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Packing for Italy? We’ve got the inside scoop on what to wear in Italy year round! TFG’s guest fashion blogger and native Italian, Jacopo Grazzi, helps you prepare with these year round packing lists for Italy and an insider look on Italian style and Italy fashion!

 

 


What to Pack for Italy

Written by: Jacopo Grazzi


 

 

We want you to have a stress-free travel experience, and the main goal of this article is to help you plan your packing choices in an efficient way so you won’t be unprepared for your trip and know how to dress in Italy.

You’ll find insight on general Italian style, in addition to visual examples of the type of clothing you might want to wear based on the weather.

 

Please use the visuals in this post as a guideline to help you choose corresponding items based on your own style and clothing preferences.

 

 

What Do People Wear in Italy?

 

Fashion in Italy is the same as other parts of the world. There are a variety of Italian attire style preferences to reflect the tastes of different personalities.

The main difference between Italian fashion and the styles reflected in other countries is that clothing in Italy generally tends to cater to a more fitted, tailored appearance. A tailored look is the true secret to the Italian everyday fashion observed by visitors.

Many travelers prefer to avoid traditional tourist clothes when traveling in order to blend in with the locals. While it’s not uncommon to wonder what do Italians wear, it’s also important to remember that the best clothing to pack is what makes you feel most comfortable.

 

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Fossil Morgan Crossbody | Michael Kors Rhea Backpack

 

Italy’s clothing styles vary from the north to the south. Milan and the north of this beautiful country have a very fashionable and sometimes over-the-top style. In Venice, the weather might dictate the clothing over trends.

Rome and the south have more local trends and traditions. Make sure you don’t show too much skin as locals here aren’t big on overly-revealing clothing.

As with most destinations, practical sense applies. Leave the beachwear on the beach because it doesn’t translate well to streetwear in the city. The same goes for gym wear; unless you’re actually headed to the gym, don’t dress in your gym attire.

 

 

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Columbia Pardon My Trench Rain JacketCole Haan Packable Rain Jacket ( Plus )

 

What Should I Wear in Italy?

 

The most important factors in planning what you should and shouldn’t wear to Italy are the activities you’ll be doing on your trip AND the weather.

Always, always, always check the weather forecast before your trip. Nothing will ruin your trip faster than being unprepared with the wrong clothing for the weather.

 

 

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Clarks Boylan Dawn Ankle BootieSuperga Cotu Sneaker

 

What are the best shoes for Italy?

 

One unexpected issue that many travelers discover once they get to Europe are the cobblestone streets.

While great to look at, stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet even if you don’t normally have discomfort. Depending on the city, these streets can also be hilly, slippery when wet, and uneven.

 

Popular shoe options include (click each item below for suggested styles):

 

Read this post about the how to choose the best walking shoes for Europe.

 

 

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Earth Caper Wedge | Ecco Damara Strap Sandal

 

Touristy cities like Venice or Rome are made for walking, so be sure to choose comfortable shoes. Consider waterproof leather boots for the colder months and simple, comfortable, canvas shoes for the warmer months.

Pack a pair of dressy shoes as locals like to dine out with style and elegance. When deciding what to wear when traveling to Italy, avoid heels because they’ll leave you feeling uncomfortable. Opt for wedges or ballet flats.

 

Here are some tips on how to choose the best shoes for Italy:

 

 

Below you’ll find helpful seasonal clothing tips and suggested packing lists that you can use as a guideline to prepare for a trip to Italy:

 

 

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V-neck | Tank | Button Up | Blouse | Swing DressShirt Dress | Black Jeans  | Skinny Jeans | Midi Skirt | RaincoatPoncho | Cardigan | Flats | BootsHat | Bag

 

What to Wear in Italy in Spring

 

What is the weather in Italy in Spring (March, April, May)?

 

Italian spring is beautiful–you can spot flowers and green everywhere. I consider spring the best season to plan a trip to Italy, as the temperatures are more moderate compared to summer.

Spring in Italy can be unpredictable. The temperatures can vary from chilly to warm and sometimes even hot, from a minimum of 15°C/59°F to a maximum of 28°C/82°F. When it rains, and during early morning hours, the temperature can go down to 10°C/50°F. Checking the weather forecast before any trip is always recommended.

 

What clothes should I wear in Italy in Spring?

 

With fluctuating weather in the months of spring, layers are an absolute must! For example, what to wear in Italy in May will be different from what to wear in Italy in April.

Always choose 10 to 15 items of clothing that can mix and match. This should include two outer layers that can be worn together to protect you from the elements.

Clothing should also be versatile and work for all of your trip activities. Choose fabrics appropriate for the weather. (See suggested spring Italy packing list below.)

Look for bright and light colors during this finicky season; when it’s sunny, it’s very warm. Jeans are a must, along with skirts in light fabrics. Stick to dark denim–it’s always in style.

Match your bottoms with a quality tee or pretty blouse, and don’t forget a sweater and light jacket for layering on cold days and evenings and a waterproof outerwear item, such as a light trench coat, for unexpected rainstorms.

 

Choose one of these stylish travel raincoats for women to keep you dry!

 

Recommended accessories include a scarf for cold mornings, jewelry (remember not to take expensive pieces), and sunglasses. A sun hat is recommended but not essential.

 

What shoes should I wear in Italy in spring?

 

As with your clothes, plan your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Choose no more than two to three pairs of shoe in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear it for hours without discomfort.

Popular styles include light brogues, sneakers (Supergas are very popular) or waterproof shoes are essential. Note that the best waterproof shoes are not made out of rubber; instead choose leather ankle boots, which are the best shoe option for travel to Europe in spring.

While not recommended for all day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a dressier pair of shoes on your trip for warmer days or evenings. Alternatively, being closed toe wedges for a dressy alternative.

 

Italy Packing List for Spring

 

Clothes:
  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One dress
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:
  • Waterproof ankle boots (sightseeing)
  • Slip on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Wedges: (optional)

 

 

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Shirt | Tank | Sleeveless | Blouse | Shirt Dress | Dress | Shorts | Casual Shorts | Midi Skirt | Skater Skirt | Off The Shoulder | Cardigan | Sandal Wedge | Hat | Bag

 

What to Wear in Italy in Summer

 

What is the weather in Italy in Summer (June, July, August)?

 

Summer in Italy is insanely hot: temperatures can reach 35°C/ 95°F or higher. Not only is the heat strong but the air can feel muggy and humid. Tropical-type showers may occur in some areas such as Venice. For example, what to wear in Italy in June will be pretty similar to your July and August wardrobe.

Be careful to protect yourself during the hottest hours of the day by wearing sunblock and a sun hat.

 

What clothes should I wear in Italy in summer?

 

When deciding how to dress in Italy in the summer, dress comfortably with loose and light clothes. Light dresses might be the most comfortable this time of year, particularly in places such as Rome where the heat can feel unbearable.

Skirts, capris, or (dressy) shorts are essential; a nice top or a dressy blouse and a hat will complete the look.

Choose light colored clothing to avoid scorching in the blaring heat. Cotton, linen, and rayon fabrics are best.

If you go to the seaside, pack a colorful bikini. An elegant one-piece is acceptable if you don’t want to show too much skin.

Make sure you are not wearing revealing clothing when you visit religious sites. Aside from possibly being asked to leave, it’s respectful to follow local traditions.

Opt for a midi or maxi dress below your knees and a light wrap that you can place around your shoulders for coverage when needed.

 

Planning to visit religious sites? Find out what to wear to the Vatican!

 

Always choose ten-fifteen items of clothing that can mix and match. This should include two outer layers that can be worn together to protect you from the elements.

Clothing should also be versatile and work for all of your trip activities. (See suggested summer Italy packing list below.)

 

What shoes should I wear in Italy in summer?

 

As with your clothes, plan your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Choose no more than two to three pairs of shoe in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear it for hours without discomfort.

Pack a pair of comfortable summer sandals or canvas sneakers for all-day sightseeing and a pair of open-toe heeled wedges for a fancy night out. Note that locals don’t appreciate flip-flops being worn anywhere but seaside.

In summer, many events are outside as many venues have gardens and al fresco spaces with evening cocktail parties and happy hours. These are the best times to wear your favorite cocktail dress and enjoy the summer breeze. Pack a light jacket and cardigan for cooler days and evenings.

While not recommended for all day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a dressier pair of shoes on your trip for warmer days or evenings. Alternatively, being closed toe wedges for a dressy alternative.

 

This is a selection of the best sandals for travel in summer – our top recommendation for a summer trip to Italy!

 

Italy Packing List for Summer

 

Clothes:
  • Three short sleeve and/or sleeveless tops
  • One ¾ sleeve top
  • One additional top
  • Two bottoms
  • One maxi dress
  • Two summer dresses
  • One light rain jacket
  • One light layer
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:
  • Comfortable sandals (sightseeing)
  • Slip on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Wedges: (optional)

 

 

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Button Down | Polo Shirt | T-shirt | Long Sleeve | Pants | Shorts 1 | Shorts 2 | Shorts 3 | Belt | Sunglasses | Tennis Shoes | Slip-on

 

Italy Summer Clothing for Men

 

Men’s summer clothing was a hot topic on TFG, so we’re sharing a quick visual to help your guys with their Italy packing list for the summer. Tailored, smart shorts (not baggy cargo shorts) paired with stylish sneakers like these shown above are acceptable in hot weather.

 

Take a look at this carry-on men’s carry-on packing list for Europe for additional tips.

 

 

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Top | Tank | Button Up | BlouseSwing Dress | Shirt Dress | Black Jeans | Skinny Jeans | Skirt | Raincoat | Poncho | Cardigan | Black Boots | Ankle Boots | Scarf | Bag

 

What to Wear in Italy in Fall

 

What is the weather in Italy in Fall (September, October, November)?

 

Autumn does not differ much from spring. Temperatures fluctuate from 15°C/59°F to 24°C/75°F and it rains quite a lot, so what to wear in Italy in September will be different than what to wear in Italy in October. In the plains in the north of Italy, you can experience foggy days, which are quite fascinating in cities like Venice or Milan.

 

What clothes should I wear in Italy in fall?

 

In September and autumn, you should pack the same items mentioned in the spring section above. These two seasons are similar and the only variations may be an umbrella and trench coat. Layers are essential especially as the weather begins to cool.

The key colors of the season are brown, purple, gray, and black, but you can always choose lighter colors to provide relief from warmer weather.

When in doubt, plan a monochrome travel wardrobe consisting of mostly black, a stunning handbag, and silk printed scarf.

Always choose 10 to 15 items of clothing that can mix and match. This should include two outer layers that can be worn together to protect you from the elements.

Clothing should also be versatile and work for all of your trip activities. Rather than Google search “dress Italy,” follow our guide on how to choose fabrics appropriate for the weather. (See suggested fall Italy packing list below.)

 

Follow this easy packing solution when traveling in between seasons!

 

What shoes should I wear in Italy in fall?

 

As with your clothes, plan your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Choose no more than two-three pairs of shoe in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear it for hours without discomfort.

Popular styles include light brogues, sneakers (Supergas are very popular) or waterproof shoes are essential. Note that the best waterproof shoes are not made out of rubber; instead choose leather ankle boots, which are the best shoe option for travel to Europe in fall.

If it will be cold during your trip, opt for one of these chic leather boots – they’re waterproof but look good, too!

While not recommended for all day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a dressier pair of shoes on your trip for warmer days or evenings. Alternatively, being closed toe wedges for a dressy alternative.

 

Italy Packing List for Fall

 

Clothes:
  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • Two dresses
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:
  • Waterproof leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Canvas sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges: (optional)

 

 

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Button Up | Sweater Sweater 2 | Longsleeve | Shirtdress | Dress | Black Jeans | Jeans 2 | Coat Down Jacket | Poncho | Skirt | Black Boots | Ankle Boots | Hat | Bag

 

What to Wear in Italy in Winter

 

What is the weather in Italy in winter? (December, January, February)?

 

As mentioned before, winters can be quite cold. In the north, it snows a lot and sometimes it’s difficult to move around the city without slipping. The south is warmer but it snows at least once a year. Temperatures range from 10°C/50°F down to -8°C/18°F. And where the climate is humid, it’s colder–you can feel it in your bones.

 

What clothes should I wear in Italy in winter?

 

Pack a pair of warm gloves, a thick scarf, and a hat. If you are planning to go to the north, I suggest a padded winter coat and layer of merino wool thermals, too.

In the south, you can take a winter coat or a quilted jacket. The rule in winter is to dress in layers as temperatures might change during the day, so pack some long-sleeve tops, warm sweaters, and cardigans.

A waterproof rain jacket can be useful, but I would suggest taking an umbrella, as it is more handy and fashionable.

 

The secret to packing light in winter is thermal underwear for women– these are a must!

 

What shoes should I wear in Italy in winter?

 

As with your clothes, plan your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Choose no more than two-three pairs of shoe in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear it for hours without discomfort.

If it snows during your trip, opt for a pair of warm winter boots. If it will be cold and rainy without snow, opt for cute and versatile waterproof leather boots instead.

Leather sneakers are also an option for mild days. (Tip: wear skin colored stockings underneath for discreet warmth around your ankles.)

 

Italy Packing List for Winter

 

Clothes:
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Three long sleeve sweaters
  • One additional top
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One long sleeve dress
  • One winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:
  • Waterproof tall or ankle leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Leather sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat or heeled ankle boot (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges: (optional)

 

 

What is the Best Luggage for Italy?

 

So the hard part’s out of the way; after much turmoil you’ve finally perfected your travel wardrobe and created a chic capsule collection – now it’s time to get packing! Which luggage will work best for you?

There are various things to consider when choosing the best luggage for Europe including a difference in carry on size, strict weight restrictions, mobility on the cobblestone streets, and long flights of stairs.

The best suitcase to have when traveling Italy is a rigid trolley case, ideally with four castors. The trolley should be divided into two compartments (not just one big compartment) for easy packing. These are easy to travel with on bumpy terrain.

For a European carry on size bag, a backpack is always a safe option. It’s also the perfect fit for those of us who prefer to travel hands-free.

Depending on how many days or weeks you’re traveling, you may want to use packing organizers, which allow optimum use of the space in your luggage, keeping everything organized and in place during your travels, and making the task of unpacking and repacking simple and stress-free.

As you’re headed to fashionable Europe, use an equally stylish carry-on, such as the Osprey Ozone, which is a personal favorite. Keep in mind that most of Europe’s budget airlines have a carry-on bag allowance of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Always check your airlines individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 

Find out the most popular Europe travel bag styles according to our readers along with their tried and tested reviews.

 

Toiletries

 

When traveling to Italy, you’ll need some of the standard, essential toiletries, including:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Moisturizer (face and body)
  • Sunscreen
  • Razor
  • Makeup (we recommend keeping it simple: mascara, concealer, and a lip tint that doubles as a blush)
  • Hair ties and bobby pins
  • Dry shampoo

 

Worried that all your toiletries, makeup, skincare, and hair styling tools won’t fit into your suitcase? Read these tips on how to travel size toiletries to learn how to make the most of limited space without sacrificing your routine!

We recommend you take the most important products in travel containers like these and try to either buy basics like shampoo and shower gel in Europe or use the items provided by hotels.

Also, consider your makeup–in many European cities, women opt for natural makeup focusing on a well groomed but not over-the-top appearance.

While a daily salon blow out isn’t necessary, be mindful of your hair and makeup. Find out if it’s necessary to bring a travel blow dryer here.

When choosing your styling tools, choose items that have dual voltage and bring along a travel adapter for all your electronics. Just make sure to add all these items to your backpacking packing list for Europe so you don’t forget them.

 

Check out our guide to toiletries for more tips!

 

 

What Should I NOT Pack for Italy?

 

One unexpected issue that many travelers discover once they get to Europe are the cobblestone streets.

While great to look at, stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet even if you don’t normally have discomfort. Depending on the city, these streets can also be hilly, slippery when wet, and uneven.

In addition, there is an Italian dress code in churches and other religious centers. You should cover your shoulders with a shawl or scarf, and wear bottoms that cover your knees.

 

Are Jeans Appropriate to Wear in Italy?

 

While Europeans tend to dress up more than Americans, you still can wear jeans in Italy. However, avoid acid wash and extremely distressed denim and opt for medium-dark blues and blacks. Black skinny jeans always look chic in Europe!

 

Are Leggings Okay to Wear in Italy?

 

Some travelers love wearing leggings for comfort, but they’re often too casual looking as pants for Italy. If you’re a big fan of leggings, consider pairing a black pair with long tunics during the spring, or wearing them under dresses and skirts in fall and winter.

 

 

What are the Best Shoes to Wear in Italy?

 

Based on reader recommendations, we suggest tall boots for winter and wedges for summer; other styles can be used interchangeably throughout the year.

Depending on the weather, flat ankle boots, boat shoes, or driving mocs are other top recommendations amongst our readers. They’re classic options and make the perfect alternative to ballet flats, especially if you need a little more room for soft insoles.

 

Here are the best travel shoes for Italy in warm weather:

 

Here are the best travel shoes for Italy in cool weather:

 

Read more about the best travel shoes for Italy.

 

 

Italy Travel Tips

 

Before you head on your tour of Italy, check out these frequently asked questions on traveling to Italy.

 

What’s the best time of year to visit Italy?

 

Italy is a wonderful destination to visit year round but many agree that Spring is the best time to visit Italy. You’ll experience less crowds and moderate weather in comparison to summer when it’s scorching hot and busy.

 

Note that some places close in August for the local vacation period.

 

Weather in Italy

 

As you plan your packing list for Italy, keep in mind that the north is normally cold in winter and warm and humid in summer. Cities located on a higher altitude are more windy and cold, but you can enjoy a summer heat, thanks to the sun.

The south is characterized for being warmer, year-round. In some areas, it doesn’t even snow! Rome and the south are very hot in the summer 35°C/95°F (May-September), but it can be enjoyable thanks to the sea breeze. Winters are warmer and not as cold, with better weather than in the north.

Never travel without checking the weather forecast as this will be your ultimate packing guide for Italy. Remember that each city will have its own weather pattern so check the forecast for all the destinations you plan to visit.

Use websites such as Accuweather or Holiday Weather for advanced forecasts and don’t forget to check the weather one week and three days before your trip as mother nature doesn’t run on a tight schedule.

 

Sunglasses are a must every season; the sun seemingly never stops shining on the Italian peninsula.

 

What are the best accommodations in Italy?

 

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I prefer to book “the entire home” instead of opting for shared accommodation on Airbnb. Aside from safety, I also like to feel like I’m living in the destination. It’s a small taste of local life plus you get more amenities than you would at a hotel such as a kitchen and washing machine.

 

Read these Airbnb tips for more info!

 

If you prefer the convenience and comfort of a hotel room, I like using both Agoda.com and Hotels.com. Tip: Hotels.com gives you a free night for every ten nights you book!

 

For hostels, we recommend Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. Always read the reviews before booking to get the best idea if the hostel is right for you. Some are quiet and family friendly while others are known for their party atmosphere.

 

Not sure about staying at a hostel? Read this.

 

Transportation

 

For flights, I like booking through Travelocity or Cheapoair (whichever one’s cheapest). Although I prefer Travelocity because they have a 24 hour money back guarantee.

To maximize your vacation time, fly into the city where you’re starting your trip and out of the city where your trip ends. Many times it’s the same price and saves you from having to spend extra time and money to go back to where you started your trip.

 

How do I get around Italy?

 

Italy has several great transportation options that make it easy for you to get around Italy and hop from city to city. Train is one of the most popular options for traveling from one region to another. Seat61 is an excellent website offering extensive train travel tips for destinations around the world including Italy train travel.

 

Trenitalia operates three different high-speed rail options, Frecciabianca, Frecciargento, and Frecciarossa, and you can easily book tickets or look at schedules online at Trenitalia. You can also use ItaliaRail if booking for more than one person as the multiple booking option seems to give better rates than Trenitalia.

In Venice and when traveling to Sardinia or Sicily, you can take a water taxi or boat, which run regularly and are affordable.

You can also rent a car or vespa to travel within cities. Just keep in mind that the streets are very narrow and traffic can be intense, so if you’re not used to driving in Europe, you’re better off opting for a bus, metro, train, or boat.

 

Things to Do in Italy

 

Italy is one of the most amazing countries to visit because there are so many beautiful cities to see and sites to take in. Follow our recommendations before you travel to Italy.

 

What are the best sites in Italy to see?

 

  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • St Mark’s Square
  • Florence Duomo
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Pompeii
  • Cinque Terre

 

What are the best tours in Italy?

 

Some travelers prefer the guidance of professionals for planning their trip. If you’re a fan of tours, check out these top tours for Italy.

 

Where’s the best shopping in Italy?

 

If you find you have left behind an essential, or need to add to add classic Italy clothes to your travel wardrobe, don’t panic. Italy is the cradle of fashion and all of the biggest brands are located in every city. Stores like H&M and Zara are highly fashionable, with a wide range of clothes.

Italian department stores such as Coin and La Rinascente can be handy when looking for quality items. You can also find designer outlet stores in major shopping destinations, too! Before shopping, see what others are wearing on the streets to capture Italian street fashion.

 

Safety

 

Safety is a big concern whenever you travel, and in busy, touristy areas like major cities in Italy, pickpocketing can be a common occurrence. Taking a few safety precautions can help you feel less stressed during your travels.

 

How can I stay safe while traveling in Italy?


Be cautious about where you stash your cash so you don’t fall prey to muggings and pickpocketing. Make your clothing theft-proof and choose items with strong zippers. Jeans are handy for this reason: you can put important items, like your wallet and phone, in your front pockets, where it’s very difficult for a wandering hand to snatch it. Add items like the Secret Stash Bra Pocket and Underwear with Pockets to your packing list.

And be mindful of purse snatchers! They either slash the bottom of your bag so the content fall out or slash the strap. Wear your purse strap across your body and the zipper towards the front. For extra security, check out the “theft-proof” bags featured in this post about crossbody purses.

 

These are articles with other suggested anti-theft products:

 

Remember, the safest place for your passport is locked in your accommodation. Carry a photocopy or other ID when you’re sightseeing or are out at night.

 

Read these tips on how to keep your passport safe when you travel!

 

Suggested Anti-Theft Accessories for Italy

 

  • Bra stash, neck pouch, or money belt with RFID protection
  • Anti-theft crossbody bag
  • Passport case
  • TSA-approved luggage lock
  • Clothing with hidden pockets (like underwear, tops, and scarves)

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • In general day-to-day European style is more dressy than American style, but this does not mean business clothing. A nice blouse and well-tailored denim is a timeless uniform that can work in Italy just as well as any other part of Europe.
  • Ultimately, choose comfortable, classic clothing that will transcend trends so you can look back at the pictures from your trip with fond memories.
  • With shoes, always choose comfort over fashion as you’ll spend long hours on your feet – don’t forget to break them in!
  • Elevators are not prevalent in local accommodation; be prepared to lift your own luggage up many flights of stairs and steep cobblestone hills.
  • Avoid oversized, heavy luggage if you plan to use trains, buses, or budget flights as storage space is limited. You should be able to maneuver through train stations (and trains) with ease.
  • Pickpockets are prevalent in all tourist cities, be aware of your surroundings and be practical about your belongings.
  • ALWAYS check the weather before you travel.

 

Please visit these guides for packing information for specific destinations in Italy:

 

 

 


For more ideas on what to wear in Italy, please read this 10 Step Italy Packing Guide!

What are your tips for an Italy packing list? Comment below!


 

Please Note: Most of Europe’s Budget Airlines have this Carryon Bag Allowance: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Always check your airline’s individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 


 

For more tips, please read these Europe packing lists:

 

Suggested travel resources:

 

Please read our Ultimate Packing List for Europe featuring stylish tips for multi-country travel.

 


 

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