Walking Tours, Shore Excursions and Vacation Packages throughout Italy

Experience Italy’s Heart and Soul with our tailored Vacation Packages, customized Cruise Shore Excursions and signature Walking Tours. Not ordinary holidays…not typical excursions - tours designed for you with personal attention from Your Own Italy’s on-the-ground staff available 24/7.

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Colosseum, Rome

Roman Rhapsody

Your Vacation in Rome

Experience the glory of ancient Rome, the treasures of the Baroque, and everything in between! You will enjoy private after-hours tours of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, saunter in the footsteps...

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Tuscan landscape

Tuscan Treasures

Bask in the luxury of Tuscany

Enjoy private tours of Florence and its museums. The Uffizi's unparalleled collection..Michelangelo's David at the Accademia. Indulge in wine tasting and cooking classes in the true Tuscan tradition...

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Venice Revealed

Venice Revealed

Indulge Yourself

Venice Italy Vacation and Tours This private tour is your chance to indulge yourself for 8 days/7 nights in one of the world’s most unique cities – and one of Italy’s most romantic. Meet the wonders...

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The Faraglioni of Capri

Amalfi Coast Adventure

Experience authentic Italy, unchanged, unaltered

Italy Tours Amalfi Coast Discover the gems of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello on the panoramic winding roads. Set sail on a romantic tour of Capri on your private boat with a bottle of Prosecco. Scout...

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Design Your Own Vacation

Make Italy Your Own

This is private travel, perfected. Your own Italy is uniquely positioned to help you design and live your dream. Would you like to take a culinary tour from the north to the south of Italy? Focus on...

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Shore Excursions

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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Naples Port

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Meet Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it! The world’s most well-preserved ancient town, Pompeii boasts paved streets, vivid frescoes, brilliant mosaics, and in many buildings walls that are...

Venice in a Day
Venice Port

Venice in a Day by Boat

Boat Tours Venice Italy This private tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Venice. It departs directly from your cruise ship and features a private boat tour of the Grand Canal that ends in the...

Florence and Pisa
Livorno Port

Florence and Pisa

Florence Italy Tours With the kind of planning and attention to detail that you can expect from Your Own Italy, it's possible to see both Florence and Pisa in one day. You will be picked up directly...

Venice in a Day Walking Tour
Venice Port

Venice in a Day Walking Tour

This walking tour of Venice begins with, naturally, a boat ride from your cruise ship through the Grand Canal, where you will learn about the palaces, warehouses, churches, and gardens that line this...

Florence in a day
La Spezia Port

Florence in a Day

Florence, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance," is your destination from your cruise ship through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will begin at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you will enjoy...

San Gimignano and Tour of Chianti Region
Livorno Port

San Gimignano and the Chianti Region

The medieval gem of San Gimignano, known as "the city of beautiful towers," is your first stop on this enchanting tour of Tuscany. In its heyday, the town boasted 72 towers. Although only 14 remain,...

The Cinque Terre
La Spezia Port

The Cinque Terre

Nestled between sea and mountains and founded in ancient times by natives seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, the towns of the Cinque Terre have been isolated from the rest of Italy for centuries...

Pisa and Lucca
Livorno Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa Italy Tours From Livorno Port There is only one Tower, and it's in Pisa, your first stop on this tour of two small Tuscan treasures! Once in Pisa, however, you will realize that the Tower, a...

Rome Port

Rome in a Day for First Timers

Is it possible to see much of Rome in a day? It is with Your Own Italy and our experienced tour professionals! Beginning at the beginning with the most important landmarks of the ancient Forum, your...

Florence in a Day
Livorno Port

Florence in a Day

Tour Florence Italy in a Day The route from your cruise ship to the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance will take you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once in Florence, you will...

Pisa and Lucca
La Spezia Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa Italy Tours from La Spezia Port Pisa is, of course, the site of the famous Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it would be a remarkable place even if the tower stood perfectly upright. Its...

Amalfi Coast
Naples Port

Amalfi Coast

Tour the Amalfi Coast Peninsula Prepare for the experience of a lifetime! The winding roads of the Amalfi Peninsula are a cinch for your Italian driver, and all you'll have to do is sit back and...

Rome Port

Basilicas of Rome

Rome Italy Basilica Tours Nowhere is the intersection of Western history, religion, art, and architecture as palpable as in the patriarchal basilicas of Rome, the four churches in which a high altar...

Rome Port

The Roman Countryside Tour

Tour The Roman Countryside The tumult of Rome has been something that Romans have been happy to leave behind for almost as long as there has been a Rome. This full-day guided trip to Tivoli, a...

 The Appian Way
Rome Port

Walk With the Ancient Romans

Italy Rome Tour Packages Your Own Italy’s shore excursion of ancient Rome is ideal for families and those looking for an in-depth and thoroughly entertaining way to explore the life and times of the...

Livorno Port

The Cinque Terre

Tour The Cinque Terre from Livorno Port Built in ancient times by people seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, and lying between the mountains and the sea, the villages of the Cinque Terre have for...

Naples Port

Capri

Do not forget your bathing suit for this sensuous, sumptuous dalliance with the blue waters of the Mediterranean! Your guide will accompany you from your cruise ship aboard a private boat to Capri...

Baroque Rome and The Vatican
Rome Port

Baroque Rome and The Vatican

This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Rome from the Baroque period - a time when, thanks to political consolidation, wealth from the New World, and pressure from the Protestant north...

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Carmen Carbonell

Carmen Carbonell is founder and President of Your Own Italy. Carmen was born in the United States. Following college, she married an Italian and moved to Rome, where she raised 4 sons. She also developed a passionate love for Italy – its art, its architecture, its cities, its countryside, its...

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April 10, 2017

Destroyed once, nearly again, Pompeii is enjoying a “rebirth”

Can a dead city be reborn twice? In the case of Pompeii, the answer is shaping up to be yes. The ancient Roman city, a bustling, lively place of artisan workshops, stores, eateries and residences near the Bay of Naples, experienced its "first" death when, in 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted and...

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What Our Clients Say

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It is really true: if you have just one day to spend in Florence, you should take Your Own Italy’s Florence in a Day Shore Excursion. Our ship was stopping in Livorno–for a precious 24 hours and I wanted us to see as much of Florence as we could in the limited time. The day with Your Own Italy was absolutely perfect. From the drive through Tuscany to the amazing Uffizi tour, we were taken care of by our guide and driver…we saw more than I could have imagined…all I can say is that it was perfect. I really recommend it to anyone who has a day to see Florence.

Faye K.

Six of us were travelling together on the cruise. None of us spoke Italian. So we were thrilled to find Shore Excursions that guaranteed English-speaking drivers and guides. But frankly, Your Own Italy gave us so much more than that, it’s hard to describe. We had a marvelous Mercedes van. The guide was very knowledgeable. The Basilicas of Rome excursion satisfied every single one of us, which is very rare with our group, believe me. We were so pleased, we booked another Your Own Italy Shore Excursion in our next port in Venice. I really want to thank the people at Your Own Italy for making Italy so great for us.

Janet R. and her friends

Can’t say enough about Your Own Italy! On short notice, they created an outstanding personalized tour of Rome, Florence and Venice with custom-made stop overs in Tuscany, Assisi, and Padua. As a return traveler to Italy, Your Own Italy tailored our trip with great tour guides to take us on specialized tours focused on our preferences. Your Own Italy planned and executed a tremendous vacation experience for our family of eight with beautiful apartments and taking care of every minute detail from the moment we arrived.

From a personalized tour of St. Peter’s (where we saw the Pope speak) and the catacombs in Rome, to an enjoyable tour of Tuscany wine country and seeing the finest art in Florence, to riding on the romantic gondolas in Venice and seeing the islands of Murano and Burano, we did it all in one week! This impossible task was only made possible by the detailed planning and expertise of the Your Own Italy team with excellent chauffeurs and tour guides who created a wonderful experience where everyone had a great time.

The fantastic lunch and dinner plans including dinner with Carmen provided the perfect touch all for a reasonable price compared to other package tour offerings. They get our highest recommendation to make your dream vacation come true!

Josè and Soledad D.

One of the most important thing in my life now is painting. Seeing other painters…examining their work…well, it is a necessity and a luxury. This year, I was in the wonderful position of being able to go to Italy. Really, all I wanted from the trip s were the museums in Florence. Well, since food is the second most important thing in my life and Florence is in Tuscany, I also wanted food. When I found a friend who would join me, I also found Carmen Carbonell and Your Own Italy. Carmen really listened to me and custom designed the trip of my dreams. We were guided the whole way, which gave us a really sense of safety and care. We had a couple of experts who could tell us about the Uffizi and the amazing galleries. And the food? It certainly felt like our own Italy. We certainly consumed enough of it!

Elizabeth A.

My husband and I honeymooned on a big cruise ship in the Mediterranean and it stopped in the port in Naples. My whole life, I had wanted to go to Capri. It always sounded like the most romantic thing on earth. My husband booked us Your Own Italy’s Capri Shore Excursion. It was just the two of us, with a private boat and English-speaking captain and guide. First thing? We swam in the grottoes off Capri. We had a drink on the boat in a lover’s cove. We were driven up that narrow road you see in movies, shopped for sandals, had lunch…I was right. It was the romantic thing on the planet. I was so happy.

Allison R.

We had never been to Europe – and I was a bit anxious. Would we be able to communicate? Would we be able to find what we were looking for? Working with Your Own Italy on our Rome vacation solved all those issues. We had a private vacation – just the 2 of us. But we had English speaking drivers or and tour guides taking care of us. It not only eliminated my anxiety; it made everything we did easier and more wonderful at the same time. It really was our own Italy. I cannot say enough how much Carmen did to make it all happen. From planning to follow through, she was amazing. We spoke with her a few times while we were there – and had dinner with her our last night in Rome. I’ll finish by saying that it is not just a marketing line that with Your Own Italy, you have a friend in Rome. We will definitely go back to Italy. And I wouldn’t plan the trip with anyone but Your Own Italy.

Diane B.

My wife and I are experienced travelers. Now, maybe for the first time, I’m a truly satisfied travelers. I knew how happy it would make my wife to have a truly romantic vacation. I figured Venice. Our trip was planned, executed, guided, and made nearly perfect by Your Own Italy. From being picked up at the train station to staying in hotels that were well vetted and well worth it…to gondola tours and restaurant recommendations that fulfilled the romantic quotient easily…with the added benefit of our own private English speaking drivers and guides. My wife was ecstatic. My recommendation: Your Own Italy.

Thomas H.