Italy is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world.  From Milan to Venice, there is no shortage of things to do and see to keep your heart full of Italian charm.

If you are planning on going on vacation to Italy, then make sure that you plan the following activities into your itinerary.

Shopping

Some of the most beautiful products in the world are produced in Italy.  Why not do a little retail therapy by visiting one of their many shops and buying anything your heart desires.

Since Italy is widely known for their fine leather products, you may want to check out shoes and bags.  You may also have a taste for the finer things in life, so don’t forget to check out world renowned high fashion Italian designers such as Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana.

Lastly, be sure to buy souvenirs for your friends back at home.  Shirts which are printed with the name of the place you visited or magnets make excellent gifts which are easy to store in your luggage.

A Tour

There are so many beautiful sights to see in Italy that it can be difficult to know which ones to choose.  Signing up for a tour is a great way to let a professional show you around and explain the history from a local perspective.

Whether you’re taking a museum tour or an architecture tour, there’s no shortage of things to see and do.  Talk to your concierge or check out an online forum for the best recommendations in the city you’re staying in.

Eat Italian Food

What kind of a trip to Italy would it be without tasting all of the incredible flavors and textures?  Be sure to make an effort to try all of Italy’s famous cuisines.

Depending on which region you’re in, you may find that certain parts of Italy are superior to others when it comes to gastronomy.  Pizza in one part of the country may taste completely different than in another. Make sure that you do some research and try the food which the region you’re visiting is known for.

Take a Cooking Class

While in Italy do as the Italians do!  Italians are known for being incredible cooks.  Taking a class on cooking may be a great opportunity to increase your cooking repertoire.  Who better to learn how to cook Italian from than a real Italian?

Get Lost

Many parts of Italy are covered in winding alleys and beautiful piazzas.  Seasoned travelers suggest spending a day in Italy wandering around until you get lost.

Sometimes the best adventures are losing yourself in beauty and nature. Just be sure to bring your smartphone so you can use GPS to find your way back again!