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Visit the best of Italy with our 13 day tour "Mamma mia!" departing from Rome.

Step back in time as you explore the historic streets of Rome, drink the best wines in Tuscany, swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterrenean sea and lots more.

In this 13 days you’ll get to know the top destinations of Italy. This tour is the perfect combination of organized activities and free time for you to explore this amazing country. You will get to know not only the ancient city of Rome, its ruins and fountains, the beautiful and artistic city of Florence, the narrow streets and canals of Venice and the enchanting amalfi coast, but also the Tuscan countryside and its wine, the picturesque coast of Cinque Terre, amazing pizza in Naples and more.



Monday    DAY 1 :   Welcome to Rome  - Orientation walk & dinner

DAY 2: Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican city & lots more

DAY 3 : Full free day in Rome

DAY 4 : Pompeii - Sorrento

DAY 5 : Full day in Capri island

DAY 6 : Day tour to Positano & Amalfi coast  

DAY 7 : Naples - welcome to Florence

DAY 8 : Day tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region with wine tasting

DAY 9 : Day tour to Pisa and the Cinque Terre 

DAY 10 : Full free day in Florence 

DAY 11 : Arrival to Venice - Orientation walk of the city centre 

DAY 12 : Free morning - Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands 

Saturday DAY 13 :  Check out



  • 12 nights in our favourite budget accommodations
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Welcome drink and buffet "aperitivo" in Florence
  • Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Train tickets to Venice and to Florence on a fast speed trains
  • Entry tickets to Pompeii archaeological site
  • Private van/coach to Amalfi coast
  • Boat ride to Capri island
  • Private transport on day 8 and 9
  • Wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany
  • Boat tickets to Murano, Burano & Torcello islands 
  • Orientation walks in Florence, Rome and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tours tour leaders
  • Maps, info and tips about all places


  • DEPARTURES: Every Monday from April till the end of September. The tour starts on Monday at 5:00 pm and ends on Saturday in Venice at 10:00 am 
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 3 nights in Rome ( hostel ) - 3 nighs in Sorrento ( camping village ) - 4 nights in Florence ( hostel ) - 2 nights in Venice ( hostel or camping village in Venice Mestre ). 
  • ROOM TYPE: Room/Cabin based on Multi-share - Private double/twin  - Single

  • TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. 
  • PRICE: from € 1000 in shared room - from € 1300 in private double/twin room 
  • GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15

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1. All final details will be sent by email 

2. You can arrive to Rome 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 on day 1 ( 5:00pm approx ) and will end on Saturday after the orientation walk. On Saturday evening you will be free.

3. This tour is not recommended to those with walking disabilities 





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.

SPECIAL OFFER 4X3: Travel in a group of 4 people and one person travels for FREE! Get in touch with our team

TRAVEL MORE: Combine this tour with our:

> MILAN & LAKE COMO from Saturday till Monday 

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. 

ADD NIGHTS: If you are arriving a day earlier in Rome, you can select the extra night before finalising the trip. If you wish to extend your stay in Venice, make sure you select the extra nights



"Italy on a budget has been the most amazing experience ever. I've never been to Europe before and am travelling alone. After booking the Mama Mia tour with them I can safely say I will be back and use there services again. All the guides have perfect English, a vast knowledge of all the areas in which I travelled to (the arts, history, activities, food and wine). Professional, friendly on time, over and above helpful. I would highly recommend this company and a huge thank you my wonderful tour guides Sasa, Alessandro, Alice and Mariana I am so grateful to all of you for making my holiday so incredible. I would highly recommend italy in a budget to anyone travelling for your tour company. Forever thankful"


"Just finishing up one of the best holidays of my life! We wanted to see Rome, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre/Pisa, Florence and Venice so booked the Mamma Mia tour and it was perfect! The tour had flexibility to do our own things as well as the security of an organized tour with someone helping us along the way. Excellent customer service from the office as well as the guides! Accommodations were clean, comfortable and convenient locations to sights. Special thanks to Sasa and Veronica! You were both amazing!" 


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Monday    DAY 1 :   ARRIVAL TO ROME 

Welcome to Italy! Check in one of our partner hostels in Rome. Meet your tour leader and the other travelers at 5:00pm for a short briefing about the itinerary and on what lies ahead on your trip.  During the introduction the guide will be at your disposal to answer your question and take down the booking of any optional activities you wish to add. You willl all continue for an evening orientation walk of the Eternal city passing by the Colosseum and the Roman forum to admire one of the most important Italian sites during the sunset.  The tour will finish with a welcome dinner in a local restaurant to start appreciating the Italian cuisine and to get to know better the other travellers. ( D )


Meet our guide in the morning for an orientation walk through the winding roman back streets to discover the most famous sites including Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Don't forget to throw a coin and make a wish! Be prepared to walk all day as there is no better way to explore a new city like Rome than on foot.  The orientation walk will end at the Vatican city where you will be left free to spend the rest of the day to visit the St. Peter's Basilica house of the Pope and the Vatican Museums in complete freedom.  Alternatively join the optional 2h walking tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with a licensed tour guide if you wish to learn more about works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries .


This day is up to you! You will have a full day to explore Rome in complete freedom, do some souvenir shopping or simply relax. Add extra to your booking the 2/3h walking tour with professional and licensed tour guides of the Colosseum and the Roman forum to learn more about the gladiators and the Roman senate. 


Meet your guide in the morning to travel by private bus towards the South of Italy. First stop of the day will be Pompeii where you will have the time to enter the site and admire the antique Roman settlements. If you wish to book our guided tour inside the site with a licensed tour guide, make sure you add it to your booking or inform the guide on day one. This tour comes really recommended because as locals we know how important this historical site is and how important it is to have a licensed tour guides of Pompeii showing you around and pointing out the main parts instead of looking out at old rocks without knowing what you are looking at.

After Pompeii we will continue towards Sorrento driving along the coast with spectacular views of the Vesuvio. Our accommodation for the next 3 nigths will be in a caming village located on top of the hill with a terrific scenary of Sorrento and the coast. After check in  you will be taken for a walk around the city center. Join in the evening your guide to a local restaurant for an optional dinner based on some delicious pasta or gnocchi, traditional of the area.


What a perfect way to start the day with a boat trip to and around Capri island. Our boat will leave directly from our campsite at 8:30am in the morning. Bring your beach towel and swimsuit because you will have the opportunity to swim . Once in Capri you will be free to explore the island, relax on the beach, take the chairlift up to the top of Mt. Solaro for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the island and visit the Blue Grotto. All this in complete freedom or follow your tour leader for an insight view of the island. Once back to the accommodation you will be free to spend the evening as you prefer or join the guide for dinner at one the most famous pizzeria in Sorrento. 


A full day trip by private bus to explore the Amalfi coast and its wonders. The bus will pick us up from the accommodation and drive us on the famous windy road with an amazing scenary also featured in many movies. During the journey we will pass by the " Galli" Islands, the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Positano.  We will stop in Amalfi for 2h to taste the fresh "sfogliatella", visit the imposing Cathedral and relax at the beach with a yummy arancini in your hand. In the afternoon we will continue towards Positano, the gem of gem of the Amalfi coast, where we will stay for 3h long enough to allow you to discover the town and its cascade of colourful houses at your own peace, go for a swim and have a bite on one of the typical shop selling fresh local food.


You can't leave the South of Italy without taking at least a small peek at Naples, home of the Italian pizza and Italian customs. Your tour leader  will take you for an orientation walk and will show you the main places of interests including San Carlo theatre, Plebiscito square, Umberto I 's gallery and lots more. Don't forget to taste the famous Napolitan pizza with buffalo mozzarella before moving on to our next destination: Florence.

Check in to your accommodation and meet your tour leader for an original and fun orientation walk of the city  to discover the new city and the local traditions.You will see the famous gothic Cathedral, the old bridge " Ponte Vecchio",  We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence renowned for the many bars where to hang out at night.  Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. ( D )


A full day trip from Florence departing in the morning  by private van/coach to 3 famous villages of Tuscany; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni . We'll also ride throughout the Chianti region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan winery surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning! We will be back to Florence at 6:30pm. Free evening


An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We'll be back to Florence at 8:30pm. Free evening


This day is for everyone to explore the magnificent city of Florence! Spend the day shopping at the local markets, going to museums and discovering the city. Florence is home to famous artworks such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” – after all, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, so be sure to take it all in! Free evening


Bye Bye Florence, Venice here we come. We will catch the fast speed train from Florence train station and in only 2h we will reach Venice. After check in to our accommodation in Venice, we will head down to town for an orientation walk of the city to explore the city of the many canals, the gondolas, the millions of pigions and the amaizing churches. We will visit St. Mark's square, the Catherdral, the Rialto bridge and the Palazzo Ducale. The tour will officially end in St. Mark's square where you will be left free to walk through the shops independently and choose your own Carnical masks.  The afternoon will be all yours if you wish to take a gondola ride across the canal or find out how the Carnival masks are made. Free evening


Free morning in Venice dedicated to your preferred activities. In the afternoon take a 4h boat tour to visit the islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello organised by our local supplier to check out the many colourful houses and the glass factories . You will learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame from the quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect trip from Venice with a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action! Free evening

Saturday DAY 13 :    BYE BYE VENICE. 

The tour ends in Venice but if you need to return back to Rome we can organise the train tickets in advance for our passengers. Make sure you inform us in advance about your travel plans in order to help you as much as possible. 



Spend your free time to relax and to explore the sights in complete freedom or you can choose to book our optional day tours to add value to your experience:


>VATICAN MUSEUMS & SISTINE CHAPEL WALKING TOUR: 2/3h Guided walking tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel with licensed tour guide of Rome. Entry ticket to the Vatican museums included in the price.

Check out all the " Day tours in Rome" page for other suggestions


> HAND MADE PIZZA & GELATO COOKING CLASS: On your free day in Florence why not taking a 3h cooking course in Florence to learn how to make pizza and gelato?  

Check out all the " Day tours in Florence" page for other suggestions


>GONDOLA RIDE: a 30 mins gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

Check out all the " Day tours in Venice " page for other suggestions



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. 
  • 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 tour leaders 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.


  • 12 nights in a our favourite budget accommodation
  • The best places in Italy:

Cinque Terre
Amalfi coast
Murano & Burano islands
and lots more

  • Discover the real Italy
  • Drink the best wines in Tuscany

  • Lean against the leaning tower of Pisa

  • Take a selfie with the statue of David

  • Eat any possible gelato flavour

  • Swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterrenean sea

  • Get lost in Venice with its many canals

  • Hike the scenic trails in Cinque Terre

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  1. Roma
  2. Napoli
  3. Sorrento
  4. Capri
  5. Amalfi
  6. Positano
  7. Firenze
  8. La Spezia
  9. Pisa
  10. San Gimignano
  11. Siena
  12. Venezia