My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy in mid September (if the flight is not cancelled). These are our thoughts and I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions on our rough draft itinerary.
I am hoping to find lodging that would have free parking in each of these towns.
9/19: Fly into Palermo and explore Palermo for 3 days. Pick up car and spend the other couple of days exploring 2 of the following: Corleone, Segesta, Cefalu, Monreale (not sure yet which ones we will go to)
9/25 - 9/27: Agrigento
9/27 - 9/29: Syracuse
9/29 - 10/1: Taormina
10/2: Fly from Catania to Assisi and pick up a car
10/2 - 10/6: Assisi w/day trips to 2 of the following: Spello, Perugia, Spoleto, Gubbio, Montefalco (not sure which 2 yet) Drop car off in Assisi.
10/6 - 10/9: Bologna: If we did a day trip from here (w/in an hour or so away), which town would you suggest?
10/9 - 10/12: Florence: If we did a day trip from here, which would you suggest?
10/12 - 10/15: Rome: Been to Rome 5 times so just need a couple of days
We are not beach people, but enjoy museums, culture, palaces/castles, architecture and an occasional church/cathedral. We also like meandering through quaint little streets and sitting out on a piazza to enjoy a meal. To get my fill of ruins in this trip, we plan to go to the Valley of Temples in Sicily.