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

Epic Puglia and Lombardy Italy two week road trip itinerary: South to North

The north and south of Italy both offer diverse and different landscapes and activities. Double your journey to Italy by visiting both Puglia and Lombardy.
9th August 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Things to do in Lombardy, Italy: a photo guide to this fantastic region

From the stunning nature of Lake Garda and Como, to the art and architecture of amazing city's, the Lombardy region of Italy packs a punch!
8th August 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Things to do in Puglia, Italy: a photo guide to Italy’s dazzling heel

Top things to do in Puglia, such as Alberobello, Lecce, Locorotondo and Polignano a Mare. Discover the stunning region in the 'heel' of Italy's boot.
27th July 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

In the hills of Foggia, Puglia: Watermills, orecchiette, and authentic mountain towns

Discover an authentic side to Puglia, Italy by heading to the mountains. From watermills making pasta to the towns of Bovino and Sant'Agata di Puglia.
25th July 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Curious about Cremona, Italy: a city of vintage violins, mustard fruit and sweet surprises

Cremona, in the Lombardy region of Italy, might be most famous for its violin production, but is it still worth a visit beyond the stringed instruments?
21st July 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Italy off the beaten path: 25 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.
8th July 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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)
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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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