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  1. Crystal
    October 27, 2023 @ 1:05 am

    I am looking for some travel tips to Italy. We are going to Rome and spending 2 days in Rome before our cruise. Our cruise starts in Italy to France to Spain then back to Italy. Our cruise ends on the 25th of dec. We head back home from Rome on the 31st. Looking for some ideas to explore the rest of Italy before headed back. So when we leave the port we were just gonna head to train and make our way through Italy and just stay wherever. More interested in the buildings and move on. If you have any suggestions that would be great.

    • Ali Garland, travel packing expert 20+ years
      October 31, 2023 @ 10:52 am

      Hi Crystal! Since you will be visiting a few coastal places on your cruise, I’d go inland a bit. Assisi, Florence, Siena, Lucca, Bologna… Start looking at photos and you’ll get an idea of the architecture, and maybe that will help you decide which places grab you more. As you go north, the buildings start to change, so it would be interesting to go to a few cities/towns working your way from Rome north.

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    December 22, 2014 @ 8:02 am

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  3. Scenes From Florence | Ali's Adventures
    November 13, 2014 @ 8:02 am

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  4. Agata
    June 27, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    This is a very clever thing to do! This certainly looks like a super cool itinerary if someone wishes to visit Italy in a limited time.

    • Ali Garland
      June 27, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

      Thanks Agata! It’s a lot for one trip, but broken into a few different pieces, this gives people a great introduction to Italy.