Thinking about Italy and wondering how to plan an unforgettable Italian vacation? Italy is a country that inspires visitors to dream big when they visit. In reality, you could spend years going around the country and never truly see everything, which is why so many people visit multiple times.
If you are contemplating visiting for the first time, the five steps below will help you get started on planning a memorable holiday.
This is the biggest step you will need to do — choose a focus or theme! Will it be following in the footsteps of Da Vinci, or are you planning to sample different traditional cuisines from each region? Do you want to spend your time in the Italian Alps skiing, or do you want to cycle around Tuscany? There is an unlimited amount of activities you can do in Italy. Do you want an active vacation or would you rather relax? Active vacations can range from hiking through mountains to sailing in the Mediterranean. Relaxing vacations may include something as posh as a luxurious spa hotel or something quieter, such as a rustic cottage or a farmhouse rental in a vineyard. Think about how you want to spend your holiday.
When do you want to go? The time of the year can determine which cities and regions are best to visit. Italy sees a swell of tourists in the summer. This makes for very crowded venues. It is also when rates are at their highest. Spring and fall are considered off-peak seasons, and the weather is beautiful – not too hot and not too cold. These times of the year are nicer to the wallet as well. Winter is an underrated time of year for visiting. The country enjoys a temperate winter (except in the mountains where it WILL snow), so this is a great time to visit if you can. Some of the Christmas/Winter processions are absolutely stunning. There is Vatican City of course, but Naples, Verona, and Torino are top spots for decorations, while in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the skiers do a torchlight parade at midnight. Did we forget to mention the Christmas markets? You can buy handmade ornaments and handicrafts, decorations, and delicious foods. Milan has a beautiful market with an ice rink and live entertainment. This is also a big step in how to plan an Italian vacation.
Make a checklist of what you want to see! Do you want to visit the remains of Pompeii? You can climb up Mount Etna (still ACTIVE!) and look down into the eye of this massive volcano. You can stroll through Roman gardens, or eat your way through Tuscany. You can shop your way through Milan, or visit Modena which is home to Ferrari, Pagani, and Maserati. There must be something in the water that inspires car designers! The list could go on infinitely on the many attractions Italy has to offer. How can you expect to plan an Italian vacation with so much to see and do??? That’s where step 4 comes in!
Call Trips2Italy! They are native Italians with a passion to help you explore and experience this beautiful country! Trips2Italy can take you from “how to plan” to “enjoying an incredible Italian vacation” with just a single phone call. They will help you from booking airfare to finding accommodations to mapping out your best Italian experience. They work closely with you to ensure you see all that Italy has to offer.
Enjoy your Italian Vacation!
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