I am planning a trip to Italy in June, will have just under 2 weeks. Would like to visit, Cinque Terra, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany.
Would this be possible in 2 weeks?
What is the best way to get around? What is the distance between each place.
Any ideas suggests most welcome and appreciated!
You could be in Rome for 2 weeks and not see everything! There is so much to see so it really comes down to what your priorites are.
1) Rome. Rome has so much history and the most tourists. Lots of Nightlife and Great Eats. I would make sure to see the Vatican, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trastevere, and the Center (Camp Dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps etc..)
2) Florence-Check out the Uffizi Gallery
3) Join a Tuscany Wine Tour!
4) Amalfi Coast is beautiful and I would definitely spend a couple nights in Sienna- (Especially in June)
I haven't had the oppurtunity to visit Naples, I have just driven through.
You can check out the distance between each place with Google Maps. Florence is about a 1.5 hour train ride from Rome as is Naples. Amalfi Coast and Sienna are farther away.
I just spent 14 days in just Rome alone and i there were lots of things that i didn't see. I would highly recommend booking your tours through Presto Tours. I booked 2 months in advance and took advantage of there offer which gives you the option of having a free tour after 2 tours booked. I ended up booking 6 tours (paid for 4) with the company as i was so unfamiliar with the city. The guides were outstanding and we actually used one of the guides three X on different tours. It is amazing how much they know and the way they can bring the city to life. Request Michael from Chicago. I did take a day trip to Pompeii for a private tour and it was amazing see the city that got destroyed by the volcanoes.
I stayed in an average hotel near the Vatican. It was ok, but i'd make sure to have a nice hotel because that can make or break your trip! There were atleast 20 hotels near the Vatican that i walked by that looked a lot better than where i stayed. I would definately get some advice on hotels before you book one.
short and sweet
Fly into pisa (cheapest) - make sure you climb the tower and get out... dont spend the night pisa is boring
florence is a great tourist place with lots to see and to do 2-3 nights
-- vienna if you want, but it wont blow you away
rome ... its rome -- 2-4 nights and you will leave so much behind
take the high speed down to naples... stay if you want, i didnt... i went out to Sorrento, almalfi, caprice etc
you can probably get a cheap flight up to venice (never been, but want too) or Milan, which many people dont like, i did
trains are really cheap in italy (make sure you stamp your ticket because they are good for a long time the only way they ticket police know is by the stamp at the yellow box at the stations