• CONTACT US if you have any problems registering for the forums.

Planning to travel Italy!

Alanna

New Member
Hello! While I would love to travel the world my teacher budget limits me. For now my daughter and I are planning a trip to Italy in 2024. I lived there for a year in 1991/92 as a child (Abruzzo region- Castelnuovo, Vomano) and have so many rich memories. I have been dying to get back since! We are mostly thinking of focusing on Tuscany, although we really want to go everywhere! Maybe could spend a couple days on the Amalfi coast. Overall only can afford a couple weeks. Hoping to swap stories and read others’ experiences to guide our trip, and fantasize about future vacations!
 

joe

1000+ Posts
Hello Alanna and welcome here!
Looks live you have a fun time ahead of you researching and planning your trip - lots to consider if it's been thirty years. Don't hesitate to ask for advice, this is a friendly forum. Remember, too, that most people here will advise you to focus less on "everywhere", and more on getting to know fewer places in a more immersive way. But of course you're the pilot.... :)
 

Ian Sutton

1000+ Posts
Welcome Alanna

I hope you enjoy it here and it helps you reconnect with Italy

if focusing on Tuscany, I reckon it's good to do the whole 2 weeks there. There is enough to see and do, and by staying in one region, the transfers are easy, not losing most of the transfer day as you would if you added Amalfi Coast in.
We did that a few years ago, taking in Montepulciano (which we very much enjoyed); Siena (a bit of a miss for us, but others like the city); Pisa (both a hellishly tourist blighted place AND an under the radar gem). That still left out places like Firenze/Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano, the heart of Chianti wine region, etc, etc.

Alternatively we've also had a 2 base holiday on the Amalfi coast (Ravello and Pogerola) with an easy taxi transfer between them.

A final thought? What about including Castelnuovo in, perhaps alongside Pescara or Roma or L'Aquila? The thinking for going back to Castelnuovo, is that you may well be able to reconnect with people from your stay there, and that it may open up the hospitality that can be so special in Italy.
 

How to Find Information

Search using the search button in the upper right. Search all forums or current forum by keyword or member. Advanced search gives you more options.

Filter forum threads using the filter pulldown above the threads. Filter by prefix, member, date. Or click on a thread title prefix to see all threads with that prefix.

Recommended Travel Guides

52 Things to See and Do in Basilicata by Valerie Fortney
Italian Food & Life Rules by Ann Reavis
Italian Food Decoder App by Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls
How to Be an American in Italy by Jessica Scott Romano

Share this page

Top