Friday, March 12, 2010

Inquiring: a break in the posting routine

Dear Readers of my Italian for Beginners Blog:

If you have been to Italy, live in Italy, or know a great deal about Italy, please help:

I'm planning an extended visit to Italy, for early September next year. I want to rent a house/apartment and manage day trips to various parts of the country via train or public transport. There will be two or four of us.

What would you do?



  1. Get in touch with MoR, I'm sure he can guide you.

  2. I don't have any ideas - I just want to come along :)

    Buon viaggio

  3. Buon giorno.

    You must decide where in Italy. Whether you would like to do southern Italy and do seasides and the islands, or do Tuscany, or Rome, or Venice.

    If you want a home and do day trips via public transport, you really need to pick a town you would love to explore and spend time at.

    I have not traveled by train in Italy, but I would recommend a car so you can climb up hills and stay in 1000 year old home attached to 1000 year old church.

  4. come dice Ocean girl, ti conviene affittare una macchina dopo aver scelto la zona dove alloggiare.
    Non hai che l'imbarazzo della scelta, l'Italia e' bellissima , ci sono agriturismi e bungalow in campeggi che potrebbero essere anche una soluzione abbastanza economica.
    I trasporti pubblici in Italia non sono molto affidabili

  5. L'Italia sembra piccola sulla carta geografica,ma ci sono tantissime cose da vedere.
    Io abito vicino a Venezia.
    Credo che solo qui ci sia da girare e vivere per un mese:(per Venezia una sola vita non basta)
    Meglio auto a noleggio e appartamento in affitto.
    Io penso che per il Nord Italia città come Padova (dove vivo) o Verona siano l'ideale.
    Da qui in tre ore di autostrada si raggiungono moltissimi luoghi interessanti.

  6. Hi Lakeviewer,

    This is my third attempt to post something so I'll keep it short. Go for also have Verona and Venice close by.

    I'm jealous. Keep us posted!

  7. I would get a car. If I were there I would want to travel at will. I don't plan too many things in advance and like to be spontaneous. Of course, off-season helps as you don't want to be stuck trying to find hotel rooms if most are going to be full.

    Stephen Tremp

  8. Hi folks,
    Thanks for all the great ideas!
    I have work to do.

    A presto!

  9. Just back to blog reading after our trip. I would of course suggest the Viterbo region as from here you are well placed to take trips all over Italy.

    Take a look at the map and look up the region on the internet. I feel sure it will appeal to you.

    I look forward to hearing more about your plans.