Italy, making 6 short days count.

Old May 10th, 2016, 06:20 PM
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Italy, making 6 short days count.

I only have 6 days in Italy and want to spend it in the best way possible. Definitely want to do the typical tourist-y visits like the Coliseum, Vatican, Rome, experience awesome meals, and tour some of the wine country. I'd also like to spend time near a beautiful coastal area, and lay on a beach for some of the trip. City suggestions and whether I should fly or take a train or car to said city is greatly appreciated. This would be a for a trip (not yet booked) for June. I have no other opportunities, so even though it will be the busiest month, I will have to deal with the crowds.

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Old May 10th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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With 5 full days, you will be advised to just stay in Rome. If you do pick another stop for a couple of nights, the idea would be to head there directly [by train], staying in Rome last. Inquire about a possible beach day trip to Sperlonga, other day trips, maybe hiring a driver for somewhere else, or a group tour. For the Vatican and St Peter's, early AM small group tours are very efficient time-wise.
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Will you arrive on Day 1 and depart on Day 6, or do you have 6 days in addition to your travel days?
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I agree 100%.....well 99.99 repeating... With that much time I would spend the night in sperlonga. It's an amazing town. I likened it to "Greece in Italy'. I did it in a day during a three night stay in Rome. I think it was like a :45 train ride and almost missed the last train back. (Fond memories of making a mad dash across the bridge over the train track when it pulled into station) Wish I'd stayed the night and enjoyed the town. That being said... I did enjoy an awesome geloto at the bus station; watching a beautiful sunset over the meditranian.
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Train or cab to the Roma Termini station, use a Trenitalia machine, tickets to Fondi-Sperlonga. Then the return ones. These need to be date stamped before boarding.
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Rome and the beach of Anzio or Nettuno. Instead of Anzio, you may go by boat (freom there) to Ponza Island.
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You want beach? Go to the Caribbean. Too much to see in Italy in too little time to waste it sitting on a beach.
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It is possible to find decent beaches in Italy (one is mentioned above) but most seaside resorts don't have very nice beaches (small, pebbles or even rocks, in the center of a town - no wilderness) and the main purpose is not sitting on a beach (perfectly easy in the US esp in summer) but visiting the resort.

Yo have not clarified how many days you actually have on the ground - but assuming it is 4.5 (1/2 days just lagged when you arrive and you lave on day 6) I would agree to go to Sperlonga immediately you arrive and stay there one night - then move to Rome for your other 3 days - which is really the minimum time to see much of anything.

And June is not the most crowded time - that would be August - which also had the hottest/most humid weather.
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