You’ve probably got your New Years resolutions sorted by now, but what about holiday ones? We’ve curated some of the best holiday resolutions if you’re planning a trip to Italy this year (or next – we like to think they’re timeless).
Read more books
Well start with an easy one (and one which is probably on your list). One of the best things about going on holiday is that you can relax by a pool with a good book, and let the hours run away. Since you’re heading off to Italy, why not take a book set there? There are some fantastic books to choose from – some of our favourites include:
- Under The Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes
- The Land Where Lemons Grow, Helena Atlee
- A Room With A View, E. M. Forster
Go on a road trip
It might not be the obvious choice as a way to spend a day, but Italy has some stunning roads which beg to be explored. Depending on your location, you could spend a day driving a couple of hours with a stop for lunch – or you could book a hotel stay midweek and explore further afield. The Amalfi Coast, Tuscan hills and Stelvio Pass all beckon…
Do something exhilarating
Italy might seem a tranquil country, but there’s plenty of adventure if you dare to seek it out. From skiing in the winter, to waterskiing or paragliding in the summer. If high-adrenaline sports are not your idea of fun, you could always explore one of the many caves they have – take a guided tour to get the full experience.
Explore the local cuisine
Italy is – rightly so – world famous for its food. There’s the classics – pasta, pizza, olive oil, wine – but there are also local specialties such as ribollita in Tuscany and arancini in Sicily. If you’re holidaying near the coast, you have to try the seafood. Restaurants in Italy place such an emphasis on celebrating local food, you won’t struggle to uphold this resolution.
Of course, by “cuisine” we also mean wine and we highly recommend doing a vineyard tour during your stay.