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What to do with the last 2 days in Italy?

Aug 9th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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What to do with the last 2 days in Italy?

My husband and I are travelling to Italy for 3 wks end of September and beginning of October. We are spending the first 4 days in Rome, then taking a Mediterranean cruise for 1 wk, then 5 days in Postitano sightseeing the Amalfi Coast. We have 2 more days that we haven't figured where to go before returning for overnight stay in Rome before returning home. Does anyone have any ideas???

Thanks so much!!
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Aug 9th, 2009, 05:59 PM
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perhaps head a bit north of rome to southern tuscany? it will be just past the harvest season for the vineyards. will you have a car or needing use public transportation?
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Aug 9th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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We are using public transportation. Where would you suggest in southern Tuscany?
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Aug 9th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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Back to Rome-- 4 days won't be enough.
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Aug 9th, 2009, 06:16 PM
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You could go to Assisi or spend the day in Orvieto..
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Aug 9th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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If it were up to me, I'd send 2 nights on Procida, because I love Procida: http://gardentouring.fotopic.net/c1544804.html But I find many on this board don't agree that it's such a lovely place - not that I believe many have even been there, but that's another story.

So my second suggestion would be 2 nights on Capri: http://gardentouring.fotopic.net/c812668.html

Or Ischia: http://gardentouring.fotopic.net/c814381.html -

Both are lovely places to visit, especially if you stay a couple of nights and can enjoy them after the ferries depart with the last of the day-trippers.
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Aug 9th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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We have been thinking of Capri or Ischia. My parents were married in Naples during WW 2 and spent time on both. They always raved about them. We hadn't thought of Procida. Thank you for the info. Are the ferries frequent? Where would be the best place to get the train back to Rome should we stay at any of the island?
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Aug 9th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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There are frequent ferries from both Sorrento and Naples. For the train back to Rome, you would want Napoli Centrale station.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Hi Pam - I think Capri or Ischia would be great choices.

There are direct ferries to Capri from Positano.
For Ischia there's a daily morning hydrofoil from Sorrento.

Alternatively how about Sperlonga?

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Aug 10th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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I haven't heard of Sperlonga.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Hi pam,

I would spend the time in Naples, or add it to time in Rome.

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Aug 10th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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I would go to Sperlonga or Gaeta.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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I would go relax at a spa in Ischia.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 08:44 AM
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I'm w/ Ira - you have only 4 nights in Rome (8 would be better) and zero (!?) nights in Naples (a true shame to miss it altogether).

Spend the "extra" 2 nights in Rome or Naples (or even 1 each).
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Aug 10th, 2009, 09:01 AM
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Glad to read Naples is now a Fodorite suggestion...

Since you'll be down in Amalfi Naples makes most sense and is absolutely worth the visit. You'll probably get out to Ischia and/or Capri from Amalfi. If not, do you really want to go from one resort destination to another resort destination? If so, Capri and Ischia are wonderful.

Traveling up to Tuscay from Campania for two days before going back to Rome doesn't seem, well, efficient. If not Naples then Rome it would be for me - for eternity if possible ;-) I'd see if you do all you want to in Rome for four days and if not, return. Otherwise go to Naples for a taster. Buon Viaggio!
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Aug 10th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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The last couple times I was there beginning of October, the Positano-Capri boat was only once a week, Saturdays I think but may be wrong.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Tuscany without a car would be difficult. I would probably add the days to Rome instead and really have time to enjoy the city, soak in the ambiance and see some of the less touristy things.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We are stopping in Pompeii on day we are coming down from the cruise (have a driver booked). Planning on doing a day trip to Naples (try to find the church where my parents were married!) Most people I have spoken with say one shouldn't actually stay in Naples...dirty, lots of crime???

We thought the same about Tuscany...thought we would leave that area for another trip! This is our first time to Italy.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Most people I have spoken with say one shouldn't actually stay in Naples...dirty, lots of crime???

WADR, BS!

You can find a dirty area in ANY city. The areas I was in were clean, crime free, and downright charming. Naples gets an unfair rap - probably because many people never get beyond the waterfront area (which is not very appealing). The real Naples deserves your time and attention - and not just a day or two.
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Aug 10th, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Naples also gets an unfair bad rap from people who haven't been there for 20 years.
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