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Italian road trip

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Italian road trip

Hi all,

Going to be doing a mini road trip in Italy for 2 weeks, beginning of August.

So far, we are going to spend 2 nights in Venice, bus/plane to Florence for 2 nights. From Florence, we are going to rent a car and drive to Cinque de Terre, staying in either Monterosso or Manarola.

We want to be back in Rome for the 16th and spend the weekend there, meaning we have about 5-6 days to see some other parts of Italy. We are looking to spend some time on the beach relaxing, but also see a few things along the way.

Is it possible to drive down along the coast? Have been recommended by some Italian friends to check out Castiglione, Sperlonga and Sabaudia, but they are small beach towns with not much to see.

Can anyone recommend any place along the coast or a bit inland? We are three girls, mid 20's, looking for a relaxing holiday but also somewhere with a bit of action. Ideally, staying in one place for 4 nights and another 2 nights before we head to Rome.


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1. Re: Italian road trip

You can drive virtually all the way down the coast but note the main road is often a couple of kilometres inland so it's not like driving along the French Riviera or the Amalfi Coast, and for long stretches you lose sight of the sea completely. It’s impossible to say which beach is best as they are all so different and it depends entirely upon what you are personally looking for by way of seaside resort. Castiglione della Pescaia is very popular (and quite pretty) but my personal favourites would be the lovely beaches and coves on Argentario, though some of the best are hard to reach. There is certainly lots to see in Sabaudia if you’re interested in more than just a long expanse of beach (which I think, if I remember rightly, is free). The town is historically very important from an architectural point of view but it's not everyone's cup of tea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabaudia

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