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Help! ideas for east coast of italy itinerary??

Dec 28th, 2004, 12:15 PM
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Help! ideas for east coast of italy itinerary??

Hi. My husband and I are taking a trip to Italy in June. We wanted to try the east coast of italy and we're wondering if anyone has any suggestions for an itinerary. We like staying in bed and breakfasts and we like the outdoors. We are not fans of big cities. (We have been to Italy two years ago-Venice, Lucca and Chinque Terre.) Any ideas? Thanks!
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Dec 28th, 2004, 12:27 PM
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Hi jeanneandbrad. When are you planning to go to Italy? Do you know what airport you will be flying in and out of? Will you have a rental car or will you be traveling by train? Also, how long will your trip be for?
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Dec 28th, 2004, 12:47 PM
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HI we would probably be flying into Rome and we would be there from June 11-23rd. And I think we would travel by train if possible.

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Dec 28th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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That is a broad area--do you mean Puglia or Le Marche--big difference. And, why there? Why not Umbria and Le Marche if you want real Italy. Are you thinking beaches?
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Dec 29th, 2004, 01:35 AM
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Giulianova is a nice beach town and should not be too croweded in June.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Hi. We do not have any specific interests other than we are trying to find a trip which avoids big cities and a lot of westernization. And bobthenavigator,why do you say that Le Marche and Umbria is the real italy? My husband and I want a relaxed, free, interesting vacation with as little pre-made plans as possible. But I like to plan a route before I go and I guess I want people's opinions about optional routes.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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Isn't Italy a modern, "westernized" nation? Much of what is considered "western" today had its roots in our was at least fertilized in Italy.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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That's "or" was. That third glass of wine gets me every time.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 01:38 AM
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I would say the east coast of Italy is the "real" Italy because the life is a bit slower there; you will not be bumping up agains a million other tourists; and you will have the opportunity to mingle with Italians as they go about their everyday life while still having the opportunity to see a tourist spot or two. You will likely find the locals friendlier and almost assuredly will find the food better & much less expensive in Le Marche, Abruzzo and/or Puglia.

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