Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
  2. 2 Private Guide in Cordoba, Spain
  3. 3 Favourite Alpine and Mediterranean place?
  4. 4 quickest way to Prague
  5. 5 Trip Report Trip Report- UK Gardens in May
  6. 6 Should We Go to the French Riviera in August?
  7. 7 Changing Planes at Fiumicino
  8. 8 Spain itinerary and railway advise
  9. 9 [Needed Recs] Cheap, widely available, good wine in Italy?
  10. 10 Transport Christmas and NYE
  11. 11 Day Trip Suggestions from Munich
  12. 12 Germany/Switzerland Help
  13. 13 16 days in France and Italy
  14. 14 Trip Report Madrid, Andalucia, Barcelona in May
  15. 15 Do I need a Swiss rail pass?
  16. 16 My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?
  17. 17 Avoid Europcar!
  18. 18 10 days Greece in mid-Sept 2017
  19. 19 Nice/Villefranche/Monaco
  20. 20 Plitvace Lake 1 day or 2?
  21. 21 Feedback please on my itinerary Poland and Lithuania
  22. 22 Ideas for change in our Italian itinerary please
  23. 23 Vaporetto ticket time questions
  24. 24 Trip Report Amsterdam
  25. 25 First Time in Ireland...Intinerary advice please
View next 25 » Back to the top

Italy with two teenagers

Jump to last reply

Hello,
I would really appreciate an advise on planning our trip. This will be our first time in Italy (coming from US). After extensive deliberation we decided against guided tour and will go ahead with self planned trip. We are family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens). I would appreciate advise/ comments on my plan:

- Fly into Venice and work our way to south of Italy eventually ending up in Rome to fly back: any suggestions on doing it other way around?

- spend approximately 14-15 days for the whole trip

- Visit: Venice, Bologna, Cinque terra, Florence, Amalfi coast, Palermo ( with few days on the beach) and end up in Rome

- We would prefer to travel by train, but it appears that tickets are super expansive and I am not sure what train company to go with: Italiarail or Eurail: any suggestions?
Also traveling by boat from Naples to Palermo looks like could be an option.

- We are very interested in biking tours, cooking experiences, local activities, seeing true Italian villages: any suggestions?

- Amalfi coast and Capri: where to stay for great beach and relaxing 2-3 days? Any resorts?

- What exhibit tours and excursions not to miss in the big cities like: Rome, Florence and Venice?

- And finally, I thinking about flying with US Airways or Delta, any comments? Or is there a better airline to fly from the Midwest of the US?

Thank you in advance for any comments, suggestions, etc!

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement