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Guide for the Solo

Woman in Italy

Eat Authentic, Shop Local, Travel Off the Beaten Path

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Deciding to Travel Solo

Why Travel Solo

How to Get Past the Fear and Live the Life You Choose

Your Turn: Fight the Fear Fog

Break Down Your Barriers

Let's Dispel some Myths About Italy

Designing Your Dream Adventure

When to Go

How to find Hidden Destinations Worth Visiting

3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations I'm Watching

How to Apply for a US Passport

Budgeting Tips

Travel Insurance 101

Traveling Safely After a Pandemic

Booking Flights Made Easy

Choosing Your Style of Accommodations

How to Compare Accommodations

Accommodation Booking Hacks

Culturally-Immersive Activities in Italy


How to use Money in Italy: Cash, Card, & Euros Explained

Having a Working Phone

Choosing a Suitcase

Packing Guidelines

My Travel Must-Haves

Recommended Packing List

How to Organize your Suitcase for Stress-Free Travel

Staying Healthy On the Road

How to Love Long Flights

Safety On Your Solo Adventure

Solo Travel for Underrepresented Groups

Traveling Italy as a Woman of Color

Traveling Italy as LGBTQ+

Traveling Italy with a Disability

Tips on Getting Yourself Out of Situations with Men

Romance Abroad

Tips on Safe Sex

Overcoming Loneliness



Shopping, Eating, & Living Local

How to Experience Everyday Life Like a Local

Basic Italian for Travel Situations

Top 5 Tools for Learning Italian Fast

How to Approach Locals

10 Faux Pas of Italian Culture

10 Ways to Get Hooked up with the Insider Culture

How to Get Great Photos of Yourself While Traveling Alone

Tips on Photographing Locals from Professional Photographers

How to Eat Like a Local

Tools to Have in Your Back Pocket

How to Fall in Love with Dining Solo

How to Order like an Italian

How to Do Coffee Like a Local

11 Secrets to Italian Coffee Culture

Know Your Way Around Italian Coffee

Speciality Coffee Drinks You Might Not Know

Regional Coffee Specialties You Can’t Miss!

Italian Cocktails to Try

How to Shop Like a Local

Local Products to Purchase by Region

How to Know You’re Not Getting Scammed

Best Ways to Get your Goods Home Safely

Are you Leaving Money On the Table?

The Tabacchi Shop

Mailing Postcards

How to Care Like a Local: Responsible Tourism

8 Benefits of Sustainable & Off the Beaten Path Travel

10 Tips to Make Sustainable Travel Easier Than You Thought

Off-the-Beaten-Path Recommendations

Capturing the Details of Your Experience

Buon Viaggio!

Tools & Resources

Get The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy, PLUS the Bonus Pack and 4 Bonus Guides now!


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Expert tips to ensure the most authentic and meaningful solo journey possible

(without speaking italian)

Bonus Pack

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Accommodation Safety Checklist
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Safety Checklist

Dating Safety Checklist

Accommodation Safety Checklist

Packing Checklist

Trip Planning Step-by-Step


4 Bonus Guides Included FREE!


10 Easy Ways to Save for Travel

I join forces with amazing money coach extraordinaire, Ashley Feinstein Gerstely, to bring you easy strategies to squirrel away those pennies and align your spending actions with your travel goals! This will be just the boost you need to jumpstart your saving habits.






How to Use Trains + Buses in Italy

I break down the step-by-step process of navigating bus and train stations to buy your ticket, find your platform, get off at the right stop, and what to do if you get off at the wrong stop. You'll feel like I’m right there cheering you on. With this in your back pocket, you can go anywhere!

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How to Connect With Locals Anywhere You Go

I share the detailed methods I use for approaching locals and turning strangers into new friends. Don’t even think about skipping this–these are the secrets that turn basic Italy trips into unexpected, spontaneous adventures with loving and quirky characters who invite you into their culture!




Regional Dishes to Try in Italy

Never get tricked into a bad, touristy meal! With this Guide, you'll know what to order in each region for an authentic meal you won't forget!



...and access to my Facebook Group where I'll be actively engaging, answering questions and helping people plan their trips!

Bonus Pack
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What Others Are Saying

"I'm blown away!"

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"I just finished The ULTIMATE Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy and I am blown away!
The information is so concrete and so helpful. I now have the exact steps that I need to plan.

I cannot tell you how excited I am that I found this guide! There are tips and tricks in here I NEVER would have known if I hadn’t read this book.
If you are interested at all in solo travel in Italy, you 110% have to get this book! You will be so thankful that you did!"

-Stephanie Chastain, Pennsylvania

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"This is THE only guide you’ll ever need for a solo trip to Italy!"
-Alisha Dosani, Georgia


"The information, experiences and knowledge provided are worth a lot more than the cost of the ebook and will save you time in your research as well–it's like having a personal guide in your pocket."

-Melanie Ebersole, Alaska


"What I would have given to have had this book the first time I went on a solo trip through Italy!
Not only does it include the most incredible tips for creating a trip that aligns with your dreams, but Sierra has written in such a way that really speaks to the heart. She doesn't just teach you about fabulous off-the-beaten path places to go and how to get there, but also guides you in how to listen to and understand your inner voice.
She has thought of everything you'll need in your suitcase, wallet, and itinerary to ensure your trip fulfills you–mind, tastebuds, and soul!"

- Jessica Kaplan, Washington, DC


"I would pay $100 for this book - and that would still be *cheap* considering that there is no-stone-left-unturned regarding how to plan and navigate your solo (or non-solo) trip to Italy! Woohoo! I'm excited!"
                                                                              -Jana Castelli, New Jersey

Ready to jumpstart your solo journey?


The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy

BONUS: 10 Easy Ways to Save for Travel

BONUS: How to Use Trains + Buses in Italy

BONUS: How to Connect with Locals

BONUS: Regional Dishes to Try in Italy

Free Done-For-You Flight Research

Safety Checklist

Packing Checklist

Journal Prompts & more

Trip Planning Step-by-Step

Authentic Travel Italy Facebook Community

Tools & Resources Library

Over 250 Pages on How to Plan a Culturally-Immersive Trip in Italy


from an Experienced Solo Traveler and Italy Expert! 


100% Happy Traveler GUARANTEE

I am 110% confident in the value I’ve created in this e-book and bonus guides. It’s the culmination of over a decade of solo travel and a career as an Italy travel expert.

But if you’re still on the fence, you don’t have to worry because you’re backed by the “Happy Traveler Guarantee”!

If you aren't happy with this e-book after reading it entirely, I’ll give your money back up to 60 days after purchase–and let you keep the e-book and bonus guides.

To get your refund, just email It's as simple as that!

Why Learn From Me

Sierra Busch, Italy Expert and Founder of Creative Edge Travel


I'm Sierra. From my first taste of la dolce vita over a decade ago, I've never stopped scouring maps for Italy's hidden secrets,

connecting with locals and soaking up the authentic everyday life along the way.


I followed my passion to work for top agencies and startups in NYC and Europe, planning luxury vacations for VIP clients as the Italy Expert.


But I always felt disconnected from my personal values when working with clients who cared more about the fancy hotel room than what was outside the door.

Feeling out of place in NYC, I decided to do something bold. I left a relationship of 7 years, quit my job on 5th Avenue, and moved to the place where I could hear my own voice the clearly again– Italy.

That spark in myself

changed everything. 

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I worked for a tour operator there before finally launching Creative Edge Travel to help people experience Italy’s far-flung places, fading traditions, and phenomenal nature through genuine connection with locals.


I have poured over a decade of experience traveling solo in Italy into these 250+ pages to create an invaluable resource that will not only help you plan and navigate a meaningful solo journey in Italy, but teach you how to get immersed in the culture on your own, to discover those off-the-map places and forge those connections that become the most memorable and special parts of your trip.

The local experience is at your fingertips!


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Your Solo Journey Starts Now



Guide for the Solo

Woman in Italy


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