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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Find Great Hotels in Italy
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Grab the Lonely Planet Guide Book
Find Group Tours in Italy on Viator

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Italy Blog Posts

Blissful Brisighella: the hidden medieval village in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Brisighella is one of the Italian villages you fall in love with on first sight. Vineyards, towers, colourful facades and few tourists make it a must visit.
9th February 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Art, architecture and aperitivo: celebrating Emilia Romagna’s smaller cities

Bologna might be the capital of Emilia Romagna, but the regions smaller cities are worth a day trip or longer: Discover Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Rimini and more.
15th January 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Welcome to Emilia Romagna, the home of food

It's a bold claim, but I'm going to call it. Emilia Romagna may just be the home of food, certainly in Italy. Enjoy these top 13 food expeirences!
28th December 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Cycling the ancient cobbled streets of Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara is a real gem in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. From the castle to the cathedral, these cobbled streets are perfect to cycle through history.
10th December 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

A long weekend in Lombardy: Lake Como and Milan

A long weekend in Lake Como and Milan offers you the perfect taste of both sides of Lombardy, city life and lakes and mountains.
26th November 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Italy off the beaten path: 20 hidden gems in Italy

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Italy. I love getting off the beaten path in Italy with so many colourful and dreamy destinations to explore.
25th November 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

13 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.
20th November 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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)

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)
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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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