I need advice on how to pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy in late June.
I'll be flying into Rome, and visiting to Florence and the Amalfi Coast. I already have the North Face's awesome Heckler
backpack, and I'll be taking a Kindle in lieu of heavy guidebooks, and have downgraded my DSLR to a point-and-shoot.
Things I still need recommendations on:
- Extremely comfortable, attractive walking shoes: I've bought Danskos in the past, but I'd like something a bit cuter. (Maybe top-siders
? They need to be EXTREMELY comfortable, though.)
- Good clothing to bring. I know it will be hot, which helps with packing light, but any particularly useful/packable brand recommendations would be awesome. (Think simple, Hepburn, cashmere-and-pearls. I would like to avoid 'travel clothing' like this
- A VERY comfortable day bag/purse. Again, would like it to be cute. I was considering getting the Chrome Metro Mini
, but I think that might get heavy (and is cool for San Francisco, where I live, but maybe not so much for Italy).
- Any other handy packing-light tips you may have.