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Before visiting Italy

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1. Posted by fiorus (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have made a list of places I would recommend anyone to visit when coming to Italy.
Depending on what you prefer (fashion, entertainment, art, history, summer vacation, food, trendy) I have made a note, next to each city, where you can have any of the above.

Supposing you begin visiting Italy from the northern part, here is the listing of cities/town I prefer:

Milan (fashion, entertainment)
Turin (history, art)
Portofino, Rapallo (summer, trendy)
Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda (summer)
Genoa (history, summer)
Verona (history)
Venice (history, art)
Parma, Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara (history, food)
Bologna (history, food, entertainment)
Florence (history, art, fashion)
Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Arezzo (history, art)
Forte dei Marmi (summer, entertainment, trendy)
Chianti Region (food)
Perugia, Cortona, Gubbio, Siena , Spoleto (history, food, art)
Rome (history, art, food)
Naples, Caserta (history, art, food)
Capri, Ischia, Sorrento coast, Amalfi coast (summer, food, trendy)
Palermo, Syracuse, Agrigento, Trapani (history, art, food)
Costa Smeralda (summer, entertainment)

Obviously the food is excellent anywhere in Italy, and in any city you walk through history. This is a simple guideline, in order to give you an idea what you can find, depending where you go.

Buon viaggio

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

2. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

plus turin is a major shopping area (which i didnt realise before i went there!!!)

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

minus naples as it is one of the shittiest cities, very violent, a lot of pety crime and frightening just to walk in. It may be good if you like stepping on needles, having glass bottles aimed at you head from a person in a top floor unit, and being conned and scammed left right and centre, but if you want to remember Italy for good reasons in my person experience with Naples it is best to be avoided.

4. Posted by deanvent (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Naples is really hit and miss, some people have a great time there some people have a nightmare. I really enjoyed my stay in Sorento on the Amalfi coast though.