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What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time?

Is it difficult to choose the best? Then read our post and find out the best itinerary in Italy!

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What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time?

Anyone who’s been to Italy knows that, regardless of how many times you’ve been there, it never seems to be enough! So what do you do? Return! And return again! And one more time! And the best part is that the sensation is always unique, magical and full of discoveries! But let’s go to our post to answer your questions about what is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time?  Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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Introduction

There are several Italian cities that are worth visiting, but of course others are postcards of the country and it is impossible not to visit them! Today we are going to suggest the “considered” best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time. Better because in this itinerary you can visit the main cities and, the best, getting around by train, which is economical, fast and safe! Although the train makes travel a lot easier, it is worth remembering that Italy is quite extensive, that is: some places are not that close. Another important thing: know the name of the main cities in Italian! It will help you a lot! Read also Hiring Specialized Travel Consultancy for Italy: is it worth it?

Tips

  • Take little luggage to facilitate transport on trains! It is better to travel “light” and save space in the suitcase for your Italian purchases!
  • If you intend to stay in Rome then be sure to read our Special Post “Which neighborhood to choose to stay in Rome?”, with hotel tips for you to be well located according to your travel itinerary;)

Airports in Italy

Don’t move to another city right after arriving at the airport, so you get and save time! As most flights arrive in Rome: let’s start with it, our eternal Rome! Also read Ten cities to visit in Italy?

1) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? ROME 

Start your journey through the eternal city! Three days are enough to get to know Rome and the subway makes it very easy to get around the city, as there are metro stations very close to the main attractions. To save even more time, buy attraction tickets and train tickets in advance! And this tip applies to all cities!

Read our links below to set up your days in Rome:

2) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? MILAN 

After Rome, travel by train to the city that best mixes old and modern, Milan! It is the most cosmopolitan city in Italy and famous for its magnificent Cathedral! Two days in Milan are enough to visit the main sights! If you want to do everything calmly, stay three days! Don’t worry: you don’t risk getting bored in this incredible and lively city!

Read our links below to set up your days in Milan:

3) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? VENICE 

After Milan (Milano) you can go by train to the city of lovers, Venice (Venezia). It is considered the most romantic city in Italy and two days there are enough! If you prefer to also visit the surrounding islands or do a round trip such as VERONA, stay up to four days! The sunset is incredible from any corner of the city! Be sure to enjoy!

Read our links below to set up your days in Venice:

4) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? FLORENCE 

Departing from Venice (Venezia) continue on to the city that was the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence (Firenze) is a delight and can be toured, almost entirely, on foot! Four days around there are more than enough!

Read our links below to set up your days in Florence:

5) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? PISA

If you want, you can make a roundtrip, by train, from Florence to Pisa. There are very good options. Pisa, home to the iconic Leaning Tower! The city is super charming and can be visited in one day. If you want to do everything calmly a whole day is enough. And if you just want to visit the Tower: half a day is enough! Or if you want, go to Siena. TIPS ABOUT PISA!

6) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? SIENA

Siena, which is another must-see city, will require you almost a entire day! In addition to being famous for its Palio (horse race), it is full of charms and you will fall in love with this incredible city! Its historic center looks like a painting, it is so beautiful! If you have left your things at the hotel in Florence, go back there, pack and travel by train to Naples. TIPS ABOUT SIENA!

7) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? NAPLES 

Leaving Florence we go to Naples (Napoli). Home of the best “pizza in the world”, according to themselves! (lol). Naples can be toured in three days and, being a very historic city, it is full of museums and churches. In these three days, be sure to include a round trip to the sensational Capri in your itinerary. TIPS ABOUT NAPLES!

8) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? CAPRI

Capri, a city that even has its own perfume! The beautiful Capri! The city is charming and, being an island, the sea serves as a frame for this very special place! If you prefer something more “historic”, you can go to the city that was destroyed by Vesuvius, Pompeii. TIPS ABOUT CAPRI!

9) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? POMPEII 

Pompeii, which resulted in the death of 16,000 people (!),  nowadays the city is one of the most important and famous archeological sites in the world and walking there is a history lesson! Really a fantastic place! TIPS ABOUT POMPEII!

10) What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? RETURN TO ROME…

After sixteen days of travel, it’s time to go back! From Naples, take the train to Rome and, from there, have a safe trip home!

Tip

  • Never want to get to know absolutely EVERYTHING at once! You will end up making the visits in a hurry and will end up not enjoying anything! So, before boarding, research what you really want to visit, so as you do not waste time, O.K.?! And another tip: leave it as an “excuse” or as “there was no time” to return to the boot country in a next opportunity! Another trip to Italy never hurts.

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Conclusion

What is the best itinerary when going to Italy for the first time? There are countless combinations of itineraries, but what we did in this post for you is ideal if it is your first time in Italy! As you realized, 16 days are not enough to see everything you would like to, but it’s a start, isn’t it? If you are interested in traveling more days in Italy be sure to visit the following links: Southern Italy with Public Transport and Itinerary in Northern Italy in 20 days.

If you feel insecure, have no time, and need help to organize your trip, don’t hesitate to contact me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy come true. And how can I do that? Keep reading this post until the end and you will understand how we make your life and your trip much easier ?

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