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Planning Trip To Italy

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it’s sure to be a dream. That’s because Italy itself is dream-like…gorgeous hillsides, incredible artistry that’s been around for centuries, delectable foods and people so warm and full of life, you can’t help but fall in love. And if you’re planning a dream trip to Italy, you must consider Tuscany and Milan.

Start With Tuscany

When planning trip to Italy, you can’t miss out Tuscany. There’s really just something magical about Tuscany. There’s a reason it’s a top European destination spot for people worldwide, particularly for women traveling together…or even solo? It’s must-see.

The villas of Tuscany offer incredible beaches in the picturesque and proverbial Mediterranean climate we all drool over. Tuscan wine is known worldwide, and not just because of the amazing movie, Under The Tuscan Sun. Our friends at Martedi Winery in Woodinville create the most delicious Tuscan wines. Their attention to the practices that traditional Italian winemakers swear by.

Whether in Rome, where you do not want to miss the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. In Florence, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Ufizzi Gallery, you’ll put pictures in your mind that will delight you for years and years to come.

Tuscany is well-known for its many different regions that offer you opportunities to get a taste of everything Italian…from Pisa to Sienna to Monte Riggioni and more, you can’t go wrong with Tuscany.

Milan Is A Must!

While planning a trip to Italy, You will want to be sure you make Milan is a destination. Milan is a bit less touristy than the Tuscany region, but that’s why it’s a must-see. In Milan, you’ll come across some of the most incredible European art and architecture. It’s where you’ll find Leonardo di Vinci’s The Last Supper but you’ll also find unrivaled modernistic art and structures.

But what every dream trip to Italy has to have is the opportunity to take in some authentic Milanese food. Dishes that are rich and hearty and full of traditional love and substance are what Milan is known for (as well as the Christmastime treat of Panettone) and you’ll want to be sure to sample all the local tastes. Chef Angela Belli with Bellangela is from Milan, and its dishes like hers that you’ll want to find as you roam the Milanese streets!

Plan Your Dream Trip to Italy
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To Plan or Not To Plan, That Is The Question

The real question when it comes to planning a dream trip to Italy is asking whether or not you want to do the planning or want someone else to do it for you. Italy is a country full of rich history, experiences and opportunities, and though the Internet is abundantly full of reviews and suggestions, it can be hard to know how choose the best experiences. Which is why we love Rick Steves’ guides! Steves has been traveling Europe for over 40 years, and his guidebooks, television shows, radio shows, website and more are a plethora of information for you if you want to create your own itinerary and adventures. He’s got the best of popular places as well as those out-of-the-way treasures. There really is something about researching and planning the adventure that gets you even more excited for fun to come.

There’s something to be said about having an experienced tour company put together the trip of your dreams for you. Especially, when planning a trip to Italy,experienced tour companies like Ultimate Italy Tours are perfect options if you’re looking for personalized plans based on exactly what you want to do, see and experience. Going with a tour company also means you’ll have handpicked local guides who will give you the ‘true’ taste of Italy and you’ll get to experience the country however you want because your tour company customizes each itinerary. You just show up at the airport and go on the adventure of a lifetime!

However you plan the dream trip to Italy, the important part is that you do. While this year has clearly brought us restrictions and conditions we’re not used to, as we globally continue to work to make life ‘as normal’ as it can be, it’s important that we don’t stop dreaming and we don’t stop planning. We may need to amend things here and there, but we need to remember the journey is as important as the destination sometimes. And let’s face it, Italy as a destination is pretty hard to beat! So do it! Plan that dream trip! Buon Viaggio.

Fave Lifestyles
Karen Rae

Karen Rae

Owner, Fave Lifestyles


Karen Rae

I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.

I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.

Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!

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