Traveling in Italy by car
What we do know for sure is that traveling to Italy by car is a before and after in the travel experiences of any foreigner who chooses this corner of the world. We do not know a single person who has not loved it. We came back completely in love with its people, its food and its cities. Shall we start?
We recommend the car option, only if you are going to make a route through nearby countries such as Croatia or France. Keep in mind that parking in cities like Milan, Florence or Venice can cost you a lot of money, since the downtown area is restricted to vehicles or is payable.
The big question you will ask yourself when organizing a trip to Italy. As always, it will depend on the days you have available and what you want to see, but we believe that 7/8 days is the minimum you need to enjoy this Mediterranean country.
To travel around Italy we recommend using the train, it is the best option. The stations are located in the center of the cities, besides being a comfortable and inexpensive transport. Calculate that a trip between Milan and Venice has a price of about 20 euros in modern high-speed trains. Check prices and availability on the Trenitalia website.
Cheapest places to travel in italy
With the car you will have a lot of flexibility of schedules, it is economical (especially if you travel 3 or 4 people) and the trips from city to city are affordable (never more than 4h). In Italy there are many car rental agencies and most of them allow you to pick up the car in one city and drop it off in the next, so it is very convenient. On each day of our smart route we will tell you in which Smart Link you can book your car at the best price and where to pick it up and drop it off.
To be able to drive in Italy, it is essential to have a valid driver’s license from your country. If you are not EU citizens, you will also need an International Driving Permit. Get it at least 4 weeks in advance at your local Traffic Office or through the automobile associations in your country.
To make driving easier, we recommend using a GPS navigation system that you can bring from your country of origin (remember to download the maps of the country of destination) or rent in the car rental offices.
Transportation in Italy
You can prepare your trip to Italy by yourself: just follow the steps on this page, and everything will be easier. Our best advice is to make your reservations in advance.
There are many types of accommodations, you must decide depending on the type of tourism you are going to do: – For short stays in art cities (Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples,…) you should stay in the city in central accommodations. You will not lose time in moving around, since the stay is short.
Coach Tours: For those who prefer all-inclusive, we have a wide range of organized coach tours throughout the Italian peninsula. With daily or scheduled departures. To all destinations. With a variety of days of duration.
Train Tours: If what you want is a more independent tour, we recommend the tours we have by train. You will travel by train, the hotels we offer will be next to the stations, and you will only join the group for the visits or transfers to and from the airport.
Cheap places to go in italy
The Colosseum in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, the canals of Venice, the hills in Tuscany, are just some of the beauties that Italy offers, and if you want to live and enjoy them, we tell you how much it costs to travel to Italy from Mexico.
If you choose to stay in 3 or 4 star hotels, you could be paying between 2000 and 3000 pesos per night. For example, at the Hotel Giolli Nazionale, a night will cost you approximately 2,150 pesos, while at the Parc Hotel Germano Suites & Apartment, you will spend around 2,890 Mexican pesos.
For example, if you want a private room at the Yellow Square Rome, you could pay about 834 M per night, if you prefer a shared one, you will pay 448. At the Hostel Venezia Mestre 2, you will pay 1300 for a private room, and 302 for a shared room.
Beautiful Verona is home to this restaurant that serves the best Gnoquis, prepared with black truffle and Parmesan cheese. It is also famous for pasta stuffed with meat and fish or risottos, made with Tuscan wine.