Senses of Cinema says,
Voyage to Italy succeeds on every level because it is itself a voyage of discovery, in which Rossellini is trying to capture the actual dynamics between his two leading actors, and to follow them as they attempt to make a connection with each other, and with the Italian countryside as well.FilmRef.com calls it "a graceful, understated portrait on the dissolution of marriage". The Guardian begins its review with this: "In terms of cinema history, Roberto Rossellini's Journey To Italy (1954) is one of the most important films you've never seen." Slant Magazine focuses on Bergman.
The Village Voice says, "Voyage to Italy is close to watching actual strangers suffer loneliness despite being together." DVD Talk says, "It has been described as a Michelangelo Antonioni-style glimpse into the existential void." Time Out calls it "A founding influence on the French New Wave and adored by Martin Scorsese".
Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 95%.