There is a wealth of great content online these days about Italy. Some of our favourite blogs and websites about Italy include:

Girl in Florence – a superb blog written by with a wealth of information on the beautiful city of Firenze.

Italy Magazine – A great site with information on everything from best places to visit to buying a property.

Orna O’Reilly –  Now living in the South of Italy, Orna has plenty of great content on Puglia.

Rossi Writes – Great in depth content on the Northern region of Italy.

If you want to immerse yourself in the Italian way of life and really get in the mood for your trip to Italy, then we can whole-heartedly recommend the following novels:

La Bella Figura – a wonderful novel where Kamin Mohammadi shares a snapshot into her time spent in Florence

Il Bel Centro – Michelle Damiani shares with readers an account of her year living with her family in the beautiful Umbrian town of Spello.

It’s also worth looking at some of the official Italian regional tourist information sites.

We would also encourage you to join our friendly and welcoming facebook group: ‘Travelling to Italy’ is a forum designed to help anyone who is planning a trip to Italy. Members are encouraged to share ideas, ask questions and get top tips from those who have already been so that everyone can get the most out of their stay in this beautiful country. Do take a look and see whether it may be of interest. And if you do join, please do feel free to post your holiday snaps on there and let us know what your favourite activities were during your stay!

However, nothing can beat a physical book! Some of our favourites include the Top 10 DK Eyewitness Guides which offer a great snapshot of an area. Some of our favourites include:

Top 10 Italian Lakes

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany

Top 10 Venice

Top 10 Rome

Top 10 Sicily

For something more detailed, Lonely Planet offer some more in depth options for your trip to Italy. Head to their website to view a full selection of their guide books including their range of travel and activity books for children which are perfect for families travelling with little ones. UK and European customers can use exclusive discount code ‘BOOKINGSFORYOU10’ at checkout to receive 10% discount on your order total.