Six Ways to Explore Italy


Whether you’re after culture, action or relaxation, Italy has it all…  Tuscany offers hill towns and vineyards to explore with some of the countries best wines.  Milan, Florence and of course the capital Rome, all provide great shopping and cultural sight seeing opportunities, and for jaw-dropping views and scenic road trips Cinque Terre (pictured above) cannot be beaten.

I recently shared Six Ways to Explore France and today I’m delighted to share six different takes on travel in neighbouring Italy, as experienced by travel bloggers in the Trips100 community.  I hope the articles below will inspire you to book a trip to Italia!

Explore the beautiful hilltop towns in Tuscany

Hannah and Thom from That Adventurer share their passion for the rolling countryside of Tuscany in this epic post – 21 Incredible Hilltop Towns in Tuscany for Your Italy Itinerary

Civita di Bagnoregio – Copyright That Adventurer

Discover Italy’s hidden gems

Katy from Untold Morsels shares her passion for her favourite country, Italy, in a series of posts.  “The country’s famous tourist attractions are popular for good reason but it’s been my mission to uncover the best kept secrets in Italy – local restaurants, quiet regions and bustling smaller cities.”  For advice on exploring off the beaten track in the Italian Lakes, major Italian cities and along the coast check out Katy’s numerous posts here.

Lake Como as captured by Katy at Untold Morsels

Feel like a local in Trastevere, Rome

Hannah from Conversant Traveller shares her favourite bustling piazzas, romantic churches and backstreet trattorias in this insightful post – 5 reasons to fall in love with Trastevere

I love this sign captured by Conversant Traveller at a backstreet trattoria during her visit to Trastevere

Explore Venice on a backpacker budget

Mark and Miranda from the Common Wanderer prove that it is possible to experience Venice without going bankrupt!  They share their tips for spending just €50 – 70 a day here  How to survive Venice on a backpacker budget.

“Venice; arguably the most beautiful city on the planet” believe Mark and Miranda from The Common Wanderer

Act like a big kid in Lake Maggiore, Italian Lakes

My family and I spent the last week of the summer in a villa overlooking Lake Maggiore.  It was the perfect base to discover lakeside beaches, explore pretty local villages and venture across into neighbouring Switzerland.  It was our first time to the Italian Lakes but it will certainly not be our last.  The scenery completely surpassed our expectations and we were amazed at how much there is to do in the region with kids. Here I’ve shared our 15 things to do near Lake Maggiore with kids.

Travel Loving Family
The highlight of our week, a ride in a ‘bucket’ lift up to Mount Sasso del Ferro (1,100 metres) – Copyright Travel Loving Family

Discover Italy by train

Kara from Heels in my Backpack shares her passion for travelling overland in this post – How to travel Italy by Train“It’s always far more exciting than catching a flight. You get more of a feel for the country you’re visiting when you see the suburbs and countryside between the flashy cities. And if you’re lucky, you may even discover a hidden gem of a destination enroute!”

Avoiding the hassle of flying!  Copyright – Heels in my Backpack

Do you have a great post to share about Italy?  Do leave it in the comments we would love to have a nosy! 


Lisa Jane

Lisa is Editor of Trips100 and Travel Loving Family ( Her family travel blog shares travel tips, holiday reviews and destination guides from travels around the UK and abroad. Lisa is also Co-Editor of Cruising with Kids ( A new website designed for parents looking for cruise reviews, cruise news, tips for cruising, port information and pre-cruise ideas. Lisa has travelled to 80+ countries and has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years.

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