Italy suggestions (2 weeks)
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 1:58 AM Last Post By: ashworthl
Aug 28, 2012 1:37 AM
Italy suggestions (2 weeks)Hi all
My boyfriend and I have just decided that we would like to try Italy next summer, for two weeks (July/August).
We've still to buy the guidebook and do our essential reading, but know we would like to experience the 'popular' towns/cities.
We will be buying interail passes where we have approx 6 travel days within the two weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions as where to start/end etc? Really not very sure where to begin, or which way round to travel. Obviously, it depends where the cheapest flights are to, but as some aren't available yet, I thought I'd ask for suggestions.
Thanks in advance
Aug 28, 2012 2:34 AM
1Here are some simple tips about looking for information:
1. Research before asking a question. It will help you get better, more detailed and useful answers from the community if you've already done some homework. It's also polite. The community is here to help, but we're not your personal search engine. Invest some preliminary time and we'll help you fill in the gaps.
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Your research, once you do it, will likely tell you that a rail pass won't be worthwhile.
Two weeks sounds like the usual "Big Three"--Rome, Florence, Venice--with a day trip or two thrown in.
Otherwise, until you do that research, I don't know what kind of suggestions you could expect.
Aug 28, 2012 4:44 AM
2Yes, agree with above - you need to decide what looks interesting to you first, then we can help out with the details. And really, the last thing you want to consider is rail passes, especially for Italy - unless you're spending hours travelling the length of the country, they're unlikely to be worth the money.
Aug 28, 2012 7:15 AM
Aug 28, 2012 12:36 PM
4There are so many 'popular' places in Italy (for tourists,including Italian tourists) that you could easily spend 2 years,not two weeks,going from one to the next.
However the most popular of the popular are undeniably as #1 says...Venice,Rome,Florence (with day trip to Pisa).Probably 90% plus of tourists do that on their first trip to the country....
Aug 28, 2012 12:37 PM
Aug 29, 2012 1:58 AM
6Thankyou for all your help. As I said, I do still need to read the guidebooks and see what I think, but I was just wanting some general advice, which you've really helped with. Apologies clementis_fur_cap for my inexperience; I wasn't expecting anyone to plan the trip for me, but as an inexperienced traveller (and poster on boards) I do appreciate the advice of others.
Thanks to those who suggested that a rail card wouldn't be necessary-that wasn't something that had even crossed my mind! Once I've got a better idea of the route, I might have some more, precise questions!
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