Plan Your Adventure Holiday in Italy – What to Pack and Travel Tips:

So, at long last you are going on your much-awaited adventure holiday to Italy.

Do remember Italy (especially Rome) has lots of steps, winding staircases, and serious walking. Take a look at what to pack and a travel tips:

Travel Bags

Correct travel bags are essential when planning your adventure holiday in Italy. Obviously this will depend on your personal preference – you can bring either a backpack or a suitcase on wheels. A backpack is easier for going up flights of stairs compared to a case on wheels. However, with a backpack, your clothes will crease so you would need to pack wrinkle-free clothing.

For general walking around town, a shoulder bag is probably the best for day and night. This works well for both men and women. Also, a smallish backpack would be okay, but it could make it easy for preying pickpockets. For women, a tote bag or satchel is really good for carrying the main essentials.


For all that walking you will be doing in on your adventure holiday Italy; – comfortable shoes are an absolute must! Do be aware that a comfy shoe doesn’t mean you cannot be walking about in style. Pick a smart, good-looking pair that wouldn’t cause any problems for your feet. Good quality brogues and fashionable boots are good for all seasons and for the ladies in summer, comfy wedge sandals! A handy tip – before packing your footwear really test out those shoes first to ensure they are really comfortable!


Make a list of all the clothing and equipment you think you might need, then lay it all out and give focused consideration to whether you really need everything. There is always a chance you will have a rainy day or even just a short burst of rain, so make sure you pack a waterproof jacket. A lightweight jacket will be fine for mid-summer trips.

Probably best to take clothing and equipment that you have worn or used before. That way you will know it’s comfortable. A walking or cycling adventure holiday Italy is not the time to test a new kit out for the first time!


Do ensure that at least some of your money is already in Euros. Upon arriving in Italy, you may need Euros to pay for taxis or trains. The exchange shops in the airport do not always give the best rates.

Technical Necessities

Apart from your mobile phone, music player and tablet, do not forget to bring a good digital camera with enough memory cards. However, most importantly, remember to bring a voltage adaptor and converter.

Other essentials

Finally, for your adventure holiday in Italy, here are extra packing and travel tips:

Make sure you bring extra copies of any important documents such as your passport, airline tickets, hotel reservations, email confirmations and any other important documents. A City map book or phrase book is also a good idea, along with your personal items. Do not forget any medications and perhaps pack some Tums or Anadin Extras for any over-indulgence!