Tips On Traveling To Italy

By | May 27, 2024

Tips On Traveling To Italy – Are you thinking about moving to the beautiful country of Italy soon? Here is a list of 6 essential tips for traveling in Italy to prepare you for that trip. From weather to tickets to transportation, this guide has you covered!

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Tips On Traveling To Italy

Italy is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit and for good reason. From architecture to museums to beaches and everything in between, Italy has something for everyone.

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Because of this popularity, the country can sometimes be quite crowded and while there is no bad time to go, there are times of the year that are more pleasant than others.

From a weather perspective the summer months of July and August can be quite hot and dry, with June and September on the warmer side. Winter brings cooler weather and of course you won’t be enjoying the beaches or spending time on the water.

Below is the weather chart (courtesy of the holiday season) for the city of Rome which is located very in the middle of the country.

Another part that you should think about is the crowd that Italy gets into. These summer months are not only extremely hot but also the time of the year when you get the most tourists. More tourists means higher prices, less availability for accommodation, and longer lines at destinations.

Italy, Including Holy See And Vatican City

With all that said I would recommend the best time to visit Italy and to be able to take advantage of all that it has to offer is to visit during the shoulder season around April/May and September/October.

The weather will still be nice, there will be far fewer tourists around, and you won’t have to fight your way through the crowds.

Traveling from city to city in Italy is a very simple, easy and convenient process. There are high-speed trains connecting major cities that run every hour of the day. Check ItaliaRailor Trenitalia for schedules, prices and booking options.

Another option, for example, if you want to get from Milan to Naples (a 4-5 hour train ride), is to take a quick domestic flight that can cost less than $50 on a budget airline or about $100-$200.

Travel Tips For Summer In Italy

When you are in the big cities (at least the ones mentioned in the itineraries on this site – Venice, Rome, Florence, Amalfi), you can easily walk. If you are going to the Vatican for example and you don’t have a long walk, a taxi would be your next best option.

Most public taxis can be found at taxi ranks throughout the city. Make sure the meter is turned on so you don’t run out after you finish.

To save a lot of your precious time, it is highly recommended to book any tickets for major tours/attractions in advance once you know your travel dates.

Instead of arriving at the Colosseum or Accademia and having to wait to buy tickets, you can easily buy online in advance and then wait in a short line upon arrival. It’s only a few extra dollars before purchasing tickets and can literally save you hours of waiting.

Italy In Summer

It’s your vacation and you don’t want to spend half of it just waiting around. The itineraries and guides listed have links to many of the major sites to purchase tickets.

Also if you’re looking to take advantage of everything Florence has to offer consider purchasing the Firenze Card. If not, you can still buy all the tickets separately for each attraction that you actually want to go to.

Many people (including me) do not enjoy going on tours during their vacations. However, when in Italy, at some of the most famous and historical attractions, it can be very interesting to get more insight into a particular site.

Now I’m not saying you should book a tour for every attraction. But a place like the Colosseum or Vatican City, there’s so much to learn and take in that I feel it’s worth it. Not only will you learn a ton, but you’ll also have tickets all set up as well as be able to skip the line.

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Take a look at Viator for some of the top-rated private and group tour options throughout Italy.

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When you’re in a crowded place with thousands of other tourists like a plaza, train station, market or attraction, it can be easy to get distracted and not pay much attention to your belongings. Just always try to be smart and keep your valuables with you.

The local currency in Italy is the euro and while many hotels and restaurants will accept credit cards, you’ll also want to carry some cash on you.

Tips For Traveling In Italy

For small shops, street vendors, cabs, markets, etc. you may not be able to pay by card, so it is always a good idea to have a few Euros with you at all times.

And the easiest and most cost-effective way to get cash is using your debit card at ATMs. While there will usually be a fee from the ATM/bank, it will be cheaper than clearing the exchange rate at the exchange window.

It’s about some Italian tips and tricks for your next vacation. If you have any questions, comments or any other suggestions in mind feel free to comment below. Enjoy Italy and safe travels!

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Some favorites, off the top of my head, are the stunning Tuscan cities, the beautiful Cinque Terre and the charming canals of Venice, to name a few, but some are still beyond the consciousness and excitement of those who want to see its famous cities. There is so much to consider and see. When planning a trip, I wanted to share my tips to know before going to Italy!

And no, getting lost in Italy (especially when you’re running over treacherous mountain tops like in Cinque Terre) isn’t always as much fun as you might think! 🙂Even if you like the idea of ​​getting lost in Italy, it’s always worth downloading an offline map to your smartphone (or use the Google Maps offline feature). It will save you a lot of time when trying to navigate the winding streets of Venice, Firenze and any Tuscan village you visit.

There’s a lot to explore inside the “boat” that is Italy (the Italy that seemed to me like a baby and it’s a bit of a stand-up now), but don’t forget about the many small (and large) islands you can also explore. Do! Go to Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and Livanzo to name but a few of the many Mediterranean islands waiting to be discovered.

Ice cream in Italy is the best in the world! (Bold claim but true!) I have yet to find a place (or country) that does it better. Gelato is available on most streets and is relatively cheap and a delicious treat to enjoy after a hearty meal!

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Cities like Rome, Florence and Venice have very safe, clean and free drinking water in the city squares. Grab a reusable bottle, or fill your own store-bought bottle (shhh, don’t tell the water brands) and save yourself a lot of $$$.

In Italy, even further south, dinner is never rushed – it’s a relaxed affair to be enjoyed with family and friends. Immerse yourself in the culture and take it in your own way.

Card payments are accepted almost everywhere. Just keep a few coins and small notes if you want small items – some stores have a minimum spend.

There is more to Italy than the cityscapes of Florence, Milan and Venice! Don’t forget to check out one of the thousands of beautiful beaches that line its stunning coastline. Head to places like Terracina for some beautiful white sand beaches.

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If you want to travel between cities, try taking the train! Between the likes of Rome-Florence-Venice there is a wonderful high-speed rail in Italy (to mention but a few).

Speaking of trains, don’t forget to punch your ticket at the mini machines on buses and trains when you travel. You will be fined if the inspectors catch you…even if you didn’t know or weren’t told. A ticket validation machine is located at the start of all public trains, buses and (usually) platforms.

The north and south of Italy are almost like different countries! The North is an ‘industrial’, continental European region, however