Inside Italy

  • 11-day journey with 3 nights in a private Tuscan castle
  • Explore the Cinque Terre, Lucca, Florence, Pienza, Rome, and more

National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Tim Jepson

Writer Tim Jepson is a passionate and lifelong devotee of Italy. Since graduating from Oxford he has spent many years living in and writing about the country. He has authored more than a dozen books, two articles for National Geographic Traveler, and five National Geographic guidebooks to Italy's cities and regions. Tim has also worked on programs about Italy for the BBC and commercial television. A keen hiker, Tim takes pleasure in studying the food, wine, art, and culture of the country.

Departure Dates
  • Apr 15 - 25, 2015
  • Oct 07 - 17, 2015

Massimo Bassano

Born and raised in Italy, photojournalist Massimo Bassano has published his work in National Geographic Traveler and on the National Geographic website, as well as in numerous European publications. He regularly teaches National Geographic photography workshops in Tuscany and Venice. His acclaimed photography book The Color of Silence detailed the 12 weeks he spent in a little-known Italian monastery. Massimo has traveled and photographed extensively in Morocco, and will share techniques and insights as you explore the country.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 03 - 13, 2015
  • Sep 16 - 26, 2015