Italy is a nation of delectable food, ancient history, and stunning scenery. It’s a beautiful country to explore, but with so many tourist attractions and big crowds throughout much of the year, it can seem impossible to travel around and uncover authentic Italian culture.

But from traveling with expert, specialist tour guides to uncovering the local spots across the country, there are many great ways to really get under the skin of Italy.

To help you to make the most of your Italian getaway, here are the best travel tips and tricks from the experts.