Natural Italy

Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast – The most recognised spot in Italy will not fall short in any way. The five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, with pastel coloured houses and whitewashed churches, are built into green cliffs looming over the Mediterranean sea. For a truly offbeat way to savour the region, take a Coastal walk. Romantic beyond description, walk on flower laced paths, pass wisteria covered stone walls, ancient donkey tracks, chapels and enjoy gorgeous views of the sea. Lock fences symbolising eternal love are also a common sight.

Lake Como, Lombardy – Set in the foothills of the forested Alps, with shimmering waters, charming villages, old churches and castles lining its shores, Lake Como is an Italian picnic not to be missed. Among the pretty villas here, the top draw is the Villa del Balbianello, which makes an appearance in a whole host of movies.

Sicily – The island where the mighty Mount Etna resides is full of dramatic scenery, sweeping coastal views and villages that seem to cling to the sky.

Taormina – Feted by the likes of Goethe and DH Lawrence, Sicily’s most famous tourist resort has beautiful stretches overlooking the Gulf of Naxos and Mt Etna. Its list of superb medieval structures include the Palazzo Santo Stefano and the Greco-Roman amphitheatre, all with fabulous views as part of the package.

Ragusa – When an earthquake hit this hilltop town, the residents simply built another city on top. Climb to the upper town to see the baroque glory of Ragusa and admire Sicily’s signature landscape as it unfurls before your eyes.

Ustica – Secluded bays, inlets, caves and grottoes, sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and houses covered with artistic murals and tiles, make Ustica a visual delight.

Gole dell’ Alcantara – A stunning river canyon situated below the slopes of Etna, you can wade your way through its chiselled interiors and see the work of time on its layered sides.

Footprint Favorites

Mt. Etna


A climb up Mount Etna is a special Footprint recommendation for those who shun the ordinary.


Mt. Vesuvius

Amalfi Coast

A sizzling gem on the Amalfi coast, this 30,000-year-old Italian volcano is still huffing and puffing and standing.




Join beautiful Venice as it dresses up in masks and costumes in the countdown to Lent.


Cooking Classes


Tear yourself away from the many attractions in Italia and go on a delectable culinary journey.


Footprint Special – Customized family-fun tours in Tuscany; Off-beat cycling adventure in Ostuni.