad.
Duomo Florence Italy
Duomo in Florence, Italy. Photo courtesy Brian Dore.
Old cozy street in Lucca, Italy. Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre. Photo courtesy Andrea Grisdale.

Your Italy Trip Begins Here

There are consequences to travelers’ love affair with Italy: High-profile tourist magnets such as the Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, and Tuscany are choked with visitors in high season, their roads clogged with traffic and prices sky-high. Why compete with all those bus tours and cruise-ship day-trippers when there are so many beautiful, charming, culturally rich pockets of Italy that are, blissfully, overlooked? Imagine exploring the unchanged coastal villages of Puglia, discovering ancient dwellings carved into the limestone in Matera, meandering through the peaceful hill towns of Umbria, making pesto beneath an ancient fresco in one of Genoa’s noble palaces, hiking among jagged peaks to a hearty meal at a rifugio in the Dolomites, driving empty roads in Sardinia, or chartering a yacht in the pristine Aeolian Islands. If you’ve been to Italy before and want to go back—this time escaping the crowds, enjoying the hidden villages, and experiencing authentic local life with artisanal cheese and olive oil makers, but in 4- or 5-star comfort—fill out the wish list below and we’ll point you toward your smartest options. The answers you provide are private; they will be seen only by Wendy and her team.

Pricing tip: For a WOW trip that includes boutique 4-star accommodations, efficient transportation, a savvy itinerary, and the best local activities and insider experiences, expect to spend a minimum of $700 per day for two travelers, depending on the region of Italy you choose and the timing of your trip. 

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