Italy Travel Guide

Italy steals my heart no matter how many times I visit. This countries beauty is beyond words.

People call Venice a tourist trap, but it’s blissful off season. The hidden villages around the famous five of Cinque Terre will blow your mind and historic world class cities such as Rome and Milan are well worthy of at least a few days each.

Get a car or a rail pass and explore Italy from top to bottom, if you have the time it will be an unforgettable trip.

Italy Travel Basics:

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Italy Blog Posts

San Marino

San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?
5th October 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Views from Buonconsiglio Castle

A weekend in Trento: the perfect Italy city break

The city of Trento in Northern Italy is the perfect size Italy city break thanks to its managable size to explore on foot, old-town and imposing nature.
14th August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Sunrise at Lake Caldonazzo

Escape to the lakes of Valsugana, Italy’s water sport heaven

When looking for things to do in Trentino, a weekend in Valsugana of watersports at Lake Levivo and Lake Caldonazzo coupled with mountain hikes is a dream.
11th August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Brisighella

Emilia Romagna: 9 Awesome Experiences and Day Trips in Northern Italy

Emilia Romagna is a stunning region of Italy where tiny villages of colourful houses, amazing foods, supercars and buzzing cities come together.
1st August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Lake Levico in Valsugana

Reasons to visit Trentino: My favourite Italian region you need to discover

The Trentino region in northern Italy captured my heart. Here are some of the reasons to visit Trentino and things do when you arrive at this hidden gem!
31st July 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Cinque Terre

12 Best Places to Visit in Europe this Autumn & Winter

Being back in Europe for winter has its perks. Exploring historic cobbled streets, cool canals and grand architecture without fighting through a selfie stick crowd is well worth the chilly mornings. These eleven places should be making the cut on your agenda right now.
4th April 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Weymouth

18 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2018

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2018 Europe trips and discover these incredible 18 lesser known towns and destinations. If Camogli, Silves, Skadar and Mellaig don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
23rd March 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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Cinque Terre in 20 Photos: A guide to the five lands

So, a few weeks ago a National Geographic editor whittled down 24k+ images to 32 on the theme of Reflection, and somehow one of mine made the cut. No credit to me, have you seen how photogenic Cinque Terre is...
16th March 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Checking in to Corniglia in Italy

Checking into Camogli, The Best of Italy

Portofino and Cinque Terre might get all the attention in this region of Italy but the colourful, small and often over looked Camogli deserves a check in to enjoy the simple slower life.
10th March 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

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