Yet another 'What do I do in Italy?' question...
February 3, 2012 12:32 PM Subscribe
I need to figure out what to do at night/early morning in Italy. Special snowflake details inside.
posted by Tamanna to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I'm going to be in Italy for a little over a week next month, travelling by train. I'd like to minimize the amount I pay in hostel fees, so I'm thinking of taking overnight trains, most of which leave between 9.00 and 11.00 PM and arrive at 5.00/6.00 AM. So far, I'm planning on Milan, Florence, Venice and Rome, in that order, before heading back home to France. I'm still deciding whether night trains are a good idea, and I have a couple of questions:
1) I'm a young woman of colour, travelling alone and for the first time in Italy. How safe are these cities at night? FWIW I speak French, and I'm going to try to get some basic Italian phrases down before I go.
2) Any recs for what to do, both early in the morning and late-ish? I'm not a club/pub person- I don't like loud noises and I don't really drink, but I wouldn't mind just sitting in a cafe and people-watching. Cheap/free things would be great, and off the beaten path stuff is welcome.