2 weeks in Italy

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1. Posted by aileenk88 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

My husband and I will travel from Nice to Italy on May 26 for 2 weeks or so (flexible).
We will not drive but travel on budget by Bus and Train, and would love scenic areas, markets, architecture, mountains and lakes, culture, nature and photography

We will do less of museum, with no wine tasting trips

We have been to Florence, Rome and Venice and will skip them this time.

We are thinking of travelling the Genoa/Pisa region; Southern Italy; and at the Northern Lakes, and fly home from Milan

Your suggestions on places we should not miss would be appreciated.

Kindly advise on how to apportion our days of stay in a few strategic base with convenient public transport, for local and day trips to nearby attractions.

We hope to avoid frequent shifting of accommodation as it takes up a lot of our precious travel time :)

Thanking you in advance

2. Posted by zzlangerhans (Respected Member 71 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Most visitors to Italy miss Umbria which is a wonderful region. Civita di Bagnoregio is beautiful and unique. There's also Orvieto and countless other hill towns.

3. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 339 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I have only been to Pisa and Rome, Pisa is certainly worth 2 days with another day spent in Lucca, about an hour (if i remember correctly) on the train from Pisa.

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5. Posted by Trekki (Full Member 67 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I too second Umbria, one of the most overlooked regions in Italy. With many beautiful hilltop villages and also quite reasonable in prices. However, it is difficult and tiresome to explore Umbria by public transport. Only one train line cuts the mountains here and buses are not that frequent.

But, since you are arriving from Nice, my suggestion would be Bologna as a base and explore Emilia Romagna from there: Padova, Ravenna, Ferrara, etc. And of course Bologna, the cradle of tortellini. (haha, can you see that I love Italian food?)

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