10 must-have experiences in Italy

From the Tower of Pisa to coffee rituals at an Italian bar, here are 10 suggestions for your trip to Italy

Are you booking your holiday to Italy but don't know which city to visit? Or have you already planned the whole route but are afraid of missing something? If you want to take full advantage of this beautiful country's spirit without neglecting the Italian qualities, continue reading and get an idea about your next trip!

10 must-have experiences in Italy:

1) Gondola ride

Things to do in Venice? Venice is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in the world, thanks to its architectural charm and the reflection of the waters from which it emerges. First on the list of things you must do in Venice is the Gondola ride, a tour through the canals on a typical boat of the Venice lagoon.

2) Eat a real Italian pizza

There's a reason Italian pizza is renowned all over the world. The Italians were the first to love and eat pizza on a regular basis. Round pizza, square slices of pizza, or rectangular pieces of pizza. Margherita pizzas, marinara pizzas, or four-cheese toppings. There are thousands of pizza variations, and each pizza maker has his own recipe which he believes to be authentic. You just have to try them all!

3) Leaning tower of Pisa

Another must-have experience in Tuscany is climbing the Tower of Pisa. The famous leaning tower, the protagonist of hundreds of photographs each day, is a sight to behold and a test of your courage. After climbing the 294 steps of the internal staircase, a panoramic and "tilting" spectacle of the Piazza dei Miracoli awaits you.

4) Visit one of the most important museums

You can't visit Italy without taking in a little culture. A visit to a museum should not be missing from your travel plans. Among the best-known museums are those in Florence, from the Galleria dell'Accademia where you can admire Michelangelo's David, to the Uffizi and the absolute masterpieces that it houses. In Rome the Vatican Museums and the Capitoline can't be missed, and in Venice you must visit the Palazzo Ducale, the Correr Museum or the Ca 'Pesaro for Modern Art.

5) Wine Tasting in Chianti

Returning to sensory pleasures, it's time to talk about wine tasting in Chianti. The intense, ruby red wine is one of the most famous wines in the world, produced in Tuscany in the area of the same name. Here, you can taste the Chianti in one of the many wineries, or simply order it for dinner or lunch at any local restaurant.

6) Bike tours

What is the best way to appreciate the views of the Italian countryside? A bike ride, of course! This is an emerging trend all over Europe referred to as 'cycling tourism', an innovative way of travel that's green and in total harmony with nature. Treat yourself to a bike tour in the woods and you will not regret it.

7) Cooking course

To experience the culinary tradition of Italy first hand, why not try a cooking class for the whole family? You'll discover the secrets of homemade pasta, traditional Italian dishes, and the famous pizza. And at the end of the lesson, you'll also get to savour the taste!

8) Drink some great coffee

The special Italian passion for coffee is well known. And by coffee we mean espresso, also called a "normal coffee", that can even be made "ristretto." This is the only way to savour the characteristic aroma with a low amount of caffeine content. But then you can indulge yourself: a "macchiato" coffee, a "corretto" coffee, coffee in glass, or coffee with cream. But always remember that in Italy, coffee is drunk on your feet at the bar counter!

9) Vespa tour

Visit the surroundings of the artistic cities on board a Vespa! The traditional all-Italian scooter will allow you to enjoy the best views of the Italian countryside. If you prefer the convenience of a car, just choose the famous Fiat 500.

10) Shopping

Last, but least, why not treat yourself to a little shopping? Products made in Italy are renowned throughout the world for the quality, taste and creativity that distinguishes them. So let yourself be intrigued by the collections of the greatest Italian designers, from the windows of eye-catching boutiques to vintage shops hidden among the city streets.

The spirit of Italy can't be captured and conveyed in so few lines, but trying some of these experiences is good start!

Our choices

We suggest you these destinations

Altomincio Family Park

Lake Garda - Show on map

Altomincio Family Park is the first holiday camp in Italy able to offer all the mod cons, allowing you to enjoy a holiday packed with experiences, especially well-suited to young children...

Discover more
Main services

I Pini Family Park

Fiano Romano - Show on map

I Pini Family Park is the holiday camp designed for a holiday far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, but without having to compromise on the comforts of everyday life, created especially for families and groups...

Discover more
Main services

Norcenni Girasole Village

Chianti - Show on map

Norcenni Girasole Village has everything you need for a complete, fun-filled Tuscany holiday. Ensconced in the green Tuscan hills, just a few kilometres from the splendour of Florence...

Discover more
Main services

Park Albatros Village

Tuscany coast - Show on map

Our holiday camp is located in an area surrounded by some of the most important archaeological sites in Tuscany, and just a stone’s throw from the crystal-clear sea...

Discover more
Main services

Fabulous Village

Located at the crossroads between the city of Rome and the coast of Lazio, every morning Fabulous Village gives you the choice between the sunkissed beach and the capital, the original art city...

Discover more
Main services

Jolly Camping in Town

Venice - Show on map

Don’t visit Venice like everyone else - go wild instead! Immerse yourself in the comfort of a lush, green campsite in nature, designed to ensure your holiday is fun and stress-free...

Discover more
Main services

Plus Hostel Florence

Florence - Show on map

Thinking about Florence? From art to fashion to ice cream, this breathtaking art city never stops surprising you. In the Oltrarno neighbourhood, you can experience the local artisanal businesses...

Discover more
Main services


Password changed

Password recovery

You just asked for one new password to access to the website %s.
Here are your new login information:

This website uses cookies for the operation and to record data related to the generation of statistics on Google Analytics. To learn more or to refuse consent to the use of all cookies click here. Continuing navigation or closing this banner you agree to their use.