In the past thirty years, travel in Italy has evolved and revolutionized the way its citizens and tourists explore this amazing country. At Dreams of Italia, we know personally what it's like to drive a car or be on a tour bus during high season in Italy. With 30 million tourists annually, Italy's highways and freeways are very busy.
Now with modern bullet train companies like Trenitalia and Italo, what once took over 3 hours to drive from Rome to Florence (under normal traffic conditions on A1) is now possible in smooth, efficient comfort in less than half the time. As you can see on the map, Italy provides for virtually unprecedented access to the entire peninsula. The cost versus paying the price for car rental, fuel, tolls, insurance, etc. is almost 1/10 the price. See the link here on mastering the art of bullet train travel:
Ferries & Hydrofoils
As you venture south of Rome to Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast, the traffic can become staggering, slow, and stressful. Unless you are enjoying the pleasure of driving during the off season prior to May or into October, ferries are the way to go. Being on the water is glorious, giving you a spectacular vantage point you can't enjoy on a bus or down the busy highways or winding cliff roads.
When you see the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, you will be amazed how every shade of blue is represented. Take advantage of our little "secrets" based on years of experience to save you time, money, and stress. With so much to see and do in Italy, being able to travel smart provides a steady, relaxing pace, while being able to take in the best of la dolce vita. With dozens of companies serving the region, Dreams of Italia will arrange the best way to get there.
Our vacation techniques are proven by taking advantage of bullet trains and ferries. The time you save gets you to your destination faster and easier. Arriving hours sooner, you're stress free, energized, and ready to go sight seeing, to go enjoy a delicious meal, or lay out at the beach to take in the golden Italian sunshine. Click the links below to explore our favorite links providing valuable information on Italy as well as some of our favorite videos, including our YouTube video.