Exploring Italy Part 2
Exploring Italy – Part 2
Travel guide of Italy – Through the eyes of a businessman
Top Tips for exploring Italy Part 2
Guest Writer ~
Tivoli to Rome
Take the short train journey back to Rome. From here two choices … a few days in the hustle and bustle of the tourist site of Rome taking in the incredible sites like the Colosseum, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and of course the amazing Vatican. You don’t have to be interested in history or religion, these places have to be on your list to see and visit. You are going to need a minimum of 3 days in Rome, hotels can be a little pricey but use www.trivago.co.uk for some sensible prices.
You can give Rome a complete miss if you need to rest but my recommendation is to push through it and rest later!
Rome to Lake Garda and beyond.
This is where you slow right down and take in the breathtaking views and scenery of one of Italy’s Great Lakes.
Take the train from Rome to Desenzano del Garda a good size town with plenty of shops, Restaurants, Supermarkets and a great ferry terminal to visit the towns along the lake.
Hotel and apartments are well priced for such a popular area and if like me my hotel or apartments only needs to be a clean bed then there are bargains to be had, again check out Airbnb.
What to do on Lake Garda? yes you can hike or mountain bike (which I would recommend) but you can also let the ferries take the strain. Each village on the lake seems to be different and the further you go up the lake the higher the mountains seem to get that surround the lake. Visit place like Sirmione, Garda, Malcesine and Limone to name a few. Relax, take in the sites, enjoy the scenery and incredible food. Lake Garda is the place to relax but if you are getting itchy feet have a day in Verona. A beautiful stylish city only a short journey by train from Lake Garda. My two recommendations in Verona are the Romeo and Juliet balcony and the Amphitheater where outside concerts are held throughout the summer, worth planning your trip to take in a concert.
Fill as much time that suits you in the Lakes and Verona area.
So time to head home, flight home from Verona are easy and cheap in to many airports in the UK OR …
you could take in one more marvel of Italy… Venice.
Trains to Venice are easy from Verona via Vicenza taking around 90 mins.
Venice, wow what a floating city.
I don’t think I need to tell you much about Venice except you must go at sometime in your life whether you are a romantic or just curious. Venice can be very pricey however staying off the main island in the Mestre area can save you a fortune and then use the train in Venice each day.
Venice has a site that will take your breath away around every corner.
Saving a few pounds on the hotel can allow you to eat well in Venice, stay off the main tourist areas, follow the locals and eat in the small bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to experience a Gondola ride but even more fun get a Traghetto across the Grande canal. Traghetto are super size Gondolas that the locals use to cross the canal. You can spot the locals as they stand for the whole journey while the tourists sit and hold on!
Don’t forget to visit Murano and Burano which are a water ferry away.
Hope this has given you a few idea of things to do and see in parts of Italy by plane, train, bus, ferry and even Gondala.
Again flights home from Venice area are simple and only a short taxi or bus to the Marco Polo or Treviso airports.
What about a train from Venice to London? Well that’s another story and potentially a bigger budget!
Thank you to our Guest Writer for part 2 on exploring Italy. Again I found it very interesting and i’ve put a couple of areas on my bucket list.
Take care of you and yours,
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