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Best Way To See Italy for the First Time

Best Way To See Italy for the First Time

August 24, 2018

Most travelers' first question when planning a trip to Italy is what is the best way to see Italy for the first time?

The biggest challenge to every traveler visiting Italy for the first time is deciding where to tour and explore, where to stay and for how long.  Even narrowing down the choice to the city or the countryside is difficult, as there is so much to see and do.  That's where our Italy travel experts become an invaluable asset to help you plan the perfect escorted Italy tour or Italy vacation package.

Here are some things to consider when choosing the Best Way To See Italy for the First Time

Are you looking to visit the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, or do you want a more in-depth experience that includes the Italian Lakes area, Tuscany or the amazing Amalfi Coast? Fantastic cuisine, designer shopping, history, architecture, museums, entertainment and romance are just the beginning of what you can experience in Italy.  The most popular itinerary for first time travelers include the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice.  Those looking for romance tend to focus on Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Tuscany and the Italian Lakes.

To help you choose the best way to see Italy for the first time you should determine the following:

1.  How much time do you have?
2.  What dates do you hope to travel?
3.  What is your preferred budget including airfare?
4.  How many cities/regions do you hope to see?
5.  What are your main interests? (food, wine, architecture, history or all of the above)
6.  What mode of transportation do you prefer? Do you want to drive, take a train, an Italy cruise or take an escorted tour of Italy?

Once you have determined the answers to these questions we can recommend various Italy trips that would work for you.  Don't accept just any escorted Italy tour, as there are different types including some that allow for extra time in each city, some for small groups, others have itineraries for families, other are for 18 to 35 year old, so please don't just choose the first trip you see, let us make sure its the right Italy trip for you.  Feel free to call an Italy tour specialist to get started.