Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Single mom w/ 8 mo baby traveling to Paris and London
  2. 2 Ireland travel passport question
  3. 3 Italy
  4. 4 10 nights in Umbria before Rome- advice please
  5. 5 Recommendations for meandering travel this fall in Spain and Portugal
  6. 6 Swiss Alps in the Spring-Some Questions
  7. 7 please help me plan first trip to europe
  8. 8 Trip Report Revised itinerary for italy
  9. 9 Polish: Enough Indo-European Similarity to Make Picking up Words Easier?
  10. 10 Iceland 9 Days Late March - Review Itinerary!
  11. 11 Biarritz family holiday
  12. 12 UK in July -- early planning stages
  13. 13 Lisbon hotel
  14. 14 Trip route from Paris to Venice
  15. 15 More earthquakes in central Italy
  16. 16 Paris to Nice - 4x 50 somethings and 5 nights - what to do!
  17. 17 3 days in Normandy (with an 8 year old)
  18. 18 Marksburg Castle Transport Question
  19. 19 4 Days in Tuscany
  20. 20 If you had to choose one......
  21. 21 Switzerland
  22. 22 3-4 days Netherland trip
  23. 23 Amsterdam and Beyond - 7 Days
  24. 24 Another northern Italy itinerary.
  25. 25 Italy and Switzerlan Travel Advice
View next 25 » Back to the top

Amalfi Coast or the Lakes and where to fit in France?

Jump to last reply

Hi there, I am planning on travelling with 2 other women to France then Italy May-July. I have much I want to see and was wanting the bulk of my Europe Trip to be spent in France and Italy.

France I have thought, a week in Paris, then I want to take a train to either Uzes or Chinon or Provence and spend a week or two in a cottage I have found a company who has many cottages throughout France called 'French Cottages" if anyone has stayed in one I would love to know how it went http://www.frenchcottages.com/ - my main criteria is I need to get there by train and I wish to see the lavender in bloom so I am not sure when in June or July that is.

From France I then wish to catch a train to Italy (we would have flown from Australia so not keen to take more flights) and wanted to stay in Amalfi Coast for a few days however I am not sure of the best town to stay in, recommendations welcome. From there I would like to go to Florence to visit Tuscany then up to Lake Como for a week then on to Switzerland and make our way over to Bruges and then London.

I am just in the planning stage right now and am wondering if Amalfi is out of my way seeing as I want to head up to the Lakes then through Switzerland. I have been to Rome so not interested in stopping there.

I guess my main question is should I make the effort to get to Amalfi if I have never been or will I live to regret it if I give it a miss.

Thanks for your help, tips and suggestions, its a lifetime trip of which I may never do again so am very keen to get it right. Any tips on train travel between France and Italy would be appreciated too.

46 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement