is what My Italian Travels is all about. Years ago I wanted to travel Europe, more specifically take a nice long trip to Italy but like so many others I didn’t know how. Now after many years of European travel and more so Italian travel I have the experience and knowledge to guide visitors of my site in the planning and booking of an Italian vacation and make the process much easier. I invite you to read through the many pages of detailed information most of which you won’t find anywhere else on the internet and learn how to plan your trip, there are seven main sections on the site each one is devoted to a different aspect of Italian travel planning and booking an Italian vacation so there is a lot to learn.
I want you to get excited about planning your trip to Italy and have fun picking out and making plans for all the great things you are going to see when you get there. I know planning an overseas trip can make some feel a little apprehensive and that is why after reading all my information you will feel as confident about going to Italy or anywhere else in Europe as you would be traveling anywhere in your own country.
Not only will you find a lot great information, you should never have to leave this site to look for a hotel, a tour, or anything else, since I researched and planned my trips for years and did even more research for this site. I found and partnered with many of the best and largest well known reservation companies in the world and provided links to them for your convenience eliminating the time you would spend searching yourself. I do ask after learning what you need to know from my site to plan your trip that you make your reservations through this site. Not ready to book yet, then after checking prices from the booking companies we use just bookmark them or just bookmark my links page which lists all my booking partners, then when you are ready to make reservations you won’t have to come back here unless you need more information.
Why you should make reservations through this site. This site and all small sites don't have our own reservations services. We all have to go through one of the big world known companies, however because the big booking companies don't provide any information, we are the sites people come to for information on how to do and find pretty much everything.
In return it would be nice if visitors go through us to get to the big booking companies to show there appreciation for all the great information they received here . It doesn't cost a penny more going through this site we just get a little of the big companies commission.
Now that you have gotten this far here is a little explanation of what is inside each section of our site.
About us is a short article on how I started the site and what I want the site to do as well as some stories about some of our travels in Italy.
Under the Plan Trip section you will find six articles covering the how to aspects of planning and arranging your trip including the subjects listed below.
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 travel insurance, how to determine what kind of insurance you may need and where to purchase it.
The Google maps page explains how to use Google maps is for planning all your sightseeing not only for finding the places you want to see but for arranging your sightseeing days.
Hotels, This page is devoted to giving you the information you need to pick the hotel that will be right for you. We also give instructions and tips on how to use the hotel booking company's web site to make it easy to make your hotel reservations for Italy or anywhere else in Europe.
On our Flights page we have information on choosing your flight whether it be flying into and out of the same airport or multiple airports as well using airline web sites.
The Cars page deals with the pros and cons of driving in Italy and how to decide if renting a car is right for you.
The Train page provides information on whether buying a train pass is best for you or buying individual tickets from each departure city is better based on where you are going. We also give a some information on how to use the Rail lines web site.
The Cruise page gives information on 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. We also give instructions on using cruise lines web sites.
City Tours is a page that 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.
The Fun and Tips pages give ideas of things that you may want to do to get ready for your Italian Vacation as well as while you're on your vacation. We also have many tips that can make your trip safer and more enjoyable.
The Blog section will have a mixture of travel stories and updates of events that are taking place in Italy.
Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a newbie planning their first big Italian vacation. I hope you will find this site not only informative with many great ideas but very easy to use. My goal is for you to understand how to plan your Italian vacation and feel comfortable with the reservation process for every part of your vacation. After all you are getting ready to spend a lot of money for a trip to Italy and who knows better than you what you like so why not learn how to put together your own vacation package from what I believe to be the best Italian travel site on the internet.
So come on into My Italian Travels and plan the Italian or European vacation of your dreams. After you return from your trip I invite you to send us some stories of things you did or tips you have to post on the sites your stories section. If you have any questions about my site or about travel in general please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at.