Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Backpacking through Italy for the first time!

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone

I stumbled upon this forum while doing some online research, and it seemed like a really great place to get information! I am currently a 23 year old graduate student working on my MBA, and last year I had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in London. While abroad, I was able to spend 3 days in Rome, where I fell absolutely IN LOVE with Italy! It has become my life dream to go back and explore the whole country, and I am in the process of planning a trip after I graduate in May 2014. I am feeling very overwhelmed and am not sure where to begin with this process. I know that I would like to go for 2-3 weeks, and travel on a budget. I am far from a high maintenance individual, and do not mind staying in hostels or lower budget hotels. I will probably bring somewhere are $2000-$3000 to spend on everything. I am hoping to go on this trip with my boyfriend, but I am not sure if I will be travelling alone or not. This is really my last hurrah as a college student, time for the real world when I get back!

I was hoping that someone on this forum might have had a similar experience. Where should I start? I am think about flying into Venice and working my way down. If anyone could pass on some good online resources, that would be awesome! I am very open to anything and everything! I know I would like to spend 3days in Rome, and other than that I am not really sure. Pompeii would be cool, as well as Florence, but I would love to see wine country and some more "off the map" areas as well.

Thanks everyone!

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Flying in and out of Zurich - stay there the entire time?
  2. 2 3 weeks in December in Europe, need help with itinerary
  3. 3 Trip Report Oh to be in England now that Spring is there - a walk in the Dales
  4. 4 Best place to stay with car in Lake Como/Maggiore
  5. 5 Amsterdam to Brussels train connection question
  6. 6 Connecting with forum locals in Paris
  7. 7 Venice - visiting the Arsenal.
  8. 8 men's shoes spain
  9. 9 Italy/France 22 day Itinerary - Help Please :)
  10. 10 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  11. 11 Unique Venice Activity
  12. 12 Traveling in France by train
  13. 13 FRANCE: SIM CARD
  14. 14 Tipping in Turkey ...and Europe
  15. 15 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  16. 16 A Good Base on Mallorca
  17. 17 16 days in Paris, not sure London or Italy? ?
  18. 18 London visit
  19. 19 Altitude sickness in Switzerland
  20. 20 Trip Report Art Deco architecture along the English Channel
  21. 21 Need help with Europe Itinerary
  22. 22 How much will a budget to Europe be for 2 months?
  23. 23 Suggestions for Santorini itinerary, need change??
  24. 24 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  25. 25 Special restaurants - recommendations needed
View next 25 » Back to the top