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Significant Mistakes When Planning A Trip To Italy

Planning a trip to Italy can seem overwhelming with all of the beautiful sights and vibrant culture that the country has to offer. Trying to see everything at once is not only an exhausting idea but not recommended at all!

Rushing your vacation to try and get as much in as possible will only ruin it. Here are some other suggestions to avoid when planning out your visit.

Trying To See All the Major Cities
Florence, Venice, Milan, and Rome are the big tourist draw, but it can be draining to try and see them all if you have less than a week. You’ll want to hit the capital, and the major cities act as an excellent introduction to those who wish to view famous architecture and art of the country.

Some highlights from each area involve the Colosseums and the canals along St.Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

We recommend one week for three cities and a two week minimum for all four. If going less than a week and we highly recommend staying in just one town. Seriously, there’s so much to explore, and you won’t be missing out.

Going For a Regional Experience
Regional trips through the country are perfect for travelers who have already visited Italy once before. They’re a great experience for viewing Italy through the eyes of a local and aren’t as packed and bustling as the main cities.

While you can choose any spot on that map that interests you, we recommend looking at unique locations. This includes locations like Tuscany or Florence. These spots have the bonus of being close to Rome and will give you the opportunity to check out the nightlife there if so inclined.

An example of a trip like this would be to spend a few nights in Florence and then take a day trip to some of the smaller areas around it such as Pisa and San Gimignano. Again, it depends on how much time you have to dedicate to the experience.

However, town hopping means a lot of driving or finding other forms of transportation. We recommend renting a small apartment to immerse yourself in the area.

Food Tours
There is no better trip in the world than planning to go to Italy for its food and wine. If traveling this way, however, it’s essential to pick a specific theme and do lots of research for the area.

Following a tour of Italy, this way will not give you a significant portion of the culture, but it will provide you with an in-depth look at a specific area. You’ll see less of the country overall and yet still enjoy what you are doing.

Avoid the Rush, and Enjoy!
Overall the most significant problems to avoid is rushing the experience. We completely understand that there is so much to see and do in the country, but it’s like trying to see all fifty states of America in one day. Impossible!

By planning out your vacation ahead of time, we’re confident that you will enjoy everything that Italy has to offer.