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.

Positano Amalfi Coast Italy
italy photos bridge of sighs venice

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.

Click play and don’t forget to subscribe! (You can see more videos on our YouTube Playlist)


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

How to Get to Amalfi Coast from Rome and Naples
The gorgeous Amalfi Coast definitely belongs on any Italian itinerary. With chalky fishing villages and shimmering blue alcoves, the Amalfi[...]
Where to Stay in Amalfi Coast: How to Find the Best Towns!
It can be slightly tricky figuring out where to stay in Amalfi Coast, Italy. There are so many gorgeous towns[...]
Top 10 Best Hotels in Sorrento, Italy with Amazing Views
Luxury and budget best hotels in Sorrento Italy? Check out our comparison chart and detail reviews of the top 10[...]
10 Best Hotels in Praiano, Italy for a Perfect Holiday!
Praiano is a charming little Italian town on the Amalfi Coast. It attracts visitors from around the world who are[...]
10 Best Hotels in Amalfi Town, Italy for an Unforgettable Vacation
Are you looking for where to stay in the Amalfi Town for your well deserved Amalfi Coast Vacation? Our list[...]
10 Best Hotels in Positano, Italy that offer Stunning Views
Are you searching for the best hotels in Positano with balconies and picturesque views of this amazing Amalfi Coast town?[...]
7 Unique Things To Do In The Amalfi Coast To Tick Off Your Bucket List
Not only does the Amalfi Coast offer jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery, but the region also offers totally unique bucket list experiences[...]
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.[...]
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

Weekend In Rome – An Itinerary of Things To Do And Places To See
The glorious Eternal City called Rome. A city so incredibly rich in history, from the glutinous Romans and the almighty[...]
How to See the Best of Rome in 2 Days (Our Rome Itinerary)
Rome, the Eternal City, is one of the most beautiful and historic places in the world! Something is bound to[...]
10 Best Hotels in Rome for Families in 2019: Where to stay in Rome
Going to amazing destinations such as Rome it is easy. Finding suitable family hotels at those destinations can be hard![...]
3 Days in Rome – The Ultimate Rome Itinerary
Are you looking for the perfect 3 Days in Rome itinerary? This is the ultimate list of the must-see in[...]
Essential & Helpful Hints for Families when traveling to Rome with Kids!
​ Rome is truly an astonishing city, a cross between the high rises of a modern society with the scatter[...]

VENICE

10 Most Romantic Things To Do In Venice In 2 Days
Gorgeous rustic canals and picture-perfect walkway bridges. Romantic little cafes scattered along stunning lanes. The colors of the buildings, the[...]
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[...]

UMBRIA

Best Things to Do in Orvieto, Italy: Travel Guide
Orvieto is known as one of the most unforgettable towns in central Italy, and for good reason. With an endless[...]
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

Civita di Bagnoregio Italy | One of the Top Day Trips from Rome
The 'City of the Dead', a nickname for Civita di Bagnoregio, a name that sounds incredibly morbid and even slightly[...]

TUSCANY

Volterra Tuscany Travel Guide [How to Get There & What To Do]
If you only have time to visit one quaint, historical Italian town then it simply must be Volterra. Tuscany is[...]
The Best time to Visit Tuscany
Tuscany is a region in Italy which is known for its rolling hills landscapes that stretch as far as the[...]
10 Best Towns in Tuscany That Should Be on Your Itinerary
Tuscany, Italy is one of those incredible places where you feel like it emerged from an oil painting and appeared[...]
Top Things to do in San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano is a small Italian town perched on the top of a Tuscan hill, and surrounded by 13th-century walls.[...]
How to Plan a Perfect Romantic Getaway to Tuscany
Located in a corner of the Italian sub-continent, Tuscany is dubbed as one of the most romantic places in the[...]
Ultimate List of Things to do in Tuscany with Kids!
Most people say that Tuscany is the real Italy. But what makes it so amazing? The sun-drenched landscapes, the medieval[...]

CAMPANIA

Your Complete Procida Island Travel Guide [What to Do & Where to Stay]
If you’re looking for somewhere a little less traveled than Naples, Procida is the perfect spot. This charming Italian town[...]
Pompeii Guide to Things to do in Pompeii, Tours and Pompeii Hotels to Book!
A little girl; in Grade 4; lost in the history of volcanoes, and more specifically Mt Vesuvius, as I tried[...]

LOMBARDY

Bellagio Como Travel Guide [What to do and Where to Stay]
Bellagio is one of the most elegant towns in Italy! Located on Lake Como, this town is known for its[...]
Limone Sul Garda Travel Guide [What To Do And Where To Stay]
A lovely little town in Italy, Limone Sul Garda is perched on the hillside above Lake Garda. It’s a hidden[...]
5 Best Towns on Lake Como, Italy [Which to See & Where to Stay]
In the northwest corner of Italy, lazing peacefully at the foot of the Swiss Alps, lies the vast and beautiful[...]

BASILICATA

Top 10 Things To Do in Matera & Cool Places to Stay
Matera is an ancient town in Italy, famous for its vast cave networks, which have been inhabited since the Paleolithic[...]

LIGURIA

Best Hotels In Portofino, Italy for an Unforgettable Holiday!
Are you looking for the best hotels in Portofino Italy? Then you came to the right place! Portofino is a[...]
10 Best Italian Riviera Towns that you Should See!
The Italian Riviera is located in Italy’s northern region. It’s synonymous with the Ligurian coast, a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean[...]