This May, my husband and I will finally take our 30th Anniversary trip! (2 years later!) We plan to start in Dubrovnik and explore the town for a few days. We then board a small boat to island hop up the coast for a week. From Split we fly to Rome to pick up a car, then drive to Cretaiole in Pienza for a week. We’ll then go back to Rome to drop off the car and spend a few days there before heading home.
We are 58 & 60 years old, somewhat active and have no problem walking and hiking the steps that we know we will encounter. When we travel, we love to find unusual experiences and unique places to explore. We prefer to stay in quiet neighborhoods, when possible, or at least quiet at night. We do our research prior to traveling and, of course, always have our Rick Steves guidebooks with us!
We have not been to Dubrovnik (or Croatia) before. We will only have 2 full days in Dubrovnik and want to make the most of our time. Besides the usual tourist spots, are there certain ‘back doors’ that you have found that we shouldn’t miss? Do you have recommendations for restaurants?
We have been to Rome twice and have seen the tourist spots. Are there ‘back doors’ here that you suggest? Which area do you like to stay in? Do you have recommendations for accommodations?
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions!