Things to Do in Italy
Owning 50 UNESCO approved World Cultural Heritage Sites, Italy is honored around the world for its ancient civilization and art. Being the epitome of the western art and culture, this remarkable land gave birth to the Renaissance, which affected the whole Europe, every corner of Italy bears a long history. Men are obsessed with Italian football and ladies are fanatical for Italian fashion. Moreover, the world famous Italian cuisine will also delight you. Our Italy vacation packages could cover all these absorbing aspects.
Top Destinations & Attractions
Rome and Vatican: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Pantheon, Lungotevere Castello, Spanish Steps, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
Florence: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia (Michelangelo’s David), Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica di San Marco
Naples: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Capri Island
Other Highlights: Duomo di Milano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cinque Terre
Gondolas in Venice
St Peter's Basilica, Vatican
Best Time to Go
Italy has a diverse climate, with continental climate in the north and Mediterranean climate in the south.
In summer, most areas in Italy except for the northern and central mountains are extremely hot, with the highest temperature often exceeding 35°C (95°F). Usually, the high temperature starts from the end of June and lasts till August. August is also the national holiday month, many Italian families will spend their holidays in coastal cities.
During the winter time, the northern Italy is relatively cold and accompanied by heavy snows, but you can go skiing and enjoy the snow-covered landscape of the mountains. The southern and island areas are relatively warm, with an average temperature of about 15°C (59°F).
Generally speaking, the best time to take Italy tours is spring from April to June and autumn from September to October.
How to Travel Around Italy?
Railway is the first choice for most travelers. Italy has a very convenient railway network, fast trains are available between major tourism cities like Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples, and most popular train routes take only 1-2 hours. While some famous towns in Tuscany, including San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Chianti, etc., are not on the main train routes, travelers can only go there by car or bus. Travelers could also enter Italy by train from France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
Milan Railway Station
City Bus in Milan
Currency & Payment in Italy
Italy uses the European Union's common currency Euro (€). Visa, MasterCard, JCB, etc. are widely accepted. But for tobacco purchases, only cash is accepted. Some supermarkets such as lidl do not support credit card payment.
Visa for Italy Tours
Italy is a Schengen country, international travelers can enter Italy with a valid Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country. Travelers holding American, Canadian, Australian passports, and citizens of EU and EEA countries are allowed to stay up to 90 days without a Visa.
Do I Need to Tip in Italy?
Tipping is not mandatory in Italy. If the restaurant has already charged Coperto, Pane, or Servizio, you don't need to tip again. While if the service is really good, 1 - 2 euros per person would be fine. There is no need to tip for taking coffee at the bar or taking a taxi.
For the tour guide and driver, consider tipping 5 - 10 euros each. Your decision should depend entirely on whether the service provided to you by the guide and driver can impress you. For hotel bellboy, 1 euro per bag is ok.