Please - no Covid comments!
Since I have vouchers from this year’s trip, the northern locations of this trip are a given for 2021. But, we could now go from Venice west and finish in Paris or Nice, or tweak the locations in Italy. Our flights were refunded, so we don’t need to begin at Malpensa or end in Rome. I’m taking my 40-year old daughter for her first trip to Europe. What places would you recommend?
I would like to have at least some of the locations be new to me, so we’re exploring together. Bergamo, Salerno and Amalfi on the current itinerary are new to me. In France, I’ve been to Annecy, Lyon, Paris, Nancy, Colmar, several towns in western France, Avignon & area and Nice. (I would be fine with going back to either Nice or Paris.). In Italy, I’ve stayed in Venice, Lake Como, Stresa, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Torino, Parma, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, the Dolomites, Bologna, Ravenna, Siena, Montepulciano, Florence, Arezzo, Grosseto and Rome. I’m fine repeating a few Italian locations.
Fly into Malpensa.
3 nights - Stresa (Hotel Voucher)
1 night - Milan (Hotel Voucher)
1 night - Bergamo, definitely want to stay overnight in this town at the tiny hotel that gave me a refund.
3 nights - Venice ( Hotel Voucher)
3 nights - Lucca. We had considered Ferrara which is new to me, but the timing worked to catch the Luminaire Festival in Lucca.
2 nights - Salerno (to see Paestum)
3 nights - Amalfi
3 nights - Rome
Fly home from Rome