As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence flaunts more than its fair share of fascinating sightseeing opportunities. Nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany, this picturesque city beckons to be discovered by bicycle tour, with stops at the Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio. Or, ride out into the Chianti Colli Fiorentini countryside, home to the internationally renowned and eponymous wines. Test your tastebuds against some of Italy’s finest wines and enjoy a light lunch and olive oil tastings - you’ll be hard pressed to find a more Italianate day tour!
Pedal through picture-perfect Pisa, where everything bears the elegance of an ancient, celebrated city. Ride through the wide streets, past elaborately domed churches, before arriving at the city’s perhaps only, and most beloved, imperfection: its Leaning Tower. Travel to the Tuscan coast on two wheels on a day tour from Pisa, cycling past fragrant pine forests and lush hillsides before arriving at the coast, where the River Arno spills serenely into the sea. Other day tour options include routes to Lucca, Lake Massaciuccoli, and San Rossore Park.
Naples is Italy’s third-largest city and its moniker - ‘City of the Sun’ - is reflective of the dazzling richness of its cultural heritage and welcoming warmth of its inhabitants. Ride through romantic piazzas and stop at breathtaking examples of Baroque architecture on a city tour, or, push yourself to pedal up Posillipo Hill for majestic views of Mount Vesuvius.
If you’re cycling in Sicily, Palermo is the island’s capital and largest city and begs to be discovered by bike. Ride slowly through the sunny streets of the Old Town and rest under the shade of the palm trees that line the Royal Palace. Take a Street Food Bike Tour or a Craft Beer Bike Tour to discover for yourself why Sicilian culture prizes the joy of gathering together over a homemade meal quite so highly.
Take a two-wheeled turn around Turin, a city of unrivaled aesthetic stature. A city tour will guide you to a piazza commonly considered the most beautiful in all of Italy and will treat you to superlative views of Superga Hill and the Po River. Visit fair Verona, the setting for the most romantic play of all time: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Stop at Juliet’s balcony, a Roman amphitheater, and an imposing Gothic Castle on a city tour that takes in the romantic and the Romanesque.