Tourist Italy is an exciting new travel service that launched in May 2023 to visitors from around the world. The go-to digital travel hub for all things Italian, the service is perfect for solo travelers looking for a day tour cultural deep dive into Italy, a couple looking for a luxurious romantic Italian break, or a family or group of friends searching for the ultimate Italian package tour which includes hotels, tours and transport.

Whatever your travel needs are, the experts at Tourist Italy have created a one-stop-shop full of unique adventures that can be tailored to fit any budget, as well as a useful library of information accessible online. 

New for December 2023 is The Ultimate Coffee Tour, the first of its kind in Italy.  Tourist Italy has curated this unique tour after seeing a new trend for coffee tourism as a rival to traditional wine tourism.

Think you know about coffee? Take the Ultimate Coffee Tour Experience. This tour promises to transform your knowledge of the world’s most popular drink, with a voyage through time to the coffee source.

Ultimate Italy Coffee Tour

The tour heads out from Florence into the beautiful Tuscan hills, where you will be taken on an immersive guided journey through the recently opened Accademia del Caffè Espresso – a cultural canter dedicated to espresso coffee. The museum is housed in the old factory that created the world-famous La Marzocco espresso machine in the 1930s (one of the first companies to do so), referred to as ‘the jawbreaker’ as there was so much pressure that when the baristas lifted the lever, the machine would jump back and break their jaw!

On this tour you’ll learn about the fascinating history and innovation of the company before heading to the picturesque Etrusco Roman hill top village of Fiesole, where you can wander the cobbled streets, buy a traditional Tuscan lunch and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Florence.

The last stop of the tour is the revered Caffè Magnelli factory, situated in the Tuscan countryside. A special place to visit, this is the first time the factory has granted access to the public. This coffee-producing company was established by Cesare di Angiolo Magnelli over 150 years ago and has since been run by five generations of the family.

Led by an expert guide, you will see the coffee-making process from bean to cup, hone your barista skills with hands-on experience using original barista machines, learn about small batch coffee and sample a variety of coffee blends. The tour will also delve into the art of coffee pairing where coffee sommeliers pair coffees with different courses.

The tour operates with a maximum of 15 people per tour ensuring an intimate and exclusive experience.  The special launch price is 119 euros per person.

Tours of Italy

Three happy young women friends tourists with bikes at Colosseum in Rome, Italy at sunrise.
Biking tour of Rome. Photo courtesy of Tourist Italy.

Accommodation on Tourist Italy package tours can be varied to suit your needs, from simple guest houses, such as the one-starred Casa Bertagni in Bologna, to the beautiful five-star Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. And if you want a personalized itinerary, the experts at Tourist Italy can create a Private Tour especially for you, a bespoke trip designed with handpicked hotels, restaurants and local guides and experiences to ensure your trip is a unique and unforgettable experience at great price points. 

“Italia con Passione” is Tourist Italy’s philosophy and every tour, package, hotel, or itinerary that Tourist Italy offers is carefully considered to provide not only the bucket list locations but an immersive cultural experience. Tours range from single day tours to longer 10–13-day package trips for all areas of Italy including Tuscany, Rome and Florence but also to Milan, Naples, Sicily, The Amalfi Coast and Venice.

“With Tourist Italy, we are redefining the traditional tour or package operator,” Founder Ben Julius said. “We want to provide visitors to Italy with the best possible experience and work with like-minded partners to create unique tours that are different from the rest –travel should be a time for discovery, experiences, and personal memories. Above all we want you to travel with passion at the right price and immerse yourself in the country we love.”

Tourist Italy has over 400 itineraries to choose from. There’s a simple one-day tour taking guests on a historical escape to explore the ancient ruins of Pompei. Or, for foodies, they offer a one-day tour in Tuscany where you will be welcomed at an organic, family-operated winery for a lavish banquet of homemade pasta, artisanal cured meats, regional cheeses and Tuscan biscotti with an informal wine tasting session. The perfect way to experience the gastronomic delights of Italy if you are short of time.

Longer tours for art enthusiasts include a four-day city break trip to Florence, with a relaxing stop off at the Chianti vineyards of Tuscany.  After taking some time to settle into your Florentine surroundings, visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery and the magical Ponte Vecchio. Gaze upon Michelangelo’s statue of David and admire the masterful detailing. Step away from Florence’s hustle and bustle and relax as you travel to Tuscany’s regional picturesque towns like Siena and Monteriggioni.

Or, for the ultimate 9-day package including hotels, book the ‘Venice, Tuscany & Rome 9 Day Tour Package’ that will take you on an adventure across Venice’s canals, Tuscany’s rich regions, and Rome’s magical city. Embark on your fantastic journey in the Floating City itself; cross Venice’s Rialto Bridge, take a gondola ride, and tour the royal Doge’s Palace. After arriving in Bologna by high-speed train visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano and in Florence, see Renaissance monuments and stunning architecture, such as the Brunelleschi Dome.

About Tourist Italy

Venetian gondolier punting gondola through green canal waters of Venice Italy
Venetian gondolier punting gondola through green canal waters of Venice Italy. Photo credit Tourist Italy.

Tourist Italy is proud to be an inclusive employer and partner with a dynamic team available 24/7 that speak over 15 languages made up of people from all religions, countries, and areas of society. Tourist Italy work collaboratively and collectively with minority communities in this diverse region and engage with regional communities on the Italian tours.

They use the most modern fuel-efficient vehicles and aim to reduce the use of single use plastics.

With the goal of passionate and compassionate travel in mind, Tourist Italy works to continually push the boundaries in Italian tourism.

Tourist Italy is part of Tourist Journey – a trusted travel service with over 150,000 users currently per year. The company was launched by travel and technology expert Ben Julius in 2008 bringing a forward-thinking travel philosophy to the Israeli tourism scene.

Tourist Journey’s team of experts, equipped with endless curiosity and passion for content, quality, and authenticity, teamed up with talented guides and local experts to craft unique tours and experiences that speak to the global traveler. 

Tourist Journey also receive a yearly Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and have been featured widely in the media including the New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Independent.

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