ITALY DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Italy in a way like no other. From the canals of Venice to the hills of Tuscany, we explore the pockets of Italy that make this country a classic. Though they may have been etched into travel brochures many times, with Trafalgar, you will peel back the layers and find there's so much more to love than pizza, pasta and picturesque sites. On a slow and simple day in Italy, you'll relax by the ocean flopped under an umbrella on the glamourous Isle of Capri. On an extravagant day, you could be shopping at Prada and dining on breaded veal cutlet in the fashion mecca of Milan. In the capital, alfresco lunch is in order after many hours strolling the Vatican City, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. With so many opportunities available here, there really is no quintessential Italian holiday. With Trafalgar, you will sample the very best the country has to offer, quickly understanding how a lifetime spent here could still leave you wanting more. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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“Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a world class museum with an incredible renaissance art collection. Enjoy a guided tour with a Local Specialist to make the experience more memorable, especially when in front of Botticelli’s stunning ‘Birth of Venus’ painting”

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Italy at a glance
From the canals of Venice, to the ancient Colosseum, to the hills of Tuscany, we explore the pockets of Italy that make this country a classic. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why this country is much more than pizza, pasta and picturesque sites.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
8°C
Summer avg temp
26°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Rome
Language
Italian
Good morning
Buongiorno
Good evening
Buonasera
Italy Pasta

What to pack for Italy

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A classic linen outfit

The Italians are famous for their equal parts glamorous and effortless dress sense. Look the part with a few ensembles featuring classic linens in navy and white.

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A blank journal

With the wealth of inspiration tucked into every corner of Italy, you might find yourself compelled to write down notes or memories. At the very least to remember the traditional Italian recipes you learn.

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Headphones

With such a large expanse of space to explore, on some days, long journeys are unavoidable. The scenery will provide plenty of visual entertainment, while headphones can be used to listen to some local music or enjoy podcasts about Italian history, culture and politics when you're not enjoying the storytelling from your Travel Director.

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A small blanket

When exploring the soul-stirring setting of Tuscany, a picnic may call. Come prepared with a small blanket to cover in wine and cheese.

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Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

A classic memoir that brought the romance of Tuscany to the world, there’s no better time to read this book than when venturing through the country yourself.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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