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ItalianTourism.us is seeing great deals on 2019 Italy vacation trips. If you’re thinking of a 2019 Italy vacation consider booking your Italy trip now. Italy vacation packages with airfare that include Venice, Florence, and Rome are at or even less than $2500 per person. The 11-day Italy tour that include the Amalfi Coast and airfare are less than $3000 per person.

These prices for 2019 Italy tours with airfare are affordable.  This price includes the escorted tour of Italy, 4-star accommodations, skip the line entrances to museums and sightseeing, transportation between cities and airport transfers when the tour of Italy is booked with airfare. The all-inclusive Italy trip itinerary include excursions to Assisi and Pisa, breakfast daily and some dinners, and includes the airfare. The 11-day 2019 Italy trip itinerary also includes a tour of Pompeii. ItalianTourism.us is giving the thumbs up on these these 2019 Italy tours with airfare deals because they are for real. But don’t wait because these great value deals to Italy will not last.

ItalianTourism.us has flights from all cities across the United States and Canada. We’ll book your Italy tour with air from the airport closest to your home.

Italy Tours 2019 Spring Break Airfares

“Airfare to Italy for Spring 2019 is very affordable. In fact its the lowest airfares we’ve seen in at least a decade,” said ItalianTourism.us. The 9-day Venice, Florence, Rome Italy tour with airfare price of $2500 is from New York City with the airfare included running about $600 per person.

Examples of the Italy vacation packages with airfare deals available now include:

March 2019 Italy Tours with Airfare
  • Round trip airfare from Boston to Italy March 2019 is $580 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Charlotte to Italy March 2019 is $670 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Italy March 2019 is $560 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Dallas to Italy March 2019 is $670 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Denver to Italy March 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Houston to Italy March 2019 is $570 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Jacksonville to Italy March 2019 is $565 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Italy March 2019 is $650 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Miami to Italy March 2019 is $560 per person
  • Round trip airfare from New York and Newark March 2019 is $720 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Philadelphia to Italy March 2019 $570 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Diego to Italy March 2019 is $700 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Francisco to Italy March 2019 is $710 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Jose to Italy March 2019 is $710 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Seattle to Italy March 2019 is $700 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Tampa to Italy March 2019 is $560 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Washington, DC to Italy March 2019 is $980 per person
April 2019 Italy Tours with Airfare
  • Round trip airfare from Boston to Italy April 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Charlotte to Italy April 2019 is $800 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Italy April 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Dallas to Italy April 2019 is $750 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Denver to Italy April 2019 is $850 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Houston to Italy April 2019 is $770 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Jacksonville to Italy April 2019 is $750 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Italy April 2019 is $700 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Miami to Italy April 2019 $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from New York and Newark April 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Philadelphia to Italy April 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Diego to Italy April 2019 is $900 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Francisco to Italy April 2019 is $790 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Jose to Italy April 2019 is $670 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Seattle to Italy April 2019 is $700 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Tampa to Italy April 2019 is $760 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Washington, DC to Italy April 2019 is $760 per person
May 2019 Italy Tours with Airfare
  • Round trip airfare from Boston to Italy May 2019 is $570 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Charlotte to Italy May 2019 is $780 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Italy May 2019 is $560 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Dallas to Italy May 2019 is $690 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Denver to Italy May 2019 is $850 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Houston to Italy May 2019 is $680 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Jacksonville to Italy May 2019 is $750 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Italy May 2019 is $740 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Miami to Italy May 2019 $565 per person
  • Round trip airfare from New York and Newark May 2019 is $600 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Philadelphia to Italy May 2019 is $790 per person round trip
  • Round trip airfare from San Diego to Italy May 2019 is $ per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Francisco to Italy May 2019 is $890 per person
  • Round trip airfare from San Jose to Italy May 2019 is $1100 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Seattle to Italy May 2019 is $900 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Tampa to Italy May 2019 is $1025 per person
  • Round trip airfare from Washington, DC to Italy May 2019 is about $810 per person
Italy Tours 2019 Spring Break

In our decades in the Italy tours business these are the best Italy airfare deals we’ve seen. These Italy airfares likely won’t last long so if you are thinking of a spring break trip to Italy in March 2019, April 2019, or May 2019 now is the time to book.  For the best all-inclusive 2019 Italy vacations check out the 9-day Venice, Florence, Rome and 12-day Venice, Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast tour packages.

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The 2018 Giro d’Italia begins May 4. This year’s Giro d’Italia is the 101st cycle race through Italy. In a special start it will begin in Israel. The first 4 stages will peddle through Israel before heading to Italy. Stage 1 begins in Jerusalem. The final stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia is May 27 in Rome. This is 13th time the Giro d’Italia started outside Italy.

After Israel’s 4 stages the race turns to Italy on May 8. This stage begins in Catania on Italy’s mediterranean island Sicily. From there it travels through Sicily for 3 stages. Then Stage 7 begins in Calabria in the toe of the Italian boot. The stage travels up the Calabrian coast.

The 2018 Giro d’Italia includes stages through popular tourist destinations including:

    • Stage 11, May 16 beginning in Assisi. This stage will pass through the beautiful medieval town of Spello.
    • Stage 12, May 17 travels up the Adriatic Coast from Le Marche to Emilia Romagna.
    • Stage 13, May 18 begins in the beautiful town of Ferrara in the Emilia Romagna region
    • Stage 14 May 19 begins the big mountain climbs in northern Italy. The stage begins in San Vito al Tagliamento a dynamic and lively town, located in the Veneto-Friuli’s plain in the province of Pordenone. Its origin dates back to pre-Roman and Roman settlements and it has noble historical, cultural and artistic traditions.
    • Stage 16, May 22 offers two sophisticated northern Italy vacation destinations. The race departs from Trento. It ends in Rovereto. In Trento Roman treasures and Renaissance splendor live side by side in its squares, streets and buildings, making every corner a unique wonder. Trento’s geographical location make it a bridge between Italian culture and Central European tradition. The underground archeological site of Roman Tridentum, the Buonconsiglio Castle and the MUSE, the Science Museum designed by Renzo Piano are only a few examples of the wonderful places you can visit. The city offers also urban trekking itineraries, cycle paths and the 16,3 km long legendary climb Charly Gaul, which leads from Trento to Monte Bondone at 1651 meters of altitude. Rovereto is set among hills and vineyards, at the center of the Adige Valley, along the main connecting road between Verona and Trento. Close to Lake Garda, being an old centre of silk production, it has a sophisticated cultural offer in terms of museums and festivals, palaces and monuments. But it is also a heaven for cyclists and a skiing resort with tracks on the slopes of the Brentonico highland.
    • Stage 21, May 27 peddles through Rome. The capital city of the Italian Republic is the most intensively populated city in Italy. It is full of monuments and price art. The winner of the 2018 Giro d’Italia will be crowned on the Imperial Forums in front of the Colosseum on Sunday, May 27.

For more about the 2018 Giro d’Italia race routes and stages click here.

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The Rome Amba Aradam subway station currently being built near the Colosseum has unearthed a structure that dates back to the 2nd Century ancient Roman time. The archaeologists unearthed the structure 90 feet below modern-day Rome.

The extensive complex at Amba Aradam includes a 300 foot long hallway with 39 rooms. The structure is complete with frescoes and mosaics. In it ancient coins, ceramics, and bracelets were also found.

The structure is thought to be a military garrison for the ancient Roman Emperors. Known as the Praetorian Guard, which was a private military force that served the ancient Roman emperors. The location near the Colosseum is also just around the Palatine Hill. This area was the center of ancient Rome that thrived 2000 years ago.

It is such a significant find the city says it is planning to incorporate the findings to create a purpose-built “archaeological station” for the Metro. The structure complete with mosaics and frescoes will be preserved. The structure, mosaics, and frescoes will be displayed in the future subway station.

Rome Subway Project Unearths Another Incredible Discovery - YouTube

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The Giro d’Italia 2017 marks the 100th bicycle race through Italy. Starting in Sardinia this annual bike race travels through Italy’s regions from southern Italy to northern Italy.

The 2017 Giro, called Giro d’Italia Cento, riders will race through 21 stages. The race will include six sprint stages, eight stages of medium difficulty climbing, five highly testing climbing stages and two individual time trials (for a total of 67.2km). The race begins May 5 on the island of Sardinia. The race finishes at the Milan Duomo on May 28. Although Italy’s great cities Rome and Venice are not featured in the 2017 course, Florence and Milan are featured in Stage 11 and stage 21 respectively.

For those who love biking the Giro d’Italia is one of the most important races in the annual bike racing circuit. Italy has always been famous for its bike racing. In the American Classic movie Breaking Away it is the Italian bike racing team that comes to town and inspires the lead character Dave. And for those who love Italy and dream of a trip to Italy the Giro d’Italia provides all the vistas and great landscapes Italy is famous. The race travels through Italy’s regions providing viewers at home glimpses into the landscapes and small towns that make Italy a top vacation destination.

After beginning in Sardinia the race continues after a rest day in Sicily. There in stage 4 the racers encounter the first high difficulty steep climb on the trip from Cefalu to Mt Etna. Stage 6 has the racers begin on Italy’s mainland in the toe of the boot in the region of Calabria. The race travels along the sole of Italy’s boot through the southern Italian regions of Calabria, along the picturesque coast of Matera, to the beautiful region of Puglia in what are two low difficulty stages.

Beaches of Peschici, Puglia, Italy

Stage 8 of the 2017 Giro d’Italia has the racers turning north in Puglia up the Adriatic coast to Puglia’s famous seaside resort town Pechici. This stage is hilly preparing the racers for the coming steeper southern Italian hills and mountains.

Stage 9 begins the first of three back-to-back medium difficulty racing days from Puglia to Molise, where the race’s final climb, the steep Blockhaus ascent (Passo della Maielletta or “Mamma Rosa”) on the Roccamorice side, is a 10% grade up to over 5,000 ft. above sea level. After this stage the racers will be feeling the burn and a well-earned rest day on May 15.

Stage 10 begins on May 16 in Italy’s greenheart region Umbria with the first of two individual time trials. Called the Sagrantino stage, named after the notable Umbrian variety of wine grape grown around Montefalco, today’s time trial is across mostly flat terrain from Umbria’s main city Foligno to the picturesque medieval village of Montefalco.

Stage 11 begins in the famous Renaissance city Florence and travels fromthe historic center out through the rolling hills of Tuscany ending with a downhill stretch to Bagno di Romagna in the region of Emilia Romagna. Bagno di Romagna means “Roman Baths” where there area is renown for its natural springs. Unfortunately there is no rest day here for the bikers to enjoy a few days in the baths and enjoying massages.

Giro d’Italia 2017 Stage 11 – Florence to Bagno di Romagna

Stages 12 and 13 are low difficulty days with the race continuing across the mostly flat Emilia Romagna region to Tortona in northern Italy’s region Piedmont to end stage 13.

Stage 14 picks up in Castellania in the region of Piedmont located about 100 km south Piedmont’s main city Turin. Today’s race of medium difficulty travels up to the foothills of the Alps to the town of Biella, located about 80 km north of Piedmont and most famous for its fine cashmere. The final climb to Biella is a 13% grade to an altitude of about 2000 ft.

Stage 15 is also a medium difficulty course that travels 200 km from Valdengo to Bergamo in the region of Lombardy, located 40 KM north of Milan. After today’s race there is a rest day on May 22 before the final 6 stages of the 2017 Giro d’Italia.

The final stages of the Giro d’Italia are always famous for the climbs through Northern Italy’s Italian Alps.

Stage 16 is the first of two high difficulty race days, the other being Stage 18 in the Dolomites. Traveling from Rovetta to Bormio, the Stage 16 course runs first on a mild climb heading to Edolo and then climbs up the Mortirolo from Monno. The parcours takes a pass over the finish line in Bormio, climbs up the Passo dello Stelvio (Cima Coppi) and reaches Prato allo Stelvio and Glorenza, crosses the borders to Switzerland and clears the Umbrail Pass leading back to Italy, just 3 km from the Stelvio summit, and running down to Bormio.

Stage 16 to Bormio

Stage 17 cyclists travel through the region of Trentino Alto-Adige. This region located north of Venice on the Austrian and German border is full of climbs to burn the cyclists muscles as the Giro d’Italian 2017 draws toward the last few stages. This 217 km day is followed by stage 18, the second of two of two high difficulty days, on which the cyclists ride another 137 km and travel a cumulative gain of 12,000 ft through the Dolomites. This high difficulty day is followed by Day 19 and 20, both medium difficulty days, on which the cyclist continue hilly rides through northern Italy’s alps.

The 2017 Giro d’Italia comes to a close on Day 21 with a flat ride to the center of Milan.

For more about traveling to the 2017 Giro d’Italia check out ItalianTourism.us northern Italy tour packages and southern Italy tour packages. For more about the 100th Giro d’Italia race course watch the video below.

Giro d'Italia 2017 - Il Percorso (The Route) - Dailymotion

Giro d’Italia 2017 – Il Percorso (The Route) by giroditalia

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The following Italy airfare deals were found September 17, 2016. As the Fall season begins the airlines are beginning to discount their airfares to Italy for Fall 2016, Winter 2017 and Spring 2017. These fares won’t last so if you’re thinking of booking a vacation to Italy start making your plans now for the best airfare deals. These fares were good as of date published and may change at anytime. Most of the fares are not valid for trips to Italy during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays. If you’re thinking of an escorted vacation to Italy browse the vacations on ItalianTourism.us or contact us today 800.227.1577 and take advantage of the low airfares to book an all inclusive Italy tour with airfare.

  • $565+ Newark to Rome – TAP Airlines for travel through March 2017
  • $637+ Miami to Venice – Air Berlin for travel between October and December, 2016
  • $662+ New York JFK to Milan – Alitalia, American, Delta, Emirates, British Airways for travel through May, 2017. Travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday and stay for a minimum of 6 nights
  • $907+ St Louis to Rome – United for travel between October 11 and October 19, 2016
  • $937+ Detroit to Venice – United Airlines for travel between October 11 and October 18, 2016
  • $954+ San Diego to Venice – United Airlines for travel through October 18, 2016
  • $978+ Minneapolis to Venice – United for travel on Monday between September 26, 2016 and October 18, 2016
  • $994+ Jacksonville to Rome – United and JetBlue for travel between October 4 and October 10, 2016
  • $1,057+ Atlanta to Rome – Brussels Airlines and United Airlines for travel between October 13 and October 19, 2016
  • $1,117 Seattle to Rome – British Airways for travel between October 3 and October 19, 2016
  • $1,158+ Charlotte to Rome – Various airlines from January to March, 2017
  • $1,217+ Jacksonville to Venice – Brussels Airlines for travel on Tuesday
  • $1,217+ St. Louis to Venice = Brussels Airlines for travel on Tuesday

To take advantage of these Italy airfare deals check the various websites like cheapair.com, Expedia.com, or to book a Italy vacation package with the lowest price airfare contact ItalianTourism.us 800.227.1577.

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Skeletons of five ancient Roman shipwrecks that sailed over 2200 years ago and sank off the coast of Italy during the height of the Roman Empire were discovered last week. The ships are submerged between 330 to 490 feet off Ventotene, a tiny island that is part of an archipelago off Italy’s west coast between Rome and Naples. At the time the island was the first Roman Emperor Augustus’ seaside resort.

The ships, which date to 300 B.C. to 100 B.C, tell much about ancient trade around the Roman Empire.  Terracotta containers, pots, and vases and other cargo was found mostly intact. The cargo would have contained wine, olive oil, kitchen tools, glass objects, and other products typically traded among the vast empire. The ancient Roman Empire spanned from today’s Italy to Africa and the Middle East.

The spot was highly trafficked, and hit by frequent storms and dangerous sea currents.

The discovery is part of a new drive by archaeological officials to scan deeper levels of the sea and prevent looting of submerged treasures.

Discoveries of shipwrecks are not unusual in the Mediterranean. These ships are far better preserved than most because the ships sank at a deeper lever than most known wrecks. At that depth they were not exposed to destructive underwater currents.

The ships also sank without capsizing, allowing researchers to observe their cargo largely as it had been loaded, Zarattini said.

“It is like an underwater museum,” Italy’s cultural minister Zarattini said. The finding also sheds light on the trade routes of ancient Rome, marking the area as a major commercial crossroads, she said.

The ships were found during explorations concluded earlier this month by the ministry and the AURORA Trust, a U.S. group that gathers maritime researchers and provides equipment to explore the sea.

The researchers used sonar technology to provide imagery of the seabed and then employed remotely operated vehicles, the Culture Ministry and the AURORA Trust said.

The oldest of the ships has a cargo of wine amphorae from southern Italy, some stacked in their original position, AURORA said. Another one was carrying moratoria, large bowls used to grind grains. Another was loaded with African amphorae carrying garum, a fish sauce that was a delicacy in ancient Rome.

The largest wreck measures more than 65 feet.

A handful of objects were taken out to be studied and will be put on display in Ventotene.

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