Italy Travel Tips

Tips for Your First Visit to Italy

Traveling overseas can be daunting when you encounter different language, currency and customs. Here, we share 14 tips to help you prepare for your first visit to Italy, one of the most-visited countries in the world. We cover everything from what to expect in hotels and bathrooms to staying connected.

Exploring Tuscany - Side Trips from Florence

Exploring Tuscany: Side Trips from Florence

Some of the best sites in Italy may be in the big cities, but the charm is often found in the small towns. Here, we explore several small towns in Tuscany. Each of these towns can be visited as a day trip or a one- or two-night stay on your way to or from Florence.

Let Florence Capture Your Heart in Three Days

Let Florence Capture Your Heart in Three Days

Florence is one of our favorite places on Earth, not just in Italy. There is just so much culture, art, history, not to mention beautiful scenery and some our favorite cuisine. We have been multiple times and still can’t wait to go back.

Hiking the Coast of the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, both a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Italian Riviera at its best. These five small towns, connected by a trail, may be filled with tourists, but it is still laid back and enjoyable. Hike the Sentiero Azurro for heart-pumping views and exercise.

Naples, Pompei and Sicily

Visiting Naples, the ruins at Pompei and the island of Sicily… Seeing amazing history, dodging crime on the streets and flying to the wrong airport.

Four Days in Rome

Four Days in Rome

A day-by-day itinerary for four days in Rome. Includes visits to major sites, such as the Vatican, and off-the-beaten-path sites, such as Ostia Antica.