Travel For Teens: Italy

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Italy has long been considered the country of every traveler's dreams, and TFT will show you why! Our Italy directors have spent years living and working in the country and are sure to provide you with an authentic experience and show you the best the country has to offer! From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the ancient streets of Rome and to the crystal clear shores of the Amalfi Coast, our Italy programs offer something for every traveler!

Adventure & Culture

: Get a taste for the best Italy has to offer while you visit all of the countries highlights!

: Discover one of the world's top destinations on the ultimate journey through Italy! Indulge in mouthwatering food, be inspired by world famous art, and experience tranquil villas and charming vineyards. From Venice to the Vatican, and the villages of the Cinque Terre to the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, this ultimate Italian program really does have it all!

Service, Adventure and Culture

: Join Travel for Teens on a service program in the Cinque Terre (Italian for "Five Lands"), Rome, Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast. The knowledge of our incredible guides - the result of years spent living and studying in the country - allows you to enjoy a safe overseas experience filled with abundant options.

: Join Travel for Teens on an incredible program as you cruise through Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast. The knowledge of our incredible guides - the result of years spent living and studying in the country - allows you to enjoy a safe overseas experience filled with abundant options.

Photography and Culture

: Learn how to make great photos from our expert photography instructor in the most beautiful of settings - all skill levels are welcome!

Questions & Answers

Reviews

98%
based on 19 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.9
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Lindsay
10/10

Classic Italy

There are so many amazing places in Italy, it seems impossible to see all the famous and breathtaking sights in one trip, right? WRONG! I had always wanted to travel throughout Italy to get a chance to explore both the countryside of Tuscany and the beaches of Cinque Terre, and this trip was the perfect way to do just that. The activities on this trip ranged from a vast variety of making homemade pesto in a local Italian restaurant in Monterosso to climbing up the steep and slanted stairs of the Duomo in Florence. Whether I was hiking along the breathtaking views of the Cinque Terre trails or attempting to take a clever photo holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, I was never found without a smile on my face. The friendships I made on this trip are still strong to this day, and the memories and experiences were unforgettable.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ciara
9/10

An Amazing Experience

This trip to Italy was such an amazing time. From swimming in the Mediterranean Ocean for the first time, to eating true Italian cuisine, this was such a great trip. I saw and experienced a whole different culture from mine. Modes of transportation, housing and the food were all different from what I was used to. I got to see the magnificent, old ruins of the ancient city Pompeii, and explore the cities of Positano, Amalfi, and Capri. I got to eat true Italian gelatto and make and paint my own ceramics. I loved swimming in the water on the pebble beach looking at the volcano in the distant. I learned more skills on working with peers and in a group to figure out the best way to complete tasks and time management. Also, I met some really cool people! I cannot wait to go back to Italy again one day.

How can this program be improved?
A little more educational experience! I loved the ceramics class we took with a local artist and more of that would be really great.
Yes, I recommend this program
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lily
10/10

Amazing!!

Sorrento and Amalfi coast is a really fun fast paced trip! This trip shows you all of Sorrento and the town. You get to experience Italy in a short amount of time. In this trip you get to go on a gorgeous boat ride where the view is unimaginable. You also get to learn about the interesting history of Pompeii and after you’ll be able to roam the streets of Naples!It was such a fun time!!

How can this program be improved?
it can't its perfect
Yes, I recommend this program
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Makenzie
10/10

Italy Service and Adventure

This trip gave the opportunities to have the summer of my lifetime! We started out with a week of community service in the gorgeous setting the Cinque Terre. During this week we amounted 20 hours of community service, but still had time to participate in different activities within the different towns. From there the group moved south- from Tuscany to Sorrento, even stopping in Rome for a few days. The itinerary was jammed packed with different planned activities for us to participate in, as well as built in free time for us to have the ability to explore the towns. The counselors were amazing on this trip, making sure that we were safe at all times, while still giving us time to explore on our own! They were pretty cool and it was super easy to talk to them about ANYTHING going on, if anything happened :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Taleen
9/10

One of the best experiences of my life!

I went on the Italy Service and Adventure trip during the Summer of 2018, which was my first trip with Travel for Teens. I can genuinely say that I had some of the best days of my life on this trip! My fellow travelers and I took part in meaningful service activities such as helping maintain a garden at a monastery and renovating an Italian elementary school. After a few days of service, we focused on the adventure portion of the trip! This included visiting historic sites such as Pompeii and taking boat rides up and down the Amalfi Coast. Overall, this trip was both humbling and incredible fun. It was an amazing opportunity for me to experience what Italy is like from a real traveler's point of view, not a tourist's!

How can this program be improved?
The program was very fast paced and did involve some early mornings. It would be great if we could spend more time in each city and have a relaxed day here or there.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ciara
10/10

Eye-opening

For my first time being in Europe, this was an awesome trip to go on to get my feet wet! It was great being able to experience so much culture and history but at the same time never feeling like it was too overwhelming. There was a great balance between adventure and relaxation and eating lots of great food. I loved meeting new people on the trip and learning a new language with them. It was also cool how we got to interact with the locals, being taught in an art class and spending time in town. This trip definitely showed me how many great things there are to see in Italy and I will for sure be going back.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Caroline
10/10

Italy Photography

Italy Photography was the best trip I have ever taken!! Not only did we learn so much about how to professionally capture photos, but we also were emerged in the culture. We had a fabulous National Geographic photographer, Simon Bond, who tagged along and he taught us all about the structure and settings of our cameras along with certain photography techniques. Marguax was the other counselor on the trip who was AMAZING. She taught us all the historical background on each city we visited and she showed us how to eat some gelatto!:) If you love pasta and pizza, then you sure are in for a treat! Although we had a full itinerary, the trip was very laid back and the schedule was very flexible. Italy was a breath taking place to visit and being able to really capture moments from the trip was the coolest thing. I HIGHLY recommend Italy Photography.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Bridget
10/10

Italy Photography

I cannot say enough good things about this trip!!! At the start of this trip, I had very little knowledge about my camera or the basic mechanics of how it worked. But with our daily photo lessons (about 15-25 minutes) I quickly became comfortable changing the settings and knowing what angles would give me the best lighting. Our photo teacher, Simon Bond, who has been featured in National Geographics would also give us "mini projects" such as street photography, portraits, the rule of thirds, framing, lighting, etc. I absolutely loved the hustle and bustle of Florence and climbing to the top of the Duomo, although a little tiring, was totally worth it because of the breathtaking views of the city! Wondering the streets of Venice was an excellent way to end our trip. I loved when we spent the afternoon exploring the side streets of Venice, snapping pictures of the beautiful canals, bridges, and architecture! I am so grateful that I found TFT, and am already planning what trip to go on next year!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Josie
9/10

Cinque Terre Community Service trip

The Cinque Terre Community Service trip was one of the best experiences of my life. As cheesy as it sounds, it's true! I cannot express how much this trip, the people and places I connected with have impacted my life for the better. Having been to Italy before my trip with TFT, I expected the same type of experience, fortunately I turned out to be mistaken. Regardless of having a great time going to Italy with my mom, I had the best time of my life travelling with my TFT family. Although, the Cinque Terre trip is only thirteen days long it feels like you have known the people in your group for years.
So if you are concerned about making friends or having a good time, don’t be! We were all admittedly nervous at first, but at the end you do not want to go home. We all tried to convince our parents to let us stay an extra month, unfortunately we had no luck. It was everyone’s first time in my group travelling with TFT, except for the counselors, Emma and Federico. Travelling to a foreign country, unable to say anything besides “ciao” or my gelato order, I felt so incredibly lucky to have these two as my mentors/guides. Not only do they know all the cool underground places hidden in each city, they make you feel at home even though you are miles away from it.
All the people from my group still talk almost everyday, reminiscing about our times eating gelato from small stands in Cinque Terre (pistachio being my personal favorite), exploring the streets of Rome at night, relaxing on a beautiful boat ride from all the different coast of Italy, and visiting a monastery at the very top of a stone hill greeted with bowls of the best pesto pasta you will ever taste. Which reminds me, I highly recommend packing hiking shoes because the walk to the top is long but the view is worth it! There are so many more memories I will carry with me but I don't think I could ever put into words how incredible this trip is. I guess there is only way you will know just how fun and fulfilling it was … you have to go check it out yourself. You will be glad you did, trust me!
I highly recommend this trip to everyone! Not only are you doing something to give back to others, but you are doing yourself a favor by immersing yourself into a different culture and exploring the world. Travelling with new people really takes you outside your comfort zone and allows you to grow and experience the culture and places around you in an entirely different way. I am so grateful I had the chance to participate in this memorable opportunity! This was my first trip with TFT but definitely not my last!

How can this program be improved?
I thought the program was excellent but one thing that might make it even more enjoyable would be to make the time schedule more flexible. I understand we have to keep things fast paced because we have so many fun things planned each day, but maybe taking a few hours or a day to rest would be nice!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Liza
10/10

ITaly Service and Adventure

Fantastic trip. Got to visit some of the most beautiful place in Europe. Hiking in Cinque Terre was one the most memorable and inspiring things I have ever done. Learn so much about the Italian history and culture. Got to try some of the best food of my life. Counselor and trip director went out of their way to make the trip fun, safe, and that everyone hand a awesome time. A great way to travel as a teenager and meet new people. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking to experience new culture and exploring different countries.

How can this program be improved?
I had a great time, but I would have like to spent more time in Rome. Was sad to leave.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Lily
10/10

Amazing italy

Classic Italy was my first travel for teen trip I ever went on and i’m so glad it was. During your trip to italy you get to see all the iconic places and things there. Every place you went was like a new experience mostly when your traveling with friends. The trip had everything in it from seeing the colosseum to hiking. Every place we went the consolers knew everything about it. The consolers also did such a great job of getting us everywhere mostly in such big places. Italy is know for great pasta so we got to learn how to make pasta. We even got to went to a amazing winery where the view was phenomenal and pasta was delicious. Classic Italy made me realize my love for traveling and after this trip I knew I wanted to do more!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kara
10/10

Incredible Adventure!!!

This trip was one of a kind and I truly loved exploring Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. There was amazing culture at every stop we went to. We had a non stop itinerary but I never felt busy or that I was rushing anything. The leaders were astonishingly good at their jobs where we never needed to have tour guides because they already knew the information. I would definitely recommend this to any teenage traveller at any level of travel experience. It was a wonderful first experience of Italy!

How can this program be improved?
There were some misconceptions I had going into it but they also surprised the leader so I think it was something that had gone wrong last minute.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alexa
10/10

Italy Photography: Tuscany and Venice

From beginning to end, this was the trip of a lifetime. Everyday was a new adventure: a new sight to see, a new story to hear, a new scene to photograph. Being a photography trip, we had a different photography assignment every day, from portraits to street photography, to only being able to shoot vertical shots. Constantly having my camera in my hand as we wandered the beautiful cities made me look at them from a different perspective, always on the lookout for the perfect shot. I left this trip with an abundance of amazing photographs, but I also left with the knowledge of how to look at things with different perspectives before judging its worth. One of our assignments in Venice was to shoot whatever we wanted, but after we took that picture, we had to turn around 180 degrees and take a picture of whatever was there. Sometimes it was just the bricks of a wall. But other times, the scene behind you was just as beautiful, if not more, than the one in the original shot. Many of my best pictures were from this day, and many of them were of the scene behind me. This assignment made me think about all the moments that happen right behind me everyday and if I take a minute look around, I will see so many new perspectives. So thank you TFT for opening my eyes, advancing my photography skills, introducing me to amazing friends, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sophie
10/10

Italy Service and Adventure 2016

Throughout my 13 days in Italy, I was constantly feeling rewarded by our service. The locals were so kind and grateful, and the service only made them more enthusiastic to connect with us! Though working was fun, my favorite part of this trip was 'Boat Day'. We spent the day sailing the Amalfi Coast, jumping out and swimming along the way. I am so glad I had this overseas experience, and I'm so glad I spent my time with TFT!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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James
10/10

Outstanding !

I have been to 26 countries , Half of them with Uncle Sam's dime USN Ret. and a lot on my own. none of them were guided tours. TFT was my first guided garden tour with travel for teens and I have to say Ned did an outstanding job ! I enjoyed giving a few tips on photography and picked up a few new tips from Ned. I would be happy to go anywhere in the world with this crew!
James E Johnson BMC USN Ret.

Yes, I recommend this program

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