Top 12 Travel Blogs for Italy

Planning to visit Italy? According to The Statistics Portal, Europe is the number one destination for most travelers and Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world with about 50 million tourists a year. But it ranks as the number one dream country for tourism. Weather you are planning a romantic getaway to Rome or a cultural trip to discover art in Florence, Italy has many must see sites.

We’ve looked far and wide to bring you the best Travel Blogs for a dream holiday to Italy.

1. Italian Slow Tours by Syusy Blady and Patrizio Roversi

Syusy and Patrizio suggest unconventional slow, alternative and thematic itineraries, to encourage travelers not to stop only in Milan, Venice, Florence or Rome, but trying to divert to other surprising routes. About nature, sport, art, food, archaeology, culture and folk traditions, wellness, crafts and the many wonders of Italy.

2. Italy Travel Guide by Nomadic Matt

Matt is New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of this site. His Italy Travel Guide gives you advice to travel better, cheaper, and longer. It is about showing you what it’s really like on the road.

3. Margie in Italy by Margie Miklas

Margie is a second-generation Italian-American with a passion for travel, and a particular love of Italy. The first time she traveled to Italy, she fell in love with the country and the people. She started this blog in 2011 when she was preparing to go to Italy for the third time as “she could never get enough of this beautiful place” she says.

4. Adventurous Kate by Kate McCulley

Kate travels the world for a living and spent a lot of time in Italy, travelling up and down the peninsula. Kate has acquired a lot of knowledge about what to do and not to do in Italy and she shares her 40 tips for visiting Italy and having a great time there.

5. Italy Explained by Jessica Spiegel

Jessica has been writing about Italy travel since 2007. She helps educate travelers on the vagaries of Italian culture so they can focus more on enjoying their trips and less on wondering whether they’re missing something or doing it wrong.

6. Antico Italian Travel by Joe and Angela Cicala

Joe and Angela offer to experience Italy through the eyes of a local, and step into the hidden kitchens and artisan's workshops of the old world with them. Their tours are designed and led by professional chefs, travelling in small groups.

7. Italian Tours by Diana Maiola-Cirino

Diana and her team are dedicated to the genuine discovery of Italy. They will show you the Italy they call home and develop a custom and personal itinerary based on your wish list and desires.

8. Dream Discover Italy by Liz Salthouse

Since her first citybreak in Rome in 2000, Liz has gradually been exploring Italy one trip at a time. Her passion is seeking out old traditions and festivals, uncovering the history of the land, discovering Italy’s wonderful artisans and artists and exploring what’s off the beaten track as much as possible. Liz hopes to inspire you to do the same with useful tips, tidbits and lots of lovely photos.

9. Travel Italy Blog by George Febish

George traveled extensively for business and lived in Italy. His blog invites you to come and join him in Italy through his videos that take you to amazing cities and restaurants in this romantic country. So that you make sure you add them to your “bucket-list”.

10. Travelling Italy by Orna O'Reilly

Orna comes from Ireland but is now living in the Veneto area of Italy. She is writing a novel set in Venice and blogging about Italy and all things Italian.

11. History in High Heels by Ashley B.

Ashley is a historian and lives in Italy. She gets lots of questions about living in Florence and emails asking for tips for traveling in Italy. So she finally decided to put all of her tips and advice together in one place!

12. Mélange Travel by Robin Locker Lacey

Robin is the owner of Mélange Travel and has been dishing out Italy travel advice and planning trips for nearly a decade. She is known as the 'Carryon Queen' in certain circles because she is a minimalist and naturally travels light. Robin is an Italophile, lover of food and wine, indy traveler, and says she can eat her weight in pasta carbonara!

If we missed one of your favorite blogs, even if it's your own, don't hestiate to email us at info@vidalingua.com to let us know.
A trip to Italy can be greatly enhanced by speaking the Italian language. Before going you might want to try Italian English Dictionary + and PhraseMates. You can download them for free on your mobile phone from VidaLingua. Happy travelling!

Christine Ducos-Restagno
Lead Linguist