Discover authentic Italy
Build your own unique trip from travel guides, itineraries, maps and self-guided tours by local Italy experts.
Popular guides, itineraries, maps and tours
Best Panini in Florence (free map)
ROME like a local Map Guide
| Architecture • Art • History • Photography
A weekend in Torino
| Boutique • Foodie • History • People & Culture • Wine
Best Food in Florence, a Local's Complete guide
Puglia Road Trip
| Road Trip • Boutique • Architecture • History • Design • People & Culture • Beach • Wine • Foodie
Dreamy Amalfi Coast
| Boutique • Luxury • Foodie • Beach • Architecture • Romantic
Top Spots in Central Puglia & Matera
Livio Colapinto - Zest of Italy
| Foodie • Wellness • People & Culture • Sustainable/Eco • Slow Travel • Wine • Art
Hire an Italy expert to help with your trip
Custom Italy Services
| Foodie • Wine • Coffee • Relaxation • People & Culture • Romantic • Design • History • Architecture • Art • Boutique • Budget • Luxury
Italy Travel Planning Call + Custom Guide
| Adventure • Architecture • Art • Boutique • Budget • Luxury • Foodie • Wellness • People & Culture • Romantic • Sustainable/Eco • Slow Travel • Road Trip • Wine • Mountain • Coffee • Relaxation • Shopping
Custom Italy Travel Services
Maria Grazia Casella
| Boutique • Foodie • Romantic • Slow Travel • Luxury • Architecture • Art • People & Culture • Wine
Custom Gluten-Free Travel Consulting (Italy)
Catalin | Celiac in Italy
| Gluten-free / Celiac • Foodie
Custom Italy Travel Guides & Plans
Custom Travel Guides and Destination Recommendations
| Adventure • Foodie • Wine • Coffee • Mountain • Beach • Road Trip • People & Culture • History • Architecture • Art • Boutique • Budget • Luxury • Nature • Photography
Liv and Jack
Explore Italy by interest
Plan storyworthy trips
without the work.
Thousands of local experts in 60+ countries around the world make Thatch the easiest way to feel prepared for your trip stress-free
Shop expert guides and services.
Mix into your own trip.
Book it all, and go!
Discover the Top Areas to Travel to in Italy and Why
Italy’s natural beauty and cultural richness have inspired wanderers and artists for centuries. From the snow-capped mountains in the north to the sun-kissed beaches in the south, Italy’s diverse landscapes offer unique travel experiences. With countless charming towns and cities boasting UNESCO world heritage sites, gastronomic delights, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife scenes, Italy is a dream destination for any traveler.
Cinque Terre is a scenic destination along the Italian Riviera that draws visitors from all over the world. This area consists of five colorful villages interconnected by a wonderful hiking trail, offering panoramic views of the turquoise sea and rugged coastline. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the sandy beaches, and indulge in seafood delicacies at one of the many seaside restaurants.
Rome, the Eternal City, is a paradise for history-lovers and art enthusiasts. This magnificent city is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican City, where the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel is located. Rome’s cobblestone streets, picturesque piazzas, and quaint alleys are filled with chic cafes, pizzerias, and gelato shops, where you can taste the mouth-watering Italian delicacies.
If you’re looking to unwind in rolling hills, surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, then Tuscany is the place to visit. This region offers visitors an opportunity to savor some of Italy’s finest wines and olive oils, as well as admire breathtaking views of scenic villages and gardens. Tuscany is also home to stunning cultural assets like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Gothic Siena Cathedral, and many more.
The water-laced city of Venice attracts travelers with its dazzling maze of canals, bridges, and gondoliers. This romantic city is a bucket-list destination for many; its quaint homes, narrow streets, and stunning architecture will transport you to another era. Visitors can take a boat trip along the Grand Canal or enjoy a fun-filled evening at lively outdoor cafes.
Naples and Amalfi Coast
The south of Italy offers a unique sensory experience, with the stunning coastline of Amalfi and the bustling city of Naples. Naples boasts historic sights like Pompeii, a plethora of museums, and delicious traditional Neapolitan pizza. The Amalfi Coast, on the other hand, offers a scenic drive through charming cliffside towns, perched above the azure Tyrrhenian Sea. Visitors can take a dip in the Mediterranean or savor a glass of Limoncello in the evening light.
Sicily is a must-visit spot for travelers looking to explore Italy beyond the mainland. This island is the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea, offers visitors stunning scenery, including azure waters, rocky coastlines, and rolling hills. The island also offers remarkable sights like the Baroque architecture in the city of Noto, the Greek temple of Segesta, and the ancient ruins of Taormina.
In conclusion, Italy is a perfect destination for anyone looking to embark on a journey filled with rich history, breathtaking views, and gastronomic indulgence. Be sure to add these Italian destinations to your bucket list while researching your next travel plan.