Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spain: train/rental car help
  2. 2 Is European democracy better than US democracy?
  3. 3 Base in Rhine or Mosel?
  4. 4 A bit overwhelmed!!!
  5. 5 Trip Report Italian Opera-Edinburgh Tattoo-"Great" Houses-Cornwall: Ongoing and FINAL
  6. 6 Staying in Madrid for one night?
  7. 7 Shorts in South of France?
  8. 8 What's a must to buy in Paris?
  9. 9 Alsace to Austria?
  10. 10 UK in May and June
  11. 11 Adivice from experts please, Southern Dutch/Belgium German Borders
  12. 12 Help with Spain/Portugal itinerary 33 days
  13. 13 Drive from Lake Como to Venice
  14. 14 Bath/Cotswolds
  15. 15 Getting from Bordeaux Gare to the airport
  16. 16 Thinking about the Fjords
  17. 17 3 weeks italy itinerary
  18. 18 Italy itinerary - input needed, please!!
  19. 19 Help with 12 day UK Itinerary!
  20. 20 For Paris-knowledgable - best neighborhood to stay a week-plus
  21. 21 Mr & Mrs Annhig need your help planning bucket list trip to Switzerland
  22. 22 Berlin activities -need help with organisation, please
  23. 23 Looking for a UK coach tour company for seniors
  24. 24 23 day honeymoon to Greece
  25. 25 Trip Report With Gratitude for a Glorious Solo Month in Greece
View next 25 » Back to the top

Bergamo and Padua: Best Atmosphere for Aimless Strolling? 3-night-Split

Jump to last reply

Looking for guidance on how best to split 3 nights between these cities (2/1 or 1/2) to match our interests.

Which is to wander, sit outside (eating, drinking, people watching), window shop, food markets, evening passeggiata, in pedestrian-friendly lively locales. This is a third trip to Italy.

Full itinerary: 14 nights @ Late September
• Bellagio (2)
• Bergamo- City Alta (1 or 2?)
• Verona (3) - Daytrip: Mantova
• Bologna (4) - Daytrip options: Ravenna, Parma, Ferrara
• Padua (1 or 2?)
• Venice (3) – 2nd Visit.

This is the trip I am trying to design:
• Lively towns with strolling, eating, shopping opportunities.
• Little need for “sights.” Our best times/memories are strolling and observing.
• With respect to shopping, we like nice stores (no interest in high-end designer clothing): kitchen, household, food, handbags, shoes. We love to look, but rarely buy since we travel so light.

Last trip advice that helped build the above itinerary from a trip I didn't take until now:

http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/northern-italy-pedestrian-friendly-aimless-strolls-elegant-shopping.cfm

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement