Welcome to Italy!
If you’re planning a trip to Italy and are looking for reliable advice about places to go, tourist attractions, accommodation, great restaurants and activities to enjoy, this is the site for you.
As an expat living in Italy for almost a year, I give you up to date tips and recommendations about the most popular destinations to visit, the best places to stay and things to do in Italy, where ever you may find yourself.
I’ll be adding my travel guides for the many cities and towns throughout Italy as I explore them. And I’ll also be providing in-depth product guides to ensure you’re equipped for your trip to Italy.
And to make the most of each place you visit, I’ll also be providing recommendations of tours with experienced travel guides, whether it’s wine tasting in Tuscany, museum tours in Rome a cruise through the canals of Venice.
Let’s get started with some of the most popular travel destinations in Italy…
Destinations In Italy
Well, when it comes to the best destinations in Italy to visit, we have to start with the obvious ones first… Rome, Florence and Venice.
Each of these historic cities offer something unique, which is why a vacation in Italy isn’t complete without visiting these three amazing places first.
In fact, for most first time visitors, this is the exact route they take during their trip!
It’s the one I (almost) took with my wife when we first visited Italy on vacation back in 2012… with one missing city… Venice. Urghh!
But we did of course get to Pisa to take the obligatory “I’m holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa” photo.
Ahh Rome, the Eternal City. Just walking around in Rome feels special.
There’s something very real about being in a city that’s almost 3,000 years old and was the centre of civilisation once upon a time.
A visit to Rome will not disappoint, with must see sites such as Vatican City, The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and others.
And being a city of over 4 million people, there’s so many things to do, from tours to events to family activities, there really is something for everyone.
Accommodation in Rome is easy to find on sites like AirBnB, Hotels.com, Booking.com and others, but try to get something relatively central to make walking around easier and so you can avoid figuring out the public transport.
Beautiful Florence, one of the most romantic destinations in Italy, and my home for almost a year.
My wife and I moved to Florence for it’s beauty, history, culture, food and several other reasons, and it hasn’t disappointed.
A popular tourist stop in Italy, it’s home to Michelangelo’s Statue of David, the Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) which was spared from being bombed by direct command from Hitler, and the Palazzo Vecchio (“Old Palace”), which was once the home of the powerful ruling banking family, the Medici.
And let’s not forget that Florence is the capital of Tuscany, a world famous region for spectacular wine, stunning vistas and delicious home made Italian food!
Florence itself is know as being an outdoor museum thanks to the many historic monuments, cathedrals and architectural wonders around every corner.
Mere mention of the city of Venice is enough to draw ooo’s and aahh’s from just about anyone, and when you visit Venice, it’s easy to see why.
This magnificent city on water is a wonder of not just historic architectural beauty, but also an amazing engineering feat.
The canals of Venice inspire artists, poets and creatives alike to produce all manner of artworks to capture the eternal beauty around them.
For tourists visiting Venice, your must see sites include St Mark’s Basilica, St Mark’s Square, Palazzo Ducale (“Doge’s Palace”), Ponte di Rialto (“Rialto Bridge”), Murano and Burano.
With Venice, it’s not a matter of finding things to do, it’s more a matter of just relaxing and enjoying what’s right in front of you.
A delicious meal, an original Italian coffee, a glass of Prosecco… and just soaking in the magic that is Venice.
Accommodation is abundant but book ahead for peak tourist time from June to September.
Hi, I’m Matt Adams, a digital nomad from Australia living in Italy.
I created this Italy blog to share the beauty and diversity that Italy has to offer, from history to culture, beaches to mountains, food and wine to nature and everything in between.
When it comes to the ultimate travel experience, it’s all in Italy!
I look forward to sharing the sights of Italy with you through my blog.
If you have any questions about Italy, don’t hesitate to get in touch 🙂