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About Walks of Italy
Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences! As featured in Rick Steves' guidebooks. Day trips, activities & guided tours in Italy's greatest destinations. Our small group tours feature fascinating storytellers who will bring your trip to life. Walks of Italy secures exclusive access to sites aross Italy, unlocking special experiences like St. Mark’s Basilica at Night, Doge's Palace secret passages in Venice, Colosseum underground & top tier in Rome, and even VIP access to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City—just to name a few! All our guides are hand-picked, English-fluent passionate experts in their local regions. Our company is committed to the principles of sustainability in travel, patronizing local artisans and farmers, supporting art restoration and education, and taking guests off the beaten path away from tourist crowds whenever possible. Walk with us, and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime!
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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators on this tour that gives you entry through the Gladiator Gate. Bypassing the long lines that often snake around the ancient stadium, just step inside, straight onto the arena floor. Walk where the gladiatorial games once took place, as you learn the stadium’s history and then visit the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $68.09

Small-Group Pasta Class with a Local Chef in Rome

Visits to Italy usually involve eating lots of pasta, but this small-group class gives you an in-depth Italian cuisine experience by teaching how to make it yourself from scratch. With a chef as your guide, hone your skills while sipping prosecco and snacking on local appetizers. Sit down to sample the fruits of your labor during an intimate meal.
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3 hours
from $102.72

Boat-Hopping On The Amalfi Coast: Day Trip from Rome

Get to know the Amalfi Coast on this full-day, small-group tour of the region by train, bus, and boat. Designed for travelers who might be short on time, but don’t want to miss any of the beauty and culture of the Amalfi Coast. Avoid the often-confusing logistics of getting to Amalfi from Rome, and let your guide handle the details including all transportation costs.
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13 hours
from $228.52

Small Group Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Guided Tour with Positano from Rome

Pack two of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites—the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii—into one day on a tour that includes easy round-trip transport from Rome. Your guide knows the best ways to get around Italy and keep you safe when driving along the twisty, hard-to-navigate roads of the Amalfi Coast, leaving you free to focus on the scenery rather than the roads.
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13 hours
from $206.59
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Stuart W wrote a review Jan 17
Lebanon, New Hampshire3 contributions
Jowita was the best tour guide we’ve had of our seven tours in Italy (five Walks tours). She was knowledgeable, fun, considerate, and her English is truly outstanding. All our guides have been quite good, but our tour with Jowita really stands out as top notch.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from TakeWalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to post such an excellent review on our Complete St Peter's Basilica with our lovely guide Jowita. She has been with us for over 10 years by now, and we feel very fortunate to have her on our team! We hope the rest of your holiday (and Walks tours) was everything you wished for and that you will join us again, perhaps in other countries, soon! Sincerely,
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kislanykim wrote a review Jan 17
Paris, France63 contributions33 helpful votes
I did the Pristine Sistine tour which took in breakfast at the Vatican to pre-position us for entry as soon as the Vatican Museums opened; we then toured the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Michela did a terrific job, and I really appreciated her expertise and ability to lead our group. The tour was a little expensive for me, a bit of a splurge at 89€, but *worth every penny.* It was money spent wisely to enable me to have a superior experience. I am telling everyone I know who goes to Rome: WOI tour seems to me to be the ONLY way to visit the Sistine Chapel. After we entered and had breakfast, when the museum opened, Michela had us race down the corridors to get to the Sistine as early as possible; I thought it was amazing to be there with probably only 20 or 30 other people. I appreciated this even MORE later, when we had to pass *back* through the Sistine Chapel to get to another destination (the Sistine Chapel as a passageway -- imagine !!) -- the sheer number of people in there was sobering - and even the body heat they generated gave an idea of what that experience would have been like. I am so glad you are able to offer this tour again - even with the modifications. I will be sure to book with WOI the next time I am in Rome, and recommend their services highly to family and friends!
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Teagan W wrote a review Jan 10
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Wonderful and thorough tour of the Colosseum and surrounding area. The underground access to the Colosseum was my favorite part. It was nice to have a guide to tell us about the buildings we were looking at and show us pictures of how the buildings ones looked. The group was small so the guide could tailor his information to our interests and questions. Walks was easy to book with. I will definitely use them again in the future when we visit other cities.
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Response from TakeWalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Teagan, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed the Underground access and small group size so much, as it allowed your guide to tailor the information to your interest. We hope your time in Rome was everything you wished for and that you will have the opportunity to join us again, perhaps in other countries, soon! Sincerely,
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Laura B wrote a review Jan 9
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Julie was an absolutely amazing guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting and engaging, and she was fun and made everyone feel really comfortable. Being able to go into the Sistine chapel early, and armed with the information she had given us, was incredible as we got so much more out of it than we got on a previous trip when it was very busy.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Hayes N wrote a review Jan 3
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Julie was an absolutely wonderful tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and made our tour so fun and informative. Thanks again Julie! We had a blast and hope to see you again soon.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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