Plan your trip to Italy

All the tools, resources, tips, instructions, and advice you need to plan the perfect trip to Italy

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Italian museums, theaters, monuments, churches, and other top attractions

 
A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Italian activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

 
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Vacation blueprints for your trip to Italy so so you can get the most out of your trip, no matter where you want to go and how much time you have to see the best of Italy

 
This Italian hotel is officially five stars deluxe (the "lusso" part). Sounds great, but that doesn't mean it's the best place in town—or the right one for you. (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Italian hotels, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and other places to spend the night

 
A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to Italy

 
Transportation options to and within Italy (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA, illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to Italy and getting around Italy: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy

 
T-Mobile offers great plans for travelers (Photo courtesy of T-Mobile)

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within Italy

 
Save money on your France vacation (Photo by 401(K) 2012)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in Italy

 
The backup info sheet (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
Shop for travel insurance with a comparison site like InsureMyTrip or SmartMouth (Photo courtesy of InsureMyTrip.com)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

 
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