11 Best Travel Experiences in Italy - Italy is so much more than a bucket list country. Not only does it consistently top just about every list of most desirable travel destinations, but people return again and again. And it's really not surprising. Italy offers visitors such an extensive variety of experiences that you don't even know half of them exist.
For instance, did you know that in southern Italy you can stay in a hotel situated in the very same caves man lived in thousands of years ago? Or that in Venice, rather than sit back and let a gondolier show you around, you can take the pole and do it yourself? You also can also immerse yourself in local culture by taking a hands-on art class in Florence or wielding a gladiator's sword in Rome. There truly is more to do in Italy then can possibly be done in just one visit.
Whether you're still in the dreaming stages or you've been to Italy many times over, IndependentTraveler.com has you covered. From the nitty-gritty details of where to stay and how to get around to an inspirational slideshow of unique experiences, we're here to help you explore, experience and engage during your Italy travels.
Click through our slideshow above to see all the magical experiences you can have on your trip to Italy.
--written and compiled by IndependentTraveler.com staff
11 Best Travel Experiences in Italy
- Rent a Villa in Tuscany
- Learn to Pole a Gondola in Venice
- Stay in a Cave in Matera
- Immerse Yourself in Art in Florence
- Trek Cinque Terre
- Learn to Make Pizza in Sorrento
- Ride a Bike in Lucca
- Live Like George Clooney on Lake Como
- Drive a Ferrari Along the Amalfi Coast
- Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic in Perugia
- Train Like a Gladiator in Rome