Tips/stuff not to miss in Italy for a 2 week family trip?
April 9, 2012 2:03 PM Subscribe
Two weeks in Italy, from Rome north to Tuscany and back. Where to go? What to do? Where to stay?
posted by mathowie to Travel & Transportation around Rome, Italy (14 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'm taking a family trip to Italy (first time for all) this June and all we know is that we're landing in Rome and have two weeks to explore the country. We have a rough idea of going northward and in talking to a couple friends/family, they suggested 4-5 days in Rome, then go up to Florence by train, then train to Bologna, and then back again before the two weeks is up.
I've heard the whole Tuscan region is lovely and nice and has good food but is overrun with Americans wanting some sort of Eat Pray Love experience. I was told Bologna isn't super hip or popular and might still be a classic place to visit.
We've found an apartment to rent in Rome for four nights, and we're looking into the rest, but my main question is are we missing anything on this trip we shouldn't? Major cities worth hitting? Stuff worth doing?
Any warnings for stuff to do or not do it?