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where do you go?
That looked nice.
The "Peeatza" from the Italian Job?
I was thinking more like 3 days in rome, 1 in venice, 1 somewhere else....sound good?
But just because it's so lush. You could do Florence, Siena, San Germiniano and anywhere else you reckon you could squeeze in. Plus Pisa and Rome are just a train ride away, though Pisa really isn't worth bothering with.
Or base yourself in Rome as there's loads to do there and make a few day trips from there.
Likewise, the Amalfi coast drive, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia are all gorgeous and more interesting historically. Herculaneum is a marvelous place.
Not really been to the north, barring Venice for one day. Milan is supposedly good, if a bit industrial. And people swear by Siciliy and Lake Gada.
Rome is a good place for 6 days if you want to sample a bit of food, history, modern Italy etc and maybe make the odd day trip out (the train network there is great). Or else go for a different area and do a more concentrated stay.
Kinda also depends on who you're with. I'd say Rome is a better holiday destination for people wanting nightlife and fun whereas Florence and the Tuscany countryside is far more romantic and endearing.
thank you vamos
It's a long way away from the other places.
But to put it into context, I did both holidays as coach trips at college. The first was Rome (3 days, could maybe have done with another 1 or 2) > Amalfi Coast > Sorrento > Pompeii > Herculaneum > Ostia (I loved it, but not many folks did) and we did all that (admittedly at quite a rate) in a week or so. The second was Florence as a base with day trips to San Gimignano / Siena / Pisa. This was more like 5 days, but we left Florence wanting to see loads more of it.
Either / both would be great. I love Italy. If you go there hoping to eat some nice food, chill out and see some history then it's basically the best place ever.
I've got 11 days in Italy and I know where I'm going.
is really really lovely, loads of nice little italian towns around the lake + venice (which found unbelievably meh, but i did see peter schmeichel feeding pigeons in the main square) is not that far away.
definately wouldn't go to milan again in a hurry, unless you like shopping.
really wanna go back to italy and head down south at some point.