Packing Tips for a Long Weekend in Italy

  1. Packing Tips for a Long Weekend in Italy

If you’re planning a weekend away to Italy, you’re probably wondering what you should pack. If you’re visiting Italy during the summer months, you’ll be met with weather that’s sunny and warm, whereas if you’re planning to visit during autumn or winter you’ll probably need to pack some warmer clothes to make sure that you’re comfortable due to the drop in temperature. No matter where you’re visiting in Italy, you can be sure to be met with plenty of things to do and see, along with some wonderful opportunities for shopping. We’ve put together a list of what you need to make sure that you’re fully prepared for a fun Italian weekend away.

Hand Luggage Only?

One of the best things about going for a weekend away is that you can get away with just taking along your hand luggage, with no need to pay extra for a larger bag to be put in the hold. With a great range of cabin cases to choose from at Charles Ford London, you can be sure to jet off in style on your trip. If you’re only taking hand luggage, it’s important to make sure that you’re aware of the rules regarding what you can and can’t take, for example liquids which must be in a clear bag and under 100ml each.

Packing Comfortably

There’s no denying that Italy has some lovely streets, with great views, wonderful landmarks such as cathedrals, churches and other structures such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum. But, don’t forget that Italy has a lot of cobbled streets and hills which if you want to get a good look around, you’ll have to walk along. So, make sure that you pack comfortably as well as fashionably for your trip. Comfortable shoes especially are definitely a must if you’re planning to do a lot of sight-seeing and walking around.

Leave Some Room

One of the best things about visiting Italy is it’s shopping destinations. Whether you’re going to be looking at the fashion shops in Milan or picking up souvenirs in Rome, you can definitely expect to return home from a trip to Italy with a heavier bag than you took along. With that in mind, don’t forget to leave yourself some space in your luggage for any shopping that you pick up whilst you’re there!

Tourists and Dress Codes

Home to the Vatican City and subsequently the Pope, it’s no secret that Italy is the main hub of Roman Catholicism and therefore quite a religious country with a large number of beautiful churches and other religious buildings. If you’re planning to see some of these religious places on your trip, it’s good to be aware that there’s often a dress code which requires shoulders and knees to be covered when entering as a sign of respect. Make sure that you’ve packed an outfit that’s suitable, so that you’re not disappointed after buying your ticket.

Wherever you visit in Italy, it makes the perfect destination for a great weekend away!

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