A friend and I are arriving in Venice on May 25th and flying out of Rome June 3rd. I want to see all of it!! but unfortunately time restraints dont allow, so my top choices would be Verona Florence and the Amalfi Coast(probably my top wanna see from the 3) just wondering with that amount of time (10 days total) how( much of the beautiful country can we actually see??
My friend has also talked about renting a car for some of it. What are your thoughts on means of transportation. ??
Ive never been to Europe and Ill be seeing 4 countries in 4 weeks and will also be celebrating my 30th birthday in Italy. (June 1)
Thank you SOOOO much for your time and travel guidance 🙂
Hi Vicky, thanks for stopping by.
Very tight agenda indeed! This is how you can arrange your tour. Unfortunately, in my opinion no way of squeezing Verona in (you need one day, starting from Venoce, 1,5 hours by train), unless you arrive very early on the 25th.
– 5/25, Thursday: arrival in Venice, setting up, walking tour in Via Roma, Rialto Market + “cicchetti” at a Bacaro (aperitif in local wineshop, look for my post for that)
– 5/26, Friday: Walking tour: San Marco (reserve in advance!), Palazzo dei dogi, Accademia, Punta della dogana, glass workshops in Murano
– 5/27, Saturday: early high speed train to Florence (2,5 hours). Follow my itinerary Florence in one day
– 5/28, Sunday: morning in Florence, finish your walking tour
– 5/29, Monday: very early high speed train to Naples (3 hours) + hydrofoil to Capri. Afternoon in Capri (Piazzetta, Faraglioni, via Krupp.
– 5/30, Tuesday: Morning in Capri (if possible visit Grotta Azzurra) – at lunch time hydrofoil to Sorrento, rent a car and drive to Positano Enjoy the fantastic sceneries along the road (2-3 hours, depending on the stops to take pictures)
– 5/31, Wednesday: Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, then drive to Naples. Leave the car, late high speed train to Rome (1,5 hours)
– 6/1, Thursday: St Peters (+ climbing on top of the dome) in the morning, Colosseum + Roman Forum in the afternoon + walk & dinner in Trastevere
– 6/2, Friday: Barocco Rome: Spanish steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc. Just wander around and get lost in anciet streets, that’s tha best you can do. Night walking tour.
– 6/3, Saturday: whatever you can accomodate in remaining time + back home.
It works, but, it’s challenging, tiring, and you would miss “jewells” such as Pompei and Tuscany countryside (and visiting Rome in 2 days it’s a crime…). Can’t you really add one or two days?
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