Are you planning a trip to Italy? The beautiful country has become one of our favorites in all of Europe! This is the page to find our best Italy travel tips, city guides, and culinary adventures.

We’ve now been to Italy several times together, and it’s easily one of our favorite countries in Europe! We immediately fell in love with the food, history, and small local villages.

Our first Italy trip was in 2016 when we made a quick stop in Florence. We then went back in 2018 and spent 10 days traveling through the Northern region by train. This included stops in Milan, Venice, Bergamo, Verona, and Bologna

On our most recent trip, we spent two days in Rome and took an amazing food tour of the Prati neighborhood. After that, we spent one month in Tuscany working and living from the hilltop town of Montepulciano

Many travelers will start their journey by flying into the big cities of Rome or Milan. From there, you can rent a car or utilize the efficient train system to get around. 

Truly, there is so much to see and do in this vast European country. Check out all our Italy guides for tips, and to hear all about our own experiences. Also, be sure to taste as much local Italian food as possible during your visit!

Italy Travel Tips

Money: The Euro is used throughout Italy.

Location: Italy is located in Southern Europe. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.

Language: Italian is the official language spoken in Italy. 

Seasons: The most popular time to visit Italy is during the warm summer months. This is when travelers flock to the beaches of Southern Italy, or islands off the coast.

Spring and fall can be a great time to visit and avoid the crowds in shoulder season. It’s also fun to experience in the winter for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. 

What to Eat & Drink: Italian cuisine is known as some of the best in the world! It features endless pasta, hearty meat dishes, baked treats, and much more. The wine in Italy is also considered some of the best in the world, and obviously worth trying on your visit!