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Someplace new to visit in Italy

I've been to Milan, Turin, Rome, Amalfi Coast, the Isle of Capri, Pompeii,and Abruzzo. I'll be in Italy either January or March. Any ideas?

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Hello!

January is probably not the best time to visit the northern cities but looking at the list of cities you've visited I would have to say Venice is a must - probably better in March than January though given the high tides in winter.

Along with Venice, if you are interested in artistic treasures, I would plan to spend one day in Ravenna, here you'll find some of the world's most beautiful byzantine mosaics, now belonging to UNESCO's world heritage. Ravenna is a small lovely town that can be visited in one day and you will find mosaics here that can be found nowhere else in Italy.

Moving South, Florence too well deserves a visit, and January is a good time to visit as it is low season and you will not find the crowds of visitors at the Accademia or Uffizi as you find during the summer months.

From Florence you can enjoy short day trips to many other lovely Tuscan & Umbrian towns, such as Siena, PIenza, Todi, Assisi & more, so staying in Florence will allow you to explore quite a bit of Tuscany and Umbria if you have the time .

This being said, I have to add that although you have already been to Rome, It takes a lifetime to get to know a City like Rome, so don't rule out the possibility of a second visit to the Eternal City.

All for now, I hope this helps in planning your next trip!

Regards,

Angela
Hi,
at least you still miss Tuscany,Venice and Sicily as places-must-be-seen-no-matter-how.
Right now in Venice they have "acqua alta", high water. I don't know in January or March.
But come to Tuscany! I have to promote my area. ;)
If you're lucky enough, Florence in January can be beautiful. The grey stone of the buildings enlightned by the cold clean sunlight might offer breath-taking views. Even tough you're not lucky enough and it's foggy, the city is quiet and you don't need to make any reservation to get straight into museums (impossible for the rest of the year).
We never know how March will be. Rainy? Cold? Warm as in early springtime? Who knows. For sure Florence will start to be crowded again, full in particular of school groups.
If it's March, give a chance to Sicily or, why not, Umbria.
Hello. I see you have already received a couple of replies ... This is my input: if you are interested in art & culture there are really many cities in Italy that offer a lot: Padova, Mantova, Parma, Ravenna and the list continues...
If you want to be based in an art city also surrounded by other beautiful cities and countryside to be discovered, then Florence and the region of Tuscany are a good starting point. From Florence you can take excursions to Siena, San Gimignano,Pisa, Lucca ... take a cooking class, go for a hike. In Florence we have world-famous museums and just walking around the center is like visiting an open-air museum!

Ciao, Violetta Buti
I would definetively go to Tuscany. The region is beautiful in this period of the year. There are a lot of cozy and charming villages such as S.Quirico d'Orcia, Montalcino, Montepulciano and so on. You can also head to the coast close to the Mount Argentario where you can enjoy spectacular view from the cliffs.

Beside Tuscany I would also go discovering Lazio and Rome surroundings. I would stay in Rome for the night and enjoy the surroundings during the day. As regard to this I would go to Civita di Bagnoreggio, Calcata, Bolsena, Frascati...There are a lot of place where to find hidden and precious italian treasures.

I guess I could tell you more but I stop here. Enjoy your stay in Italy
Hi, why not caming to the southernest region of Italy?
Calabria is an amazing undiscovered region of Italian Peninsula, where to reach beautiful mountains in few minutes from a breathtaking coastline and to enjoy typical food and old memorable traditions.
You coul enjoy all kind of sports: from rafting to snorkelling, hiking and horse-riding, birdwatching, climbing or diving,...
I would be very proud to host you here!
Tuscany! Florence, Viareggio, Lucca, Pisa...
Go and see Trentino!!!

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