Here you can find everything you need to know to get around Italy.
First of all, the main airports where you need to arrive at are Rome or Milan and from there you can easily get everywhere if you already know how to get around Italy. If not, you will by the end of this post 🙂
You can choose to travel by car, train, airplane, bike or why not, also on foot!?!
By car: this is probably the best way to see any country because you are quite independent and can choose when and where to stop to take a picture or sleep. Of course, driving in Italy for a foreigner can be quite different. Especially in the cities 🙂 The braver should give it a try!
There are several kinds of roads (some where you need to pay a toll an others where you don’t) and the network of roads is quite well connected and indications are clear, so with a good map and a car you can get anywhere 🙂 If you travel by car make sure you keep in mind that Italy has a funny shape and getting from North to South can be rather long and it will need a lot of gas and a lot of tolls plus keep in mind that 99% of where you go, you will need to pay parking, which is and added cost. So, choosing to travel by car can be quite costly. But this is up to you decide. You can always choose to travel by train and when there is an area that you would like to see better, you can rent a car practically everywhere.
By train: Travelling by train is probably the most romantic way of getting around Italy since you can sit comfortably, relax and admire the landscape around you. The train brings you from one destination to another quite easily. If you plan your trip in advance, be sure you book your train tickets, the sooner you book the less you pay! 😉 Here is the link to the official website where you can book your train.
If you need to go to the principal cities, you can use the high-speed line (called Le Frecce), otherwise, for smaller towns or cities, use the regional trains, which are a little bit slower, but still really efficient.
When I travel by train (really often), I’m always surprised by the number of people who, instead of looking outside the window to see the beauty that this country offers, pay way too much attention to their iPads, iPhones and their PCs. So, my suggestion is to look out the window and enjoy the Italian panorama, which you will not find back in your home country.
By airplane: In recent years more and more people chose to travel Italy by airplane. This is because there are many low-cost airplane companies that go to several airports at a really cheap price. Flights take about one hour berween the principal cities. And connections between the airport and the city are good so no worries 🙂
Here are the links to the two principal low-cost companies:
You can also find non-low cost flights that will take you directly to the principal airports. Here is the link to the website of one: