We are a couple planning our trip to Italy for our 5 year anniversary in May.
Our travel dates are May 16 through May 28 or 29.
Most likely since we are overseas we will arrive May 17. We are very into photography of scenery and landscapes, hiking, nature and culture which is why we’ve chosen the places we have.
Right now our thoughts are as follows
Fly into Rome and spend 2 or 3 days
Train to Lucca - please don’t try to talk us out of this - this is where family is from and a must
Stay in Lucca for 2 to 3 days
Take the train to la spezia and spend a few days there - one day we are planning to go to a football match in Genoa -
Take the train either back to Rome or to milan for flight home whichever makes the most sense
We don’t really care to visit Milan at this point just fly home there if it doesn’t make sense to backtrack
Is this doable? Are we doing them in the right order? We have had a look at a map and guidebooks
We really wanted to try to get to orto San guilio but from the looks of it.. it’s really out of the way
Should we skip somewhere and go there instead? Or even varenna or bellagio In como
This is our first time in Italy so we would really like to make the most out of the time we have!
I also want to mention we will NOT be renting a car
Thanks very much in advance for your guidance