Traveling to Italy is a safe experience but unless you have been there before, it's going to mean you're in unfamiliar territory. So it pays to know a few safety and security tips for traveling in Italy that will make your trip trouble free and enjoyable.
Let’s face it, travel can be tricky.
Numerous details need to be taken care of and many things can go wrong if you’re not paying attention. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful tips, some of which are time-tested ideas. The others are new solutions to old challenges that'll help you simplify your trip and free you up to just enjoy yourself.
There is a national holiday in Italy that most outsiders would not know about, a holiday almost bigger than Christmas for many Italians. That holiday is called Ferragosto.
All of Italy, it can be argued, is romantic.
Italy is one of the most popular overseas honeymoon destinations for Americans. Some believe that it's the most romantic place on earth.
If you like being outdoors while vacationing, Rome is the city for you.
The city on the Tiber is glorious all year round, with moderate temperatures in the winter, ideal sunny weather in the spring and fall, and for those who thrive in warm weather, sultry summers.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy is getting a bit too popular.
The picturesque and charming coastal "Italian Riviera" is looking at ways to limit the number of people who visit.
It may seem like travel agents are a thing of the past, but we work with travel agencies every day at Bella Vista Tours.
Why would our clients prefer to work with travel agents? For our discerning customers, value and service are important—and travel is much more than a commodity where one tries to get the cheapest price for a mass marketed experience. They have high expectations for their precious leisure time.
Italians do many things well, and gelato is definitely one.
Gelaterias have become more common in the United States where you can sample this famous Italian import. When you go to Italy, you'll be able to taste the real thing.
We write about churches a great deal in this blog. Almost as much as wine.
We love Italian churches because of their magnificent art and architecture, as well as their fascinating histories. However, after seeing your twentieth church, you may have had your fill of architecture and want a little break. That's the time to take a day off from the tour group and make some interesting memories through a serendipitous outing.
You've booked your overseas vacation and you're excited about the upcoming trip.
Great! But before you go—
We’ve put together a checklist with important things you need to do before you leave the country and visit your dream destination.