The best of Italy

The view from Campanile di San Marco (St Mark's bell tower) over the Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy (Photo by J. Philipp Krone)
Venice: The view from Campanile di San Marco (St Mark's bell tower) over the Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute

A travel planning site devoted to Italy—Resources, sights, hotels, itineraries, and more for planning an Italian vacation

Nearly every corner of Italy has quaint hill towns, picturesque countryside, magnificent art cities, ancient ruins, exquisite food, sublime wines, and just about any other travel cliché you want to throw in there.

It’s wonderful, it’s incredible, and it’s why Italy remains one of the most popular destinations on the planet—but it's not going to help you plan your trip.

You probably have only 1 or 2 precious weeks of vacation time, and I suspect you have your own ideas about how to spend it. That’s why I'm going to cut through the brochure-speak and help you home in on the best of the best so you can get the most of your trip to Italiy.