Italy is currently the fifth most visited country in the world with regards international tourism. To us, that’s not surprising given the wealth of what it offers. After all, Italy’s culture and history is unsurpassed. Italy also boasts the most incredible art and architecture and beautiful beaches. And how could we not mention Italy’s incredibly delicious food. Or who can forget Italy’s rich and varied tapestry of life which visitors can soak up throughout its many regions.

However, with so much to offer holidaymakers, it can be a bit overwhelming on where and how to start your Italy holiday planning. Planning a holiday to Italy, in fact planning a holiday anywhere, can be daunting. There is so much to think about – your travel arrangements, where to stay, what to see and do for a start! And it’s not always easy to know how much you need to plan in advance and how much you can decide on when you arrive.

Hopefully this guide to planning a holiday to Italy will take away some of the hard work. Treat it as a handy checklist of all the things you need to decide and tick off your ‘to do’ list if you’re planning a trip to Italy.

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