6 Day Trip - Rome-Pisa-Milan
Replies: 19 - Last Post: May 4, 2013 3:02 PM Last Post By: KenI
May 3, 2013 11:33 PM
15On your first night in Rome, I suggest you walk across the river to Trastevere. By day, Trastevere is a charming and relatively quiet neighborhood. At night, it virtually becomes an open pub full of young adults.
Then decide how many nights you'd like to spend in Rome.
In Milan, if you have to pay more than the bare minimum for your 15-minute slot to see "The Last Supper," consider skipping it. For about the same money, you could spend a lot more time in the Brera Museum, the museums of Castello Sforzesco, or the usually wonderful traveling exhibits displayed in Palazzo Reale, next door to the Duomo.
To me, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is about as exciting as The Spanish Steps in Rome. Both are exactly as advertised. They're steps. It's a tower. It leans. Any number of bell towers in Venice lean at about the same angle of tilt.
Back to Rome: any guidebook will offer more sights than you could possibly see, even if you spent your entire time there.
May 4, 2013 6:40 AM
May 4, 2013 8:38 AM
17If you want to avoid more train travel, you're pretty much stuck there, aren't you? Which won't be all bad. But Milan wouldn't be in my top 5 places in Italy to consider staying 4 days.
(I live in Milan--familiarity may have bred contempt. But it's still probably a better place to live than to visit for 4 days).
Try it and see how you like it. If you don't like it, there are plenty of places to explore that are closer to Milan than than Rome.
And remember, anywhere there are young adults--which is everywhere--there will be nightlife.
May 4, 2013 9:01 AM
May 4, 2013 3:02 PM
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