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1. Posted by rhian1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hello,
Wondering if i could have any advice from anyone!
Me and my boyfriend are off to Italy for 2 weeks in a months time, we have our flights and hostels booked already. Planning on going to Venice, Rome, Florence and Naples....
Would you recommend buying train tickets before you go?
Any advice on the weather? I know its going to be cold...I'm welsh so I'm used to it.
Anywhere to avoid?
Anywhere not to go?
Any tips?
Thanks!
Take care,
Rhian xx:)

2. Posted by KristenS (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Do not miss Positano or any of the villages on the Almafi Coast! I went to Italia for 2 weeks last summer and by far the Almafi coast was my favorite. (everyone else on my trip agrees) There are many websites for the area so do some research. You will not be sorry. I wish we would have made more time for the region.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

I was going to say the same thing as Kristen. Napoli isn't far from the Amalfi coast - you may be able to take the bus in for a day or two. The coastline is absolutely stunning.

4. Posted by rhian1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thank you for all your tips so far. any advice on trains??
xx

5. Posted by Laura_t (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Hey Rhian,

I haven't been anywhere on the Amalfi coast, but I believe Positano (the place Kristen mentioned) was featured in the film 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. If I'm right, then that place is gorgeous:)

I've been to Rome and Venice. I was a little bit disappointed with Venice. What stands out the most were the smelly (and therefore not so romantic) canals, although I've heard that they've treated them since then.

Rome is overwhelming so if you go there make sure you have enough time.

Here's a page all about Italy, i.e. attractions, hotels, tips in general. I hope it helps you narrow things down:)

http://www.trivago.co.uk/region.php?&ref=index&pagetype=
overview&searchtype=3&path=31467&offset=&subsearchtype=overview&q=italy&destination=581

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi Rhian

I don't think it's necessary to book train tickets in advance - last time I was in Italy we got the train from Rome to Naples and back, and just turned up and bought tickets on the day - it was fine.

Don't forget to validate your tickets before you get on the train though - we almost got fined for not realising that you had to!

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Rhian

Those look like good city choices, to me. I have been in all, except Florence.

U could check on the internet for train special offers. If there are special offers, then buy in advance.
Here is the website, for italian trains.
www.fs-on-line.com
As u probably already know, u can buy the tickets on line, with your credit card.

What to be careful of: People in shops and markets short changing u.
Also, dont take out your wallet, when beggers ask for money. If u want to give, keep some small change, in your pocket. Sometimes, they might reach into your wallet, and help themselves to more, than u intended to give.

Mel