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The Perfect Itinerary for Italy

Trevi Fountain in Rome

You're thinking of a vacation in Italy. But how do you decide where to go?

You do not want a cliched itinerary for Italy—the same well-trodden trail that the tourist hordes follow like sheep. You want something unique; after all, a trip to Italy is expensive, and it should be extra special.

Why waste your money and feel disappointed?

There is good news for you!  Italy doesn't need to be expensive, and it should never let you down.

I make sure all of our subscribers get access to the absolute best when it comes to Italy. However, you don't need to subscribe to be able to turn dreams into reality...

With my itinerary, you can:

  • Escape the tourist traps and enjoy a genuine local experience.
  • You don't need to waste time researching accommodations. I've done that for you, and I have all the best options... whatever your budget.
  • I'll even let you in on some of our favorite little family-run restaurants, serving traditional cooking just like you'd experience at home with an Italian mamma or nonna.
  • Tours, sight-seeing etc.... I've all that covered.

How long should a typical Italian itinerary be?

My answer to that is, the longer, the better ;-)

Don't worry, though; my itinerary is very adaptable.  So, whether you have 3 days in Italy or 30 days, you can adapt my itinerary to your needs.

How much do I charge for my itinerary?


Yip, that's right... zero! I don't charge a single cent. So grab your FREE itinerary here.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in Italy!

Andrew & Maria

Italian Itinerary FAQ

What's the best time to visit Italy?

The best time to visit depends on your preferences. Spring and fall offer mild weather, fewer crowds, and a burst of colors. Summer is vibrant but bustling, perfect for beach lovers, while winter provides a quieter, cozier experience in cities and ski resorts.

How many days should I spend in Rome, Florence, and Venice?

Ah, the eternal question! Ideally, allocate at least three days for Rome to immerse yourself in ancient wonders, Florence for its Renaissance charm, and Venice for its canals and romantic allure. However, feel free to extend your stay for a deeper dive into each city's treasures.

Are Italian trains reliable for travel between cities?

Freccia Rosa fast train in Italy

Absolutely! Italy's train system, like a well-conducted symphony, is efficient and punctual. High-speed trains whisk you between cities with ease, providing a comfortable and scenic journey. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the Italian countryside unfolding outside your window. Check out my guide for everything you need to know about traveling by train in Italy and details on the twelve greatest Italian train journeys.

Is it necessary to book tickets for popular attractions in advance?

Oh, si! Secure your spot at iconic sites like the Colosseum and the Uffizi Gallery by booking tickets in advance. Beat the queues and dive straight into art, history, and culture without the hassle of waiting.

Can I survive in Italy without speaking Italian?

Fear not! While a few basic Italian phrases are appreciated, many Italians in tourist areas speak English. Embrace the language, but don't worry—your journey through Italy will be filled with friendly gestures, delicious food, and welcoming smiles.

What's the best way to explore the Italian countryside?

Hit the road, adventurer! Rent a car to uncover Italy's hidden gems—rolling vineyards and villages in Tuscany, beaches in Calabria, and charming mountain enchantment in the Dolomites.

Each turn of the wheel reveals a new chapter in Italy's captivating story. Don't book a car rental, though, before you've read our guide.

Car Rentals

How do I avoid tourist traps and find authentic local experiences?

Stray from the beaten path! Chat with locals, explore neighborhood markets, and dine in family-run trattorias. Embrace spontaneity, and you'll discover the authentic Italy—the one not found in guidebooks but in the heart of its welcoming communities.

Are there affordable accommodation options in Italy?

Absolutely! Italy caters to all budgets. From cozy guesthouses to chic boutique hotels, the options are as diverse as the country itself. Research and book in advance for the best deals, ensuring a delightful stay without breaking the bank. On this site and on my website I feature accommodation option for all budgets, use the site search at the top right of both websites to find a town and then checkout the options I recommend.

Rome Sunset

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More Travel Tips:

  1. Book your tickets to museums and other attractions in advance on
  2. Book your accommodation. and Agoda help you to book accommodation in advance
  3. Book your excursions. Wherever you go, make the most of your time! Excursions with professional guides will help you do this - choose a location and the best option for yourself on Viator or Getyourguide
  4. Book your car. At least a month before is best. Use Discover Car Hire.
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