Italy, is an incredible country with a lot to see. You have Rome, Venice, Milan, and Florence to start with. Furthermore, regions such as Tuscany, Campania, Lugaria, and Sicily are definitely not worth a miss. In order to begin your planning, shortlist all major destinations in Italy, whether or not they're famous.
Internet is a repository of information, and, you could read about all famous cities and towns in Italy to decide which ones interest you, and which don't. You could avoid hiring a travel guide, and do all research yourself, so that not only you save money, but you plan your vacation according to your fancies.
- Don't feel bad if you can't afford to buy something. Don't force yourself into liking something just because you paid enough Euros. It's a vacation, and you've moved out of your country to enjoy every moment. Italy has an advantage - there's lots of free sightseeing across the country to make you go 'Wow'. Look around more, and less at your bank balance.
Remember, it may be common in Italy, but back home, it's something bought from the land of fashion houses! Other than clothing, browse through Internet and ask the residents about cheap markets which have 'Italian' lettered all over it. Don't forget it's a lifetime opportunity for you; grab as much Italian stuff as you can at unbelievably cheaper prices.
You're set to book flights and pack bags. You've hunted down the best travel bargains now and there's nothing like experiencing the fluttery feelings when you arrive to a new destination. And the Italians... they're lovely people, and nothing underlines this fact better than their song-like way of speech.