Italy in Winter
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2012 11:36 AM Last Post By: endal
Sep 25, 2012 5:45 AM
Italy in WinterHi, I am looking at travelling through Italy, France and Germany for a month from mid November.
I'm looking at starting in Naples for a day or so onto Pompeii - Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. From here I want to get to Cinque Terre which is im struggling to find the best way, suggestions? If I have to fly is Pisa the closest airport? If so I would like to spend a couple of days there before exploring Cinque Terra.
From there I want to explore Carnac and St Malo in Brittany France then onto Caen and Mont St Michel in Normandy France. Again I am unsure of the best way to get from Italy to these regions and then between Brittany and Normandy.
So far its just Dresden and Berlin on my list for Germany.
Any suggestions or info would be great. I know some of these places may not be the best to visit in Winter but hoping things will be a bit cheaper!
Sep 25, 2012 6:22 AM
1Hi, both Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre are amazing in the Summer but empty in the Winter! You may be lucky with the weather, but still won't enjoy them properly. Why don't you consider the cities?
Anyway, yes: Pisa is a good choice as airport to reach the Cinque Terre. From there you can take a train to La Spezia. Have a trip also to Lucca if possible, it's the most beautiful city in Tuscany IMHO.
Sep 25, 2012 7:31 AM
2Agree with #1.
Its going to be cold,probably raining in CT,very few people and many things(bars,restaurants etc.) will be closed in mid November.
What IS open will not cost any less either..it really doesn't work like that in Italy.You might get a discount on a higher quality hotel room but food,transport,hostels etc. will cost the same as in June or September.
Sep 25, 2012 9:19 AM
3Also agree, but if you really must go from Naples to Cinque terre what's wrong with the train? From memory - I haven't checked - there aren't flights between Pisa and Naples, just change trains in Rome
I note you are going from southern Italy to north west France to eastern Germany - you're certainly adding up the distance as you go the the more far-flung places in western Europe. Is this intentional? - you don't give us any reasons for your visits to these places so it is more difficult to advise. Also note you are going south to north as winter approaches, so you're heading into the bad weather
Sep 25, 2012 9:26 AM
Sep 26, 2012 1:12 AM
Sep 26, 2012 3:34 AM
Sep 26, 2012 11:36 AM
7Thanks guys all very helpful. Looks like train to Pisa will be the best option. I'm finishing work in Greece then which is why I thought it best to start with Italy and the weather might be slightly better for Amalfi and cinque terre than in December. It's my last month before heading back to Australia so am trying to see these before I go. I know it's not the ideal time to go but will it be that bad I should not go?
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