Best booking sites for travel to Italy

Best booking sites for travel to Italy

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Looking for the best booking sites for travel to Italy? These days there are so many web sites offering different services, it is hard to know who to trust and which sites have the best deals.

Here are our top picks of the best travel sites for your trip to Italy and why we like them.

Accommodation

  • Booking.com – has the widest range of accommodation options, from hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation, apartments, and agriturismos. Generous cancelation policies and great deals make this our go to site for accommodation in Italy
  • BookingsForYou – the best site to visit if you are looking for a special apartment or villa for your vacation in Italy – especially the lakes, Tuscany and Puglia regions. Personalized service, beautiful accommodation and insider knowledge are hallmarks of any experience with Bookings For You. Mention this site or our code – Untold Italy – for a 5% discount [does not apply with other offers]
  • Vrbo – Vacation rentals by owner (Vrbo) has some of the best value and broadest range of properties for vacation rental in Italy including apartments in Rome and villas on the Amalfi Coast
  • Airbnb – we have used Airbnb on many occasions in Italy but are now finding better value and booking conditions on Booking.com and Vrbo. If you find the perfect place on Airbnb and are a first time user, click here for free credit towards your stay

ACCOMMODATION GUIDES:  FLORENCEMILANAMALFI COASTCINQUE TERRE

Transport

Airport transfers and ground transport

  • Suntransfers – best door to door service for transfers of all group sizes in Italy and Europe. A meet and greet service that includes free cancelation up to 48 hours before transfer. Secure pay online service and you can prebook child car seats easily for a fee
  • Blacklane – professional driving service that offers complimentary wait time and generous cancelation clauses

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFO:  ROMEVENICENAPLES

Trains

  • Omio – compare prices, travel times and book train, bus and plane fares from available carriers all from the one site in easy to read native English. You can then download the handy app to keep your tickets in the one spot
  • Trenitalia and Italo – official Italian sites for booking train travel – if you find the translations awkward, try the English languange alternatives
  • Italiarail – fantastic English language interface to the Trenitalia booking system with low booking fees. Sadly no app though

Car rental

  • Rentalcars.com – great deals on both international and local Italian car rental companies
  • AutoEurope – usually has the best deals if you need a one way return option
  • MyParking – prebook car spaces and search for car parking all over Italy – very handy!

Ferries 

  • Direct Ferries – great site to search schedules and book trips from Sorrento, to Capri. along the Amalfi Coast and for travel to and from Italy/Croatia/Greece/Slovenia

Flights, cruises and package deals

  • Skyscanner – browse the best flight deals and set up alerts for future price drops on airfares to Italy
  • Cruise Direct – the best site to find last minute cruise deals for journeys beginning and stopping in Italy. This site has fantastic deals for Italian cruise line company MSC in particular
  • Tourradar – package tour market place where you can browse and buy tour packages offered by main vendors like Trafalgar, Busabout, Intrepid etc They often have last minute deals 

Tickets for the major attractions

Rome

Florence

Venice

Milan

Click here to read our full review of tour booking site GetYourGuide

Tour sites and companies

  • GetYourGuide – our preferred tour marketplace. GetYourGuide is based in Europe and has the largest listing of tours in Italy. They also offer ground transfers and tickets. If you scroll to the end of each listing you can see who the provider of the tour is and we like this transparency
  • Take Walks / Walks of Italy – expertly designed tours and passionate guides. One of the larger companies with a longstanding reputation for well designed and captivating experiences, they guarantee all departures even if you’re the only person booked on a tour
  • The Tour Guy / The Roman Guy – one of our favorite small group tours in Rome, Florence and Venice. With an emphasis on fun, the guides make sure your trip to Italy is memorable for all the right reasons. Readers of our site get 5% off small group tours with our code – discount applied at checkout if you use this link [excludes Colosseum night and arena floor tours]
  • Viator – owned by TripAdvisor, Viator is a popular site to book tours, tickets and transfers. You can keep all your tour information on their handy app
  • With Locals – private and flexible tours at very reasonable prices. You can choose from short city tours, cooking classes, vespa rides and more
  • EatWith – authentic culinary experiences with locals across Italy – dining, food tours and cooking classes

Travel services

  • Transferwise – Foreign exchange service and debit card [Mastercard] with rates up to 11x cheaper than banks, and no foreign transaction fees
  • World Nomads – travel insurance is a must for any trip to Italy (here’s why). World Nomads will start cover right up to departure or even after your trip has started if you have left things a little late
  • LuggageHero – a very handy luggage storage service with locations in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan from €1 per hour. Use code – UNTOLD – for 2 free hours of storage
  • Flytographer – hire a local photographer to capture the magic of your trip 
 

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