Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report US : YAHOO Tec*h SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:888:482 :3831 YAHOO MAIL 24*7
  2. 2 Paris..The St. Germain area.
  3. 3 Train from Paris to Reims for day trip
  4. 4 First Timers Traveling to Italy - Help!
  5. 5 Spain Itinerary
  6. 6 Why do you visit X or Y?
  7. 7 ATM
  8. 8 No PNR code on Trenitalia online ticket?
  9. 9 Greek honeymoon: He wants sightseeing, she wants beaches
  10. 10 ATM help
  11. 11 Mobile wifi for Europe travel
  12. 12 One evening : Lausanne or Geneve ?
  13. 13 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #185
  14. 14 8-days in Greece, Rhodes or Crete?
  15. 15 Trip Report Five Days With Rabbies in Devon and Cornwall
  16. 16 Driving Bruges to Paris. Is it worth the drive?
  17. 17 Paris Restaurants esp in Marais
  18. 18 Help with Scotland Itinerary
  19. 19 Madrid and Andalucia Itinerary and Travel Advice
  20. 20 itinerary recommendation 6 nights Spain (Barcelona/Madrid)
  21. 21 Trip Report Paris: Museums, food and wine -- May 2017
  22. 22 Scotland at Christmas itinerary
  23. 23 International drivers permit
  24. 24 Advice on 1 day trip to Black Forest
  25. 25 Croatia Intinerary August 2017
View next 25 » Back to the top

50 year old woman alone in Italy - update

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone,
You may recall I posted several months ago to get encouragement about going solo to Italy this fall when my marriage of 26 years ends. At the time I was trying to do a women's only walking tour in Umbria in October. The tour I wanted was full, so I was looking for other alternatives. I got great support and advice from everyone on this board. Anyway, I just wanted to give you all an update on my plans.

For various reasons, I decided to travel in September instead of October. It turns out that I found a newly offered women's only walking tour to Umbria in mid-September, so I booked it. It's almost exactly the same as the Country Walkers trip I was originally looking at, and is through a group called The Wayfarers. We start in Spoleto and end in Perugia, stopping in Spello, Montefalco, Assisi and Bevagna on the way. Before joining the tour, I'm spending four nights on my own in Rome, and am also spending an extra night in Perugia at the end. I'm really excited about it.

I have almost all of my arrangements made. I just need to decide whether to splurge for a airport shuttle or whether to take the train and cab to my hotel. I'm also considering guided tours of some of the sites in Rome so that I'm not entirely alone for the whole four days I'm there. I'm staying at the hotel Due Torri in Rome which is reasonably priced for a single room and looks to be in an excellent location.

I had my first taste of solo travel last week when a friend had to cancel out of a planned five day getaway to the Pacific Northwest and I went by myself. Except for being a little lonely the first two nights at dinner and back in my hotel room, it was fine. The next two days I had signed up for group tours (hiking and sea kayaking) and being with people during the day made it fine to be on my own in the evening. Overall I had a great time and now feel encouraged that I can travel anywhere on my own and have fun. Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone on my Italy plans, and thank you again for all your support and encouragement when I posted before. If anyone has any other advice, I'm open to it.
Pam

25 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement