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

 
Villa Greve in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti wine region sleeps 12 (Photo courtesy of the property)

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

 
A Go-Today.com package offering roundtrip airfare from NYC, 2 nights each in Rome, Florence, and Venice, and train tickets between each starting at $949 (Photo courtesy of Go-Today.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

 
Four USA-issued chip-and-pin cards (Charles Schwab Bank Visa Debit Card, Citi ThankYou Preferred Visa Signature Credit Card, Bank of America BankAmericard Travel Rewards Visa, Wells Fargo Cash Bank Visa Signature Credit Card) (Photo by Aranami)

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

 
Embassies & consulates (Photo unknown)

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

 
Be smart. Don't leave your bag on the bar; some places have purse hooks (just be sure you keep it between your knees as you sit, and take it with you when you use the bathroom) (Photo collage by Reid Bramblett, using images from David Mezzo and Kimmy T.)

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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