Our travelogues from Italy


Pizza, Pasta, Vino! Hmmmm, when we think of Italy, we get hungry right away. The Italian kitchen is definitely one of our absolute favorites.

But not only culinary Italy is very far ahead for us, also as a destination we love the country and especially the Italian cities with their way of life.

Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, Venice - but the sound of these names alone is somehow special. Do not you think so?

But enough of enthusiasm. If you also plan a trip to Italy, then we have a lot of helpful tips and information for you on our blog.

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All Italy articles at a glance

  • Italy city break

    The best destinations for a city break

  • Rome

    The most beautiful sights

  • Tuscany highlights

    Sights in Tuscany

  • Tuscany insider tips

    5 places off the beaten path

  • Sicily

    The top 12 highlights in Sicily

  • Palermo

    The most beautiful sights

  • Milan

    Sights and tips

  • Florence

    Sights Tips

  • Venice

    Sights Tips

  • Bologna

    Sights and tips

  • Naples

    The most beautiful sights

  • Turin

    Sights Tips

  • Matera

    European Capital of Culture 2019

  • Rome Hotel Tips

    Where to stay in Rome?

  • Vatican tickets

    All information for the Vatican visit

  • Tuscany tour

    Route along the most beautiful places

  • Tuscany accommodations

    Where to stay in Tuscany?

  • Milan hotel tips

    Where to stay in Milan?

  • Florence hotel tips

    Where to stay in Florence?

  • Florence tips

    Practical travel tips for Florence

  • Naples tips

    Practical travel tips for Naples

  • Venice hotel tips

    Where to stay in Venice?

  • Sicily hotel tips

    The most beautiful beaches with hotel tips

  • Food in Sicily

    Everything about Sicilian cuisine

  • Turin Hotel Tips

    Where to stay in Turin?

  • Our online photo course

    Just take better vacation pictures

  • Travel Credit Card

    Free money abroad

  • Packing List City Break

    Tips for packing + checklist

Travel information for Italy at a glance

Italy is a state in southern Europe, stretching from the Alps to the Mediterranean. The northern part is adjacent to Austria and Switzerland, the western part to France. Italy borders Slovenia in the east.

In the middle of the state territory are also the two small states Vatican City and San Marino. In addition to numerous smaller islands, Sardinia is also part of Italy.

Italy has an area of ​​301,338 square kilometers, which is slightly smaller than Germany.

There are currently about 60.5 million people in Italy.

The capital and at the same time the largest city of Italy is Rome with a population of about 3 million inhabitants in the urban area, in the agglomeration it is even 4. Second largest city is Milan with a population of 1.3 million people.

Similar to traveling to other European countries, there are also a multitude of offers and possibilities for your trip to Italy to reach your dream destination.

The most comfortable way is certainly by plane - many airlines offer cheap flights to Italy from various airports in Germany. From Frankfurt, a flight to Rome takes just 1 hour and 45 minutes.

If you're not a fan of flying, you can drive to Italy by car. This can take a day, depending on the traffic situation and destination.

In addition, there are also many private bus companies that offer trips to Italy.

Italy offers a Mediterranean climate in the central part - Liguria and Veneto - but in the southern part of the country it can be very hot, especially in summer.

In the Alpine regions of Italy, the warmer season lasts from July to September, and winter can be quite cold - so perfect if you like skiing or snowboarding.