Most people dream about taking a vacation in Italy, a city known for its beautiful mountain ranges, lakes and delicious cuisine. Visiting the large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and walking on the sea coast is also on tourists’ agenda.
This dream becomes more reachable and affordable if you follow these tips-
a) Travel in the off-season- You will pay more if you decide to take a vacation when everybody else goes to Italy. Choose July or August to visit the city as visitors are less frequent and you will get accommodation at affordable prices.
b) Look for package deals- The internet is a good place to do your research and buy packages that offer food, sightseeing and return fares at lowest prices. Browse at least half a dozen websites before you reach for your credit card.
c) Pay attention to the timing of purchasing a ticket- You can get a cheap ticket to Italy if you buy weeks ahead of your actual visit or buy at the last minute. Be flexible with your date and day of travel as there is a price difference if you buy a ticket on weekdays Vs weekends.
d) Travel by train- Explore this option if this is available in your city. Travelling by train can be cheaper and give you a view of the wonderful landscape surrounding Italy. This facility can be easily availed if you want to travel from London to Italy or any other city near Italy.
e) Rent a car for sightseeing- Think about renting a car if you are travelling with your family or in a group. Book in advance and drive around the area to enjoy your visit as per your schedule.
What to expect in your Italy tour
Most popular tours of Italy begin with half a day visit to Rome that includes going to St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Tourists are given a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the famous dome designed by Michelangelo.
Next halt is Florence, very popular due to its exquisite art and architecture. Those interested in history love this place for its sculptures and famous museums that showcases the work of great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.
Newlyweds or people young at heart also flock to Venice known for its romantic gondola rides in water canals. Although the weather is muggy in August you will enjoy a stroll at St. Mark’s Square and watch hundreds of pigeons sitting or walking on the concrete.