Subject to passing my medical degree (!) Im aiming to celebrate by doing a life long dream of a very nice long tour of italy.
Im hoping to go for around 4 weeks - but this could be lengthened should your help suggest it needs to be!
Im going all over italy, then onto sicilly. I will be going with the hubby and daughter (15)
I have a few questions that id like some help with.
1) Id like to incorporate festivals, like the opera. Which are the ones to see, the ones to miss - this should give me a "timeline" to work with as im not fussed what time of year i go. I qulaify end of september so idealy Oct/Nov but do want the weather/festivals ect but not the crowds.
2) what your "must sees" are, and tips on hows best to do it eg vatican city. we deffinatly want to experience all of italy faces, so beaches, cities, vineyards, mountains, lakes, geberal experinances, shopping, sightseeing, music, theme parks etc etc
3) we will be mixing hotels, b&bs, and campsites, so friendly clean cheap places suggestions please - mix it up with "seriously sexy have to spend a night here and sell an organ to do so" hotels!!!
4) fly drive, or drive, or use the mountain train thing?
5)Any other tips, advice money, or just anything at all that you think might help
Thank you very much in advance!!