Frequently Asked Questions about Italy
Find out all of the answers to your burning questions on traveling in Italy
What is the cheapest month to travel to Italy?
If you are looking to save money when exploring Italy, it is an excellent idea to seek deals for off-season
travel. Winter months, early spring, late fall are ideal for budget travelers. However, if you want to go
during the least expensive time of the year, we suggest booking for November dates. This month is the
cheapest month for booking airfares to Italy. However, travelers should note that the most affordable travel
still comes at a 'cost' - the weather is mild and might not be ideal if you dream about a beach vacation.
What is the most visited place in Italy?
According to reviews left on Google, travelers have mostly visited the famous Trevi Fountain located in the
heart of Rome. The list of the top 10 attractions in the country is vastly dominated by the sights located
in the capital. However, cities like Venice, Milan, Pisa, and the Vatican also make it to the top.
- Trevi Fountain, Rome (Google reviews: 260'646)
- Colosseum, Rome (Google reviews: 246'244)
- St. Peter's Basilica, Rome (Google reviews: 116'392)
- Piazza Navona, Rome (Google reviews: 115'069)
- St. Marks Square, Venice (Google reviews: 113'233)
- Vatican Museums, the Vatican (Google reviews: 106'316)
- Roman Forum, Rome (Google reviews: 104'002)
- Rialto Bridge, Venice (Google reviews: 101'428)
- Duomo di Milano, Milano (Google reviews: 95'295)
- Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (Google reviews: 77'875)
What part of Italy is the most beautiful?
Italy is an astonishing destination, encompassing an abundance of natural wonders. It's difficult to compare
the northern part with rugged Alpen mountains and glacier lakes to the sun-kissed south, offering a
completely different landscape. It would be ideal if you could explore both southern and northern Italian
parts during your trip here. However, if you only have time for one side of Italy, it does come down to your
preferences regarding natural sceneries as well as architecture.
Do you prefer to be stunned by the impressive alps and take a dip in the gorgeous blue lakes? Then head
towards Como and Garda lakes, situated in the North. Although, if coastal views, colorful villages, and
refreshing sounds of waves crashing to the rocky hills are more up your alley, we suggest visiting Amalfi
Coast, located in the south-west of Italy. We can't forget to mention the southern gems like the Naples or
the islands. You could witness the unmatched Baroque architecture, taste the real flavors of pizza, and
observe active volcanos, not to mention the gorgeous beaches.
Do I need a visa to go to Italy if I am a US citizen?
U.S. citizens traveling to Italy with tourism purposes are not required to have a visa if their visit does
not exceed 90 days. If you plan a trip to Italy, make sure your passport upon return to the U.S has at least
three months left before expiration.
What is the best itinerary for Italy?
Italy travel is very individual, and there's no single itinerary that would be titled as the best for
everyone. However, if you're visiting the country for the first time, you would likely be seeking to explore
the most iconic places. Hence, we recommend checking out our "Cultural Capitals" program variations. This
itinerary is an excellent choice for Italy first-timers as it takes travelers to Rome, Vatican, Florence,
and the magical Venice. Check out the program below, or build your own, using the Italy Trip Builder.