Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 One more day in Athens, any suggestions?
  2. 2 First time in London
  3. 3 Upcoming trip to Penzance, Cornwall
  4. 4 Driving Excursions/Day Trips outside of Edinburgh
  5. 5 Italian Honeymoon - But How!?!?
  6. 6 8ish days Zurich to Como...
  7. 7 Trip Report Bedbugs in Paris.
  8. 8 Aparthotel Adagio Paris XV feedback
  9. 9 Summer in Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
  10. 10 No Periods in British Written English!
  11. 11 Starting my Paris plan for May
  12. 12 Trump alleged to be "keen" for US to join Commonwealth
  13. 13 Love buying beauty products to take back home? Here are the ones to avoid!
  14. 14 For a Taste of Four Cultures on Two Contınents
  15. 15 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  16. 16 Day trips around Vienna
  17. 17 Tour fron Malaga to Allehambra
  18. 18 Fine-tuning Requested: Naxos, Santorini, Athens Itinerary
  19. 19 Praiano hotel question
  20. 20 Bus from Dubrovnik to Mostar
  21. 21 First time in Bulgaria
  22. 22 Menaggio/Varenna to St Moritz and back
  23. 23 Killarney
  24. 24 Best place in Italy for a tourist during Easter
  25. 25 Rouen Tour Companies
View next 25 » Back to the top

Italy with 4 teenagers, 1 child and a husband in 18 days - thoughts?

Jump to last reply

Hi, we are at the early stages of planning a summer (August 2014) trip to Italy, inspired by this summer's visit to the Italian Tyrol/Lakes area. We will have 19 days/18 nights and are flying in/out from the UK and then will be using trains and buses and a lot of walking! Our kids will be 16, 14, 13, 13 and 7 and are pretty keen (tolerant!) of culture/art/museums/watching the world go by etc although are also pretty active - loving swimming, biking and climbing. Have done some research and read through the forums here which have been great but have a few questions about our specific itinerary if anyone has some thoughts...

We are considering the following:
Flying into Rome - arriving 10am - 3 nights
Train to Naples - 5 nights - with Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi Coast - day trips
Train to Florence - 4 nights - with Pisa, Siena and Lucca - day trips
Train to Venice - 4 nights - with Pauda (maybe Verona?) - day trips
Train to Milan - 2 nights - flying out departing 5pm

We would rather limit our stays to less places than a night in one place, a night in another (unless completely recommended) and do longish day trips than move all 7 of us from place to place - needless to say!

So I am wondering three things:
Does this look like it covers most of the main places (this is a trip based on seeing the wonders of Italy so are not looking for much downtime). Are we omitting anything that we shouldn't?
Secondly - does these break down of nights in each place seem realistic - we are flexible and can shift nights spent at each place around.
Finally - we can also do the whole trip in reverse - as in fly into Rome and out of Milan - is there any 'better' way to go round?!

Thanks for your help.

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement