Saturday, July 29, 2023


By Editorial Staff

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A group trip may be ideal if you are wondering what to do this summer. Indeed, organising a trip with your friends has its advantages. First, you can deepen your bonds while catching up on each other's lives. Moreover, group travel is more cost-effective, as you can split the bills. And what better destination to visit than Italy? The country boasts a plethora of beautiful locations that your group can enjoy. 

Organising such a trip can be quite a task. However, you can pull this off with the right strategies. Here are a few you can consider when planning a group trip to Italy.

Decide on the date and duration of your trip

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The most challenging step is choosing a date and duration that will agree with the schedules of each group member. This is important; everyone must embark on the trip without feeling stressed or thinking about tasks left undone. As a tip, hold a meeting with each member, and brainstorm various dates until there’s a compromise. While at it, also decide how long your trip will last. Depending on your time, this can be a week or two.

Choose the destination

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Not being specific about where you wish to explore can dent the planning process. Fortunately, Italy is a big country, and several towns and cities possess unique charms. Therefore, your group is not short of ideas. The trick is deciding a place where you all can enjoy. You can consider your travel itinerary and select a location catering to your chosen activities.

While at it, plan for accommodation so you don’t get stranded. Selecting a hotel, guest house, or vacation rental that could accommodate your group without sacrificing comfort is essential. For instance, if you plan to explore the Medici Fortress or visit the Etruscan Museum, you can consider renting a villa with private pool in Volterra. Not only is it spacious and luxurious, but you’ll be closer to the tourist attractions.

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Assign a leader

Indeed, having everyone at the helm of affairs may be more detrimental than beneficial. Not only will the decision process be slow, but conflicts may occur as everyone would want their ideas to be carried out. To avoid this mess, experts recommend assigning a leader. The role of the leader will be to gather various opinions from each group member and combine them until the right decision is made.

The leader must have a penchant for planning or organising events and can lead without influence. All group members need to alert the leader to prevent ill feelings.

Delegate tasks

The leader can’t handle all the tasks, so delegating them to other group members is essential. This way, everyone pitches in, making the process smoother and more organised. For instance, one person can take care of flight arrangements while another will book your accommodation. Another member can also remind everyone to take important travel documents.

Make plans for solo exploration

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Although it’s a group trip, you and your friends may desire to explore your destination solo. Therefore, arrange your travel plans to accommodate this. You can decide to meet at a specific location after solo explorations, so keep this in mind. It’s also important for each member to share contacts before leaving to cater for unexpected circumstances.

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