Italy by Region
VENICE ITINERARY: 1 Day in Venice: 3 Sample Itineraries
VENICE ITINERARY: 2 Days in Venice: The Perfect Itinerary
BEST OF VENICE: 9 Best Things to Do in Venice
VENICE IN PHOTOS: 20 Beautiful Photos of Venice
FLORENCE & TUSCANY
BEST OF FLORENCE: 10 Things to Do in Florence on Your First Visit
PHOTO SPOTS IN FLORENCE: Where to Get the Best Views of Florence
EXPLORING TUSCANY: Exploring the Hill Towns of Tuscany
SAN GIMIGNANO: Best Things to Do in San Gimignano (+ Photos!)
SORRENTO: How to Spend Three Days in Sorrento
CAPRI & THE BLUE GROTTO: How to Visit the Blue Grotto (and is It Worth It?)
GETTING TO THE AMALFI COAST: How to Get from Rome to the Amalfi Coast: The Complete Guide
NORTHERN ITALY & THE DOLOMITES
LAKE COMO: How to Plan the Perfect Lake Como Day Trip
BELLAGIO: Best Things to Do in Bellagio
VERONA: Best Things to Do in Verona
IRONMAN ITALY: Racing IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna
SAN MARINO: San Marino is a small country located within Italy. It also makes a great destination to add to your trip. One day is all you need to see the highlights.
10 Days in Italy 3 Different Ways: Planning your first trip to Italy and don't know where to start? Here are three different ways to spend 10 days in Italy.
10 Day Italy Itinerary: The Highlights: On this detailed 10-day itinerary, visit Rome, Florence, the Cinque Terre and Venice.
14 Day Italy Itinerary: With two weeks in Italy, not only can you visit Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre, but you can also add on three days in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
Articles about Italy
If you are planning to spend one day in Venice, there are several ways to do it. Do you want to spend the day visiting the top sights in Venice, such as St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and ...0
If you are planning your first trip to Venice, this Venice itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Venice, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful city and stroll t...2
For first timers to Italy, Rome, Florence and Venice typically top the “must-see” list. On this 10 day Italy itinerary, you have enough time to visit these three cities and add in another spect...7
If you are trying to decide where to stay in Rome, you have a lot of options. Do you want to stay in the heart of Rome and easily walk to the city’s top sights? How about a romantic apartment tuc...1
If you are planning your first trip to Italy, this Italy itinerary is a great place to start. With two weeks in Italy, you can visit the highlights…Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Tusca...132
Choosing where to stay in Venice can be exciting yet challenging. Venice is made up of neighborhoods, also called sestieri (singular sestiere), and each neighborhood has its advantages and disadvan...18
If you are researching where to go in Italy, without a doubt you are finding gorgeous, vibrant photos of Italy’s top destinations. Would you like to know how to get these same gorgeous views of Ita...3
Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to c...61
How to travel from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast can be a little confusing. You can’t simply hop on a train in Rome and ride it all of the way to Sorrento or Positano. In this post, we ex...123
If you are planning your first visit to Rome and have limited time, this Rome itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Rome, you have just enough time to visit the highlights. Tour the Vatican,...75
A visit to Pompeii is one of Italy’s most fascinating history lessons. Pompeii can be visited as a day trip from Rome, Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. For those in transit between any of ...49
San Marino is a tiny, independent nation completely surrounded by Italy. It has a spectacular location, nestled in the mountains near the Adriatic Sea. The capital city, also called San Marino, is ...15
Venice is a photographer’s paradise. With its maze of canals, its colorful, crumbling facades, and gondolas silently drifting through the city, it’s hard to leave Venice without a memory card f...5
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is one of the Dolomites’ iconic hikes. Three massive rocky prominences rise up from the rolling scenery of the Dolomites, surrounded by amazing views and, during the summ...23
Why go to Milan? It’s the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” one of the most famous paintings in the world. Milan is also home to the Duomo, world-class museums, and trendy shopping...9
The Puez-Odle Altopiano is a spectacular hike from start to finish. With jaw-dropping views of the Dolomites, fields of wildflowers, and endless alpine views, this is our favorite hike in the Dolom...45
The Dolomites is by far our favorite place to visit in the Dolomites. On our first visit to Italy, we spent four memorable days driving incredibly winding roads, up and down through mountainous ter...26
While in Italy, we spent three days in Sorrento and devoted one of these days to visiting the island of Capri. Tim and I couldn’t help but wonder is the Blue Grotto worth seeing? The Blue Grotto is...63
Top Experiences in Italy
Renaissance Art. See the works of Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. With world-class art museums such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Borghese Museum in Rome, getting at least a peak at some of these masterpieces is not to be missed. A word of advice: during the high season, book your tickets in advance.
Cruise the Canals of Venice. Whether by gondola or vaporetto, drifting through the canals of Venice is an iconic Italian experience.
Hike the Cinque Terre. Spend one day hiking through the five towns of the Cinque Terre. It is a fabulous hike and what's better than refueling at each town with fresh fruit, gelato, pasta, and wine?
Visit the Blue Grotto in Capri. We weren't sure if this one was worth it, but once we did it, we loved it.
Visit the Vatican. The Vatican Museum is another "must-see" when visiting Italy. Definitely book your tickets in advance (this can literally save waiting in line for hours) and expect HUGE crowds during the summer months.
Climb the towers in Florence. The Duomo is the most popular tower to climb in Florence, but the Campanile was our favorite. Florence is a gorgeous city and the towers give some of the best vantage points.
Lake Como. Located in northern Italy, come here for alpine vistas and to visit the villas on the water. Lake Como is virtually deserted during the winter months, so plan to visit between March and October.
Verona. This underrated city is one of our favorite spots in Italy. What a gorgeous city to explore.
Pompeii. This ancient city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii is one of Italy's most visited sights. The ash that covered the city preserved the streets, buildings, and even the bodies of those people unable to flee the eruption. Walking through Pompeii is like walking through history.
The Dolomites. The Dolomites were our favorite part of Italy. The hiking was epic, the scenery was stunning, and we loved the Austria meets Italy vibe.
Tour the Hill Towns of Tuscany. Tuscany is packed with quaint, hillside towns. Walk the cobblestoned lanes, dine on delicious Italian food, go on wine tastings, and go shopping. You could spend a week in Tuscany, visiting a new town every day.
See DaVinci's "Last Supper" in Milan. Tickets for a 15 minute viewing sell out weeks in advance, so this is an activity that needs to be planned ahead of time, but it's worth it. Visiting Milan can be done as a day trip and seeing the "Last Supper" can easily fit into your itinerary.
Visit the Greek Ruins in Sicily. Some of the best Greek temples in the world, even better than those found in Greece, can be found in Sicily. Some of these ruins date back to the 5th century B.C.!
The Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is labeled as one of the most scenic drives in the world. It's beautiful, it's filled with hair pin turns, and some people call it a "white-knuckle" ride. Come see for yourself.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Do you think the Leaning Tower of Pisa is too touristy? Maybe. But it's a quick visit and it can easily be seen as a day trip from Florence or on your way to the Cinque Terre.
Visit Sardinia. This rugged island is home to long, sandy beaches, prehistoric sites, and colorful coastal towns. The mountainous interior of the island is a hiking paradise, where you can visit one of the deepest gorges in Europe and the highest sand dunes in Europe.
Visit Puglia. Puglia, also called Apulia, geographically is the “heel” of Italy. What brings most visitors to this part of Italy is the town of Alberobello and its white-washed conical huts. But you can also find colorful coastal towns, national parks, and stunning coastal cliffs.