The charm, class, and culture of Italy are only some of the reasons to include it at the top of your travel list. Cities like Rome, Venice, and Milan are only some of the popular tourist destinations in Italy, to begin with. Further, if you are one of the many adventurers out there planning a trip to this Country, then here are a few tips you should consider.
5 ways to go backpacking across Italy
1. Solo Travel
Well, there are many different benefits of traveling alone, which includes light backpacks, customized travel preferences, the flexibility of changing a plan if needed, and much more. Similarly, traveling to Italy can be quite easier for those who are looking for a simple and brief visit, without much expenditure. Also, you can easily visit the different tourist destinations in this country, and taste different delicacies. Further, it is easier to interact with more number of locals and interacting with fellow travelers. It is much easier to manage things and traveling solo makes it easier to keep a regular schedule for visiting different locations around the country. There are many things that you can try the “solo” way, such as hiking towards the Marmolada in the Dolomites, mountain biking along the Apennine mountains in Abruzzo, Scuba diving in the waters of Capri, Sea-Kayaking in Elba Island and the list just goes on.
2. Escorted Travel
Well, traveling solo requires you to have a good knowledge of the region and the landscape that you are visiting or exploring. In cases where travelers have no clue about the lifestyle and how to reach each of the different locations in the country, the most popular option that they opt for is tour agencies.
There are many different agencies and tour companies in Italy that provide an escorted tour of the country. If you are visiting Italy for the first time, then opting for an escorted tour for going around different tourist destinations, getting familiar with the delicacies and the lifestyle is recommended.
3. A Family Trip
There are various challenges that you have to face when it comes to planning a family trip because you have to ensure the comfort of everyone. The very first challenge is that you have to maintain the balance between your personal life and family life, and ensure that you are able to find the most economical way for travels, etc. On the bright side, there are many things in Italy that attract people of all age group, especially kids.
Historical places including Rome, Naples, Campania and Lazio, beautiful seaside towns in Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria, Beaches of Sardinia, etc. are some of the popular places in Italy that you can visit with your family and friends. But yes, don’t forget to bring toy cars for your kids, to keep them busy from time to time.
4. An Adventurer’s Way
Well, there are only a few things that can stop a true adventurer from exploring what he or she set their eyes upon. Therefore, in order to take care of any possible challenges, it is necessary to take adequate precautions and have a backup plan in case things go south and out of control. Even though there are many places in Italy with a breath-taking landscape and a tough challenge, it is imperative to take care of a few steps before you visit any new location. If you are a tourist, you need to ensure that your papers are in order and safe. Do good amount of research on the location that you are about to visit and take precautions accordingly. Also, the ability to communicate with the residents is a plus, but if you don’t know the language, have a translator or a resident to know more details such as the popular cuisines, traditions, cultures, beliefs and so on.
5. Luxurious Affair
There are only a few things in life which money can’t buy, and the true essence of Italy and its beauty is revealed in a lifestyle of luxury. In fact, Italy has the second most expensive beach locations in Europe. There are many locations in Italy that are quite luxurious and expensive, which includes the village of Positano, the resort of Porto Cervo, the town of Gallipoli, etc. The unique etiquette and business culture in Italy make it one of the top getaway destinations for entrepreneurs and business tycoons from around the world. Over the years, there have been several major changes in the corporate and the political environment of this country.