Italy travel tips and information
Who doesn't love Italy? Home to the iconic Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the beautiful Florence and Venice, and the food valley of the Emilia Romagna Region.
Add in the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, and there's plenty of reasons to head to this incredible country.
If you love food, this is the place to be. There are so many reasons to come back here over and over again.
There are 20 regions in Italy, all of them representing regional culture, customs and especially food.
Rome Lazio Piemont Valle d’Aosta Liguria Lombardy Trentino-Alto Adige
Veneto Friuli-Venezia Giulia Emilia-Romagna Tuscany Umbria Marche Abruzzo and Molise Campania Puglia Basilicata Calabria Sicily Sardinia
Must-do: Sit on the Spanish Steps, throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and visit the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Cinque Terre, drive the winding coastline of the Amalfi Coast, travel slowly through Tuscany, visit the food valley of Emilia Romagna and ride a gondola in Venice.
How to get to Italy: Fly - There are two airports in Rome. Alitalia is the national carrier, but many low-cost carriers and other airlines fly out of airports all over the country. Check out Skyscanner for flights and availability.
Regional trains and inter-city trains operate all over Italy. The high-speed trains are best for travelling longer distances. Book via Rail Europe.
Driving is also one of the best ways to see the country, although avoid driving in Rome. It’s unnecessary and chaotic. Rental cars may be booked through Auto Europe.
Consider hiring a motorhome as well. We use France Motorhome Hire and hiring in France and driving in Italy is possible. Get €50 off your hire when you mention us.
Electricity: Italy uses the C, F and L plug. The voltage is 230V with 50 Hz frequency. Universal adaptors are the best way of handling different electrical plugs.