Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Itinerary recommendations for 8 full days in Italy?

Jump to last reply

Hello there,

I'm new here. I've just booked my flights for the last week of March. I'm flying into Venice and out of Rome. I'd love some recommendations for itineraries that suit my interests. We will have 8 full days plus a half day on our day of arrival (landing in Venice @ 2pm). We were thinking Venice -> Florence and/or Surrounding Tuscany Region -> Rome.

Note: I'm not super stressed about seeing the "famous sights" and/or every single historical museum. Please don't ask me why. The colosseum seems cool and all but it doesn't get me that excited. I would be miserable and bored waiting in a line for a museum or sight everyday-- seeing one is fine, seeing all of them isn't necessary for me. I'd love to try and see a more authentic side ( and yes I understand that I am visiting highly touristy and visited areas....I fear I will get myself in trouble for saying this so please--don't jump down my throat, thanks). What I mean is that I am from NYC and I generally am more fascinated by natural landscape, food, culture, and historic architecture-- things that will make me feel like I am actually in a different place. I want to walk around, eat a lot of food, and visit local shops.

I've considered bypassing Rome other than the one night stayover before our flight (also because it will be Easter weekend and I've heard it will be a crazy time) and trying to see some more southern areas...but that seems like it might be a stretch.

Thoughts and recommendations?

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Buying Train Tickets on line in advance of Trip to Italy
  2. 2 Sigh....Swiss Pass HELP!
  3. 3 There Nights in Venice - Lodging, Tour, Places, Language
  4. 4 Help with a small island in Greece
  5. 5 3 night stopover in Iceland - need suggestions
  6. 6 When is it best to go to Iceland to see the northern lights?
  7. 7 7 weeks Europe with toddler - Itinerary advice
  8. 8 International driving permit required in France?
  9. 9 Dilemma for Switzerland
  10. 10 England, Scotland, Ireland, and France... Where do I start?! (three weeks)
  11. 11 Crete at Christmas-which 3 towns to base ourselves?
  12. 12 Mykonos - to rent a car or to not.
  13. 13 10 days switzerland trip itenary..
  14. 14 If you had a week in Switzerland...
  15. 15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Visiting Turkey At This Time
  16. 16 Impressions of Bad Tolz?
  17. 17 Rethymnon vs. Chania in early October?
  18. 18 specific question about my possible trip to europe with Schengen law
  19. 19 Versailles King's Chamber Tour
  20. 20 Spain for 5 days at end of August
  21. 21 Need Help For August Spain Itinerary (10 days)
  22. 22 Trip Report TR: Solo in LONDON for ten days on unfinished business ...
  23. 23 Planning to visit Barcelona and Santander in the fall next year
  24. 24 things in Rhonda
  25. 25 Month in Spain in September - Itinerary Feedback please
View next 25 » Back to the top