I have been in move hell! Moving is not fun!~ I am back to my BLOGs and glad to be here. About.com says Italy in the Spring is great! This article talks about regions of Italy, climates and festivals. Plan your trip carefully. Avoid large tours. You can do it on your own or hire a small tour or private tour company. We do tour planning for people as well. My tips for travel are:
- If you have never been to Italy see the major cities and monuments first (Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Milan).
- Then go to major smaller towns like San Gimignano, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Orvietto.
- Then see the very small hill-top towns
- If you love mountains focus on cities in the mountains
- If you love the beach focus on beach towns (the Adriatic or Mediterranean coasts have great clean beaches
- Driving is easy but fast in Italy. You can also hire private cars to take you around
- The food is always great outside very touristy places. Avoid hot dog and hamburger stands. Get your fill of these before you go or when you return home.
- Trattoria’s have great inexpensive food and wine. Ristorante’s have more formal dinning and costly options. Bars serve coffee and sweet rolls for breakfast, sandwiches (panini’s) and beer or soda for lunch and drinks and appetizers for happy hour. Bars are family places not seedy drink places.
- Don’t be afraid to engage locals
- Enjoy yourself, see the sights, watch the people, eat the food and enjoy the wine!
Be romantic with someone you love!
George & Jo Anne