Italy Travel Skills

Subscribe at for more new travel lectures! In this travel talk, Rick Steves describes Italy’s top stops — the Cinque Terre, Milan, Venice, Florence, Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns, Rome, Naples, and more — and explains practical travel skills (eating, sleeping, taking trains, avoiding lines, and outsmarting pickpockets). Download the PDF handout for this class: Visit for more European travel information.


Nifa says:

02:45 Train + driving tips
11:40 Pickpockets
12:42 Dining
30:38 Cruising
43:17 Northern Italy
44:03 Cinque Terre
45:57 Vernazza
54:43 Bellagio
55:05 Milan
1:03 Venice
Tuscany and Umbria
2:04:00 Assisi
2:06:10 Rome

Flower Bin says:

I don’t really think you will read this, but if you do, can I travel easily with my pet parrot once I have my paperwork in order. Thanks. If anyone knows, please respond.

Romano Benini says:

Why americans are so interested to judge and to know my country ? We have nothing in common with american habits and culture ! I wonder why this obsession with Italy , we dont have the same interest for USA.

Erik Thureson says:


Kung Shao says:

ti sei scordato il sud italia! lì c’è il meglio 😀

Mary Beth Russo says:

is there another link for a PDF for this talk available?

Maz Dela Cerna says:

Thanks so much for posting 🙂

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AllAround Angler says:

My wife and I just got back from Italy two days ago. It was my first time in Europe, and I always dreamed of going to Italy. I must say it did not disappoint. I LOVED it, absolutely loved it. Our itinerary was 3 nights in the Cinque Terre, 2 nights in an agrotourismo in Tuscany, and 3 nights in Rome. They were all beautiful places, and I will treasure every moment we spent there, but my favorite was Rome. We basically had the whole city to ourselves. We hardly waited in line to see the major sites. In fact, it took all of 5 min when we got in line to the Coliseum to enter the site. So if you are looking to plan a trip to Italy, go in the mid Spring. My favorite was St Peters Square and the Basilica. It was just beautiful. We also rented a car while in Tuscany, and we were there for Italy independence holiday. There were numerous festivals going on in those Tuscan hill towns, and one was a wine festival in San Quirico d’Orcia, so obviously, we partook in the festival. Please follow Rick’s recommendations if this is your first trip to Italy or your 100th trip to Italy. The Italian people are good and hospitable people and want you to come and have a good time to eat, learn their history, which they are very proud of, drink the wine, and of course relax and enjoy their beautiful country.  Ciao!!

destinationluxury says:

love love love

ErikDane- Fraffy says:

Rick is a Phil Lesh look-alike, it’s amazing. Especially when he was younger, with the reddish hair and beard.

The Holistic Trainer says:

Loved this video so much from your loyal subscriber 🙂

Hanna3 says:

I just had a friend come back from Italy and she said it was scary in certain parts. She said that here a lot of young men hanging around outside of this little mart she liked to enter and they wanted money and some were aggressive. She said of course it was still pretty in parts but there were problems. She traveled to a small town where yes, there were still some cute cafes and the water was pretty, but right down from where they were staying, migrant men were just camped out there and she said there was a lot of trash. So all in all it was not her dream vacation.

verdassenzio says:

Actually, Italy center of Risorgimento is Turin, where the country was born. Not Milan.

Tristan van Oosten says:

A small tip: try to go all the way South, to Messina, Taranto, Vieste, Alberobello, Bari, Brindisi.

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