Welcome to Italy

Italy is home to some truly unique sights and activities. If you’re after an unforgettable trip abroad, you won’t be disappointed.

You can explore the many buzzing cities and spend your days viewing unforgettable architecture, art and history. You can travel the awe-inspiring coastline, bathe in crystal clear waters and relax on the many Mediterranean beaches. Or, you can head up high into the mountains and take advantage of Italy’s infamous ski slopes. Italy is also home to many famous wine regions, if pizza and Limonchello are more your thing.

Regardless of what holiday you’re after, Italy really does have something for everyone.

Italy's currency is the Euro, so you'll need to get your travel money sorted. Check conversion rates, get foreign cash and sort out your travel cards before you fly.

It'll come as no surprise to know that you'll need a valid passport to travel to Italy. Be sure to sort out your new passport or organise a renewal well before you jet off.

Italy may be a first-world country, but that it's still important to get your travel insurance sorted before you leave. Make sure your trip is covered with travel insurance for Italy.

What to see in Italy

There’s just so much to see in Italy. From the iconic Colosseum, to the Amalfi Coast; here are some tips on what you absolutely must see while you’re there:

Mediterranean Magic: Italy’s best sports for a beach break

Nothing beats a sunshine-filled beach break and Italy’s beaches are among some of the most beautiful in the world. Yet it’s important to remember that Italian beaches are a little different to Australian ones. While many Australians flock to the coastline to enjoy games of beach cricket, sandcastle building, surfing, picnics and more…

Roman Holiday: 24 hours in Italy’s capital

Boasting proud culinary traditions, some of the world’s greatest historical sites and jaw-dropping examples of architectural genius, Italy’s atmospheric capital is a long-standing heavyweight on the travel scene. The Eternal City has attracted travellers for centuries and Rome’s enduring popularity isn’t showing any signs of stopping…

Italy's fashion hotspots

Holiday shopping in Italy is a special experience, whether it’s finding a vintage gem in a hidden laneway boutique or finally purchasing the designer handbag you’ve wanted for years. Here are some insider tips to help you navigate the tourist traps and shop the best of Italian fashion in Milan, Rome, Florence and Venice…

What to do in Italy

Figuring out what to do in Italy can be a bit overwhelming – there’s so much choice! We’ve whittled it down so that you can pick and choose from our collection of things to do in Italy.

Top 7: Italy market destinations

Markets are the lifeblood of metropolises around the world. Pulsing with activity and throbbing with sights, smells and chatter, they provide a glimpse into a city’s long-held traditions and rituals — as well as its soul. Italy’s markets are a sensuous delight. From charmingly ramshackle flea markets to lavish food halls…

Learning Italian, Sicilian style

Sicily might not be an obvious choice when deciding where to learn Italian. But towns like Taormina are attracting more and more students from all around the world. Here’s why. Sicily was always my first choice when I started planning a study-holiday in Italy. I’d travelled around the northern cities in my twenties…

Under a Sicilian sun: sailing the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily. Accessible only by sea, these islands are a traveller’s paradise – with a fiery volcano at its heart.
The south of Italy is said to be a world of its own, but so too, the Aeolian Islands. Scattered across the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the toe of Italy’s boot, you can only sail…

Skiing in Italy: top five destinations

Skiing in Italy is a lesser-known highlight of the iconic boot. Whether you’re experiencing the snow season for the first time, or you’re seeking your next ski challenge, Italy is the place to do it. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, it’s good value compared to other European ski areas, even the food is fantastic and the weather typically sunny...

Exploring Italy's gardens

With so many amazing options to choose from across the country, the gardens of Italy should be added to any travel itinerary. Whether it’s your first or fifth time to the country, Italy’s gardens represent a special part of its history and are a great way to unwind and connect with your surroundings. Here’s a selection of the five best…

A short guide to long walks in  Italy

Whether you want to spend half a day walking off all that pasta and tiramisu or you’re looking for your next fitness adventure, Italy is the perfect destination for long walks, hikes and treks. Here are a few handy tips on how to plan the perfect Italian walking holiday and some of the amazing walking and hiking routes to choose from…

What to eat in Italy

When you think of Italy, you think of the food. When you’re travelling a foreign country finding great places to eat can be a bit of a challenge. Here’s our top picks on where to eat in Italy.

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