Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Public Transportation in Vienna: Borderline Organized Crime
  2. 2 Andalusia itinerary comments & advice please!
  3. 3 Doobie in Amsterdam
  4. 4 Lake Maggiore
  5. 5 10 days in Italy - Suggestions?
  6. 6 Help in determining 2 weeks in Florence, Rome, and TBD location(??)
  7. 7 UK train question
  8. 8 Amsterdam Transit
  9. 9 Car hire Uk/Ireland
  10. 10 Honeymoon Plans London+Paris+??April-May
  11. 11 Pakistani on tourist visa in UK, where can I travel outside UK?
  12. 12 Trip Report Power Pump XL Reviews - Free Trail Available
  13. 13 Day trip suggestion from London
  14. 14 St Mont Michel, how much time do I need
  15. 15 Day Trip near Paris
  17. 17 London theatre fans: advance info about Globe productions?
  18. 18 Bootcut jeans
  19. 19 What is the best spot in Liechtenstein for VERY brief visit?
  20. 20 Car rental insurance woes
  21. 21 Second thoughts about pour Germany me !
  22. 22 Cheap Airfare to Spain
  23. 23 England, Ireland, and France. What can I see in two weeks?
  25. 25 Favorite tapas bars in Barcelona
View next 25 » Back to the top

Rome and Venice apart from art / museums

Jump to last reply

DD and I are leaving for Italy next week - 1st time. We will be spending a week in Rome (Trastevere), then 3 nights in Venice, on to Verona (2 nights), Mennagio at Lake Como (week) and Florence (3 nights). I am not good with crowds, but must just make peace with all the other people who also want to be there! This is the only time of the year that I can travel. I do love art and history, but am not really in the mood for 'doing' one museum or famous sight after the other. I guess what I really need is for a seasoned traveller to point me towards the quieter areas, smaller churches, simple places where good food and a nice glass of wine can be enjoyed. I am an early riser, and am planning to be walking the streets just after sunrise, be there when the doors to what we want to see are opened, and disappear when it gets too hot or crowded. Please - any other suggestions will be highly appreciated.

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.