Continue the route by car, now already in the Chianti region, famous for its wines. In the afternoon you will arrive in Florence and you will have time to stroll through its historic center. Book your hotel for the night in Florence. For dinner we will recommend a real gem: a local restaurant, very good and cheap.
The route continues this day to Venice. For this, you can continue with the rental car but we recommend you to go by train (in the Detailed Route we will give you the website and directions so you can book it without problems). Upon arrival you will have time to visit St. Mark’s Square and surroundings. Overnight in Venice.
Recommended route to stroll through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Venice: San Polo, Dorsoduro and Santa Croce. Night in Venice. We will recommend several local restaurants, especially to try the “cicchetti”, Venetian tapas bars very famous among the locals but unknown to most tourists!
Recommended route to visit the historic center of Milan. At the end take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful village of Portofino. Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.
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.
I already told you in my article on what to see in Italy in 30 days, many of these places, but this time I will focus on the most interesting regions. So, you will not necessarily have to make a long route, but I give you the option to make short trips to its different regions.
It’s close, it’s spectacular and you’ll be able to see it better than ever, without the hordes of tourists that usually make it more difficult to visit. While they still keep the borders closed with other non-EU countries, it is the best way to get close and see the best places to visit in Italy.
Beyond the must-sees like St. Mark’s Basilica or the Rialto Bridge, I recommend you to wander around Venice. Moving away from this area, where there are always people, you will find other equally beautiful, full of bridges, canals and historic buildings, but completely empty.
Emilia Romagna unjustly goes unnoticed as it is located between Veneto and Tuscany, two of the most touristic regions in Italy. However, it is another truly amazing region for a getaway.
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.