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post #181 of 190
Cheers, I like Italy and would plan to go back again and again. I guess, part of the reasoning for so many stops is to 'check out' places worth a longer stay the next time. However I guess there's pretty much a limit to how practical/ tiring it gets. So, if it was a choice between staying a couple of days at Positano or Cinqueterre, what would you guys go for please?

Plus, any more suggestions for places to see/ eat at please?
post #182 of 190
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We want to do Florence - is 2 days enough? Thinking the usual art places plus some shopping (non-bespoke).
Whnay! You should know better ... you DO cocaine ... you do not DO Florence ... well ... unless Florence is a woman.
post #183 of 190
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So this is the sort-of final itinerary, any suggestions for must see places, must eat places please?

1st day Rome
2nd - Vatican
3rd Tivoli day trip
4th Rome
5th Rome to Positano via Naples and 'best pizza in the world'
6th Pompeii day trip
7th Positano to Florence via Siena
8th Florence Academia
9th Lucca/Pisa day trip
10th Florence to Cinqueterre
11th Cinqueterre to Venice
12th Venice
13 Venice to Milan
14th Milan and leave

Cheers

Hope it's not too late to throw in a suggestion Why don't you do a stopover in Bologna between Cinqueterre and Venice? You'll probably travel through anyway if you're travelling by train, and it's an absolutely sweet city - plus I remember the food being extraordinary (try some 'tortellini alla panna').
post #184 of 190
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2nd - Vatican
9th Lucca/Pisa day trip

Depending on time spent, I did the Vatican in about 5 hours I believe.. got there early at 6:30 to avoid all the lines (which is definitely worth it, unless you like 6 hour lines) and finished up just before noon.

Pisa was just another couple hours for me as well, depending on what you're doing but more time spent in Florence is worth it lol, train was just over an hour away I believe and we only spent about four hours there and came back.

Awesome trip though, you'll love it.
post #185 of 190
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Depending on time spent, I did the Vatican in about 5 hours I believe.. got there early at 6:30 to avoid all the lines (which is definitely worth it, unless you like 6 hour lines) and finished up just before noon.

Pisa was just another couple hours for me as well, depending on what you're doing but more time spent in Florence is worth it lol, train was just over an hour away I believe and we only spent about four hours there and came back.

Awesome trip though, you'll love it.

Cheers,

Did the museum tour and up the dome, at the Vatican last time, and will be doing the crypt tour this time. Then having a gelato before heading back to Rome city bits, so won't be spending too much time at the Vatican.
post #186 of 190
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Did the museum tour and up the dome, at the Vatican last time, and will be doing the crypt tour this time.

Take a little time to pray in the Clementine Chapel which you should pass through on the tour.
http://saintpetersbasilica.org/Grott...e%20Chapel.htm
post #187 of 190
Just back from Italy. Had a great time. Just a few highlights, mostly culinary - didn't do that much shopping though - Gallo (8 ties! and a belt) and Etro (a casual mac type coat with a twist), oh and some vinyl, of all things. Rome - stayed in Trastevere Vatican ruins tour - very interesting, also was in the St Clementine Chapel someone mentioned, Food at Roma Sparita - great fiore di zucca and pasta cacio e pepe Food at Il Timoniere - great meal Great pizza at Ivo's Great mozzarella, proscuitto and bread from deli downstairs to our apartment Gelato at San Crispino is greatly overrated - I much preferred Vivoli - their Pistachio and Rice are the amongst the best gelatos I've had, Giolittis also good Florence - stayed in Oltrano Food at Sostanza (mmm butter chicken), Il Guscio and Teatro del Sale (great fun) Great lunch at Nerbone Day trips to Lucca, Pisa and Siena Gelato at Grom excellent Positano - beautiful town, Hotel Marincanto Day trip with hired driver to Pompeii, Paestum and Ravello. Food at Il Tagliata - bit of a tourist trap catering to Americans with the free flowing wine, probably to mask the overcooked meat at the end of the meal Food at Da Vincenzo - very good Venice - stayed in Dorsoduro Food at Osteria Santa Marina - food good, waiter p*sspoor Food at Il Ridotto excellent Gelato - Grom excellent Milan - stayed near Duomo Food at Abele excellent (best meal of the trip, almost tempted not to let you guys know so that it doesn't become a tourist trap) Food at della Pesa very good but a bit overpriced
post #188 of 190
So, how did the Italy trip go?
!luc
post #189 of 190
Naples,Florence,Venice, Bellagio (lake Como).
post #190 of 190
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My initial thought was the following:Rome - 5Florence - 2Siena - 1Naples - 2



Hi, I'm italian.

Your thought is perfect.

 

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