Italy Travel Guide

Make sure your trip to Italy runs as smoothly as possible with a little pre-travel reading. And here's the place to start with lots of useful information on the essentials including what visas you'll need, what currency to take and when best to visit. Plus, if you're still deciding where to go in Italy, have a read of our best places to visit and start planning your wishlist.

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Best Places to Visit

Make sure you tick off these must-see destinations on your first-time visit to Italy

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your perfect Italy holiday with guide on when to go for the best sightseeing weather


Top Travel Tips

Swot up on all you need to know with details on currency, shopping and more


Tourist Visas

Be prepared by checking the visa requirements for Italy before you travel

Locorotondo - Italy

Holidays to Puglia

Find out more about visiting Italy's 'heel', home to pretty countryside and rural towns

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Benefits of Coach Tours

Coach touring is a popular way to explore Italy. Find out if it's the travel style for you!

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The Best Venice Tours

Our guide to visiting the legendary Floating City, one of Italy's main attractions

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Best Short Tours of Italy

Short on time but want to explore Italy? Discover the best itineraries in 7 days or less

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Italy Tours for Couples

Planning a romantic Italian holiday? These are the itineraries we suggest!

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Italy Tours for Seniors

These are the Italy tours and trips we recommend for older travellers!

Castel del Monte, Italy

Beyond Rome...

Been to Rome and Venice? Make these destinations part of your second Italy trip!

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Italy tours for solos

The best Italy tours for solo travellers, and why you should book that solo trip

Plan your trip to similar destinations!

Get to know Italy

Recommended Reading

  • The Italians
    by Luigi Barzini
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by William Shakespeare
  • The City of Falling Angels
    by John Berendt
Did you know...?

Facts about Italy

  • Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country in the world with an impressive 50 sites.
  • Soccer is Italy‚Äôs most popular sport and the country has won four World Cups, one less than Brazil.
  • Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world with famous varieties including Chianti and Barolo.

Italy Travel Advice

We keep an eye on the latest travel guidance on Italy and follow the advice set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travelers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country when planning your trip.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Italy Tourist Organisation site and the latest Italy Weather Updates from the BBC.