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Top Travel Tips To Know In Time For Your Italian Getaway

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 02, 2017

With beautiful scenery, majestic ancient architecture, exquisite artworks and delicious food to enjoy, your Italian sailing getaway is going to be one of the most incredible experiences of your life, and here are just a few of our top tips to prepare you for the holiday of your dreams.

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Don’t Over-plan

Planning your days ahead of time is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything you really want to see or do, but don’t forget to also leave some time for your own discoveries. Sometimes a wander down a charming side street will lead to a gorgeous secluded beach, or the most incredible gelato shop!

Take Your Time

Italians enjoy spending quality time with their friends and family over a meal, and so the cheque probably won’t be delivered to your table as soon as you’ve finished eating. When you’re ready to leave simply ask for the bill, but don’t feel pressured to rush.

Enjoy Late Dinners on Your Sailing Getaway

The majority of restaurants won’t open for dinner until at least 7pm, and there’s also likely to be a ‘coperto’, a small fee for each person sitting down for a meal, which covers the bread at your table and the service. It’ll only be a few Euros, but it’s best to be aware ahead of time so you aren’t taken by surprise.

Carry Some Cash

You might not be allowed to use your card for small purchases, and it’s always handy to have a bit of cash on you so you’ll still be able to buy that small souvenir to remember your trip by.

Beat the Crowds

Wake up early at least once. Italy is unbelievably stunning, and taking in the views will be even more wonderful without being surrounded by hundreds of other people.

We Recommend the House Wine

It’s Italian so it’s guaranteed to be delicious and it’ll be incredibly affordable. Also, make sure to hold your glass by the stem, so you experience the full flavour of the wine.

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