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Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

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Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

We are traveling to Italy on our honeymoon next month and could use some advice. I am looking for restaurants, scenery points, sightseeing recs, and winery recs. This is the route in order of where we are driving:

Milan

Reva Winery (Alba)

Lake Como (Bellagio)

Alois Lageder Winery (I think it's in Alto Adige)

Modena

Bologna

Siena

Florence

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Virginia
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1. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

How much time do you have?

Other than the wineries, the car will be a hindrance.

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2. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

We have a total of 2 days in each place!

Virginia
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3. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

I would cut the list in half so you can spend quality time in fewer places.

Are you flying in to Milan (from where?) and out of Florence? Is anything booked yet?

You really do not want a car in cities, but you can pick it up at the airport (provided you are not flying overnight, in which case it is a bad idea) and drop it before resuming city visits by train.

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4. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

That's not going to be a nice, relaxing honeymoon, it's going to be more like the Amazing Race. I agree that you'll only need or want the car to visit the wineries. Take the train between the other cities. You cannot drive into any city center that you mention. If you do you will be heavily fined.

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5. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

This is much too rushed with way too many destinations. You have 8 destinations, 8 hotel changes in 16 nights? 2 nights somewhere does not equal 2 days in the location. It is 1-1.5 days and that’s because you have to get there from your previous destination. Recommend to grab a guidebook and learn what there is to see and do in the significant destinations. Make notes of what interests you.There is T.r.a.v.e.l. T.i.m.e. In between each change in destination and it’s always more time than you think.

There are driving restrictions in Italy that you need to be aware of, as well as what the ZTL zones are....a car is not allowed in any historic city or village center.

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6. Re: Need Itinerary help driving through Italy!

By 2 days you really man 1 night which is 2 half days. Way too much.

Also get a travel guide book on the regions you want to visit. It will give you all the information you need and not just opinions

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