… And get a volume of thoughtful replies that will no doubt help many an Italian visitor in the months and years to come.
I pledge not to write this on every post, but this is another great example of why I decided to write this blog. This is but one example of countless where an incomplete question leads to a virtual mountain of advice that can turn an otherwise ordinary vacation into a spectacular one.
Yes Italy is that good We just spent two weeks there. I had Starwood points to burn, and originally book at the St. Regis Rome and then the Westin Florence. However, at the last minute based on the recommendation of a few friends, we rerouted and stayed in a BnB in Rome and rented a house in the Tuscan countryside. We booked both on airbnb.com. We had the entire BnB to ourselves in Rome for $94 per night, and had a fabulous house in the middle of a quiet olive grove in Tuscany for about $160 per night. It was a fabulous getaway, and my family and I can’t wait to go back.
I personally love Italy..I went to Pisa a long time ago so don’t have the best recollection, but I’ve been to quite a few places in Italy, Rome being one and I find it such a great city, so much culture and really beautiful surroundings! Stark contrast of the ancient ruins to the modern city which I personally love! I had a wedding in Lake Garda a few years ago which I found to be a great alternative, very quaint and picturesque, taking boat rides to Limone and felt everything was really authentic and traditional.
Oddly, the person who asked the question to launch the thread doesn’t seem all that appreciative of the responses. Cosi è la vita – I for one am glad they asked.