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1. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 25 Mar '14 11:27

Hi all

Ive just made a decision to cut Croatia from my Europe trip, both to save it for another time and give me more time in certain places.

I now will spend 10-14 days in Italy, but can't quite decide where to go and where to cut. Oh, also I will be heading north towards the end of my Italy bit, to head into Austria

So, Florence and Rome are definites

I then have Genoa, Cinque terre, Venice, Verona, Bologna, Sorrento and Bari on the shortlist?

Any ideas? Thank you

2. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 25 Mar '14 11:29

Oh and Parma is on the list swell

3. Posted by Travelingsara1 (Budding Member, 5 posts) 25 Mar '14 13:34

I have a friend looking at going to Italy sometime in the summer of 2015. And I'm helping her plan this trip?... I've never been out of the Continental US, so I could use all the advice I could get. Thanks

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6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 27 Mar '14 12:12

Haven't been to most of them, but will say.. make sure you give Rome at least 3 days.. and build in going to Pompeii, it's amazing. Maybe that means that Sorrento would be a good bet, 'cause then you could get to Pompeii before the crowds arrive...

7. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 27 Mar '14 15:08

Definitely don't miss out Venice and allow for a few days there if you can. From Venice, Verona is only a short train ride away and is definitely worth a day trip. I don't think Genoa has anything of particular interest to the tourist - from what I know about it it's just a big port city.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Mar-2014, at 15:10 by bex76 ]

8. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 27 Mar '14 15:30

Have to keep moderating my plan with all new ideas. Thank you all, most helpful

9. Posted by mapsandmoxie (Budding Member, 71 posts) 29 Mar '14 16:30

I'd recommend: Pompeii, Venice, Rome (give yourself 3-5 days), Vatican, and the Cinque Terre for sure. Best pizza I had while there was in Bologna!

I'd second the comment about Genoa, and skip it.

Is there a particular thing you're interested in? History, art, etc.?

10. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 29 Mar '14 16:38

Good to know about the Bolgogna pizza! That's sealed it for me.

Well food really; in fact visiting Modena almost solely to fit in a trip to Osteria Francescana

Just like walking around with interesting things to see, nice landscapes, interesting buildings and what not.

Ok, my updated trip is Venice, Bolgona, Modena, Florence, Rome. And fly back to London from Rome

Thank you