Okay this is the post you have all been waiting for. :) Thanks to this forum, speaking to friends and consulting guidebooks I have decided to go Italy this summer solo. I will actually be in Rome for a week with 3 friends and when they return home my plan is to travel to Cinque Terre for 2 nights, Florence for 5 nights then Venice for 4 nights before flying home from Venice.
This will be my first trip to Europe and my first trip solo so any tips/suggestions/advice/cheerleading you can give me would be much appreciated. I am super excited about this trip and a little nervous.
My biggest concern is transportation. I live in a small Midwestern city where public transportation is pretty much nonexistent. I will not be renting a car in Italy but relying slowing on their superior public transportation system.
I've been trying to keep up with the Italy forums and have posted a couple of questions there but thought I would get also get some tips on solo travel from people who have done it before.
Thanks again for giving me the courage to embark on this adventure. Hopefully, this will be the start of many more.