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

Italy 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

 
Sailboats (Photo by plb06)

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

 
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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

 
This McDonald's in Sicily offers free and unlimited WiFi (not that you should eat there, but you can pick up its signal just fine sitting on the sea wall across the street) (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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

 
VAT is the built-in national sales tax in France (Photo altered from Images Money)

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

 
This moment at a Milan Gay Pride parade doesn't really show a particular concern, but it sure is cute (Photo by cristian)

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