What to visit in Italy in 5 days
Obviously, a cheap trip to Italy involves rethinking the areas we are going to visit. A vacation in Venice, Florence or Lazio can empty the bank account of the most affluent travelers in a short time. However, if you decide to visit other less famous (but just as beautiful) regions you will find that the costs go down considerably, especially for food, transport and accommodation. In inexpensive regions such as Puglia, Abruzzo or Sicily, costs can be up to three times cheaper than in Tuscany or Veneto.
Flight by low-cost airline (Ryanair) to Bari from Madrid or Barcelona 15 – 90€* SEARCH FLIGHTSFlight by traditional airline (Iberia, ITA Airways) to Bari or Brindisi from Madrid or Barcelona (with stopovers)99 – 250€* SEARCH FLIGHTS*Estimated price per person each way for a round trip.
Basic travel insurance (including cancellation)20 – 30€* SEE POLICIESFULL COVER TRAVEL INSURANCE (including cancellation)40 – 60€* SEE POLICIES*Approximate price per person for a one week travel insurance policy in Italy through Intermundial.
My first contact with Italy was in 1994 and 2008 through two organized trips with a very similar itinerary. Here you can read my travel diaries and first impressions. We visited the following cities:
One of the best ways to get to know the country is to drive along its roads. Italy has a large network of freeways and most of the secondary roads are in an acceptable condition. Speed limits are 50 km/h in town, 90 km/h on secondary roads, 110 km/h on main roads and 130 km/h on freeways. However, be careful how Italians drive! They don’t usually look through the rear-view mirrors and don’t usually respect the safety distances.
The train is also a very good way to get to know the country. It is recommended to book in advance and online to get interesting discounts through the official website Italiarail. There are also special fares for senior citizens and children under 26. There are many direct services and sleeping cars that connect the main cities without the need to change trains.
If you are about to travel to Italy, you will love this section of the blog. You will find information about different destinations, itinerary ideas and data that will help you organize your trip to the Bel Paese and enjoy it without rushing.
You’ve decided to travel to Italy and now it’s hard to choose the places to visit. Or rather, which ones to leave for your next trip. Italy is divided into 20 regions, each one is a world of its own. Not only historically and politically speaking, but they have different traditions. That’s why one of the options to organize a trip to Italy is to dedicate yourself to discover a particular region. I’m telling you that you will have to leave some things for the next trip. But who’s complaining, right?
I am one of those who believe that gastronomy is a fundamental part of the trip. Through flavors we can learn about the history, traditions and culture of a country. In every corner you visit in Italy you will find a gastronomic world to discover. In this section of the blog I will tell you which are the typical dishes you have to try and, in addition, I will share with you alternatives where to taste them.
Are you preparing your trip to Italy and don’t know where to start? Is it better to land on the Italian islands or be seduced by the charm of the beaches of mainland and peninsular Italy? Surely knowing some of the attractions of both can help you decide so here are our bets for this summer. Take note!
A trip to the Amalfi Coast will take you through cities built on cliffs, breathtaking roads and landscapes that will remain etched in your memory. What will you find on your route to the Amalfi Coast? In addition to breathtaking sea views, the lively nightlife of Positano, the quiet and charming alleys of Amalfi or the serenity of Ravello and Vietri sul Mare, among other things.