It’s finally time. Time to live la dolce vita. Time to embark on an adventure with more ancient wonders, cultural kicks and carb-laden goodness than you can shake a (bread)stick at.

But why choose a group tour when you could go it alone? Keep scrolling for the answers, and take it from us – Topdeck’s Italy tours are the real deal when it comes to exploring bella Italia in all its glory.

an Italian street with colourful houses and a scooter

Insider knowledge

Not to brag (who are we kidding: this is a straight-up brag), but our Trip Leaders are the absolute best in the biz. There to ensure your Topdeck adventure is legit A-W-E-S-O-M-E, our TLs are on hand to answer all your burning Qs.

Want to know how much money is chucked into the Trevi Fountain each year? Ask away. (It’s over a million euros, FYI). Need to find the best gelato in Florence? They’ve got it covered (we rec you try pistachio).

Our TLs get you pumped, keep you safe, and it just wouldn’t be the same without them.

Topdeck trip leader guiding a group around Venice

Time to explore

Worried group tours of Italy mean jam-packed itineraries with no time to do your own thing? Worry not. Topdeck trips = you time. Italians even have a phrase for it: dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing). That’s a motto we can get on board with.

We know it’s not all about the big sights – sometimes it’s those moments you stumble across. That’s why trips like our European Getaway include HEAPS of free time in Rome and Venice. Fancy feasting on pizza in a piazza? Why not. A few hours rummaging through a floating bookshop? You do you – it’s what you came for.

And when you need someone to take that pic next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Travelling as a group means there’s always someone on hand. Leave the selfie stick at home (or bury it forever, just saying).

red Volkswagen Beetle driving along winding Italian road

It’s about the journey

Yes, we know this is the kind of inspo quote your aunty shares on Facebook. But real travel = time spent on the coach getting from A to B. Meaning? Time to share your best Italy travel stories and tips with a captive audience. You’ve just discovered the Pope’s prog-rock album? Must Google it. Learnt that the ancient people of Pompeii had amazing teeth? Great trivia. (Mount Vesuvius meant more fluorine in the water, in case you wondered).

Seeing life through the eyes of others is all part of the adventure. And we’re here for it.

young woman and man viewing the Florence skyline from a hill

Moments are best shared

Italian culture is all about sharing good times with family and friends. Life isn’t a checklist to be ticked off. Food’s not just fuel – it should be savoured with the best company. Though forget that Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene – spaghetti and meatballs aren’t a real thing in Italy (ikr?!).

It may sound cheesier than a quattro formaggi pizza, but whether you’re travelling solo or in a couple, Topdeckers are one big family. It’s time to find your people – these are the moments that are gonna stick with you for a lifetime.

So it’s ciao, but only for now. Catch you in Roma.

Keen to visit Italy as part of a bigger Euro tour? Check out our 21-day European Getaway and 24-day Spirit of Europe trips.

Looking to delve deeper? Our Bravo Italia trip also stops in Pompeii, Sorrento and the ridic gorgeous villages of the Cinque Terre.

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