Planning Your First Coach Tour to Italy

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Tuscany, ItalyIf you are planning a trip to Italy and are on a limited budget, we would suggest that you take a coach tour to Italy.  Not only is it affordable but it is comfortable and will allow you to study the landscapes from inside the bus that you would have missed out on in a plane. If this is your first coach trip to Italy, read the following article, as it will guide you about the things to pack and the places to visit.

Things to Pack for Coach Trip to Italy

Packing may seem like a daunting task but it really isn’t if you stay organized and follow these tips

Suitcase

A lot of coaches are following the same rules as airlines and only allow 23 kg per passenger. However, the weight limitations differ from company to company, so make sure that you ask the company representatives before purchasing the tickets. Make sure that you label the suitcases with your name and contact info just in case they get lost.

Clothes

Your clothes depend on the type of places you would like to visit in Italy. It is advised that you keep casual and comfortable clothes but pack one formal outfit for suitable shoes for days when you will go out for a formal dinner. Make sure that you pack clothes that don’t crease easily so that you don’t have to iron them.

Laundry

Only care about the laundry if your trip is for more than two weeks.

Travel Sized Products

Pack travel sized products in order to save space.

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If you are travelling as a couple, you should divide your belongings among two suitcases just in case one suitcase gets lost.

Things to Carry

Some of the things you should carry while travelling include:

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Medicines
  • Book/Kindle/MP3 for entertainment
  • Headphones
  • Important documents like passport and hotel reservations.

 

 Where to Travel in Italy

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and is a place you should definitely consider for your next holidays. It is recommended that you visit the country during the summer season because winters in the country are foggy and dark, so you won’t have fun exploring places like Venice. The best time to visit the country is in May, June and October.

Venice

Venice is breathtaking, which is why it is loved by tourists. Make sure that you wander around in the streets and eat the local food. Here are some of the top tourist attractions:

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Torcello
  • Bell tower of St. Mark (Campanile di San Marco)
  • Clock tower (Torre dell’Orologio)
  • Correr Museum,
  • Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale),
  • Jewish Ghetto of Venice
  • Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto)
  • Museo Fortun
  • Museum of Greek Icons
  • Saint Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
  • San Giacomo di Rialto
  • San Giovanni e Paolo
  • San Simeone Piccolo
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
  • Scuola grande di San Rocco
  • TheMuseums of St. Mark’s Square

Bologna

A lot of coach trips make a stop at Bologna when going from Venice to Florence. The city has ancient a well as modern architecture and the food there is incredible. Some of the top tourist attractions include:

  • Archaeological Museum
  • Communal Collection of Fine Arts
  • Corte de’ Galluzzi
  • Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna
  • Jewish Museum
  • Museo Civico Medievale Via Manzoni,
  • Museo Delle Cere Anatomiche Via Zamboni;
  • Museo Delle Navi;
  • Museo di Anatomia Patologica
  • Museo di Antropologia
  • Museo Di Fisica Via Irnerio;
  • Museo di Mineralogia
  • Museo Ostetrico (Obstetric Museum)
  • Museum of Giorgio Morandi
  • National Picture Gallery
  • Portico Walk to San Luca
  • The Museo Aldovrandi
  • The Museo Navale (Naval Museum)
  • The Museum of Military Architechture
  • The University Museums
  • University Quarter

Padova

Padova is a north eastern city and some of the must visit places are:

  • Astronomic Observatory (La Specola)
  • Belzoni Museo-Laboratorio di Antichi Strumenti Scientifici
  • Botanic Garden
  • Chiesa Eremitani
  • I Musei civici degli Eremitani
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Palazzo del Bo’
  • Palazzo della Ragione
  • Saint Anthony’s cathedral
  • Santa Giustina Basilica
  • Scrovegni’s Chapel
  • George’s Oratory
  • Tempio della Pace
  • TheDuomo

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Florence is the city of architecture, art and beautiful churches. Some of the must visit places are:

  • Accademia Gallery
  • Baptistery
  • Bargello
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Galleria degli Uffizi
  • Giotto’s Tower
  • Gucci Museum
  • Institute and Museum of the History of Science
  • Mercato del Porcellino
  • Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
  • Orsanmichele
  • Palazzo Vecchio-.
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Pitti Palace
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Marco Convent
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Santa Croce
  • Santa Felicita
  • Santa Maria del Carmine
  • Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Santa Maria Novella

Tuscany

Tuscany is the perfect chill out spot.  Here are some of the must visit places:

  • Leaning tower
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
  • Museo Galileo
  • The Archaeological Park of Poggibonsi
  • The Livorno Hills Park
  • The Maremma Regional Park
  • The Montioni nature park
  • The National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi
  • The National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago
  • The National Park of the Tusco-Emilian Apennines
  • The Orecchiella park
  • The Park of Migliarino
  • The Park of the Apuan
  • The Parks of the Val di Cornia
  • The Pinocchio’s Park
  • The Zoological Park of European Fauna in Poppi
  • Uffizi Gallery

Rome

You haven’t really seen much if you have not been to Rome. This beautiful city is home to some of the most beautiful churches and museums that you should not miss out on.

  • Campo de’ Fiori
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Roman Forum
  • Spanish Steps
  • Peter’s Basilica
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Vatican Museums