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Tips For A Successful Italy Vacation

January 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Tips

Traveling to Italy is a dream by many. If this is your dream too and you’re now ready to make it reality, then here are some handy tips that you might want to try out to help make your dream a successful reality.


As the famous saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It’s quite a cliche if you think about it, but just like in traveling to any other country, you should learn about the country’s culture before you go there. You should research first about Italy’s customs, traditions and other vital data.

Advance Planning

Planning in advance is always the right thing to do with any kind of excursion. Take into consideration some vital factors. For instance, are you in need of some kind of medication? If yes, then you should always have your medication around with you. Thus, appropriate documentation would be needed to prove so, in order for you to bring it. Even though there’s a chance that you can get the same medication in Italy, there is also a chance that you may not. Thus, playing safe would be better than risking it at all.

Additionally, you should think about whether you want to drive around the city or not. You should find out if you’ll be allowed to drive around Italy with just your regular license, or if you’d have to go get an “international driving license’ in order for you to drive. Also, if you’re not that familiar with what international road signs look like, then you should do your research and familiarize yourself!

If you’ll be driving, it would be best to do an advance check on your route. In that way you have less chances of getting loss and you can have at least some knowledge on where you’ll be going before you even get there. You should also research and know the road rules in Italy, so that you won’t get into any trouble or commit violations when driving.

Know The Spots

Florence Italy Old BridgeBefore going out your hotel room, it would also be best to create a list of all the scenic spots and things that you would want to see. Try researching them first before heading out. This is so that you won’t waste your time, since some museums, events or exhibits are quite time sensitive, which is why you’d definitely want to be sure that you’re visiting on the right timing to see all that you want to see.

Nowadays, almost all museums and art galleries have a Web page. It’s pretty easy to surf the Internet and check their sites so that you would know their opening and closing times.

Get Connected

If you’re someone who needs to have his or her cell phone all the time, there’s a way in which you can make it work in Italy. You can get a specialized card that can make your phone capable in receiving signal while in Italy. You can ask your service provider regarding that matter.

Additionally, if you’ll be bringing your laptop computer, you should be sure that you have your transformers with you and some converters, just in case the voltages in the plugs are different from the ones that are conventionally used in your country. Also, do not forget to bring any documentation that may be needed.

Consider A vacation Rental
Italy is not a cheap country to stay in. If you are planning on touring one particular region for a period of time, and you are in a group, consider taking a vacation rental rather than staying in a hotel as this could make you a significant saving. It’s possible to stay in one place and still be able to tour whole areas such as Tuscany, Sicily, Umbria etc. There are plenty of vacation villas in Italy available from online agents that can be booked online before you go.

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