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My husband and I are in our very early sixties, quite fit and active. We like independant holidays, we don't do organised tours, we've recently very much enjoyed two holidays in Italy; the first was 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 1 night in Pisa, the second was 2 nights in Lucca, 2 nights in Portovenere, 2 nights in Levanto and the last night in Viareggio, we were able to visit the Cinque Terre during this trip though our favourite bits were exploring Portovenere and walking to Bonassola from Levanto, onto Framura and getting the train back for a swim in the sea and a laze on the beach (this was just over a week ago). We're now thinking of where to go next and wondering if anyone has any suggestions that might suit us. We very much like moving around but would like a journey of no more than 2 hours travel between locations, we like walking around cities or scenic routes (not really hiking), visiting castles, churches, and cycling when it's flat. It's very easy for us to get to Pisa, Rome or Naples airport and we have visited Sorrento and Amalfi in a package holiday previously and would travel further to get to other airports if recommended.

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1. Re: Where next?

For seasoned travelers, i can't imagine that you don't have a good guidebook (or two or three!) to peruse for new ideas....how about Naples, the Amalfi Coast and Matera? How about an incredible adventure in Sicily?

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2. Re: Where next?

oops...you've been to the Amalfi Coast...sorry. SICILY!

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San Francisco...
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3. Re: Where next?

Oh...you should try Umbria for a week. Spoleto is our favorite town in Umbria...it is about an hour and a half from Rome by local train. It has an interesting old town with shopping, great views, even better food, (specially Tempio del Gusto) not a lot of tourists (you'll actually feel like your in Italia!), Roman Empire stuff, and it's on the railroad that will let you visit Spello, Noricia, Assisi, Todi, etc. Umbria and specially Spoleto are special.

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Cornwall, England
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4. Re: Where next?

Thanks both, great ideas, I'll check them out.

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5. Re: Where next?

Piemonte, Lake Como - Maggiore- Orta and/or Garda, Venice and Veneto, Marche, Puglia e Basilicata, Sardinia ......

Nibbius

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6. Re: Where next?

If you don't mind driving, we had a wonderful trip up north, starting with a few days in Venice, then 3 days in Asolo, taking day trips to surrounding towns, and then 3 days in Cormons, doing the same. The area around Cormons has a fantastic trail system for walking/biking (search "Biking in Collio") and I would return in a heartbeat.

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7. Re: Where next?

Veneto, Lombardy and Piedmont regions have some great places to see and great things to do as well. No biking allowed in Venice the island city though. Get a good guide book or check here http://www.italia.it/en/home.html the official website for the Italy tourism ministry.

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Cornwall, England
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8. Re: Where next?

Thanks very much, I've got lots to research now, I was struggling to know where to start!

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9. Re: Where next?

Well 'coxei' the two things you know for sure are (1) you're going the to enjoy the planning part, and (2) no matter where you go in Italy..."It is all good."

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