Italy Travel Blog

Italy is one of our favourite countries to visit.  The country is full of diverse and interesting cities and town to visit.  The scenery is spectacular and the history is fascinating! It is brilliant for family travel as well. You can read all our best posts in this Italy travel blog section.

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Italy Travel Basics

WiFi Availability: Free WiFi in Italy is readily available at cafes, restaurants and hotels. For those who prefer to be connected 24/7, you can easily grab a holiday SIM card before leaving the airport or train station.

Airports: There are many international airports in Italy.  The busiest of which is probably Rome, Naples, Florence, Milan and Venice. To save time on your holiday, make sure you choose to fly in and out of the airport that is located closest to your holiday destinations.

Visa Required: Most tourists traveling to Italy will not need a visa (if your stay is 90 days or less), however it is important to note that Italy is part of the Schengen agreements, so if you are traveling from one of 26 states that are part of the agreement, then you can use your Schengen Visa to travel to and stay in France for up to 90 days.

International Driver’s License Accepted? Your will need to acquire an international drivers license to drive around Italy.  It is a good idea to have both the International as well as your normal drivers license on you at all times as we found that they often ask for the foreign license.

Is it Safe? Italy is a safe country to visit. Petty crimes such as pick­pocketing is common at busy tourist sights and attractions. It is also recommended to be aware on trains for petty crimes as well. 

Popular Italy Guidebooks

Guidebooks are always a good idea and so if a phrasebook (especially important if you are visiting some of the smaller towns). Find below the most popular Italy Guidebooks that are currently on the market.

Plan Your Trip to Italy

Accommodation in Italy: We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so that you can simply pick the best price for the accommodation of your choice.

We also often book through sites such as Airbnb, especially when we travel in Europe as it allows for massive savings on accommodation.  Click to grab a coupon for your first stay!

Flights to Italy: We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).  Click to check on prices for your flights.

Car Rental in Italy: The best car rental company in Europe is Auto Europe. Auto Europe is a car rental booking service that quickly compares car rental prices across all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, and Europcar.  Click to see prices for car rentals.

Travel Insurance: We never travel without travel insurance with World Nomads. We have claimed on our travel insurance more than once, claims that would have cost us A LOT out of our own pockets.  Don’t skimp out on insurance!! 

World Nomads offers incredible plans and is one of the few insurance companies that allow you to grab insurance when you are already travelling!  Click to check on their plans and prices.

Italy Travel Videos

We have loads of fun videos of our travels of Italy on our YouTube channel.

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Italy Travel Guides & Blog Posts

We have visited many places on our Italy travels; we rented a car and enjoyed travelling from one area to the next. If you are thinking about travelling to Italy, you might find our Italy travel guide useful. Or alternatively you might like to choose an area in our travel blog Italy blog posts hub section below.


Italy Travel Blog

AMALFI COAST

Positano Travel Guide: Top Things to do in Positano, Where to Stay & Where to Eat
A postcard-perfect colorful vertical town set in the shelter of mountains. Boasting a brilliant contrast of an array of vibrant[...]
7 Proven Tips that will Keep you Alive whilst Driving the Amalfi Coast, Italy!
Driving the Amalfi Coast is on almost everyone’s bucket list, well at least those who crave for scenic thrills coupled[...]
The Secret is Out! The Best Amalfi Coast Beaches Uncovered!
  The rough and rugged coastline of the Amalfi Coast is thought to be one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.[...]
Wondering which is the Best Town to Stay in Amalfi Coast?
It can be slightly tricky figuring out what the best town to stay in Amalfi Coast, Italy, is. The best[...]
Don't Miss these 7 Amalfi Coast Bucket List Experiences!
Not only does the Amalfi Coast offer jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery, but the region also offers totally unique bucket list experiences[...]
Best Amalfi Coast Towns to visit on an Spectacular Amalfi Coast Road Trip
Wish I could tell you that this is our cute Italian car that we enjoyed on our Amalfi Coast road[...]
A Picturesque Italy, Amalfi Coast Video to showcase some pretty Italian Coastal Towns!
The Amalfi coast in Italy must be one of my favourite destinations in the world!  We spent a perfect honeymoon there[...]
Airbnb Positano Accommodation: The Most Romantic B&B, Villa Mary Suites!
To us, Villa Mary Suites is the most perfect, most gorgeous little B&B situated in the most picturesque of all towns on[...]

ROME

What to see in Rome | When you only have 2 days in Rome!!
Our second day in Rome started with screaming pain.  I’m pretty sure that after reading Our Story of Rome, Day[...]
Things to see in Rome – Vatican City, Crypts, Catacombs & Bones (Day One)
The glorious Eternal City called Rome.  A city so incredibly rich in history, from the glutinous Romans and the almighty[...]

VENICE

Our Review of the Delightful Ca' Bonvicini B&B in Venice!
In this blog post, we will give you guys an honest review of our stay at Ca' Bonvicini in Venice. [...]
10 Captivating Venice Photos & a fun Venice Travel Video
Venice tends to be either a place that delights or slightly disappointing!  I think the difference in opinion lies in[...]
Top 10 Attractions in Venice, Italy, you simply HAVE to see!
Venice is one magical city, located in the North-Eastern region of Italy.  A lot of people think that Venice is[...]
Visit Venezia Italy | One of the Most Romantic Cities in the World!
Gorgeous rustic little canals and picture-perfect walkway bridges.  Romantic little cafe’s scattered along stunning lanes.  The colours of the buildings,[...]

UMBRIA

The Ultimate Guide for when you Visit Assisi, Italy!
We fell in love with Assisi, Italy.  We only spent one night there whilst road tripping from Rome to Tuscany[...]
A Review of the Beautiful Hotel Giotto Assisi, Italy
We fell in love with Assisi. We only spent one night there whilst road tripping from Rome to Tuscany to[...]

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO

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TUSCANY

Monticchiello Italy | A Charming and Super Sweet Tuscany Village
It’s a pure joy and delight to loose yourself in Tuscany.  A region where cypress trees follows you along the[...]

POMPEII

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