I thought I’d give you some tips to organize your trip to Italy. If you have a few days available, in addition to attending the family reunion, you could visit some part of Italy. I thought something like this:
day 1: Flight to Rome: stay at least 3 days in Rome to visit the city and the Vatican.
day 2 an day 3: Visit Rome. Rome is a lovely city, an open-air museum. I can suggest you the place to stay, it is called Rione Monti, a quiet and historic district of the city, there are many typical restaurants at a good price, the atmosphere is like in Italian Movie! In case I will give you all the places to visit. Rome can be visited by walking, or by metro or bus.
day 4: Train to Florence, about an hour and a half trip. day 5 and day 6: Visit Folrence. Beautiful city, full of art, 2 days are enough to visit it. Santa Maria Novella is a calm neighborhood, here you can stay without spending so much.
day 6: Train to Venice, about 2 hours. day 7 and day 8: Visit Venice. Unique city in the world, I’ve been there a few times, each time has been different, it’s nice to get lost in the small streets of the city, outside the tourist streets. Venice is a city where everything costs a lot, but I know of non-touristy places to eat well for little price. To sleep the ideal would be in the city center, so go out and be ready to visit. Hotel prices are above average, but by booking in advance you can find good deals. I stayed outside the city in Mestre. Every day you have to take a bus that takes 20 minutes. Venice can be visited by walking or by taking the so-called “vaporetti”, a small boats that take you everywhere in the city. There are islands that are worth visiting, Murano, Burano for example. I think 3 days is enough.
I am Emilio Migliorino, son of Francesco Migliorino. My grand-father was Emilio, brother of Pasquale and Florigi’s nephew.
This blog is for us, everyone can give their own ideas to better organize the next September meeting in Italy, The location is in Santa Lucia Cilento, a small town in southern Italy, where Florigi and her sisters were born and his brother Francesco (my great-grandfather), Pasquale were born.
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