Monday, January 30, 2006

Have You Ever Been to Italy?


If so, where are the best places to go and the best things to see?

We are working on planning a backpacking/anniversary trip in May or September and I would love some ideas of places we can't miss!

11 comments:

Jen said...

Chique Terra. It is along the Italian Riveria and one of my favorite places in the world. You will not regret going there one bit. It is gorgeous. YOu can hike between the five little towns and drink wine, swim in the ocean and just relax. It is amazing!

You should also see Venice for sure, Rome and Florence. Florence is beautiful. You must see the Vatican. Hope you have fun on your trip. I can't wait to see your pics.

Here is my blog about my trip. You might find a few things in Italy I didn't mention.
http://divalvjen.blogspot.com/2005/12/life-is-way-too-short-not-to-travel.html#links

anne said...

Sweet! Sounds excellent! Thanks!

Jean said...

I've only been to Rome (colluseum, vatican, parthenon, historical sights) and to Perugia (this was a LOT of fun b/c it's this little tiny town and when the weather's nice, EVERYONE comes outside and when it's rainy, everyone stays in. Good icecream too.

I would love to see Venice, ride on one of the boats....how romantic :)

anne said...

Sweet. I have two good cities on my list now. Other than the assumed Rome and Venice & Florence.

We need to buy a huge map and start plotting a course...

Carbon said...

Milan is nice but very busy (we only spent a day there).

We mostly spent time in Bibione (close to Austrian Border). It's smaller and less expensive, less fast paced. Great if you just want to kick back. We went there to relax after much travelling around Europe. Right by the water and we ate gelato everyday on the way to the beach.

Few things to remember, Mondays - everything is pretty much closed down there and other parts of europe. Also, lots of shopping and sites are closed from about 12-3pm for lunch. (not so much the metropolitan places). And, we found that there aren't as many people who speak english there as France or Germany. Especially if you go further south. So make sure you get some important phrases down! Happy planning!

anne said...

Excellent advice! Thanks!

Marcia said...

One of my favorite cities in the entire world is Florence. Be sure to spend more than just an afternoon there!

Anonymous said...

There's a really great McDonald's in Rome!!!! But regret to inform you there is no Walmart.

anne said...

I appreciate the concern, A, but I'm not horribly sad to miss out on WM. They don't like me, I don't like them...

Florence. Check. Boy oh boy oh boy!

Jen said...

Venice is fun, but there isn't all that much there. You only wan't to spend a day or two there. Florence is cool, especially if you are an art lover, you must go to the Uffizi museum. Of everywhere we went, Rome was my favorite. It is a huge metroplitan city, but doesn't feel huge and intimidating because the bulidings are not tall. There is so much to do there, you could spend days.

Asissi is gorgeous as well.

Michael said...

In Italy my favorite place is Sorrento. There are many Sorrento sightseeing. which worth seeing. Its museums Museo Correale di Terranova showing displays of artifacts. You get to see some amazing views of Sorrento port, another is Chiesa di San Francesco you can't miss it and off course Limoncello which is produced from lemon rinds, water and sugar you will get this at cafe's.