A week in ITALY – What do I need to travel? PART 1
The usual way was to fly through Milan or Rome airport with Alitalia, which offer the most frequent flights. With the entry of the low-cost airports, the options have multiplied since there are almost twenty airports that operate with Vueling/Clickair, Ryan-Air, Meridiana, Windjet, Volareweb, Alpieagles, Air Berlin, etc… Total list of airports in Italy.
The speed limit on freeways is 130 km/h per hour. The speed limit on national roads is 110 Km/h per hour, 90 Km/h on provincial and local roads and 50 Km/h if driving in an urban center.
Gas stations are open every day, except on weekends when shifts are established from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 15:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. Payment can be made in cash or with the usual credit cards.
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What we do have clear is that traveling to Italy on your own 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.
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Our trip to Europe begins in dynamic and seductive Madrid. We will walk through the cozy streets of the historic center, among museums, tapas bars and friendly people. Barcelona awaits us to discover the secrets of Catalan modernism and its bohemian neighborhoods such as the Gothic or Raval.
The turquoise tones of the Côte d’Azur, from Nice to Monaco, will give us unforgettable views of the Mediterranean Sea. The gondolas and canals of Venice hide mysteries of hidden loves. Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, radiates art and wisdom in every corner. The beautiful and scattered Rome will make us fall in love with its historical monuments and its gastronomy. We will stroll through the bohemian streets of Trastevere and the solemn squares of the Vatican. We will continue on to Turin, where we can enjoy an authentic Italian espresso in one of its traditional cafés.
Under the blue skies of Geneva we can enjoy a classic Swiss fondue. Paris radiates light and charm. Its romantic bridges, outdoor cafes and the century-old lanterns that illuminate the Seine, make up the essence of the city. We will visit the Palace of Versailles and stroll through Montmartre, a neighborhood of artists and painters with the soul of a village.
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Lecce has an unmistakable style. With its monuments, which date back to Roman times and, above all, the extraordinary 17th century buildings with the characteristic color of its local stone that tends to blond. The atmosphere is lively and sparkling. During the day, you can spend hours in the sun on its beaches, which are just a few kilometers from the city. At night, the old town will welcome you with its elegant and timeless narrow streets and, of course, its delicious restaurants.
It was the cradle of the Renaissance and the world capital of art in the 15th century. It has one of the most important historical centers and some of the most famous museums in the world. Surrounding it is one of the most emblematic and characteristic landscapes on the planet. Everything in Florence is spectacular: from the stores to the streets that lead to the hills immediately behind the most touristic areas; from the most genuine and popular neighborhoods, which emerge just outside the historic center, to the monuments that express its soul.