Italian Beach Vacation - where?

Feb 2nd, 2006, 07:42 AM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 131
Another vote for Sperlonga. We were there in May a few years ago. The beach is sandy, not rocky, unlike Fano or other resorts on the Adriatic. This is a day-trip from Rome, so we saw students during the week, and day-trippers on the weekend. (Gaeta, a few miles away & has an American base, had too many hi-rise resorts.)

We stayed at a place similar to the Aurora a few feet down the beach--i can't remember the name-- because when we got there the Aurora was out of beach-front rooms. (We didn't have reservations, and found Sperlonga by chance.) Note that they required half-board. There were rooms for rent, not beachfront, but near the beach. The beach town itself is not interesting, but the Old Town up on the hill has narrow streets, restaurants & shops, and gorgeous views.
Willy123 is offline  
Feb 2nd, 2006, 08:16 AM
  #22  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 235
Thanks everyone! Will add Sperlonga to the list of places to check out.

Just to clarify, I definitely want to stay in an apartment, not a hotel. It is generally cheaper, and I love having a kitchen, and feeling like I am coming "home" at night.

Caroline, I'm fine with pebbles instead of sand. I'm one of those suckers who shells out the 7 euros for the beach chair and umbrella - I just add it to the budget as a necessary indulgence. I just want a space to lie out, and beautiful water and scenery.

Thanks again!
KikiLee is offline  
Feb 2nd, 2006, 09:13 AM
  #23  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,268
Hi Kiki,

You might want to consider Praiano, about 6km E of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

ira is offline  
Feb 2nd, 2006, 12:58 PM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 239
Hi Kiki,

While you are drawing up your list, you might look into Monte Argentario. I would assume there are apartment rentals in Porto Ercole and Porto San Stefano, at least. Mostly you will encounter stylish Romans and locals; very far off the tourist paths. As NYers, we call it the Hamptons of Rome (but much cheaper!)
coco is offline  
Feb 3rd, 2006, 12:06 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,282
KikiLee, just reread your original post & noticed the city bit. I'd recommend starting in Palermo then getting the train to Taormina. I spent a week in Palermo, found it fascinating & want to go back for more.
caroline_edinburgh is offline  
Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:08 AM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 49
hi julieanne,

so glad that you found my capri trip report helpful! it seems so long ago that i was there. am returning to italy this june - milan, lake como, umbria, and not settled yet on returning to venice, or off to explore new territories like bari, or sardinia. if any fodorites have a suggestion for 5 nites and choosing between the bari area or sardinia, that would be so appreciated. ciao for now, bella!

kiki is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Kaysib
Europe
12
Jan 30th, 2015 08:44 PM
ksnow
Europe
6
Dec 22nd, 2005 05:01 AM
Sorrento1
Europe
5
Apr 22nd, 2005 05:11 PM
jtm727
Europe
7
Feb 2nd, 2004 01:15 PM
Dan
Europe
7
Jun 1st, 1999 02:12 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:48 PM.