Skip to content
My Guide to the Best Sun Protection Read now

My best stories and tips for travel in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular countries for tourism in the world—more than 49.8 million international guests visited in 2022. If you are thinking of going, you may have questions about solo travel in Italy, where to go for your first time in Italy, if there are strange things to do in Italy, or where to find free hot springs in Italy. I’m here to help!

My trip reports from Italy are from 2021. I flew over with a good friend, who was also an Italy travel virgin, to visit another good friend who has a summer base on a rural property outside of Siena. The three of us combined total relaxation at spas and hot springs in Chianciano with drives in our rented Fiat to medieval cities around Tuscany, plus time in such great cities as Siena, Florence and Rome. It was an absolutely incredible place to go on road trips with my best friends and have a taste of la dolce vita.

Here’s what I learned for sure: The cities and the countryside both are incredibly beautiful. The people are too. Food is amazing, and actually affordable. And of course, the birthplace of the Renaissance has more famous and mind-blowing art than you can possibly see on one trip. It’s also super strange!

As a female traveller, I felt very safe in Italy and I would confidently put this on my list of countries for solo female travel. Because I know I will be back whether I have travel mates or not!

This blog focuses on finding strange and unusual attractions to share with you, and Italy has so many! So read on for reviews and tips from my travels in Italy. I hope they inspire you to not wait any longer to make your own Italian dreams come true!

Reviews, Stories and Tips for Travel in Italy