Planning a trip to Italy? Look no further than this list of the top 10 tourists mistakes in Italy...and how you can avoid falling into the same traps.
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Concerned about avoidable
It's no secret that driving in a foreign country is difficult. And driving in Italy is no exception. From windy roads to well, Rome, it's really just best avoided. Many of the roads aren't lined, and what Americans would generally see as a sidewalk is often actually a tiny, ancient street, during which cars will randomly rumble.
Do. Not. Drive. In. Rome.
Tourist Mistakes in Italy: Not eating enough gelato
Ok...it sounds tongue and cheek...but...Italian gelato is amazing. It's not like what we have in the States and they have stores on practically every corner. If vacation isn't about eating ice cream, then I don't know what it is about.
Love ancient history? Check out Ostia Antica, an easy (half) day trip from Rome!
Tourist Mistakes in Italy:
Visiting at the wrong time of year
Ah the magic question: when is the best time of year to visit Italy? Not in the height of summer! Long lines, frustrated crowds, and oppressive heat can make for a difficult combination. If at all possible, visit during "shoulder season," aka before and after the peak tourist times. For more on why Visiting Europe in Fall is ideal, check out the full post!
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