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Portrait of Italy

September 18 to October 3, 2025

  • Starting Price: $5,974 per person, double occupancy, air included from New York. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
  • Special Note: Limited to 24 travelers. This is an NC State exclusive departure.
  • Travel type: Land
  • Tour Partner: Odysseys Unlimited
  • Add-On: Venice Post-Tour Extension
  • Brochure: Trip flyer
  • Photos: See traveler photos from this destination
  • Travel Insurance: Meyer and Associates or call 866-679-7836
  • Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation on the phone, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508. To book online, use this NC State reservation form.

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. Staying in unique
accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village, you’ll especially appreciate traveling in a small group limited to 24 people. Begin on the storied Amalfi Coast with a three-night stay featuring a cruise along this matchless coastline, a visit to Pompeii’s exquisite ruins, and a thrilling Amalfi Coast drive. Spending the next three nights in a well-located hotel in Rome, tour the heart of ancient Rome – the Colosseum and the Forum; the Vatican’s monumental St. Peter’s Square and Basilica; and the sublime Sistine Chapel; and enjoy independent exploration. A three-night stay in Orvieto, dramatically set in Italy’s “green heart” of Umbria, follows. Attend an Italian cooking demonstration and explore Parco delle Grotte’s labyrinth of underground caves. On an excursion to beloved Assisi, stroll through the fountain- splashed piazzas and visit the renowned Basilica di San Francesco. Journeying next to alluring Tuscany for a three-night stay, tour Siena, which boasts one of Europe’s greatest public squares. Discover splendid Florence, living monument to the Renaissance, and its famed Galleria dell’Accademia; and the classic Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings. In wondrous Venice, the final destination, tour vast St. Mark’s Square and surroundings and explore the city independently. Savor more time discovering this treasured city with an optional three-day/two-night post-tour extension.

Our tour director, Franco was fantastic! He poured his heart and soul into sharing his country with us and definitely always made sure the group was well prepared, understood expectations and was safe in every place we visited. We could not have asked for better! Everything was the absolute best trip, which we would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you to NC State for organizing!

Past Traveler

Picture Yourself There

Activity Level: Level 3/Moderate

  •  Walk two to four miles per day, often on uneven terrain or cobblestones.
  • Occasional long walks from motorcoach drop-off to sights and hotels
  • Embarkation/disembarkation from multiple boats.
  • Numerous staircases on bridges in Venice

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