An essential thing when planning for an Italian vacation would be on the process of deciding how you are going to get to Italy as well as how you will get around it. The way with how you are going to travel actually adds more color with how you are going to travel in Italy. When you are in search for different options for your Italy transport, discover more below about some of the options that are available.
Fly Around Italy
There is in fact a chance that you will be arriving in Italy through plane. If ever you are flying directly from the U.S., you will usually land in Rome or in Milan though there are some nonstop flights from Pisa and Venice. If you change planes in Europe or will be flying anywhere within the continent, you can in fact take advantage on smaller airlines especially on the budget carriers that flies from major European cities.
Italy in fact covers more than 116,000 square miles and two of the 20 regions in fact are islands and you could travel from the very north to south and vice versa, which is why flying within Italy will be able to help you in saving a lot of time than having to take the train.
Traveling through Train
Italy have a national train system, which is considered to be the most popular way for the tourists in getting around the country. However, it is best that you consider a pre-book for tickets when you travel during the summer, holiday or on a weekend or if you are not flexible.
Italy have different high-speed rail options where you will be able to travel between major cities. Trains that are available are those able to reach 200 kph/124 mph, 250 kph/155 mph and one that could reach 360 kph/224 mph.
Rent a Car
A lot of people are confused whether they should rent a car. When you are only visiting different cities in Italy, you don’t need to rent a car. There are many cities that have good public transportation and the train systems they have could help you in getting between cities. But when you prefer driving, make sure that you have a good GPS with you.
If in case you were stopped by the Italian police while driving, you will mostly be asked to show your International Driving Permit that can be acquired from the AAA in the U.S. and make sure to bring with you your regular license.
Boat Travel Option
Italy comes with more than 4,000 miles of coastline, which is why another option you have would be traveling by boat.
It can be confusing to know which of the travel options are best, but whatever you go for is truly worth it.