Travel Italy Tips – Ideas For Visiting Tuscany
So, you’re planning to travel to Italy. Where do you start? Well, where do I start: The first thing you need to know is that you will have no problem finding cheap all-inclusive Italy vacations. And here’s the best way to find them: Travel smarter, not harder.
If you’re a solo traveler like me, it’s probably pretty obvious to you that you’d prefer to travel to all of Italy. Rome, Florence, and Tuscany are all just about guaranteed to be top picks for the “places I want to see” category on any travel itinerary. Rome, however, is right up there as one of the more romantic cities in Europe (again, sweat though, solo travel to Italy is always fun). So: how do you enjoy your Italy solo travel itinerary, be it 2 days in Rome, 2 weeks on an Italy all-inclusive group tour, or 2 days traveling around the region all by yourself? The answer is: solo travel Italy tips.
Let’s say you choose to travel to Rome by all-inclusive group tour packages. For example, groups starting with Venice visit the Palazzo Reale, the Vatican Museum, and St. Peter’s Basilica. A solo traveler would make good use of these Rome attractions while learning about Italy and its culture at the same time. One of my favorite things about Rome is simply the catacombs, so I would include these ruins in my solo travel Italy tips.
For a more relaxed approach, I would include some Santa Maria in my solo travel Italy tips as well. Santa Maria dell’flora is a gorgeous beach resort town on the north coast of Tuscany in the Dolomites. The entire island is dotted with churches, old buildings, and fascinating art.
A solo vacationer can even consider spending their day hiking the countryside surrounding the village of Verres. I suggest a day trip out to the vineyards at Bellagio, the former palace of Pope Boniface VIII. This is the main winery producer in Tuscany, and the best time to visit is from May to October, when they have new releases. You’ll also find it fun to mingle with the local farmers during the day.
But don’t limit yourself to eating alone at restaurants. If you’re planning a day trip to the Catacombs of Bom Jesus, located in the Basilica di San Juan de Las Antibia, be sure to take a walking tour through the grounds. The original site of the catacombs was built during the Second World War for burial purposes of thousands of war prisoners who were killed in the trenches. You may be able to find pieces of bone here that have been kept in glass jars as a souvenir.
If you are single and planning a solo trip to Tuscany, you can save money by staying in a dorm-style hotel. Many bed and breakfast locations are now offering self-contained accommodations. These usually include a private room, private bath, and internet access. It is also a good idea to bring your own linen and toiletries.
However, if you’d prefer to sit alone during your trip, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of beautiful things to see and do in Tuscany. Spending an afternoon walking along the rocky cliffs of Montalcino with only the sounds of the waves in your ears will be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. You may want to try one of their world famous pizzas at Mastretto or Perugian Kitchen. For dessert, try their handmade ice cream, sorbet, and tiramisu. There are so many different activities to participate in, so you’re sure to leave the hotel with fond memories of your Italian vacation.