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Best Apps for Your Trip to Italy

written by Sean Finelli July 2, 2019
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Whether you’re planning a short or extended trip to Italy, here are the best apps for your trip to Italy to install before you go. No need to feel like you’re living in ancient Roman times. Traveling around Italy can be made very simple with these tools.

Best Travel Apps for Italy

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If you are traveling and want to use the apps, some of them require cell service or internet to work! Check out our suggestions for getting cell service in Europe!

WhatsApp – The Communicator

The best way to speak with your family and friends back home for free, WhatsApp is also the best way to make calls in Italy.

All you need is wifi to run WhatsApp – this is one of the reasons why it is used in 180 countries. Needless to say, this is hands-down the best app to have when it comes to communication in Italy (and Europe).

Download WhatsApp

Google Maps – The Locator

When you see people walking down the street lifting their phones to the sky, they are most likely using Google Maps.

Life-Changing Tip: Google Maps provides directions via public transportation, by car, by foot and by bike. Did you know you can connect to google maps while on wifi even on airplane mode? 

Yep! Download your map, search for directions and walk out of wifi on airplane mode. Your GPS still works so as long as you follow the correct path your map will work. 

This is convenient, especially since the wifi is sometimes spotty in the Belle paese. 

Download Google Maps

Triposo – The Big Idea

Triposo is an all-in-one travel app. Start by searching for the city you’re visiting (or that you’re already in) and a list of the things you need to know, see, eat and drink is generated.

Triposo also allows you to book hotels and hostels, see weather forecasts and see currency conversion rates. If that wasn’t enough, save cities for later and download local maps for your arrival.

Download Triposo

Skyscanner – Find Cheap Flights

Airplane in flight against a blue sky with sparse white clouds

Skyscanner sounds exactly like what it is – an app that scans the internet for flights. Find and compare cheap flights from any location for major savings.

The app also retrieves and compares the cheapest hotels and car rentals for your trip if you need them.

Available in over 30 languages, Skyscanner is used by 60 million people per month.

Download Skyscanner

Foodguide – For Your Inner Foodie

Food tour in Florence, Italy

Foodguide is like having a local foodie in your pocket. Using a special algorithm, Foodguide recommends dishes to you based on your swipes and likes.

Just think of it as Tinder for food. As photos of food from restaurants appear on your screen, swipe right or left.

The food you like is stored in a list of favorites. From there, see exactly what restaurant makes it and how far away it is using the magic of GPS.

Plus, all the photos are taken by locals, not paid advertisers, so you know this one of the best travel apps.

Download Foodguide

Duolingo – Your Mobile Teacher

Duolingo covers languages from Spanish to Swahili and is, by far, the most popular language-learning platform.

Learn by reading, writing and speaking. Set goals and get daily emails to keep you on track – a perfect way to motivate your burgeoning multilingual talents.

Before you go to Italy, brush up on your buongiornos and other basic Italian phrases. Italians will appreciate it.

Download Here

WeTap – Stay Hydrated

WeTap is especially useful in Rome. Home to 2,500 water fountains, there’s no need to buy single-use plastic water bottles in the Eternal City.

The water is fresh and cold, and all you need is a bottle to fill up. Especially if you plan on visiting Rome in summer, staying hydrated and cool is a major undertaking.

WeTap helps you locate water fountains, so you can save the earth and money at the same time.

Download WeTap

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Louis May 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

There are a lot of bad apps for travel, These are definitely worth the download though

Adele May 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Cool! Already have most of them on my phone already 🙂

wil May 8, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Nice checklist, i’ll try them all on my next trip to Italy

Anton May 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for this! Smartphone made traveling much easier, less easy it’s find the best apps for tourists

Paul May 11, 2017 at 7:14 am

I’ll definitely try Duolingo to catch some Italian before my trip to Rome!

Deb July 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Thank you for sharing. All great apps and I look forward to using them on my trip to Italy in May.

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