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Must see / Re: Vasto
« Last post by nil satis on Yesterday at 11:27:10 PM »
Just to let you all know, my friends just got back from their holiday in Vasto and all I can say is thank you for all the recommendations. They had the greatest time and will definitely be returning. They did everything I recommended and more including all of your places Southern girl. They loved Vasto, Tremiti islands, Cimitario Inglese , lunch on a Traboccho and they even made it up to my local restaurant in Palombaro.But most of all they loved the non commercial typical touristy style holiday. Maybe this is how Abruzzo should market itself but that would just be like letting daylight in upon magic. So thank you all for your help
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Venatore on Yesterday at 09:13:36 PM »
Sitting on my steps in Pettorano with a coffee watching the sun rise.
V.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by PJM on Yesterday at 09:05:46 PM »
Abruzzo is top of the list. Worked in Pisa and lived in Viareggio some years ago and top of my list in that area is Lucca
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Cassius on Yesterday at 12:48:47 PM »
I think the problem with Pisa and Florence is that both of these cities, like Venice, are really victims of their own success - just too many people trying to see the same things...... (that said they are popular favourites because of their beauty).

Slightly off the beaten trail, we really like Bolzano, great architecture, shops and walks. Agree that Assisi is wonderful (if touristy). Locally, we really love Lake Scanno - just the right size to walk around.

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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Rustychain on July 18, 2018, 08:28:42 PM »
Some interesting replies there. Thanks to Levi & Brush Strokes for their suggestions... Trieste I was aware of but had never really thought about. I looked into it & it looks absolutely lovely, so thanks for the tip. Likewise Ferrara.

I agree that Campo is magical; I love it at any time of the year but I think late Oct might be my favourite; still nice & warm but with those gorgeous autumn colours. We've walked there for hours at that time of year & seen nothing but sheep & dogs. Plus the odd hare, viper or chamoix!

But Geordie being disappointed by Pisa & Florence?  ??? I know we're all different & like different things but I find that amazing. By chance we had a week in Tuscany just last month & I found both cities to be stunning (again). For us, Tuscany is one wonder after another; we did Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, the MotoGP race!, Lake Trasimeno and Assisi. It was amazing.

Pescara isn't a "great" city but then it was practically flattened during WWII so I think it can be excused.

We've done Ischia (like rometony) & Capri & loved them both but only really saw a snap-shot of each island. The high speed ferry is a great experience by itself!
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by Brush Strokes on July 16, 2018, 06:16:20 PM »
Locally, the place I really like is Campo Imperatore and the surrounding area, especially Rocca Calascio. Always great for a walk and/or a hike, always take visitors there.

Further afield, Ferrara is a favourite place of mine. It's a stunning city with so much to see and do and not the crowds like other more famous cities. The music festival at the end of August/beginning of September has to be one of the best festivals I have been to.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by levissima on July 16, 2018, 12:33:21 AM »
I love Trieste, a beautiful city, on the sea and backed by mountains. It has the most magical castle and the best ice cream in the world. Iím very biased, itís where I have many happy childhood memories.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by malifax on July 15, 2018, 02:16:49 PM »
Not seen too much but did like the Dolomites aera. Now we have our place in Gessopalena I agree its the view from our garden and terrace.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by GeordieBorn on July 15, 2018, 12:34:43 PM »
Easier for me to say the places/things we have seen that disappointed us and even then I guess in many ways it is/was down to having prior high expectations. So top of the list would be Pisa and close to it Florence (much prefer Siena). Despite being here quite some time now we have hardly spent any time in Pescara just looking around, normally been there on business. What Iíve seen does not make me want to see more. Trouble is my ďgardenĒ here is probably my favourite place and I canít see there being anything out there Iíd like better.
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Must see / Re: Your favourite place in Italy...?
« Last post by rometony on July 15, 2018, 08:23:48 AM »
Took a trip to ischia last year which we really enjoyed, just we had had more time to explore the other islands
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