Italy is without a doubt a great country for tourism and one of the best destinations for tourists worldwide.
It’s very easy to go to any travel agency anywhere in the world to book a tour of the major Italian cities (Rome, Venice, Florence, Siena etc.) .
Everywhere there are Italian tour packages for the average tourist.
Everything changes completely when we try to organize a trip to Italian destinations less frequented by ordinary tourists.
Normal travel agencies fail to meet our own needs when we start to ask to visit small towns.
Or (there is always a solution) costs grow astronomically!
It’s the case of a trip to our ancestral village, a trip to a small town that no one in the travel agency has ever heard of.
Even route planning could be a big problem when you deal with people who have never been to those places
Airports are quite numerous in Italy but our final destination could also be within a few hundred kilometers from the nearest one.
Also by train, the situation is not rosy: there are many towns, especially smaller ones, which have no rail link.
There are usually bus lines to connect smaller towns with larger cities, but these links could be infrequent (one – two times a day) and this can be a problem for travelers (it could be very easy to miss the connections)
So, a journey from Rome international airport, to a small town of Calabria or Basilicata could be difficult even for an Italian.
“Rent a car” could be the best idea for a tourist to “do It yourself”.
Travel by car would be simpler and we could arrive at our destination easier (if we’re not scared to drive in a foreign country).
Always remember that not everyone speaks English, especially in less touristy areas.
Even finding a place to sleep can become difficult: many small towns do not have an hotel or, if they have, it could be wonderful but unfortunately not in the international booking systems !
To handle the needs of even the most demanding travelers, today there are many professional services in Italy to assist tourists in their tailored journey.
Support services range from taking passengers from the international airport and drive directly to their destinations.
Others offer services to plan detailed tours in order to drive you to search specific things, places or people too.
This is what we call “Relax and enjoy” travel, the right way to visit Italy and to find our Italian roots.
ItalianSide is collecting and selecting best travel offers in Italy for tourists interested in travel plans customized to their personal needs.
If you are interested in these services, feel free to ask us specifying the Italian towns you would like to visit.