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8 Day Southern Italy Itinerary Help

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8 Day Southern Italy Itinerary Help

Hi all,

My husband and I are planning our first trip to Italy and are overwhelmed by all of the options! My husband will be in Sicily (Stagnone) for a month in June for kitesurfing and I will join him at the end of his trip. Unfortunately, I only have 8 full days (not including our arrival and departure days). I'm planning to fly from Rome to Palermo, Sicily and we will travel together by land back to Rome. I'd love any advice. We are thinking about renting a car, driving up the Amalfi Coast, stopping in Pompei and spending the last 3 days in Rome. With only 8 days, how do you suggest dividing up our time and where along the route should we stop?

We're most interested in food, cultural and historical activities, more food and beautiful landscapes. We live at the beach, so we're not concerned about beaches/swimming.

We know we won't be able to see everything this trip, so are interested in seeing what we can realistically cover in 8 days and save the rest for the next trip!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: 8 Day Southern Italy Itinerary Help

Hi all,

We have a little more info on our itinerary now. Posting below for feedback. I know it's extremely tight, but this at least give us a few days in Rome. The stop in Hang Loose Beach isn't a must have--we just need somewhere to stop between Palermo and Amalfi! If there are other suggestions for where we could stop this evening, please share. Any other comments/advice appreciated!

June 24: 8:30am, Arrive in Palermo

25: Drive to Hang Loose Beach (5 hours); kite

26: Drive to Amalfi Coast (stop in Paesteum along the way)

27: Amalfi

28: Midday, depart Amalfi for Pompeii; end day in Rome

29: Rome

30: Rome

1: Rome

2: 6am, depart

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