Plan your trip to Italy

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

Sometimes, you just get overwhelmed (Photo by Andrew Stawarz)

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

 
 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

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

 
 (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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

 
Frescoed rooms in the 16C Palazzo Antellesi overlooking Piazza Santa Croce in Florence (Photo courtesy of the property)

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

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

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

 
How to get by in any language (Photo )

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

 
Credit unions, online banks, and local banks are almost always better than major banks (Photo collage by Reid Bramblett; logos courtesy of the respective business)

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

 
U.S. Passports (Photo by Craig James)

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

 
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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

 
General tours
 
More tours
 
 
Local tourism info links
Activities, walks, & excursions links