Travel Italy

Whether you are a first time traveller to Italy or a repeat visitor looking for something a little different, CIT has travel experiences for everyone... Feel like a walk off the beaten track or getting hands on in a cooking class or just experiencing the best regional food & wine Italy can offer?  The choice is all yours.
Dream, discover...experience Italy.

Romancing Italy

The Italians are famous for their passionate embrace of la dolce vita (the sweet life).  Italy therefore must surely be one of the most romantic destinations for honeymooners, anniversary or special occasion celebrations and travellers.

Rome - the eternal city and origin of imperial rule and intriguing romantic liasons 
CIT recommends : Residence di Ripetta or Hotel D’Inghilterra

Florence - renowned for its famous lovers and artists of the Renaissance period  
CIT recommends: Hotel Pierre or Grand Hotel Baglioni

Tuscanystay in the heart of the tranquil Italian countryside
CIT recommends: Hotel Lupaia or Palazzo Leopoldo.

Venice - where woman were once romanced by Casanova, serenade your loved one in a gondola on a Venice canal
CIT recommends: Hotel Canaletto, Hotel a la Commedia, Londra Palace

Lake Como (Italian Lakes) - the scene of many romantic novels and movies
CIT recommends:  Hotel Belvedere (Bellagio), Hotel Royal Victoria (Varenna)

Liguria (Cinque Terre) a place of enchanting beauty and unique in all the world
CIT recommends: Abbadia San Giorgio (Moneglia), Grande Albergo (Sestri Levante)

Amalfi Coast
- captivating in its beautiful setting
CIT recommends:  Hotel Luna Convento, Covo dei Saraceni & Le Sirenuse (Positano)

Taormina in Sicily - 
dazzling with breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful seas in the world
CIT recommends: Hotel Baia Taormina Grand Palace & Spa

To assist in the planning of your romantic holiday celebration, CIT has a range of specially selected hotels available, based on their romantic ambience, location and hospitality. Just look for the ‘Hearts in the main Italy with the best of Europe' Brochure or ask CIT for ideas on your next romantic venture to Italy.


Walking, Cooking, Food & Wine

Italy has a special welcome for everyone with its warm hospitality and cultural wealth of historic and artistic treasures - museums, world events and entertainment – and a cuisine renowned and loved throughout the world.

To enrich your knowledge and enjoyment of this unique part of the world, to embrace its rich culture and traditions, consider one of CIT’s escorted, boutique or self guided tours. Covering  the major cities and towns and regional areas of northern, central and southern Italy and offering walking, cooking and food & wine discovery touring options, there really is something for everyone.

Boutique Regional Tours:
  • Cinque Terre DIY Tours - 3 & 4 star 3 days/2 nights (mini self guided walking)
  • Walks & Tastes of Tuscany - 8 days/7 nights (with Farmhouse cooking lesson)
  • Umbria Bella - 8 days/7 nights (walking and food & wine)
  • Umbrian Appetites - 8 days/7 nights (4 cooking classes, truffle hunt, food & wine)
  • Abruzzo Tours - 4 day/8 day/10 day options (cooking, walking, food & wine)
  • Living Puglia - 7 days/6 nights (food & wine)
  • Buon Appetito Rome, Florence & Amalfi Coast
  • Self Drive Food & Wine Tours - Tuscany, Sicily, Umbria, Piedmont, Veneto, Lazio, Puglia
  • Self Guided Walking Tours - Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily, Amalfi, Lake Como..even Provence in France!

For more information: refer to Tours on this site or 'Italy Tours’ in the main 'Italy with the best of Europe' Brochure 


Italian Language Classes

To really embrace the culture and customs of Italy, why not learn a little Italian. CIT can arrange your enrolement and accommodation at any of the following language schools in Italy prior to your departure.

  • Florence Scuola Linguaviva & Centro Fiorenza
  • Rome Dilit
  • Siena Dante Aligheri
  • Milan    Scuola Linguadue
  • Verona Centro Studi Idea

Courses are held monthly excluding the Christmas and New Year period when schools close. Apart from Centro Studi Idea in Verona, varying enrolment fees apply to all courses at the schools. An indicative cost of a standard Italian language course (including 20 hours of lessons per week for a minimum 2 weeks) is approx. $545. Text books and accommodation is additional.

For more information on all courses please ask CIT Reservations team.


Europe by Rail

CIT Holidays have been providing Europe rail travel for over 40 years and are specialists when it comes to travelling Europe by rail.

Rail travel in Europe is one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel in the world. High speed trains take you easily from European city centre to city centre while you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It couldn’t be easier to get from A to B throughout Italy and across Europe.

Some of the world’s great rail journeys are in Europe.

CIT suggests:

  • France & Italy – Paris to Rome via the Swiss Alps
  • Two Rivieras – Nice (France) to Liguria (Italy) via Cinque Terre
  • Italian Art Cities - Milan/Rome – Florence -  Venice (via Italian Lakes & Alps)
  • South of Rome  - to Naples – Amalfi Coast – Sicily
  • Swiss Scenic Rail Journeys

For more information or to book online go to CIT Rail Online or refer to CIT’s Europe Rail Brochure.


Tailored travel - something for everyone

Groups, family and friends, special interest groups, solo travellers, couples and independent travellers – CIT has travel options for everyone and can tailor any Italy or Europe holiday itinerary to suit your preferred travel style and budget. 

CIT has a dedicated Groups Departments and specialist Italian Reservations team – so speak to us to plan your next dream holiday to Italy & Europe.

Contact CIT on 1300 380 992 or email: