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Italy Travel Blog

6 Essential Things You Need to Pack for Your Trip to Italy

Packed suitcase

Packing for any trip should come with a game plan: you’ll want to do so efficiently, neither under nor over-packing. This does pose an interesting question, though. What exactly you should bring on your trip to Italy? Here are a few essential items that should definitely go into your suitcase. Emergency information Most people keep their emergency contacts and travel information on their mobile devices or their laptops, but you never know when technology will decide to work against you. Keep a couple of redundant printouts and keep them on you at all times when you go sightseeing, so that you always have the information on hand when you need it. It’s also a good idea to keep photocopies of your passport handy, in case you lose it. You’ll be able to get a replacement at your country’s embassy much easier if you have a copy of the original. A […]

Best Places in Italy to Visit for Spring

Peach tree blooming in spring

March can be one of the best months to start heading to Italy for a number of reasons. As a “shoulder season” month, this means that even the most popular tourist attractions are less crowded, and rates are cheaper for airfare and accommodations. The weather is decent, if slightly unpredictable, and there are more than a few major holidays and festivals to attend for a truly authentic experience. While all of Italy is abloom in the spring, here are a few of our favorite key destinations to visit. Sicily Sicily is best seen in March, when the temperatures start to climb but the roads are still fairly clear. Here you’ll find some beautiful Roman and Greek ruins just begging to be explored during the day and charming baroque towns that make for stunning night views. The sights are spread out and you’ll need time to get around to see them […]

A Solo Traveler’s Guide for Females around Italy

A female tourist in Rome

Traveling alone may seem daunting at first, but it can be one of the best and most rewarding experiences you can have as a woman. Not only does going solo help you become more confident and feel empowered, you might also learn new things about yourself while immersed in the culture of a different country. Here are a few travel tips that might prove helpful if you’re a woman who’s planning to take a solo trip to Italy: Avoid the peak seasons Not only can the heat be punishing in the summer, but you’ll find that you’re coming in to crowded cities that will only be half-open. Italians take vacations, too, and they usually do so around a two-week national holiday in August called Ferragosto. Food, lodging, and airfare will typically skew towards the pricier side as well. Do your research and plan as much of your trip in advance […]

When Is the Best Season to Travel to Italy?

Summer time in Sicily - Italy

Given Italy’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination, timing your trip may prove challenging depending on your travel priorities. The country has something to offer visitors year-round, but major attractions are sure to draw crowds in the thousands during the summer. Meanwhile, other cultural events may have tourists flocking to choice destinations, which may be detrimental to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of what happens in Italy every year and give you a better idea of what’s in store before you book your flights. Summer Fun for Everyone Summer is the peak tourist season in Italy. Starting from May, major cities and attractions can be crowded and will continue to be so up until July, when you have to contend not only with fellow tourists, but also with locals going on vacation. Airfare, accommodations and entrance to common draws may be higher […]

Must See Destinations You Need to Include in Your Escorted Tour around Italy

Tourists at the Plaza de San Pedro

Italy is a premier tourist destination for several undeniable reasons. There are countless sights and attractions all over the country that visitors flock to year after year. And while it’s completely possible to freestyle your itinerary, there are some places where you’ll appreciate the unparalleled knowledge of a guide. Booking a guided tour not only provides you with an in-depth look at Italy’s most famous landmarks, but it can also lessen a lot of the stress that comes with exploring unfamiliar terrain. Guides can pick you right up from your hotel, navigate the local traffic to take you to your chosen destinations much faster, and even show you the hidden delights of the city or region you happen to be in. If you are looking to avoid crowded tourist traps, guided tours are a way to get you the most out of your Italian experience without compromising quality or wasting […]

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