Best web sites for traveling in Italyby ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Best web sites for traveling in Italy
If you have a favorite web site for travel in Italy please let us know. Just put it in the comments box at the bottom of this page. We’ll have a look and if we agree with you we’ll drop it into our site.
Train Transportation in Italy
For train schedules and tickets within Italy:
The Rail Europe web site has comprehensive transportation information for travels throughout Europe.
Getting around in Rome
Getting to and from Rome’s Fiumicino airport
Using the Leonardo express: English version
Via the Metro: English version
Via the Bus: English version
Via Private shuttle :
Getting around in Milan
Getting to and from Milan’s Malpensa Airport
Rental cars in Italy
We recommend you rent directly from the U.S. The best deals are often through travel agents (and it provides you a level of protection).
Hotels in Italy
For a comprehensive list of hotels throughout Italy:
Rick’s favorite weather site is the UK Weather Channel (because you can look up an historic record to see what average temperatures are during the days you will travel). Just type in a town in the town/city/country field. Then, for historic data click on "climate statistics." Click here and you’ll get historic climate date for Venice.
Read Rick’s answer to "what will the weather be like on my trip?"MapQuest has very good coverage now for Italy (and most of Europe).
For detailed maps to locate addresses in Italy
Michelin maps provide a lot of information, such as maps, itineraries, weather and hotels along the way.
Visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice…
In Venice: Palazzo Grassi
For museums in Florence:
For museums in Rome:
Museums in Florence, Rome and Naples:
For monuments and online booking in Pisa:
Italian Renaissance Art
Gastronomy, wine and heritage
This web site focuses on the Tuscany region and has itineraries, maps, events, restaurants, hotels and more: nautilus-mp.com
Festivals (feste) and Italian Folklore
Italian Politics and Economy
CIA web site contains statistics and data about Italy: Political, geographical information, historical dates, and more.
General Travel in Italy
An eclectic and varied site with more than 4000 pages, this is a great place to browse. The site is written by staff and friends – "people who have lived in Italy for at least a decade and usually much more. "