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1. Posted by Andrea Mar (Budding Member, 9 posts) 6 Mar '13 14:47

Hello to everyone,

I have recently decided to travel with some friends to Italy. We are a group of 4 women and would like to visit many places in south Italy.
We don't mind on staying in every place for 2 days, as far as we can move from one place to another soon. I have never experienced Italy
and neither my friends. I would appreciate if anybody could provide me some information on what we could do there, or any plan on traveling around in south Italy-would be nice as well. We are thinking to go there on 10th of June and spend there round 20 days. If there are any festivals or any traditional events in June, it will be quite interesting to include it in our vacation.

Thank you in advance!!!:)

2. Posted by beiusei (Budding Member, 17 posts) 12 Mar '13 10:16

I am italian, Italy is not so long, so i think that the train could be the cheapest and smartest way of travel, because the station is always in the center of the city .. better than a flight because airport is at least 1 hour to the city and more exspensive, especially if the places you want to see, are near each other... of course if you want to go from north to south in a single step, should the plane.
trenitalia dot com

you gotta see, Milan fashion streets center, Venice, Genova and Cinque Terre(5 lands), Rome, Terracina, Florence, Pisa.

If you plan to get to Venice, just let me know, i have never been there, and i think i'll get there in future.

3. Posted by budgeteurotrip (Budding Member, 38 posts) 13 Mar '13 08:27

Hi Andrea,
if you are planning to visit South italy feel free to contact me for further info.
South italy is homeland of ancient culture and history in the whole western eu.
Of course as you are planning to visit italy on june is also great destination to enjoy sun and sea.

Depends what you are keen on visiting.
If it's for sightseeing then Napoli and its surrounding, for sure, with islands like Capri and Ischia, Vesuvio volcano, Sorrento and Positano peninsula, Pompeii site, Flegrean fields for the most ancient greek colony in europe (mentioned by Virgil). Of course do not forget to eat the ONLY original pizza in the world, in Napoli.
Apulia is also a great destination, with many folkloristic festivals, beautiful and historical towns, wonderful sea (south ionian cost)
Sicily has much to offer as well, Catania, Agrigento, Palermo, Taormina, Etna volcano, islands...

Let me know if you need further assistance

4. Posted by Wanderled (Budding Member, 22 posts) 13 Mar '13 08:29

Well, if you are going to Italy for 20 days, don't limit yourself to only the south! Most of the popular tourist attractions are north of Rome. You can start with Milan at the top, see Venice, and move your way down into Tuscany to see Florence, Pisa, and Cinque Terre. Afterwards, you can take the train down to Rome (I would suggest traveling by train everywhere) and spend a few days there. In the end, you can make your way south to Naples and see Pompeii, Almalfi Coast, and the Capri Islands in that region. Also, keep in mind that from there it'd be easy to make your way to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. And, of course, you can spend as much time as you want there in the south.

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6. Posted by Aminaamir (Inactive, 2 posts) 14 Mar '13 07:59

Hey Guys! Nice discussion. I want to go Italy. It's my dream that i will go Italy one day, because Italy is very beautiful place.

7. Posted by russwongg (Budding Member, 15 posts) 22 Mar '13 01:10

Hi everyone! i will be going to italy for roughly 18 days and i will be coming from Greece. I want to go to Sicily and see mt etna, however, is it easy to get from sicily to Naples?

and then move down to Rome for pompeii etc, then to abruzzo, umbria, terra cinque, (i will probably give florence a skip.

This is my outline without sicily:
Naples, Salerno (mt vesuvius), Amalfi coast and probably spend around 5 days there.

Next i will travel to Rome, Umbria and Abruzzo (as i heard Umbria and Abruzzo are GEMS) following that i will go to tuscany/florence (still deciding which will be nicer) and then to either Cinque terre or Pisa.

8. Posted by MeetDU (Budding Member, 6 posts) 22 Mar '13 07:04

Rome may seem like an odd choice for a destination you need to see, because Rome was always a destination you must see, especially those who are traveling for the first time in Italy. However, this year we have a special reason to visit it and include it in your travel planner.
To commemorate 400 years of the secret archives of the Vatican, the Vatican for the first time, and quite possibly for the last, disclosed some documents from the archive.
Capitoline Museum is the venue exhibition titled "Lux in Arcana", where they will be exposed the Vatican's secrets.

9. Posted by johnbyjohn (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Mar '13 07:10

You can Visit Sorrento and Amalfi coast, is in the south part of Italy.

4 days at least in Sorrento and Visit Pompeii, Capri,Positano and Amalfi.
Is very nice part of Italy, I think one of the best area of the south.

I was there last year with 2 friends at a little B&B, near sorrento, -snip-, from there was very easy to visit all the area..

John.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

10. Posted by russwongg (Budding Member, 15 posts) 23 Mar '13 05:23

I want to visit pompeii, amalfi, capri but i have not heard of Positano before. How many days do you reckon i'll spend there?

Pompeii is all about the ruins, so i suppose one day would be enough.

I think the vatican is a bit far off from my destination.