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is what My Italian Travels is all about. Want to take a trip to Italy, where the beauty of the Italian countryside awaits you, as do the mountains of northern Italy, the museums, ancient ruins and restaurants of Rome, Florence and Venice? The problem is you have never planned a trip to Italy and don't know where to start. I invite you into my site where with all my years of Italian travel experience I have guided  thousands in learning how to plan and book a trip to Italy. With five main sections on the site, each one covering a different aspect of Italian travel planning and the booking process there is much to learn. It’s never too early to start planning an Italian Vacation so let’s start planning now just hover over Explore.

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Explore and  get excited about planning your trip to Italy, have fun picking out and making plans for all the great things you are going to see once you are there. I know planning an overseas trip can make some feel a little apprehensive and that is why after reading the information here you will feel as confident about Italian travel or travel anywhere else in Europe as you would be traveling anywhere in your own country.

Not only will you find great information here, you shouldn't have to leave this site to look for a hotel, a flight, a tour, or anything else. For your convenience I have links to many of the best and largest well known reservation companies in the world all of which I use myself and recommend.

I only ask that after you have made your plans and are ready to make your reservations you make then through the links on this site.

Navigating the site is easy as most of what you need can be found within the learn and finish banner while everything is also within the main menu bar. Now the only thing stopping you from a great Italian vacation is you so lets get started planning.

Learn everything you need to plan your trip to Italy by reading the information on this subject list.

The Plan Trip page has six articles covering the how to aspects of planning and arranging your trip and includes the articles below. The articles can be accessed from this page as well as the plan trip page.

Using Google maps to plan your sightseeing and where to stay.

Hotels, This page provides the information needed to pick the location and the hotel that will be right for you.

Our Flights page has information on choosing a flight whether it be flying into and out of the same airport or multiple airports.

The Cars page deals with the pros and cons of driving in Italy and how to decide whether or not to rent a car.

The Train page provides information on whether buying a travel pass is best for you or if buying individual tickets from each departure city is better based on where you are going.

The Cruise page tells how to plan your cruise based on what you want to see, whether the cruise will be only part of your vacation or the entire vacation. .

City Tours is a page many like as it provides ideas on how to decide what kind of Italian travel tour you want to take and how to use the tour company's web site to book your tour.

After you have finished reading through the planning sections you can come back and read these other articles addressing your preparation for travel.

The Packing page gives tips and ideas on how to determine how much clothes to take and how to pack in ways to fit your souvenirs in for the return trip. 

At the Airport is a page giving information on what you will need at the airport and ideas on determining how long before your flight leaves to be there.

The Money page gives tips for figuring out your Italian travel budget, what you need to know about Italian ATM's and how to buy things of high value while in Italy.

The Travel Insurance page discusses the reasons for having Italian travel insurance, how to determine what kind of insurance you may need and where to purchase it.

The Passport and Visa page explains a little about  what you need with link to a site with more information.

The booking center give you easy access to prices and to make reservations for your travels by merely clicking any of the related symbols. Most take you directly to a booking page while others may present you with several booking companies to choose from.  You can also make reservations on any of the main informational pages as there are links related to that article on the page. Bookmark my links page for easy access to all of the booking companies I recommend and use myself.

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Choose from the greatest cities in Italy to visit like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Genoa, Naples or any of the thousands of other cities. Then learn to plan your trip to suit the kind of vacation you want to take.  

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