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Italy Travel Notes and Things to Do

We have hundreds of pages of great travel notes for Italy, written by Slow Travelers!! Travel notes give you information about an area, a place or an activity, like a destination guide, or a guidebook. We have grouped them according to topic below. New travel notes are added frequently. See What's New for the latest ones.

General Travel Notes

General Travel Notes

General Travel Notes: A collection of travel notes (notes by region are below): traveling with children, outdoor activities (swimming, walking and hiking, running), Art Trails (Piero della Francesca, Perugino and Pintoricchio), Etruscan sites, shopping notes, festivals and sagra, miscellaneous notes (Italian TV, Learning Italian, Restrooms, Pickpockets).

Biking in Italy: Taking your bike on the train, bike rides in the country (Southern Tuscany, south of Rome).

Italian Food, Wine and Cooking: Food, wine and cooking notes - Making fresh pasta, Olive Oil, Deborah's Limoncello Recipe, all about Umbrian Pork, Autumn foods, traditional balsamic, balsamic vinegar, natural wines, harvesting grapes.

Shopping in Italy: Our Slow Masters series featuring artisans from all over Italy, souvenir suggestions, favorite stores, and places in the US where you can buy Italian products.

Life in Italy

Living in Italy: Essays and articles about life in Italy. Remodeling an Apartment in Rome, Living in Italy with the US Military.

Life and Travel Stories: Window on Italy, Rebecca's View; Tuscan Traveler's Tales; A Mind's Eye in Italy; Ginda's Umbria, and Beyond; On the Land in Umbria; Living Slow in Italy.

Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Italy: Short vignettes about events in Italy. A bus trip in Sardinia, the Tarot Garden, Picking Olives, The Italian Wedding, Cooking with Diva, and more.

Travel Notes by Region

We have many pages of travel notes for specific regions/towns of Italy. These are divided into sections as shown below.

Northern Italy

Venice: Many pages of travel notes for Venice: things to do and see, how to save money, boating lessons, where to stay.

Northern Italy: Traveling in Northern Italy: Ravenna, Bologna in the Emila-Romagna, Milan in Lombardy, Lake Como, the Dolomites.

Central Italy

Liguria: The Cinque Terre, the Cinque Terre trail, Levanto trails.

Tuscany and Florence: Many pages of travel notes for the region of Tuscany, the city of Florence. Separate section for the city of Pisa.

Pisa, More than the Leaning Tower!: Travel guide for touring Pisa.

Umbria: Many pages of travel notes for the region of Umbria and the city of Perugia.

Lazio and Rome: Guidebooks for Rome, books about Rome, things to do in Rome, finding movie locations for Roman Holiday, piazzas of Rome, Coppede neighborhood. Travel notes for towns in Lazio.

Marche: Travel guide for Ascoli Piceno, medieval town in the mountains of Le Marche.

Perugia's Minimetṛ: Information about Perugia's hi-tech mini railway.

Southern Italy

Southern Italy: Travel notes for Basilicata, Campania - includes Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, Herculaneum, Molise, Puglia (Apulia), Calabria, Sardinia (Sardegna), Sicily (Sicilia).

Trip Reports, Travelogues, Blogs

Trip Reports: We have 200+ trip reports by Slow Travelers. These reports are good for trip planning or for armchair travel. Caution: Trip reports are addicting.

Travel Blogs: See our list of bloggers, webcams, photo galleries, etc.

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