Italy is a marvelous choice for a holiday with its natural charm, architectural wonders and incredible food along the length of the peninsula. But if you’re planning on a big backpacking trek through Italy, you’ll want to get the most out of your trip. Below are some useful ideas for helping you do this.
All Roads Lead to Rome
Of course, the highlight to every visit to Italy is a lengthy stopover in Rome. One of the best things about Rome is that many of the monuments are free to visitors, including the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Pantheon. While you have to pay to visit the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum, they are still spots you don’t want to miss. If you want to visit the Colosseum, you might want to consider the Colosseum Rome tour with Musement.com. You can book tickets on their site.
See the Venetian Canals
Venice can be a fantastic stepping off point in your journey through Italy or a wonderful place to end your holiday. While it’s easy to get lost in the endless streets and canals, this only makes it more fun. Enjoy the mystery and rich atmosphere of Venice while you mingle with its people.
Don’t Miss Milan’s Ancient Beauty
Malan is one of most beautiful cities in all of Italy. From the recently renovated grand Cathedral to La Scala Opera house, there’s just no end to the number of things you can see and do in this great Italian city. In a nearby church you’ll find the incomparable Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s not easy to get tickets to see this famous painting, and one of the best ways to do so is to buy a bus tour of the city that includes a visit to see the painting.
Get a Eurail Pass
This pass gives you a low-cost way to travel by train throughout Italy. The number of times you can travel during a 30 day period will depend on the specific pass you purchase. You can also purchase Eurail passes that allow you to travel in Italy and other countries in the region. Be careful how you use this pass. You might want to simply pay for short trips and save up your Eurail pass for longer ones. Alternatively, if you’re only going to be travelling in Italy, you can purchase the TrenItalia pass.