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

Hi there! My name is Leah and myself, my mom and my sister are planning a two week trip to Italy for the last two weeks of August. We have chosen things that we really want to see, but I am unsure how long the various visits will take so I am having trouble making a schedule. I would appreciate times required for tours as well as recommended amounts of days for the cities. Thank you so much in advance,


Roman Forum
St. Peter's Basilica (we also want to go to the Scavi)
Sistine Chapel/Vatican Museums
Capitoline Hill (not sure about the museums)
San Clemente Church
Spanish Steps
Piazza Navona
Trevi Fountain
Various other Churches

While in Rome we want to take a day trip to Naples and Pompei
Then we want to stop in Asisi on our way to Florence. While in Florence we want to take a day trip to Pisa. Finally we want to go to Venice.

Thanks again for all of your help!

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

I think your day trip to Naples and Pompeii may be rushed and exhausting. Remember too that the weather in Italy at that time of year will be scorching, so you may be moving at a slower rate than you'd planned.

A friend and I visited similar areas on our 15-day trip last year. It may help to give you an idea of how to fit everything in, save on backtracking, and enjoy each place you visit.

Landed in Rome
Stayed in Rome 4 nights (saw all the sights you mentioned)
Headed to Venice for 2 nights
Headed to Tuscany for 4 nights (day trips to Sienna and Florence)
Headed to Amalfi coast for 4 nights (stayed in Praiano, took day trips to Pompeii, a town outside Napoli, and beach-bummed)
Back to Rome for 1 night (and saw St. Peter's, which we skiped the first time round)

We felt we had enough time to see everything. I'd even have taken a day from Tuscany and added it to Amalfi. All depends on what you want to see.

Enjoy your trip!

3. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

I haven't been there, but Tuscany sounds amazing to me, and it's definitely on my list of places I'd love to see.