This Ultimate Italy Travel Guide is designed to help you get the very most out your trip to Italy and make planning a breeze! Italy is on the most popular destinations in Europe. This is in part due to the huge variety it has on offer. Here you’ll find everything from beautiful mountain regions, to buzzing city escapes, to pretty beach villages. There truly is something for everyone in this wonderful country!
When is the Best Time to Visit Italy?
The best time to visit Italy is between April and September, when the weather tends to be pleasant and warm. It can get very busy during the summer months due to school holidays, so aim for Spring or Autumn if you’re keen to miss the crowds!
If you’re hoping to go skiing in Italy, you’ll want to visit during the winter when there’s plenty of snow at the Italian alps! Ski season tens to fall roughly between November and April.
Good to Know:
- Language: the main language spoken in Italy is Italian. Around 50% of the population speak in a regional dialect. In the major cities, most people are able to speak some level of English, however you’ll find that this stops being the case in more rural areas.
- Currency: the local currency is Euros (EUR)
- Plugs: In Italy the power plugs and sockets are of type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I always recommend purchasing a universal adapter for your travels, so you’re never caught out!
- Safety: Italy is, generally speaking, a very safe country. The big cities have the highest crime rate but even then, it’s nothing too out of the ordinary for similar sized cities worldwide! The biggest thing to watch out for as a tourist is theft. Be careful of pickpockets and make sure you’re aware of your belongings at all times.
Make the most of free museum days: many museums have specific days where they allow free entry! Check when these are and make the most of them!
Try Walking: a lot Italy’s cities are very walkable and you’ll save a lot of money on transport costs!
Sandwiches and Pizza: are the most affordable options in Italy. They go big on their sandwiches and they’re absolutely delicious! They make the perfect budget-friendly lunch!
Download the Rick Steves App: he has loads of great walking tours completely free. Simply plug in your headphones and get learning!