Holiday in Italy in June/July 2013
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 2, 2012 1:51 PM Last Post By: i_cu_jimmy
Oct 29, 2012 8:31 AM
Holiday in Italy in June/July 2013Hi, I am researching places to visit in Italy next summer and was hoping for some suggestions of places to go, to stay and any other helpful tips that you may have! My friends and I are planning on going next summer, there will be 7 of us and we are all in our twenties so we are looking for some places which are fun and lively as well as getting to see the main attractions. So far we have not picked a location which we would prefer to stay but think Venice/Florence region may be a good start. Any advice would be greatly appreciated to help in the planning this trip!! Thanks.
Oct 29, 2012 8:53 AM
1What are your interests? What places, sights or activities do you normally consider "fun"? Are you going to travel around the country or pick one city/region and use that as a base to explore the surrounding area? How long will you stay in Italy?
Also it's hard to recommend places to stay without knowing your budget per person per night (needless to say: in euros) and whether or not you have a car (as some places aren't very practical to stay in if you don't have your own wheels).
Oct 29, 2012 9:14 AM
2We are planning on going for 10 days and we were thinking of renting a car so we could have a central base and travel to the different areas that we want to visit. We would like to visit Florence/Venice/Tuscany or maybe the lake garda region. We are in the very early stages of planning this so we are flexible enough about places to go/stay. We would like to see the sites, I have been to Italy before but most of my friends have not so they would like to see the main tourist attractions I suppose. We also want to go somewhere that would have some nightlife for a couple of nights! Budget wise we would like to keep it reasonable, I was thinking of renting an apartment/house that would fit us all perhaps.
Oct 30, 2012 1:02 AM
3The main 'tourist attractions' are Rome,Venice and Florence.
They are far apart...you can't rent an apartment and drive to all of these.Even if you eliminate Rome.....
With 10 days you could divide between Florence (and Tuscany,the area around the city) and a few days in Venice.
Thses are not well known for nightlife however.The best nightlife in the summer is at the big beach resorts,like Rimini.
Oct 30, 2012 1:04 AM
Nov 2, 2012 1:51 PM
5An option is the campsites along the Venice Coast, great fun for youngsters. The town of Jesolo is a mecca for party folk and night-clubbers. Plus you can enter Venice by boat which is a pretty impressive experience.
For Lake Garda here is more information.
Guide to Lake Garda
It's liveliest on the south coast but with the spectacular scenery further north. Like many places in Italy it is expensive to go out at night but on Lake Garda, the town of Desenzano has the liveliest club scene.
Things to do in Desenzano
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