Have you been taking Italian language lessons for your upcoming trip to Italy? While it’s important to familiarize yourself with useful Italian phrases, it’s just as equally important to brush up on Italian culture. After all, understanding both the language and culture will make your trip even more enjoyable.
Luckily, there are hundreds of blogs that dish out helpful travel, language, and cultural tidbits no travel book would reveal from where to find the best pizza to the proper Italian etiquette. Here’s a list of our favorite Italian travel blogs that will help you effortlessly navigate throughout Italy.
My Melange is the brainchild of European travel consultant and owner of Melange Travel, Robin Locker Lacey. My Melange is the go-to resource for all things Italian. The blog offers up tips on planning your dream vacation on a budget as well as advice on where to dine, stay, and eat while in Italy. Check out this awesome post about “What to Expect From Visiting a Bar in Italy and Popular Coffee Drinks.”
Italy Chronicles covers everything from Italian food and drink to politics. The website’s “How-To” and “Travel” sections are where you’ll likely find the most valuable information, including helpful advice that you might have never thought of like where to find postage stamps or how to flush a toilet (there are nine ways!). Read the fun post here.
Girl in Florence
If you’re heading to the popular city of Florence, then you’ve got to check out Girl in Florence. Author Georgette, an American living in Florence, shares her best kept travel secrets and tips. From proper dress attire to language tips, you’ll be feeling like a native Italian in no time. Here’s a great post about “10 Mistakes That Expats in Italy Make.”
Walks of Italy
Walks of Italy helps travelers experience only the best that Italy has to offer. The blog shares a wide range of travel tips including useful Italian phrases travelers need to know, advice on driving throughout Italy, and major holiday traditions. We especially love this post on “The Best Travel Apps to Use in Italy.”
Margie in Italy
Author of Memoirs of a Solo Traveler-My Love Affair with Italy, Margie Miklas is the mind behind the blog Margie in Italy. In the blog, Margie shares her expert advice on how to travel throughout the various regions in Italy such as the Amalfi Coast and Verona. The blog also features guest posts from other travel experts. Check out her post on “Travel Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy.”
In addition to taking Italian lessons, it’s also a good idea to brush up on Italian culture and customs before your trip. These are just a few of the resources in which you can go to learn all things Italian. Happy travels!