Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Alternative for Rustem Pasa Kulliyesi
  2. 2 hotels in the Eixample district of Barcelona
  3. 3 Best of Norway
  4. 4 Help with Transportation Options in London
  5. 5 Guide books for Eastern Europe
  6. 6 travel around Spain
  7. 7 9 days in Eastern Sicily
  8. 8 Which 2 towns as base for Brittany and Normandy
  9. 9 Which 2 towns as base for Brittany and Normandy
  10. 10 Late april early may or october for paris and italy?
  11. 11 Bursa/Iznik
  12. 12 Where to stay in Sorrento/Positano area with family of 5?
  13. 13 After the Cinque Terre and before Genoa
  14. 14 Charming areas to explore in London
  15. 15 Hidden Gems outside Munich
  16. 16 Trip Report Our Roman Holiday - 8 nights in the Eternal City
  17. 17 credit and debit cards
  18. 18 Luggage storage Vienna railway
  19. 19 Sweden, Estonia and Southern Croatia
  20. 20 Another Question re Scotland
  21. 21 Transportation and things to do around Malta from the Westin Dragona?
  22. 22 Accommodation Goze and Ostia Antic
  23. 23 NO Luggage Storage at Padua train station?
  24. 24 8-Week Itinerary in Europe (for my 40th Birthday)
  25. 25 Tattoos in Italy
View next 25 » Back to the top

Italy, how to start, how to travel

Jump to last reply

I have read a lot of postings, but still need help. I read 'trains are slow';' rental cars are OK outside of the big cities'; Maybe it is a combination of trains and cars (and planes?). We plan a trip (14-28 days?) next May/June (when do the schools let out?) and I am not sure where to start, nor how to travel. My wife and I (retired) enjoyed driving around (some highway, some back roads) the French Riviera, Monaco, Switzerland, but dumped the car when we arrived in Paris.
Any benefit to starting in the north and working south (flying in from the U.S.)? Venice, Tuscany, Italian Riviera, and Rome are our must sees; Reading the blogs makes me want to add hill towns, and the Amalfi coast. Then I saw the route from Palermo to Messina, which looked awfully inviting; Is it crazy to consider moving by car and train from Palermo thru Tuscany, to Venice? Also, we prefer a flexible agenda; will we have problems with same day reservations at 4* hotels this time of year?

Thanks for your help getting me started in the right direction.

19 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement