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This section of Life in Italy groups a set of suggested Itineraries and it is a good place to start if you wish to get some more inspiration about what to visit when coming to our beautiful country.

Here, you'll not only find articles about locations, but also about what each area of the country can offer you culturally, socially and from the point of view of its traditions. 

It's a perfect place to discover little gems of beauty you may not necessarily find on your typical tourist's websites. A perfect place to find out about the "real," most authentic Italy there is. 

If you'd prefer to go for an organized or guided visit to the country, we got you covered, too: check out our Italy Tours section!


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Bicycling in Tuscany
Saturday, May 10TH, 2014 by admin
Travel by Bike in Italy Up until now, we have been talking about biking in terms of those big, powerful shiny machines that roar through the countryside. Now I am going to talk to you about traditional biking, that is, on a two wheel vehicle with pedals and transmission chains, that gets you to your destination after a lot of huffing and puffing, and honest-to-goodness exercise. But this is also the form of transport that gives you the time to look around and to savor the silence and beauty of your surroundings. One area where biking of the traditional sort is highly practiced is the...
Italy By Train
Wednesday, October 05TH, 2016 by admin
Milan Train Station. Ph. Paolo Margari on flickr (   Italy by train is an excellent way to see the country whether you have two weeks or two months to travel. It is a great way to see some of the Italian countryside without the hectic traffic or crowded buses. Service ranges from the "classic" state room trains whose speeds vary to ultra-modern high speed EuroStar Italia trains with world class amenities. To get the most out of your Traveling time and to see places off your main itinerary, night trains with sleeper cabins can save you money and time, esp...
Italy by Train: Southern Italy
Saturday, October 01TH, 2016 by admin
  Italy by train   Travelers already familiar with Northern Italy will find much more to explore in the lesser known south. A trip to Southern Italy via rail is perfect for a second or third adventure in Italy as it touches on places far from the sights of Venice and Florence.   While rail travel in the south takes a little more effort than in the north due to fewer high speed trains and fewer tracks, it is still a rewarding and relaxing experience. Keep in mind that fewer people in the south speak English but are still willing to help. You will often...
Sicily: the Grand Tour is still alive
Thursday, September 22TH, 2016 by
Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean's islands. Because of its location and its history, it is one of Italy's major tourist destinations, both for its beaches and its cultural offerings.   Touring Sicily would take months in itself because there's simply so much to do and see, so we are forced to make a hard choice and limit our tour to the best-known locations, hoping to be able to get back another time to discover the hidden gems we're going to miss.   In the 18th century, Italy was a mandatory stop in the so called Grand Tour, an educational journey made by scion...
Touring Puglia
Thursday, June 16TH, 2016 by
Vieste at dusk, on the coast of Puglia. Ph. flickr/castgen    Puglia (Apulia) is a major tourist destination in Italy. Its historical, artistic, religious, cultural, and natural assets make it an important destination for travelers driven by different impulses. It is impossible to conceive a tour that would reveal all of it in one go, unless you have more than a month to spend here and that would actually be a blessing! Otherwise, you should schedule at least a day for every one of the following places. Add a couple of days for relaxing on Puglia's wonderful beaches...
Sicily is said to be one of the places in Italy where “life is lived in the moment”, and this couldn’t be more true.   Palermo Cathedral (Cha già José/Flickr)   There is an overwhelming amount of artistic excellence that fills the streets of Sicily. With its incredible history and fervor, Sicily holds a sensual experience and a moral ambivalence that are attractive and unique. This city offers such great diversity with its architectures and impressive cultural legacy. Whether it seems as significant or not, one of the spoken constants of Sicilian culture...
Italy in One Week
Wednesday, May 11TH, 2016 by admin
  Piazza del Popolo with the twin churches in Rome, a must-visit in a 7-day itinerary in Italy  Ph.   Many people coming to Italy for their holidays don't have a large amount of time and need a concise and effective itinerary allowing to visit the most significant places in the country, in as little as seven days.  This itinerary' ll help you get a good handle on some of Italy’s important places of interest. With a short amount of time, you’ll want to be prepared before travelling and have a well constr...
Cycling Tuscany and Umbria
Wednesday, June 17TH, 2015 by admin
Cycling in the countryside   If you like cycling, you will definitely want to do a cycling tour of Tuscany and Umbria. These fantastic provinces have a lot to offer: the hills, towns and valleys of southern Tuscany and Umbria are a cyclist's dream. Beautiful scenery with rolling hills and waving wheat fields, ancient houses and churches, medieval architecture and awesome views will take your breath away. The charming towns sitting atop hills are a great place to enjoy a warm evening after a day of cycling. The valleys are just as charming: here, you can cycle throu...
By Anna De Filippo   Italians would say anche l'occhio vuole la sua parte, appearance counts too, and colors certainly play a huge role when it comes to it. When traveling through Italy, tourists can be sure of one thing, they'll never face the same view. The country offers a variety of landscapes, often associated to vibrant colors people hardly forget. When recalling a place, we all naturally tend to associate it to a particular smell, taste or, indeed, color: some locations shine through their vivacity and are known for the delightful mix of shades and hues they offer....
A tour of less known Tuscany
Sunday, June 15TH, 2014 by ancos
  Everyone knows Florence and the Chianti area, but there are lesser known, yet equally breathtaking places you can visit in Tuscany. Let me tell you about one of my favorite itineraries!  Lucca is the first stop of our tour of Tuscany and will be our home base. It is not the most central of all the locations of this tour, but this small city has a haunting, charming beauty, well worth a visit and, why not, a few days' stay.   Rick Steves shows us the beauty of Lucca   Two well known landmarks characterize the city: its 16th century walls,...