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:

Search Cheap Flights to Italy on Skyscanner
Find Great Hotels in Italy
Get An Italy Car Hire Quote on AutoEurope
Grab the Lonely Planet Guide Book
Find Group Tours in Italy on Viator

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Italy Blog Posts

Why I love Italy – my favourite Italy experiences and places

Italy has become one of my favourite countries, and here are some of my favourite Italy experiences from over the years.
27th February 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Renaissance, Romance and Ragù: three days in beautiful Bologna

Whether you spend a long weekend in Bologna or use it as a base to explore the Emilia Romagna region, you'll be hard pushed not to fall for its beauty.
25th January 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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!
19th May 2020/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Mini adventures in micro countries: a quick guide to Europe’s smallest nations

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and as Europe's smallest nations show us, big doesn't always mean better. Here are six tiny countries to visit!
7th April 2020/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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 December 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

20 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2021

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2020 Europe trips and discover these incredible 20 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
28th November 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Exploring Emilia Romagna: Comacchio canals, Po Delta Flamingos, and forested cycling escapes

Explore the charming canals of Comacchio, the flamingos of the Po Delta, or head deep into the forest for a cycling adventure in the Emilia Romagna countryside.
28th October 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Things to do in Emilia Romagna: 15 must visit places and experiences

Emilia Romagna is a stunning region of Italy where tiny villages of colourful houses, amazing foods, supercars and buzzing cities come together.
8th October 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Apples, aristocrats and alpine lakes: visiting Val di Non in Trentino

Inside the verdant green orchard style valley of Val Di Non, in Trentino, Northern Italy, awaits castles, mirror like lakes and culinary treats.
25th August 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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