Post # 32
Torcello was closed when we went in April but it might be open by next year. I was so sad, I really wanted to go there!
Venice is easy to get around with the water transportation and you can’t really get lost so I wouldn’t hire a tour there.
We didn’t have as much time as we would like in Florence but it seemed pretty straightforward.
Cinque Terre was exhausting and the hike was not as easy as I thought it would be. There was a lot of steep climbs and up and downs. It took us 1.5 hours to get from one village to another and by then we were done. Plus where we had to park in order to get to the train required us to hike a lot to get down to the towns.
I think you will be fine in Rome alone. The metro system isn’t hard to understand since it’s two straight lines and you can get close to most of the monuments and attractions.
Post # 33
Thank you SO much for all the ideas! I love the idea of going to look at lace work..one of my favs!!
Thank you for the advice..we really are on the fence about a tour in venice but the more research I do/suggestions i get it sounds like we probably won’t need it! Also thanks for the advice about Cinque Terra! We enjoy hiking but if we are exhausted by the time we go there maybe we will shuttle between the towns lol
Thank you both for the advice! I am loving all the suggestions from everyone!
Post # 34
Check into city passes, you basically prepay to do all the major touristy things in the city. It ends up being a lot cheaper. It also lets you get VIP treatment, so you don’t waste your time standing in lines. Murano is great. Burano is a lot of fun too. Burano is where they hand make lace. Plus, Burano has a lot of brightly painted houses, so it is great for pictures. Have a great trip.
Post # 35
i would chop a day off of your stay in venice personally. i’ve been there twice, not that i wanted to go back the second time, and imo 2 nights is more than enough. use it someplace else and explore more there.
for rome, i’d totally look into going and seeing the aqueducts. super cool and not your normal sight to see in rome.
Post # 36
Thank you so much for the city pass tip–I will totally research that! The more I hear about Murano and Burano the more I want to go 🙂
Thank you for the tips! I would be interested to see the aquaducts too 🙂