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Need help with itinerary- Naples/Sorrento/Amalfi or Florence/CinqueTerre

Hi all,

My husband and I plan to vacation in Italy from 8th september to 19th September.We are flying into Venice and flying out of Rome. We plan to spend 8,9th and 10th in Venice. And we plan to be in Rome 15,16,17,18th.

We are finalizing our plans for 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. We are thinking of 2 options- 1. Spend 2.5 days in Florence and Pisa and 1.5 days in Cinque Terre. OR 2. Spend time in Campania- 1 day each Naples, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast.

I need your help for making my decision :). as I don't know which one will be a better trip. We like architecture and history, but we think that we will experience that a lot in Rome; and at the same time we would like to experience some beach time and scenic views too. We would like a balance of both. How is the weather in September in both places?

Either ways, I am so excited about the trip!!!!

Please help!:) Which option should I go for? Any changes?

Thanks in advance! Priya

Posted by
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I'd opt for CT as you are north already. Naples and Amalfi are considerably south of Rome.

Posted by
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I vote for Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. Naples is a fast 2 hr train ride from Rome. Sorrento is another hour by train. We absolutely love Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. We were there in '05 and returned in '06 because we loved it so much. The most relaxing and fun time we've ever had in Europe and we go to Europe often. We love all of Europe, but most of all, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. Have fun whatever you decide :)

Posted by
712 posts

We are doing the opposite of you at the same time.
We are starting out in Rome for 4 days, arriving on Sept 15, then the Cinque Terre and then Venice. The hardest part was finding accomdations online in Cinque Terre. I emailed many places before we got a place to stay. My husband lilkes to have reservations before we go overseas. I did Capri years ago and loved it. My husband has never been to Italy. We picked the Cinque Terre because he loves to hike. The hardest part will be the train from there to Venice. I have been reading up on it on this web site. When touring Florence a friend stayed in Lucca and did not have enough to say about staying there instead of Florence. Good luck with your planning. : )

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Thanks Marie. Can you send me the links or contact information for hotel reservartions in Cinuq Terre?