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1. Posted by Joanna1965 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am planning a trip to Italy for myself and 18 yr old daughter, we have never been to italy before and do not know where to start. We would love to see the cities but also enjoy the countryside.
does anyone have any recommendations?;)

2. Posted by lehcargiar (Budding Member 62 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Joanna!
I've only been to Venice myself but I was planning a trip to Italy recently so I might be able to help you with itineraries.
That being said, your question is way too general!!
Most importantly, how long will ye be spending in Italy? What things are you most interested in seeing? Do ye want to spend most of the time enjoying the art, the food, the wine, the scenery, the beaches?
If you give some of the specifics, the advice you get will be more relevant for you!

3. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I popped off in Milan for several hours, while waiting for a flight once. We walked through the city, saw some sights and had some ice cream. But it had a nice vibe to it. Or to me, anyway. What about Milan? I heard Rome requires several days to explore, so that sounds like the middle of a sandwich to me. Have fun!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

So much to see! How much time are you planning to travel? That will definitely help you start planning. Here's what we did on a 15-day trip, if that might help you out:

Rome for 4 days
Venice for 2 days
Tuscany for 4 days
Amalfi coast for 4 days
Rome for a final day

We managed to see the sites in Rome, get a good look at Venice (such a beautiful city!), do a day each in Sorrento and Florence and enjoy the villa in Tuscany, relax in the Amalfi coast (swim, Pompeii, drive along the coast, etc.), and come back to Rome to beat the crowds at St. Peter's and climb the dome. It was a good pace, giving us time to feel like we actually saw things without rushing.

Ask away if you have any questions! And enjoy your tirip.