Dolce Vita Adventures

Travelling through Italy like a local.

Stress less, pack light,
Open your heart and come back richer.
Above all, be a passionate traveler.

A little help, so you can Do It Yourself, find your own way.

"You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  
You're on your own and you know what you know and only YOU are the one who will decide where to go." 
-Dr. Seuss

GETTING YOURSELF TO ITALY:

Online Travel Agencies: 
OrbitzExpediaTravelocity, Cheap tickets

Combination search:
WhichbudgetSkyscanner

Airfare Tracking, Alert Setting:
Kayak, Airfarewatchdog, Yapta

Aggregators:
KayakSkyscanner

Hotels: 
TripAdvisor, Venere, Booking.comHotels.com

Alternative Accommodations
Agriturismo (Farm houses)
Vacation RentalsAirBnB

Discount:
TravelZoo, Budget Travel

Travel reviews: 
Rick Steve's Europe, Fodor's Travel, VirtualTourist, FlyerTalk

Travel tools: 
SeatGuru,  SlowTravel

Frequent Flyer:
WebFlyer, The Points Guy


ONCE YOU’RE IN ITALY:

Support for land transfers and excursions:
Flavio Gioia Agency Transfers and Excursions in regions of Campania, Lazio, Basilicata (Amalfi Coast, Positano, Ravello, Matera, Naples, Rome... ) 

SAT Sicilian Airbus Travel, Full service Agency for all of Sicily, entire island. 

Dejan Prvulovic Transfers and Excursions in regions of Tuscany, Umbria, Liguria (Florence, Cortona, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre...) - dejanprvi70@yahoo.it

Claudio Sancassani Transfers and Excursion in regions of Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto (Lake Como, Bellagio, Cinque Terre...)

Activity Research Opportunities:

Tuscany - Archaeology

Pompeii (Food and Drink)

Italian Driving and Mapping:
ACI Club
Michelin 

Ferry Lines:
TraghettiOnline - a large selection of from-da/to-a routes, many ferry line links, for the beginning stages of your travel planning.

Money to go places:
EURO exchange 
UNESCO site list
(“protected sites of outstanding universal value”)

Guides:
Venice areas: Sabrina 
Rome areas: Kiron 
Pompeii and Naples areas: Raffaelle
raffaeleattanasio@alice.it
Siena and Tuscany areas: Stella
Florence and Tuscan areas: Elizabeth 
e_annbutler@hotmail.com 
Florence and Tuscan areas: Paola
paola50122@gmail.com 

Official Museum Sites:
Florence
Venice
Pompeii

Italy’s main airports and codes:
Venice(VCE) 
Milan (LIN and MXP) 
Florence (FLR) 
Naples (NAP) 
Bari (BRI) 
Palermo, Sicily (PMO) 
Catania, Sicily (CTA)  

Trains in Italy:
TrenItalia
Slow trains, (regional stops, starting with slowest: Interegionale, Regionale, InterCity (IC), Eurostar) Italia (ES)

Fast train, starting with slowest 
1. Freccia Bianca 
2. Freccia Argento  
3. Freccia Rossa

Approximate times for main train routes 

  • Venice - Rome = 3hr 20 min
  • Venice - Florence = 2hrs
  • Venice Milan = 2hrs 30 min
  • Florence - Rome = 1 hr 40 min
  • Florence - Pisa  = 45 min
  • Florence - Naples = 2 hrs 50 min
  • Rome - Naples = 1hr 15 min
  • Rome - Milan = 3 hrs 30 min
  • Naples - Milan = 4 hrs 20 min

571.481.8020 / sybil@dolcevitaadventures.com