Italy in October areas to stay

Old Aug 12th, 2022, 09:54 AM
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Italy in October areas to stay

We have just booked tickets to Italy for October. We will be flying into Milan and leaving from Naples. We both like to spend at least 5 days or more in each city we stay in which allows us to cook some of our meals and travel in a more relaxed way. We were thinking Milan, Florence, Rome and Naples as places to stay and then day trips from each of those. Good food, good wine, art and architecture are some of our interests. In Paris we did a bike tour through the city that we really enjoyed so any suggestions for half day bike trips would be great too. I am looking for input as to the best areas in each of these places to stay. Close to transportation and walking to sites but not too touristy ( if that is possible We are looking at airbnbís with kitchens and laundry but if you know of a place that includes a kitchen or kitchenette that would be great too. TIA
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Old Aug 12th, 2022, 08:34 PM
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The Hotel Bellini in Naples has some apartments in addition to their hotel rooms. It is well located and we enjoyed staying in one of their hotel rooms.
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We stayed in the Navona area of Rome a few years ago, and loved it. It is in a great location, walkable to most sites, and near public transport. Although the adorable apartment we stayed in is not available anymore, there are plenty of well priced apartments, some with terraces, on the Air bnb website. Have fun!
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You might want to look into Turin as a substitute for Milan. Milan is very cathedral-centric, while Turin has more of an easy-strolling and diverse center. There is a direct bus from MXP to Turin, or train to Milano Centrale and connect there.
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We've used these guys https://www.fattiretours.com/paris/ a bit US centric but friendly enough.
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For a day trip from Naples, consider the Royal Palace of Caserta, which rivals Versailles. Don’t go on a first Sunday of the month as the locals flock there for the free admission. It’s possible to rent bicycles to tour its extensive gardens as well —.brush up on your Greek mythology to get the most from the sculptures and fountains.
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Thanks! That is an area I have been looking at.
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Old Aug 15th, 2022, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by FTOttawa View Post
For a day trip from Naples, consider the Royal Palace of Caserta, which rivals Versailles. Donít go on a first Sunday of the month as the locals flock there for the free admission. Itís possible to rent bicycles to tour its extensive gardens as well ó.brush up on your Greek mythology to get the most from the sculptures and fountains.
Thanks! Havenít heard of this palace before, but from looking online it seems well worth a visit.
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We've used these guys https://www.fattiretours.com/paris/ a bit US centric but friendly enough.
Thanks! We will check them out.
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You might want to look into Turin as a substitute for Milan. Milan is very cathedral-centric, while Turin has more of an easy-strolling and diverse center. There is a direct bus from MXP to Turin, or train to Milano Centrale and connect there.
We are planning on a day trip to Turin.
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