Planning a trip to Italy? Look no further than this list of the top 10 mistakes tourists make in Italy...and how you can avoid falling into the same traps.
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Organizing, preparing for, planning, and obviously enjoying a trip to Europe can be a lot! Of course, it's 100% worth it, but especially when it's your first, it can be intimidating. If you're feeling overwhelmed, check out my post on What You Need to Know Before A First Trip to Europe.
Italy is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world, with relics from some of the true high points in human history, from Ancient Rome, to the Renaissance, and everywhere in between. I've compiled my list of the top 10 mistakes that we Americans commonly make when visiting Italy - hopefully this can save you a few headaches and allow you to relax and enjoy your trip! And, of course, don't forget the #1 mistake and leave your Rick Steves at home!
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Tourist Mistakes in Italy: Bringing the Wrong Clothes
People make a lot of assumptions about what the weather will be like in Italy. Many of these assumptions are...wrong. Italy is a geographically diverse country and the temperature in the mountains is going to be significantly different from the spots where people are sunning themselves on the Mediterranean. Check the weather for your trip before you go. And, even better, read my thoughts on How to Pack for a Trip to Italy.
Tourist Mistakes in Italy: Not Buying Tickets in Advance
Unlike in North America and a few other European countries, Italy, like Spain, is all about buying tickets in advance. Yes, it's annoying. No, it doesn't make a ton of sense. Yes, sometimes you do still have to wait in line, even if you bought your ticket in advance. Yes, sometimes the spots *DO SELL OUT.*
With all of that said, you do not want to be that person who realizes too late that they could have gone in the "short line" to get into the Accademia. The other line is oh-so-long. For more on planning your trip to gorgeous and history-filled Florence, check out the full post.
Tourist Mistakes in Italy:
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