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Take a 10 days tour to visit 5 of the biggest Italian cities; Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin.


Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome 

DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city

DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence 

DAY 4: FlorenceFull free day 

DAY 5: Venice - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 6: Milan - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 7: Day tour to Lake Como, Bellaggio and Varenna

DAY 8: Turin - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 9: Turin - Full Free day 

Wednesday DAY 10: Check out



  • 9 night accommodation
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence.
  • Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Train tickets to Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin on fast speed trains
  • Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna

  • Organized activities with our team and free time to explore at your own leisure
  • Orientation walks in Florence, Rome,Venice, Milan, Lake Como & Turin led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Maps, info and tips about all places



  • DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on MONDAY and end on Wednesday in Turin after check out
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 9 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  2 nights in Rome ( Hostel ) - 2 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) - 1 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ) - 2 nights in Turin ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB.
  • ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room - Private double/twin room 
  • GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15
  • PRICE: from € 750 in multi share room - from € 1050 in private double room 



PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay a € 100 deposit only at the time of the booking and the remaining balance in full 45 days prior the tour. See Terms & Conditions for more details 
- Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally anyreason from 8h up to 14 days prior the trip and be reimbursed for a 75% of the non-refundable trip costs.

TRAVEL MORE: Combine this tour with our:

AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Thursday from Rome and returning back on  Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday.

1. All final details will be sent by email 

2. You can arrive to Florence whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (8:00pm approx ).

FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience. 


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MONDAY DAY 1: Rome, Welcome to Italy! 

Get ready to meet your tour leader in the afternoon and the rest of the group for a brief introduction to your next 10 days. You will continue the evening with an orientation walk through the historic streets of Rome and end at the majestic Colosseum. After would be dinner time where you would get to know better the other travelers while you start appreciating the delicious Italian carbonara ( D )

Day 2: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and much more

Continue enjoying this city. In the morning meet your tour guide and go on with the highlights of this city. See the most famous monuments of Rome starting with the Spanish Steps, prepare your lucky coins for the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant' Angelo and finally the imposing Vatican City where you would be free to visit the beauties inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica at your own leisure.


Day 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence 

Enjoy a chilling morning in Rome. Why not enjoy the city highlights before they get crowded?. Later evening take your fast speed train to Florence where an IOAB staff from our crew would be waiting for you to get you to your accommodation. Meet our staff at the office after the check-in, to start an orientation walk of the city. See the Leather Market, the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, Florence's amazing Cathedral then finish in one of the liveliest areas of the city where you would finish with the Italian Aperitivo, which is the local’s hangout style where you get to enjoy your drink and eat as much as you want!


Day 4: Relaxing day in Florence

Full free day! This day you can enjoy the city, go for a Gelato, visit the incredible museums in Florence, walk in its beautiful streets full of history and amazing restaurants where you could try the typical Florentine Steak, or even take a Day Trip to Tuscany.


Day 5: The "Serenissima"... Venice

Say goodbye to " The City of Arts" cause now you go on a fast train from Florence to the magical city of Venice! Your tour guide would get you to your accommodation where after doing the check-in, you would start an orientation walk in the amazing water city full of canals, water, gondolas, churches, bridges, carnival and Renaissance palaces that would make you travel in time.


Day 6:  Time for some fashion looks in Milan

After all this history, what about some real Italian Fashion Style?

Now is time to go to Milan and get impressed by the breath-taking architecture of the Duomo and the Victorious Emanuel Gallery. Then finish in the nightlife area of Milan; the Navigli.


Day 7: The unique Lake Como

Prepare your eyes to get amazed by the beautiful landscapes created between the lake, mountains, and monuments of Lake Como. After a 1h30 minutes train, spend your free time in the city of Como. Then take a ferry across the lake towards Bellagio, here you would see the incredible villas located around the lake and you could take the most stunning pictures. After Bellagio catch a ferry to Varenna and later take a train back to Milan.


Day 8: Visit what once used to be the capital of Italy..... Turin

Explore one of the largest cities in the world. Turin is the city that never sleeps. Here there is always something to do at any time of day or night, so this day you would learn all you have to know about this city with an orientation walk next to the Roman Quadrilateral, Piazza Castello and much more.


Day 9: Free day in Turin

A free day in this incredible city means taking a jump in history with its museums and its 19th-century stately style which is closer to that representation of "South Germany" style in Italy.


Day 10: Wednesday. Bye Bye

Check out from the accommodation at 10:00 am. If you want to spend more time in this beautiful city remember you can just drop your luggage at the hostel. Also if you want to continue exploring Italy, don't forget to check our AMALFI COAST TOUR that starts on Thursday.



Is this trip right for you?

  • The primary means of transportation of this trip is by train. Trains are the fastest way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed in weight and size.
  • Be prepared to walk a lot as we believe that there is no better way to explore a new city than on foot. 
  • If you choose the multi share room, you will share a room with other travellers not necessarely taking part of the tour. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. 
  • We are not a bus tour company and we do not shepherd the groups from one place to the other. Flexibility, good mix of free time and organised activities with our team are part of our company and philosophy
  • Your leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.



  • Take your soul back to where everything started with the monuments of the Ancient Rome.
  • Try the best Italian pasta like Carbonara, Amatriciana or Cacio e Pepe
  • Cross the oldest bridge in Italy with the best view of Arno river in Florence
  • Treat yourself with a fresh Spritz in the canals of Venice
  • Go crazy shopping in Milan
  • Admire the famous villas where movies like Star Wars have been recorded in Lake Como
  • Watch a football match in Turin; the house of the most successful Italian soccer team, Juventus


  1. Rome
  2. Firenze
  3. Venezia
  4. Milano
  5. Lago di Como
  6. Milano
  7. Torino