How to Plan a Perfect Trip to Italy in 2022
Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and its beauty attracts millions of tourists every year. However, it can be difficult to plan the perfect trip to Italy, especially if you’re going there for the first time. Luckily, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know about planning the perfect trip to Italy in 2022 and beyond.
- Book your flight
The first step of any journey is booking your flight. While we could write an entire book on how to find cheap flights (and we will), for now it’s enough to say that you should always check Skyscanner, Kayak, and Google Flights before purchasing an airline ticket. Those three platforms allow you to search across airlines, routes, and date combinations at once—which means they can save you time and money by presenting every possible option.
- Book your accommodation
Before booking your accommodation, think about where you’d like to stay. Are you going to be staying in one of Italy’s stunning seaside towns or are you planning on being immersed deep within one of Europe’s world-famous cities? Whichever area you choose, it’s advisable to book your accommodation well ahead of time. Accommodation tends not to be as cheap during peak season, so try and book during off-peak times for maximum savings!
- Rent a car with self-drive
In many destinations, it’s easier to hire a car with self-drive than it is to get public transport. If you find yourself wanting to go somewhere that requires ferries or long bus journeys, renting a car will make your life easier and allow you more freedom of movement during your trip. Self-drive also gives you flexibility: if there’s somewhere on your itinerary that isn’t working out, you can just move on without having to worry about delays or cancellations.
Prepare your stay in Rome well!
A trip to Rome is best undertaken by breaking it up into three days of walking tours and eating. Luckily, there’s plenty of overlap between these activities. So you can spend your first day meandering from Colosseum to Pantheon and skipping from Piazza Navona to Campo dei Fiori before retiring for a long restorative dinner at Antico Forno Roscioli. Day two will be dedicated entirely to Vatican City, allowing you ample time for both St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (and giving you an excuse for indulging in an early lunch). You can also squeeze in a two-hour guided tour of Palatine Hill—which is among our favorites—in that time.
Florence must be visited at all costs!!
The world is your oyster when it comes to planning an Italian itinerary. To help you get started, here are three days in Florence that you can plug and play with using our customizable planner. If you prefer, you can also use our pre-made itineraries for 3 or 7 days in Florence instead. Whichever option you choose, we guarantee that they’ll be epic and memorable!
Prepare your stay in Venice in the best possible way!
Day 1-2 : Because of its central location, Venice is an ideal first stop on your trip through Italy. Take advantage of any free time you have and walk around neighborhoods like Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce. Explore stunning palaces like Ca’ Rezzonico, designed by Andrea Palladio. Then, head over to Piazza San Marco where you can see Palazzo Ducale, St Mark’s Basilica and other famous landmarks.