11 Great Spots to Hit on Your Italy Road Trip

The following is a guest post from Travel Kiwis.

I guess you are getting excited and maybe a little nervous too.

You know this year you are finally going to tick off, your bucket list dream of visiting Italy.

You can’t wait. You’re nervous. You want everything to be perfect, just like in the movies.

But you have a dilemma, where do I start, what is the best city or town to see in Italy, where can I have the ultimate Italian food experience?

I know, I know it can be overwhelming.

Whether it’s the language, the people or the food, spending time in Italy invokes a passion for experiencing the best of everything Italian.

And one of the most rewarding ways to see this fabulous country is to experience an Italy road trip.

To help you get started, we have picked some great spots for you to see as you explore one of Europe’s top travel destination, Italy.

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Take Walks Review – What All Walking Tours Should Be

During our several explorations of Italy, we were fortunate enough to take many walking tours as guests of Walks of Italy (now Take Walks)- one of the country's premier tour companies.

To date, we have taken six tours, in three regions/cities, featuring an array of topics from the historical, to culinary, and even a bit religious at the Vatican Museums.

In the end, we walked away with a fond appreciation for all things Italy (far more than I had from my first trip to the country), and over the years have realized that Take Walks puts out what we believe are the best walking tours we've ever experienced.

In this Take Walks review (formerly Walks of Italy), we wanted to highlight our favorite aspects of each of the tours we took to give you a better insight as to why we think that!

Disclaimer: We were given complimentary tours with Take Walks when traveling around the country.

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Tips for Driving In Italy if You’re Absolutely Unprepared

Italian Highways

We had not done any research on driving in Italy before we arrived.  This was, of course, a bad decision.

We made a few rookie mistakes at the beginning of our journey and if you are planning on driving in Italy here are some tips we learned that will hopefully help you avoid our mistakes.

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The Pros and Cons of Vatican Tours at Night

During our travels, it is hard for us to find something that we are overly eager for.

By its nature, our long-term trip is full of so many amazing moments every day that it is hard to rank one experience over another. They're all incredible and make us excited to wake up each morning.

But on our recent visit to Rome we had one that stood out above all others- after hours Vatican tours of the Museums and Sistine Chapel with Walks of Italy.

We've never been on a closed-door museum tour before, and this particular tour only is authorized on select nights of the summer, adding more to its exclusivity.

When you market it like that, you know I'll be excited.

We don't want to give away the secrets of the Vatican museum in this post, those are for you to get on your visit.  Instead, we want to take a look into why an exclusive after-hours tour may be right for you on your next trip.

There are many pros and cons, much like any itinerary, but you'll soon see why a guided tour at this particular museum should be on your wish list the next time you're in Rome.

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