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Apr 20th, 2016, 08:28 AM
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What town to go to in south Italy

Okay, so I was planning on making a trip to south Italy for the first time. I'm 26, but I don't want a crazy night life. I wanted to spend maybe 2 or 3 weeks there. I haven't decided where to stay yet or what town. I want somewhere with minimal tourists. I'm not going to see major sites and attractions, just going to "get away and do nothing"! Maybe a small town? I would like to be near water. Any suggestions overall? I'm thinking late October or November? That's the only time I can get away! Thanks for the help! Also, I would like to stay put for those weeks I'm there. Sorry for the crazy requests!
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Apr 20th, 2016, 08:56 AM
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In late October or November the weather starts to get nasty, so base yourself as southern as possible.

If it must be Italy, I strongly suggest Sicily.

But climatewise, I rather recommend Greece which will offer everything you want, which has more stable weather and which would be half the price of Italy. And you go there better along with English.

A place that would perfectly meet your preferences would be Koroni - a charming fishing village on the Peloponnese, no mass tourism, but a row of charming restaurants along the port and all the infrastructure you need.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koroni

And our favourite hotel (just 8 rooms with kitchenettes):
http://www.koronivillage.gr/
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Apr 20th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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Somewhere on the southern coast of Sicily would work, and that's where I'd go. I'd try to rent a villa or something for that length of time.
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Apr 20th, 2016, 09:57 AM
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Should have added--Greece would also be nice, as Traveller said.
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Apr 20th, 2016, 10:24 AM
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Agadir or Essaouira makes most sense (agadir is really only for tourists) but you can rent a room in a modernised courtyarded tower for very little, visit the harbour and eat well.

If North Africa doesn't do it for you then Sicilia would be good, but November can be mean.

I might reconsider the need to be by the sea as that will cool everything down a bit and look at Marrakesh (all seems like 20C+ when i go in mid-winter)
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Apr 20th, 2016, 01:30 PM
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Late October has beautiful weather on the Amalfi Coast. By and large, things don't start to turn until the second week of November. Most tourists are gone, it's still warm enough to swim and you'll have deals on hotels as they are just about to shut up shop for the winter season.
The Campanian islands can be very free from tourists at that time of year - even Capri which has some wild hiking and very quiet spots.
I guess it also depends on what air connections suit you as well.

http://www.positano.com/
http://www.capri.net/
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Apr 21st, 2016, 12:14 PM
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Wow thanks for all the great tips everybody! This is really helping a lot! I never considered Greece but will defiantly consider splitting up my time with the both! Great ideas and keep them coming!
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Apr 21st, 2016, 12:57 PM
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I would suggest Tropea in Calabria. I was there last year in October and it was lovely and warm. It is small and not very touristy, in my opinion. Tourists are mostly German. Food is just amazing!! and the hotels and restaurants are very reasonably priced, with the exception of the Blu Maison Tropea hotel. Be warned, do not stay there!!
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Apr 22nd, 2016, 07:12 AM
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With two or three weeks, you certainly have enough time to do both Greece and Italy.

While the Amalfi Coast is certainly beautiful, I'd like to hear a second opinion as to tourist presence at that time of year; if the weather is still good and there are no tourists, we may spend some time there ourselves.
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