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1. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Next July I am going to Italy, staying in Pisa, Firenze, Rome and Naples. What are your suggestions about what to see or accomodation? Do you know the prizes of your suggestions? Thank you

2. Posted by mee (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


There is a nice "gelateria"... se llama "Perché no!" --> via delle tavolini.
This is the only one where they sell white chocolate ice cream...

You have to pay about 5€ for every chuch, about 10€ for the "g. degli uffizi".

What kind of info do you need? Sightseeing? Restaurants?

3. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Every info is wellcome, as I still haven't planned anything. I think I'll go to that gelateria.

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Just a tip on Pisa if you're on a strict time constraint - don't stay there too long. It's a cute little town, but I found there wasn't much to do other than visit the leaning tower. We just landed up spending 45 minutes there to take a couple quick shots and that was it.

I looooooved Florence!!! There was a great/cheap restaurant that we went to while we were there...it was on Via Della Scala...and had a picture of a Lion on the sign (funny how I remember the street, but not the resto!). If you're into pubs, we went to The Joshua Tree Pub, which was great to meet other travellers. It's also on Via della Scala (we were in the area a lot since that's where we were staying!). As for sights, you've got the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, the Academia Gallery (where the statue of David is), Palazzo Vecchio, just to name a few. Also, don't forget the San Lorenzo street market(in and around the Piazza San Lorenzo)...it's great to haggle with vendors for leather and other trinkets. If you do it right, you can get some great deals!

Rome is a beautiful city....must sees would be the Coleseum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Vatican and the Vatican museum (which houses the Sistene Chapel), Circus Maximus, the Roman Forun, Castel San Angelo (for a quick pic) and Piazza Venezia: Vittorio Emanuele II(also known as the Wedding Cake building). We stayed in China Town, which was a few minutes walk from old Rome, which was great! If you're going in July and have issues with heat, try and find somewhere with A/C. When we were there it was 45 degrees, which was disgustingly hot, so the A/C came in handy! Beware for vendors of fake purses and pickpockets around the major sights.

I have never been to Naples so I can't give you any first-hand info, but when you do go there, take a day trip to Pomeii. I wish I had the chance to go that far south.

Have a blast and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Katie ;)

5. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Lots of thank you Katie!

I think I am going to enjoy in Florence. Everybody is telling me that's a great place. The good thing is that I am going to visit it 2 times this year.

First, in April. I am travelling to Pordenone, north of Venice, for 10 days. I am planning a trip to Florence from there.

Then, in July I am travelling with my family. We plan to drive from Castellón (near Valencia) to Pisa the first day, stay there for the night, and see the Piazza del Duomo (where the leaning tower is) the next mornig, After having lunch, we'll make our way to Florence and we will stay there for 2 days. Then, 3 days in Rome, and finally 2 or 3 days in Naples.

We haven't planned the journey back yet. One choice is to take a ferry from Genoa or Civitavecchia to Barcelona, but that's an expensive one. Maybe we'll meet Florence again in our way back home.

6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

My favourite restaurant of all time is is Florence, it is called La Spada on Via della Spada. It has amazing food and isn't expensive.

7. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hola karlmunch.entento contestarte in espanol..
1)hay un vuelo ryanair de barcelona a pisa, si preferes no conducir..puedes cojer el tren para llegar a todas las destinaciones que has escrito.
2) pisa: he estudiato allì, y la ciudad me gusta mucho. Si llegais a junio todavia no hace demasiado calor y por la noche del 16 de junio hay una fiesta espectacular (la luminara di san ranieri). Es una fiesta patronal y encenden pequenas velas en todas las ventanas de los palacios en frente del rio Arno.
la turre pendiente es muy bonita, tambien tieneis que ver Plaza di Cavalieri, donde esta la Escuela NOrmale, muy famosa universidad, y la zona cerca de Borgo Stretto, el casco viejo de la ciudad. Allì hay tambien sitios baratos donde comer, uno se llama "Vineria di Piazza" en la Plaza delle Vettovaglie: pocas comidas tipicas, distintas cada dia. Y siempre allì hay el mercato de fruta.En PIsa hay tambien muchas iglesias medievales, si te gustan. (san Frediano, San Michele in Borgo, Santa Maria alla Spina..). Desde la turre de la Cittadella, que se encontra cerca de el rio Arno, puedes ver el mismo panorama que se ve de la turre pendiente, pero gastas solo 2 euros (y no 15).
los hoteles, en pisa y en florencia tambien son muy caros.
2)he escrito informaciones sobre roma en otro topic hace pocos dias, puedes buscarles allì.
hasta luego!

8. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

¡Muchas gracias amanecer! Tu español es muy bueno.

I will keep in mind all these recomendations.

9. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I can't add much to what others have already written. Pisa is a waste of time, like one of the others said only be there for a short time as it only has the Leaning Tower that is even worth a slight stop. Rome is the most amazing city in the world. Naples is the biggest shit hole of a city on the face of this earth. The citizens of Naples are amongst the rudest, nastiest people I have ever met. I wouldn't waste your time stopping there for more than an hour. Instead of Naples, do a day trip from Rome to Pompei. I had a glass bottle thrown at me from a flat above which could have quite easily killed me had I not coincedently glanced up as it was thrown. I had a scum of the earth arsehole hell at me for taking a photo of a building that he was sitting in front of (looked like he was meant to be working but sitting on this chair doing nothing, so he probably thought I was going to publish his photo). I saw a couple of pickpocketing incidents at the train station, and numerous fights break out in the train station as well. If you like the feel of going somewhere that you need to watch your back incase someone stabs you, then Naples might be the place for you, but I know it sure as hell wasn't the place for me. Venice was heaps nicer than Naples even if you only got a chance to go there for a day. Apart from Naples, Italy is a really nice country but also very expensive. One way you will save yourself a lot of money is if you like Ice cream, don't buy any gelati until your last day in Italy when you can give yourself a treat. If you buy it on your first day, you'll get addicted and be buying heaps of it every day and it is not cheap at all. I was buying at least 5 cones of it a day, sometimes more.

10. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your advice Allan. We are staying in Naples at least a pair of days because from there we want to visit the south of Italy. We'll be careful anyway.

Your next adventure looks amazing.