I am just beginning to plan my very first trip to Italy - which has been my dream destination for a long time.
I have always put it off because I feel like I would need about 6 months to experience it fully!
I realize now that that may never happen so we decided to book a mere one week trip!
The 2 places I have always dreamed of seeing are - the Amalfi coast and the ruins at Pompei and Herculaneum.
I am, however not the type of person who thinks "quantity over quality" nor am I a "rush around - must check my list off" - type person.
I would much rather "experience" Italy - rather than "Seeing Italy" - if you know what I mean.
So I might be aiming too high here.
My gut is that I should just extend my stay in Paestum, and possibly do a day trip from there to Pompei(or is it too far and difficult to travel from there - we won't be driving - so train or buses)
Or should we just move on and spend our last 2 nights in Pompei?
(I'm sure I will be utterly amazed by Pompei - and definitely don't want to rush through it)
Or should we give up a night in Rome and stop in Pompei for a night on our way to Paestum?
And then spen the last 2 nights on the coast (or still relaxing in Paestum??)
Any help/advice/two cents will be appreciated.
Thank you so much!!