Day 1 Rome - Assisi - Perugia

After meeting in Rome, our route will whisk us away to the awe-inspiring Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. Tonight, we’ll come together for a delicious dinner in Perugia. (D)

Day 2 Perugia - Siena - Tuscany

Introducing Siena: a gorgeous Gothic city bursting with fabulous architecture. After exploring the historic centre, we’ll venture to our villa in the world renowned Chianti region. (B,D)

Day 3 Tuscany

Our host will let us in on a few Italian culinary secrets today as we have a go at preparing a classic Tuscan lunch. Later, the afternoon is yours. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Tuscany - Forence – Lucca

Today we turn our attention to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll through the streets on a walking tour. As the afternoon turns to dusk, we’ll continue on to Lucca. (B)

Day 5 Lucca – Pisa - Lucca

We’ll get up close to an Italian icon today with a visit to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, it’s back to Lucca. (B)

Day 6 Lucca - Comogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure

Today we’ll be ticking off Camogli, San Fruttuoso and the glittering village of Portofino, before settling in Santa Margherita Ligure. The evening will be yours to explore at your own pace. (B)

Day 7 Santa Margherita Ligure - Barolo - Cherasco

Today we travel inland to Piedmont, a region of rich red wines and luxurious cuisine, before continuing on to the village of Barolo. A treat is in store for the sweet-toothed at a distillery near Asti, where we’ll sip regional liquors complemented by handmade nougat. Finally, we’ll end our day with a sumptuous dinner in Cherasco. (B,D)

Day 8 Cherasco - Lake Orta - Lake Maggiore

This morning we’ll join a truffle hunt with a local farmer. After a risotto tasting lunch, it’s time to head for the hills, pristine lakes and soaring mountains of northern Italy. Lake Maggiore will be the magnificent final stop on today’s journey. (B,L)

Day 9 Lake Maggiore

Today we’ll leave dry land behind and set sail for the Borromean Islands. We’ll have plenty of time to wander the terraces of the ornate baroque garden on Isola Bella and discover the pretty harbour of Isola dei Pescatori. (B)

Day 10 Lake Maggiore - Lecco - Tirano

After bidding farewell to Lake Maggiore, we’ll discover the sights of Lecco. After an indulgent afternoon of wine tasting on the way to Tirano, we’ll return to our hotel and meet for dinner at a local restaurant to
continue our culinary adventure. (B,D)

Day 11 Tirano - Lake Molveno - Trento

This morning we’ll turn our attention to the majestic Lake Molveno, which lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. We’ll continue to Trento for a walking tour and meet in the evening for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 12 Trento - Verona - Venice

Fair Verona beckons today. Then, it’s onwards to the show-stopping finale, the floating city of Venice, where we’ll bid farewell to the group. (B)

This tour can be combined with Iberian Inspiration and/or Vistas of Italy and Switzerland.

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Departure dates and prices 2019 Italian Indulgence -tour code BEHIIRV-9

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

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July 25


March 17


August 8, 11, 22g


April 4g, 11


August 29


April 18g, 22g, 25, 28g



1g, 3g, 5, 8g, 10, 12, 15g, 17, 19g, 22 


May 14g, 16, 19g, 21, 23g, 26, 28g, 31


September 24g, 26, 30


June 5, 9, 13, 16g, 23, 27


October 6g, 10


July 4g, 7, 14


October 17


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Back-Roads Touring
Italian Indulgence

12 days / 11 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £3230

Discover cities that have shaped the world’s culture. Regional flavours and renowned wines, celebrated around the globe. And picture-perfect landscapes that will capture your imagination and stay in your heart. Exploring Italy is truly an experience to be savoured.

Small groups up to 18 guests.

To book this wonderful Italian Indulgence tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Cook up an Italian feast in a Tuscan Villa
  • Hunt for truffles in Piedmont
  • Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in Tirano

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 evening meals (D)
  • Local guide in Florence
  • Tuscan cooking class
  • Truffle hunt in Piedmont
  • Wine tasting, liquor tasting, risotto tasting
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Isola Madre and Isola Bella, The Pisa
    Baptistery of St John

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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