Where to Start Your Trip to Italy
Depending on your best flight option, your trip might be in a different order.
We flew in and out of Venice. The smaller airport was nice, and with the use of speed trains, it was easy to visit all the towns we wanted and be able to return to Venice for our flight home. Ideally, we would have preferred to fly into Venice or Rome and out of the other. But our tickets in and out of Venice were too good to pass up.
The Best Time of Year to Visit Italy
I recommend the shoulder seasons of April – May and September – October. The perfect mix of fewer crowds and pleasant weather. We went in the end of September and it was perfect.
The Best Way to Get Around Italy
No need to rent a car for this trip. Trains make it easy to get around this country. I recommend buying your ticket online or via the mobile app.
If you have a paper Train Ticket, always validate your ticket! You will be fined if you don’t. Look for validation machines at the entrance to each platform. Never hesitate to ask a train station employee.