We will be visiting Italy next September. Plane tickets purchased and hotel rooms booked. Now to figure out what we have time for and in some cases where to visit. To give you a glimpse of our travel style...we were in England for 7 days and have no regrets. In those 7 days saw.....London. Paris (Eurostar). Windsor, Bath, Lacock & Stonehenge. Liverpool. Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio. London Zoo, London Eye. And shopped slept and ate well. Keeping that in mind please read over my discombobulated thoughts for plans while we are at our destinations
Sorrento, Italy - September 1st, 2nd & 3rd / Plane lands around 10:30am in Naples. We'll have a private driver picking us up a the airport and driver us to our Sorrento hotel. Once in Sorrento I'm not sure if I should book our AC tour that day or the next. Maybe chill in Sorrento that day. September 2nd private driver to Positano, Ravello & Amalfi. September 3rd, Naples for "the best pizza in the world" and to visit the Naples National Archaeological Museum. HERE'S THE QUESTIONS...if we do the AC & Naples will there be zero time for a quick trip Capri, Blue Grotto? I'd like to get out on a boat at some point to get photos of the coast from the water. Also are there places where I can walk into the ocean? If so, do I need beach shoes for rocks?
September 2nd - This is up in the air either Day trip to Naples for pizza and to visit the National Archaeological Museum where I've read Pompeii comes alive. Is this true? And for pizza. Or we could do the AC tour.
September 3rd - If we do Naples on the 2nd and AC on this day is there time to do both AC and Capri? (Train leaves early next day for Florence)
Florence, Italy - September 4th, 5th & 6th. September 4th our train arrives mid day - We will most likely take in the sights and take it easy on the 4th. The 5th will be spending the day touring Florence up early to see The David we will pre-order tickets. 6th - Tuscany - I'm so confused about where to go what to see and how to do it. We don't want to be constricted on the tour, We don't want to pay the expensive prices for a private driver, I'd consider renting a car but that seems like a hassle. Maybe a group tour like what we did in England would be best. Thoughts, ideas, suggestions? I'm pretty sure I want to visit Siena but not 100%
Rome, Itlay - September 7th & 8th (flight leaves early on the 9th) From what I understand that the main sights in Rome are pretty close in proximity and can get through them if you plan right, buying in advance and getting an early start. So.....the 7th maybe heading to the Vatican for the rest of the day and then the 8th taking in Rome. Then crying on the 9th because we have to come back home and go to work. I asked for thoughts throughout but truly if you have anything to add about any of these places like a specific restaurant or even a restaurant that was in a movie, we love things like that, I would be most grateful.
Thanks so much