This road trip route balances large cities, ancient ruins, medieval towns, mountain lakes, and seaside villages. The itinerary gives a taste of all that Italy has to offer.
If you enjoy cities and cultural sights and want to get a taste of the north and south of the continent, this is just the route for you. This journey is best made through a combination of trains and planes with all your stuff in a backpack.
Rome is high on the must visit lists of many travelers. Make the most of your first trip to the Eternal City with these 10 helpful tips.
You could spend ages wandering the city’s narrow streets, admiring its vine-covered terra cotta buildings, and eating all of the pizza and pasta, but if you don't have that kind of time, with a bit of planning (and a good pair of walking shoes), it’s entirely possible to see Rome’s main attractions and get a sense of the glory of the Eternal City in a couple days.
At Christmastime, the glimmer of the Eternal City grows brighter and more magical. Here's your travel guide for what to do during Christmas in Rome, Italy.
From unique hilltop views to enchanting day trips, here’s where to dig deeper into the splendor of the Eternal City.