Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Planning first Italy Trip!
  2. 2 Last minute trip to Capri
  3. 3 Greece - 8 days - Recommendations please!
  4. 4 Mr & Mrs Annhig need your help planning bucket list trip to Switzerland
  5. 5 Dublin to Dun Laoughaire on a Sunday
  6. 6 Area with nicest countryside--Assisi, Veneto or Emilia?
  7. 7 3 nights in the 10th Paris
  8. 8 Car Rentals in Avignon
  9. 9 A bit overwhelmed!!!
  10. 10 3 weeks italy itinerary
  11. 11 Barcelona rental for two couples??
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report: Denmark, 2017
  13. 13 London Theater
  14. 14 Salzburg itinerary review
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip Report - Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  16. 16 Poland to Austria In December
  17. 17 UK or France or elsewhere, July 2018, good price from west coast?
  18. 18 Trip Report Italian Opera-Edinburgh Tattoo-"Great" Houses-Cornwall: Ongoing and FINAL
  19. 19 Athens hotel with Acropolis view from room/balcony
  20. 20 London GTG - early Oct are you available?
  21. 21 Return to Yorkshire to walk the Dales Way
  22. 22 Request Hotel Suggestion in London
  23. 23 Private Guide in Lyon
  24. 24 Norwegian Air?
  25. 25 Highclare Castle
View next 25 » Back to the top

July 2013 Europe - Northern Italy or Corsica + Paris/Barcelona/Marseille?

Jump to last reply

I'm eagerly awaiting my South Africa trip (which I leave for next week and hope to report on when I return). In the meantime, my boyfriend who is not coming on the upcoming trip wants to start considering a summer vacation destination (July most likely), and is particularly interested in two different locations:

A) Corsica and an urban center with direct flights (i.e. Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Marseille, Lyon)

B) Milan and Venice, maybe time spent in Lake Como or small towns in Lombardy/the Veneto

Neither of us have been to Italy or France before, and I know July is the high high highest of the tourist season besides August. I'm not usually a high season traveler - South Africa in Jan will be my first test - I'd love some feedback as we start budgeting and planning.

-Which itinerary will be less chock full of tourists? I realize both will be FULL of tourists, but if one might be less crowded and overwhelmed, we'd lean that way.

-Which is more easily executable in a short time frame? We'd probably have 9-10 nights to work with total, so we want to keep it to two locations ideally. In Italy, he's desperate to go to Milan, but I'm less interested, so we'd be willing to spend time in a third location.

-If you're recommending the Corsican option, what city would you pair with the island: Paris, Barcelona, Lyon, Marseille, etc.? At present, I'm leaning towards Paris (most flights to Corsica, capital of culture) or Barcelona (have always wanted to go there, seems like a very outdoor oriented city)

We're keen on combining relaxation and adventure, having some luxurious experiences but also looking to explore smaller, quieter areas. We're both very interested in food and wine, hiking, great scenery, and great outdoor interests.

Thanks for your time, and happy travels!

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement